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He Bought Arrow on Amazon. It Was Key in Murder Conviction

Inside the strange case of Terence Whall, convicted of crossbow murder

(Newser) - A Welsh man was on Monday found guilty of "a barbaric, medieval-style execution in one of the safest parts of the UK"—and a key Amazon purchase had a lot to do with his conviction, the Washington Post reports. Gerald Corrigan, 74, was shot with a crossbow as... More »

Man Tries to Save Neighbor, Kills Him With Crossbow

Man was trying to prevent pit bull attack

(Newser) - A "Good Samaritan" who accidentally killed his neighbor with a crossbow while trying to protect him from a pit bull attack will not face charges, authorities in Massachusetts say. Police say they found the body of Joshua Jadusingh, 27, after they shot two aggressive pit bulls at a home... More »

Crossbow Killings Case Gets Weirder

Police suspect medieval sex cult murder-suicide

(Newser) - A weird twist in an already strange case: Police in Germany believe that three people killed with crossbows in a hotel were members of "a kind of sex circle with a focus on the Middle Ages," the AFP reports by way of RTL. A man identified as Torsten... More »

In Chilling Attack, Fake Delivery Results in Crossbow Shooting

Police in Canada searching for suspect in bizarre attempted murder

(Newser) - Police in Canada are investigating a bizarre and chilling attempted murder involving a fake delivery man and a concealed crossbow. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, barely survived being shot by the weapon at close range, reports the CBC . The details:
  • Fake delivery: The incident took place about 8pm on Nov.
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Boy's Crossbow Killing Was No Accident: Cops

13-year-old boy is in custody in Oklahoma

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy is in custody on suspicion of murder in Oklahoma, where authorities say he shot a playmate with a crossbow after a "disagreement." Police in Lincoln County responded to a 911 call around 6pm Saturday and found 10-year-old Austin Almanza dead. He'd been shot with... More »

China's Hottest New Toy Shoots Needles

Parents are no fans of the mini-crossbows

(Newser) - Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China—and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials, reports the AP . Several cities including Shenzhen and Qingdao have reportedly banned sales of the palm-sized contraptions, which sell for about $1 and are powerful... More »

Crossbow Attack Leaves 3 Dead in Toronto

The attack is connected to a suspicious package that shut down a building

(Newser) - Three people were killed with a crossbow Thursday afternoon in Toronto, Reuters reports. According to the CBC , police responded to reports of a stabbing to find three people with crossbow bolts in them inside a residential garage in a suburban area of the city. "It was going on for... More »

Crossbow-Wielding Boy in Spain Kills Teacher: Reports

4 others reported injured; details still hazy

(Newser) - A teen armed with a crossbow killed a teacher this morning in a rare attack in Spain, according to reports. The teen, who has been arrested, is said to be 13 years old, reports the BBC , which notes that the age of criminal responsibility in Spain is 14. It's... More »

Suicide Suspected in Crossbow Killing

Michigan man found dead with arrow in chest

(Newser) - There hasn't been a homicide in the Michigan city of Howell for a decade, and cops who found a dead man with an arrow in his chest aren't sure if they're looking at one now. The 53-year-old man was found lying in a parking lot next to... More »

Teen Throwing Rocks at Cars Shot With Crossbow

San Diego teen expected to survive

(Newser) - Stone Age missiles met medieval weaponry on the streets of San Diego this week—and lost. A 16-year-old boy and a friend were throwing rocks at passing cars when a passenger in an SUV fired a crossbow bolt at them, hitting the teen in the abdomen. He was taken to... More »

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