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He Saw His Dad Murdered. Days Later, He Disappeared

Teen's mom has been charged in father's death

(Newser) - He's 14 years old, he saw his father murdered last summer, his mother has now been charged with the crime—and the FBI wants to know where he is. Jacob Caldwell and his two siblings saw father Robert Caldwell shot to death in a parking lot in Riverside, Ohio,... More »

Ex Arrested in Nicaragua Over Student's NY Death

Police say Haley Anderson's death was a homicide

(Newser) - An ex-boyfriend has been arrested in Nicaragua over the killing of college student Haley Anderson in New York. Anderson, 22, who hails from Long Island, was found dead in an off-campus house at the State University of New York at Binghamton in upstate New York Friday, WABC reports. The exact... More »

Buyer Was Misled About Home's Violent Past, Judge Rules

Judge rules it was justifiable for buyer to pull out of the sale

(Newser) - A Vancouver woman backed out of her agreement to buy a $6.1 million mansion after finding out an alleged Chinese mob leader had been shot to death at its front gate, and on Friday, a judge ruled in her favor in the ensuing court case. The house's previous... More »

Cold Case Arrest Touches Head of Mass. State Police

Col. Kerry Gilpin's sister was murdered 31 years ago

(Newser) - Four months ago, Col. Kerry Gilpin took over as superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, but her name is getting national news now with the announcement that a suspect in her sister's 1986 murder has been arrested. Tracy Gilpin was 15 when she left a party in Kingston and... More »

Arnold Accuses Oil Companies of 'Knowingly Killing' People

Schwarzenegger says he's going after Big Oil for 'first-degree murder'

(Newser) - Like Big Tobacco, Big Oil has been complicit in "knowingly killing people all over the world," due to the global warming caused by fossil fuels, and they're about to be held accountable for it, per one of California's most high-profile ex-governors. Arnold Schwarzenegger recorded a live... More »

Mom, Sister Charged After Body Found With Sheep Heads

Jacob Millison killed after family dispute, police say

(Newser) - When 29-year-old Jacob Millison vanished in Colorado nearly three years ago, friends knew exactly where to look. "Literally days before he went missing he told us if anything ever happened to him, it was his family," one friend tells CBS Denver . They're now celebrating the arrests of... More »

He Spoke of a School Shooting. Years Later, He Allegedly Killed 6

Fredrick Demond Scott indicted in 3 Missouri killings on Friday

(Newser) - In 2014, Fredrick Demond Scott threatened to "shoot the school up, Columbine-style," according to court records cited by the Washington Post . He didn't do that, but prosecutors say he did cause the shooting deaths of six people in Missouri. The 23-year-old had last August been charged in... More »

Cops: Missing Mom's Killer Strangled Her in a Rage

Virginia woman Terri Lynn St. John was apparently killed by acquaintance

(Newser) - A Virginia woman found dead last week was apparently murdered by an acquaintance during a vicious argument, the Washington Post reports. Middlesex County investigators say Terri Lynn St. John, 23, whose disappearance last week sparked an investigation , was killed by Alvin Keyser outside her home. "Keyser stated to detectives... More »

Dam Exec Arrested in Activist's Death

Roberto David Castillo is nabbed in Honduras

(Newser) - Honduran authorities arrested an executive with a dam development company Friday in the 2016 killing of indigenous and environmental activist Berta Caceres, calling him an intellectual author of a crime that sparked an international outcry, the AP reports. Roberto David Castillo Mejia, who at the time of the slaying was... More »

Body of Missing Woman Found Near Her Home

Acquaintance charged with murder of 23-year-old TerriLynn St. John

(Newser) - The body of a Virginia woman reported missing Tuesday after her young children were found home alone was discovered Thursday morning about a mile from her house, WTVR reports. According to WVEC , the 23-year-old acquaintance who led authorities to the leaf-covered body of 23-year-old TerriLynn St. John has been arrested... More »

Murder Suspect on Trial Claims Victim's Beau Was Involved

Wisconsin case could hinge on Fitbit, Google data

(Newser) - A felon is on trial for the slaying of a mother of three in Wisconsin, but his lawyers argue the man who actually did the crime is the victim's boyfriend. Now, Fitbit and Google data could help resolve the case. Attorneys for George Burch, 40—who is alleged to... More »

Men Accused of Satanic Murder Cleared After 26 Years

Kentucky men spent more than 20 years in prison

(Newser) - An Innocence Project lawyer says it's the worst miscarriage of justice she has ever seen—and it's one that kept two men behind bars for more than half their lives. Garr Keith Hardin and Jeffrey Dewayne Clark, who spent 24 years in prison in Kentucky after being accused... More »

NC Man Killed on Livestream Minutes After Visiting Police

Douglas Colson, 65, identified as suspect

(Newser) - Prentis Robinson often used social media to draw attention to crimes including drug dealing in the North Carolina town of Wingate. "I'm trying to keep the neighborhood quiet like this—peaceful," he explained to a Facebook Live audience Monday morning as he walked his neighborhood with a... More »

Woman Studying to Be Doctor Was Murdered at the Library

Deane Kenny Stryker, 22, was stabbed to death Saturday in Winchester, Mass.

(Newser) - The public library in Winchester, Mass., is closed until at least Tuesday, per a Facebook post, for a reason both unexpected and horrifying: On Saturday morning, a woman was fatally stabbed with a hunting knife there in what authorities are calling an unprovoked attack. quotes Middlesex District Attorney... More »

Japan Arrested US Tourist, Then Found a Severed Head

27-year-old woman was captured on video entering a building, but not exiting

(Newser) - A New Yorker who arrived in Japan in January to see the country has been in custody since Thursday, originally accused of confining a 27-year-old Japanese woman in an apartment. Now, a gruesome twist: That woman's head was on Saturday found in another apartment tied to Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar.... More »

Cops: She Killed 6-Month Old, 2 Who Were Even Younger

Nancy Moronez's daughter went to police

(Newser) - A Wisconsin woman has been charged with suffocating three babies more than 30 years ago—cases that investigators initially attributed to sudden infant death syndrome, prosecutors said Friday. The cases were reopened in March 2015 after Nancy Moronez's daughter told police her mother confessed to suffocating Moronez's son... More »

10 US Cities Plagued by Murder

St. Louis' murder rate is highest, with 59.8 murders for every 100,000 residents

(Newser) - It's not exactly an honor any US city wants to claim, but 10 of them have been dubbed the "murder capitals" of America, per 24/7 Wall St. The site, which notes a recent spike in murders (nearly 1,400 more across the nation in 2016 than in 2015),... More »

Husband of Online Exhibitionist Arrested for Her Murder: Cops

Kat West was found dead outside her Alabama home last month

(Newser) - The partially nude body of 42-year-old Kat West was found face down in the street outside her home in a small Alabama town last month; now her husband has been arrested in connection with her murder, reports. William "Jeff" West, 44, was arrested Thursday morning—nearly six... More »

With His Execution Nigh, a Big Twist in Texas

Thomas Whitaker's case is in Gov. Greg Abbott's hands

(Newser) - The crime was horrific, the aftermath doubly so: A Texas family of four was shot by a masked gunman in December 2003. Kent Whitaker's wife and one of his two sons didn't make it, and Whitaker's initial desire for vengeance gave way to a decision to forgive,... More »

Caught by Camera, Nurse Now Charged With Murder

2 others indicted in James Dempsey's 2014 death

(Newser) - Nurses fired after a video appeared to show them ignoring a World War II veteran's calls for help before his death at a Georgia nursing home are now facing criminal charges, including a murder charge in one case. A grand jury on Tuesday indicted former licensed nurse Loyce Pickquet... More »

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