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Brothers Killed Their Dad, Then Themselves: Police

Ohio police chief calls apparent murder-suicide 'bizarre'

(Newser) - Police in Beachwood, Ohio, say two brothers shot and killed their father, then fatally shot themselves during an ensuing SWAT standoff, Cleveland.com reports. Dr. Richard Warn, 59, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds inside his home Thursday night after his wife returned without her keys and was unable... More »

Ex-Congressional Candidate Accused of Killing Treasurer

The pair may have been married

(Newser) - A former Democratic congressional candidate in Georgia was charged last week with the murder of her campaign treasurer. The former campaign manager for Kellie Lynn Collins, who ultimately dropped out of this year's race for the 10th Congressional District seat, tells the Augusta Chronicle that Collins, 31, had been... More »

Cops: Teen Girl Kills Nephew, Hides Body in Her Room

Colorado 16-year-old to be charged as adult in murder of Jordan Vong, 7

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl killed her 7-year-old nephew, then concealed the secret and his body as a community frantically searched, according to police. Denver's Jordan Vong was reported missing around 4:30pm on Aug. 6, hours after his mother had last seen him, prompting officers to search a 20-block radius,... More »

Male Model Guilty of Murdering Rival

It started with an online feud, London police say

(Newser) - A British fashion model has been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social media-fueled dispute. A jury found George Koh guilty on Monday of stabbing Harry Uzoka through the heart outside Uzoka's London home, the AP reports. The 25-year-old victim was signed to London's Premier... More »

Cops Probe Town of 11 People After Disappearance

Police investigate Larrimah, Australia, after day laborer Paddy Moriarty and his dog vanish

(Newser) - Everyone in the town of Larrimah is under investigation for the disappearance of Paddy Moriarty—and that means all 11 people. Authorities are poking around this dusty Australian pitstop after Moriarty, a day laborer, vanished along with his dog one night last December, the New York Times reports. Top suspects... More »

Stephen King's Son Thinks He's Found Murder Victim in Jaws

'If nothing else, it's a pretty good little ghost story'

(Newser) - "What if the young murder victim no one has ever been able to identify has been seen by hundreds of millions of people in a beloved summer classic?" It's a wild idea, but one Joe Hill just can't shake since seeing Jaws on the big screen in... More »

Cops: Famed Botanist Killed by Own Daughter

But suspect's lawyer says Australia's Mary White, 92, 'had no enjoyment of life'

(Newser) - An environmental scientist bestowed the Order of Australia was killed by her own daughter in the aged-care facility where she lived with dementia, according to police. Mary White was found dead in her room at the Warrigal aged-care home in Bundanoon, New South Wales, on Sunday. Police now allege her... More »

Baby-Killer Murdered Months After Release

3 men from Welsh village now in custody

(Newser) - A British man who killed a baby in 1985 was murdered weeks after moving to a home just 11 miles away from the scene of the crime. David Gaut, 54, was found dead in his home in New Tredegar, Wales, on Saturday afternoon, the Telegraph reports. Three local men— Darren... More »

Teen Allegedly Killed Parents After Grim Internet Search

Investigators say Daejona Holmes searched for 'scary movies where kids kill parents'

(Newser) - A 15-year-old Kansas City girl has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder after allegedly killing her parents, prosecutors announced Monday—and police allege they found some damning content on her phone. WDAF reports Daejona Holmes placed a 911 call on April 9 saying her parents—Kinderly Holmes, 37,... More »

Man Shot Dead Trying to Save Abused Puppy

His fiancee wants to adopt it

(Newser) - A 37-year-old Tennessee man was shot dead after challenging a man who was abusing a puppy, police say. Fiancee Sue Hoskins, who recently moved back to the state from Iowa with Robert Wilson, tells the Tennessean that he tried to stop a man who was holding a Yorkshire terrier puppy... More »

Hunt for Suspect in Doctor's Slaying Ends in Suicide

Officers confronted Joseph James Pappas

(Newser) - The suspected killer of Mark Hausknecht—former cardiologist to President George HW Bush—has taken his own life. "This is our suspect. The suspect's deceased," Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a Friday press conference, NBC reports. Police say Joseph James Pappas shot himself in the... More »

Killing of Bush's Doctor Likely an Act of Revenge: Cops

Joseph James Pappas named as suspect

(Newser) - A man suspected of killing one of former President George HW Bush's doctors may have been seeking revenge for his mother, who died on the doctor's operating table more than 20 years ago, authorities said Wednesday. Joseph James Pappas, 62, should be considered armed, dangerous, and possibly suicidal,... More »

Married at 7, Girl Was Dead by 9

Murder in Afghanistan raises plight of child brides

(Newser) - The murder of a 9-year-old girl, allegedly by her 35-year-old husband, is punctuating a disturbing UN report on child marriages in Afghanistan. A bride at age 7, the girl identified as Samia was beaten and strangled to death in the Qads district of Badghis province on Sunday, per Tolo News... More »

Anne Hathaway's Words Reverberate in Wake of Murder

Nia Wilson's Sunday night death in Oakland prompts a strong outcry

(Newser) - Sisters Nia and Lahtifa Wilson were headed home from a family gathering Sunday night when the unthinkable happened : Police say 27-year-old paroled felon John Lee Cowell fatally stabbed 18-year-old Nia in a "prison-style attack" on an Oakland train station platform; her 26-year-old sister was injured. Police have framed the... More »

Inn Worker: I 'Blacked Out,' and Found the Cook Dead

Derek Shawn Pendergraft, 20, is facing life in prison

(Newser) - A North Carolina man is facing up to life in prison for allegedly murdering his co-worker at a picturesque North Carolina inn, CBS News reports. The FBI says Sara Ellis, 29, never returned from a Tuesday hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway with her 20-year-old co-worker Derek Shawn Pendergraft. He... More »

A Bride-to-Be and Her Fiance Celebrated. Hours Later, Death

Jacqueline Souza charged with 2nd-degree murder after pair allegedly argued over infidelity

(Newser) - After leaving a celebration of the couple's pending nuptials, a bride-to-be fatally stabbed her fiance over a potential wedding guest, according to police. Jacqueline Souza, 31, called 911 from a home in Colorado Springs shortly after midnight Saturday, soon after leaving a local bar. When authorities arrived, they found... More »

$50M Suit Filed by Family of Woman Killed by Minn. Cop

Justine Ruszczyk Damond's father says problems within Minneapolis PD are 'systemic'

(Newser) - The family of an Australian-US citizen who was killed by a Minneapolis cop last year after she called 911 to report a possible assault filed a lawsuit Monday alleging the officer conspired with his partner to hide what really happened. The complaint filed in US District Court alleges Justine Ruszczyk... More »

Before LA Standoff, a Feud With Grandma Over Girlfriend

Trader Joe's hostage situation stemmed from domestic situation: suspect's cousin

(Newser) - A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at the grandmother's home exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking dozens of people hostage inside a Los Angeles supermarket, a relative said Sunday. Investigators believe Gene Evin Atkins, 28, shot his grandmother several times... More »

Photos Show Bush's Doctor Moments Before He Was Killed

Surveillance photos show Dr. Mark Hausknecht and the biker who allegedly shot him

(Newser) - Houston police released a composite sketch Sunday of the man who allegedly shot and killed George HW Bush's former cardiologist, ABC News reports. Dr. Mark Hausknecht and the suspect were both biking Friday morning when the suspect, described as a "thin but fit" clean-shaven white or Hispanic male... More »

Olympic Figure Skater Stabbed to Death

Authorities say thieves killed Denis Ten

(Newser) - Kazakhstan is in mourning for a beloved Olympic athlete who was murdered by thieves on a street in the country's biggest city. Authorities in the central Asian country say Denis Ten, a 25-year-old figure skater, was fatally stabbed in Almaty by two men who had been trying to steal... More »

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