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Ex-Paramedic Who Injected Elijah McClain Hears His Fate

Jeremy Cooper sentenced to 4 years' probation, 14 months of work release for administering ketamine

(Newser) - A former paramedic who injected Elijah McClain with a powerful sedative avoided prison Friday and was sentenced to 14 months in jail with work release and probation in the killing of the Black man that helped fuel the 2020 racial injustice protests. Jeremy Cooper, 49, had faced up to three...

Bodies Found, Arrests Made in Case of Missing Kansas Women

In Oklahoma, 4 face first-degree murder charges after Veronica Butler, Jilian Kelley vanished

(Newser) - A pair of big updates came in over the weekend regarding two Kansas women who went missing last month after traveling to Oklahoma, including four arrests and the discovery of two bodies. On Saturday, four individuals were detained in Texas and Cimarron counties in the case of Veronica Butler, 27,...

Woman, 85, Kills Intruder in Shootout While Cuffed to Chair

'Her grit, determination, and will to live appear to be what saved her that night'

(Newser) - It was a textbook case of justifiable homicide and "one of the most heroic acts of self-preservation I have ever heard of," a county prosecutor in Idaho wrote Tuesday, describing how an 85-year-old woman managed to kill her attacker despite being handcuffed and shot herself during a home...

NYC Subway Rider Is Fatally Pushed Onto Tracks

24-year-old suspect charged with murder

(Newser) - A New York City subway rider was pushed onto the tracks and killed by a train, reports the AP , the latest in a string of violent episodes in the city's transit system that have prompted officials to beef up policing in the subway system. The shoving victim, who hasn'...

Across 2 States, a Carjacking Killing Spree

Andre Gordon Jr., 26, is in custody, accused of murdering 3 family members in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - A man faces murder charges in Pennsylvania and carjacking and weapons charges in New Jersey after allegedly killing three family members, carjacking vehicles in both states, and evading law enforcement for hours as police mobilized, authorities said Sunday. Andre Gordon Jr., 26, is charged in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with three...

Prison Escapees Face Murder Charges for Missing US Couple

Grenada charges 3 men who allegedly hijacked husband and wife's yacht, threw them overboard

(Newser) - Authorities have pressed murder charges against a trio of escaped prisoners, accused of hijacking an American couple's yacht last month and throwing them overboard . Per a statement from the Royal Grenada Police Force cited by CNN , 30-year-old Ron Mitchell, 25-year-old Atiba Stanisclaus, and 23-year-old Trevon Robertson (who'd originally...

Teen Charged With Killing 6 Near Canada's Capital

Victims in Barrhaven include mom, 4 kids

(Newser) - A 19-year-old from Sri Lanka has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in one of the worst mass killings Canada's capital region has ever seen. Police initially described the Wednesday murders in a home in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven as...

Charges Against US Senator's Son Upgraded
US Senator's Son
Pleads Not Guilty

US Senator's Son Pleads Not Guilty

Ian Cramer has not yet entered a plea on the most serious charges he faces, though

(Newser) - Sen. Kevin Cramer's son on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges related to alleged crimes that took place before the police chase that ended with a North Dakota sheriff's deputy dead, but Ian Cramer has yet to enter a plea on the main charges against him. The 42-year-old'...

Paramedic Hears His Fate Over Death of Elijah McClain

Peter Cichuniec sentenced to 5 years behind bars for his role in death of Black man in Colorado

(Newser) - Colorado paramedic Peter Cichuniec was sentenced Friday to five years in prison in a rare prosecution of medical responders following the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man whose name became part of the rallying cries for social justice that swept the US in 2020. McClain was walking down the...

Cops Make Gruesome Finds in Long Island Park

Severed body parts are from at least 2 people

(Newser) - Police in Long Island have found multiple body parts and they're trying to determine how many victims they belong to. Suffolk County police say a girl walking to school Thursday morning found a severed left arm close to a road near Southards Pond Park in Babylon, the AP reports....

Soldier Surrenders After 4 Shot Dead in Germany

Motive still unknown as investigation centers on town of Rotenburg

(Newser) - Four people are dead and a suspect has turned himself in after shootings in two locations in northern Germany—and that suspect is reportedly one of that nation's soldiers. Police on Friday said the shooting took place overnight in the rural areas of Bothel and Scheessel, and that the...

Horrific Cases of Femicide Spur Protests Across Africa

Brutal murders in Kenya, Somalia, and Cameroon have sparked protests

(Newser) - Recent acts of femicide and gender-based violence across several African countries—including Kenya, Somalia, and Cameroon—have prompted protests and calls for government action. The details are harrowing, and include beheadings, immolation, and mutilation, with the majority of cases involving intimate partners, the New York Times reports. Women's rights...

2 Found Fatally Shot in College Dorm

Police are treating deaths as homicides at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

(Newser) - A lockdown has been lifted at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs after two people were found shot dead in an on-campus dorm. Per KKTV , Colorado Springs police say that a lockdown and shelter-in-place directive were put in place after shots were reported around 6am local time on Friday, with students,...

Baby Decapitated During Delivery Was a Homicide

Police in Clayton County, Georgia, forward findings to district attorney

(Newser) - A medical examiner's office has ruled the death of an infant decapitated during childbirth at a hospital in Georgia as a homicide. In a lawsuit, Jessica Ross, 20, claims her doctor, Tracy St. Julian, tried for hours to deliver her son, whose shoulder had become wedged in the birth...

US Sends Out a 'Startling' Alert for This Island Nation

Security warning notes that 18 murders have taken place already this year in Nassau in the Bahamas

(Newser) - It may not actually be better in the Bahamas, at least not at the moment, according to a new security alert . The warning disseminated last week by the US Embassy in Nassau notes there've been 18 murders this year so far in the Bahamian capital alone, and that "...

After a Gruesome Murder, a Horrifying YouTube Video

Pennsylvania's Justin Mohr accused of decapitating his 'traitor' father, displaying head in online clip

(Newser) - January has come to a gruesome end in Pennsylvania's Bucks County, where a man has been accused of beheading his own father and displaying his head in a grisly YouTube video. Law enforcement sources tell the Philadelphia Inquirer that 32-year-old Justin Mohn was arrested Tuesday night in Fort Indiantown...

Man Killed in Triple Murder Wasn't Supposed to Be Home

20-year-old victim typically would have been at work on a Friday afternoon

(Newser) - One of the victims of a Minnesota home invasion and triple murder wasn't supposed to be at home at the time. Jorge Reyes-Jungwirth, 20, normally worked at his tree removal job on Fridays, but his boss told him to take last Friday off because it was going to be...

Man 'On the Lam' Arrested 30 Years After Wife's Brutal Murder

Virginia's Jose Lazaro Cruz has been extradited back to States after trying to cross into Costa Rica

(Newser) - A Virginia man on the run for more than three decades has been extradited back to the States, wanted in the long-ago killing of his then-estranged young wife. In a Monday presser, officials with the Fairfax County PD announced that Jose Lazaro Cruz is in their custody, nearly two years...

Long Island Serial Killer Suspect Hit With New Charge

Rex Heuermann had previously been named prime suspect in murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes

(Newser) - An architect charged in a string of slayings known as the Gilgo Beach killings was accused Tuesday in the death of a fourth woman, a Connecticut mother of two who vanished in 2007 and whose remains were found more than three years later along a coastal highway in New York....

Texas Cops Have a Big Clue in Killing of Pregnant Teen

San Antonio police release video showing 2 persons of interest after double murder

(Newser) - On Thursday, the medical examiner in Texas' Bexar County officially identified two bodies found in a car Tuesday in San Antonio as those of pregnant 18-year-old Savanah Soto and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Matthew Guerra. KSAT notes that the cause of death for both was listed as a gunshot wound to...

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