Archive for January 16, 2013

Murdered #901-1000


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,

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01/04/2012 Jessica (Leidel Luis) Age: 18 Location of Death: Guaimaro, Camagüey (Cuba) Cause of Death: beaten Jessica was detained and beaten for no apparent reason by police members. She was then taken to a police station where she was again beaten and put into a cell where she died from the beatings


01/05/2012 Jaime Antonio López Age: 35 Location of Death: Machiques, Zulia (Venezuela) Cause of Death: shot. The victim was shot various times by an unknown person who left the apartment on a motorbike.


01/05/2012 (Herminia) Lidoma Age: 42. Location of Death: Davao (Philippines) Cause of Death: stabbed. The victim was described as a trans man who was having drinks with two men in a karaoke bar. When he had an argument with the the two men, one of them tok a knife and stabbed him several times.


01/08/2012 Safira (Josimar) Ferreira Severino Age: 23 Location of Death: Rua Borba Gato, Bauru, SP (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot An unknown man shot the victim dead


01/12/2012 Acucena (Adler) Age: not reported Location of Death: Salvador da Bahia, BA (Brazil) Cause of Death: thrown down stairs The victim was thrown down a set of stairs at a party. The police arrested the alleged perpetrator.


01/16/2012 N.N. Age: 25 Location of Death: Colonia Fuentes, Santa Lucía, Apodaca, Nuevo León (Mexico) Cause of Death: shot. The victim’s body showed marks of torture. Before being shot, the victim was beaten and the hands semi-amputated. A message was left that read “Por Rata” (“By the Rat”). Neighbours had heard the shot but did not take any action.


01/17/2012 Carla White Age: 31 Location of Death: Avenida Tiradentes, Londrina, PR (Brazil) Cause of Death: shotAccording to the police, the victim was shot by three persons in a car after they had started a discussion.


01/17/2012 Fernanda Borges da Silva Age: 48 Location of Death: Avenida Padre Júlio Maria Lombard, Macapá, AP (Brazil) Cause of Death: stabbed. The victim was stabbed by a man with whom she had had a relationship for five years.


01/22/12 Rebeca (Cosmo Marinho) da Silva Age: 29 Location of Death: Martins, AL (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot. Various unidentified individuals shot Rebeca dead.


01/25/2012 Sabrina .trans. Rredencao. PA Brazil shot to death.


01/25/2012 (Mateo) Vicente Age: 21 Location of Death: Manila (Philippines) Cause of Death: beaten. The victim was killed with a strong blow on the head.


01/26/2012 Maicon Roux Age: 20 Location of Death: BR-470, Indaial, SC Brazil. Shot to death


01/30/2012 Paola Age: 28 Location of Death: Cidade Universitaria, Maceió, AL (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot. Paola died after being shoot seven times.


01/30/2012 Hair (Pedro) Tamiarana Age: 26 Location of Death: Rua Joaquim Cardoso da Silveira, Curitiba, PR (Brazil) Cause of Death: asphyxiation. The body was found in the victims apartment . He died by strangulation.


01/23/2012 Guilherme Age: 16 Location of Death: Sumaré, SP (Brazil) Cause of Death: Guilherme was shot thirteen times.


01/23/2012 Brilli (Ramón Antonio) Olivero Age: 49 Location of Death: El Roble, San Félix, Bolívar (Venezuela) Cause of Death: Brilli’s body was found half-naked and with seven gunshot wounds in different body parts on 22 January 2012. The authorities assume that she died as a consequence of a fight, but they don’t discard the possibility that the perpetrator was a client.


02/02/2012Trans. Rafaela Cavalcante da Silva Age: 21 Location of Death: Rua José Carlos Bezerra, Fortaleza, CE (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot. According to witnesses, a friend of the victim’s had been shot dead as well .


02/03/2012 Soraia (Valmir) da Silva Age: 39 Location of Death: Olivença, AL (Brazil) Cause of Death: beaten Soraya had been abducted and tortured without knowing or stating the reason. After being able to go home, she felt bad and was taken to hospital, where she died. It was found that she had had pieces of wood inserted into the rectum and intestines and the penis burnt.


02/03/2012 Deoni Jones Age: 23 Location of Death: (USA) Cause of Death: stabbed. Deonie was a person of color. She was attacked by a man at a bus stop and stabbed in the head. She died in the hospital.


02/05/2012 Trans.Helen Jabor (Thiago da Silva Carvalho) Age: 23 Location of Death: Rio Verde, GO (Brazil) She was shot to death.


02/13/2012 Melda (Metin) Yuksel Age: 26 Location of Death: Kocaeli (Turkey) Cause of Death: shot The victim was shot by her brother in her apartment. The court gave decreased sentence to the perpetrator (16 years of imprisonment) with the argument that the perpetrator was under “heavy provocation”.


02/17/2012 Trans.Name: Sarita (Rafael) Teodoro dos Reis Age: 21 Location of Death: Av. Jones dos Santos Neves, Barra de São Francisco, ES (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot


02/21/2012 Name: (Paulo Afonso) Martins Age: 42 Location of Death: Rua Marechal Floriano, Porto Alegro, RS (Brazil) Cause of Death: stabbed. The alleged perpetrator has been arrested. According to witnesses, victim and perpetrator llived in the same apartment and had an argument the night before the killing


02/22/2012 Name: N.N. Age: not reported Location of Death: Chichihualco-Chilpancingo highway, Guerrero (Mexico) Cause of Death: shot. An anonymous call reported the dead body to the police. The victim had received a shot at point blank in the head.


02/24/2012 Name: (Roberto Paulo) de Campos Age: not reported Location of Death: Estrada do Formigueiro, MT (Brazil) Cause of Death: stoned. The victim was a sex worker. After being attacked and severely injured on a road in a rural area, she was left for six hours until being found, trying to indicate the perpetrator(s) to the police.


02/27/2012 Name: Monserrat (Jonathan José) Pineda Age: 22 Location of Death: Avenida 17, Cabañas, San Pedro Sula (Honduras) Cause of Death: shot. After constant threats by a security guard, Monserrat Pineda reported the aggressor to the police. As the victim passed the security guard’s place of work, she was shot. She was taken to the hospital, where she died. She was a member of the activist organisation Colectivo Unidad Color Rosa.


02/28/2012 Name: N.N Age: 31 Location of Death: Novara (Italy) Cause of Death: shot. The victim was of Brazilian descent.


02/20/2012 Name: N.N. Age: 25 Location of Death: Rio Verde, GO (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot


02/21/2012 (Jorge Luiz) Feretti Age: 21 Location of Death: BR-470, Indaial, SC (Brazil) Cause of Death: not reported.The victim’s body was found on 18 February near a highway, the face covered in blood.


02/14/2012 Name: Dulce (Ivis Rolando) Mejía Age: 23 Location of Death: Colonia Providencia San Pedro Sula (Honduras) Cause of Death: shot. The victim died of three gun shots in the head. She was a member of an association of the gay community and a promoter of HIV/AIDS prevention.


02/29/2012 Name: N.N Age: not reported Location of Death: Carretera a San Mateo, kilómetro 11, Ciudad Benito Juárez, Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico) Cause of Death: not reported. Judicial authorities and members of the Armed Forces confirmed the report of three executed trans persons, two of whom were trans women.


02/23/2012 Name: Evelyn (Daniel Arlex) Ossa Rodríguez Age: 26 Location of Death: Cataluna, Medellin (Colombia) Cause of Death: shot. The perpetrators entered the victim’s apartment and shot her in the head. Evelyn was from France and had come to Medellín shortly before her death.


03/11/2012 Name: José Enrique Castro Zuñiga Age: 22 Location of Death: Colonia Llanos de Sula, Rivera Hernández, San Pedro Sula (Honduras) Cause of Death: stabbed. The victim’s body was found in the brushwood of a canal showing various shot wounds.


03/14/2012 Miquilo (Miguel Angel) Mamaní 29 Location of Death: Ruta Nacional 50, Salta (Argentina) Cause of Death: stabbed In the early morning, various individuals got out of a car and, without any kn. wn motive, attacked the victim, inflicting several wounds with a sharp weapon. Before dying, the victim stated having been attacked by a group of “ultramoralist” youths who assault travestis


03/14/2012 Name: Chiquinha (Francisco) Neco de Oliveira Age: 35 Location of Death: Teresina, PI (Brazil) Cause of Death: beaten. The victim’s body was found in the trunk of her own car, showing wounds of stone beatings.


03/14/2012 Name: (Cícero) Neto Brás de Sousa Age: 28 Location of Death: Teresina, PI (Brazil) Cause of Death: beaten. The victim had been arrested by the police for beating a sister. While the police stated that the victim committed suicide in jail, relatives, friends and neighbours insist that the police killed her, pointing out contradictions in the stories told by police members and marks of beatings on the victim’s body.


03/15/2012 Name: Rosita Hidalgo Age: not reported Location of Death: Miami (USA) Cause of Death: stabbed. Rosita was of Cuban descent. She worked as a small-time escort bringing her clients to her apartment. She was found gagged, stabbed, and slashed in her apartment.


03/16/2012 Name: N.N. Age: 40 Location of Death: Calle Chañarcillo, Maipú (Chile) Cause of Death: beaten. The victim’s body showed lesions in the head, which caused the death in the early morning.


03/18/2012 Name: Javier Age: not reported Location of Death: Salamanca, Guanajuato (Mexico) Cause of Death: not reported


03/19/2012 Name: (Demetrio) Apaza Mayta Age: 42 Location of Death: La Paz (Bolivia) Cause of Death: beaten. The victim was tortured, burned, and beaten to death by a mob of up to 400 people.


03/20/2012 Marcela (Eliomar) Machado de Almeida Age: 23 Location of Death: Teresina, PI (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot


03/22/2012 Name: Elaine (Elton Jonh) Felipe de Oiveira da Silva Age: not reported Location of Death: Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot


03/24/2012 Name: (Samuel) Ferreira do Nascimento Age: 22 Location of Death: Rua Oscar Araripe, Fortaleza, CE (Brazil)Cause of Death: shot. The victim was a sex worker and was killed in the early morning on the street where she used to do sex work.


03/24/2012 Name: Tyrell Jackson Age: 23 Location of Death: Riviera Beach (USA) Cause of Death: shot. Jackson was shot together with a friend in a drive-by-shooting by a man, who is described as targeting young trans people, who do sex work. The friend of Jackson, also a trans sex worker, survived.


03/25/2012 Daniela (David Oswaldo) Pantoja Churion Age: 21 Location of Death: Ocumare del Tuy (Venezuela) Cause of Death: shot. Daniela was shot dead together with a 19-year-old woman called Alejandra.


03/26/2012 Name: Mônica Age: not reported Location of Death: Rua Antônio Sodré, Sao Goncalo, RJ (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot The victim was shot in the early morning by a man on a motorbike near a bar.


03/26/2012 Name: Shahid Age: 30 Location of Death: Lahore (Pakistan) Cause of Death: stabbed


03/28/2012 Hana (Adriano) Santiago Rocha Age: 25 Location of Death: Vila Brasil,Ribeirão Preto, SP (Brazil) Cause of Death: stabbed. The victim was a sex worker and stabbed to death, presumably by a client who fled the scene after committing the crime.


01/01/2012 Ingrid Popinha (Carlos) Magno Rosa Age: 25 Location of Death: Rua Cardoso Moreira, Campos, RJ (Brazil) Cause of Death: not reported. After a street mass in commemoration of the New Year, Ingrid left and was found dead later with wounds in the thorax.


02/27/2013 Marco McMillian, thought to be one of the first openly gay men to seek political office in Mississippi, was found dead near a levee, yesterday. McMillian was running for mayor of the town of Clarksdale, a town known for its rich artistic history.


02/28/2013 South Africa’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a Mozambican taxi driver who was allegedly handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged through the streets. Video footage taken by a bystander of the incident, near Johannesburg, has been shown in the local media.


02/26/2013 A car bomb has exploded in the northern Mali town of Kidal, killing seven people, reports say. The attack is thought to have targeted a checkpoint manned by a Tuareg group which has come out in support of France’s military intervention. Islamist militants were driven out of Kidal and other strongholds but have continued to stage raids and bombings. A senior UN humanitarian official has said hundreds of thousands of displaced Malians are too afraid to return home. More than 430,000 people who fled the militant takeover of northern Mali last year did not feel confident enough to return to their homes despite the security situation improving, said John Ging, from the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs.


02/15/2013 The three were killed in clashes between police and supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, one of whose leaders was convicted by the tribunal last week. Meanwhile, tens of thousands have gathered in the capital Dhaka to demand the death penalty for those convicted. The tribunal is investigating crimes dating from the 1971 independence war.


02/27/2013 4 murdered. A person wounded by a gunman at a Swiss factory has died of their injuries, bringing to three the number of victims of the killer, who also died. Six other people are still being treated for injuries after Wednesday’s attack at the Kronospan wood processing plant in the town of Menznau. A successful Swiss wrestler, Benno Studer, was among those killed. Police are still trying to establish the motive of the gunman, who had worked at the factory for 10 years. The 42-year-old was identified as a naturalised Swiss citizen of Kosovo Albanian origin. Police did not confirm whether he had taken his own life. They said the weapon used was a Sphinx AT 380 handgun, a compact pistol produced by a Swiss company. It is not a military weapon and it is unclear how the gunman obtained it.


02/28/2013 A roadside bomb killed nine people, mostly border policemen, Thursday in Afghanistan where militants continue to target government security forces taking over from withdrawing international troops.


03/04/2013 A Siberian woman has been arrested and charged with murder for stabbing her husband to death after he attempted to kill her cat with a rake. The 56-year-old woman and her husband had, surprisingly, been drinking together when the cat became the subject of an argument.


02/26/2013 McMillian, a fundraising executive who owned his own consulting firm, was found dead near the Mississippi River in Clarksdale on February 27. The day before, Lawrence Reed, 22, had crashed McMillian’s SUV head-on into another vehicle on a local highway, with McMillian’s whereabouts unknown at that time. Reed was med-evacced to a hospital in Memphis, where he was arrested on murder charges one day after McMillian’s body was found. Though press reports said McMillian had been strangled, authorities said that toxicology tests would delay completion of the autopsy for up to several weeks.


03/05/2013 Wilfried Knight kills himself. Another suicide, His boyfriend killed himself a couple of weeks before.


02/21/2013 Jerry Enriquez kills himself and 2 weeks later his partner kills himself. No news on why they this happened. Not even a large gay community could not help them. Why?


03/22/2013 The toll from a series of bombings in Iraq on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion stands at 65 dead and more than 200 wounded. It was the deadliest day of violence in Iraq this year. The group al-Qaeda in Iraq has claimed responsibility.


04/04/2004 Casey Sheehan, was killed, in Iraq, April 4th, 2004. His mother Cindy became an advocate to stop the war and the murders of innocent people.


05/11/2012 6 kids murdered. Jade Philpott, 10, John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, died on the morning of the fire on 11 May 2012. Mrs Philpott’s son from a previous relationship, 13-year-old Duwayne, died later in hospital. The parents of six children who died after a house fire in Derby have been convicted of their manslaughter, along with their friend. Mick Philpott and Paul Mosley were found guilty by unanimous verdicts, while Mairead Philpott was convicted by a majority, at Nottingham Crown Court. Philpott hoped to frame the fire on his ex-mistress so he could win custody of his children.


04/02/2013 A doctor who worked on French adventure reality TV show Koh Lanta has killed himself in Cambodia after one of the programme’s contestants died. In a suicide note, Thierry Costa, 38, said his name had been “sullied by the media” over the death of Gerald Babin a week ago


03/31/2013 A potential link to white supremacist prison gangs is being probed in the killing of a Texas district attorney and his wife in their home. Mike McLelland and Cynthia McLelland were shot dead inside their home just two months after Assistant Prosecutor Mark Hasse was gunned down outside the Kaufman County courthouse. The killings come just months after Texas warned of potential retaliation by the Aryan Brotherhood against law enforcement officials after 34 members of the white supremacist group were indicted. The murder of McLelland also comes less than two weeks after Tom Clements, the Colorado prisons chief, was shot and killed after answering the doorbell at his home. Two days later, the suspect, Evan Spencer Ebel, a former Colorado inmate and white supremacist, was killed in a shootout with Texas deputies. We speak to Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, who tracks hate groups.


04/06/2013 6 murdered. Six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the U.S. military’s top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials said. In the south, three U.S. service members, two U.S. civilians and the doctor were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives just as a convoy with the international military coalition drove past another convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Zabul province.


04/06/2013 A suicide bomb and grenade attack has killed at least 22 people and injured about 50 at a political rally in the eastern Iraqi city of Baquba. A grenade was thrown into the crowd gathered inside a large tent and, seconds later, a suicide bomber blew himself up in the same tent.


04/06/2013 The British High Commission in Delhi says it is investigating reports that a British woman has been found dead in Indian-administered Kashmir. Police said the woman, Sarah Groves, 24, from Guernsey, had been stabbed to death on a houseboat in the summer capital, Srinagar. A Dutch man in his 40s, who was also apparently staying in the houseboat, has been arrested, police added.


04/05/2013 Islamist groups in Bangladesh have held a rally in the capital, Dhaka, calling for tough curbs on bloggers who insult the Islamic religion. Police say 100,000 people gathered for the rally after a “long march” from around the country to take part. A 45-year-old man was killed on Friday when some activists clashed with supporters of the ruling Awami League. Bus and river transport was halted and groups opposed to the rally announced a day-long shutdown. The marchers called for a new blasphemy law, with the provision of the death penalty to punish those who insulted Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. Their group, Hefajat-e-Islam, put forward a total of 13 demands, criticising the government for not taking action against what it called “atheist bloggers”.


01/16/2013 Jan. 16 in The Bronx, where Jennifer Rivera, 20, and her uncle, Jason Rivera, 30, were gunned down execution-style while sitting a parked car, police said. Rivera had a criminal drug history, sources said. No one has been arrested in connection with the slayings.


03/16/2013 CLAY, N.Y. — Police have accused a man of fatally stabbing a school librarian and raping her child after carjacking them at a central New York mall. They say the woman was leaving a gymnastics class with her 10-year-old daughter when the attacker stopped them at the mall in Clay at about 9 p.m. Thursday. Troopers say 29-year-old David Renz raped the girl and killed the woman in the Syracuse suburb. The girl managed to escape. Trooper Jack Keller said Friday that the woman died Thursday night and the child is hospitalized.


03/29/2010 Annamarie Cochrane Rintala, 37, was found strangled to death in her Granby home on March 29, 2010. Police responding to a 911 call from a neighbor found Cara Rintala, 45, sitting on the basement floor cradling her wife’s paint-spattered body. Prosecutors maintain that Rintala was using the paint to cover up the evidence of the murder.


01/26/2013 David Rangel, a gay man age 53, was found dead in his apartment on Saturday, January 26 in Jackson Heights, Queens.  According to the  New York Daily News, medical examiners determined that Rangel had been choked to death.  The article states that the police are investigating Rangel’s death as a homicide and that it is believed that he may have met his assailant online.


01/20/2013 The body of Charles Romo, 48, was discovered in a kneeling position in the bedroom of his Hamilton Place apartment, bound at the legs by a belt, his mouth gagged and his head bloodied and wrapped in tape at 10:20 a.m. Monday. He was wearing only his underwear. Cops found the victim’s Seeing Eye dog, Ramses, guarding the body and took him to the ASPCA. The maid, who found Romo’s body, told police there were often strange men at the home.


04/16/2007 The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting that took place on April 16, 2007, on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 others in two separate attacks, approximately two hours apart, before committing suicide (another six people were injured escaping from classroom windows).[1][2] The massacre is the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in U.S. history.[3] It was the worst act of mass murder of college students since Syracuse University lost 35 students in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103,[4] and the second-deadliest act of mass murder at a U.S. school campus, behind the Bath School disaster of 1927.


03/18/2013 BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A 15-year-old Birmingham boy died early today after he was shot in Birmingham’s Railroad Park Sunday night. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Jarmaine Walton. He was transported to UAB Hospital from the 1600 block of First Avenue South. He was pronounced dead at UAB
04/15/2013 Mike and Cynthia McLelland were gunned down in their home last Saturday – but police are no closer to finding the perpetrators


03/29/2013 A newlywed groom left in a coma after being shot on honeymoon in Antigua was flown home yesterday to the intensive care unit where his murdered bride used to work. Ben Mullany, 31, has a fractured skull and a bullet lodged in his brain after the suspected robbery in which his new wife, Catherine, also 31, was killed instantly. They had planned to return home the following day.


03/22/2013 Burma has issued a state of emergency in the central city of Meikhtila after three days of ethnic violence between Muslims and Buddhists has left scores dead, forced thousands to flee and left local homes and shops reduced to smoking rubble. Rioting began on Wednesday in the now ash-covered town, located 360 miles north of the commercial capital Rangoon, after an argument between a Muslim shopkeeper and his Buddhist customers erupted into a street brawl that ended with the death of a Buddhist monk. Exact numbers of those killed and injured are hard to establish. Win Htein, of the opposition National League for Democracy party, said 20 people – including the monk – are confirmed dead. But Ko Wanna Shwe of the Rangoon-based Islamic Religious Affairs Council told the Guardian that figure was likely to be much higher: “We are getting reports from people in Meikhtila since Wednesday that [the number] is higher. Nearly 100 people have been killed – teachers, students, shopkeepers,” he said by phone. “Even young men aged eight to 14 included.”


04/01/2013 A cast member of MTV reality show Buckwild was found dead in rural West Virginia on Monday after being reported missing by family members on Sunday. Shain Gandee, 21, was found dead in a car along with two other men including his uncle David on Monday morning in Sissonville, Kanawha County, a spokeswoman for County Commissioner Kent Carper told Reuters.


04/29/2013 A 21-year-old student was found dead Sunday morning in a Columbia University dormitory, according to police and reports. Jessica Fingers, of Monticello, N.Y., a Columbia College student on leave, was found at 11:48 a.m. inside the East Campus Residence Hall on Morningside Drive, police said. Police responding to a 911 call found the young woman unconscious and unresponsive, lying face-up on the floor, police said. EMS later determined she was dead at the scene. Several students at the dormitory said they’d heard Fingers had been visiting friends at Columbia, and was found in the hallway of the dorm, which is the largest and most desirable dorm at Columbia, according to a campus wiki. It includes a large high-rise housing complex as well as a series of interconnected low-rise townhouses, Fingers had originally been a member of the Columbia College class of 2013, but had been on leave since last spring, the Columbia Spectator campus newspaper reported.


04/01/2013 2 murdered. Riverside County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect in a shooting Sunday night in Perris that left two men dead and another wounded. Perris police were called to a home in the 300 block Flicker Way about 10:15 p.m. where they found the wounded man in the front yard, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The two dead men were found inside the house.


12/21/1988 Lockerbie bombing. Rescue workers examine the nose of Pan Am flight 103 near the town of Lockerbie, Scotland,after a bomb aboard exploded and killed 270 people.


12/31/2012Prosecutors allege Juan Manuel Ramirez , a 35-year-old Latino, fatally shot Diaz Dec. 23 and then hid the body in concrete inside a Santa Fe Springs business. The body was discovered inside the heating and air conditioning store on Dec. 31 after Whittier police, who patrol Santa Fe Springs, received a tip about a possible killing.


01/01/2013 John Lee, a 33-year-old Asian man, died Monday, Dec. 31, a day after he was shot in the 4200 block of Russell Street in Los Feliz, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. Los Angeles police are asking for help solving the killings. Officers responding to a call of shots fired found Lee lying next to his black Audi at 9:18 p.m. Sunday on Russell Avenue, east of Talmadge Street. He had been shot four times in the chest. Lee died the next day.


12/31/2013 Jose Velasquez, a 36-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Monday, Dec. 31, in the 20700 block of Alburtis Avenue in Lakewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. The shooting occurred about 11:20 p.m. at a New Year’s Eve party at a home, sheriff’s deputies said. “Words were exchanged and an argument ensued when gunfire suddenly erupted,” according to a Sheriff’s Department statement. Velasquez was struck in the upper body. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


02/12/2013 Russian police say they have discovered the body of a local politician reported missing last week, in a barrel of cement in a garage near Moscow. Another politician has been accused of ordering the murder, over an $80 million debt.


04/29/2013  A 4-year-old boy is dead after a shooting in Prichard. WKRG-TV reports the child shot himself in the chest accidentally. His parents rushed him to USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, where he died. The child and his family had just left Easter services at church and were visiting relatives when the shooting occurred.


08/28/2010  An Alaska man has been sentenced to prison for life in the 2010 shooting deaths of two Hoonah police officers, in a case that rocked that tiny community and galvanized the state’s law enforcement community. State court Judge David George on Friday sentenced John Marvin Jr. to two consecutive sentences of 99 years in the deaths of Hoonah Police Sgt. Anthony Wallace and officer Matthew Tokuoka.



04/11/2013 A record executive named Freeband Double D, who was associated with rapper Future and Young Scooter was shot and killed in his Maybach yesterday in Atlanta.


09/13/1996 Tupac was shot in a drive-by on September 7, 1996 after the boxing match between Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon in Las Vegas. Shakur was hit several times (including once in the lung) while attempting to jump in the back seat. He died in the hospital on September 13, 1996.


03/09/1997 Biggie was shot and killed in Los Angeles, where he had been attending a party by VIBE Magazine near the Peterson Automotive Museum.


02/15/1999 On February 15 , 1999 Big L was shot seven times in the head and chest and killed on 139th Street, just blocks away from his Harlem home. He was 24 years old.


04/15/2013 Two bombs struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, turning a celebration into a bloody scene of destruction. The blasts threw people to the ground, killing 3 and injuring dozens. The Boston Globe reported that more than 100 people were being treated at area hospitals, including several children. “Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice,” President Barack Obama vowed.


04/18/2013 One cop in Boston killed by Terrorist and in search for his brother, Dzhokhar. One brother killed.


07/16/2010  The Essex County sheriff’s officer who shot and killed an unarmed DeFarra Gaymon during a 2010 public sex sting in a Newark park described the 48-year-old Gaymon as aggressive and repeatedly threatening him in a statement that was written three days after the July 16 shooting. “Gaymon walked within on [sic] of me while he was masturbating his exposed penis with his right hand,” wrote Edward Esposito, who was 29 in 2010.


04/19/2013 Five health workers have been killed when South Sudan soldiers attacked a hospital in revenge for the deaths of eight members of the security forces, the local MP has told the BBC. David Mayo said the fighting was still going on and urged the army to be withdrawn. Local community leaders confirm that the hospital in the village of Lorema, Eastern Equatoria state, was attacked.


04/15/2013 Two football supporters have been shot dead by rival fans in Brazil, according to media in the South American country. The incident happened in Brazil’s north east, near the Arena Castelao World Cup stadium in Fortaleza. Reports by Globo  suggest two men who supported Ceara were shot in the head by two Fortaleza fans in a vehicle. It is the latest in a series of issues that have led to questions about the nation’s ability to stage the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.


04/19/2013 At least 13 Afghan pro-government fighters have been killed in a militant attack on their checkpoint in Ghazni province, officials say. Details of the attack are sketchy with unconfirmed reports some of the men may have been drugged before the assault. The Taliban have said they carried out the attack. They also seized weapons and a vehicle.


04/19/2013 At least seven people have been killed in a mortar attack on a Sunni mosque in northern Iraq, police say. Dozens more were hurt in the strike as worshippers were leaving the building in Khales after Friday prayers. It comes a day after at least 27 people were killed in a bomb attack on a cafe in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Murdered #701 – 800


12/22/2012 3 murdered by guns WLBT reports that the first happened around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said the 38-year-old victim was shot four times in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Another shooting happened just after 2 a.m. Saturday. A 23-year-old man was gunned down at a Jackson intersection. He was shot five times and was pronounced dead on the scene. No arrests have been reported so far as the investigations continue. The third homicide occurred at 2 p.m. Tommy Young, 33, shot multiple times while seated in a silver Honda Accord at the intersection of Hill Avenue and Lincoln Avenue according to Jackson police spokeswoman Colendula Green.


12/11/2012 man murdered About 10:30 p.m. the night of Dec. 11, a taxi pulled up outside Benjamin Wojenski’s home on Cherrywood Lane in Titusville. A female passenger used the driver’s phone to call Wojenski, who came to the door and let the 24-year-old woman inside. Fewer than eight hours later, police and fire crews found the 62-year-old man dead in the dining room, covered in a sheet. He had stab wounds to his face, head and neck, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed by Titusville police. There was blood on the walls, in his shower and garage and bloody handprints in his bedroom.


07/17/2012 15 year old girl murdered SEAGROVE BEACH, Florida — A vacationing Georgia 15-year-old’s brutal murder has rocked the scenic 30-A stretch of south Walton County, where a 21-year-old from Seagrove Beach has been charged with the crime.


12/22/2012 Ryan Freel has reportedly committed suicide. First reported by First Coast News, the 36-year-old player who spent 8 seasons in the Major Leagues, was found dead from a gun shot wound last night.


10/10/2012 Amanda Todd committed suicide on October 10, 2012 at her home in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. Prior to her death, Todd posted a video on YouTube in which she used a series of flash cards to tell of her experience of being blackmailed, bullied, and physically assaulted. The video went viral after her death,[1] resulting in international media attention.


10/19/2012 Felicia Garcia, the 15-year-old high school girl who leapt to her death at a Staten Island train station after she had been bullied by members of the football team, had a vigil held in her honor last night where friends paid their respects.


12/25/2012 Joshua Davis, an aspiring rapper from the West Englewood area in Chicago, was gunned down on Christmas Day for wearing a hooded sweatshirt honoring his best friend and slain rapper, Joseph “Lil JoJo” Coleman.


12/21/2012 4 murdered. NBC reports that four people are dead and three state troopers are injured following an incident in Johnstown, Pa. The gunman is among those dead, authorities told NBC News. One of the state troopers was shot, but was wearing a bulletproof vest. The other two were said to be injured by a car crash with the suspect.


12/22/2012 The Navy is investigating the death in Afghanistan of one of its most senior SEAL officers as an apparent suicide, a U.S. military official tells CNN. Navy Cmdr. Job W. Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, died Saturday while serving as the commanding officer of SEAL Team 4, a special warfare unit based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


12/23/2012 In Camden, New Jersey — a city that has already suffered 65 violent deaths in 2012 , surpassing the previous record of 58 violent deaths set in 1995 — 50 people turned out, some bearing white crosses, to mourn a homeless woman known affectionately as the “cat lady” who was stabbed to death (50 of the deaths so far this year resulted from gunshot wounds.)


08/05/2012 A North Port man who was a Charlotte County firefighter lost his battle Sunday night, succumbing to his wounds after being shot twice on Saturday. Sam Dreher, 39, an 18-year veteran lieutenant and paramedic with the Charlotte County Fire Department, was shot twice after he confronted a man rummaging through his car Saturday. Dreher was flown to Blake Medical Center where he died.


12/27/2012 Erika Menendez was charged in the death of Sunando Sen, who was crushed by a 7 train in Queens on Thursday night, the second time this month a commuter has died in such a nightmarish fashion.


12/29/2012 women kills herself. A 65-year-old woman, Harriet Deison, shot herself Saturday while in her Lexus sedan in the parking lot of the Far East Dallas Gun Shop where she had just bought a pistol. Dallas police says: The gun Deison, a pastor’s wife, mother of two and grandmother to five, is believed to have shot herself with is the same one she had just purchased.


12/28/2012 4 murdered. A man killed two men and one woman Friday in central Pennsylvania, then died in a gunfight with state troopers, authorities said. The first report of shots fired “at multiple locations” in Frankstown Township came in a 911 call placed around 9 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said. As state troopers converged on the area, someone in a truck — going the opposite direction on a two-lane road — fired at two marked patrol cars.


12/04/2012 A 19-year-old man, Benjamin Klinger, from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, is charged in the murder of his 17-year-old girlfriend, Samantha Heller. And it’s possible he did it because he thought she was pregnant. But listen to how he did it — your stomach is sure to churn. Benjamin and Samantha were riding in a car along Route 283 when it’s alleged that Benjamin suddenly sped up the car and got into a crash on purpose — allegedly trying to kill his girlfriend. When she was still breathing after the crash, prosecutors say he sat on his girlfriend’s head and torso until she died.


12/30/2012 A teenage girl’s profiles on social networking sites reveal the vile messages from internet trolls that friends say pushed her to kill herself. Jessica Laney, 16, was found dead at her home in Hudson, Florida, on Sunday night after users on social networking sites branded her ‘fat’, a ‘slut’ and tormented her over her looks and love life.


01/02/2013 Dozens of people have been killed by an air strike on a petrol station on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus, activists say. Damascus residents say they saw burning bodies and horrific scenes after the air strike in Mleiha district.


01/01/2013 At least 13 members of Colombia’s largest rebel group, the Farc, have been killed in an air strike, the Colombian military says. The air force bombarded a rebel camp in north-western Antioquia province on Monday and has since found 13 bodies.


01/01/2013 A man has been arrested after a 22-year-old British tourist was shot dead in Thailand on New Year’s Eve. Stephen Ashton, of south London, was reportedly caught by a stray bullet during a fight between two groups at a bar on Koh Phangan.


01/02/2013 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that 23-year-old Justin Mitchell was found shot to death at a home in Austell Wednesday night.


01/04/2013 16 year old murdered A 16-year-old boy is dead, after being shot Friday night on the Lower East Side. Around 9:10 p.m. Friday, police responded to the intersection of Rivington and Columbia streets and found Raphael Ward, 16, at the scene with a gunshot wound to the chest. The scene of the shooting is located in the middle of the Bernard M. Baruch Houses public housing development.


01/10/2013 3 women murdered. Three Kurdish women activists – including a co-founder of the militant nationalist PKK – have been found dead with gunshot wounds in a Kurdish information centre in Paris. The bodies of Sakine Cansiz and two others were found on Thursday. France and Turkey both condemned the killings. The motive for the shootings is unclear. Some 40,000 people have died in the 25-year conflict between the Turkish state and the PKK.


01/09/21013 10 murdered. At least 10 people, including five children, have been killed in a dawn raid in south-eastern Kenya in what officials say is a revenge attack. More people were injured in the attack by suspected ethnic Ormas on a Pokomo village in the Tana River delta region.


01/10/2013 56 murdered. Twin blasts at a snooker hall in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta have killed at least 56 people and injured more than 100, police say. Many of the casualties were caused by the second blast as police and media rushed to the scene. Earlier, a bomb in a market area killed 11 people and injured 27 more, police said.


01/09/2013 Johnny “Da Prince” Taylor was shot several times in Garfield Park in what sources are calling a case of “mistaken identity.” He was taken to the hospital, where doctors initially thought he would pull through.


01/11/2013 self murdered. Aaron H. Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, writer, archivist, political organizer, and Internet activist.


09/10/2011 Gopalan, 35, died on September 10 “after suffering sub-arachnoid hemorrhage — bleeding in the space between the brain and the thin tissues that cover it — ‘due to blunt-impact head trauma,’ according to Beverly Fields, chief of staff of the D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.”


10/09/2011 Aaron Allen, 19 (pictured), was charged Friday with first-degree intentional homicide, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  reports. On October 9, he was spending the night with the child’s mother, Thelma Walton, 20; they had lived together for a time, but were not currently cohabiting. According to police, Allen said that sometime during the night, he suffocated the 22-month-old child, Aaron Allen Jr., with a sock.


05/17/2012 Two Pennsylvania women have admitted to killing one woman’s former girlfriend in a shocking murder on May 17. Police say that 18-year-old Jade Olmstead and 20-year-old Ashley Barber admitted to luring Olmstead’s ex, 20-year-old Brandy Stevens, to the woods just outside their home near Cochranton, Penn., where they beat and strangled her, according to The Erie Times-News. The couple buried Stevens in a grave they had dug prior to the murder.


08/14/2012 A nineteen-year-old youth named Tiffany Gooden was found murdered on Tuesday, August 14th. Ms. Gooden’s body was found on the second floor of an abandoned building on the 4800 Block of West Jackson Boulevard in Chicago.


01/01/2013 According to the Houston Chronicle’s Anita Hassan, 29-year-old Belinda Espinoza had been upset that evening, and called her relatives threatening suicide. A fight between her and her 24-year-old fiance, Ana Flores, had spiraled out of control. Florez called 911 to report Espinoza, but by the time Houston police arrived at the couple’s home, they found that Espinoza had shot Florez and then turned the gun on herself. Both women were dead at the scene. This certainly isn’t the first murder-suicide involving a lesbian couple. In 2012,  in Phoenix, Arizona, Dallas Augustine shot her wife Jessie McCaskill then killed herself. In 2008, in Boynton Beach, Fla., Carol Anne Burger stabbed her former wife Jessica Kalish more than 222 times with a screwdriver and, two days later after police discovered Kalish’s body, Burger shot herself. In 2009,  in Statesboro, Ga., Kiona Thais Lively shot her wife Naumbyia T. German several times, lit a house fire, and turned the gun on herself.


01/16/2013 More than 20 people have been killed in near-simultaneous car bomb blasts in the Syrian city of Idlib, government officials and activists say.


01/15/2013 A picture was released by the Syrian Arab News Agency shows the wreckage of cars at the scene of an explosion outside Aleppo University on January 15. Fifteen people were killed and dozens injured in the blast.


05/26/2011 Mohammed Abdi Farah, 19, and Amin Ahmed Ismail, 18, were killed in an alleyway in Milton Keynes’ Fishermead Estate on 26 May 2011.


01/19/2013 5 murdered. A family five were found dead in a house in a secluded area just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday night. The bodies included an adult male, and adult female, one juvenile male and two juvenile females . An unidentified 15-year-old was arrested and charged for killing all five people. Several weapons were found inside the house, including a military style assault rifle.


1/19/2013 55 murdered. More bodies have been reported found at the gas plant in Algeria where a four-day standoff with Islamist militants came to a bloody end on Saturday. An Algerian security official tells the AP that the state of the bodies makes it difficult to tell whether the dead are hostages or attackers. The standoff ended Saturday, after Algeria stormed the plant for a second time. As we reported, the Interior Ministry said 32 militants and 23 others had died in the conflict, but that number may now change. Algerian Communications Minister Mohamed Said told the state news agency on Sunday the death toll “may be revised upward,” Al Jazeera reports.


07/07/1997 On July 7, 1997, the day manager of a Georgetown Starbucks Coffee Shop arrived to find the entire overnight shift murdered in the back of the store. One of the victims had been an intern at the Clinton White House, and in light of the scandal involving President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, conspiracy theorists continue to debate a White House connection to the deaths.


08/04/1892 2 murdered. On August 4, 1892, Andrew Borden breakfasted with his wife and made his usual rounds of the bank and post office, returning home about 10:45 am. The Bordens’ maid, Bridget Sullivan, testified that she was in her third-floor room, resting from cleaning windows, when just before 11:10 am she heard Lizzie call out, “Maggie, come quick! Father’s dead. Somebody came in and killed him.” (Sullivan was sometimes called “Maggie”, the name of an earlier maid).[5][12] Andrew was slumped on a couch in the downstairs sitting room, struck 10 or 11 times with a hatchet-like weapon.[13] One of his eyeballs had been split cleanly in two,[14] suggesting he had been asleep when attacked.[15] Soon after, as neighbors and doctors tended Lizzie, Sullivan discovered Abby Borden in the upstairs guest bedroom, her skull crushed by 19 blows.


08/2011 baby murdered Steven Deuman, 26, of Suttons Bay, Michigan, has been found guilty of the August 2011 murder of his daughter, Evelynne Deuman, 15 weeks old. The young father was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated sexual assault for suffocating his child during an oral rape.


01/26/2013 Rodrigo Abad Diaz and his friends were considered home invaders to Phillip Walker Sailors, 69, when they pulled into the driveway, so he started firing at their vehicle on Saturday night. The Vietnam veteran is now being held on a malice murder charge after fatally striking Diaz with a shot to the head.  According to Sailors’ attorney, the shooting has left the alleged aggressor “distraught,” but witnesses in the vehicle said that Sailors didn’t ask any questions before he opened fire on the car.


01/29/2013 Hadiya Pendleton was a friendly girl at King College Prep in Chicago was shot dead.She performed at President Barack Obama’s inaugural events.


02/01/2013 32 murdered Authorities in Mexico City said Friday morning that at least 32 people had been killed and another 120 or so injured by the explosion Thursday afternoon at the headquarters of Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil company. Both figures are up from where the story stood Thursday night (it was being reported then that there were at least 14 dead and 80 injured), when we were following the news as it came in from Mexico City.


11/26/2010 Bradley Bassey Eyo murdered and dumped in Lake Ray Hubbard on the eastern outskirts of Dallas.


02/04/2013 At least 19 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in central Iraq aimed at pro-government militia, officials say. More than 40 people were injured in the blast in the town of Taji, about 20km (12 miles) north of Baghdad. The majority of the victims were members of the Sunni Sahwa militia, which has been fighting al-Qaeda.


02/01/2013 Nigeria’s military said it has killed 17 insurgents in an attack on two training camps belonging to the Boko Haram Islamist group.


01/26/2013 Shirley Chambers cries during Monday’s funeral for her son Ronnie Chambers, 33, a victim of gun violence. She had four children — three boys and a girl. Now they’re gone — all victims of gun violence in Chicago over a period of 18 years.


02/04/2013 The couple, Keith Lawrence, 27, and Monica Quan, 28, were found in a car last night in front of the home that they had just moved into, dead from apparent gun wounds. Lawrence and Quan, who is the daughter of a LAPD captain, were found in their white Kia. It’s called “America’s Safest City,” but on Monday night, Irvine, Ca. was the scene of a fatal shooting involving two university sweethearts.


02/04/2013 Gay PR representative Howard Bragman has just sent out news that gay porn star Arpad Miklos (real name Peter Kozma) was found dead in his apartment Monday evening due to an apparent suicide. Writer and friend, Randal Lynch broke the news with host Howard Bragman on his show “Gwissues,” a show which airs on “” network (below).


02/03/2012 One 15 year old boy Jadin Bell attempted suicide after being bullied because he was gay. He died after being taken off life support.


02/10/2013 Three North Korean doctors have been killed in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Yobe, officials say. Residents said they were killed during the night in the town of Potiskum. Two of them had their throats slit while the third was beheaded, they added. Officials said the victims had been working at a government-run hospital. No-one has said they were behind the attack, but it happened in an area where the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, has been active in recent years. More than 600 people were believed to have been killed in 2012 by the group, which is fighting to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north.


02/17/2013 Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday in Arkansas in an apparent suicide. She was 37. The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that McCready was found dead at a residence in Heber Springs from what appears to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot to the head. An autopsy is pending.


02/19/2013 4 murdered The gunman suspected of that shooting then went to Tustin, where he is believed to have been involved in three car-jackings, killing at least two of the drivers, police added. The suspect then shot himself at another location, said police. Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino told the BBC that when officers responded to an emergency call at about 04:45 PST (12:45 GMT) they found a female victim at the scene. A witness said the suspect was a man in his 20s, and that he fled in a sports utility vehicle.


02/14/2013 In the latest violence, nine people were killed in a five-hour period on Thursday evening, the BBC’s Gary Duffy reports from Sao Paulo. More than 130 people have died in the last two weeks as part of a conflict between the police and the gang, known as First Command of the Capital (PCC).


06/26/2013 2 year old murdered. A man who blew up his Greater Manchester home in a gas blast that killed his neighbour’s two-year-old son has been jailed for 10 years. Jamie Heaton died as he watched TV at his home in Buckley Street, Shaw, Oldham, which was destroyed in the blast on 26 June. Andrew Partington, 28, who lived next door, had previously admitted manslaughter at Manchester Crown Court. Partington, a father-of-six, suffered 40% burns and a broken back. Jamie had been in the lounge while his mother was doing housework and his father was out at work. The toddler’s mother survived the blast as she had gone into the back yard to hang out her washing.


03/13/2012 2 year old murdered. The parents of a toddler who died after drinking methadone have been jailed for his manslaughter. Two-year-old Riley Pettipierre died in March 2012 after drinking his mother’s prescription drug, which had been poured into a child’s drinking beaker.


01/11/2013 French fatality was a helicopter pilot killed on the first day of the military intervention, 11 January.


02/19/2013 A French soldier has been killed fighting Islamist rebels in Mali, President Francois Hollande has said. More than 20 militants also died in the clashes in a mountainous northern region, France’s defence ministry said.


02/06/2013 The pair charged with the murder of Kepari Leniata, 20, are related to a six-year-old boy they accused her of using sorcery to kill, police said in a statement. Ms Leniata was doused in petrol and set on fire in Mount Hagen on 6 February.


02/19/2013 A Syrian army rocket attack has killed at least 19 people in the city of Aleppo, eyewitnesses and activists say. They say the rocket hit the rebel-held Jabal Badro district, destroying several buildings. There are fears that dozens of people may still be buried under the rubble. The Syrian government has not commented on the claim. Some 70,000 people have been killed in the conflict since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011, the UN says.


02/16/2013 The head of Iraq’s intelligence academy and two bodyguards have been killed in a suicide blast in the northern town of Tal Afar, police say.


02/17/2013 Several car bombs have exploded across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 21 people and injuring scores more, officials say. The attacks are reported to have targeted mainly Shia areas in the city.


01/03/2013 The Soundview section of the Bronx earned the dubious honor Thursday of seeing the first New York City homicide for 2013 when a 59-year-old woman was shot in the chest and killed in a public apartment complex, said police.


01/12/2013 The death of a man with Down syndrome who was reportedly killed after lying face-down in police custody has been ruled a homicide. WJLA reports that Robert Saylor, 26, of New Market, Md., was asphyxiated on Jan. 12, according to a medical examiner’s ruling late last week. A “law enforcement source familiar with the case” told the station that Saylor “went into distress when he was put face down on the ground.” Police were reportedly called to a Frederick movie theater by employees who couldn’t get Saylor to leave. He had come to the theater with a health aide, paid admission for “Zero Dark Thirty,” but allegedly remained after it was over.


08/14/2011 A father has admitted to chopping his son’s head off with a meat cleaver and leaving it in the roadside outside his home so that the child’s mother would see it. A passing motorist saw the decapitated head of seven-year-old Jori Lirette, from Louisiana, and alerted police. Detectives later found the boy’s body in a rubbish sack that had been dumped nearby.


02/09/2013 Police have arrested Lleuyel Garcia in connection with the murder of Joseph Benzinger, whose body was found at the Crown Motor Inn in Queens on February 9.


07/16/2010 DeFarra Gaymon was shot to death in Newark’s Branch Brook Park on July 16, 2010.The killing occurred in Newark’s Branch Brook Park on July 16, 2010. In 2011, an Essex County grand jury declined to indict Esposito on any criminal charges. The Gaymon family sued Esposito, the county, the sheriff’s office, and two senior officers in that office in 2011. The amended complaint names additional sheriff’s officers. In a 2011 statement, the Essex County prosecutor’s office said the chase led to the pond, with Gaymon repeatedly threatening Esposito, and that Gaymon “then lunged at and attempted to disarm the officer while reaching into his own pocket. Fearing for his life, the officer discharged his service weapon, hitting Mr. Gaymon once.” Esposito and his partner were in plainclothes and conducting a public sex sting. Just prior to the shooting, they fought with another man and Esposito lost his handcuffs. After that first man was secured, Esposito went back into the park to retrieve his handcuffs when he encountered Gaymon, who was “who was engaged in a sex act at the time,” according to the prosecutor’s statement. Esposito is the sole witness to the killing. In 2009, Esposito was involved in three public sex arrests that also turned violent. Resisting arrest was charged in another two Esposito arrests that year. Gaymon was the head of an Atlanta credit union and was in Newark to attend his high school reunion. He was married with four children. These new facts make the circumstances of the killing murkier. None of the parties in the lawsuit responded to emails seeking an explanation or comment. The prosecutor’s office referred questions to the attorney representing the county.


08/01/2009 The 2009 Tel Aviv gay centre shooting resulted in the deaths of two people and injuries to at least fifteen others at the Tel Aviv branch of the Israeli LGBT Association, at the Youth Bar on Nahmani Street in Tel Aviv, on 1 August 2009. A 26-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were killed


02/21/2013 A car bomb killed at least 53 people and wounded more than 200 in central Damascus on Thursday when it exploded on a busy highway close to ruling Baath Party offices and the Russian embassy, Syrian television said.


03/19/2012 TOULOUSE, France — The French authorities were searching on Monday for a man suspected in a string of methodical killings that have terrorized this city and the surrounding area in southwestern France, after an attack outside a Jewish school on Monday morning that killed four people, including three young children.


01/01/2013 The 22-year-old up-and-coming musician was murdered on New Year’s Day by a gang of five men who had been his friends. His death was a classic case of overkill: he was tied up, beaten with fists and other objets, choked with a chain, had a bag taped over his head, he was then shot, set on fire, and discarded into a dumpster. 


07/08/2012 trans. Thapelo Makutle, a 23-year-old who was also known as ‘Queen Bling’, was an LGBT activist who got into an argument with two cisgender heterosexual men regarding her sexuality at a bar in Kuruman, South Africa. The men followed her home, broke into her apartment and killed her by slitting her throat. She was also mutilated; her genitals were cut off and put into her mouth.


09/18/2012 Victoria da Silva Costa, was a 21-year-old trans woman living in Brazil, who was murdered in what police considered to be a hate crime, as she was decapitated, with her penis and one ear being cut off.


11/17/2011 Samira (Mison Augusto) dos Santos Age: 21 Boca do Rio, Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot . Samira was shot in the buttocks, back and ribs at around 7:30 pm at the entrance of her apartment by two men who passed by on the street on a motorcycle.


11/17/2011 Cassidy was shot in the chest and killed at 9:55 pm. Police believe the same suspect may have been responsible for the attempted robbery of another African American transgender woman in Plummer Park in West Hollywood.


11/24/2011 Angela’s body was found with three shots in the house of a trans person whom Angela had asked several days before if she can stay at their place. Angela’s body was found on the weekend of 18 and 19 November, but the killing happened at least 48 hours earlier.


11/18/2011 trans women murdered Calle Santa Ana, Prado de Maria, Caracas (Venezuela) beaten. The victim’s body was recovered in the early morning of the 18th. The authorities state that she was killed around 4.30 am. A neighbour reported that when he saw the victim lying on the street at 6.20, she was still breathing, but nobody came to help. Another neighbour stated that at 5.30 am she went to inform the local authorities, but they did not take any action.


11/24/2011 Sonia Masi was a main spokesperson of the trans community in the state of Gujarat. She was shot at 8:20 pm six times at point-blank by men in a car as she was about to get refreshments at a snack bar. Sonia had already been subject to an attack in 2008.


11/25/2011 Shakira (Jose Antonio) Quinonez Ortega Age: 2: Monteria, Cordoba (Colombia) Cause of Death: strangled Remarks: Shakira’s body was found on 8 December when she had been dead for almost two weeks.


11/26/2011 Gardenia (Claudio Lucio Miranda de Almeida) Age: 47 Location of Death: Rua Barreto Leme, Campinas, SP (Brazil) Cause of Death: beaten Remarks: Gardenia was clubbed to death with a stone block. The police arrested a 33 year-old suspect who is assumed to have proposed Gardenia to have paid sex.


11/26/2011 The victim’s body was found at 3:30 am in the Historical Center of Chihuahua MexicO, with wounds of gun shots in the head.


02/21/2013 Ammar Harris, 26, is thought to be the gunman who shot dead aspiring rapper Kenneth Cherry Jr on Thursday. Harris’ black Range Rover Sport was found parked in the garage of a gated block of flats on Saturday. Police are now scouring south-eastern states after launching searches in Nevada, Arizona, California and Utah. Cherry was killed at the wheel of his Maserati after the driver of a black Range Rover Sport opened fire at a red light in a busy section of the Las Vegas Strip, police say.


11/26/2011 Brenting Dolliole was a person of color. Her killing was reported as being the 175th homicide in New Orleans in 2011.He was Beaten to death.


11/29/2011 Sarita (Antônio Gilson) da Costa Rodrigues Age: 30 Location of Death: Jacaranda, Camocim, CE (Brazil) Cause of Death: stabbed Remarks: Sarita was stabbed to death by three men.


11/29/2011 Carol’s body was found by locals around 5 am in front of a bar. She was killed by a gun shot in the eye.


11/10/2011 Y. M. A. Zambrano Location of Death: (Venezuela) Cause of Death: shot. The victim was killed by two men on a motorcycle.


12/03/2011 Suely Scalla (Ademir) Melo Oliveira Age: 41 Location of Death: Avenida Francisco Glicério, Campinas, SP (Brazil) Cause of Death: beaten Suely Scala was killed in the early morning on the city’s main street. The police investigate a possible relation to a series of killings of homeless people in the city center. Sally Scala had been well-known in the LGBT community of Campinas since the 1980s.


12/04/2011 Location of Death: R. Quinze de Novembro, Alvorada, Manaus, AM (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot. According to witnesses, Ursula was shot by a men who came with a car while she was standing on the street doing sex work. He shot her in the head, then left the vehicle and fired another five shots.


12/04/2012 (Carlos Porfirio) Juarez Quiroz Age: 25 Location of Death: Tegucigalpa (Honduras) He was stabbed to death.


12/04/2011Trans. (Pascual Ake Beh) Location of Death: Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo (Mexico) Cause of Death: shot The vicitm’s body was found at 7 am with gunshots in the neck.


12/13/2011 Trans. N.Location of Death: Calle Victoria, Chihuahua, Mexico (Mexico) Cause of Death: stoned. The victim’s body was found at 6 am at a public garden, yet had been dragged along a street before, leaving marks of blood on the asphalt.


12/19/2011 trans (Frederico) Claret dos Santos Location of Death: Pouso Alegre, MG (Brazil) Cause of Death: beaten . The victim was killed with numerous hits on the head with a stone after leaving a snack-bar on the night of the 19th. The alleged perpetrator is 23 year-old Renan Donizeti Tomas, who reportedly had a relationship with the victim.


12/20/2011 2 murdered. Patricia (Fernando) Costa Alves Location of Death: Posto Horizonte, Rio Verde, GO (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot Patricia was shot to death on a yard where trucks park, and where reportedly drug dealers, sex workers and clients meet at night. On 5 February a trans person with the legal name of Tiago da Silva Carvalho was shot to death on the same location. trans.


12/20/2011 Trans (Marvin Geovany) Ramos Miranda Age: 23 Location of Death: 1 Avenida, San Pedro Sula (Honduras) Cause of Death: strangled The victim’s body was recovered from a hotel room. According to witnesses, the victim, who was a sex worker, had entered a hotel in the company of two persons. Then, two other persons entered who attacked the hotel employees. The victim was killed with one of the sheets from the hotel room. The body was recovered only around 10 hours after the killing.


12/23/2011 Natalia (Raimundo) Ferreira Location of Death: Jardim Paraiso, São José do Rio Preto, SP (Brazil) Cause of Death: stabbed. Natalia was stabbed at around 6 am in a motel. She died in hospital shortly after. According to a witness, the murder was committed by a motor cyclist.


12/23/2011 Location of Death: Cesteros, Chimalhuacan (Mexico) Cause of Death: beaten. The victim’s body was found dead on the morning of the 23rd on lying on the back seats of a car


12/24/2011 Bruninha (Regis) dos Santos Lima Age: 19 Location of Death: R. Bandeirantes, Apucarana, PR (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot. Bruninha died on the 24th in hospital after she was shot in the face on the 21st on a cemetery in Apucarana. Bruninha had been stabbed in the chest and neck on 21 October. Although Bruninha had identified a 28 year-old woman as the perpetrator of the stabbing, she then did not want to enter legal action against her and the file was closed.


12/24/2011 Shot. Fabiola was a sex worker. The two previous days, two similar killings occurred in the area, although it is not reported whether the victims were trans persons. In November 2010, another trans sex worker called Fabiola and a further sex worker were shot dead in the same area. In November 2011, two trans sex workers were shot dead in the same area.


12/27/2011 Mona Location of Death: R. Japura, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil) Cause of Death: shot/ Mona was shot three times in the back and foot on the street where she lived with other homeless persons by a person who passed by by foot. Among various hypothesis, the police suspect the involvement of a local resident or merchant in the crime, who did not want the travesty to be around. According to neighbors, the night before, a person had set the belongings of homeless people on fire and fired shots at them, without hitting anybody.


12/29/2011 Githe (Orlando) Goines Age: 23 Location of Death: New Orleans (USA) Cause of Death: strangled. Githe’s killing was reported as being the 198th homicide in New Orleans in 2011.


DeeDee Pearson not reported Location of Death: Kansas City (USA) Cause of Death: shot. A client of the victim was arrested and charged in the killing.