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Teen Gets 45 Years for Killing His Mother

He strangled her to death after an argument about his grades

(Newser) - A Florida teen who killed his mother after an argument about his grades has been sentenced to 45 years in prison, News4Jax reports. Gregory Ramos of Volusia County was 15 when he strangled his mother, Gail Cleavenger, to death in November 2018. Ramos, now 17, pleaded guilty last month to...

2nd Suspect Arrested in Shooting of ICU Nurse

James Edward Cowan faces a criminal homicide charge

(Newser) - A second man has been arrested in connection to the December death of a Tennessee nurse found fatally shot in her car along Nashville’s I-440. A team of local, state, and federal authorities took 28-year-old James Edward Cowan into custody Tuesday night, the Tennessean reports. His girlfriend, Dimensha Carter,...

Lectern Guy, QAnon Shaman Among Arrests

They face charges in connection to Wednesday's Capitol violence

(Newser) - You’ve seen the photograph: A guy wearing a Trump beanie smiles and waves in the US Capitol while holding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern. That man, identified as 36-year-old Adam Johnson of Parrish, Fla., was arrested Friday night and is being held on a federal warrant, NBC News...

Thieves Pelt Police With Bottles of Fine Wine

French hotel has been robbed of $700K worth of wine

(Newser) - The owner of the Relais Château hotel in France’s Burgundy region has plenty of reason to whine: The five-star hotel’s cellar has been raided twice in the last couple of days, the Guardian reports, with thieves making off with total of nearly $700,000 worth of fine...

16-Year-Old Charged in Soldier’s Death

A 23-year-old soldier also faces murder charges

(Newser) - A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection to the killing of Hayden Harris , an Army corporal stationed at New York’s Fort Drum who was found shot to death in New Jersey last month, NBC News reports. Also charged with felony murder and weapons charges is Jamaal Mellish, 23,...

5 Female Victims Found Dead in One Home

Two women and three girls were discovered in a home in northwest Arkansas

(Newser) - Two women and three girls have been found dead in a home in northwest Arkansas in what authorities said are being investigated as suspected homicides. Deputies responded to a call around 5pm Friday and found the five people dead in a home in Atkins, a city about 65 miles...

Georgia Babysitter Charged in Death of 2-Year-Old

She allegedly made disturbing internet searches before the incident

(Newser) - A Georgia woman accused in the death of a toddler she was babysitting made Internet searches for "what type of person enjoys abusing other people’s children" and "what does it mean to have a sudden urge to beat a child that's not yours," CBS News...

Mother to Face Murder Charges in 'Heartbreaking Case'

Georgia mom accused of killing her kids, ages 5 and 6

(Newser) - A Georgia mother has been arrested after allegedly killing her two young children and turning the murder weapon on herself, CNN reports. Authorities say 26-year-old Berenice Jaramillo-Hernandez used a knife Friday to kill her children—Mateo Miranda Jaramillo, 5, and Katherine Miranda Jaramillo, 6—at their home near Gainesville, about...

Mall Santa Allegedly Exposes Himself to Teen in Breakroom

In another incident, a Santa refused a boy's Nerf gun request.

(Newser) - Police in Milford, Conn., arrested a mall Santa on Monday for allegedly exposing himself to a teenaged co-worker. Prince Carter, 45, faces charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor, per the Hartford Courant . Carter is said to have grabbed and hugged the teen during the...

Army Suspects Foul Play in Fort Bragg Killings

An official says it may have been a drug deal gone wrong

(Newser) - The Army suspects that a drug deal gone wrong led to the killings earlier this week of a master sergeant and an Army veteran, an official tells CBS News . The bodies of Master Sgt. William J. Lavigne II, 37, and Timothy Dumas, 44, were found Wednesday in a training area...

Police Checking Vehicle Find Fatally Wounded Nurse

Caitlyn Marie Kaufman was 26 years old

(Newser) - A nurse was fatally shot Thursday night as she drove to her shift at a Nashville hospital, NBC reports. Police discovered Caitlyn Marie Kaufman, 26, just before 9pm when checking on a vehicle that was stopped on the side of Interstate 440 between the Hillsboro Pike and West End Avenue...

City Offers Reward for Man 'Lying in Wait'

At least 10 random assaults have occurred in Waltham, Mass.

(Newser) - The suspect in a string of at least 10 random assaults in Massachusetts now has a price on his head. Authorities in Waltham, about 20 miles outside of Boston, offered a $5,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for the recent...

Third Person Charged in Death of Woman Killed by Log

Miranda Spencer faces obstruction of justice charge

(Newser) - As two teens await sentencing in the death of Ohio photographer Victoria Schafer, it has emerged that a third person has been charged in the case. Miranda Spencer, 20, was indicted on a felony charge of obstruction of justice on Sept. 25, the Chillicothe Gazette reports. Police say Spencer was...

Court Rules That Far-Right Party Is a Criminal Group

Cheers and celebrations erupt in Greece after ruling against the Golden Dawn

(Newser) - A Greek court ruled Wednesday that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization, delivering landmark guilty verdicts following a politically charged five-year trial against dozens of defendants, the AP reports. Golden Dawn, founded as a neo-Nazi group in the 1980s, rose to become Greece's third-largest...

San Franciso Changes Its Mind About Mug Shots

City has stopped releasing them to the public

(Newser) - San Francisco police will stop releasing the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city's police chief announced Wednesday, the AP reports. San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said...

Step Outside in This City, Get Recorded Everywhere

Aerial surveillance in Baltimore meant to deter homicides, but irks ACLU, privacy advocates

(Newser) - Starting Friday, the roughly 600,000 people living in Baltimore will be constantly recorded whenever they step out under the open sky. For the next six months, up to three airplanes outfitted with wide-angle cameras will sweep over Baltimore in daytime flights designed to capture movements across about 90% of...

Judge Lets Goodfellas Mobster Go Free

Vinny Asaro is allowed to go home

(Newser) - Goodfellas wiseguy Vinny Asaro got a break Friday when he was released from prison over concerns about the coronavirus, the New York Post reports. The thinking: He's 85 and suffered a stroke just last year. "If Asaro were to contract COVID-19, given his age and current state, it...

How the Coronavirus Is Affecting Crime

Certain crimes are down, but a murder-suicide makes headlines in Chicago

(Newser) - Police say a Chicago man killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself because he believed they both had the coronavirus, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Officers found Patrick Jesernik, 54, and Cheryl Schriefer, 59, on Thursday night, lying dead in their home on Bruce Road. Family told them...

12 People Shot, 5 Fatally, in One Day in Baltimore

Baltimore has found no link in the homicides

(Newser) - Twelve people were shot in a series of separate acts of violence in one day in Baltimore. Five of them died. The shootings began about 2:30am Saturday and ended after 10pm, the Sun reports. "It goes without saying that the level of violence in the city yesterday was...

Look Out for the '2020' Check Scam

Be careful how you write that date, police say

(Newser) - Uneasy about the new decade? Well, it already has is own possible scam—about writing the date on checks. Media stories are warning people not to abbreviate the year "2020" as "20" in case crooks alter the number to look like an earlier or later year, Slate reports....

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