Tag: Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Transgender Woman Found Burned Beyond Recognition in Florida, Officials Say

ImageOfficials said they were investigating the death of Bee Love Slater as a homicide but said that it was too early to say if it was a hate crime. The body of a black transgender woman, said by the authorities to have been burned beyond recognition, was found inside an abandoned car in Florida. The […]

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Abused by Soldiers and Militants, Kashmiris Face Dangers in Daily Life

SOPORE, Kashmir — Four men carrying pistols and wearing black masks knocked a week ago on the Hamidullah family’s gate. Furious that the wealthy apple traders had violated their ban on doing business, the militants announced that there was a price to pay. They took three men into a sitting room in this Kashmiri town […]

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Fugitive Couple Wanted on Murder Charges Are Captured in Arizona After Hiding for 16 Days

What Blane and Susan Barksdale had been doing since Aug. 26 is still somewhat of a mystery. But law enforcement officials said that a tip this week finally led them on Wednesday night to the Arizona couple, murder suspects who had hunkered down in a remote outpost in the Tonto National Forest called Punkin Center. […]

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He Said He Killed Over Anti-Gay Bullying. He Was Sentenced to 14 Years.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Lacey Providence vividly remembers the day two years ago that a pair of detectives at a hospital in the Bronx told her that her 15-year-old nephew had “succumbed” to injuries after being stabbed in school by a teenage classmate. […]

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Multiple People Stabbed at Tallahassee Company

Several people were stabbed in an attack at a manufacturing company in Tallahassee on Wednesday morning, the police said. The Tallahassee Police Department said that officers responded to a call from Dyke Industries, which manufactures doors, around 8:37 a.m. Multiple people had been stabbed, the police said. The suspect was taken into custody. A local […]

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I Killed My Partner. It Saved My Life.

In the early hours of Sept. 15, 2010, my children and I were sound asleep when my partner arrived at our home in Brooklyn drunk after a night out, and flew into a violent rage. For years I had endured verbal abuse, beatings, sexual assault. That night as he punched me in the head over […]

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As Deaths Mount, France Tries to Get Serious About Domestic Violence

ILE-ROUSSE, Corsica — Julie Douib tried to do everything right. She left her abusive partner. She reported his violence to the police at least a dozen times. After he forced her to give up custody of their two children for the weekend, she told the police that he had a license for a gun and […]

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Attack at School in China Leaves at Least 8 Children Dead

HONG KONG — A man attacked an elementary school in central China on Monday, killing at least eight students and wounding two others, the police said. The attack occurred around 8 a.m. on the first day of the semester at the school in Chaoyangpo village of Enshi city in Hubei Province, the local police said. […]

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Masked Gunman Opens Fire on Police in Brooklyn Backyard

Patrol officers in Brownsville, Brooklyn, spotted an unusual sight early Monday morning: a masked man walking on a quiet residential street. The officers attempted to stop him, but the man fled and then began shooting at their patrol car, the police said. The gunman tried to hide, but a neighbor soon alerted the police to […]

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Death Toll in West Texas Shooting Climbs to 7

ODESSA, Tex. — The death toll from a shooting spree Saturday afternoon in the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa increased overnight from five to seven, as investigators continued to piece together the bizarre and violent chain of events that had led a gunman to open fire on motorists and officers while driving on […]

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Now Streaming on YouTube: Confessions From a Presidential Hit Squad in Gambia

SEREKUNDA, Gambia — The day Malick Jatta confessed to shooting one of Gambia’s best-known journalists, he wore the camouflage uniform of the armed forces and said the kill order came right from the former president. The testimony was streamed live, and tens of thousands watched. “I’m sorry,” he said. Then he hung his head. Gambia, […]

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Tevin Biles-Thomas, Brother of U.S. Gymnast, Is Charged in a Triple Murder

Tevin Biles-Thomas, whose sister is the champion gymnast Simone Biles, was arrested on Thursday and charged with the murder of three people who were shot and killed at a party in Cleveland last New Year’s Eve. Mr. Biles-Thomas, 24, is an active duty member of the United States Army who was stationed at Fort Stewart […]

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James R. Leavelle, Detective at Lee Harvey Oswald’s Side, Dies at 99

James R. Leavelle, the big man in the white Stetson who epitomized the horrors of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in one of the most famous photographs of all time — the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby — died on Thursday at a hospital in Denver. He was 99. His […]

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Curtis Flowers’s Conviction Tossed by Mississippi Supreme Court

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the murder conviction of Curtis Flowers, a black man who has been tried six times for the same crimes, two months after the United States Supreme Court ruled that the prosecutor, who is white, unconstitutionally kept black people off the jury. Mr. Flowers, 49, has been accused […]

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