Tag: Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

In California, Criminal Justice Reform Offers a Lesson for the Nation

LOS ANGELES — A police officer is shot dead in Whittier by a gang member. A mentally ill homeless man walks into a steakhouse in Ventura and stabs a man to death in front of his family. In Bakersfield, a man angry over his divorce goes on a shooting rampage, killing his ex-wife and four […]

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Mayor’s Funeral Unites Gdansk. His Killing Exposed Poland’s Deep Divides.

In a bitterly divided Poland, residents of the port city of Gdansk were united: in grief over the assassination of their mayor, in anger over the toxic political climate that his murder has laid bare and in solidarity that it is time for a change in the country. Even before the mayor, Pawel Adamowicz, 53, […]

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Colombia Car Bombing Suspect Belonged to Rebel Group, Government Says

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The suspect in a car bombing that left 21 people dead on Thursday in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, was a member of the largest guerrilla group remaining in the country, the Colombian government said Friday. José Aldemar Rojas Rodríguez, the suspect who was also killed that day, was part of the National […]

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Student’s Killing in Australia Prompts Renewed Focus on Violence Against Women

MELBOURNE, Australia — Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne on Friday to pay tribute to the second woman killed in an apparently random attack on the city’s streets in less than a year. The woman, Aiia Maasarwe, was a 21-year-old Israeli student. She was killed just after midnight Wednesday […]

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Cyntoia Brown Inspires a Push for Juvenile Criminal Justice Reform in Tennessee

After Tennessee’s governor granted clemency last week to Cyntoia Brown, a 30-year-old woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a teenage trafficking victim, her supporters applauded the decision, calling her the face of hope for others serving long sentences for crimes they committed as children. Then they got to work. […]

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‘How Could We Not Know?’ Kidnapping Suspect Hid in Plain Sight

GORDON, Wis. — Neighbors watch one another’s homes in the winter around here. They notice when there are unfamiliar tire tracks in the snow. Most of the 34 graduates of Northwood High School’s Class of 2015 keep in touch through text message. Gordon is a tiny place, with a single convenience store, and until last […]

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Man With Hammer Kills Chef and Injures Two Others at Brooklyn Restaurant

A man wielding a hammer entered a Brooklyn restaurant Tuesday evening and attacked three employees, fatally beating a chef and critically injuring two others, the police said. It was unclear why the 34-year-old man entered the Seaport Buffet, at 2027 Emmons Avenue, just off the Belt Parkway near Sheepshead Bay, around 5 p.m. and attacked […]

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11 Indicted in 2016 Triple Murder to Silence D.E.A. Informant

The crime scene was grisly. Three people, tied up with plastic zip ties, were shot execution style and set on fire inside a barn in a small town in rural Pennsylvania on a summer day two and a half years ago. One clung to life, but died the next day. Now, the authorities say they […]

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Man Accused of Kidnapping Jayme Closs Targeted Her at a School Bus Stop, Authorities Say

BARRON, Wis. — The man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents told investigators that he had spotted 13-year-old Jayme getting onto a school bus last fall and decided then that “that was the girl he was going to take,” according to court documents released Monday. The man, Jake Patterson, 21, was charged […]

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Suspect in Jayme Closs Case Targeted Her at a School Bus Stop, Authorities Say

BARRON, Wis. — The man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents told investigators that he had spotted 13-year-old Jayme getting onto a school bus last fall and decided then that “that was the girl he was going to take,” according to court documents released Monday. The man, Jake Patterson, 21, was charged […]

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Mayor of Gdansk Dies After Being Stabbed at Polish Charity Event

WARSAW — The mayor of the port city of Gdansk in northern Poland, an advocate of gay and lesbian rights and a leading critic of the right-wing government’s anti-migrant rhetoric, died on Monday after being stabbed at a public charity concert Sunday night, the minister of health told reporters. Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, 53, who was […]

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Polish Mayor Is Stabbed on Stage at Charity Event

A left-leaning mayor in Poland was stabbed on Sunday night by an assailant with political grievances, officials said. Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of the northern coastal city of Gdansk, was stabbed in the heart while he spoke at a fund-raiser organized by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, The Associated Press reported. The assailant shouted […]

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For Sheriff Who Led Search for Jayme Closs, No Sweeter Words Than ‘We Got Her’

CHICAGO — When Jayme Closs, 13, appeared along a rural Wisconsin road on Thursday, she ended an 88-day search by hundreds of investigators. Chris Fitzgerald, the sheriff of Barron County, Wis. — where Jayme’s parents were found dead in their home on the night that Jayme disappeared — was at the helm of that desperate […]

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Florida Pardons the Groveland Four, 70 Years After Jim Crow-Era Rape Case

Four black men who were accused of raping a white woman in Florida in 1949 were pardoned on Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis, who called their case a “miscarriage of justice.” The so-called Groveland Four — Charles Greenlee, Ernest Thomas, Walter Irvin and Samuel Shepherd — were accused of the rape in 1949 near the […]

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Jury Orders Mongols Biker Club to Forfeit Its Logo, the ‘Holy of Holies’

SANTA ANA, Calif. — For its members, a motorcycle club’s logo is both sacred and hard-earned, the banner under which its brand of rugged brotherhood and individualism exist. But in a setback to the future of one of the country’s most notorious biker groups, a federal jury in California on Friday found that the Mongols […]

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Alabama Woman Becomes First Known Transgender Person Killed This Year in U.S.

An Alabama woman has become the first known transgender person killed this year in the United States. Dana Martin, 31, identified by advocacy groups as a black transgender woman, was found shot to death in a vehicle in Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday. Ms. Martin, who lived in Hope Hull, Ala., about nine miles southwest of […]

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Jayme Closs, Missing Wisconsin Girl, Is Found; Man Is Accused in Abduction

GORDON, Wis. — A 21-year-old man was being held in the disappearance of a teenager, Jayme Closs, who had vanished from her rural Wisconsin home on the same fall night that her parents were found fatally shot there. Jake T. Patterson, 21, was being held pending formal charges of murder and kidnapping, the authorities announced […]

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She Wanted to See Her Boyfriend. She May Have Been Beheaded For It.

NEW DELHI — The 16-year-old girl had simply decided to go to her boyfriend’s birthday party. A week later, her body was found along a highway, her head and one of her arms chopped off. Her face may have been burned with acid. In her small town in eastern India, it is forbidden for a […]

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Jayme Closs, Missing After Parents’ Deaths, Is Found Alive in Wisconsin, Authorities Say

A teenage girl who went missing from the house where her parents were killed has been found, the authorities said on Thursday night, three months after her disappearance rattled a small town in Wisconsin and prompted a large-scale manhunt. A suspect has been taken into custody. Jayme Closs, 13, was found on Thursday evening by […]

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