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Woman Pleads Guilty in 'Killer Clown' Murder
'Killer Clown' Pleads Guilty

'Killer Clown' Pleads Guilty

Sheila Keen-Warren could be out of prison in 10 months, lawyer says

(Newser) - Sheila Keen-Warren has admitted what authorities have suspected for more than 30 years: She was the person who, dressed as a clown and holding flowers and balloons, fatally shot a Florida woman on her doorstep in 1990. Keen-Warren pleaded guilty Tuesday to the second-degree murder of Marlene Warren and was...

Delay in Trial of Woman Accused of Being 'Killer Clown'

Lawyers for Sheila Keen-Warren say they need more time

(Newser) - The details of the crime are perverse: Marlene Warren opened the door to her Wellington, Fla., home in 1990 to be greeted by a person dressed as a clown, holding carnations and balloons, including one that read, "You're the greatest." The clown shot Warren in the face...

Sensing the End, Employee Brings Support Clown to Meeting
Sensing the End,
Employee Brings
Support Clown
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Sensing the End, Employee Brings Support Clown to Meeting

Balloon animals and miming enliven New Zealand ad agency firing

(Newser) - When Joshua Jack was invited to a meeting by his bosses to "discuss your role" at a New Zealand ad agency, he figured what was up. So he invited not a friend or family member to come along for support; he hired a professional clown for $200. The clown...

Killer Clown Suspect to Cops: 'Is My Husband Under Arrest?'

Sheila Keen Warren is accused of killing her husband's late wife in 1990

(Newser) - Palm Beach County prosecutors released evidence Thursday in the 28-year-old so-called "killer clown case" that they say helped lead to the arrest of Sheila Keen Warren in September at the Virginia home she shared with her husband—Michael Warren, victim Marlene Warren's widower. Per the AP , the evidence...

Arrest in 'Killer Clown' Murder, 27 Years Later

New wife of victim's husband was suspect almost from day one

(Newser) - On May 26, 1990, Marlene Warren answered the front door of her Florida home to see a woman wearing a clown costume, complete with wig and bulb nose, and carrying flowers and balloons—one of which said "You're the greatest!" The clown-costumed woman shot Warren in the...

Cops 'Terrified' by Balloon Prank for Movie It

Creepy clown sightings expected to rise

(Newser) - Police in Lititz, Pa., give a prankster points for creativity for tying red balloons to storm grates ahead of Friday's release of the movie It—but they "respectfully request they do not do that again." "We want the local prankster to know that we were completely...

Man Made Up Like Evil Clown Accused in Fatal Stabbing

Fatal attack happened outside a Torchy's Tacos in Denver

(Newser) - An altercation outside a Denver taco eatery ended in death, between a man CBS Denver describes as a "well-known transient" and a suspect who was allegedly made up like a clown and tried to flee on a scooter. KUSA reports that police found an unresponsive Brian Lucero, one stab...

Armed Clowns Allegedly Chase Kids in Pa.

Witness says they had a shotgun and pipe

(Newser) - The melee over clowns has apparently spread into 2017. Police in West Mifflin, Pa., say they're investigating a report that two men dressed as clowns carrying weapons chased a group of kids playing in the woods on Saturday. Michael Milkowski tells KDKA that he called police after his three...

Group of Clowns Allegedly Stab Skateboarder

The victim had knife wounds to his cheek, abdomen, and shoulder

(Newser) - Yes, menacing clowns are apparently still hanging around, and now they're getting stabby. A man tells police he was stabbed by a group of men dressed as clowns shortly before 9pm Friday near San Diego State University, KGTV reports. The man was riding a skateboard when he got into...

Miss. County Bans Clown Costumes for Halloween

Under punishment of a $150 fine.

(Newser) - A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween, the AP reports. Kemper County supervisors this week banned people from wearing any clown costume, mask, or makeup in public. The local law carries a $150 penalty, and it will be lifted Nov. 1....

Creepy Clowns Are Making Life Hard for Ronald

The McDonald's mascot is lying low for the time being

(Newser) - Likely hoping to avoid scaring children or being shot at , Ronald McDonald will be keeping a "low profile" until this international creepy clown epidemic is sorted out, the AP reports. In a statement released Tuesday, McDonald's says it will be "thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald's...

Parents' Clown Stunt Leads to Child's Removal From Home

Cops say 4-year-old was left alone

(Newser) - News of a "creepy clown" arrest isn't so unusual these days. But this one in Menasha, Wis., involves possible child neglect charges and the removal of a 4-year-old girl from her home. Police caught two men ages 20 and 29 wearing clown costumes about 4am Friday after getting...

Creepy Clowns Spread to the UK
Creepy Clowns
Spread to the UK

Creepy Clowns Spread to the UK

Police say there have been multiple sightings

(Newser) - British police have warned about people in clown outfits acting suspiciously and sometimes wielding knives as they follow people. The warning Saturday follows a string of incidents in recent days in an apparent effort to copy clown-related threats in the United States, the AP reports. Police in Gloucestershire said there...

Utah Cops: You Can't Just Shoot Clowns

Law is the same as for non-clowns

(Newser) - With the recent spate of clown sightings, clown hoaxes, and assorted weirdness sweeping the US, police in a Utah town have felt it necessary to clarify the law on shooting them. "Can I shoot or take action against someone that is dressed up like a clown?" is "not...

Cops: Woman Late for Work Invented Knife-Wielding Clown

But then apparently forgot to appear unnerved by fake incident

(Newser) - Police say an 18-year-old Ohio woman lied about being attacked by a knife-wielding clown as an excuse for being late for her job at McDonald's, reports WCPO-TV . Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Reading say 18-year-old Alexsandra Conley said someone dressed like a clown jumped a fence Saturday, waved...

Cops: Girl Brings Knife to School to Fend Off Clowns

The 11-year-old was arrested Friday

(Newser) - In what's either a prudent safety measure or an excellent example of media-induced hysteria, an 11-year-old girl in Georgia was arrested Friday for allegedly bringing a knife to school to protect her from clowns, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. "She said that the reason she had the knife was...

Alabama Schools Locked Down Due to Clowns on Social Media

Multiple threats reported Thursday and Friday

(Newser) - Schools across an Hale County in Alabama were on lock down Friday due to "recent threats from clowns on social media," WBRC reports. And they don't mean clowns in the pejorative sense, either. Clowns—pancake makeup, colorful hair, generally terrifying— have been causing concern and increased patrols...

NC Cops: Those Clown Sightings Were Fake

One arrested for filing false clown report

(Newser) - Those afraid of clowns can sleep a little easier in North Carolina, where authorities say at least two reports of suspicious clown sightings in Winston-Salem were fabricated. Residents first reported that a clown was trying to lure kids into woods with treats on Sept. 4. However, police say surveillance footage...

Cops Step Up Patrols After More Carolina Clown Sightings

Kids say clown tried to lure them with treats

(Newser) - Cops are seeking a suspect with white overalls, red shoes, red bushy hair, a white face, and a red nose after the latest in a string of disturbing clown sightings in the Carolinas. In the latest incident, police in Winston-Salem, NC, say the suspect tried to lure kids into woods...

Sheriff Vows to Arrest Creepy Clowns

Sightings continue in Greenville, South Carolina

(Newser) - More sightings of people dressed in clown makeup and wigs have led police in Greenville, SC, to warn that anyone doing so will be arrested. "It's illegal. It's dangerous. It's inappropriate, and it's creating community concern so it needs to stop," says Police...

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