Crime

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Gary Dobson and David Norris found guilty over 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence

Gary Dobson, 36, and David Norris, 35, have been found guilty of involvement in the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence. But the fact that it has taken 18 years to secure a conviction in the case means that there remain questions about how the police handled one of the most high-profile killings in recent British … Continue reading

Los Angeles on alert as serial arsonist targets cars

A serial arsonist is apparently on the loose in Los Angeles, with dozens of cars targeted in and around the Hollywood area over the past couple of days. None of the fires have caused injuries so far, but LA police are concerned that car fires could spread to nearby buildings. Up to $35,000 has so … Continue reading

Man dressed as Santa shoots 6 dead in Grapevine, Texas

Police in Grapevine, Texas say that a man who shot dead 6 people before turning the gun on himself was dressed as Santa at the time. The victims’ identities have not been revealed, but they are believed to have been aged between 15 to 58. It’s not clear what caused the apparent murder-suicide. The family … Continue reading

Marcin Kasprzak accused of burying Michelina Lewandowska alive

Marcin Kasprzak has been found guilty of burying┬áMichelina Lewandowska alive. Lewandowska was buried in a box near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire earlier this year, but managed to dig her way out and flag down a passing motorist. Michelina Lewandowska used a ring to scrape away at the box, after which she was able to make her … Continue reading

Body of missing Edwardyne “Dynee” Williams found in North Carolina woods

The body of missing Edwardyne “Dynee” Williams has reportedly been found in a wooded area of North Carolina. The cause of death has not been revealed, but police are believed to be treating the death as a homicide. Edwardyne “Dynee” Williams vanished in late November, and her car was later found abandoned. Her keys and … Continue reading

Former Missouri sheriff’s deputy Marvin Rice accused of allegedly shootin ex-wife and her boyfriend

A former’s sheriff’s deputy from Missouri has been accused of allegedly shooting dead his ex-wife and her boyfriend. Annette Durham, 32, of Salem, and her new boyfriend, 39-year-old Steven Strotkamp, were shot dead shortly before police began a chase that ended with former deputy Marvin Rice being shot and seriously injured in a shootout. The … Continue reading

Tyler Brehm allegedly identified as Hollywood gunman

Police in Los Angeles have allegedly identified the gunman who shot at cars in Hollywood before being shot dead by officers, as 26-year-old Tyler Brehm. The suspect allegedly fired around twelve shots at passing cars on the corner of Sunset and Vince on Friday morning before being killed by a police team. There is still … Continue reading

Virginia Tech shooter not believed to be linked to dead campus cop Deriek Crouse

Police investigating Thursday’s deadly shooting at the Virginia Tech campus say that there is no apparent link between the still-unidentified shooter and the campus cop, 39-year-old Deriek Crouse, who was killed. The shooter subsequently shot himself. Crouse was shot while conducting a routine traffic stop. However, contrary to earlier reports, the shooter was apparently not … Continue reading

Joshua Komisarjevsky sentenced to death over Connecticut home invasion

Joshua Komisarjevsky has become the second person to be sentenced to death in connection with the 2007 Connecticut home invasion in which a woman and her two daughters were killed. He joins allegedly accomplice Steven Hayes on the state’s death row. Jennifer Hawke-Petit was killed and her husband William Petit was left for dead in … Continue reading

Oklahoma man Kevin Sweat accused of killing Taylor Paschal-Placker and Skyla Whitaker

A 25-year-old man from Oklahoma has been accused of shooting dead two young girls back in 2008. Kevin Sweat allegedly shot Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13, and Skyla Whitaker, 11, as they walked along a road near the Paschal-Placker’s home in 2008. The girls were shot multiple times on County Line Road in Weleetka. The precise circumstances … Continue reading