Tag: Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

‘Doorbell Ditch’ Prank Led to Crash That Killed 3 Teens, Officials Say

A man who the authorities contend deliberately crashed his car into another one on a Southern California road last Sunday, killing three of the six teenagers inside, did so because the group had played a so-called doorbell ditch prank on him, prosecutors said this week. The man, Anurag Chandra, 42, faces several murder charges for […]

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NYPD Officer Charged in Murder of His 8-Year-Old Son

A New York City police officer and his fiancée were arrested Friday on Long Island and charged with murder in connection with the death of the officer’s 8-year-old son, officials said. The officer, Michael Valva, 40, and his fiancée, Angela Pollina, were charged with second-degree murder, according to the Suffolk County police. Officer Valva started […]

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Downtown Seattle Shooting Leaves One Dead and Seven Injured, Officials Say

SEATTLE — One person was killed and seven others were wounded in a shooting in downtown Seattle on Wednesday, just as the streets were teeming with people during the evening rush hour, officials said. A search for the male gunman, who fled, continued 90 minutes after the shooting, the authorities said. The episode happened at […]

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More Slayings at Parchman as Mississippi Confronts Prison Crisis

ATLANTA — Prison officials in Mississippi said on Tuesday that two inmates were beaten to death at the state penitentiary in Parchman, coming after a burst of violence across the state that left five inmates dead and underscored the troubles facing a correctional system the new governor has called a “catastrophe.” Parchman, a maximum-security prison […]

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Man Slams Into Car Carrying 6 Teenagers, Killing 3, Officials Say

A driver in Southern California is facing murder charges after he intentionally slammed his vehicle into a car full of teenagers, leaving three dead and three injured, the authorities said Monday. The man, Anurag Chandra, 42, of Corona, Calif., was arrested early Monday and booked on three counts of murder, the California Highway Patrol said […]

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Mysterious Death of Charity Leader Rattles a Brooklyn Block

L. Antonio Litman was a fixture in his Brooklyn community, known for his generosity. He ran a charity that provided meals and college scholarships to needy families, and for Christmas he bought hoverboards for children in his neighborhood. “He was a giving guy,” said Russell Bullock, 55, who used to live in the neighborhood, Fort […]

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Kansas City Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and at Least 15 Wounded

A man opened fire at people outside a Kansas City, Mo., nightclub late on Sunday, killing a woman and wounding 15 people before he was shot dead, apparently by a security guard, the Kansas City Police Department said on Monday. The shooting took place as people were waiting in line to get into the bar […]

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Rural Montana Had Already Lost Too Many Native Women. Then Selena Disappeared.

BIG HORN COUNTY, Mont. — Jackie Big Hair slept in her car again, waking every few hours to fire up the engine and gaze at the frozen highway rest stop where her 16-year-old daughter had been reported missing. “I just have to be here,” Ms. Big Hair, 50, said, watching semis lumber across the plains. […]

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