All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘murder’

Teresa Halbach Is Still Alive, Says Mother Of Man Charged With Her Murder

Ten years after the brutal murder of Wisconsin native Teresa Halbach, her killer, Steven Avery, still maintains his innocence and insists that he had been framed. Prior to his conviction for Halbach’s murder, Avery was charged with first-degree sexual assault and attempted murder of 36-year-old Penny Beerntsen in 1985. With the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project and advancements in …

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Ashley Olsen: Used Condom Links Murder Suspect To Crime Scene

An Italian judge upheld the arrest of the suspect allegedly responsible for the murder of American artist Ashley Olsen, legal representatives of the suspect confirmed. Antonio Voce, lawyer of Cheik Tidiane Diaw, the Senegalese man involved in the murder of Ashley Olsen, said Judge Matteo Zanobini ruled that Diaw will remain in jail after a closed-door hearing in Florence on …

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Anne Swaney: Person Of Interest Named In Murder Of ABC7 Exec

Executive producer of ABC7, Anne Swaney, was found dead by a river in Belize on January 15. Authorities believe Swaney was strangled. Her body was discovered floating face-down wearing just her bra in the Mopan River, which is near Belize’s border with Guatemala. Our ABC7 colleague Anne Swaney was murdered while traveling in Belize: https://t.co/gUFDk5jcHw pic.twitter.com/wNtyUj5jBP — ABC 7 Chicago …

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Craigslist: St. Louis Murder Victim Said To Have Been Using Site To Meet Someone About Car

Craigslist can turn deadly if you follow the wrong ad. All too many have learned this the hard way, and this week, a body was found in St. Louis, which belongs to a man who fell victim to murder after possibly meeting someone through the site. It has yet to be confirmed that a Craigslist ad is directly related, but …

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Brittany Pilkington Kills Her Three Sons, Says Husband Did Not Give Daughter Enough Attention

A young mother confessed to killing her three sons over the past thirteen months after she reported that her 3-month-old son was not breathing. The death of 3-month-old Noah, and the sudden deaths of 4-year-old Gavin Pilkington, who died in April, and 3-month-old Niall Pilkington, who died July 2014, led to the arrest of Brittany Pilkington on Tuesday. She was charged with three …

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Madyson Middleton: Teenage Neighbor A.J. Gonzales Charged With Her Murder

What started as a mere disappearance of a little girl ended with the shock and devastation of a community. Little Madyson Middleton was only 8 years old when her life ended most likely at the hands of 15-year-old Adrian Jerry “A.J.” Gonzales. According to police reports, A.J. Gonzales lured Middleton into the apartment where he and his mother lived last Sunday …

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Natalee Holloway: New Witness Comes Forward With Shocking Claims About Her Disappearance

A decade after her disappearance, Natalee Holloway’s family might finally get some closure as a new witness claims he saw what happened to the teenager. The witness, Jurrien De Jong, has come forward with shocking claims that he saw the 18-year-old Holloway on the last night she was alive. De Jong told Inside Edition that he saw suspect Joran van …

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Man Allegedly Confessed to Murdering Family on Facebook

“Emily had tried everything to get better but nothing seemed to help her. I took a gun and shot her in the head and now she is migraine free and floating in the clouds on a sunny afternoon, her long beautiful brown hair flowing in the breeze, a true angel.” That chilling passage comes from Facebook, where a man allegedly …

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Fred Durst Would Like to Say He Is NOT Robert Durst

Limp Bizkit frontman and purveyor of fine red hats Fred Durst would like you to know that he is not alleged killer Robert Durst. One set out on a killing rampage, murdering things that many people held near and dear – ruining their lives. And the other one is alleged killer Robert Durst. You might recall that earlier this month, …

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Facebook Friendship Ties Suspects in Murder Case

Here’s a pro tip for all the criminals out there: the police can see who your friends are on Facebook. So if you tell them you don’t know someone when you do, you’re gonna have a bad time. A 18-year-old Indianapolis woman has been linked to a murder after police caught her in a lie, and all they had to …

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Oops, Robert Durst Is Not a Part of Limp Bizkit, Says AP

If you’ve been awake and breathing for the past two days, you’ve probably been listening to Kendrick Lamar’s new album and talking about Robert Durst. Not at the same time, really, but off and on I’m sure. That’s what most of the internet has been talking about since Sunday. Don’t know about you guys. Anyway, this is about Durst, who …

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Jessica Chambers: No Suspect, Investigators’ Fault?

Jessica Chambers’ family and friends gathered on Saturday in Sardis, Mississippi to celebrate her birthday. Even without her, they seemed to be in fairly good spirits as they shared stories of her and released balloons into the sky in her honor. Jessica Chambers was burned to death in her car in a horrific attack that shook her family, friends, and …

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Phoebe Jonchuck: Funeral Attendees Wear Bright Colors In Remembrance Of Her Life

Emotional family members and other mourners from the local community gathered at the Lake Magdeline United Methodist Church to attend the funeral service of Phoebe Jonchuck, the five-year-old girl who died last week after being thrown from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge by her father, John Jonchuck. Attendees were asked to wear rainbow colors by Phobe’s mother, Michelle Kerr, to commemorate …

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Jessica Chambers: Scammers Move In to Make Money Off Burned Girl’s Memory

Jessica Chambers has lots of people who remember her, and hundreds more who want to help find out who killed her. Support for the family has been steady and deep. But some people want to use the death of Jessica Chambers as an opportunity to put money in their own pockets, relying on public outrage over her murder and the …

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Anni Dewani’s Family Criticizes Court Decision

Since Anni Dewani was murdered in 2010 her family has demanded answers. This week a South African judge dismissed the murder case against Dewani’s husband, Shrien Dewani, meaning those answers may never come. Shrien was cleared of five charges on Monday including conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery, and murder. South African prosecutors had claimed that he arranged the kidnapping and …

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Anni Dewani’s Mother Calls Shrien Dewani A “Coward”

Shrien Dewani was recently cleared by a South African court of any involvement in the murder of his wife, Anni Dewani. The 34-year-old millionaire was accused of hiring hitmen to murder his wife during their honeymoon in South Africa. Shortly after the ruling, Mr. Dewani flew back to the UK. It’s been reported that Mr. Dewani received VIP treatment during …

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Jessica Chambers: Police Looking For Answers

Mississippi teenager Jessica Chambers was inexplicably set on fire Saturday evening, and authorities have been trying to piece together the final 24 hours of her life. Chambers, 19, went out at roughly 6:30 p.m. to get gas and something to eat at a Courtland, Mississippi convenience store. She then began driving to nearby Batesville to get her vehicle cleaned, according …

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Jessica Padgett: Gregory Graf Videotaped Himself Sexually Abusing Corpse

New details have been made public regarding the Jessica Padgett murder case. The most recent revelation is that the assailant and Padgett’s stepfather, Gregory Graf, videotaped himself having sex with Padgett’s corpse after he shot her. According to Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, the recording was recovered from Graf’s computer. Morganelli said that the video, which is now in …

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Heather Mack Murder Investigation Complete

Heather Mack, the 19-year-old Chicago woman accused of murdering her mother in Bali with the help of her boyfriend, could soon find herself in an Indonesian courtroom. Indonesian police today announced that they have completed their investigation into the murder. According to an Associated Press report, police have formally transferred the case to prosecutors, who now have 20 days to …

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Shrien Dewani Murder Case Dismissed

Shrien Dewani, the British millionaire accused of arranging the murder of his wife during their honeymoon, was cleared of all charges today by a South African judge. According to a BBC News report, Judge Jeanette Traverso threw out the case when it became clear prosecutors did not have enough evidence to convict Dewani. Dewani, a businessman who was raised in …

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Alix Tichelman Back in the Courtroom

Public defenders representing Alix Tichelman, the northern California call girl charged with murdering Google executive Forrest Hayes aboard his yacht last November, have suggested that other women had visited the deceased before their client did, and have asked the prosecution for access to more surveillance footage. Jerry Christensen, one of three public defenders representing Tichelman, commented outside Santa Cruz County …

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West Virginia Shooter Jealous Of Ex, Her Boyfriends

A West Virginia gunman who went on a shooting spree Monday, before killing himself, took to Facebook to express his jealousy of his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. Towing company proprietor Jody Lee Hunt, 39, shot and killed ex-lover Sharon Kay Berkshire, 39, her latest partner Michael David Frum, 28, and Frum’s cousin Jody Taylor, who had also been romantically …

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Nordstrom Black Friday Shooting Victim Dies

A man walked into a Chicago Nordstrom department store during its Black Friday event, and shot his ex-girlfriend in the back of her head, before turning the gun on himself. The victim has since died. Authorities say 31-year-old Marcus Dee approached Nadia Ezaldein, 22, shot her, and then committed suicide. Ezaldein was pronounced dead at 3:43 p.m. on Saturday, according …

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Miss Honduras Accused Killers Refuse to Testify

The man, along with three accomplices, accused of killing Miss Honduras and her sister, refused to testify during their first court appearance on Tuesday. Miss Honduras and Miss World contestant Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister were found buried near a riverbank roughly 12 miles from the northwestern city of Santa Barbara on November 19. The two had disappeared while …

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Tania Clarence: Forgiven For Suffocating Children By Her Husband

The British public is of two minds about Tania Clarence, the investment banker’s wife who suffocated her three young children. There are those in the United Kingdom and around the world who view the South African native as an entitled monster; a woman who would rather see her children dead than turned over to child services. Others view the 43-year-old …

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Miss Honduras, Sister Found Dead

Miss Honduras and Miss World contestant Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister were found buried near a riverbank roughly 12 miles from the northwestern city of Santa Barbara Wednesday. The two had disappeared while attending a resort hotel party last Thursday. The sister Sofia Trinidad’s boyfriend is currently being held by police under suspicion of murder. Alvarado, 19, who was …

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Microsoft’s Knightscope Robots Guard Silicon Valley

Don’t be alarmed when you’re strolling along the roads of Silicon Valley and you happen to be stalked by a cold, heartless, egg shaped machine on wheels; it’s happening. Microsoft, the multinational technology corporation, has finally decided to hire robot security guards that will serve to protect the streets surrounding their branch in Mountain View, California, according to GdgtArena. As …

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‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Suspect Fit to Stand Trial

One of two adolescents charged with stabbing a classmate to appease the fictional internet entity The Slender Man, has been deemed fit to stand trial, a Wisconsin judge ruled Wednesday. On May 31, the teen, now 13, along with a friend, lured their 12-year-old classmate into a wooded area in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where they allegedly held her down and stabbed …

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Amanda Knox Now Working As A Reporter

Amanda Knox made headlines after she was convicted for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher back in 2007. Now, it seems Knox has put her past behind and is now working as a freelance writer for the West Seattle Herald. “We approached her originally to give her the opportunity of a normal life,” said Patrick Robinson, her editor at the paper. “We simply …

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Phil Rudd Murder-for-Hire of ‘Ninja Martial Artist’ Charge Dropped

It was touch and go for about 24 hours there. News outlets around almost every time zone made some sort of Dirty Deeds wisecrack about AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd’s being arrested on multiple charges, including attempting to hire someone to kill two men. The Daily Mail says that one of the men Rudd was trying to have whacked is an …

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