Tag: Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Saudi Arabia to Seek Death Penalty for 5 Accused in Khashoggi Killing

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday that he was requesting the death penalty for five people suspected of involvement in the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi at the country’s consulate in Istanbul. Speaking to reporters in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, a spokesman for the […]

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Ohio Police Make Arrests in Brutal 2016 Killings of 8 Family Members

When eight members of the same family were found shot to death in rural Ohio in 2016, the massacre stunned and frightened the community, and investigators wondered at first whether the gunman could be among the dead. When the authorities later announced that marijuana operations were found near the crime […]

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‘Criminals?’ Hardly. That’s Who the Caravan Flees.

As thousands of Honduran migrants seeking asylum in the United States trek northward through Mexico, President Trump has pledged to stop them at the border by militarizing it with armed federal troops, under the guise of protecting Americans from “criminals” and an “invasion.” What he fails to recognize is that […]

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Police Respond to Shooting at Dance Hall Outside Los Angeles

The police and rescue workers responded to reports that several people were shot late Wednesday at a country and western dance venue in Thousand Oaks, Calif., officials said. The shooting was said to have taken place at the Borderline Bar and Grill. The Ventura County Fire Department said that “multiple […]

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Florida Mother Charged With Murder After Body of Son, 2, Is Discovered

When Charisse Stinson reported her 2-year-old son missing in Largo, Fla., on Sunday, she told the police that a man who had offered her a ride had beaten her unconscious and taken her child. But on Tuesday night, the police offered a different explanation. They said at a news conference […]

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What You Might Not Know About E-sports, a $620 Million Industry

Advertisement ImagePowerful high-end computers at an e-sports cafe in Seoul, South Korea, cater to gamers. The esports industry has exploded in popularity.CreditCreditEd Jones/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Aug. 27, 2018 A gunman opened fire on Sunday at a video game tournament in Florida, killing two people, wounding numerous others and […]

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After an Immigrant’s Arrest, Trump Seizes on Killing of Mollie Tibbetts, Iowa Student

In the security video, Ms. Tibbetts is seen running near Boundary and Middle Streets, and a dark-colored Chevy Malibu also appears, driving back and forth numerous times, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed Tuesday. Mr. Rivera was questioned by law enforcement officers on Monday, and he admitted to […]

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3 Foreign Caterers Are Kidnapped and Killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Three foreign catering workers were found shot dead outside the Afghan capital on Thursday after being kidnapped during their morning commute, the Afghan police said. It was the latest in a yearslong series of such attacks, this time against employees of Sodexo, a global food services company that works for several international […]

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Four People, Including a 5-Year-Old Boy, Are Shot and Killed in Queens

Four people, among them a 5-year-old boy, were shot and killed at a small apartment building in Queens on Monday night in what investigators believe may have been a murder-suicide, the police said. The shooting drew a herd of police cars and ambulances to a tree-lined residential block in Astoria and sent detectives scrambling to […]

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He Used Tinder to Hunt the Women He Raped and Killed, Police Say

Dating apps were created to help people meet each other and maybe fall in love. But law enforcement authorities say a Connecticut man used them to prey on women, including a nurse in Queens he met through Tinder who was strangled to death earlier this month. The police in New York have also linked the […]

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Texas Nursing Home Shooting That Left 5 Dead Was Likely Murder-Suicide, Police Say

A 60-year-old man fatally shot his father and stepmother in a nursing home in Texas on Friday after killing two other people at the couple’s residence nearby, the authorities said. The gunman, Richard Starry, was found dead inside a room at the Retama Manor Nursing Center in Robstown, alongside his 85-year-old father and stepmother, Chief […]

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Five Lawmakers Call on U.S. to Investigate Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case

Five Democratic members of Congress called on Friday for the Justice Department to investigate a case in which a Florida man who shot and killed another man during an argument over a parking space was not arrested or charged by the sheriff’s office. The sheriff of Pinellas County cited Florida’s so-called Stand Your Ground law […]

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Japan Executes 6 Members of Cult Behind Sarin Attack

HONG KONG — Japan on Thursday executed all six former members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult who remained on death row after the execution of the group’s founder and six other members earlier this month, Japan’s Justice Ministry said. The six — Satoru Hashimoto, Toru Toyoda, Kenichi Hirose, Yasuo Hayashi, Masato Yokoyama and Kazuaki […]

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Fatal BART Stabbing Is Third Killing in Bay Area Transit System in a Week

The authorities in California said Monday night that they had captured a man who fatally stabbed a young woman and wounded her sister at an Oakland transit station over the weekend, the latest of three unrelated homicides at Bay Area transit stations in less than a week. In a statement released earlier on Monday, the […]

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Toronto Shooting Shakes City Amid a Rash of Violence

TORONTO — The shots rang out, one by one and in bursts. Diners at the outdoor tables of the packed bars and restaurants along the Danforth, the main drag of one of Toronto’s hottest neighborhoods, dived for cover. In the end, two people were killed, including a 10-year-old girl, and 13 were wounded. The shooting […]

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Accused of Rape and Torture, Exiled Afghan Vice President Returns

KABUL, Afghanistan — After more than a year in exile, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum returned to his native Afghanistan on Sunday facing criminal charges of rape and kidnapping, as well as accusations of brutality, human rights abuses and killing his first wife. General Dostum also remains the country’s first vice president. An official government delegation […]

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Father of Parkland Shooting Survivors Is Fatally Shot in Robbery

Two of Ayub Ali’s children cowered in their classrooms as a gunman rampaged through their high school in Parkland, Fla., in February, in an attack that killed 17 people. The children — Elama, 17, and Rahat, 15 — were unhurt. But gun violence again found their family. On Friday, the students, their two younger siblings […]

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Suspect in Houston Crime Spree Is Charged With Capital Murder

A 46-year-old man suspected of cutting his ankle monitor and going on a weeklong crime spree in the Houston area has been charged with two counts of murder and is expected to get an additional murder charge on Wednesday, the authorities said. The man, Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, was caught on Tuesday after a car chase […]

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Gas in Tow, Man, 72, Tried to Burn Down Condo to ‘Kill All Jews,’ Police Say

Walter Edward Stolper was facing eviction and stewing with anger at his Jewish neighbors in Miami Beach when he threatened to take revenge, the authorities said on Friday. Mr. Stolper, 72, told a business associate that he planned to set fire to his condominium building and “kill all Jews” inside, the Miami Beach Police Department […]

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