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of Killing Friend
With Eye Drops
Nov 14, 2023 6:35 PM CST
Woman Guilty of Killing Friend With Eye Drops
Jury finds Jessy Kurczewski guilty of homicide, theft
- A Wisconsin woman has been found guilty of killing a friend in 2018 by poisoning her with eye drops. A jury found Jessy Kurczewski, 37, guilty of one count of homicide and two counts of theft, the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
reports. She will face a mandatory life sentence on the...
Manhunt Begins in Kenya After
Woman Is Found Dead in US
Nov 3, 2023 4:27 PM CDT
Manhunt Begins in Kenya After Woman Is Found Dead in US
Suspect in slaying took flight from Boston, Massachusetts investigators say
- The body of a missing Massachusetts woman was found Wednesday in a parking garage at Boston's Logan International Airport, and state police said the suspect in her killing has taken a flight to Kenya. The search for the man has begun there, ABC News reports. Margaret Mbitu, 31, was...
May Have Been
a Divorce Case
Oct 20, 2023 11:28 AM CDT
US Judge May Have Been Killed Over a Divorce Case
Andrew Wilkinson was found fatally shot in driveway of residence in Hagerstown, Maryland, sheriff says
- A district court judge has been fatally shot outside his Maryland home, and authorities are now searching for a suspect in their homicide investigation. The
New York Times
reports that Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson, 52, was found in the driveway of his Hagerstown residence around 8pm on...
26-Year-Old Tech CEO
Found Dead in Baltimore
Sep 26, 2023 3:27 PM CDT
26-Year-Old Tech CEO Found Dead in Baltimore
Pava LaPere's death has been ruled a homicide
- A tech CEO who grabbed a spot on the 2023
30 Under 30 List in the Social Impact category was found dead Monday, and the
reports Pava LaPere's death was on Tuesday ruled a homicide by the state medical examiner's office. Police says the 26-year-old...
Former NFL Player Missing
After Mother's Body Found
Sep 18, 2023 11:52 AM CDT
Former NFL Player Missing After Mother's Body Found
Police near Chicago are looking for Sergio Brown
- Police in suburban Chicago are looking for a former NFL player after the body of his 73-year-old mother was found by a creek behind her home, reports WBBM . Authorities say Myrtle Brown appears to have been killed during an assault in Maywood, per the AP . They are now looking for...
Cops: He Hit 2 Cyclists, Then
Made the Next Hit a Fatal One
Sep 14, 2023 11:05 AM CDT
Cops: He Hit 2 Cyclists, Then Made the Next Hit a Fatal One
Juvenile in Huntington Beach, California, charged with homicide after 70-year-old cyclist died
- A juvenile driver in Huntington Beach, California, is accused of running down three cyclists within 45 minutes on Sunday, killing one. The cyclists were struck in separate incidents less than a mile apart, KTLA reports. The first incident occurred around 10pm when a cyclist was struck in a crosswalk by...
Mother Sentenced in Slaying
of Her Newborn in 1992
Aug 23, 2023 5:51 PM CDT
Mother Sentenced in Slaying of Her Newborn in 1992
Infant girl was found in a South Carolina river
- A South Carolina woman was given a life sentence Wednesday in the 1992 death of her newborn daughter. Stacy Michelle Costner Rabon, 50, had been found guilty of homicide by child abuse this month by a York County jury. She'll be eligible for parole in 2031 because she was...
In Most US Cities,
Murder Rates Are Falling
Aug 20, 2023 4:55 PM CDT
In Most US Cities, Murder Rates Are Falling
But explaining why is tricky, experts say
- With some notable exceptions, including Washington, DC, and Memphis, murder rates are dropping in major American cities, though experts aren't entirely sure why. According to the Council on Criminal Justice research group, the homicide rate in 30 of the biggest US cities was down 12% year-on-year in the first...
Trooper Kills Black Motorist
Who Tried to Drive Away
Aug 2, 2023 5:20 PM CDT
Trooper Kills Black Motorist Who Tried to Drive Away
Coroner rules Ricky Cobb II's shooting death a homicide
- The head of the Minnesota State Patrol on Tuesday said troopers tried to take a man into custody for allegedly violating a restraining order before fatally shooting him as he fled by car. Troopers pulled over 33-year-old Ricky Cobb II, who was Black, for a traffic stop early Monday on...
Félix Verdejo-Sánchez Guilty
in Pregnant Woman's Death
Jul 30, 2023 11:00 AM CDT
Félix Verdejo-Sánchez Guilty in Pregnant Woman's Death
Puerto Rico Olympic boxer drugged victim, threw her into lagoon
- Félix Verdejo-Sánchez, a boxer who competed in the 2012 Olympics for Puerto Rico, has been convicted of federal charges in the 2021 death of a 27-year-old pregnant woman. The US attorney's office in the District of Puerto Rico announced that a federal jury found Verdejo-Sánchez guilty...
Cities With the Biggest
Homicide Rate Problem
Jul 24, 2023 4:46 PM CDT
Cities With the Biggest Homicide Rate Problem
Memphis fares the worst in WalletHub ranking
- By one metric, the city with the worst homicide problem in the nation is Memphis, Tennessee. That's according to WalletHub , which didn't just look at overall numbers. The survey took into account the per-capita murder rate this year, as well has how the rate has changed from last...
Is Dead at 76
Jul 10, 2023 5:00 PM CDT
Suspect in Tylenol Poisonings Is Dead at 76
James Lewis always adamantly denied involvement in the 1982 deaths
- The suspect in the 1982 Tylenol poisonings that killed seven people in the Chicago area, triggered a nationwide panic, and led to an overhaul in the safety of over-the-counter medication packaging, has died, police said on Monday. The AP reports that officers, firefighters, and EMTs responding to a report of...
Couple Celebrating 50th
Anniversary Killed at Home
Jun 26, 2023 11:43 AM CDT
Couple Celebrating 50th Anniversary Killed at Home
Police near Boston say a third person also was fatally stabbed in same attack
- Police near Boston are investigating a brutal triple homicide: Three elderly people were stabbed to death in the same Newton home, including a married couple who were celebrating their 50th anniversary, reports Boston.com . Police found signs of forced entry and say it appears they were the victims of a...
Court Filing Reveals DNA
Evidence Against Kohberger
Jun 22, 2023 5:35 AM CDT
Court Filing Reveals DNA Evidence Against Kohberger
DNA on knife sheath a 'statistical match' to suspect
- DNA on a knife sheath found at the home where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death last fall is a "statistical match" to that collected from suspect Bryan Kohberger, prosecutors disclosed in a court filing. In the June 16 filing, prosecutors said the STR profile, a...
Cops: Man Fatally Shot
Estranged Wife, 4 Others
Jun 17, 2023 9:00 AM CDT
Cops: Man Fatally Shot Estranged Wife, 4 Others
Tennessee police at burning home where 3 kids died say gunman Gary Barnett also killed himself
- Six people are dead in Tennessee, including three children, after police responding to a call of gunfire showed up at the scene to find a house on fire. Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett tells WRCB that the call in Marion County came in around 8:45pm on Thursday, at which...
Dad Charged With Shooting,
Killing 3 Sons Under Age 8
Jun 16, 2023 8:43 AM CDT
Dad Charged With Shooting, Killing 3 Sons Under Age 8
The boys' mother was also shot Thursday in Ohio
- A 911 caller in Ohio told authorities that a young girl was running down the street, screaming that "her father was killing everyone," before police found three young boys lying unresponsive in their yard, with their father seated nearby. The three brothers aged 3, 4, and 7, had...
Cops: Man Gunned Down
Girlfriend Over Abortion
May 13, 2023 5:30 AM CDT
Cops: Man Gunned Down Girlfriend Over Abortion
Dallas police say Harold Thompson was angry that Gabriella Gonzalez had procedure in Colorado
- 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...
Interpol Shares a Black Notice
With the World for First Time
May 10, 2023 11:05 AM CDT
Interpol Shares a Black Notice With the World for First Time
International appeal seeks to identify 22 murdered women
- 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'...
Preschool Teacher Arrested
During Naptime in Murder
May 1, 2023 1:00 PM CDT
Preschool Teacher Arrested During Naptime in Murder
Diana Ornelas was picked up on Stanford campus in relation to an April killing
- A preschool teacher in California has been arrested on suspicion of murder—and the arrest came during the children's naptime, reports SFGate . Diane Ornelas, 22, worked at a preschool used by Stanford University's faculty, students, and staff. Ornelas and Dennis Novoa, 27, were arrested in connection with...
Limo Crash Killed 20.
5 Years Later, a Trial
May 1, 2023 10:45 AM CDT
Limo Crash Killed 20. 5 Years Later, a Trial
After plea deal rejected, operator of stretch limo goes on trial in upstate New York
- Nearly five years after a stretch limousine packed with birthday revelers careened down a hill and off a road in rural upstate New York, killing 20 people, the operator of the company that rented out the vehicle is going on trial. Nauman Hussain, who ran Prestige Limousine, is charged with...
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