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'It Was a Very Mournful Cry for Daddy Over and Over Again'

Man who killed father sleeping in tent with young daughters is sentenced

(Newser) - The man who fatally shot a father as he slept in a tent with his two young daughters at California's Malibu Creek State Park campground was on Wednesday sentenced to 119 years to life behind bars. Anthony Rauda, 46, had been convicted of 35-year-old Tristan Beaudette's 2018 murder...

'I Don't Want to Live Life Anymore Without Confessing'

Tony Peralta told police he couldn't live with the guilt of killing landlord 15 years ago

(Newser) - Police officers found Tony Peralta earlier this month sitting on a curb not far from the convenience store in a small southeastern New Mexico community where he borrowed a cellphone—so he could call 911 and confess to killing his landlord 15 years earlier. Sweating and taking puffs from his...

3rd Man Charged in One of NYC's Most Notorious Unsolved Murders

Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay was slain in 2002

(Newser) - A third man has been charged in the 2002 shooting death of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay, prosecutors said Tuesday, marking the latest movement in a case that's languished for years . Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York filed a superseding indictment on Tuesday, charging Jay Bryant,...

Cops: She Was Drowning 2nd Child When 3rd Intervened

SC's Jamie Bradley-Brun charged with murder of 6-year-old, attempted murder of 8-year-old

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl who awoke to the sound of her 8-year-old sister screaming managed to save the sibling from an attempted drowning by her own mother, according to South Carolina police. Sadly, another sister, 6-year-old Mackaya Bradley-Brun, could not be saved. She's presumed to have drowned. Police have arrested...

Cops: Housekeeper Was Asked to Clean Murder Scene

Woman told alleged killer that she needed to go and get cleaning supplies

(Newser) - A Florida man murdered his grandmother with a hammer and asked a housekeeper to clean up the grisly scene, police say. In a Facebook post , the Collier County Sheriff's Office said Anthony Michael Corrado called the woman and asked for help cleaning up a residence in Golden Gate Estates...

Wife in Poisoned Husband Case Drilled Into His Safe After He Died: Authorities

Kouri Richins also took out $2M in life insurance policies on him

(Newser) - The Utah mother of three accused of fatally poisoning her husband with fentanyl in his cocktail took out nearly $2 million in life insurance policies on him between 2015 and 2017 without his knowledge, according to newly amended court documents. The documents also allege that in 2020, Eric Richins discovered...

Cops: Sonic Employee Killed by 12-Year-Old With an AR-15

Matthew Davis had reportedly gone to speak with man found peeing in Texas parking lot

(Newser) - A 12-year-old is charged with fatally shooting a Sonic employee in Texas. The employee, 32-year-old Matthew Davis, had confronted 20-year-old Angel Gomez after seeing him peeing in the parking lot of the restaurant in Keene around 9:40pm Saturday, police say, per KXAS . At some point, a physical altercation ensued....

How Wife Allegedly Got Away With Killing This Man in 1961

'Corrupt influences' aided Frances DiMare, now blamed for first husband's 1961 murder

(Newser) - Many considered Frances DiMare a victim when she died in 2006 at age 82. Four decades earlier, she told police that she and her husband were kidnapped at gunpoint and Joseph DiMare was fatally shot in the head. Miami-Dade police now say her story was a lie. "Investigators met...

Cops: Man Gunned Down Girlfriend Over Abortion

Dallas police say Harold Thompson was angry that Gabriella Gonzalez had procedure in Colorado

(Newser) - A man who didn't want his girlfriend to get an abortion fatally shot her during a confrontation in a Dallas parking lot, police said. He was jailed on a murder charge as of Friday. Gabriella Gonzalez, 26, was with her boyfriend, 22-year-old Harold Thompson, on Wednesday when he tried...

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Man Gets 25 Years for
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Man Gets 25 Years for Murder of BLM Protester

Prosecutors rejected Daniel Perry's self-defense claim

(Newser) - A US Army sergeant has been sentenced to 25 years for killing a protester during a Black Lives Matter protest in Austin in July 2020. Daniel Perry, 36, was convicted last month of murdering Garrett Foster. Perry's lawyer says he plans to appeal and will cooperate with Texas Gov....

Interpol Shares a Black Notice With the World for First Time

International appeal seeks to identify 22 murdered women

(Newser) - The 22 women mostly met violent deaths. Their bodies, some dismembered, were found in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands over a span of 43 years—the most recent in 2019, reports the AP . Police say some showed signs of abuse or starvation. But who they were is unknown, frustrating detectives'...

A Day After Husband's Death, She Was Found 'Celebrating'

Utah's Kouri Richins allegedly gave a lethal dose of fentanyl to husband Eric

(Newser) - A woman who wrote a book to help children deal with the grief of losing a loved one has been charged with killing the father of her three children on the last of several alleged attempts to poison him over years. Kouri Richins, 33, told police she found husband Eric...

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Old Letter Brings New Questions on the Menendez Brothers

'Every night I stay up thinking he might come in,' a fearful Erik Menendez wrote of his father

(Newser) - Lawyers for the infamous Menendez brothers believe fresh evidence warrants a new trial some 27 years following the pair's convictions for murdering their parents in 1989. The evidence comes in the form of a "newly discovered" letter and testimony from another alleged victim of sexual abuse at the...

Trail Hiker Didn't See Her Killer Coming. Now, an Arrest

Suspect nabbed less than a week after Lauren Heike was fatally attacked in Phoenix

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in the murder of an Arizona hiker who police say was attacked from behind on a neighborhood trail in Phoenix. The suspect in his early 20s was taken into custody around 6:30pm Thursday at his home, which AZ Central reports is "less than...

Self-Appointed Executioners 'Walk Among Us' in America

Roxane Gay writes that Americans have lost respect for sanctity of life, unless it's their own

(Newser) - The killing of a homeless street performer on the New York City subway this week is further proof to Roxane Gay of a disturbing new truth in America: "Increasingly, it is not safe to be in public, to be human, to be fallible," she writes in a New ...

Tyre Nichols' Family Says Autopsy Confirms 'What We Knew'

It shows he died by homicide with brain injuries from blunt force trauma, family's lawyers say

(Newser) - An official autopsy shows Tyre Nichols suffered brain damage as a result of blunt force trauma as he was beaten by Memphis police officers on Jan. 7, according to Nichols' family. The family of the 29-year-old Black man who died three days after the brutal assault for which five former...

Florida Killings Called 'Absolutely a Tragedy'

Suspect dies in police shooting after 4 bodies found in Lake Wales apartment

(Newser) - The discovery of four bodies inside a Florida apartment on Tuesday sparked a manhunt that ended early Wednesday when the suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting, according to Lake Wales police. "It's absolutely a tragedy," Police Chief Chris Velasquez tells WFTS . Officers were called to an...

Autopsy: Bob Lee Had Alcohol, Drugs in System

Doctors fought for hours to save stabbed tech entrepreneur

(Newser) - Cash App founder Bob Lee had alcohol and drugs including cocaine and ketamine in his system when he was stabbed in San Francisco last month, though the cause of death was clearly the stab wounds to his heart and one of his lungs, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday....

Killer Confesses to Old Murder. Another Remains Jailed for It

Leo Schofield, up for parole next month, was convicted of killing his wife, insists he's innocent

(Newser) - Next month, a parole board in Florida will decide whether 57-year-old Leo Schofield should be released from prison after more than three decades. Schofield was convicted of the 1987 murder of his 18-year-old wife, Michelle Saum Schofield, and as Richard Bockman writes in the Tampa Bay Times , he would surely...

Guy Charged With Taking Break From a Date to Kill a Man

Erick Aguirre allegedly shot and killed a fake parking attendant in Houston

(Newser) - A woman told Houston police that she went on a date with a guy, only to find out later that he committed murder when he left for a short time, according to a criminal complaint. Erick Aguirre, 29, is accused of fatally shooting a man who was posing as a...

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