06/04/2008 Arias, 32, initially denied involvement in the June 4, 2008, shooting death of Travis Alexander, blaming his death on two masked intruders. Two years later, she changed her story, saying she had killed him in self-defense.
05/18/2013 Greenwich Village, Manhattan, a man was shot dead in what is being investigated as a possible anti-gay hate crime. The murder follows a string of anti-gay attacks in New York City in recent weeks and a rally against anti-gay violence held in the city Thursday evening.
05/19/2013 A Brooklyn man was fatally shot in the West Village around midnight Friday and the alleged gunman was charged with murder as a hate crime because authorities believe he made anti-gay remarks right before firing his revolver. Marc Carson, 32, was shot point-blank in the face at West 8th Street and Sixth Avenue by a Gray’s Papaya restaurant. He was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
05/18/2013 Police are looking for the person who shot and killed a 14-year-old girl who was on an MTA bus in the South Jamaica section of Queens last night. Daja Robinson Investigators say Daja Robinson was on a Q6 bus around 9 p.m. Saturday, just blocks away from her house, when someone opened fire near Sutphin and Rockaway Boulevards. Sources say a bullet went through the window of the bus, hitting Daja in the head. She was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.
05/22/2013 The incident took place Wednesday in Busan, a port city in the southern part of the country. The girl had left her apartment building with her parents when a 38-year-old tenant made his suicide plunge, said Busan Police officer Kim Gil-san.
06/24/2013 A video has just surfaced showing a female police officer beating a suspect repeatedly with a baton. The man, who had allegedly threatened a Sacramento shop assistant, later died in police custody. Officers had been called to the city’s Metro PCS store in Folsom Boulevard on Friday, after reports that a shop assistant was in danger. After the police arrived they attempted to handcuff the man, and a violent struggle ensued. A shopper that witnessed the incident, filmed the moment the man was held to the ground as a police officer violently struck him repeatedly with her baton, while other officer restrained himBy the time the suspect, a white man in his 40s, had been restrained and taken into custody, and soon after was found to be not breathing. He was rushed to hospital, but later died.
06/09/2013 It may have been a vicious murder or the unintentional result of a lover’s quarrel. Either way, the death of a Texas college professor stands out for the weapon the killer allegedly used: one of her own stilettos. Ana Lilia Trujillo, 44, is charged with murder for striking Alf Stefan Andersson “with a deadly weapon, namely a shoe,” Houston police say in the official complaint against her. Andersson, a research professor from the University of Houston, had 10 puncture wounds on his head — some as deep as an inch and a half — and 15 to 20 puncture wounds along his face, arms, and neck, prosecutors say
06/18/2013 At least 28 people have been killed and 57 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a funeral in north-west Pakistan. The bomb blast in Sher Garh town in Mardan district is the bloodiest attack since PM Nawaz Sharif took office earlier this month.
06/18/2013 At least 31 people have been killed in a double suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Two bombers blew themselves up inside the mosque in the eastern al-Qahira district. Close to 60 people were also wounded in the attack, officials say. The attack comes a day after bombings near Baghdad killed at least 10. There has been a surge in sectarian attacks in recent months on targets like mosques, restaurants and local markets. The two suicide bombers shot dead the guards standing outside the Habib ibn Mathaher mosque shortly after midday prayers, and then blew themselves up inside the mosque, eyewitnesses said.
06/14/2013 In Englewood, Chicago, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Sunday in the 7400 block of South Parnell Avenue, police said. Three days earlier, a 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the 6400 block of South Normal Avenue, according to officials
06/14/2013 In South Lawndale, an 18-year-old man was shot to death Sunday in the 4000 block of West 31st Street, police said. One day earlier, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the 2600 block of South Ridgeway Avenue, according to officials.
06/14/2013 On Sunday, a 48-year-old man was found impaled to death on a fence post in the 9100 block of South Greenwood Avenue in Burnside, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a homicide. Twenty-four homicides have been logged so far in June. Forty-seven homicides were recorded in June 2012, RedEye found.
03/11/2013 CHICAGO (CBS) –A 33-year-old Chicago man has been charged in the fatal shooting of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins earlier this year. Koman Willis was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. He allegedly shot the baby March 11 while trying to harm the girl’s father.
12/01/2012Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend and then shot himself. A Chiefs player shot and killed himself in front of the head coach and general manager after allegedly killing his girlfriend Saturday morning. The shootings involved linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, now identified as 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins. Perkins and Belcher had a 3-month-old daughter together.
06/21/2013 An Israeli Jew has been shot dead near Jerusalem’s Western Wall after a guard mistook him for a Palestinian militant, police say. Gunfire was heard on Friday morning at the wall – one of Judaism’s holiest sites where hundreds of worshippers were attending prayers at the time.
06/30/2013 Two separate bomb blasts in different parts of Pakistan on Sunday killed a total of at least 47 people and wounded more than 90 others, authorities said. The attacks are the latest in a series of violent acts that have struck Pakistan in recent weeks, underscoring the daunting challenges faced by security forces and the new government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
07/01/2013 Children playing in a Texas suburb made a gruesome discovery Monday — the decomposing body of a child on a residential street. Authorities aren’t sure who left the body under a tarp in Saginaw, a northern suburb of Fort Worth.
06/29/2013 Turner said he was getting on the interstate heading toward Orlando, and the car following him pulled up beside him, and someone inside displayed what appeared to be a semi-automatic weapon. Turner also told police he had done nothing to cause someone to follow him. The dispatcher then heard multiple gunshots, and according to witnesses,Turner immediately pulled over to the side of the road. Deputies found him dead in his car, with no suspect in sight.
07/03/2011 Lauren, 18, didn’t stop worrying about Nate, especially as he withdrew from his friends. She was known for being kind, caring and deeply involved in the lives of friends — attributes her classmates lauded in her senior yearbook, along with her singing voice and warm smile. She discussed her ex-boyfriend’s antisocial behavior with friends, and they decided together that she should be the one to reach out to him. After weeks of ignoring her texts, Nate, 19, finally agreed to meet her on July 3, 2011. The next day, her body was found in a marsh about five miles from his home. He had strangled her with a bungee cord, stabbed her multiple times and slashed her throat. Her body was dumped in a nature preserve he knew from science class.
07/08/2013 42 murdered. An already dangerous, volatile situation turned even deadlier early Monday in Cairo when dozens of people were killed at a protest outside the Republican Guard facility where it’s believed ousted President Mohammed Morsi is being held. Most of those who died are reported to have been among a large group of Morsi’s supporters.
07/05/2013 On Friday, three protesters were killed at the same spot in unclear circumstances but against a backdrop of a stand-off between the army and the pro-Morsi protesters.”
06/30/2013 Football spectators in northern Brazil decapitated a referee after he fatally stabbed a player for refusing to leave the pitch, officials say. An angry mob stormed the field during the amateur game in the state of Maranhao and stoned Otavio da Silva to death before severing his head. Police said the murder was in retaliation for Mr Silva stabbing player Josenir dos Santos. One man has been arrested over the killing and investigations continue. The incident took place on 30 June in the remote town of Pio XII, but news of the event has been slow to emerge.
07/05/2013 Five children are among seven people found dead with gunshot wounds in the Mexican state of Guerrero. The bodies were found in a field in the town of Coyuca de Benitez, which is close to the resort of Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast, according to local police chief Honorio Salinas. Some of the victims had been shot in the head. The state has been beset by drug-related violence, and vigilante groups have formed in response. The “self-defence groups” accuse the authorities of failing to provide security for ordinary citizens in the region.
07/15/2013 NPR’s Leila Fadel reports that Egypt’s health ministry said seven people were killed and more than 200 were injured, as supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi clashed with police. From Cairo, Leila filed this report for our Newscast unit:
07/16/2013 A car bomb has exploded north of the Syrian capital Damascus killing at least 13 people including 10 policemen, activists say. The overnight blast struck near a police station in the town of Deir Atiyeh, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
07/20/2013 18-year old Deontay Moore was shot in the back of the head about 10:45 p.m. Witnesses said the two men rode up on bicycles and opened fire. Moore was found in a courtyard at 118 Avenue D and taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he died Saturday.
07/27/2013 The abundantly available video evidence is as disturbing to listen to as it is to watch. But you know it will be by a lot people. “You’re a f—ing pussy.” These are believed to be the final words of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim as he was shot from the gun of at least one Toronto Police officer. “Drop the knife” may have been the very last words he heard before being shot to death.
07/24/2013 Gun nut kills pregnant women. On July 24th, Zachary Wright and his brother Brandon Wright were standing on the sidewalk near their Pratt, Kansas home, when another neighbor, 21 year old Bryant Alan Sebo, began yelling racial slurs at them and told them to get off his property. Since they were standing on a public sidewalk located in their own neighborhood, Brandon Wright confronted Sebo, saying it was his right to be on the sidewalk. When another neighbor, Alexandria Duran, heard the fighting she came out of her home to try to get the men to stop. As Sebo came out of the home with the gun, he began firing at them. According to Zachary Wright, his brother Brandon did not run when he saw the gun, instead he turned and tried to shield Alexandria Duran, the woman who had just come outside. Brandon was hit four times in the back. One of the bullets lodged in his spine. Doctors have since said they do not expect him to walk again. His brother also told media that he may also lose the use of one of his hands. Ms. Duran, who was pregnant on the night of the shooting, was shot once in the head. She was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital in Pratt. Guns kill babies.
08/04/2013 A gunman blasted shots through the wall of a municipal building in northeastern Pennsylvania during a meeting on Monday and then barged into the meeting room and killed three people before being tackled by a local official and possibly another person and shot with his own gun, a witness said. State police in Lehighton confirmed the three deaths and said the gunman, identified as 59-year-old Rockne Newell, had an ongoing dispute with township officials over the possible condemnation of his unkempt property. They said about 15 to 18 residents and town officials were at the meeting place, a short drive from Newell’s property, when the gunfire erupted.
09/02/2013 Militants attacked a U.S. base in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday, setting off bombs, torching vehicles and shutting down a key road used by NATO supply trucks, officials said. At least three people — apparently all attacking insurgents — were killed. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the strike in the Torkham area, the latest in a surge of attacks in Afghanistan as U.S.-led foreign troops reduce their presence en route to a full withdrawal by the end of next year. Militants frequently target NATO’s supply lines in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
08/21/2013 US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Syrian government forces of killing 1,429 people in a chemical weapons attack in Damascus last week. Mr Kerry said the dead included 426 children, and described the attack as an “inconceivable horror”. President Barack Obama later said the US was considering a “limited narrow act” in response. Syria has dismissed Mr Kerry’s statement as “full of lies”, insisting the rebels carried out the attack. State-run news agency Sana said Mr Kerry, who cited a US intelligence assessment, was using “material based on old stories which were published by terrorists over a week ago”.
08/17/2013 The 20-year-old Manhattan man arrested for what witnesses said was a brutal attack on a transgender woman in Harlem shortly after midnight on August 17 is due back in court on October 4, by which time he will likely have faced grand jury consideration of stiffer charges than the third-degree assault.
02/06/2013 Tunisian politician Chokri Belaid knew he was about to be assassinated before it happened. Never one to be silenced, Belaid continued to give media interviews up until the eve of his death, accusing the Islamist-led government of encouraging political violence. “On February 1st, he was at my house. He told us: ‘This time, the threats are serious,'” said Hedi Abdi, who was his close friend and a member of Belaid’s Democratic Patriots Party. Sure enough, the secretary-general of the leftist secularist party was shot four times on his doorstep on Feb. 6. His funeral was one of the largest outpourings of grief in Tunisian history, with an estimated one million people taking to the street. The assassination caused the biggest political crisis Tunisia has experienced since the 2011 uprising that brought down president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, and has cast doubt over the independence of the country’s judiciary and security forces.
01/28/1947 On January 28, 1947, Dutch special forces executed 208 men on a field in front of a local government office. It was one of the many mass murders by notorious captain Raymond Westerling who was long considered a hero in the Netherlands. Westerling and his troops held mass executions in dozens of villages for a period of three months in a bid to wipe out resistance against Dutch colonization. Neither he nor his men were ever prosecuted. Special forces from the Netherlands carried out a series of summary executions, in which people were accused of crimes and then killed without trial, in its former colony between 1945 and 1949, killing thousands. In total, about 40,000 people were executed during the colonial era, according to the Indonesian government; however, Dutch figures mention only a few thousand.
09/16/2013 Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old man believed responsible for Monday’s shooting rampage that killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, was a former full-time Navy reservist who had obtained a concealed-carry permit in Texas and was arrested three years ago for illegally discharging a weapon. Alexis, who was also killed on Monday, was an aviation electrician’s mate third class in the U.S. Navy Reserve until January 2011, when he received a general discharge amid unspecified “misconduct issues,” a Navy official tells NPR. He enlisted in May of 2007.”According to the U.S. Navy, Alexis, who hailed from New York, enlisted on May 5, 2007, reaching the rank of Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class in 2009. He received both the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. The Ft. Worth Police Department arrested Alexis in September 2010 for improperly discharging his weapon into a neighbor’s ceiling. .) He was also apparently in Seattle in 2004.”
He received both the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. The Ft. Worth Police Department arrested Alexis in September 2010 for improperly discharging his weapon into a neighbor’s ceiling. .) He was also apparently in Seattle in 2004.”
10/21/2013A staff member at a Nevada middle school was fatally shot by a student, who was also killed, apparently by a self-inflicted wound. Two other students, both 12-years-old — were wounded but are now in stable condition, law enforcement says. The shooting occurred on the campus of Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nev., a suburb of Reno on Monday before the start of classes. A witness reports seeing the staff member who was killed trying to persuade the shooter to give up the gun.
11/01/2013 A lone gunman walked into one of the nation’s busiest airports Friday in Los Angeles and opened fire with an assault rifle, killing at least one transportation security officer and wounding another, police and TSA officials say. Authorities have identified the shooting suspect as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, originally of New Jersey. Officials did not immediately provide a motive for the assault.The attack left at least seven people needing medical treatment (including the shooter), officials said, and forced the evacuation of a terminal and delays of flights coming into and out of the airport. At least one of the injured is listed in critical condition, a hospital official said. The gunman, officials said, was taken into custody after exchanging fire with airport police. LA Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said the assailant “pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and opened fire in the terminal.
10/02/2013 A mother in Westchester County is now charged in a shocking crime, the death of her 4-year-old son. Jason Reish’s lifeless body was found in the family’s apartment in Mamaroneck, and police are still trying to figure out exactly what led to the horror they found inside the Continental View Condos. Officers responding to a request to check on 46-year-old Manuela Maria Morgado found her semi-conscious inside her home and little Jason dead. They say she tried to kill her son by using a mask attached to a helium tank. She apparently then tried to kill herself – by taking pills.
11/06/2013 Al-Qaida’s North African affiliate said Wednesday it is responsible for the kidnapping and killing of two French journalists in Mali over the weekend. A website used by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) said that Radio France Internationale’s senior correspondent Ghislaine Dupont and a production technician for the network, Claude Verlon, were killed in response to France’s “new crusade.”
11/02/2013 Mingdong Chen, 25, a Chinese immigrant, is charged with stabbing his cousin’s wife and her four children to death on Saturday in New York.
11/06/2013 In Arizona, Michael Dante Guzzo used his pump-action shotgun on his next-door neighbors–a family of four. What is known, according to police, is that Michael Dante Guzzo took his pump-action shotgun … fatally shot his next-door neighbors: Bruce Moore, 66; his daughter, … “Then I heard four bangs,”
11/04/2013 Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. was arrested in Texas after allegedly killing his mother, aunt and three others on Monday.
11/05/2013 Bryan Sweatt allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend and four others in South Carolina.
11/10/2013 A man and a woman are dead and at least 22 more people are injured following gunfire between 11 p.m. and midnight at a massive party at a house in the Cypress TX area of Harris County.
11/09/2013 A chaotic scene unfolded in Black Forest on Saturday morning as authorities investigated two separate deadly shootings at homes in the community north of Colorado Springs that are likely to be connected. El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies weren’t saying much about the shootings, only that a killer was on the loose, he was driving a stolen minivan and they wanted to talk to a “person of interest.” Two people were dead and another person was injured after the shootings that occurred at homes about 2 miles apart.
11/11/2013 An Iranian musician allegedly killed two members of the dance-punk group the Yellow Dogs, a third man and himself early Monday morning in what the police are calling a murder-suicide in the East Williamsburg section of Brooklyn,The assailant, identified by the The Wall Street Journal as 29-year-old Ali Akbar Mohammadi Raffie, reportedly used a semi-automatic rifle to fatally shoot brothers Soroush Farazmand, a guitarist, and Arash Farazmand, a drummer, as well as a friend of theirs, Ali Eskandarian, according to Yellow Dogs’ manager, Ali Salehezadeh. Another man, Sasan Sadeghpourosko, was wounded in the shooting and treated and released from a local hospital.
11/02/2013 A black woman whose fatal shooting by a US homeowner has prompted claims of racial profiling was shot in the face, a post-mortem examination found. Renisha McBride, 19, received fatal injuries on the front porch of a home in Detroit, Michigan, this month. Her family says she was disoriented and looking for help after having just been involved in a car crash nearby.
11/07/2013 Mexico’s local authorities’ association say a mayor allegedly threatened by drug gangs in the western state of Michoacan has been killed. Ygnacio Lopez Mendoza, who headed the small town of Santa Ana Maya, was found dead in his car on Thursday. He had been speaking out about the Knights Templar cartel and had recently ended an 18-day hunger strike demanding more funds for his municipality.
04/29/2011 Jifeng “Jeff”‘ Ding, his wife, Ge “Helen” Chui, and daughters Xing, 18, and Alice, 12, were stabbed to death at their Northampton home in 2011 . Anxiang Du, 52, denies four counts of murder. Northampton Crown Court heard a 10-year legal battle with the Dings had left Mr Du with £88,000 to pay in costs. Prosecutor William Harbage QC said the defendant travelled to Northampton from his home in Coventry, via Birmingham, on 29 April, 2011, the day of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. ‘Cowering in bedroom’ Armed with a kitchen knife, he “savagely stabbed to death” Mr and Mrs Ding in their kitchen in Wootton. “Not content with killing them… he then went upstairs to find their two daughters… cowering in a bedroom,” he added.”He cold-bloodedly stabbed them to death as well.” The court heard Mr Du and his wife Can Chen had been in the Chinese herbal medicine business with their friends the Dings, but that relationship had “turned sour”.
09/15/2011 Afghan man murdered. Marine B had inadvertently filmed the murder, which happened on 15 September 2011, on his helmet-mounted camera and the footage was shown to the court during the two-week trial. It showed Marine A shooting the Afghan prisoner with a 9mm pistol, and saying: “There, shuffle off this mortal coil… It’s nothing you wouldn’t do to us.” He adds: “Obviously this doesn’t go anywhere fellas. I just broke the Geneva Convention,” to which Marine B replies: “Yeah, roger mate.”
05 /06/2007 3 boys murdered. Shortly before noon on March 6, 2007, Small Kill Team leader Michael Barbera rose from his squad’s position in high grass in a palm grove here and shot two teenage cattle herders.”A short time later, the Army staff sergeant ordered his soldiers to kill a third teenager walking toward them. “Barbera would report to his superiors that the three dead boys were insurgents operating out of this farming village about 50 miles northeast of Baghdad. “In reality, Ahmad Khalid al-Timmimi, 15, his brother, Abbas, and their cousin, Muhamed Khaleel Kareem al-Galyani, both 14, were unarmed deaf mutes with no known ties to the insurgency. Their slayings angered most members of Barbera’s squad — decorated combat veterans who reported the killings to Army investigators in Fort Bragg, N.C.”
11/18/2013 Police say a man whose body was found under a semitrailer at a gas station near Atlanta was shot in addition to being run over. Fulton County police Detective Melissa Parker says 37-year-old Jarvis Hester was shot at least once. Hester’s body was discovered around 1 a.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Shell station on Fulton Industrial Boulevard and Patton Drive.
11/16/2013 Nine assailants were shot and killed Saturday night after they tried to storm a police station in the restive western province of Xinjiang, the state-run Xinhua news agency and Radio Free Asia said. Two police officers also died in the attack.
06/27/2010 A former day laborer convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing of a Falls Church college student was sentenced Friday to 49 years in prison. Julio Blanco Garcia, 27, killed Vanessa Pham, 19, as she gave him and his young daughter a ride from a Fairfax County shopping center on June 27, 2010.
04/18/2013 Herbert and Catherine Schaible’s 7-month-old son Brandon died last April 18 from dehydration and pneumonia when his parents decided to pray for him to get better rather than seek medical attention. At the time, the Schaibles were on 10-year probation for their 2-year-old son Kent’s similar death in 2009. The terms of their probation required the Schaibles to seek medical attention any time one of their seven surviving children got sick.
11/20/2013 A gunman shot five people in the head, killing three, inside a Texas apartment on Wednesday, authorities said. Cops were still hunting for the suspect, who fled the Sunbury Downs Apartments complex about 25 miles northwest of Houston after the deadly 4:30 p.m. shooting, police said.
10/06/2010 Laura Wilson was just 17-years-old when she was stabbed to death next to a canal in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, in 2010. This wasn’t a mugging gone wrong, or a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. In fact, the mother-of-one was the victim of Britain’s first white honour killing. Her death was premeditated murder, plotted and committed by the boyfriend she was madly in love with. Laura’s crime was to bring dishonour on her Muslim lover Ashtiaq Ashgar, 21, who is now serving a life sentence for the brutal murder.
11/19/2013 They’re looking for 36-year-old Ryan Allen Klug, who they say is now the prime suspect in the murder of 26-year-old Adaobi M. Obih, who was found dead Tuesday in an apartment. Police initially said Klug was a “person of interest” in the case. Columbus police don’t think Klug is still in the area and said multiple law enforcement agencies were looking for him.
11/18/2013 Authorities said an infant who was severely beaten by a caregiver Monday has died. Officials with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to Brantford Lane in reference to a child who was unresponsive. Investigators said the child was in the care of Tarran Edwards, 26, at the time of the incident. Medical personnel told authorities the injuries resulted from physical abuse. The infant, Syre Parks, 11 weeks, was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital for treatment. Edwards was charged with abuse to inflict great bodily injury upon a child. He is being held at the Greenville County Detention Center without bond.
11/21/2013 DETECTIVES in OndoState have detained a primary school teacher, Alade Adebayo, for allegedly flogging to death a four-year-old female pupil Elizabeth Wanogha. The deceased pupil was a student of a private primary school, Falaye Memorial Nursery and Primary School, located at Fanibi area in Akure metropolis.
11/17/2013 Police today identified the suspect wanted in an early morning shooting that killed a 23-year-old Sacramento State alumna in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood over the weekend. Michael Sione Green has been identified as the man believed to have killed Sacramento resident Melquiesha Warren and injured another women after a small traffic accident in a parking lot near Sixth and Jessie streets around 2:10 a.m. Sunday, San Francisco police said. The shooting occurred after a group of friends went out at a nearby nightclub. As they were saying goodbye, Warren and her female passenger got into a traffic accident in the parking lot.
10/23/1981 On October 23, 1981, Eric Hope, who was 12 years old, was home alone–not an uncommon occurrence. When his mom came home that night all was normal in the house, Eric in bed. When he didn’t get up the next morning, she went in to check on him and found him with hands bound and multiple stab wounds. The case has never been solved.
11/20/2013 Mejia and the victim, identified as 27-year-old Rosa Maria Perez by the Cook County medical examiner’s office, began arguing Wednesday at the Sacramento Avenue address and during the course of the argument, Mejia stabbed her, the statement said. Mejia was arrested Saturday and is expected to appear in bond court Monday on the charges, the statement said.
11/22/2013 Moises Cedeno, 32, and his co-worker stopped by Lee’s Market at about 12:30 p.m. for a sandwich. The co-worker went inside, leaving Cedeno alone in a white work van when the suspect approached, according to police spokeswoman Kris Mumford. The suspect looked in the van and shot Cedeno in the leg through the open passenger door window, Mumford said. Police believe he might have fled the scene in a car. “This happened in the blink of an eye,” Mumford said. Cedeno staggered into the market to get help from his co-worker and was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
10/06/2012 The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office said Parsippany resident Jiu Jian Zheng, 42, was charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses in the killing of his 34-year-old wife, Yun Fei Lin.
10/22/2013 A man posing as a sheriff’s deputy broke into a Sanford home early Friday and fatally shot the homeowner, authorities said. Lee County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call at the mobile home on Hickory Nut Court shortly before 6 a.m. and found Anthony Wayne Giles, 45, unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
07/23/2013 DeWolf, an Air Force second lieutenant, was found dead in his room on July 24. He died of a gunshot wound to the neck. He was 25. A co-worker discovered DeWolf after checking on him when he failed to show up for work at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. DeWolf ran marathons, played volleyball, scuba dived and played several musical instruments, including the piano, French horn and, more recently, acoustic guitar. He aspired to be a surgeon and was on track to receive a degree in the spring.
11/23/2013 Police have identified a 26-year-old postal worker who was gunned down while delivering mail as Tyson Barnette of Upper Marlboro. Barnette was on his assigned route in the 1600 block of Reed Street in Landover, around 7:30 p.m. Saturday when police say he was shot multiple times.
12/06/2013 An American chemistry teacher who spent more than a year teaching at an international school in Libya, was shot and killed Thursday in Benghazi. The U.S. State Department identified the slain teacher as Ronald Thomas Smith II. He was 33 years old. The school’s principal, Peter Hodge, tells NBC News that Smith was “very much loved” at the school. And an 18-year-old student at the International School Benghazi says, “He was the most amazing person, more like a best friend or a family member.”
12/26/2013 A southern Louisiana man attacked his former in-laws, his current wife, and the head of a hospital where he’d worked, killing three before killing himself, authorities said. The shootings happened about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans on Thursday evening. They were first reported by Lafourche Parish Councilman Louis Phillip Gouaux at a home in Lockport, Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Brennan Matherne said in a news release. The suspect, Ben Freeman, 38, was the ex-husband of Gouaux’s daughter Jeanne. Gouaux’s wife, Susan “Pixie” Gouaux, was dead when deputies arrived, Matherne said. Louis Phillip Gouaux and his daughter, Andrea Gouaux, were injured and taken to University Hospital in New Orleans. Both were in critical but stable condition, Matherne said. The second shooting happened at another home about 20 minutes later in Raceland, where Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital administrator Milton Bourgeois was shot and killed at close range, Matherne said. His wife, Ann Bourgeois, was shot and taken to the New Orleans hospital, where she is in stable condition.
07/17/2013 Deng Zhengjia, in his 50s, died on Wednesday in Chenzhou City, Hunan. He was hit with a weight from a set of scales after a row erupted with the officials, known as “chengguan”, Xinhua reported, citing Mr Deng’s niece. The six are being held on suspicion of intentionally harming others, added the news agency. Urban law enforcers tasked with enforcing ”non-criminal administrative regulations” such as traffic, environment and sanitation rules. Chengguan operate separately from the police. They are employed by the Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureaux of their individual cities. Critics call them “violent government thugs” Reports that a disabled street vendor was beaten to death by chengguan in 2011 sparked riots in China’s Guizhou province. There are thousands of chengguan in at least 656 cities across China, Human Rights Watch says The chengguan, or Urban Management Law Enforcement force, support the police in tackling low-level crime in cities and have become unpopular with the Chinese public after a series of high-profile violent incidents.
12/27/2013 KABUL, Afghanistan — A car bomb targeting a military convoy on a major road in Kabul claimed the lives of three coalition soldiers Friday, underscoring the continuing threat to foreign troops even as they assume a diminishing role in combat operations. An Afghan police officer stood guard near the wreckage of a vehicle that was used in a suicide attack in Kabul on Friday. The blast, which also wounded at least six civilians, occurred in the eastern part of Kabul shortly after 1 p.m. Friday as a group of armored vehicles drove along the highway near the Camp Phoenix military base. The police and American soldiers cordoned off the blast site in the hours after the attack, and officials provided only limited information about the extent of the damage.
12/27/2013 AMMAN, Jordan — A huge car bomb rocked central Beirut on Friday, killing at least five people including a Sunni politician who was a former ambassador to the United States and a prominent critic of Hezbollah. More than 70 people were reported injured. Plumes of black smoke billowed into the air, and television images showed scenes of blazing wreckage and scattered debris. Troops formed a security cordon around the area, close to downtown hotels as well as government buildings, including the parliament. The death of Mohamad Chatah, an economist and diplomat, was confirmed by the Future Movement, a political faction with which Chatah had close ties. He was traveling by convoy at the time of the midmorning blast, and security officials said they believed that he had been specifically targeted.
12/23/2013 A Colorado Springs father fatally shot his teenage step-daughter Monday, saying he thought she was a burglar. Prior to the incident, police received a call about a burglary in progress. But when they got there, they found the 14-year-old with a gunshot wound. She was taken to the hospital and died soon after, according to CBS Denver. The incident is the latest tragedy involving the use of deadly force to protect the home. And it is one of several incidents in which a parent has killed their own child after they mistook them for a burglar. Last September a Connecticut teacher shot and killed his 15-year-old son after his neighbor called to say she thought she saw a robber in the front yard. Just a few weeks after that, a retired Chicago police officer shot and killed his 48-year-old son after he came in the back door late one night. And an off-duty police officer killed his son last July while the two were on vacation in upstate New York, after he told police he believed him to be an intruder. In that case, shooter Michael Leach was charged with second-degree manslaughter and is facing prison time.
12/26/2013 At least two people have been killed in fresh clashes between police and Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt. The fatalities happened in southern Minya province and the Nile Delta. Violence was also reported in other places, including the capital, Cairo. Some 148 Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been arrested, officials said. Authorities have cracked down on the Brotherhood since July, when Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who belongs to the group, was deposed by the army. Scores of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been detained since the group was formally designated a terrorist organisation on Wednesday. A student was killed in clashes between Islamist students and opponents in Cairo on Thursday night. Tear gas: As Friday prayers ended, riot police tried to stop Mr Morsi’s supporters holding protest rallies. A man was killed in clashes in the city of Samalut in Minya, while an 18-year-old Muslim Brotherhood supporter was shot dead amid violent confrontations in the Nile Delta city of Damietta, police said.
12/27/2013 At least 11 people, including six soldiers, have been killed by a remote-controlled bomb in a restaurant in the Somali capital, witnesses say. The restaurant is near a military base, where salaries had just been paid. The owner of the restaurant in the Dayniile suburb on the outskirts of Mogadishu was also among the dead, along with her husband and son. No group has said it was behind the explosion but militant Islamist group al-Shabab often stages such attacks. The al-Qaeda-linked group was driven out of Mogadishu in 2011 but still controls many southern and central areas of the country. “The remotely controlled bomb targeted government forces. Eight people died, including three soldiers,” Maj Kadar Mohamed, a senior police officer told Reuters news agency. Witnesses say that at least six of the dead were military personnel. “The whole place was ruined and stained with blood,” said Fatuma Hassan, a mother of three who was near the bomb blast. Several injured people were rushed to hospital.
12/12/2013 At least 13 people have been killed by an air strike on a wedding convoy in southern Yemen, say officials. The attack happened near the town of Radda in al-Bayda province, a known stronghold of al-Qaeda. It was unclear what aircraft carried out the attack, though local people said it was a drone. The US has acknowledged using drones as part of its support for Yemen’s efforts to tackle militant extremists, but does not comment on individual strikes. Human rights groups say US drone attacks in Yemen constitute unlawful killings. Despite the counter-operations, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) remains active in Yemen. Last week it said it had carried out an attack on Yemen’s defence ministry in the capital, Sanaa, because the unmanned aircraft were being operated from there That attack left at least 52 people dead, including soldiers, civilians and foreigners. It was the deadliest attack in Sanaa since May 2012, when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a rehearsal for a military parade.
12/25/2013 Dozens of people have been killed, including six peacekeepers from Chad, in the latest violence in the Central African Republic, officials say. The peacekeepers were attacked by a Christian militia known as anti-balaka in the capital Bangui on Wednesday. At least 40 other people have also died since Wednesday, Red Cross officials said. African Union (AU) and French troops are battling to end a Christian-Muslim conflict that has engulfed CAR. The AU has nearly 4,000 troops in CAR. France, the former colonial power, has also deployed 1,600 soldiers to help restore order. Militias from the Christian and Muslim groups have been involved in attacks and counter-attacks since Michel Djotodia installed himself as the country’s first Muslim ruler in March, ousting then-President Francois Bozize, who came from the majority Christian population. Many Christians accuse the Chadian government of being allied to the Seleka rebel group which propelled Mr Djotodia to power, while Muslims allege that French forces are siding with Christian militia.
12/27/2013 A rocket attack has killed three members of an Iranian opposition group in Iraq, the group and its parent organisation say. They say a number of people from the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) group were injured at Camp Liberty in Baghdad. Baghdad has in the past repeatedly denied attacking the group.
12/25/2013 Two bombs in Christian areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad have killed at least 35 people, officials have said. One device exploded near a Catholic church when worshippers were leaving a Christmas Day service, killing 24. Another bomb ripped through a market, killing 11 more people. Christian leaders denied that the attacks had targeted worshippers. Iraq’s ancient Christian community has more than halved in recent years, from an estimated population of 900,000. Both blasts happened in the Dora area of Baghdad.
12/27/2013 Police in Brooklyn are investigating a deadly shooting inside a housing complex Thursday night and comes It happened last night around 9:30 p.m. at the Coney Island Houses. Investigators found the body of Shawn White, 25, in the fourth floor stairwell of a building located at 2925 West 27th Street. He had been shot three times in the head, torso, and leg.
12/24/2013 Police continue to investigate after a teen was found shot to death inside a Brooklyn apartment building on Christmas Eve. Investigators say 17-year-old Yaquin English was found in the lobby of a building on Bay View Avenue in Coney Island around 7 p.m. Tuesday. He was shot multiple times in the torso and left leg and was pronounced dead at the scene. English’s pitbull was also shot in the incident, but survived.
12/22/2013 Funeral services were held today for the 3-year-old boy who police say was killed by his father in a murder-suicide on the Upper West Side. Kirill Kanarikov was memorialized this morning at a Russian Orthodox Church on East 93rd Street in Manhattan. Police believe Kirill was thrown from the roof of a West 60th Street building Sunday by his father, Dmitriy Kanarikov, who then jumped to his own death. Dmitriy and his estranged wife Svetlana Bukharina were in the midst of a bitter custody battle. Sunday was the father’s first unsupervised visit with the boy. The grieving mother issued a statement earlier this week detailing a history of domestic violence between the couple. She says the boy’s father never made any threats toward their son.
12/17/2013 Fred Anthony Aguirre Jr., a 23-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the 400 block of North Rebecca Street in Pomona, according to L.A. County coroner’s records. Aguirre was approached by a gunman about 6 p.m. and shot, said Ed Winter, a spokesman with the coroner’s office.
12/17/2013 Wanda Mittie Threadgill, a 42-year-old black woman, was found dead Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the 9500 block of South Western Avenue in Gramercy Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. Family members hadn’t heard from Threadgill in nearly two weeks and decided to go to her apartment to check up on her, LAPD Lt. Jeff Nolte said. Crystal Spradley, 27, found her mother dead in a bedroom, she said. She immediately called police, who set up a crime scene. Threadgill was pronounced dead at 11:55 a.m., but police said she could have been dead for days. An autopsy showed that Threadgill died of multiple stab wounds, according to the coroner’s office.
12/14/2013 Alicia Cassandra Gomez, a 14-year-old girl, was shot and killed Saturday, Dec. 14, near East Elm Street and North Tamarind Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. and found the girl in the street suffering from several gunshot wounds, according to a release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Witnesses told deputies that Gomez was riding a bicycle when she was shot.
12/24/2013 A teenager has been charged with murdering his mother after she was found with a kitchen knife sticking out of her eye socket in her Florida home. Sharon Aydelott was found dead on Christmas Eve in her home in Gulf Breeze, Fla., having been stabbed multiple times, beaten with a baseball bat and had her throat slashed.
12/25/2013 Two teenagers were killed and another seriously wounded in a shooting late Christmas night in Newark, according to law enforcement authorities. A 13-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl were shot dead, Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio and Essex County acting-Prosecutor Carolyn Murray
12/25/2013 Eva Casara, 17, was found on Christmas Day in a Dolton, Ill., alley with a gunshot wound to the back of her head. Casara, who was between 22 and 25 weeks pregnant, died the next day – but doctors miraculously saved her unborn baby girl, who was listed in critical condition.
12/27/2013 Authorities say the shooting death of an 87-year-old philanthropist known for the Christmas light display at his New Hampshire estate was a homicide. John Chakalos was found dead by one of his daughters at his Windsor, Conn. home on Friday from a single gunshot wound to the head.
12/25/2013 The man accused of killing his mother in Deep River, Conn., on Thursday, disemboweled her, according to a police report.Troopers responded to a home at 131 Rattling Valley Road around 1 p.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call from the victim’s ex-husband. Robert Owen Rankin, the victim’s 22-year-old son, was arrested and charged with murder. Rankin and his father were outside the house when police arrived. On Friday, state police identified the victim as 45-year-old Margaret Rohner. According to court documents, Rankin admitted the crime to his father and then to the first state police trooper who arrived on the scene. “I used the knife to kill my mother,” Rankin told the trooper after the trooper asked if he had any weapons on him. “I killed my mother because she is pretty much responsible for everything that has gone wrong in my life,” he allegedly told the trooper. Rankin continued to tell the trooper in detail what he had allegedly done to his mother. He said he woke up in the morning with a plan to snap his mother’s neck to kill her, but when that didn’t work, he stabbed her in the neck with a fire poker, according to the police report. When Rankin saw she was still alive, he told police he took his clothes off to “gain additional strength,” in his words. He then used a buck knife to stab his mother in the belly button, the court documents show. Rankin said he was looking for a baby but couldn’t find one in her stomach, he allegedly told police. He told investigators he cleaned up, took a shower and decided to take his dog for a walk. It was then that he saw his father and allegedly admitted to the crime.
12/14/2013 When Milledge logged on to her home computer last Saturday afternoon, she was shocked to see the outpouring of messages about the death of her 15-year-old son, Anthoney Warren (pictured) on his Facebook page. The boy had been shot to death outside an Indianapolis apartment complex during an alleged robbery attempt he made, along with a 19-year-old youth. RELATED: Enter To Win A Dr. Miracles Beauty Package! Police believe Anthoney was fatally shot by 19-year-old Brice Price, whom authorities took into custody on Tuesday. Cops believe Brice and Warren were planning to rob someone at the time of his death.
12/28/2013 A large bomb dropped from a helicopter on a crowded market has killed at least 25 people in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. A video posted on the internet by local activist group Insaan Rights Watch showed residents pulling mangled corpses out of scorched and twisted car frames on Saturday. One road hit by the blast was covered with debris from nearby buildings and was lined with bodies, as young men shouted for cars to help transport the wounded. Hundreds of people have been killed by air raids around Aleppo in recent weeks, scores of them women and children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition monitoring group based in Britain. On Saturday, the Observatory said 25 people, at least four of them children, were killed by barrel bombs – explosive-filled cylinders or oil barrels, often dropped indiscriminately from helicopters – that also destroyed part of a hospital. It said the death toll was likely to rise as dozens more were wounded in the attack.
12/24/2013 A British surgeon who was imprisoned in Syria for more than a year appears to have been “murdered by the regime”, a UK foreign minister has said. After the death of Dr Abbas Khan in jail was announced on Tuesday, Hugh Robertson said it was “at best extremely suspicious”.The minister said the government was seeking urgent clarification about what happened to Khan. The 32-year-old, from Streatham, south London, was detained after traveling to Aleppo to work in a field hospital in November last year. “Dear All, I sorrowfully inform you of the news that Dr Abbas Khan was killed yesterday. An innocents [sic] life was taken meaninglessly. He was the best brother I could have ever asked for and I know no one with a purer heart than him. “His release was due to be this week. I thank you all for your love and support. We still need your help. Abbas is not home. Help us bring him home for the burial he deserves.”
12/26/2013 Danville’s law enforcement community expressed sadness at the death of a former city police officer and SWAT team member who was shot and killed Thursday while working in Afghanistan. Lee McCubbins, 43, who worked for the Danville Police Department for about 15 years, was killed while performing subcontract work at the Kajaki Dam project in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province.
12/27/2013 Unidentified gunmen have killed a senior Afghan Taliban leader in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, Taliban sources said on Friday. Noorullah Hotak was assassinated in Pashtoon Abad of Quetta on Thursday and his body was returned to the Afghan province of Zabul where he was buried on Friday, an Afghan Taliban commander confirmed. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. However the Taliban leader suspected the Afghan government was behind the killing. Afghan sources said Hotak had been leading the Taliban fighters in parts of Zabul province.
12/28/2013 PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani police say gunmen attacked an anti-polio vaccination centre in the country’s northwest and killed a medic on duty, then fled the scene. Police official Raheem Khan says another technician was also wounded in Saturday’s attack on the outskirts of Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The health facility is run by the party of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and authorities are using it to vaccinate children against polio. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but militants have killed several polio workers and police protecting them in recent months. Pakistan is one of only three countries where the polio virus is still endemic. Militants oppose vaccination against polio and consider such campaigns a cover for spying. They also claim the vaccine is intended to make Muslim boys sterile.
12/23/2013 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, 27, of Abington, Mass., died Dec. 23, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
11/12/2013 A mother in Westchester County is now charged in a shocking crime, the death of her 4-year-old son. Jason Reish’s lifeless body was found in the family’s apartment in Mamaroneck, and police are still trying to figure out exactly what led to the horror they found inside the Continental View Condos. On Monday night, police removed evidence bags from the complex just hours after making the disturbing discovery. Officers responding to a request to check on 46-year-old Manuela Maria Morgado found her semi-conscious inside her home and little Jason dead. They say she tried to kill her son by using a mask attached to a helium tank. She apparently then tried to kill herself – by taking pills. Neighbors, including a woman who taught Jason in a nearby child development class, are still stunned by the news. “He was a good kid, he was sweet and very energetic,” she said. “I broke down. I broke down. It was shocking.” Reports say Morgado and Jason’s father are divorced and in a custody battle. “She just seemed to be a terrific, very upbeat person,” neighbor Andrew Landau said. “Always with the son. The dozen conversations I had with her were absolutely terrific. Nothing that would give you any sense that something like this would happen.”
12/12/2013 A triple murder is being linked to that most troublesome of all Facebook features: The relationship status bar. A 23-year-old man reportedly gunned down his estranged wife, her new boyfriend,