Tag: Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Teenager Who Killed His Father and a 6-Year-Old Is Sentenced to Life Without Parole

A South Carolina teenager who in 2016, at age 14, killed his father before driving to an elementary school and fatally shooting a 6-year-old boy and injuring two other people was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without parole. After a judge decided that the gunman, Jesse Dewitt Osborne, now 17, should be tried […]

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Here’s a List of School Shootings in 2019

Across the country this year, according to media reports, at least 11 shootings have taken place on American high school or college campuses, including the attack in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Thursday. And school officials and law enforcement agencies have responded to dozens more credible threats of attacks. The shootings have occurred inside gyms and […]

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Oklahoma Town Reels After a Detective Is Charged With Killing Its Police Chief

Tyler Buttram, the mayor of Mannford, Okla., can’t remember the last time someone was killed in the 3,500-person town near Tulsa. But a killing more than 800 miles away, in Pensacola, Fla., that left Mannford’s police chief dead and his detective and close friend in jail on a homicide charge has jolted the salt-of-the earth […]

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ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi May Have Had U.S. Hostage Executed, Witness Says

WASHINGTON — After the Islamic State declared that Kayla Mueller, a 26-year-old humanitarian worker from Arizona it was holding hostage, was killed in an airstrike in Syria in 2015, her parents became increasingly frustrated with the government’s slow hunt for answers about her death and turned to a former F.B.I. agent for help. Now, he […]

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Russian Professor, Found With Bag of Severed Arms, Admits He Killed Student

MOSCOW — Oleg Sokolov, a Russian historian who made a career studying and impersonating Napoleon Bonaparte, liked to be called “Sire.” He also had a long history of seducing and being violent toward female students at a prestigious university. “He thought he could do anything and looked down on the world around him as if […]

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Uber C.E.O. Backtracks After Comparing Khashoggi’s Killing to an Accident

Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, drew a backlash on Sunday after calling the murder of Jamal Khashoggi a “mistake” by the Saudi government, remarks that he quickly walked back. “It’s a serious mistake,” Mr. Khosrowshahi said in the interview with Axios on HBO, which aired on Sunday, after he was asked about the brutal killing […]

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2 Die in Jealous Rampage; City’s Third Murder-Suicide in Days

Officers summoned to a Brooklyn apartment discovered the grisly remains of what was once a romance: A 30-year-old man in a jealous rage had shot his former girlfriend in the head, then shot her new boyfriend in the chest before killing himself on Sunday, the police said. The ex-boyfriend, Darnell Solomon, and his former girlfriend, […]

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‘It Was Horrible’: Man Killed in Gruesome Brawl at Homeless Shelter

Edwin Rivera was woken up early on Sunday morning by loud thuds coming from the floor above him. He thought it was probably a fist fight. After getting out of his bed in the homeless shelter on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Mr. Rivera went upstairs to break up the brawl and found a […]

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Father of Atatiana Jefferson, Victim of Fatal Police Shooting in Texas, Dies

He lost his daughter to a fatal police shooting almost a month ago. Now, he’s gone, too. The father of Atatiana Jefferson, the black 28-year-old woman who was shot and killed by a white Fort Worth police officer responding to an open door call, died on Saturday, a family spokesman said. Ms. Jefferson’s father, Marquis […]

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A Prisoner Who Briefly Died Argues That He’s Served His Life Sentence

What does it mean to complete a sentence of life in prison? One prisoner claims he has done it by serving time until the moment of his death — plus another four years since — and says it is well past time to set him free. The prisoner, Benjamin Schreiber, made that argument to an […]

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Is Mexico Growing More Violent? Our Journalists Answer Reader Questions

This week’s brutal ambush of a family in northern Mexico that left three women and six children dead was yet another shocking attack in a country enduring a year of record-setting violence. The attackers, who are believed to be members of organized crime, opened fire on three vehicles the family was traveling in, according to […]

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Police Officer Is Charged With Murder of British Soccer Player

LONDON — A police officer has been charged with the murder of a former Premier League soccer player who died in 2016 after being shot by a Taser gun during a confrontation outside his father’s home in western England, prosecutors said on Thursday. Officers from the West Mercia Police, the regional force, had tried to […]

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Man Kills Wife and Child, Then Hangs Self in Manhattan, Police Say

They were a family about to break up. The police found them Wednesday night behind their apartment door in Harlem —  a 5-year-old girl, her mother and father — all dead. The 46-year-old father was hanging in one bedroom, the police said. His 42-year-old wife was discovered in the bathroom, with her throat slit. The couple’s […]

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Congolese Warlord Sentenced to 30 Years for War Crimes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Congolese warlord known as “the Terminator” was sentenced on Thursday to 30 years in prison by an international court in The Hague for war crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery. The sentence was the highest ever handed down by the International Criminal Court. The warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, 46, was […]

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Man Is Charged With Stealing Truck of New Hampshire Couple Killed in Texas

The authorities in Texas said Wednesday that a 33-year-old Utah man was arrested in Mexico on a charge that he stole the truck and R.V. belonging to a couple whose bodies were found last month on a Texas beach. The man, Adam Curtis Williams, faces a charge of felony theft, according to the Kleberg County […]

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Ambushed in Mexico, Mormon Children Tried to Save One Another

PHOENIX — About 10 hours after the massacre that claimed the lives of his grandchildren, Kenneth Miller drove his ATV through the northern Mexico wilderness in a frantic search for one last missing relative — a 9-year-old girl who had gone in search of help. Following a path off the dirt roadway where three vehicles […]

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Mormon Massacre in Mexico May Be Tied to Gang War, Officials Say

MEXICO CITY — A conflict between two criminal groups fighting for control of a region in northern Mexico is a focus of the authorities in their investigation into the massacre of nine members of a Mormon family, officials said Wednesday. Gen. Homero Mendoza Ruiz, Mexico’s chief of staff for national defense, said that before the […]

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Escaped Murder Suspects Are Arrested Trying to Re-enter the U.S.

Two murder suspects who escaped from a California jail on Sunday were captured late Tuesday night while trying to cross the southern border back into the United States, according to United States Customs and Border Protection. The escapees, Santos Samuel Fonseca, 21, and Jonathan Salazar, 20, were arrested trying to re-enter the country near Tijuana, […]

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Mormon Family Massacre Stuns Mexico, Laying Bare Government’s Helplessness

MEXICO CITY — The women and their children were taking a drive along a familiar rural road in northern Mexico when the gunmen attacked, riddling the three-car convoy with bullets. One woman was shot at close range in the chest. One child was shot in the back. Several others — among them 6-month-old twins — […]

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Man Is Fatally Stabbed Over Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

The authorities are searching for an unidentified man who they say fatally stabbed another man in an altercation while waiting for the new Popeyes chicken sandwich in Maryland on Monday night. The police are also searching for a woman who is wanted for questioning. Kevin Tyrell Davis, 28, who had cut a line designated specifically […]

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