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'Someone Is Dead Over a Dispute Over Sauce'

Police say 16-year-old girl was stabbed in fight over McDonald's sweet-and-sour sauce

(Newser) - "At the end of the day, someone is dead over a dispute over sauce," DC Superior Court Judge Sherri Beatty-Arthur said Monday at a hearing for a 16-year-old girl accused of killing another 16-year-old in a fight outside a McDonald's in the early hours of Sunday. Police...

Yet Another School Attack in China Leaves 6 Dead

Stabbing in Lianjiang is latest of its kind, renewing talk of school safety in gun-shy China

(Newser) - Six people are dead and one injured after a stabbing attack at a kindergarten in southeastern China. The rampage took place Monday morning, starting at around 7:40am, in the city of Lianjiang in Guangdong province, and a 25-year-old man was arrested afterward, according to local police and media. A...

Mother of Teen's Killer Sentenced on Evidence Charge

Plea deal keeps Crystal Smith out of prison after her son killed a 13-year-old classmate

(Newser) - With her evidence-tampering trial scheduled to begin Monday, Crystal Smith accepted a plea deal Friday and was sentenced to five years' probation for trying to cover up her son's involvement in a teenager's slaying. She'll also have to serve 30 days in jail. Smith, who had faced...

Teenager Gets Life in Prison in 13-Year-Old's Stabbing Death

Killer's grandmother pleads for mercy, saying 'There's some good' in him

(Newser) - A Florida judge sentenced a 16-year-old Florida boy to life in prison on Friday for fatally stabbing a 13-year-old classmate on Mother's Day in 2021. Aiden Fucci, 16, was 14 when he stabbed Tristyn Bailey at least 114 times in the woods near where the teens lived in north...

As a Teenager, Idaho Suspect Said He Felt 'Little Remorse'

Bryan Kohberger wrote 'I am blank' in a mental health forum

(Newser) - Online posts from Bryan Kohberger's teenage years portray an isolated, troubled youth who lacked emotion, including remorse, and felt like he was watching his life play out in a video game. The man charged in the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students in November once posted that...

8 Teen Girls Swarmed, Killed a Stranger: Cops
Cops Name Man Who
8 Girls Allegedly Swarmed

Cops Name Man Who 8 Girls Allegedly Swarmed

Toronto residents charged with second-degree murder of man outside homeless shelter

(Newser) - The man who was stabbed to death in December in what police have called a "swarming" attack was on Tuesday identified as Ken Lee; he had previously been described as a 59-year-old who was residing in Toronto's homeless shelters. The Guardian reports Lee was attacked near the main...

With No Suspect in Slayings, Idaho Police Call for More Tips

Investigators urge patience in case of four slain college students

(Newser) - Police investigating the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students say they've sifted through more than 1,000 tips, examined 103 pieces of evidence, taken 4,000 photos, and interviewed more than 150 people. Still, Moscow police have not identified a suspect, CNN reports. They have ruled out...

Handyman Pleads Guilty in Brutal Slaying After Affair

David Bonola allegedly said Orsolya Gaal was 'cheating on me,' 'gave me HIV'

(Newser) - Update: A handyman and lover of a Queens woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to her brutal slaying. Prosecutors say David Bonola stabbed Orsolya Gaal dozens of times during an argument in the basement of her home, the New York Daily News reports. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 16, when Bonola could...

State Senator's Killer Didn't Delete All Footage of Crime

Rebecca O'Donnell serving 50 years for murder of Linda Collins-Smith in Arkansas

(Newser) - When Butch Smith found his mother's body under a tarp in her driveway in June 2019, one of his first thoughts—beyond the shock and horror of the whole thing—was that his father must have killed her. Former two-term Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith was in the midst...

Cable Company Must Pay $1B After Installer Killed Customer

Lawyers for victim's family believe the judgment won't be overturned on appeal

(Newser) - Update: It's still a massive sum, just not quite as massive. A Texas judge on Monday lowered the damages Charter must pay in connection with the murder of one of its customers to $1.15 billion. A Texas jury had set those damages at $7 billion in July after...

Canada Stabbing Fugitive Has 59 Earlier Convictions
Canada Stabbing Fugitive
Has 59 Earlier Convictions
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Canada Stabbing Fugitive Has 59 Earlier Convictions

Myles Sanderson remains at large after deaths of 11 in Saskatchewan

(Newser) - Tuesday is day three of the manhunt in Canada for 30-year-old Myles Sanderson, suspected in a brutal stabbing spree in the province of Saskatchewan. Police say Sanderson and his brother Damien killed 10 people and wounded another 18 in and around James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby town...

Reporter Who Uncovered Las Vegas Corruption Slain

Police say they're looking for a suspect in Jeff German's killing

(Newser) - A Las Vegas investigative reporter was stabbed to death outside his home, and police are looking for a suspect, authorities said. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers found journalist Jeff German dead with stab wounds around 10:30am Saturday after authorities received a 911 call, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It...

NASCAR Driver Stabbed to Death at Gas Station

Bobby East, 37, was killed in Westminster, Calif.

(Newser) - A 37-year-old NASCAR driver was stabbed to death at a gas station in California this week, and police killed his alleged assailant two days later, reports Fox News . Police in Westminster say Bobby East, who competed in the United States Auto Club division, was attacked at a gas station Wednesday...

26 Years After Murder, Note to Cops Leads to Arrest

Jade Benning accused of stabbing boyfriend Christopher Harvey in Santa Ana, California

(Newser) - For more than two decades, police in Southern California wondered who killed 22-year-old Christopher Harvey in his own apartment. Then they got a major hint contained in an anonymous note. The letter, submitted to police in January 2020, implicated Harvey's live-in girlfriend Jade Benning, who'd pointed the finger...

Lawmaker's Death Was an 'Assassination.' Now, a Verdict

ISIS supporter Ali Harbi Ali, 26, found guilty of stabbing UK lawmaker David Amess to death

(Newser) - A jury deliberated for just 18 minutes Monday before finding a fervent Islamic State supporter guilty of stabbing lawmaker David Amess to death, a slaying that shocked the nation and sparked calls for increased police protection for politicians. Ali Harbi Ali, 26, was found guilty by London's Central Criminal...

Woman's Fatal Stabbing Rattles NYC's Chinatown
A Murder in NYC's Chinatown
Rattles Asian Community
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A Murder in NYC's Chinatown Rattles Asian Community

Police say homeless man followed Christina Yuna Lee into her building

(Newser) - The fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old woman in New York City's Chinatown is raising new fears about crimes against Asian Americans. The alleged assailant is in custody, though it remains unclear whether the attack was racially motivated or one of opportunity. Coverage:
  • The victim: Police say Christina Yuna Lee

No Charges for Man Who Ran Down Alleged Killer

Witness to fatal London stabbing was detained on suspicion of murder

(Newser) - A driver who says he ran down a man with his car in an attempt to stop a fatal stabbing in London has been cleared of wrongdoing after being initially held by police. The unidentified 26-year-old told police he struck the man after seeing him stab a woman, later found...

Suspect Arrested in Killing of Woman at LA Furniture Store

Shawn Laval Smith allegedly stabbed 24-year-old woman to death at random

(Newser) - Update: Police say a man suspected of fatally stabbing a young woman in a Los Angeles furniture store last week is now in custody. The LAPD says 31-year-old Shawn Laval Smith was arrested in Pasadena on Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Times . The arrest follows a manhunt and the offer...

LA Music Festival Ends in a Sudden Tragedy

Drakeo the Ruler confirmed dead Sunday after backstage altercation

(Newser) - A rapper was stabbed at the Once Upon a Time in LA music festival on Saturday night, and the show ended early. The rapper, Drakeo the Ruler, died Sunday morning, his attorney, John Hamasaki, confirmed. He had been scheduled to perform at Banc of California stadium that night, and was...

Cops: Gang Member Fatally Stabbed Columbia Student

Davide Giri, 30, died after attack in same park where Tessa Majors was killed; suspect in custody

(Newser) - A graduate student at Columbia University was stabbed to death Thursday night in New York City's Morningside Park, the same park where Barnard College student Tessa Majors was fatally stabbed almost two years ago to the day. The New York Times reports that Davide Giri, 30, was about two...

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