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Cops Seek Suspect After 4 'Gruesome' Killings

Police say Cohen Bennet Hancz-Barron should be considered 'extremely dangerous'

(Newser) - Three children and a woman were found slain Wednesday morning in a Fort Wayne home, and police asked for the public’s help finding a man they called the suspect in the killings. Police said Cohen Bennet Hancz-Barron, 21, was last seen driving a stolen pickup truck and is "...

Cops: Maryland Man's Killing Rampage Started With Parents

Police have 'no idea' why Joshua Green killed 4 before setting his apartment on fire

(Newser) - Police in Maryland say they have "no idea" why a 27-year-old man killed four people, including his parents, before taking his own life Sunday. Investigators say Joshua Green's rampage started at his parents' home in Baldwin, where the bodies of 58-year-old Douglas Green and 62-year-old Olivia Green were...

Cops: Spa Shootings Suspect Blamed 'Sexual Addiction'
Cops: Spa Shootings Suspect
Blamed 'Sexual Addiction'
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Cops: Spa Shootings Suspect Blamed 'Sexual Addiction'

They say Robert Aaron Long denied racism was the motive for 8 Atlanta-area killings

(Newser) - The 21-year-old man accused of killing eight people Tuesday at three Atlanta-area massage parlors, most of them women of Asian descent, claims racism wasn't the motive, police say. Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds says Robert Aaron Long indicated he has issues, "potentially sexual addiction," and "may...

'Twitter Killer' Hears His Fate
'Twitter Killer' Hears His Fate

'Twitter Killer' Hears His Fate

Takahiro Shiraishi gets death after pleading guilty to murdering, dismembering 9 in Japan

(Newser) - The "Twitter Killer" of Japan has heard his fate, and he didn't react. Takahiro Shiraishi received the death penalty Tuesday after pleading guilty in September for the murder and dismemberment of nine people, and the judge who handed down the sentence had to ask if the "stone-faced"...

7 Shot Dead at Marijuana Grow House

No arrests made after California slayings

(Newser) - A possible robbery attempt turned into mass murder at a California grow house on Labor Day. Police say seven people were shot dead early Monday at the apparently illegal operation in Aguanga, Riverside County, NBC Los Angeles reports. Police say that after deputies responded to a reported assault with a...

Man Who Killed 8 Gets 4 Death Sentences

Willie Godbolt blamed devil for Mississippi murders

(Newser) - A Mississippi man was given four death sentences by a jury on Thursday, hours after he spoke in court and blamed the devil for his actions the night eight people were shot to death . Willie Cory Godbolt, 37, was convicted Tuesday of the May 2017 slayings of eight people, reports...

Dylann Roof Gripes on 'Harsh' Treatment, Does This to Protest

Mass murderer went on hunger strike after he says he was 'targeted by staff' in Indiana federal prison

(Newser) - In a Feb. 13 letter, mass murderer Dylann Roof told the AP he was "several days" into a hunger strike in protest of "harsh" treatment inside a federal prison in Indiana. The 25-year-old white supremacist said he'd been "targeted by staff," "verbally harassed and...

Son Learned of Family's Mass Murder on Facebook
Cops: Utah Teen Killed
His Family Over Many Hours
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Cops: Utah Teen Killed His Family Over Many Hours

16-year-old Colin Haynie is charged as an adult

(Newser) - A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murders of his mother and three siblings in what's believed to be Utah's biggest mass shooting in 13 years. Authorities say Colin Jeffery "CJ" Haynie sought to kill everyone in his Grantsville home except himself and nearly succeeded Friday....

Juvenile Utah Boy Held in Murder of His Family

4 dead, 1 injured in Friday night shooting

(Newser) - A Utah family is shattered after a Friday night shooting that left four members dead, one injured, and a teenage boy charged with firing the weapon that inflicted the carnage, reports the Salt Lake Tribune . Police haven't made identifications or clarified relationships, but say all involved lived at the...

2019 Was a Bad Year for One Kind of Killing

From Burkina Faso to California, houses of worship came under deadly fire

(Newser) - On Dec. 1, a band of assailants opened fire on worshippers at a small-town Protestant church in Burkina Faso, an impoverished West African country where the Christian minority is increasingly a target of attacks. The victims included the pastor and several teenage boys; regional authorities attributed the attack to “...

White Girl Accused of Plotting 'Horrific' Attack

But Georgia police say they arrested her in time

(Newser) - Georgia police have arrested a 16-year-old girl for allegedly planning to attack and murder people in a mostly black church—with knives, no less, ABC News reports. The girl, who is white and remains unidentified, has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder. Her alleged target: Bethel African Methodist...

Toronto Van Attack Suspect: 'I Accomplished My Mission'

He said he was in contact with Elliot Rodger

(Newser) - A newly released video shows a man who allegedly used a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto telling police that he's part of an online group of sexually frustrated men who plot attacks against people who have sex. Alek Minassian, 26, is accused of driving a rental van...

44 Bodies Found in Well
44 Bodies Found in Well

44 Bodies Found in Well

Yet another mass grave discovered in Mexico

(Newser) - Mexican authorities responding to complaints of a nasty smell have found dozens of bodies buried in a well, the BBC reports. Uncovered earlier this month in the western state of Jalisco, the remains were mostly cut up and distributed between 119 black bags. Authorities have managed to identify 44 of...

Alleged Japan Arsonist: 'They Ripped Me Off'
Alleged Japan Arsonist:
'They Ripped Me Off'
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Alleged Japan Arsonist: 'They Ripped Me Off'

Witness overhears his complaint to police as death toll rises to 33

(Newser) - It's "too appalling even for words," says Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He was referring to the alleged arson at an anime studio in Kyoto that has taken the lives of at least 33 people so far. More than 30 others were injured, some critically. Here is...

Bartender Who Served Mass Shooter Is Charged
Bartender Who Served
Mass Shooter Is Charged
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Bartender Who Served Mass Shooter Is Charged

Lindsey Glass arrested for serving Spencer Hight, who left the bar and killed 8

(Newser) - In 2017, a drunk Spencer Hight drove to his estranged wife's home and fatally shot her and seven others at a party. Police then killed the 32-year-old Hight. Nearly two years later, authorities in Plano, Texas, have filed new charges in the mass killing—against the bartender who served...

Death Toll Hits 7 in Tennessee Slayings

Cops found 2 more bodies while processing crime scene

(Newser) - Police investigating five murders in Tennessee on Saturday made an additional horrific find: Two more bodies in one of the two homes that were searched in rural Sumner County. Michael Cummins, the 25-year-old suspect in all seven slayings, was taken into custody after a massive manhunt Saturday night. Police say...

Mosque Killing Suspect: Trump Is a 'Symbol'
Mosque Killing Suspect
Makes Hand Gesture in Court
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Mosque Killing Suspect Makes Hand Gesture in Court

Brenton Tarrant is believed to have made a white power signal

(Newser) - The hand symbol may say it all. The alleged killer of least 49 people at two New Zealand mosques smirked in court Saturday and made a symbol—an "OK" gesture with the thumb and index fingers forming a circle—that many are taking as a white power sign, Sky...

Father of Victim in Grisly Mass Killing Speaks Out

Damon Decree Sr speaks up about the loss of his son

(Newser) - The father of a boy allegedly killed by his own mother and sister in a horrific mass murder is speaking out, ABC News reports. Damon Decree Sr's estranged wife Shana Decree, 45, and their daughter Dominique Decree, 19, are accused of killing Damon and Shana's 13-year-old boy Damon...

Finland Admits WWII Atrocity
Finland Admits WWII Atrocity

Finland Admits WWII Atrocity

Finnish volunteers in Nazi forces massacred Jews

(Newser) - A senior Israeli Holocaust historian is praising Finnish authorities for publishing a report concluding that Finnish troops likely participated in the mass murder of Jews during World War II, the AP reports. Efraim Zuroff, of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, on Sunday lauded the determination of the National Archives of Finland...

Parkland Dad Jokes About 'Kids Getting Shot'

Manuel Oliver responds to CK's December routine

(Newser) - "You ever hear dead baby jokes? I got a dead baby. His name was Joaquin Oliver." So says outspoken gun-control activist Manuel Oliver about his son, who was killed in the 2018 Parkland school shooting—part of the father's response to Louis CK making fun of politically...

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