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Tourists Attacked in Germany Were Recent Illinois Grads

Fellow American is accused of pushing two young women off a cliff; one died

(Newser) - The 30-year-old American tourist facing murder and attempted murder charges in Germany told two fellow US tourists to follow him to a secret viewpoint from which they could view a famous castle—it inspired the one in Disney's Cinderella—before allegedly pushing both over a steep cliff, reports CBS...

Woman Who Stabbed Lover's Wife Hears Her Fate

Clare Bailey of UK, who hid knife in flower bouquet, sentenced to more than 22 years in prison

(Newser) - A woman who failed to accept that her affair with a married man was over showed up in disguise at the home of his wife, then proceeded to stab her with a carving knife she'd hidden in a bouquet of flowers. Clare Bailey of the UK, who pleaded guilty...

Suspect in Park Stabbings Charged With Attempted Murder

French officials say man, a Syrian refugee living in Sweden, had been rejected by France for asylum

(Newser) - The case against a man accused of stabbing four children and two adults in a French park earlier this week has moved to the next phase. On Saturday, French judges hit the 31-year-old suspect, said to be a Syrian refugee with permanent Swedish residency, with preliminary charges of attempted murder...

Cops: Man Slammed Woman's Head Against Moving Train

Homeless man Kamal Semrade charged with attempted murder in NYC subway attack

(Newser) - A homeless man in New York City is facing a charge of attempted murder after allegedly shoving a woman's head against a moving subway train in a seemingly random, unprovoked attack. Kamal Semrade, 39, was arrested at a homeless shelter in Queens late Monday. He was charged Tuesday and...

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...

Wife, Husband Have Different Stories on Cliff Plunge

He says he pulled over to check Tesla's tire pressure, she says he tried to kill self and family

(Newser) - A California radiologist and his wife gave police very different accounts of why the family's Tesla plunged off a cliff in northern California on Jan. 2. According to newly unsealed documents, Neha Patel repeatedly told police and paramedics that Dharmesh Patel drove off the cliff because he was depressed...

Cheesecake Murder Plotter Curses at Judge

Viktoria Nasyrova reportedly yelled 'F--- you' as she was sentenced

(Newser) - A Russian-born woman in New York has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for trying to kill her doppelganger friend with poisoned cheesecake. Viktoria Nasyrova laced the cheesecake with a powerful sedative before offering it to her eyelash stylist, 35-year-old Olga Tsvyk, who resembled her, in August 2016. When...

Cops: Teen Arrested After Disturbing Call From Sister

19-year-old accused of planning shootings at multiple schools, churches in Colorado Springs area

(Newser) - A Colorado teen has been arrested and accused of plotting to "shoot up" schools and churches in the Colorado Springs area. According to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Gazette , the sister of the 19-year-old suspect called authorities on March 31, noting that her sibling was exhibiting violent behavior,...

Driver Who Went Off Cliff With Family Pleads Not Guilty

Dharmesh Patel faces 3 counts of attempted murder

(Newser) - A man who drove off a California cliff in his Tesla with his wife and two young children aboard has pleaded not guilty to charges he did so deliberately. Dharmesh Patel, 41, of Pasadena, is accused of trying to murder his wife, his 7-year-old daughter, and his 4-year-old son, reports...

Woman Guilty of Poisoning Look-Alike With Cheesecake

Viktoria Nasyrova planned to kill victim, steal identity, prosecutors said

(Newser) - A New York City woman accused of feeding poisoned cheesecake to her lookalike in a bid to steal the other woman's identity has been convicted of attempted murder. Viktoria Nasyrova, 47, was found guilty by a jury on Wednesday of trying to kill 35-year-old Olga Tsvyk with cheesecake laced...

Cops 'Laser-Focused' in Felon Manhunt in New Torture Case

Oregon cops are searching for Benjamin Obadiah Foster, suspected of holding woman captive

(Newser) - Police in southern Oregon were searching Thursday for a man accused of torturing a woman he held captive, less than two years after he was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity for weeks before the victim managed to escape. Grants Pass Police Chief Warren Hensman said in...

College Student Was About to Exit the Bus. Then, an Attack

Indiana U: 56-year-old Bille Davis of Bloomington attacked student due to anti-Asian hate

(Newser) - A 56-year-old woman has been charged after an 18-year-old Indiana University student repeatedly was stabbed in the head on a public bus in an attack the school says was because the victim is Asian. The victim told investigators she was standing and waiting for the exit doors to open on...

Wife Allegedly Tried to Kill Vet With Drugs He Used on Animals

Authorities say Amanda Chapin put euthanasia drug in his coffee

(Newser) - The wife of a Wisconsin veterinarian tried to send him over the Rainbow Bridge with drugs that he used on animals, authorities say. Amanda Chapin, 50, has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in connection with three alleged poisonings of 70-year-old Gary Chapin months after they were married in...

Porsche Driver Who Shot Homeless Man Avoids Jail Time

She was sentenced to probation in 2017 incident

(Newser) - The woman who shot a homeless Nashville man who'd asked her to move her Porsche has avoided jail time in the case. Katie Quackenbush was on Thursday ordered to serve nearly a full year of probation for the 2017 crime, Fox News reports. She was convicted of misdemeanor reckless...

Alleged Pelosi Attacker May Be Deported

Canadian David DePape was in US illegally after traveling legally here in 2008

(Newser) - The man suspected of attacking Paul Pelosi , the 82-year-old husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, last Friday isn't in the United States legally, though he came here legally nearly 15 years ago. That's per Department of Homeland Security officials, who said Thursday that 42-year-old Canadian David DePape entered...

Hunt Is On for Man Who Allegedly Shot 2 Cops
'They've Caught
the Guy—the Bad Guy'

'They've Caught the Guy—the Bad Guy'

Kendall Howard of East Orange, NJ, allegedly shot 2 cops on Tuesday

(Newser) - Update: "Within the past half-hour, they’ve caught the guy—the bad guy," New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared Wednesday in reference to the man suspected of shooting two police officers on Tuesday. Kendall Howard, 30, was taken into custody late morning, reports . SWAT team members...

Pelosi Attack Suspect's Blog Had Gory Images, Talk of Fairy

Blog attacked Democrats but said nothing about the House speaker

(Newser) - In blog posts by the man held in the assault on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband shortly before the attack, David DePape shared gory images of headless bodies, rants about Jewish and Black people, and accounts of an invisible fairy that sometimes appeared to him. The posts included attacks...

Cops: Stabbed and Buried Alive, She Made Incredible Escape

Chae An of Washington state charged with attempted murder of estranged wife Young An

(Newser) - Washington couple Young and Chae An "are going through a messy divorce," as Fox News puts it. That looks to be an immense understatement, as the outlet reports Chae is accused of hog-tying his estranged wife before dragging her from her Lacey home and burying her alive in...

3-Year-Old Dies After Horrific Alleged Push by Aunt

Victoria Moreno shoved 3-year-old Josiah Brown off Chicago pier, watched him sink, prosecutors say

(Newser) - Update: A 3-year-old boy who authorities say was pushed off Chicago's Navy Pier into Lake Michigan by his aunt has died, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has announced, per the Chicago Sun-Times . The child, identified as Josiah Brown, was pronounced dead just after 10:15am on Sunday,...

Divorce Filing: My Husband Tried to Kill Me

Brian Mann charged with attempted murder via lead poisoning in Alabama

(Newser) - An Alabama woman who filed for divorce from her husband of five years allegedly had very good reason: She says he tried to kill her by giving her capsules that he claimed were vitamins but turned out to contain lead. The woman identified as Hannah spent more than six weeks...

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