Tag: Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cyntoia Brown Is Granted Clemency in Case That Drew National Spotlight

Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee on Monday granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a 30-year-old woman serving a life sentence for fatally shooting a man in 2004 who had hired her as a prostitute when she was a teenage sex trafficking victim. A statement from the office of Governor Haslam, a […]

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Arrest in Jazmine Barnes’s Killing Allays Hate-Crime Fears

HOUSTON — It was a face that haunted many people in the nation’s fourth-largest city: The police sketch of the unshaven white man who witnesses and the authorities said had opened fire on a black family in a car the day before New Year’s Eve. A second grader riding in […]

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Jazmine Barnes Case Shows How Trauma Can Affect Memory

Imagine being held up at gunpoint. Do you trust you could remember the perpetrator’s face? The gun? Or would you have a better recollection of how loud the birds were chirping at that moment? “The memory does not operate like a videotape machine faithfully recording every single detail,” said Richard […]

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Israeli Teenagers Are Suspected in Deadly Stoning of a Palestinian Woman

JERUSALEM — Several Jewish teenagers have been arrested in connection with the fatal stoning of a Palestinian woman in the West Bank, Israel’s internal security agency said on Sunday. The agency, the Shin Bet, said in a statement that the suspects, who were not identified because they are minors, were […]

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Man Charged With Capital Murder in Death of Jazmine Barnes

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said early Sunday morning that a 20-year-old man had been charged with capital murder for the killing of Jazmine Barnes, the 7-year-old who was fatally shot inside a moving car near Houston last month when she and her family went out to get coffee. Contrary […]

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At Rally for Jazmine Barnes, an Outpouring of Grief and a Plea for Answers

HOUSTON — Relatives of Jazmine Barnes, the 7-year-old Texas girl who was fatally shot inside a moving car, grieved on Saturday at an emotionally charged rally not far from where the gunman opened fire on a family that was out on a morning coffee run. Nearly 1,000 people gathered to […]

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Illegal ‘Butt Lift’ Injection Leads to Death, and a Manslaughter Charge

She had been arrested twice before, charged with providing illegal silicone injections in the Bronx to women who wanted to enhance their figures. One client had texted Whalesca Castillo after a procedure, complaining of leaking blood and liquid from her buttocks and legs, court documents said. Ms. Castillo replied by […]

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Brazil Swears In New President, Cementing Hard Shift to the Right

RIO DE JANEIRO — Just over four months ago, Jair Bolsonaro was fighting for his life after being stabbed in the gut during a presidential campaign rally. On Tuesday, after a quick recovery and an unlikely victory, he was sworn in as Brazil’s president, steering Latin America’s largest nation far […]

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Stabbing in Manchester Train Station Is Being Investigated as Terrorism

LONDON — A knife attack that wounded three people in a busy train station in Manchester, England, is being investigated as an act of terrorism, the police said on Tuesday. Moments after the stabbing Monday evening at Manchester Victoria station, the police arrested a 25-year-old male suspect in the station. […]

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Suspect Arrested in Shooting Death of California Police Officer

A man who was in the United States illegally and involved in a street gang was arrested on Friday in connection with the shooting death of a California police officer during a traffic stop two days earlier, the authorities said. The man, Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 32, was taken into custody […]

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California Governor Commutes 131 Sentences and Orders DNA Testing in Death Row Case

SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Jerry Brown of California on Monday ordered a limited retesting of evidence in a highly contested murder conviction. Lawyers for Kevin Cooper, who was convicted in 1985 of murdering Douglas and Peggy Ryen and two of their children in an affluent suburb of Los Angeles, had […]

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