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Murder-Suicide Inspires First-of-Its-Kind US Law

It enables GPS monitoring of violent offenders, who foot the bill

(Newser) - A first-of-its-kind US law allows authorities in Tennessee to track violent domestic offenders with GPS monitoring. The law that went into effect Monday stems from the 2021 murders of Marie Varsos and her mother Debbie Sisco. Varsos had been staying with Sisco near Nashville after her estranged husband, Shaun Varsos,...

Cops: He Flew 1K Miles to Attack Gamer He Met Online

Edward Kang, 20, charged with attempted murder following hammer attack

(Newser) - A video gamer allegedly flew from New Jersey to Florida to smash an online opponent's head with a hammer. Authorities say the pair had never met in person before 20-year-old Edward Kang turned up at the victim's home in Fernandina Beach late Saturday or early Sunday wearing black...

Boebert's Ex-Husband Faces Assault Charges Against Son
Lauren Boebert's Ex-Husband
Takes a Plea Deal

Lauren Boebert's Ex-Husband Takes a Plea Deal

Most charges connected to incidents involving Jayson Boebert's son, ex-wife have been dropped

(Newser) - Rep. Lauren Boebert's ex-husband, who was facing multiple charges connected to incidents involving the lawmaker and their 18-year-old son earlier this year, has accepted a plea deal. Jayson Boebert agreed to plead guilty to a reckless endangerment charge on Wednesday, Denver7 reports. According to court records, charges of third-degree...

2 Apologies Offered During Hearing for Pelosi Attacker

Judge apologizes for causing a resentencing, David DePape says sorry for assaulting Paul Pelosi

(Newser) - Earlier this month, federal Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley wrapped up a sentencing hearing for David DePape, the man who attacked Paul Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but without giving DePape the chance to address the court. That procedural error prompted what the AP calls an "...

Cassie Breaks Her Silence: Believe Victims the First Time

Domestic violence 'broke me down to someone I never thought I would become'

(Newser) - Her words were "clearly chosen carefully given the NDA she signed to settle her lawsuit" with Sean "Diddy" Combs in November, observes TMZ , but they are direct: Believe victims the first time, Cassie Ventura says in a message posted to Instagram on Thursday. In her first comments since...

Scottie Scheffler Makes Tee Time After Arrest
No. 1 Golfer
Plays Great
After Felony

No. 1 Golfer Plays Great After Felony Charges

Scottie Scheffler was able to tee off after being charged with assaulting a police officer

(Newser) - It was definitely an interesting morning Friday for No. 1 golf pro Scottie Scheffler, who, in just four hours, went from being arrested to competing in the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. The AP reports that the 27-year-old golfer was released by police shortly after 9am local time and did...

Bride in Viral Dress Debate: 'My Husband Is Trying to Kill Me'

Keir Johnston pleads guilty to assault on wife Grace Johnston, whom he wed in 2015

(Newser) - A guest at their wedding wore what became the dress that broke the internet . Now their marriage might be broken as well. Keir Johnston, one half of a Scottish couple who appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2015 after a viral debate about color perceptions stemming from a photo...

NYPD: 14 Arrests Made in Random Attacks on Women

Chief of detectives says 50 women attacked in lower Manhattan so far this year

(Newser) - New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said Monday that while it is not a new trend for women to be randomly attacked, he welcomes the new attention the issue is getting. Kenny said 50 women have been attacked by strangers in lower Manhattan so far this year,...

Rep Says Kanye West's Wife Was Sexually Assaulted

Sources tell TMZ that rapper punched the man in the face

(Newser) - Kanye West is named as a suspect in a battery report in Los Angeles, sources tell TMZ . The outlet's sources say the rapper allegedly punched a man in the face after he grabbed Ye's wife, Bianca Censori, though a rep says she was assaulted and "grabbed" is...

Jonathan Majors Avoids Jail Time
Jonathan Majors
Avoids Jail Time

Jonathan Majors Avoids Jail Time

Actor is sentenced to probation in assault case that derailed his career

(Newser) - Actor Jonathan Majors was sentenced to probation but avoided jail time Monday for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in a high-profile case that derailed the once-promising star's career, reports the AP . The 34-year-old star of Creed III and other films had faced up to a year behind bars after he was...

Judge Gives Prison to Rioter With 'Gobbledygook' Defense

Washington state's Taylor James Johnatakis, 39, was convicted of 3 felonies

(Newser) - A federal judge who called a Jan. 6 defendant's arguments at trial "gobbledygook" sentenced him to seven years in prison on Wednesday, citing the man's lack of remorse. Judge Royce Lamberth said he had concerns that Taylor James Johnatakis would commit violence again if given the opportunity,...

Convicted Marvel Actor Now Sued by Ex-Girlfriend

Jonathan Majors is sued by Grace Jabbari for assault, harassment, defamation

(Newser) - Jonathan Majors was "shocked" when he was convicted late last year of assault and harassment of an ex-girlfriend. That erstwhile lover, Grace Jabbari, is now suing the former Marvel Studios actor as well, reports the AP . The lawsuit, which is seeking at least $75,000 in damages and other...

Cops: Tow Truck Driver Fatally Punched Man Twice His Age

Former jockey hit his head on concrete in Brooklyn parking dispute

(Newser) - A tow truck driver killed a man twice his age with a single punch during a dispute in Brooklyn Saturday night, authorities say. Police say Carlyle Thomas, a 61-year-old former jockey from Jamaica, confronted the 30-year-old tow truck driver as his Honda Odyssey was being towed from a Shell station...

Across 2 States, a Carjacking Killing Spree

Andre Gordon Jr., 26, is in custody, accused of murdering 3 family members in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - A man faces murder charges in Pennsylvania and carjacking and weapons charges in New Jersey after allegedly killing three family members, carjacking vehicles in both states, and evading law enforcement for hours as police mobilized, authorities said Sunday. Andre Gordon Jr., 26, is charged in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with three...

Arrest Made in Vicious NYC Attack Against Asian-American Woman
NYC Man Sentenced for
2021 Anti-Asian Attack

NYC Man Sentenced for 2021 Anti-Asian Attack

Older woman, an immigrant, was brutally attacked in Times Square

(Newser) - The New York man who brutally attacked an Asian-American woman in New York's Times Square in 2021 was on Wednesday sentenced to 15 years behind bars. Brandon Elliot, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of assault in the first degree as a hate crime and one count of criminal...

Man Who Put Abortion Drug in Wife's Drink Gets Jail Time

It's 180 days behind bars for Texas lawyer Mason Herring

(Newser) - A Texas man who pleaded guilty to sneaking an abortion drug into his pregnant wife's drinks will serve 180 days behind bars and be on probation for 10 years, reports the AP . NBC News reports that Mason Herring is also barred from having any contact with either his estranged...

Jonathan Majors: I Was 'Shocked' by Verdict

Former MCU star gives first interview since his assault conviction against ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - In his first interview since his assault and harassment conviction last month, actor Jonathan Majors said he was shocked by the New York jury's verdict . "I was absolutely shocked and afraid," Majors said Monday on ABC's Good Morning America . "I'm standing there and the...

Suit: Tech CEO Led Me Into 'Dark Abyss of Sexual Horror'

Christian Lanng, ex-chief of Tradeshift, has denied the rape, torture, harassment allegations

(Newser) - The former executive assistant for a fired tech CEO has now filed a lawsuit against him alleging he made her sign a "slave contract," then harassed, tortured, and sexually assaulted her. Per the Mercury News , the complaint against Christian Lanng, who was fired from business software company Tradeshift...

Family: He Died in Prison Assault Weeks Before Release

Relatives say Daniel Williams was essentially kidnapped by inmates, though warden in Alabama claimed overdose

(Newser) - Daniel Terry Williams, serving a 1-year sentence for second-degree theft, was due to be released from Alabama's Staton Correctional Facility early this month. Instead, he left two weeks early because he'd been beaten so badly that he was brain dead, according to family, who claim he was tortured...

Jury Rules on Antarctic Assault Claims: 'This Vindicates Him'

Stephen Tyler Bieneman was accused of putting shin across throat of woman at research station

(Newser) - A federal jury on Wednesday found a man not guilty of assaulting a woman at a US research station in Antarctica in a case that drew attention amid reports of harassment and assault at the station. Stephen Tyler Bieneman pulled tissues from a box on the defense table and cried...

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