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Jogger's Murder Results in Death Penalty Charges

Bakari Abiona Moncrief charged with capital murder in Texas death of Sarmistha Sen

(Newser) - Authorities in Texas have filed capital murder charges against the suspect in a scientist's apparently random murder . Bakari Abiona Moncrief, 29, has been charged with killing Sarmistha Sen, a 43-year-old mother of two and a cancer researcher at the University of Texas Southwestern, reports NBC Dallas-Fort Worth . Sen went... More »

In Jogger's Death, a Text: 'Please Call Him Day or Night'

Seems one of the accused was working unofficially for the police

(Newser) - In the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, another twist—that one of the accused had told police he could watch for intruders at a nearby construction site, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Greg McMichael, a former Glynn County law officer, was even recommended by a local cop to the site's owner:... More »

Mom: Video Proves Son Was 'Hunted Down Like an Animal'

A Georgia grand jury will weigh charges in the Feb. 23 death of Ahmaud Arbery

(Newser) - "I am trembling with anger over what I just witnessed," wrote activist Shaun King Tuesday in a tweet that advised readers to "CLICK AWAY" from the video he shared if necessary. "This is the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery," he continued. "It's one of... More »

Attacked Runner Kills Cougar, Drives to Hospital

Somebody had a really bad Monday

(Newser) - The survival instinct kicked in for a northern Colorado man, who not only killed a mountain lion that attacked him as he was running in a mountain park on Monday, but then hiked out of the area, and drove himself to a hospital. "The runner did everything he could... More »

Cops: Dog Owner Bit Jogger After Dog Attacked Her

Alma Cadwalader says her dog didn't do anything wrong and that she bit jogger in self-defense

(Newser) - A dog may have done the initial attacking, but a human was ultimately busted for biting. Alma Cadwalader, 19, was arrested after an incident Thursday in Anthony Chabot Regional Park in Oakland, Calif., with Cadwalader claiming self-defense and the alleged victim saying Cadwalader bit her forearm, USA Today reports. Per... More »

A Baffling Case, an Arrest, and Now a Mistrial

Jury deliberated for day and a half in case of slain NYC runner Karina Vetrano

(Newser) - The trial of a man accused of killing a woman who was sexually attacked while running near her family's New York City home ended in a hung jury late Tuesday. Judge Michael Aloise in Queens granted a mistrial after the jury sent him a note saying it was split... More »

Newly Engaged Jogger's Final Outfit: Her Wedding Dress

Wendy Martinez will be buried in it

(Newser) - The funeral for a 35-year-old woman stabbed to death in an apparently random attack in Washington, DC, this week will have a poignant twist: Wendy Martinez will be buried in her wedding dress, reports CBS News . Martinez had just gotten engaged a week ago, and she and mom Cora Martinez... More »

Cops: DC Jogger Killed in 'Random Attack'

Wendy Martinez got engaged last week

(Newser) - Police in Washington, DC, are hunting a man believed to have stabbed a woman to death in an apparently random attack. Police say 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez was jogging near her home in northwest DC around 8pm Tuesday night when she was fatally stabbed by a man in a mustard-colored... More »

Woman, 20, Went Out for 10pm Jog and Vanished

Mollie Tibbetts was dogsitting with her boyfriend at the time

(Newser) - Mollie Tibbetts, 20, went out for a run on Wednesday night and hasn't been seen since. The University of Iowa student was dogsitting in Brooklyn, Iowa, at the time; her boyfriend was with her at the house, which is in an area largely comprised of farmland and fields. The... More »

Jogger Fights Off Convicted Rapist

37-year-old also got help from neighbors Sunday in Bridgewater, Mass.

(Newser) - Putting up a fight, a woman managed to escape being abducted by a convicted rapist while out jogging in Massachusetts on Sunday, police say. The woman, who chose not to be identified, was running in Bridgewater around 7:30am when a man got out of his SUV and came toward... More »

Alleged Poop Jogger Caught With Pants Down, Toilet Paper in Hand

Andrew Macintosh charged with public nuisance in Australia

(Newser) - Desperate crimes call for desperate measures, like waiting outside in the dark to catch an apparently on-trend poop jogger in the act. It's a move that paid off for an Australian man who tired of a jogger pooping on a footpath in his Brisbane neighborhood up to 30 times... More »

Guy Attacks Jogger, Jogger Stabs Him

Multiple times, though he managed to get away

(Newser) - An attacker had the tables turned on him quite thoroughly Friday morning in Salt Lake City. He grabbed a female runner from behind and groped her, but she had a small knife in her hand and stabbed him with it, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. He turned and fled, and... More »

'A Killer in the Wild' Takes Life of French Jogger

Alexia Daval's burned body was found Monday

(Newser) - The residents of Gray, France, number just 5,000, but on Sunday some 10,000 people took to the streets there in Alexia Daval's name. The 29-year-old's body was found last Monday, in a crime that the Times of London reports has raised the fears of female runners... More »

Cops: Woman Won't Stop Pooping While Jogging

They call her the 'Mad Pooper'

(Newser) - This probably isn't the top priority for law enforcement, but it's got to be at least No. 2. CBS Denver reports a female jogger has been terrorizing a Colorado Springs neighborhood with random acts of pooping for nearly two months. "'Are you really taking a poop... More »

American Victim of Mistaken Identity in Jogging Assault

Police continue hunt for man who pushed woman into path of bus

(Newser) - London police thought they'd gotten their man in a shocking incident in which a jogger shoved a woman into the path of a bus. On Thursday, they arrested a 41-year-old American investment banker over the May 5 incident on the city's Putney Bridge. Turns out ,he had a... More »

Suspect Eyed in Woman's Near Miss With Bus

The man is in custody, say London police

(Newser) - Police in the UK have arrested a suspect in the shocking assault on a female pedestrian in London. A man was arrested in London's Chelsea neighborhood on Thursday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, reports the BBC ; the man's age was originally reported as being 41 but... More »

In 'Shocking' Video, Jogger Knocks Woman in Front of Bus

London police searching for man involved in May incident

(Newser) - London police are searching for a jogger seen knocking a woman into the path of an oncoming bus in "shocking" CCTV footage . According to police, a 33-year-old woman was walking on Putney Bridge in London around 7:40am on May 5 when a man jogging in the opposite direction... More »

Jogger Fends Off Would-Be Rapist With Wits, Self-Defense

Kelly Herron screamed 'not today, motherf---er' at her assailant

(Newser) - On the fourth mile of a marathon training run, 36-year-old Kelly Herron stopped to use a public bathroom in a Seattle park. "As I was drying my hands I became aware that something was wrong," she tells ABC News , and as she turned around she found herself face... More »

Authorities Find DNA in Murdered Jogger Case

Authorities put together a person of interest profile in Vanessa Marcotte case

(Newser) - Another break in the case of Vanessa Marcotte, the 27-year-old Massachusetts woman murdered while out for a jog in August : Authorities say they have DNA and are looking for a person of interest. Specifically, the DA says that, based on info from the DNA as well as witness statements, they... More »

Jogger's High-Profile Murder May Be Solved

NYC police have a suspect in custody in Karina Vetrano slaying

(Newser) - Police may have cracked the murder of a 30-year-old jogger in Queens last summer . Detectives have a suspect in custody after finding a DNA match with evidence at the scene of Karina Vetrano's killing, reports the Daily News . NYPD Chief Robert Boyce identified the suspect on Twitter as Chanel... More »

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