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New Charges: LI Serial Killer Suspect Was At It Longer Than Thought

Heuermann charged in 2 new killings; prosecutors say they found 'blueprint' to do better 'next time'

(Newser) - The New York architect previously accused of killing four women and leaving their corpses scattered along a coastal highway was charged Thursday in the deaths of two more women, instead of the one that prosecutors had hinted at earlier in the week . Rex Heuermann, 60, was set to appear before...

Trooper Who Rammed Car Into Suspect Charged With Murder

Det. Sgt. Brian Keely, 50, faces second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges

(Newser) - A Michigan State Police trooper has been charged with murder in the April death of a 25-year-old man whom he struck with an unmarked squad car during a police chase. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Tuesday said Det. Sgt. Brian Keely, 50, would be charged with one count of...

Man Who Sought Revenge at Wrong Home Pleads Guilty

Kevin Bui was accused of setting fire that killed 5 Senegalese family members in Colorado

(Newser) - A Colorado man pleaded guilty Friday to a house fire that killed five members of a Senegalese family in 2020 in a case of misplaced revenge caused by mistakenly tracking his stolen iPhone to the home. Kevin Bui pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. A plea deal reached...

Doctor Who Allegedly Poisoned Wife Quickly Hopped on Bumble

Search warrant seeks access to his data from the dating site

(Newser) - Poison specialist Connor Bowman is accused of fatally poisoning his 32-year-old wife last summer, and a new warrant filed Tuesday in the case reveals details of his alleged behavior on a dating app around the time of her death, CBS News reports. An autopsy showed Betty Bowman died on Aug....

Cops: Man Confesses to Killing Wife Over Medical Bills

It was Ronnie Wiggs' third attempt at murder, police say

(Newser) - A man charged with murder in Missouri has allegedly confessed to killing his wife on his third attempt, saying he could no longer afford to pay her medical bills. The unidentified 72-year-old woman was found without a pulse Friday in her hospital bed at Centerpoint Medical Center in the Kansas...

2 Women Dead, 5-Year-Old Girl Shot in New Mexico Park

And a missing infant girl was found Monday morning

(Newser) - Two women were found dead and a 5-year-old girl critically injured at a park near Clovis, New Mexico, authorities said Sunday. Meanwhile, the FBI found an abducted 10-month-old girl, who's the daughter of one of the victims, reports CNN , and a suspect is in custody. The FBI didn't...

Person Fishing With a Magnet Finds Evidence in 2015 Murders

Bud and June Runion responded to ad hoping to buy a classic car

(Newser) - Someone using a magnet to fish for metal objects in a Georgia creek pulled up a rifle, as well as some lost belongings of a couple found slain in the same area more than nine years ago. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the items dragged from Horse Creek in...

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,...

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...

Cops: Man Killed Wife, Their 3 Children, Teen Relative

Bodies found at various locations in Manitoba over the weekend

(Newser) - A Canadian man has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his wife, three young children, and a 17-year-old female relative, per the AP . Royal Canadian Mounted Police say Ryan Howard Manoakeesick, 29, has been charged in the deaths of his 30-year-old wife and the...

Trooper Charged With Murder in Shooting of Black Motorist

County attorney says Minnesota trooper's use of deadly force wasn't justified

(Newser) - A Minnesota state trooper was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting of motorist Ricky Cobb II , who failed to get out of his car during a July traffic stop and took his foot off the brake when officers tried to arrest him. In announcing charges of second-degree unintentional murder,...

Cops Arrest Murder Suspect, Find Grisly Evidence in Pocket

Police in Pueblo, Colorado, say Solomon Martinez had victim's severed hand

(Newser) - A man suspected of killing a woman in Colorado had a severed hand in his pocket when he was arrested, according to police. Solomon Martinez, a security guard, was arrested at work on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of the woman, whose body was discovered in a creek...

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....

Suspect Named in 3 Cold Case Murders in Virginia

Authorities investigate links the deceased Alan Wade Wilmer Sr. may have to other killings

(Newser) - If he were alive today, Alan Wade Wilmer Sr. would be charged in three cold case murders. But the fisherman and hunter—positively linked to two of the "Colonial Parkway Murders," a series of double killings in the late 1980s, as well as the murder of a woman—...

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...

Cops: Teen Angry Over Christmas Gifts Fatally Shot Sister

Teen boys, 14 and 15, are now in custody in Pinellas County, Florida

(Newser) - A Christmas shopping trip ended in tragedy for one Florida family. Per NBC Miami and WFLA , authorities in Pinellas County say a 14-year-old became upset on Christmas Eve after believing his 15-year-old brother was getting more gifts for the holiday and pulled a gun on him at their grandmother's...

Mom, 4 Young Kids Meet an 'Exceptionally Violent' Death

Children's father arrested after brutal murders in apartment east of Paris

(Newser) - Four children between 9 months and 10 years old and their mother were killed in their apartment east of Paris, in what the local prosecutor called an exceptionally violent crime. Authorities said the children's father was arrested Tuesday and is the primary suspect. Neighbors spotted a pool of blood...

He Wanted to Be a Cop, Ended Up Wrongfully Imprisoned

Brian Beals, 57, spent 35 years behind bars in 'egregious' case

(Newser) - A Chicago man who spent 35 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit was freed Tuesday after a judge vacated his conviction and dismissed all charges. Brian Beals, 57, struggled to find the right words to describe his feelings as he stood outside Robinson Correctional Center in...

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