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Daily true-crime news and coverage of high-profile criminal cases from around the country and around the globe, five days a week.

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Looking forward

By Manda_Panda01 - Dec 05 2019
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I am always looking forward to hearing this every morning before I start my work day!

Thanks

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Daily true-crime news and coverage of high-profile criminal cases from around the country and around the globe, five days a week.

Nov 29, 2019

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A California father allegedly murdered his wife and three children over the course of a week, then drove to a police station, with the body of his oldest son in the vehicle, and turned himself in.

A US District court rejected a request for resentencing made by Idaho inmate, Torey Adamcik. Adamcik and his accomplice, Brian Draper, were both 16 in 2006, when they murdered their classmate, Cassie Jo Stoddard. The boys, who were fascinated by slasher movies and saw themselves as budding serial killers, planned the murder as a thrill-kill. Both Adamcik and Draper were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole as juveniles, a sentence since ruled unconstitutional.

Finally, in Dunedin, NZ, 32-year-old doctor, Venod Skantha, was found guilty of the murder of 16-year-old Amber Rose Rush. Skantha, whose medical career was already in jeopardy after showing up to work intoxicated, murdered Rush so she could not expose his inappropriate relationships with local teens, destroying what was left of his reputation.

Nov 29 2019

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Nov 28, 2019

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An upstate New York teen allegedly killed his parents, and stayed living in the family home for three weeks, before the deaths were discovered.

Utah police conducting a routine wellness check on a resident of a retirement community discovered a 75-year-old woman dead, apparently of natural causes. A search of her apartment uncovered the body of an adult man, identified as her husband, in a deep freezer. Police suspect foul play in the husband’s death.

Finally, the suspect in the killing of Chicago student, Ruth George, has allegedly confessed to the murder, saying he assaulted and killed George because she ignored his cat calls.

Happy Thanksgiving, from the Incongruity Team!

Nov 28 2019

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Nov 27, 2019

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A 13-year-old boy from St. Petersburg, Florida has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of his grandmother.

In Michigan, a man has been arrested in connection with a 1980 cold case murder of a pilot’s wife.

The son of a deputy sheriff in Alabama was arrested and charged with the murder of a Sheriff of a neighboring county.

Finally, in Coral Springs, Florida, a woman arrested for the murder of her gym buddy, who was found shot dead in her driveway.

Nov 27 2019

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Oct 23, 2019

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A New Hampshire man, already in prison facing charges for opening fire at a wedding, is now facing additional charges for assaulting his attorney when he came to visit him in jail.

In Wisconsin, a young woman is on trial for the savage murder of her ex-boyfriend, who was stabbed 16 times and had his penis mutilated post-mortem.

Finally, in Denver, the mother of a seven-year-old girl who died of terminal illness in 2017 is facing murder and fraud charges in her death.

Oct 23 2019

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Nov 26, 2019

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The US Supreme Court has declined to hear Adnan Syed’s appeal for a new trial. Remains discovered in Alabama are believed to be those of missing college student, Aniah Blanchard.

A Utah man is charged with the murder of his mother, who was stabbed in her apartment. Two South Carolina inmates, serving life in prison, murdered four other inmates in a demented bid to be sentenced to death. They have been sentenced to four additional life sentences.

Finally, the trial of Bradley Robert Edwards begins in Perth, Western Australia. Edwards is accused of being the so-called “Claremont Serial Killer” who terrorized Perth in 1996 and 1997.

Nov 26 2019

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Oct 24, 2019

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Police in the UK arrest a 25-year-old truck driver, after 39 bodies are discovered in a refrigerated trailer he was transporting.

Two NY brothers are facing murder charges in the death of their grandmother, who perished in a house fire. When the brothers became aware of the blaze, they elected  to save their meth-cooking equipment, leaving their grandmother behind to die.

Finally, in Birmingham Alabama, a tragic end to the search for missing 3-year-old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney. On Tuesday night, law enforcement discovered the child’s body inside a dumpster in a Birmingham landfill. Two people are in custody, and police expect them to be charged with kidnapping and capital murder today.

Oct 24 2019

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Nov 25, 2019

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A former concierge in a Boston apartment building is on trial for the double homicide of residents of a penthouse apartment where he worked.

In New Zealand, a jury delivered a guilty verdict in the trial for the murder of 20-year-old British backpacker, Grace Millane.

Finally, the high court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ordered a new investigation into the death of 18-year-old model, Ivana Smit. Smit was found dead on the 6th floor balcony of a Kuala Lumpur luxury high rise, after spending the night with an American couple in their apartment on the 20th floor. Her death had previously been ruled accidental.

Nov 25 2019

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Oct 25, 2019

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Police have a suspect in custody after a Tallahassee woman was drenched in gasoline and set on fire inside a Taco Bell.

Using familial DNA, police In Milwaukee have identified the man responsible for raping and murdering 18-year-old Traci Hammerberg in the winter of 1984

Finally, A Missouri cattle farmer is charged with the murder of two Wisconsin brothers. The two went missing after visiting his farm to collect a debt

Oct 25 2019

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Oct 28, 2019

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In Greenville, Texas, two men are dead and 14 more are injured after a gunman opened fire inside a Halloween party attended by students of Texas A&M

Australian serial killer Ivan Milat dies in prison, aged 74, to the lament of no one.

Finally, police in North Carolina solve the murder of Debra Elaine Deans, who was reported missing in 2004.

Oct 28 2019

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Oct 29, 2019

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Police in Alabama consider foul play possible in the case of missing Auburn Teen, Aniah Blanchard. Aniah’s damaged car was discovered on Friday, 50 miles from where she went missing.

A Salt Lake City man has been arrested in suspicion of the murder of his mother. He uploaded three videos of the death to Facebook.

Finally, in Florida, the husband and father-in-law of missing St. Cloud mother, Nicole Montalvo, have been charged with her premediated murder. On Friday, Montalvo’s remains were discovered in the back yard of her in-laws’ home.

Oct 29 2019

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Nov 1, 2019

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A South Carolina woman escaped a registered sex offender by biting off his genitals and stabbing him in the rear with his own knife.

A Philadelphia man confesses to murdering his mother, stepfather and two brothers.

Finally, in Wisconsin, a man suspected of robbing a hotel with his girlfriend, then murdering her, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a stand-off with police.

Nov 01 2019

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Oct 30, 2019

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Authorities in Puerto Rico, have charged a grandfather with negligent homicide in the death of his granddaughter, who fell out of an open cruise liner window, while the ship was docked in San Juan.

In Texas, two bodies were discovered in Padre Bali state park and are believed to belong to missing New Hampshire couple, James and Michelle Butler.

A former Boston College student in charged with involuntary manslaughter, in connection with the suicide of her boyfriend. A Massachusetts DA says the woman stalked her partner, isolated him, and sent him thousands of text messages encouraging him to kill himself.

Finally, in Northern California, a young woman’s body was discovered behind a roller rink on Sunday, October 27th. Police announced late last night they have a suspect in custody.

Oct 30 2019

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Oct 31, 2019

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A Michigan man is sentenced to 39 months in prison for the second degree murder of father of four, Kenneth White. White was killed when a 6-pound rock crashed through his windshield, hitting him in the head.

In Minnesota, Deshon Bonnell is sentenced to 30 years to life for the execution-style murder of man who made a pass at his girlfriend. Bonnell and his girlfriend led the blindfolded victim into the woods where the victim was shot in the face.

In Washington state, 18-year-old Fe Hadley has been found guilty of conspiracy to murder her ex-boyfriend. Hadley and two classmates planned to lure her ex-boyfriend into an ambush, stab him to death and hide his body in an apple orchard. 

Finally, an update on the investigation into the deaths of 39 migrants discovered last week in refrigerated container in Essex, England.

Oct 31 2019

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Nov 4, 2019

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In New Jersey, a man is charged with the death of a 19-year-old girl who died, according to him, while they were having ‘rough sex’.

A Florida high school senior faces charges over Instagram messages soliciting the murder of an employee at his school.

Finally, in Indiana, a high school football player pleads guilty to the pre-mediated murder of a classmate who was pregnant with his child.

Nov 04 2019

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Nov 15, 2019

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A school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, leaves two students dead and five injured.

A Texas jury sentences a man to death for the double-murder of his roommate, and his roommates 17-year-old girlfriend.

Finally, law enforcement in California release new video evidence in the October kidnapping and murder of Indian-American Tech CEO, Tushar Atre.

Nov 15 2019

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Dec 12, 2019

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A Las Vegas woman is charged with murdering her ex-girlfriend’s new partner, during an alleged home invasion.

A 16-year-old girl from New Carlisle, Ohio, who is charged with aggravated murder, has her case transferred to adult court. In May, Natasha Ellis and a 13-year-old friend allegedly murdered the friend’s mother.

Finally, new details about the kidnapping and murder of 3-year-old Kamille Cupcake McKinney were revealed in a preliminary hearing this Tuesday. Kamille McKinney disappeared from an apartment complex in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 12th, and her body was found in a landfill ten days later.

Dec 12 2019

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Dec 11, 2019

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Breaking news from Jersey City, where police officers were involved in a shootout that had multiple casualties, including one police officer, the suspects and civilians.

A 5-year-old boy was shot and killed in Birmingham, Alabama, after two of his relatives fired at one another during an argument.

An Iowan social media entrepreneur was sentenced to fourteen years in federal prison, after his plan to force a Cedar Rapids man to hand over a domain name backfired.

Finally, a Chicago-area optometrist has been charged with the November 22nd stabbing death of his girlfriend, reigniting interest in the 2011 death of his wife, who died after a car collision, of “undetermined” causes.

Dec 11 2019

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Dec 10, 2019

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A San Antonio man has been charged with aggravated assault after breaking his girlfriend’s jaw in three places, and carving his name into her forehead.

Law enforcement have recaptured three out of the four teens who escaped a Tennessee juvenile detention facility on November 30th. Two of the escapees, 15 year old Calvin Howse and 16 year old Decorrius Wright, were apprehended last Tuesday. Two of the escapees are accused murderers.

Finally, Alexandra Richardson, a 28-year-old Kentucky mother, has been charged with murder and driving under the influence of drugs. Last Monday, Richardson drove her vehicle, with her two sons in the back seat, around a closed road sign and onto a flooded bridge. The car was swept into the creek bed and fully submerged. Richardson’s younger son, twenty-month-old Carson McCullough, was swept away in the current, and unresponsive when rescued by emergency personnel. On Tuesday night, Carson was taken off life support, and Richardson was subsequently charged with murder.

Dec 10 2019

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Dec 9, 2019

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JoAnn Cunningham, the mother of 5-year-old, AJ Freund, has pleaded guilty to his murder. AJ Freund was reported missing from his home in Crystal Lake, Illinois, on April 18th, 2019, and his body was found in a shallow grave 6 days later.

Suspected robbers, fleeing a jewelry store in Coral Gables, Florida, hijacked a UPS van and led police on a high speed highway chase, which ended in a shootout that left four dead.

Finally, a banker stabbed his wife and two young children to death, before turning the knife on himself, in Pleasantville, New York.

Dec 09 2019

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Dec 6, 2019

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George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, is back in the news, this time for filing a $100 million dollar lawsuit against Trayvon Martin’s family.

A shooting in the naval shipyard in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, left three dead, including the shooter, an active duty sailor on a submarine docked at the base.

In Connecticut, two teenage siblings were shot and killed by their mother’s boyfriend, after an argument about indoor smoking.

Finally, in Tennessee, a year-long neighbors’ feud about mowing the lawn ends in a fatal shooting.

Dec 06 2019

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Dec 5, 2019

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In Loughton, United Kingdom, an intentional hit and run collision near a school left a 12-year-old boy dead and five others wounded.

A California woman was arrested after allegedly binding her three year old son’s hands, putting a plastic bag around his head, and leaving him alone in a room as the house burned.

Finally, a second woman has filed a lawsuit against Chicago bar, El Hefe, alleging that the staff failed to prevent, and even enabled, an unknown assailant to drug her drink and sexually assault her. The first suit was filed in late November.

Dec 05 2019

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Dec 4, 2019

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A Wisconsin woman has been arrested in connection with the 2006 murder of her husband.

In Holland, a man is on trial for fatally stabbing his American roommate, a talented drummer who was studying at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Finally, in Oregon, a man who was convicted of the 2001 murder of his girlfriend, has his conviction overturned, after a judge ruled that the state crime lab did not disclose the existence of potentially exculpatory DNA evidence in the case.

Dec 04 2019

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Dec 3, 2019

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A Minneapolis father fatally shot his two young sons in the front yard of their home, before killing his ex-wife and himself.

In New Orleans’ French Quarter, a shooting left 10 people wounded, and two of them in critical condition.

A Texas border patrol agent has been charged with murdering his wife on the night of Thanksgiving.

In Missouri, a man walked into a police station, covered in blood, and spontaneously proclaimed himself responsible for two murders.

Finally, a Pennsylvania woman, who claimed to have discovered her two children hanging from a dog leash in the basement of their home, has been charged with their murders.

Dec 03 2019

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Dec 2, 2019

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A Hawaii man will be extradited to Utah to face charges in a case of what law enforcement is calling, “extreme cyberstalking”. Over the course of more than a year, Loren Okamura sent more than 500 people to the victims’ house, including plumbers, drug buyers and prostitutes, disrupting the life of their entire Salt Lake City neighborhood and leading to the permanent assignment of a police patrol.

A South Korean court found Former K-pop stars, Jung Joon-Young and Choi Jong-Hoon, guilty of gang rape, and sentenced them to six and five years in prison, respectively. Jung was also convicted of recording sex tapes without the consent of his partners, and sharing them with other Korean pop stars on a mobile chat room.

Finally, the former CEO of Amazon Mexico, Juan Carlos Garcia, is wanted for questioning by the Mexican police in connection with the killing of his estranged wife, Abril Perez Sagaon. In January, Garcia was charged with attempted femicide after allegedly attacking his wife with a baseball bat while she slept. He was held without bail pending trial, but was released on November 8th after two judges downgraded the charges against him to domestic assault. Media in Mexico and Perez Sagaon’s family have named Garcia as the main suspect in the murder, and police are eager to question him, but he has disappeared.

Dec 02 2019

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Nov 29, 2019

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A California father allegedly murdered his wife and three children over the course of a week, then drove to a police station, with the body of his oldest son in the vehicle, and turned himself in.

A US District court rejected a request for resentencing made by Idaho inmate, Torey Adamcik. Adamcik and his accomplice, Brian Draper, were both 16 in 2006, when they murdered their classmate, Cassie Jo Stoddard. The boys, who were fascinated by slasher movies and saw themselves as budding serial killers, planned the murder as a thrill-kill. Both Adamcik and Draper were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole as juveniles, a sentence since ruled unconstitutional.

Finally, in Dunedin, NZ, 32-year-old doctor, Venod Skantha, was found guilty of the murder of 16-year-old Amber Rose Rush. Skantha, whose medical career was already in jeopardy after showing up to work intoxicated, murdered Rush so she could not expose his inappropriate relationships with local teens, destroying what was left of his reputation.

Nov 29 2019

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Nov 28, 2019

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An upstate New York teen allegedly killed his parents, and stayed living in the family home for three weeks, before the deaths were discovered.

Utah police conducting a routine wellness check on a resident of a retirement community discovered a 75-year-old woman dead, apparently of natural causes. A search of her apartment uncovered the body of an adult man, identified as her husband, in a deep freezer. Police suspect foul play in the husband’s death.

Finally, the suspect in the killing of Chicago student, Ruth George, has allegedly confessed to the murder, saying he assaulted and killed George because she ignored his cat calls.

Happy Thanksgiving, from the Incongruity Team!

Nov 28 2019

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Nov 27, 2019

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A 13-year-old boy from St. Petersburg, Florida has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of his grandmother.

In Michigan, a man has been arrested in connection with a 1980 cold case murder of a pilot’s wife.

The son of a deputy sheriff in Alabama was arrested and charged with the murder of a Sheriff of a neighboring county.

Finally, in Coral Springs, Florida, a woman arrested for the murder of her gym buddy, who was found shot dead in her driveway.

Nov 27 2019

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Nov 26, 2019

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The US Supreme Court has declined to hear Adnan Syed’s appeal for a new trial. Remains discovered in Alabama are believed to be those of missing college student, Aniah Blanchard.

A Utah man is charged with the murder of his mother, who was stabbed in her apartment. Two South Carolina inmates, serving life in prison, murdered four other inmates in a demented bid to be sentenced to death. They have been sentenced to four additional life sentences.

Finally, the trial of Bradley Robert Edwards begins in Perth, Western Australia. Edwards is accused of being the so-called “Claremont Serial Killer” who terrorized Perth in 1996 and 1997.

Nov 26 2019

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Nov 25, 2019

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A former concierge in a Boston apartment building is on trial for the double homicide of residents of a penthouse apartment where he worked.

In New Zealand, a jury delivered a guilty verdict in the trial for the murder of 20-year-old British backpacker, Grace Millane.

Finally, the high court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ordered a new investigation into the death of 18-year-old model, Ivana Smit. Smit was found dead on the 6th floor balcony of a Kuala Lumpur luxury high rise, after spending the night with an American couple in their apartment on the 20th floor. Her death had previously been ruled accidental.

Nov 25 2019

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Nov 22, 2019

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A Michigan husband was charged with the 2014 murder of his wife, after allegedly poisoning her cereal with heroin.

Two former Houston police officers are facing State and Federal charges in connection with a botched drug raid that left two people dead.

A New Mexico man, indicted in connection with the 2016 murder of 10-year-old Victoria Martens, was released from jail pending trial.

Finally, in Australia, a young woman is on trial for allegedly luring a man to her home after meeting him on a dating app, and murdering him.

Nov 22 2019

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Nov 21, 2019

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An Ohio mother is sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole in 37 years, for killing her three sons over the course of 13 months.

A Florida man was arrested for the 1996 rape of a 17-year-old girl, after evidence in the case was submitted for re-testing.

A senior South African prosecutor died in court after a shotgun, used as evidence in a trial, was accidentally discharged.

Finally, a Michigan inmate serving life without parole for the gruesome murder of a teenage runaway will be resentenced following a Supreme Court decision.

Nov 21 2019

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Nov 20, 2019

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A Revere, Massachusetts man was found guilty of the brutal murder of his wife, a dedicated elementary school teacher.

A third NYC taxi driver is sentenced in a kidnapping and extortion plot, that preyed on new arrivals at NYC’s Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Finally, a West Virginia man, who was in an incestuous relationship with his daughter, was charged with the first degree murder of the daughters’ boyfriend.

Nov 20 2019

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Nov 19, 2019

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California authorities have arrested five suspects in the Halloween shooting at an Orinda Airbnb “mansion party”, which left five people dead.

A retired lumber executive is charged with the murder of his wife, who died of a horrific axe wound to the head, 37 years ago.

Finally, law enforcement agencies arrested a 73-year-old retired Arizona plumber, and charged him with the 1979 sexual assault and murder of a woman in Nevada. He is suspected in multiple other homicide investigations, and is considered a possible serial killer.

Nov 19 2019

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Nov 18, 2019

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An indefinite stay of execution for Rodney Reed, who currently sits on a Texas death row.

In New Mexico, Jake Patterson, the man convicted of kidnapping Jayme Closs and murdering her parents gets into a fight in prison.

In Southern California, the LAPD arrested and charged a suspect in two cold-case homicides, that took place in 1981 and 1986.

Two Arkansas chemistry professors are accused of manufacturing methamphetamine at Henderson State University.

Finally, police in Pennsylvania charged a Maryland man with kidnapping his disabled girlfriend, who was last seen when the two left on a trip to Nevada. Authorities in Nevada have recovered a body matching the victim’s description, and formal identification is underway.

Nov 18 2019

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Nov 15, 2019

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A school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, leaves two students dead and five injured.

A Texas jury sentences a man to death for the double-murder of his roommate, and his roommates 17-year-old girlfriend.

Finally, law enforcement in California release new video evidence in the October kidnapping and murder of Indian-American Tech CEO, Tushar Atre.

Nov 15 2019

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