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Woman Who Posed as Doctor Gets Life for Patient Deaths

German woman was sentenced on 3 counts of murder, 10 of attempted murder

(Newser) - A German court on Wednesday sentenced a woman who posed as a doctor to life in prison for causing the deaths of several people she treated. Judges at the regional court in Kassel said the evidence showed the 51-year-old woman, whose name was not given in line with German privacy...

US Marshals: Suspect in Cyclist's Death Boarded Plane

Law enforcement believe Kaitlin Armstrong flew out of Austin on May 14

(Newser) - The woman suspected of killing cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson may no longer be in Texas. The Austin-American Statesman reports that US Marshals say Kaitlin Armstrong boarded a flight out of Austin on May 14, three days after 25-year-old Wilson was found dead in an East Austin home. It's thought...

Daughter's Boyfriend Guilty of Killing Her Parents

Khari Sanford convicted of killing University of Wisconsin physician and her husband

(Newser) - Update: A man has been found guilty of fatally shooting a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband, who were the parents of his girlfriend, and leaving their bodies at the school's arboretum. Jurors in Dane County on Monday convicted 20-year-old Khari Sanford of two counts of first-degree intentional...

2 Sisters Slain in Suspected Honor Killing

So far, 6 men, including relatives, have been arrested

(Newser) - The topic of honor killing is again in the headlines, and this time it's killings—plural. Police in Pakistan have arrested six men and charged them with murdering two sisters in their 20s, reports the Guardian . Based on accounts in the AP and Express Tribune , authorities laid out the...

After Star Cyclist's Murder, a Love Triangle Emerges
Woman Accused of Killing
Star Cyclist Is at Large
the rundown

Woman Accused of Killing Star Cyclist Is at Large

Police say Anna Moriah Wilson was killed by Kaitlin Armstrong as part of a love triangle

(Newser) - The murder of one of the best cyclists in the nation, if not the world, shocked the riding community earlier this month in Texas. Now, authorities say a love triangle is at the heart of the killing of 25-year-old Anna Moriah Wilson. Coverage:
  • Suspect: Police and federal agents accuse Kaitlin
...

His Startup Is About to Go Public. He's Also a Killer

Inside the story of Harel Hershtik

(Newser) - When he was 20 years old, Harel Hershtik planned and executed a murder, shooting his victim in the head and burying the body in a crime that a quarter of a century later is still widely remembered for its grisly details. Today, he is the brains behind an Israeli health-tech...

Jury Acquits Man Who Once Confessed in Teacher's Death

Ryan Duke, convicted on a lesser charge, now says a friend killed Tara Grinstead

(Newser) - Update: A Georgia jury has acquitted Ryan Duke of murder charges in the 2005 killing of a high school teacher in her home, a crime he once confessed to. The defendant reversed his confession during the nine-day trial, Fox News reports, and accused his best friend instead. He said Bo...

Elite Biker Shot and Killed at 25
Elite Cyclist Shot, Killed at 25

Elite Cyclist Shot, Killed at 25

Anna Moriah Wilson was planning to race last weekend

(Newser) - An elite gravel and mountain bike racer was found fatally shot in an Austin, Texas, apartment last week. Anna Moriah Wilson, 25, had been staying with a friend in the city ahead of last weekend's Gravel Locos race, which she was a favorite to win. That friend called 911...

In Court, Victim's Relative Calls Buffalo Suspect a 'Coward'
'Payton, You're a Coward!'

'Payton, You're a Coward!'

Suspected Buffalo shooter makes court appearance, is jeered by relative of a victim

(Newser) - The legal case against the accused gunman in Buffalo's mass shooting advanced on Thursday, but not before Payton Gendron got a message from a relative of one of the victims. "Payton, you're a coward!" shouted the family member as the 18-year-old was being led from a...

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,...

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...

After Girl, 7, Mauled to Death by Dog, 4 Family Members Charged

Olivia Floyd died after Rottweiler attacked her in Va.; grandparents charged with murder

(Newser) - A family tragedy around the horrific death of a 7-year-old Virginia girl has been compounded by the arrests of her grandparents and parents. Earlier this year, WHSV reported on a dog attack in Augusta County, Va., in which Olivia Grace Floyd was killed. Police who arrived at a Waynesboro residence...

PI: Moab Murder Suspect 'Had Animus Toward These Girls'

PI: Adam Pinkusiewicz complained co-worker Crystal Turner was getting special treatment

(Newser) - The suspect in the slaying of a newlywed couple in Utah "had animus toward these girls," according to a private investigator working on behalf of the families of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Beck Turner. The two women were found shot to death near their campsite in the La...

Police Name Suspect in Deaths of Women at Utah Campsite

Newlyweds Kylen Schulte, Crystal Turner were shot dead in August

(Newser) - Authorities say they finally have a suspect in the murders of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner , who were found dead on Aug. 18 near their Utah campsite—and there's a thin connection between him and the women. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Grand County Sheriff’s Office named...

Sheriff: Man Killed Girlfriend, Died While Burying Her Body

Joseph McKinnon's body was found first outside South Carolina home

(Newser) - Joseph McKinnon would be a good candidate for a Darwin award if the details surrounding his demise weren't so grim. Officials say the South Carolina man died of a heart attack during the process of burying his girlfriend, whom he'd strangled to death. The Edgefield County Sheriff's...

Jilted Ex Accused of Lover's Murder: 'I Couldn't Accept It'

David Bonola allegedly said Orsolya Gaal was 'cheating on me,' 'gave me HIV'

(Newser) - The handyman accused of murdering his lover in the Queens home she shared with her husband and two children then stuffing her body in her son's hockey bag, has offered motives for his alleged actions: He believed Orsolya Gaal was "cheating on me" and "gave me HIV,...

Anti-Mafia Prosecutor Shot Dead on Honeymoon

Paraguayan prosecutor Marcelo Pecci was killed in Colombia hours after pregnancy announcement

(Newser) - A Paraguayan prosecutor known for fighting against organized crime was shot dead Tuesday while vacationing in Colombia on his honeymoon, hours after his wife posted a pregnancy announcement. "The best wedding gift ... the approaching life that is a testimony to the sweetest love," read the caption of the...

Crash of Small Plane Kills 2 Wanted Gang Members

Including the No. 2 on Canada's most-wanted list

(Newser) - Two men with ties to organized crime—one an alleged international hit man and the other accused in a murder plot, both with outstanding warrants for their arrests—have died in a small plane crash in Canada. Authorities are investigating what brought down the plane over a stretch of forest...

26 Years After Murder, Note to Cops Leads to Arrest

Jade Benning accused of stabbing boyfriend Christopher Harvey in Santa Ana, California

(Newser) - For more than two decades, police in Southern California wondered who killed 22-year-old Christopher Harvey in his own apartment. Then they got a major hint contained in an anonymous note. The letter, submitted to police in January 2020, implicated Harvey's live-in girlfriend Jade Benning, who'd pointed the finger...

'I Pushed a Bloke. He Went Over the Edge'

Australian court hears confession in 1988 murder of American Scott Johnson

(Newser) - A man told police he killed American mathematician Scott Johnson in 1988 by pushing the 27-year-old off a Sydney cliff in what prosecutors describe as a gay hate crime, a court heard on Monday. Scott White, 51, appeared in the New South Wales state Supreme Court for a sentencing hearing...

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