Sword and Scale Daily

Sword and Scale Daily

Daily true-crime news and coverage of high-profile criminal cases from around the country and around the globe, five days a week.


June 12, 2020 12 min

Multiple law enforcement agencies in California are hunting for an armed suspect, who allegedly ambushed Paso Robles police officers on Wednesday morning.

A New York woman has been charged with the murder of 100-year-old WWII veteran, Gerald Early.

Finally, an Ohio inmate, who has pleaded guilty to hiring a hit man to murder a social worker, filed a lawsuit against the intended victim, demanding $25,000 in damages for infliction of m...

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A man involved in a slow-speed chase in Fort Lauderdale is being investigated in connection with a double homicide.

In Texas, a three-month-old girl was found dead in a submerged vehicle, after allegedly being abducted by her father.

Finally, Steven Carrillo, an air-force staff-sergeant, who is accused of ambushing two Santa Cruz County sheriff deputies, made posts condemning the police in the 48 hours before the incident.

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June 10, 2020 11 min

A Utah mother allegedly drove her minivan into a golf-course pond, with her 18-month-old son still strapped into his car seat, killing the child.

Miami-Dade police are investigating the murder of Aubrey Figg, who was discovered dead inside her Miami Beach apartment last week.

Finally, prosecutors in Virginia say that a man who drove his truck into a crowd of protesters in Richmond is a self-proclaimed leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

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June 9, 2020 11 min

An Arizona couple has been charged in connection with the death of Brittany Hand.

Authorities in Texas have issued an Amber Alert for seven-month-old Serenity Berry, who is believed to have been kidnapped by her mother.

An Active-Duty Air Force Sergeant is accused of being behind an ambush attack that killed one Santa Cruz sheriff’s deputy and left another critically injured.

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June 8, 2020 11 min

Seven people were found shot dead inside a Valhermoso Springs, Alabama, home.

Police in Utah have two suspects in custody in connection with the death of a man who was shot in a ‘robbery gone bad’

Finally, in Virginia, a man allegedly blew off his hand while building a bomb, in a possible plot to kill ‘hot cheerleaders.

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June 5, 2020 11 min

An American man is in custody in Russia, awaiting extradition to Colorado, where he has been charged with the 2016 murder of his then-girlfriend.

A West Virginia couple are facing multiple charges, after the husband allegedly helped the wife fake her death, to avoid a prison sentence on fraud charges.

Finally, authorities in England and Germany have identified a new suspect in the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The suspect i...

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June 4, 2020 11 min

The mother of Waco toddler, Frankie Gonzalez, whose body was discovered on Tuesday, has been charged in connection with his death.

In Utah, a father is believed to have murdered his two sons, before turning the gun on himself, in a domestic murder-suicide.

Finally, in California, police arrested a man who was allegedly in the process of cannibalizing his grandmother’s body.

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June 3, 2020 12 min

More information is released regarding the autopsy reports published on Monday finding George Floyd’s manner of death to be homicide.

A body is found is the search for missing Waco toddler, Frankie Gonzalez, who was reported missing on Monday afternoon.

Finally, an NYPD officer charged with the murder of a childhood friend was released on bail, to the outrage of the victim’s family.

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June 2, 2020 12 min

A truck driver, who allegedly drove into a crowd of Minneapolis protestors, has been arrested and charged.

Authorities in Belgium and France have arrested 26 suspects in connection with the October 2019 deaths of 39 Vietnamese immigrants, discovered inside a refrigerated truck in Essex, England.

Finally, in Tennessee, authorities find the bodies of two children while investigating a child abuse case.

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June 1, 2020 11 min

Two bodies recovered from tributaries of the Arkansas river have been positively identified as those of missing Oklahoma toddlers, Miracle and Tony Crook

The bodies of two missing persons from Arizona were found buried inside a car on an empty lot in Iowa.

Finally, charges were brought against former police officer, Derek Chauvin, in connection with the killing of George Floyd.

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May 29, 2020 11 min

The manhunt for accused killer Peter Manfredonia concluded on Wednesday night, when the suspect walked out of the woods near Hagerstown, Maryland, and surrendered to law enforcement.

Authorities in New York identify one of the victims of the Gilgo Beach killer as 24-year-old Valerie Mack, from Philadelphia.

Finally, as protests over George Floyd’s death continue in Minneapolis, it emerges that two of the four officers involved in the...

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May 28, 2020 12 min

Police say the search area for missing Tulsa, Oklahoma toddlers, Miracle and Tony Crook, has been ‘dramatically widened”, following the overnight discovery of a child’s body in the Verdigris River.

The manhunt for Peter Manfredonia turns from Pennsylvania to Maryland. Manfredonia, who, police say, committed two murders, a home invasion and a kidnapping, was last seen in Hagerstown. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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May 27, 2020 11 min

Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, continue to search for missing toddlers, Miracle and Tony Crook, who were last seen on Friday morning.

In New Jersey, a man broke into a nurse’s home, and attempted to kidnap her, after briefly meeting her in a hospital while waiting for a psych evaluation.

Finally, authorities in Alabama are searching for an accused triple-murderer, who may be on the run with a female accomplice.

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May 26, 2020 11 min

The hunt for Connecticut man, Peter Manfredonia, the suspect in two murders, a home invasion and a kidnapping, continues in Pennsylvania.

In Utah, a man was charged with first degree murder after allegedly fatally stabbing a woman he had met on Tinder.

Finally, in Nebraska, accused vigilante, Justin Fairbanks, was charged with murder and denied bond. Police say that Fairbanks confessed, in a letter to the local news, to murdering reg...

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May 25, 2020 11 min

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery, in connection with a viral video that showed a suspect repeatedly punching an old man in a Michigan nursing home.

A Florida mother, who had claimed her autistic 9-year-old son was kidnapped by a ‘black man’, was charged with the boy’s murder.

Finally, authorities in California make four arrests in the October 2019 kidnapping and murder of Tech CEO and Cannabis entrep...

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May 22, 2020 12 min

In Kentucky, an actor died by suicide after trying to murder his ex-girlfriend, the mother of his four-year-old daughter.

A New Jersey woman is on the run after allegedly beating her wife to death with a wine chiller.

Finally, in Edmonton, Canada, a troubled tattoo artist fatally stabbed a seven-year-old girl.

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May 21, 2020 13 min

A South Carolina man killed his ex-girlfriend and her two daughters, before turning the gun on himself.

A Washington state mother, accused of trying to kill her two small children reportedly told investigators she thought they would be better off dead, because she was a bad mother.

Finally, two Maryland women, who have been missing since April 6th, were murdered in West Virginia, according to a criminal complaint filed this week.

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May 20, 2020 11 min

A missing sous-chef from Birmingham, Alabama is found deceased, after last being seen leaving his home in the company of two unidentified males.

New details emerge in the disappearance of 18-year-old Madison Bell, of Greenfield, Ohio, as police describe a person of interest they are looking for.

The Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, has announced changes in police policy in the wake of the killing of Breonna Taylor. Taylor, a 26-year-ol...

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May 19, 2020 11 min

A 15-year-old boy died in a car crash following a high speed chase in Jefferson County, Alabama. His father is in custody.

Authorities in Ohio ask for the public’s assistance in the search for a missing 18-year-old woman, who disappeared, leaving her car, phone and keys behind.

New details about the murder of Massachusetts woman, Kathleen McLean, emerged on Monday, when her accused killer, Ingolf Tuerk, was arraigned for her murder.


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May 18, 2020 13 min

A Michigan man is facing multiple assault and murder charges, in connection with a series of hit and run attacks, targeting female sex workers in Detroit.

A Massachusetts Physician was arrested on suspicion of his wife’s murder, after police found her body not far from their house.

Finally, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation into the murders of sisters, Vanita Richardson and Truvenia Campbell, whose bodi...

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