04/10/2003 Estella Jimenez Ortiz, 20 Residence: Houston Estella was stabbed and beaten by her husband, Jesse Jason Ortiz, 24. Their 3-year-old daughter was at home at the time of the murder. After killing his wife, Jesse committed suicide by jumping from a highway overpass. The couple had separated three days earlier. Police say Estella told friends she feared for her safety because Jesse was jealous and violent.
04/23/2003 Paula Jones Richard, 38 Residence: Houston Paula was shot by her husband, Preston Richard, 38, who set their home on fire and then killed himself. Both bodies were found in the blaze. The Harris County sheriff’s office had responded to a domestic disturbance at the home the night before the murder-suicide took place. The couple’s two children were at school at the time of their parents’ deaths
02/10/2003 Flor Roque, 28 Residence: Houston Flor was shot and killed by her boyfriend, Purnell Cauley, 35, after she tried to end their relationship. Enraged, Cauley killed Flor, then killed his wife and three daughters. He then killed himself after a standoff with police in which one officer was wounded.
01/22/2003 Tocarro Leane Swanson-Sanders, 20 Residence: Spring She was stabbed to death in her apartment by her boyfriend, Andre Fitzgerald Pierre, 30. Pierre asked neighbors to call police, saying he had killed Tocarro. Then he fled the scene. He later confessed the murder to police.
08/10/2003 Heidi Simone, 37 Residence: Houston Police say Heidi was beaten to death by her common-law husband, David Paul Chabolla, 39. Medical examiners ruled her death a homicide due to blunt- force trauma. Chabolla was arrested and charged in her death.
06/14/2003 Enjoli Taylor, 23 Residence: Houston Police say Enjoli was stabbed by her boyfriend, Aaron Rayme, 27. The two were seen arguing in a car when Enjoli jumped out to seek help at a nearby house. Rayme followed her and stabbed her to death. He then cut himself, was treated at a hospital, and then was arrested in connection with her death.
01/02/2003 Susan Rene Tull, 29 Residence: Houston Susan was shot at home by Paul Wade Hilligiest, 32, who then killed himself, police say. The two bodies were found after concerned relatives entered the home the couple shared. According to police, the couple had recently discussed ending their relationship.
10/20/2003 Priscilla Jenifer Viehland, 22 Residence: Houston Police say Pricilla was strangled by her ex-boyfriend, Anthony Jackson, who then set her body on fire. According to police reports, she had recently ended their relationship.
08/01/2003 Maria Villatoro, 20 Residence: Houston Police say Maria was shot in her car by her ex-husband, Luis Gonzalez, 21. Gonzales was arrested two days later in connection with her murder. He was discovered at a bus station in Santa Barbara, Calif., with their daughters, ages 3 and 18 months. Police say Maria had picked up her girls from day-care the previous afternoon, but never made it home with them.
09/05/2003 Erika Veronica Zepeda, 24 Residence: Houston Police say Erika was stabbed by her common- law husband, Daniel Martinez, 26. Adults in the southeast Houston home where the couple were guests tried to intervene when the couple started to argue, but backed away when Martinez grabbed a butcher’s knife and stabbed Erika. Martinez was arrested and charged in her death.
03/05/2003 Gertrude Tyler, 40 Residence: Hallsville Police say Gertrude was shot at home by her husband, George Tyler, 43, who also killed her 17- year-old son. George reported finding the bodies when he came home; however, police charged him in the deaths.
09/27/2003 HAYS COUNTY Neshia Nunn, 35 Residence: San Marcos Neshia was shot by her estranged husband, Ricky Nunn, 29. Prior to the shooting, police had been called to a domestic disturbance at the apartment, but the officers left because they could not find Ricky Nunn. Three minutes later, he returned and killed his wife, and injured her cousin, Alishia Batiste. A neighbor who heard the shootings called the police. When officers returned to the apartment, Ricky Nunn shot himself in the head. He later died at a local hospital. Neshia Nunn’s mother said Ricky Nunn had abused his wife throughout their marriage, and police say they had previously been called to the apartment.
08/03/2003 HENDERSON COUNTY, Celeste Murray, 43 Residence: “near Seven Point. Police say Celeste was shot by her husband, Wesley Wayne Murray, 40. Wesley Murray was indicted for murder. Celeste Murray had four daughters, ages 5 to 15.
07/04/2003 HIDALGO COUNTY Alma Booth, 86 Residence: Edinburg. Police say Alma was shot and killed on her living room sofa by her husband, Donald Ray Booth, 85.
05/01/2003 Juana Cerda, 44 Residence: Donna Juana was shot by her husband, Jose Manuel Cerda, 55, who then killed himself. Sheriff’s investigators say the violence may have resulted from a domestic dispute.
12/27/2003 Olga Lydia Garcia, 19 Residence: Donna Police say Olga was killed by her boyfriend, Rosendo DeLeon, 20. Her body was found one week after her family reported her missing.
05/26/2003 Virginia Huddleston, 34 Residence: McAllen Virginia was strangled in her apartment by her ex-boyfriend, Jeffery Ryan Hill, 32. Hill stuffed Huddleston’s body into a suitcase and dumped it in a rural area. He later pled guilty to murder and was sentenced to 60 years in prison.
08/2003 Isabel Kaiser, 58 Residence: Mission. Isabel was shot as she slept by her husband, Howard Maines, 67. Kasier had earlier attempted to end their turbulent marriage. Maines pled guilty to Isabel’s murder and was sentenced to 58 years. She had one son and three grandchildren.
08/27/2003 Michelle Peralez, 34 Residence: Weslaco Michelle was shot by her estranged husband, Santiago Gallegos, 33. Gallegos shot Peralez in the parking lot of the day-care center where she had just dropped off the couple’s twins. Gallegos then shot himself. They were the process of getting a divorce.
11/21/2003 Maria del Carman Vasquez, 34 Residence: San Juan Maria’s burned remains, found on Thanksgiving Day in Sullivan City, were identified through dental records. Her husband, David Vasquez, 33, was arrested and charged in her death. The couple had a 7- year-old-son.
03/28/2003 JEFFERSON COUNTY Marilyn Viltz Procter, Age Unknown Residence: Port Arthur Police say Marilyn was shot outside her home by her ex-boyfriend, Nhikima Hager, after she ended their relationship.
05/01/2003 Pamela Reed, 40 Residence: Port Arthur Pamela was shot by her estranged husband, Willis Joseph Reed, 50, while visiting a friend’s house. The couple argued before Willis shot his wife and two of her friends. He then returned home and confessed the shootings to police.
04/2003 KLEBURG COUNTY Meagan McFarlin, 22 Residence: Unknown Police say Meagan was beaten with a sledgehammer by her boyfriend, David Wammack, 26. Wammack confessed to killing Meagan after her skeletal remains were discovered on a beach one month after her death. Police learned the couple had a troubled relationship for some time. Wammack was indicted for murder on June 14, 2003.
10/19/2003 LIBERTY COUNTY Maria Hernandez, 32 Residence: Liberty Police say Maria was stabbed after a struggle with her estranged husband, Martin Rivera, 40, who then attempted suicide.
11/22/2003 Martha Sheets, 49 Residence: Hull Martha’s beaten and burned body was found in June 2004 near a heavily wooded rural road. Her family had reported Martha missing shortly before Thanksgiving in 2003. Police say her husband, Edward Sheets, 53, killed her. Edward Sheets had a long history of domestic violence, and he was in fact doing jail time on family violence charges when police found his wife’s body.
11/21/2003 Michelle King, 23 Residence: Lubbock Michelle suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died on the way to the hospital after her ex-boyfriend, Jason Flowers, 24, held her hostage for 15 hours. After a stand-off with police, he killed himself. King had obtained a protective order against Flowers two weeks prior to her death.
03/17/2003 Christina Moreno, 26 Residence: Lubbock Police say Christina was stabbed by her common-law husband, Armando Sandoval Jr., 29, after an all- night argument turned violent. After two failed suicide attempts, Sandoval confessed to killing Moreno. She had a 4- year-old son.
12/26/2003 Leah Nicole Rumbaugh, 18 Residence: Lubbock Police said Leah was shot in the head by her boyfriend, Robert Hudson, 26. Hudson told police he had found Leah’s body, and believed it was a suicide. But detectives charged Hudson in her death.
5/15/2003 MCLENNAN COUNTY Allison Felkner (Estes), 26 Residence: Waco. The former Marine was beaten to death on the steps of her apartment by her estranged husband, Brian Estes, 26. The couple was in the process of getting a divorce. Allison had two children.
01/17/2003 MATAGORDA COUNTY Shirley Joyce Johnson, 64 Residence: Palacios Shirley was shot and killed by her husband, Russell Franklin Yeager, 71. Yeager also shot and killed his son- in- law, James Milton Arnett, 49, before killing himself.
12/21/2003 MILAM COUNTY Bettie Jo Smith, 56 Residence: Cameron Police say Bettie Jo was stabbed by Jerry Lewis Wooden, 36 in what authorities deemed an intimate-partner homicide. Wooden was charged in her death, and was indicted for murder.
02/17/2003 MOORE COUNTY Tammy Rene Benson, 39 Residence: Cactus Tammy was shot by her ex-boyfriend, Ruben Ruiz, 32, after an argument. A jury found Ruiz guilty of murder and sentenced him to 25 years.
02/17/2003 NACOGDOCHES COUNTY Betty Jernigan, Residence: Chireno Betty was shot as she arrived home with her children by her ex-husband, Dan Hardy Jernigan, 37. The children ran inside their home to call 911 when they witnessed their father killing their mother. Dan Jernigan received a 30-year sentence for the murder.
11/01/2003 NUECES COUNTY Unknown Victim, 23 Residence: Corpus Christi. She was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, 45, after an argument escalated. He later turned himself in to police. No other information was available from authorities.
12/21/2003 ORANGE COUNTY Wendy Roque, 23 Residence: Pine Forest The newly commissioned police officer was shot and killed by her husband, Alvaro Gabino Roque, 33. She was in the process of divorcing him. Alvaro Roque also killed his police standoff.
09/17/2003 POLK COUNTY Linda Arnold, 34 Residence: Unknown Linda drowned after her common- law husband, Ronnie Boyd Barnet, 43, beat her while both were swimming in a local lake. Police say a heated argument led to the violence. Barnet was convicted of murder and is serving a 25- year sentence.
10/16/2003 Vickey Bowen, 44 Residence: Livingston Vickey’s body was found in her home by a co-worker who was concerned when she did not show up to work. Police say her boyfriend, Donnie Lee Roberts Jr., killed her. As police pursued Roberts, he jumped from the car he was driving. Eventually, he surrendered and was taken into police custody on suspicion of murder.
11/19/2003 Luz Martina Alfonso, 35 Residence: Amarillo Luz was shot by her husband, Juan Alfonso, 47, who then fatally shot himself. She had filed for divorce two months prior to her death, and the couple was scheduled to attend their final divorce court hearing on the day of the shooting. She had two daughters, 11 and 16.
06/19/2003 Kathy Sue Snelson, 51 Residence: Amarillo Kathy was stabbed by her boyfriend, James Richie, 72. Richie had a history of violent behavior and was sentenced to life in prison for her murder.
05/28/2003 RAINS COUNTY Tracie Lee Harmon Rogers, 35 Residence: Unknown Tracie was shot at home by her husband, Floyd Edward Rogers Jr., 40. Deputies had been called to the home previously for reports of domestic violence. Floyd Rogers was sentenced to life in prison for his wife’s murder. She had a 14- year-old daughter and 6- year-old son.
09/05/2003 RUNNELS COUNTY Trisha Leigh Hovorak, 28 Residence: Ballinger Trisha’s body was found by her father inside her home. Her husband, David WayneFranklin, 26, was charged in her death. The couple had begun divorce proceedings andwas trying to reconcile, police said.
12/07/2003 STARR COUNTY Brenda Lee Monjares, 16 Residence: Alto BonitoBrenda was shot by her boyfriend, Jairo Garza, 13. She was pregnant and had justfinished her freshman year of high school. The two had been living together in Garza’sparents’ home after Brenda told her mother she was pregnant. Brenda’s parents had begunto suspect that Garza was abusing their daughter.
06/22/2003 TARRANT COUNTY Ana Cantu, 23 Residence: Fort WorthAna was shot by her estranged husband, Oscar Cantu Sr., 31, as she held her 3-year-old son. An acquaintance, Jose Hernandez, 36, also was killed. Oscar then killed himself.
12/31/2003 Jeannie I. Gonzalez, 37 Residence: Fort Worth Jeannie was killed by her estranged husband after he entered her home. He also wounded her daughter and killed Artemio Arroyo, 40, before killing himself.
06/03/2003 Yarra Martinez, 20 Residence: Hurst Yarra was fatally shot in the back as she approached her car, just minutes after leaving her workplace. Police say her 19-year-old ex-boyfriend had been waiting for her, armed with a rifle, in an adjacent parking lot. After he sped away, police found him dead from a self- inflicted gunshot wound.
12/13/2003 (date uncertain) Cynthia Miles, Age Unknown Residence: Fort Worth Cynthia was found beaten to death in her apartment. Police say her boyfriend, Andre Robinson, 26, was the killer. Robinson was arrested in Cynthia’s death. The couple’s two young daughters witnessed the killing and police believe they were left alone with their mother’s body for more than a day.
02/15/2003 Veronica Romo, 29 Residence: Irving Veronica was stabbed to death at her workplace. Her body was found later by coworkers. Veronica’s estranged husband, Carlos Delreal Rojas, 35, was arrested and charged in her death.
11/15/2003 Elena Sain, 41 Residence: Fort Worth Police say Elena was killed by her estranged husband, John Sain, 47. The couple had recently separated and Elena Sain had returned home to get her belongings when her husband shot and killed her, police say. Authorities said they were aware that Elena was returning home, but she had told them John Sain was not home.
04/26/2003 TAYLOR COUNTY Deborah Wieringo, 47 Residence: Abilene Deborah was shot by her boyfriend, who also killed her estranged husband after becoming enraged at seeing them together. The boyfriend then killed himself. The husband survived his injuries. She had two children.
11/09/2003 TRAVIS COUNTY Robin Buckland, 47 Residence: Spicewood. Robin was beaten to death with a hammer as she slept. Police say the killer was her ex-husband of 18 years, Gary Jackson Buckland, 44. A police report says after he killed her, Gary dragged Robin’s body outside his home and struck her on the neck to ensure she was dead.
03/28/2003 Ortralla Mosley, 15 Residence: Austin Ortralla was stabbed in front of fellow students at school by her ex-boyfriend, Marcus McTear, 16. She had broken up with McTear the day before her death to escape their violent rela tionship. McTear had a history of violent behavior. McTear, a minor, pled guilty to murder and received a 3 to 40 year sentence.
08/25/2003 Ann-Marie Sibley, 43 Residence: Austin. Ann-Marie was shot and killed by her boyfriend, Arthur James West Jr., 37. West also killed Ann-Marie’s brother, Michael Garvey, 45. West pled guilty to the charges and received two 30- year life sentences.
12/11/2003 Marivel Vargas, 18 Residence: Austin Marivel was shot in her car outside her workplace. Her ex-boyfriend, Alvaro Lee Contreras, 18, was charged in her death. She had recently ended their relationship after she suspected that Contreras had slashed her tires. Her brother reported that Contreras had assaulted him on one occasion and that his sister had expressed fear of Contreras. Contreras turned himself in to authorities.
06/12/2003 VAL VERDE COUNTY Bertha Paniagua, 46 Residence: Del Rio Authorities reported Bertha’s death as a murder-suicide in Del Rio, Texas. No other information was available.
11/08/2003 VAN ZANDT COUNTY Michelle Ann Plevnic, 35 Residence: Wills Point. Police say Michelle was shot by her boyfriend, Timothy Dewayne Hathcock, 32. He was arrested and charged in her death.
11/31/2003 WALLER COUNTY Gail Sternberg, 47 Residence: Unknown. Gail was shot and killed by her husband, Gary Sternberg, 67, who then killed himself.
08/22/2003 WEBB COUNTY Acenette Belinda Huerta, 38Residence: Laredo Acenette died 11 days after entering a hospital for a slash wound to her neck that police say her common- law husband, Santiago Martinez Jr., 40, inflicted during a domestic dispute. Martinez had a history of beating Acenette and was found that day by police covered in blood and holding a box-cutter. After pleading guilty, Martinez was given a 60-year sentence.
05/16/2003 06/16/Kristina Gonzalez, 35 Residence: Laredo Kristina was shot by her boyfriend, Hector Rodriguez, Jr., 32, who then killed himself. Police had visited their home for previous domestic violence complaints. Kristina had sought a protective order against Rodriguez after he kicked her in her face, cut her with a knife and sexually assaulted her in a previous attack.
01/05/2003 WICHITA COUNTY Samantha Lezark, 28 Residence: Wichita Falls Police say Samantha was beaten with a fire extinguisher and strangled by Kristopher Kyle Russell, 21. A co-worker found her body. The pair had just begun dating when the murder took place. Russell was charged in her death and is also a suspect in the death of his wife, Tara Russell, in Nebraska.
02/28/2003 Senior Airman Shelby Orelup, 22 Residence: Wichita Falls Shelby was strangled by her boyfriend, Sgt. Jason Arindain. Arindain dumped Shelby’s body near the base where she was stationed. In May 2004, Arindain was dishonorably discharged and sentenced to life in prison. She lby had a young daughter.
09/21/2003 WILLIAMSON COUNTY Kali Gianna Sansone, 27 Residence: Cedar Park Police say Kali was strangled by her husband, Gregory Michael Klapesky, 29. Police say Klapesky then took Kali’s body to a friend’s house to dispose it off. Police found the body after the friend grew suspicious and notified authorities.
05/13/2003 Shelia Stifflemire, 40 Residence: Leander Shelia was shot by her husband, Hank Stifflemire, 46, who then killed himself.
08/04/2003 WISE COUNTY Hope Marie Moore, 37 Residence: Bridgeport Hope was shot by her estranged husband, Martin Edward Moore, 36, outside her workplace. He later killed himself in an Indiana cornfield as he was being pursued by police. Hope and her daughter were staying with friends because her husband had threatened her.
03/17/2014 L’Wren Scott, fashion designer and stylist, was found dead Monday morning of an apparent suicide in her NYC apartment. Daily News reports that she was found around 10 a.m. by her assistant. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/lwren-scott-dead_n_4979957.html
03/16/2014 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel discussed what measures the Department of Defense will take in light of the attack on Washington’s Navy Yard, which led to the deaths of 13 people. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/navy-yard-shooting-might-have-been-prevented-pentagon-review-shows/2014/03/18/5d48cc70-aeac-11e3-9627-c65021d6d572_story.html?wpisrc=al_crime
03/18/2014 A mentally-troubled man stabbed his father to death and seriously injured his mother during a domestic dispute in their Columbus Avenue apartment Tuesday morning, relatives and sources said. Anthony Powe, 27, who relatives said suffered from schizophrenia, attacked his parents with a pair of scissors in their eighth floor apartment at the Park West Village home at 784 Columbus Ave. about 6 a.m., before fleeing the scene. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140318/upper-west-side/two-injured-multiple-stabbing-on-upper-west-side
03/19/2014 What started as a surrender of three female undocumented immigrants, one woman and two teenagers, resulted in their rape and apparent suicide of their alleged aggressor. http://fusion.net/justice/story/border-patrol-agent-commits-suicide-allegedly-sexually-assaulting-511906
03/31/2014 A woman found her husband stabbed to death in their East 85th Street apartment Monday evening, police said. Hector Rossy, 53, was found with stab wounds to his chest and neck inside his fifth floor apartment at 328 East 85th St., near First Avenue, about 6:50 p.m., the NYPD said. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140401/yorkville/man-found-stabbed-death-upper-east-side-apartment-police-say
04/04/2014 A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/04/299018995/ap-photographer-killed-reporter-wounded-by-gunman-in-afghanistan
04/02/2014 Ivan Lopez’s friendly smile apparently gave no hint of a history of depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders. The Iraq war veteran was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder before he opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas on Wednesday. Lopez took his own .45-caliber handgun onto the sprawling facility and killed three people and wounded 16 more before taking his own life. His death left authorities to piece together what in his background and medical treatment could have triggered a new round of bloodshed at the same Killeen post where an officer killed 13 people in 2009. http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/02/us/fort-hood-shooter-profile/
03/14/2014 Officials said 18-year-old Amina Bibi self-immolated outside a police station in the district of Muzaffargarh. She had accused officers of failing to investigate properly claims that she was sexually assaulted by several men on the way to college in January. Correspondents say rape cases are rarely prosecuted in Pakistan. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26585131
04/16/2011 A part time actor has been found guilty of the rape and murder of a Chinese student in her Canadian apartment after her distraught boyfriend watched helplessly 6,500 miles away on Skype. Brian Dickson showed no emotion as he was convicted of the first degree murder of 23-year-old Qian Liu in April 2011, receiving a life-sentence with no chance of parole for 25-years. http://news360.com/article/232949440
04/09/2014 Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, 44, was in the US illegally when he killed a former university professor who had hired him to help with renovations on his home. The execution by lethal injection went ahead after Texas’ parole and pardons board refused to delay his case. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-26964869
04/09/2014 A woman convicted of murder in Texas has been put to death, only the 14th time a female has been executed in the US in nearly four decades. Suzanne Basso, 59, was pronounced dead from lethal injection at 18:26 local time Wednesday (00:26 GMT Thursday). She was found guilty of the 1998 torture and killing of a mentally impaired man she had promised to marry. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-26061905
04/10/2014 The US state of Texas has executed a Mexican for murder, despite objections from the US and Mexican governments. Mexico argued the execution of Edgar Tamayo, 46, would violate international law, because he was not told of his right to seek legal assistance from the Mexican consulate when he was arrested. US Secretary of State John Kerry made the rare move of asking Texas to delay the execution. But it went ahead, after a last-minute appeal to the US Supreme Court failed. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-25848393
04/08/2014 A British man has been shot dead by masked robbers who burst into his mother’s home in the Bahamas. Police said Edgar Dart, 56, who lived in Winnipeg, Canada, was killed after he struggled with the raiders at the property in Emerald Bay near Freeport, Grand Bahama. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26966422
01/24/2013 The suicide of a violinist days after she testified against her ‘predatory’ former choirmaster ‘could and should’ have been prevented, an investigation into her death has found. Frances Andrade, 48, was left ‘utterly traumatised’ after giving evidence against Michael Brewer and his ex-wife Kay, and killed herself before they were convicted of a string of indecent assaults. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2601510/Suicide-violinist-days-testified-court-case-against-choirmaster-abused-child-prevented-according-new-report.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
04/10/2014 At least 30 people have been killed and another 10 wounded in fighting between rival sectarian militias in the Central African Republic (CAR), police say. Officials say most of those who died in the central town of Dekoa were civilians hit by stray bullets.http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26963401
04/09/2014 A deadly bomb blast has struck a busy market on the outskirts of Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, killing at least 20 people, police and medics say. The high intensity blast at the fruit and vegetable market left as many as 100 injured, reports say. The Pakistani Taliban denied involvement. No other group has said it carried out the attack. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26949797
04/07/2014 A Dutch priest well known for refusing to leave the besieged Syrian city of Homs has been shot dead by a gunman. Frans van der Lugt, who was in his 70s, had become a renowned figure in the rebel-held area that has been blockaded by government forces for nearly two years. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26927068
04/08/2014 Karyn Washington, the 22-year-old founder of the For Brown Girls website, which sought to empower chocolate-complexioned black women, died on April 8, reportedly committing suicide, according to MadameNoire. Her passing is a devastating loss for legions of black women who went online to seek refuge in any one of Washington’s many initiatives, which knocked down beauty standards and encouraged black women to find and rock whatever shade of red lipstick that best suited them. http://www.blackmediascoop.com/for-brown-girls-founder-karyn-washington-dead-at-22/
04/14/2014 A rush-hour bomb blast Monday at a bus station near Nigeria’s capital and other explosions that followed are thought to have killed more than 70 people and injured more than 120. An Islamist group that believes Western education is sinful and takes other extremist stands is being blamed. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/14/302879299/dozens-dead-scores-injured-after-bomb-blast-in-nigeria
04/26/2014 Two soldiers and three suspected rebels have died in a gun battle in restive Indian Kashmir, police say, soon after the killing of a poll official in India’s marathon general elections. Violence has spiked in the disputed Himalayan region since the start of the staggered parliamentary polls earlier this month as rebels have sought to discourage locals from turning out at the ballot box, police say. The latest violence erupted on Friday when security forces laid siege to Manloo village, 55 kilometres south of Kashmir’s main city Srinagar, after militants opened fire on them. http://news360.com/article/236036767
03/21/2014 The American agency is leading the investigation into the crimes of William James Vahey, who killed himself as authorities began to uncover the scale of his abuse at schools across the world. FBI Special Agent Shauna Dunlap said: “Without a doubt, this is certainly one of the most prolific suspected sexual predators that we’ve seen, given the numbers of children, potential victims, his position of trust, and so forth. http://news360.com/article/236023997
04/26/2014 Attacks in Iraq killed about 15 people Saturday, in new rounds of violence just days before the country’s parliamentary elections. Officials say at least six people died in two separate attacks in the capital, Baghdad, while violence elsewhere killed nearly 10 people. http://news360.com/article/236082224
04/25/2014 A teenager charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation where he will likely remain for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday. The 16-year-old suspect, who was charged as a juvenile offender, will not appear at an arraignment scheduled for Monday in New Haven, said attorney Richard Meehan. The teenager is accused of fatally stabbing Maren Sanchez, 16, in the hallway of Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. The attack occurred Friday morning, hours before the school’s junior prom, and authorities were investigating whether Sanchez was stabbed after turning down the suspect’s invitation to the dance. http://news360.com/article/236110925
04/10/2014 Early Thursday morning, a man shot and killed a 17-year-old boy that he caught in his teenage daughter’s bed. The tragic incident reportedly occurred after the 16-year-old girl’s younger brother went into her room to say goodnight and spotted two feet sticking out from under the bed. The younger brother then told his father, who stormed into the room and reportedly found the teen in his daughter’s bed. http://gawker.com/dad-fatally-shoots-17-year-old-he-caught-in-bed-with-hi-1543762757
03/14/2014 A Pakistani teenager has died a day after setting herself on fire when police dropped charges against those accused of attempting to rape her. Officials said 18-year-old Amina Bibi self-immolated outside a police station in the district of Muzaffargarh. She had accused officers of failing to investigate properly claims that she was sexually assaulted by several men on the way to college in January. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26585131
02/15/2014 A family’s night at the movies on Valentine’s Day turned into a horror show when a husband and father was beaten to death outside a cinema by police officers. Things had not gone smoothly for the Rodriguez family — who reside in Norman, OK — due to a dispute which took place between Mrs. Nair Rodriguez and her 19-year-old daughter, Luinahi. Mrs. Rodriguez says her daughter had been lying to her so she slapped her during the argument, which took place outside the Warren Theater during the early hours of February 15th. http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/luis-rodriguez/
01/15/2014 Aguilar stepped out of the dressing room at Zumiez, a store he had visited before and is popular with the skate and snowboarding sets, and randomly killed two clerks before firing on other mall patrons, wounding one and sending hundreds of panicked shoppers and merchants racing for cover. Then he took his own life. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/howard-county-police-to-release-additional-information-on-mall-in-columbia-shooter/2014/03/11/e8606be0-a927-11e3-8d62-419db477a0e6_story.html?wpisrc=al_crime
12/12/2013 A U.S. military drone strike in Yemen last December may have killed up to a dozen civilians on their way to a wedding and injured others, including the bride, a human rights group says. U.S. officials say only members of al-Qaida were killed, but they have refused to make public the details of two U.S. investigations into the incident. Human Rights Watch released a report on the drone strike Thursday, citing interviews with eight witnesses and relatives of the dead as well as Yemeni officials. The report said four Hellfire missiles were fired at a wedding procession of 11 vehicles on Dec. 12, 2013, in Radda in southern Yemen, killing at least 12 men and wounding at least 15 others, six of them seriously. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/20/drone-civilians_n_4820785.html
10/05/2011 An 8-year-old girl returning from school found the bodies of her parents and another relative in their Mississippi home and authorities said the victims all died of stab wounds. http://townhall.com/news/us/2011/10/06/child_finds_parents,_relative_slain_in_mississippi
02/15/2014 A 15-year-old girl named Adrian Broadway was shot and killed by a man who opened fire on a group of teenagers who allegedly egged his home, according to reports. http://globalgrind.com/2014/02/16/adrian-broadway-killed-prank-egging-open-fire-willie-noble/?utm_source=Twitter
04/29/2014 A 14-year-old Chicago girl accused of killing another girl in a dispute over a boy tried unsuccessfully to fire a gun before someone fixed it for her and handed it back to her so she could open fire, prosecutors said Tuesday. That detail emerged during a hearing in juvenile court on the latest incident of violence grabbing headlines in Chicago. The alleged shooter appeared at the hearing on a first-degree murder charge in Monday’s slaying of 14-year-old Endia Martin. http://news360.com/article/236551417
11/28/2012 A Minnesota homeowner who shot and killed two teenagers during a break-in was convicted Tuesday of premeditated murder. Byron Smith had claimed he was simply defending himself during the break-in at his home in the small city of Little Falls on Thanksgiving Day 2012. Smith’s attorney said the 65-year-old was fearful after previous burglaries.http://news360.com/article/236516803
04/29/2014 Around 60 people have been killed in Syria’s Damascus and Homs, as an international watchdog said it would probe alleged chlorine attacks in the country. Meanwhile, the parliament speaker said four new candidates had registered for next month’s presidential election, expected to return Bashar al-Assad to office despite the civil war, which has left vast swathes of the country out of his control. http://news360.com/article/236567355
04/28/2014 A schoolboy will spend a third day being questioned by police over the fatal stabbing of a much-loved teacher in front of her pupils. Spanish teacher Ann Maguire, 61, was just months away from retiring in September after working at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds for more than 40 years. http://news360.com/article/236579082
05/05/2014 SANAA, Yemen — Gunmen in Yemen’s capital opened fire on three French security guards working with the European Union mission on Monday, killing one with some ten gunshots and wounding another, Interior Ministry officials said. They said the gunmen attacked as the group was getting into their sport utility vehicle outside their office, not far from the French embassy and near the residence of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, riddling the car with bullets. The wounded security guard is in critical condition. http://news360.com/article/237375812
09/2013 FITCHBURG, Mass. The father of a 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who was missing for months before his body was found by the side of a highway has apologized at his funeral for not protecting him. http://news360.com/article/237130060
05/04/2014 EL-ARISH, Egypt — An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility Sunday for twin suicide bombings that targeted a military checkpoint and a tourist bus, killing at least one soldier and wounding nine in southern Sinai. In a statement posted on militant websites, the al-Qaida-inspired group Champions of Jerusalem told the Egyptian army: “We will not rest until we achieve retribution for the blood and honor of the Muslims.” http://news360.com/article/237195386