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January 20, 2020 16 min

In Long Island, a 27-year-old woman was discovered murdered in her bed. Police say there are no signs of forced entry.

In Grantsville, Utah, a teenager is in custody after allegedly killing his mother and siblings, and seriously injuring his father.

Finally, in Minnesota, two additional suspects are charged in connection with the New Year’s Eve kidnapping and murder of a real estate agent.

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January 17, 2020 13 min

A Tennessee mother is charged with first degree murder, after allegedly leaving her infant unsupervised in the bathtub for ten minutes, resulting in his drowning.

On Monday, deputies in Celebration, Florida, discovered four bodies inside a home rented to the Todt family. Law enforcement have announced that Tony Todt, the father, has confessed to murdering his wife, three kids, and the family dog. He has been charged with t... Read more

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January 16, 2020 15 min

A New Jersey woman has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing her husband to death with nail clippers.

In Brooklyn, an elderly woman was killed in her apartment, only hours after police were called there due to an argument, and left because they did not perceive there was a threat.

Finally, another twist in the investigation into the murder of former Arkansas State senator, Linda Collins Smith. The woman c... Read more

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January 15, 2020 14 min

Police discover four bodies inside a house in Celebration, Florida, and arrest one suspect at the scene. The discovery is said to be related to reports of a missing Connecticut family.

Missing Ohio teenager, Harley Dilly, has been found deceased, inside a vacant house not far from his home.

Police in Placerville, California, are investigating the death of an 11-year-old boy as suspicious. Child Protective Services ha... Read more

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January 14, 2020 13 min

A late-night stabbing spree in downtown Colorado Springs leaves eight people injured.

In Sacramento, California, a man’s body was discovered hanging from a tree branch near a highway. The death is considered suspicious.

A couple who allegedly kidnapped their seriously ill newborn daughter from a Louisiana hospital, where she was waiting for life-saving treatment, have been captured 400 miles away, in Alabama.

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January 13, 2020 15 min

In West Valley City, Utah, Terri Lester was charged with the aggravated murder of her four year old daughter, Lainey Vos. Lester, allegedly, spent months researching murder online, googling search terms like “how do you break a neck?” and “is it easier to kill a toddler than an adult”.

Justyn Pennell, a 21-year-old from Florida, is being charged with premeditated murder, after allegedly intentionally running over a 75-year... Read more

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January 10, 2020 14 min

A Lubbock, Texas man was arrested on Wednesday for the capital murder of his girlfriend’s infant daughter. 27-year-old Trevor Rowe allegedly crammed the ten month old inside a backpack, and left the backpack in the trunk of his car for five hours.

A New York City Bartender was sentenced to only six months in prison for the one-punch homicide of 21-year-old Danny McGee.

Finally, in Ohio, Brian Michael Rini, a 24-year-... Read more

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January 9, 2020 14 min

Police in Ottawa are searching for a suspect in Wednesday’s downtown shooting, which left one person dead and three seriously wounded. One of the victims is a 15-year-old boy.

In Alabama, the second trial of Colby Lewis began on Monday. Lewis is facing burglary and rape charges for a 2016 gun-point attack on a University of Alabama student, which he was linked to through DNA evidence. He was first put on trial in 2019, but... Read more

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January 8, 2020 14 min

In Connecticut, Fotis Dulos, the husband of Jennifer Dulos, who has been missing since May 24th, 2019, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with capital murder in her disappearance. Michelle Troconis, who was Dulos’ live-in girlfriend when his wife went missing, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Deputies in Pima County, Arizona, have arrested Dylan Jacob Thornton on auto theft, and identified h... Read more

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January 7, 2020 14 min

A Minnesota man was charged with second degree murder after allegedly shooting a woman multiple times, because she honked her horn and yelled at him to hurry up.

In Oklahoma, a 30-year-old man and his 17-year-old girlfriend are both facing charges in the murder of 17-year-old Kirstan Patterson. Patterson’s body was discovered near the Neosho River on New Year’s Day, hours after she was reported missing. The victim and the ... Read more

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January 6, 2020 14 min

In Chicago, a young mother allegedly threw her 2-year-old son out of an 11th floor window, fatally stabbed her 7-month-old son, and attacked her grandfather, before attempting suicide. She survived, and is facing murder and attempted murder charges.

A Texas man is charged with the murder of his fiancée during an argument, only days after their New Year’s Eve engagement.

Finally, in New Jersey, the Bergen County Prose... Read more

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January 3, 2020 12 min

A man working on his laptop at an Oakland, California, Starbucks, was killed while chasing a thief who stole the device. Two suspects have been arrested.

The body of missing Texas teen, Robert Duncan, was discovered at a trailer park in Midland County. Five teens are facing charges in connection with his killing. Two of them, Larry West and Zayden Hayes, are charged with capital murder.

An actress who had a small rol... Read more

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January 2, 2020 14 min

The NYPD arrested an 18-year-old suspect in a fatal Christmas Eve robbery. Surveillance video showed six suspects attacking a 60-year-old victim, who died of his injuries three days later. The suspects got away with only $1.

In Billings, Montana, an apparent car crash death turned into a homicide investigation, as officers suspect the victim died before the collision.

Finally, in Texas, a 12-year-old boy is hailed a ... Read more

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January 1, 2020 13 min

A Texas man who went on the run on Christmas Eve, after allegedly murdering his girlfriend, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers in Houston.

In Indiana, a mother was sentenced to seven years in prison for injecting fecal material into her son’s IV bag, while the teen was being treated for cancer.

Finally, on Sunday, a man opened fire in a Texas church, killing two, before being killed by a member of the ch... Read more

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December 31, 2019 13 min

In Brookside, Alabama, police arrested a kidnapping suspect and rescued his victim, after a car chase and an armed standoff. The suspect allegedly forced a female victim into his van, which had a cage in the back, blacked out windows, and chains securing the back door.

In Boston, a mother allegedly threw her children off the roof of a parking garage, then jumped off herself, in a suspected murder-suicide on Christmas Day.<... Read more

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December 30, 2019 12 min

Five people were stabbed at an upstate New York Hanukkah candle lighting on Saturday night. A suspect has been apprehended and charged with five counts of attempted murder and one count of first degree burglary. Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York, has called the incident “an attack fueled by intolerance.”

In Bellingham, Washington, a husband allegedly fatally shot his wife, a beloved elementary school principal, and ki... Read more

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December 27, 2019 14 min

Nashville police have arrested Michael Mosely, the suspect in the fatal stabbings of Clayton Beathard and Paul Trapeni III, who were killed outside a Nashville bar on December 21st. Clayton Beathard was the younger brother of San Francisco 49ers quarterback, C.J. Beathard.

In New York, Asun Thomas has been charged with the murder of Luz Perez. Perez, a mother of five was beaten and strangled to death in her Bronx apartment... Read more

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December 26, 2019 14 min

A New Jersey man is charged with the murder of his wife, whose body was found in a partially burned car in Monroe Township. The alleged murder occurred while the suspect was awaiting trial for allegedly abusing the couple’s newborn daughter.

Police in Birmingham, Alabama are searching for 29-year-old Paighton Laine Houston. Houston was last seen on the night of Friday, December 22nd, leaving a Lakeview area bar in the comp... Read more

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December 25, 2019 14 min

A Texas teen is charged with capital murder after allegedly murdering his 8 months pregnant sister, and staging the death to seem like a suicide.

In New Mexico, a teen pleaded guilty to second degree murder for fatally shooting a 25-year-old man during an attempted robbery, and was sentenced to a mere 30 days in jail.

Finally, An Iowa woman is facing multiple charges after a December 9th Des Moines area crime spree. ... Read more

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December 24, 2019 14 min

The body of missing Michigan woman, Adrienne Quintal, was discovered on Saturday not far from where she was last heard from. Quintal went missing on October 17th after calling a family friend to tell him she was involved in a shootout with two men at her family’s remote cabin.

In Colorado, a suspected pedophile is arrest for the first degree murder of a 9-year-old girl, who died of Chloroform poisoning.

Finally, poli... Read more

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