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One of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Has Been Arrested

Yaser Abdel Said accused of killing his two teenage daughters in 2008

(Newser) - A Dallas-area taxicab driver wanted for the 2008 slayings of his two teenage daughters was arrested Wednesday in a small North Texas town, the FBI said. Agents arrested Yaser Abdel Said, 63, in Justin, some 36 miles northwest of Dallas. The Egyptian-born suspect had been sought on a capital murder... More »

Convicted Murderer Freed After Cop's Letter Surfaces

Letter names suspect other than Calvin Bright, who is released on time served

(Newser) - "I knew this day would eventually come," convicted murderer Calvin Bright said upon walking out of jail in Washington, DC, Wednesday after 25 years. "I never doubted it because I'm innocent." Bright, 47, was sentenced to 65 years to life on two counts of first-degree... More »

Double Murderer Demands Pardon, Instead Gets Parole

Jens Soering, accessory Elizabeth Haysom will also be deported

(Newser) - Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom, lovers convicted of the brutal 1985 murder of Haysom's parents, have been awarded parole in Virginia—but they won't be staying in the US for long. Following Monday's surprise ruling, Soering, the son of a German diplomat, and Haysom, a Canadian, will... More »

$100K Reward Offered in Double Murder

Heidi Childs and David Metzler were killed in 2009

(Newser) - Heidi Childs and David Metzler were only teenagers when a gunman stole their lives. Now multiple law enforcement agencies are trying rekindle interest in the decade-old Virginia killing by reminding people that all their leads—including DNA evidence from the crime scene—may not be enough, NBC News reports. "... More »

Ex-Police Chief Allegedly Turned Killer at Wife's Urging

Timothy Dean on trial for double-murder over a custody dispute

(Newser) - This much is clear: On the afternoon of Oct. 22, 2018, two people were shot to death outside their home in Sodus, near Rochester, NY. The victims were 28-year-old Joshua Niles and his girlfriend, 24-year-old Amber Washburn. The trial has now begun for the suspected shooter, 34-year-old Timothy Dean, who... More »

Son, 21, Confesses to Fatally Stabbing Parents in Bed

Bodies of Illinois professor and her husband have been found

(Newser) - An Illinois college professor and her husband were last seen Thursday and were reported missing Sunday night by a relative. The next day, their son told investigators he killed them both. And after two days of what the Peoria Journal Star calls "feverish" searching, their bodies were found Tuesday.... More »

Alleged Weapon in Double Murder: Gas-Filled Yoga Ball

Hong Kong professor accused of killing wife and daughter via carbon monoxide leak

(Newser) - He told co-workers he was going to kill rabbits, and he told police that he only meant to get rid of rats—but prosecutors say a Hong Kong professor used a rather odd weapon to instead murder his wife and teen daughter. That alleged weapon: a yoga ball filled with... More »

Cops Thought He Killed His Parents. He Was Dead All Along

Affidavit reveals brutal details of triple murder in Connecticut

(Newser) - For more than four months, 21-year-old Matthew Lindquist was considered a suspect in the murders of his parents, found inside their burned-out home in Griswold, Conn., on Dec. 20. All the time, he was lying dead 1,500 feet away, a third victim of what police describe as a fake... More »

Video Shows Suspected Killer Chatting Up Her Lookalike

Police on the hunt for Lois Riess, who allegedly murdered her husband, woman who looked like her

(Newser) - "She may look like anyone's grandmother or mother but behind that smile is a cold-blooded murderer." So says Undersheriff Carmine Marceno of the Lee County Sheriff's Office in Florida of Lois Riess, the 56-year-old who is accused of murdering her husband in Blooming Prairie, Minn., last... More »

He Was Witness to a Double Murder—From 600 Miles Away

Video game microphone captured shooting in Kansas

(Newser) - Cody Ha may have been 600 miles from his friend in Texas, but the 23-year-old Kansas man sounded as though he were in the same room via the microphones and headphones the pair used to communicate while playing video games online with others Saturday. Then, around 10pm, Ashley Martinez of... More »

Murder-Suicide Might Actually Be Double-Murder

Cops now suspect Virginia mother and daughter were both murdered in July

(Newser) - For months, residents of McLean, Virginia, believed that the shooting deaths of a mother and daughter were the result of a murder-suicide. That impression has now been replaced by fears of a murderer on the loose. Though authorities initially thought 23-year-old Helen Hargan killed her mother, 63-year-old Pamela Hargan, in... More »

Md. Teens Gunned Down Hours Before Graduation

2 killed as they sat in parked car in Germantown

(Newser) - Honor roll students Shadi Adi Najjar and Artem Ziberov were to walk across the stage at Northwest High School in Germantown, Md., on Tuesday to accept their diplomas. Their absence instead put a solemnity on what should've been a celebration. Hours earlier on Monday night, the teenagers were killed... More »

Student-Teacher Affair Allegedly Ends in Double Murder

Former lover charged with murders of ex-teacher Felicia Barahona and their son

(Newser) - A man who as a teenager had an affair and subsequent child with his high school science teacher is now accused of killing them both. A building superintendent alerted to a foul smell found Felicia Barahona, 36, strangled with an electrical cord in her Manhattan apartment on Monday, while Barahona'... More »

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