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Alleged Crossbow Killer Was the Ex of One Victim

Triple homicide to prompt a review in the UK over laws about owning the weapon

(Newser) - As police sort through the triple homicide of a mother and her two adult daughters outside London, some new details have surfaced in the case:
  • A link: The BBC reports that suspect Kyle Clifford, 26, is the ex-boyfriend of one of the victims—Louise Hunt, 25. However, authorities have not

Wife, Two Daughters of BBC Personality Killed in Assault

Police arrest suspect in Hunt family killings, who was believed to have used a crossbow

(Newser) - A horrific attack involving a crossbow has taken the lives of the wife and two adult daughters of BBC sports commentator John Hunt in England, reports the New York Times . Coverage:
  • Victims: Police responded to a call in Bushey, north of London, and found three women seriously wounded Tuesday evening.

Trooper Charged After Crash Kills Teenager

Minnesota's Shane Roper also injured 5 people

(Newser) - A Minnesota state trooper is facing charges for a crash that killed a teenager and injured five people, per the AP . Olmsted County Attorney Mark Ostrem said trooper Shane Roper, 32, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminal vehicular homicide, and other counts. The crash happened May 18 in Rochester....

In Case of Missing Wife, a 'Stunning and Swift Resolution'

Arizona's Daniel Paduchowski pleads guilty to murder, is expected to get 16 years without parole

(Newser) - Less than a week after an Arizona man reported his wife missing , launching an expansive search that quickly turned into a criminal investigation, he admitted to killing her and pleaded guilty to murder, authorities announced Friday. As part of a deal with prosecutors in Coconino County, Daniel Paduchowski pleaded guilty...

Plastic Surgeon Charged After Wife Dies During Procedure
Doctor Charged After Wife
Dies Amid Plastic Surgery

Doctor Charged After Wife Dies Amid Plastic Surgery

Ben Brown of Florida accused of 'manslaughter by culpable negligence'

(Newser) - A plastic surgeon in Florida faces homicide charges after his wife died while he was performing cosmetic procedures on her. Benjamin Brown, 41, is charged with second-degree felony homicide: manslaughter by culpable negligence, according to a release from the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office. Brown was operating on his wife,...

In St. Louis, a Long Stretch of Unsolved Murders
In St. Louis, a Long Stretch
of Unsolved Murders

In St. Louis, a Long Stretch of Unsolved Murders

Marshall Project examines the problem

(Newser) - St. Louis has long been known for having one of the highest murder rates in the nation. An investigation by the Marshall Project reveals a troubling tangent to that: A surprising number of the city's killings over the last decade remain unsolved. The city had approximately 1,900 homicides...

Suspect in Murder of 3 Roommates Is Caught

Virginia woman spotted by troopers in New York

(Newser) - Virginia police investigating the murder of three roommates in their home got some help apprehending the main suspect—another roommate—hundreds of miles to the north. New York state troopers spotted Alyssa J. Venable, 23, driving her Honda Civic and detained her after a high-speed chase roughly 100 miles from...

Cops Seek 2 Men Who Pushed Homeless Man Fatally Into Lake

Pair were seen tussling with man in broad daylight near LA's MacArthur Park Lake before he died

(Newser) - Los Angeles police are searching for two men allegedly seen pushing or dragging a homeless man into a lake, where he died. Surveillance video reportedly shows two men between 30 and 40 years old tussling with the victim in the vicinity of MacArthur Park Lake. Authorities discovered the body of...

Ex-Paramedic Who Injected Elijah McClain Hears His Fate

Jeremy Cooper sentenced to 4 years' probation, 14 months of work release for administering ketamine

(Newser) - A former paramedic who injected Elijah McClain with a powerful sedative avoided prison Friday and was sentenced to 14 months in jail with work release and probation in the killing of the Black man that helped fuel the 2020 racial injustice protests. Jeremy Cooper, 49, had faced up to three...

Bodies Found, Arrests Made in Case of Missing Kansas Women

In Oklahoma, 4 face first-degree murder charges after Veronica Butler, Jilian Kelley vanished

(Newser) - A pair of big updates came in over the weekend regarding two Kansas women who went missing last month after traveling to Oklahoma, including four arrests and the discovery of two bodies. On Saturday, four individuals were detained in Texas and Cimarron counties in the case of Veronica Butler, 27,...

Woman, 85, Kills Intruder in Shootout While Cuffed to Chair

'Her grit, determination, and will to live appear to be what saved her that night'

(Newser) - It was a textbook case of justifiable homicide and "one of the most heroic acts of self-preservation I have ever heard of," a county prosecutor in Idaho wrote Tuesday, describing how an 85-year-old woman managed to kill her attacker despite being handcuffed and shot herself during a home...

NYC Subway Rider Is Fatally Pushed Onto Tracks

24-year-old suspect charged with murder

(Newser) - A New York City subway rider was pushed onto the tracks and killed by a train, reports the AP , the latest in a string of violent episodes in the city's transit system that have prompted officials to beef up policing in the subway system. The shoving victim, who hasn'...

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...

Prison Escapees Face Murder Charges for Missing US Couple

Grenada charges 3 men who allegedly hijacked husband and wife's yacht, threw them overboard

(Newser) - Authorities have pressed murder charges against a trio of escaped prisoners, accused of hijacking an American couple's yacht last month and throwing them overboard . Per a statement from the Royal Grenada Police Force cited by CNN , 30-year-old Ron Mitchell, 25-year-old Atiba Stanisclaus, and 23-year-old Trevon Robertson (who'd originally...

Teen Charged With Killing 6 Near Canada's Capital

Victims in Barrhaven include mom, 4 kids

(Newser) - A 19-year-old from Sri Lanka has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in one of the worst mass killings Canada's capital region has ever seen. Police initially described the Wednesday murders in a home in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven as...

Charges Against US Senator's Son Upgraded
US Senator's Son
Pleads Not Guilty

US Senator's Son Pleads Not Guilty

Ian Cramer has not yet entered a plea on the most serious charges he faces, though

(Newser) - Sen. Kevin Cramer's son on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges related to alleged crimes that took place before the police chase that ended with a North Dakota sheriff's deputy dead, but Ian Cramer has yet to enter a plea on the main charges against him. The 42-year-old'...

Paramedic Hears His Fate Over Death of Elijah McClain

Peter Cichuniec sentenced to 5 years behind bars for his role in death of Black man in Colorado

(Newser) - Colorado paramedic Peter Cichuniec was sentenced Friday to five years in prison in a rare prosecution of medical responders following the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man whose name became part of the rallying cries for social justice that swept the US in 2020. McClain was walking down the...

Cops Make Gruesome Finds in Long Island Park

Severed body parts are from at least 2 people

(Newser) - Police in Long Island have found multiple body parts and they're trying to determine how many victims they belong to. Suffolk County police say a girl walking to school Thursday morning found a severed left arm close to a road near Southards Pond Park in Babylon, the AP reports....

Soldier Surrenders After 4 Shot Dead in Germany

Motive still unknown as investigation centers on town of Rotenburg

(Newser) - Four people are dead and a suspect has turned himself in after shootings in two locations in northern Germany—and that suspect is reportedly one of that nation's soldiers. Police on Friday said the shooting took place overnight in the rural areas of Bothel and Scheessel, and that the...

Horrific Cases of Femicide Spur Protests Across Africa

Brutal murders in Kenya, Somalia, and Cameroon have sparked protests

(Newser) - Recent acts of femicide and gender-based violence across several African countries—including Kenya, Somalia, and Cameroon—have prompted protests and calls for government action. The details are harrowing, and include beheadings, immolation, and mutilation, with the majority of cases involving intimate partners, the New York Times reports. Women's rights...

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