Tag: Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

A Transgender Woman Who Was Attacked in Dallas Last Month Has Been Found Dead

When a transgender woman was attacked in a Dallas parking lot in April, cellphone camera footage of the episode made national headlines, and the police investigated it as a possible hate crime. A month later, on Sunday, the Dallas Police Department announced that the woman, Muhlaysia Booker, 23, had been shot and killed. The police […]

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Police Officer Hired Hit Man to Kill Her Husband and a Young Girl, Officials Say

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Isaiah Carvalho Jr. woke up on Friday hopeful that his life was about to turn a corner. Instead, he was told that his estranged wife, a New York City police officer, had been plotting to kill him all winter. […]

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New Church Building Dedicated in Texas Town Where 26 Were Killed

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. — The small community where a gunman stormed into a church service and killed 26 people in 2017 crossed an emotional milestone on Sunday, with the dedication of a new First Baptist Church worship center that is fortified against potential future danger. Built of beige Texas limestone, with two towers that can […]

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Colombian Army’s Kill Orders Put Civilians at Risk, Officers Say

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The head of Colombia’s army, frustrated by the nation’s faltering efforts to secure peace, has ordered his troops to double the number of criminals and militants they kill, capture or force to surrender in battle — and possibly accept higher civilian casualties in the process, according to written orders and interviews with […]

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Navy SEAL Pleads Guilty in Case of Strangled Green Beret

NORFOLK, Va. — A member of the Navy SEALs who pleaded guilty on Thursday to restraining an Army Green Beret with duct tape in 2017 as he was being fatally strangled by another commando in Mali was sentenced to a year in military prison. Chief Petty Officer Adam C. Matthews told a military court that […]

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California Law Says He Isn’t a Murderer. Prosecutors Disagree.

MODESTO, Calif. — After California changed its murder laws last fall, Neko Wilson was the first man to walk free. Mr. Wilson, 37, had been facing the death penalty for a 2009 robbery that led to the deaths of a couple in Fresno County. No one accused him of killing anyone, or even of being […]

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Family of Los Angeles Teenager Killed by Deputy to Receive $3.75 Million in Settlement

The family of Anthony Weber, a Los Angeles teenager who was shot and killed last year after being chased by two sheriff’s deputies, will receive $3.75 million under a settlement that county officials approved this week. The death of Anthony, 16, did not lead to criminal charges against the deputies involved. But in a lawsuit […]

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Crossbows, 5 Bodies, 2 Crime Scenes and a Mystery in Germany

BERLIN — The shock of the rare burst of violence was multiplied by its odd circumstances: In a picturesque and normally placid little German city, three bodies lay in a hotel room, each one killed with a crossbow. More than 300 miles away, another gruesome discovery made the case still more confounding. Searching the home […]

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Hikers Take to the Appalachian Trail to Escape the Real World. This Time, They Couldn’t.

ASHBY GAP, Va. — The hikers who embark on the Appalachian Trail are less a community than an extended family, an outdoorsy hive that trades gossip, commiserates, treats blisters and shares provisions along 2,190-odd miles of narrow dirt path stretching from Georgia to Maine. So word spread quickly last month after a disheveled 30-year-old man […]

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A Pilot Went to an Airport in Kentucky. Then He Was Arrested in a Triple Murder.

A pilot for American Airlines was at Louisville International Airport in Kentucky on Saturday morning when the authorities arrested him in a triple-murder case. The pilot, Christian Richard Martin, 51, had been indicted the day before in a case involving three people who were found brutally murdered in Pembroke, Ky., in November 2015. The victims […]

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Fatal Stabbing on Appalachian Trail Is Uncovered Thanks to GPS and a Dog

Early on Saturday, sheriff’s deputies in southwest Virginia received an unusual message. An emergency signal had been sent from a hiker’s GPS device on the Appalachian Trail. So the deputies went into the forest to look for him. As they stopped to talk to other hikers on the trail, a dog wandered up to the […]

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Gunmen Kill at Least 6 in Church Attack in Burkina Faso

DAKER, Burkina Faso — Unidentified gunmen killed a pastor and five congregants at a Roman Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, the authorities said. Ousmane Zongo, mayor of Dablo, where the attacks took place, told Agence France-Presse that the gunmen had burst into the church at the beginning of Mass. “They started firing […]

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How Volunteer Sleuths Identified a Hiker and Her Killer After 36 Years

One could not select a more serene location for a homicide. On July 17, 1982, a woman’s body was found in a meadow in the mountains that run along the border between California and Nevada, not far from Lake Tahoe. Footprints revealed that she and her killer had strolled half a mile or so from […]

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Hundreds of Bodies, One Nurse: German Serial Killer Leaves as Many Questions as Victims

OLDENBURG, Germany — The new nurse arrived at the intensive-care unit of Delmenhorst hospital with a solid letter of reference, describing him as someone who worked “independently and conscientiously.” In a crisis, it said, he reacted “with consideration” and was “technically correct.” It gave no indication that officials at his former hospital in Oldenburg, Germany, […]

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Arrest Made in 1985 Murder of Barry Crane, TV Director and Bridge Champion

A man in North Carolina was arrested on Thursday in the murder of Barry Crane, a renowned Hollywood director and bridge player who was bludgeoned and strangled to death more than three decades ago in his Los Angeles home. The police in Los Angeles said Edwin Hiatt, who lives in North Carolina, admitted during a […]

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California Has a Moratorium on Executions. Prosecutors Want New Death Sentences Anyway.

LOS ANGELES — In Courtroom 106 in downtown Los Angeles, a jury has begun hearing testimony in the long-awaited trial of a man accused of stabbing to death two women in their homes at night. The suspect stalked his victims, ingratiating himself as a repairman, and then killed them in a spasm of violence. One […]

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Investigating One Fatal Shooting, a Florida Sleuth Dies in Another

The shooting death of the girlfriend of a Florida deputy sheriff has haunted and divided the community of St. Augustine, Fla., for going on a decade. Shortly after the woman, 24-year-old Michelle O’Connell, was killed by a bullet from her boyfriend’s service weapon, the authorities ruled the case a suicide, without examining crucial forensic evidence. […]

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Trump Pardons Ex-Army Soldier Convicted of Killing Iraqi Man

President Trump on Monday granted a full pardon to a former Army lieutenant who previously served five years in prison for fatally shooting an Iraqi man in American custody. During a deployment in Iraq in 2008, First Lt. Michael Behenna and his platoon believed the man, Ali Mansur, was a terrorist linked to Al Qaeda. […]

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Ex-Laborer Pleads Guilty in 2015 Murder of Lois Colley, Westchester Socialite

Nearly four years after an 83-year-old socialite was found bludgeoned to death at her home in North Salem, N.Y. — a crime that unnerved residents of the quiet, pastoral town in Westchester County — a former worker on the estate pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree murder. The former worker, Esdras Marroquin Gomez, 34, had […]

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A Burning Car With Doors Chained Shut, and a 3-Year-Old Victim

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The blaze was so intense that the heat melted the inside of the car doors. The vehicle’s back doors had been chained shut to prevent anyone inside from escaping. Trapped in the rear seat was a 3-year-old, Zoey Pereira. […]

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