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Suspect in Fatal Memphis Shooting Rampage Found Dead

3 women, teen girl were killed, and another teen girl was seriously injured

(Newser) - A suspect in Tennessee died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot while on the run early Sunday after he allegedly killed four and seriously injured a fifth victim during a deadly outbreak of domestic violence Saturday night, police said. Officers found Mavis Christian Jr., 52, in his car during a manhunt...

Schitt's Creek Actor is Sorry for Halloween Costume

Emily Hampshire and a friend dressed up as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

(Newser) - Schitt's Creek actor Emily Hampshire has apologized for what she says is "one of the most thoughtless, insensitive, and ignorant things" she has ever done. In photos posted on Instagram, the Canadian actor dressed as Johnny Depp and a friend dressed as Amber Heard. They wore outfits Depp...

Prosecutors Say NBA Star Fractured Girlfriend's Vertebra

Kevin Porter Jr. charged with assault, strangulation

(Newser) - Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. choked his girlfriend with such force in a New York City hotel room early Monday that he fractured one of the vertebrae in her neck, prosecutors said at a hearing Tuesday. Porter, 23, pleaded not guilty to felony assault and strangulation. He was released...

SCOTUS Rarely Takes On 2A Cases, but One's Coming Up

Justices agree to review whether government can bar domestic abusers from having guns

(Newser) - The Supreme Court wrapped up its latest term this week with high-profile rulings involving affirmative action , LGBTQ+ and religious rights , and student loan debt , and now it's looking ahead to its next roster of cases, including one that's sure to draw the attention of both gun safety and...

A Rising Hollywood Star Is Arrested in NYC

Jonathan Majors of 'Creed III' denies wrongdoing after domestic violence charges

(Newser) - Jonathan Majors, described by the Hollywood Reporter as "one of the more in-demand actors working today," has been arrested in New York City after what the police describe as a "domestic dispute." The 33-year-old Creed III co-star was charged Saturday with strangulation, assault, and harassment, per...

Rick and Morty Co-Creator Says Charges Were 'False'

DA's office says domestic violence charges were dropped due to 'insufficient evidence'

(Newser) - The Orange County District Attorney's Office says it has dropped felony domestic violence charges against Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland after deciding it couldn't prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. The decision was made "as a result of having insufficient evidence," Kimberly Edds, a...

Rick and Morty Star Has Been Dealing With Domestic Violence Charges Since 2020
Adult Swim Dumps
Rick and Morty Star

Adult Swim Dumps Rick and Morty Star

Channel acts after domestic violence charges emerge against Justin Roiland, show's co-creator

(Newser) - Justin Roiland is out at Rick and Morty. Deadline reports that the Adult Swim channel cut ties with the show's 42-year-old co-creator and executive producer, who also voiced both main characters, after domestic violence charges from 2020 came to light earlier this month. "Adult Swim has ended its...

They Called Her 'Law Library.' She Never Went to Law School

How Kelly Harnett helped free others, and then herself

(Newser) - "She's a superb legal mind," an attorney says of Kelly Harnett. That's not thanks to any law school. Hartnett earned the nicknames "Law Library" and "Esquire" while incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester, New York. In 2015 she began serving 17...

Mother of Uvalde Killer Charged in Domestic Violence Case

Adriana Martinez Reyes jailed in Oklahoma

(Newser) - The mother of the gunman who killed 21 people in the Uvalde, Texas, school massacre in May has been arrested in a domestic violence case, Oklahoma City police said. Officers were called to a home Wednesday morning, where a man told them that Adriana Martinez Reyes had threatened to kill...

Texas Basketball Coach Charged With Domestic Assault

Chris Beard's lawyer calls arrest 'truly inconceivable'

(Newser) - University of Texas men's basketball head coach Chris Beard was arrested and taken to jail early Monday after a report of a domestic assault. The Travis County Sheriff's Office says the 49-year-old was charged with assault on a family or household member/impeding breath circulation, the Athletic reports. A...

Police Find Missing California Mom's Body, Announce Arrest

Rachel Castillo, a mother with two young sons, was missing for three days

(Newser) - Police in the small southern California city of Simi Valley delivered grim news Monday to family and friends of Rachel Castillo, a 25-year-old mother of two who went missing last week. Per People , Castillo’s sister called 911 last Thursday after finding signs of a struggle in the apartment that...

Killer's Jarring Google Searches Did Her In

One example in Australian case: 'Killing someone with axe what part of body to go for'

(Newser) - A 34-year-old Australian woman is going to prison for 27 years for murdering her partner with an axe. As the Australian Associated Press and ABC Australia report, the unidentified woman told police she acted in self-defense in the moment, but a sampling of her Google searches in the weeks leading...

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...

Husband Kills Wife as She Files Restraining Order

Gregory Hightower, a Navy recruiter in Texas, was subsequently killed in a shootout

(Newser) - A Texas woman was in the midst of filing a domestic violence complaint against her husband when he fatally shot her as she held their baby, authorities say. Takara Hightower, 34, was being interviewed by two agents with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in the Humble home she shared with...

Alaska Faces 'Epidemic of Deadly Violence Against Women'

State has country's highest rate of women killed by men for 7th year in a row

(Newser) - Alaska is once again at the top of a grim list. The Violence Policy Center says the state is "experiencing a prolonged epidemic of deadly violence against women" and, for the seventh year in a row, has America's highest homicide rate for "female victims killed by male...

Mail Carrier Credited With Saving Woman in Attack

Christine Cambizaca let woman into her truck and locked the door in Torrington, Connecticut

(Newser) - A postal worker in Torrington, Connecticut, is being hailed as a hero after assisting a woman who was allegedly fleeing from her abusive boyfriend, reports Fox 34. USPS employee Christine Cambizaca says she was delivering mail in a residential area when a bruised, bloodied woman approached begging for help. “...

Ricky Martin's Nephew Lobs Wild Accusation
Claim Against
Ricky Martin

Nephew Withdraws Claim Against Ricky Martin

Case in Puerto Rico is dismissed in victory for the entertainer

(Newser) - Updated: A disturbing court case against Ricky Martin has been dismissed, reports People . The singer's nephew, who had accused Martin of sexual abuse, requested that his case be dismissed, and a judge in Puerto Rico agreed to the request. As a result, a restraining order issued against Martin also...

NBA Player's Wife on Instagram: 'I Can't Be Silent Anymore'

Charlotte Hornets' Miles Bridges charged with domestic violence; spouse posts photos online

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was arrested for felony domestic violence, and on Friday, his wife headed to Instagram to weigh in on what's been going on. Mychelle Johnson posted a series of photos showing apparent injuries from the alleged attack, which the LAPD says took place...

KFC Worker Calls 911 After Customer Writes Note for Help

Woman told Memphis police that her boyfriend was holding her against her will

(Newser) - A Memphis woman told police her partner was holding her against her will, had confiscated her phone, and punched her in the face when she tried to leave. That she was able to speak to police was thanks to her quick thinking, and a KFC worker who took action. The...

Husband Charged With Murder of Former Soccer Star

University of Kansas mourns Regan Gibbs

(Newser) - The husband of former Universty of Kansas soccer star Regan Gibbs was arrested after he called 911 and her body was found in their Lawrence apartment. The Lawrence Police Department says Chad Marek, 26, was arrested at the scene and "domestic violence is being investigated as a contributing factor,...

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