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Cops: They Saved Meth Gear in Fire, Let Grandmother Die

Brothers charged with manslaughter in fatal May fire in upstate New York

(Newser) - Having saved their meth equipment from a burning home, two brothers went to buy cigarettes but left their 82-year-old grandmother to perish in the flames, according to authorities in upstate New York. Jarrett and Justin Gause are now facing manslaughter charges, reports WETM . Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker says... More »

Man Accused of Killing Peeping Tom

Victor Vickery is charged with manslaughter in Florida

(Newser) - Naked and afraid? Maybe, but Victor Vickery is still accused of manslaughter. The Florida man was arrested Thursday for allegedly beating a peeping Tom to death outside his girlfriend's Fort Lauderdale home, the Miami Herald reports. Police say he was in bed with Samantha Hobi last July when they... More »

Coroner's Report: Cocaine, Not US Tourist, Killed Handyman

Anguilla man had taken lethal dose

(Newser) - Connecticut banker Gavin Scott Hapgood is accused of killing a hotel handyman in Anguilla earlier this year but cocaine could have been the real culprit, according to a revised autopsy report. The coroner says the level of cocaine in Kenny Mitchel's blood was twice the level usually considered fatal,... More »

Wealthy Dad Charged After 11-Year-Old Son Dies in Boat Accident

Javier Burillo, member of one of Mexico's richest families, hit with manslaughter charges

(Newser) - A family outing on San Francisco Bay ended in tragedy Sunday, leaving an 11-year-old boy dead and his dad, a luxury property developer and member of one of the most affluent families in Mexico, charged in his death. "We're all heartsick about it. The community is shocked,"... More »

Jury Rules in Florida 'Stand Your Ground' Case

Michael Drejka could get 30 years for shooting Markeis McGlockton

(Newser) - A high-profile "stand your ground" case ended Friday with the shooter found guilty of manslaughter, the Tampa Bay Times reports. A Florida jury took 6 1/2 hours to convict Michael Drejka, who had fatally shot Markeis McGlockton in a 2018 dispute over a handicapped parking space. A woman broke... More »

VA Doctor Allegedly Made 3K Mistakes. 3 Patients Died

Arkansas' Robert Morris Levy faces up to 524 years if convicted

(Newser) - A former Veterans Affairs doctor is accused of making more than 3,000 errors, including "incorrect and misleading diagnoses" resulting in three patients' deaths. He faces up to 524 years in prison if convicted. Federal investigators say one veteran died of prostate cancer though Dr. Robert Morris Levy, the... More »

He Went to Work for 8 Hours. He Left His Babies in the Car

1-year-old Phoenix and Mariza died as temps soared; dad says he forgot they were in car

(Newser) - A terrible story out of the Bronx, where twin babies have died after being left in a hot car. Juan Rodriguez, 39, has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide after police say he left his infant son and daughter, said to be either 11 months or a year... More »

Suspect Arrested in Mouseketeer's Death

Daniel James Burda had done odd jobs for Dennis Day and his husband

(Newser) - A man was arrested Friday in the death of a former Mouseketeer who was missing for nearly a year before police announced last month that his body had been found in April in his Oregon home. It remains unclear why the body of Dennis Day, 76, wasn't found on... More »

Man Arrested for Helping Dying Wife Commit Suicide

Kevin Conners says wife Lori had terminal cancer

(Newser) - A Westbrook, Connecticut, man helped his cancer-stricken wife to die by suicide and now faces manslaughter charges, state police said. Kevin Conners, 65, told investigators that he held a revolver to the head of his wife, Lori, 62, who pulled the trigger on Sept. 6, according to the arrest warrant.... More »

He Admitted Killing His Wife at Sea. Now He Learns His Fate

Lewis Bennett to be reunited with daughter in 8 years

(Newser) - He faced up to eight years in prison, and that's what he got. Lewis Bennett—who admitted to involuntary manslaughter in the May 2017 death of his wife at sea, three months after their wedding—received eight years in federal prison at his Tuesday sentencing in Miami, reports ABC... More »

American Tourist Killed Hotel Worker: Police

Connecticut man says he killed in self-defense

(Newser) - An American banker visiting the Caribbean is accused of killing an employee at a five-star hotel—but insists it was done in self-defense, CNN reports. Gavin Hapgood, 44, was arrested and charged with manslaughter on the island of Anguilla after the April 13 incident. A Hapgood rep says the hotel... More »

Florida Cop Guilty After Killing Stranded Motorist

Nouman Raja faces life in prison for 2015 shooting death of musician Corey Jones

(Newser) - The jury of six deliberated for roughly four hours over two days before returning the verdict Corey Jones' family had been hoping for. "The sweetest sound was the click of those handcuffs," a relative tells the AP of the moment Nouman Raja was taken away as the first... More »

Police: Officer Responding to Alarm Killed by Homeowner

Texas homeowner charged with manslaughter

(Newser) - A West Texas police officer responding to a home security alarm was shot and killed early Tuesday by a homeowner who believed he was being burglarized. City officials in Midland say that Officer Nathan Heidelberg died after being struck by gunfire just above his protective vest, the AP reports. A... More »

Cop's Partner: I Told Him Not to Play With Guns. Then, a Shot

Authorities: Nathaniel Hendren 'mishandled' gun while playing Russian roulette; cop Katlyn Alix died

(Newser) - A St. Louis police officer is dead, and authorities say her death came at the hands of one of her colleagues while they were playing Russian roulette. USA Today reports that 24-year-old officer Katlyn Alix was shot and killed while off-duty early Thursday in the apartment of fellow officer Nathaniel... More »

Captain Charged in Sailor's Sad, Strange Death

Rick Smith is under arrest in the US Virgin Islands

(Newser) - A Maine seaman is facing up to 10 years in prison for the death of a sailor on his boat—who committed suicide. "Nothing like this has ever happened to me," Rick Smith tells the Press Herald . According to reports, interviews, and court documents, Smith was piloting his... More »

He Gave Her Drugs, Raped Her Body. Now the Sentence

Even the judge says she's 'outraged'

(Newser) - A young man who gave a teenager drugs, watched her OD, raped her, and joked about her dead body via text received his sentence Thursday: less than three years. Superior Court Judge Linda Krese said Washington state law restricted the sentence she could give a first-time offender like Brian Varela,... More »

Brit Sailor Admits Killing US Wife on Honeymoon

Lewis Bennett changes story, pleads guilty

(Newser) - A British-Australian man who claimed his American wife was lost at sea when their sailing catamaran sank off the coast of Cuba has admitted to killing her. Lewis Bennett, facing a second-degree murder charge, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Miami on Monday, reports the BBC . Bennett, 41, had been... More »

Mom Whose Baby Drowned in Hurricane Charged With Manslaughter

North Carolina authorities say Dazia Lee ignored barricades on closed road after Hurricane Florence

(Newser) - "I did everything I could as a parent to save him and protect him." That was the initial emotional statement given by Dazia Lee to the media after her 1-year-old son, Kaiden Lee-Welch, drowned while the two tried to flee surging North Carolina floodwaters in the wake of... More »

Cops: Dad Played Video Game While Infant Son Drowned

Alabama father charged with reckless manslaughter

(Newser) - A father in Alabama has been charged with reckless manslaughter in the drowning death of his 5-month-old son. Police say Cordarius Cotton, 23, put the boy in the bathtub at his Birmingham home Sunday night, turned the water on, and then forgot about his son for an hour while he... More »

Cop Says Man Shot in Home Ignored Her Commands

Lawyer slams 'self-serving' affidavit

(Newser) - Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer arrested for fatally shooting a man after she entered the wrong apartment, says Botham Jean ignored her verbal commands. According to an affidavit released Monday, Guyger told investigators that the door of Botham's apartment was unlocked and slightly ajar and it opened when... More »

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