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Malisham Charged with Murder After Tipster Report

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Johnny Edwards Malisham was charged with murder after a tipster told police that a body might be buried in the 60-year-old’s yard. Following the tip, police discovered that the body of Cynthia Hoover had been buried underneath a burn pit behind Malisham’s Milton, Florida home.

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Update: Missing Texas mom Erica Hernandez found

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Police pull the missing Houston mother-of-three Erica Hernandez’s car from a pond. The car was found submerged in a Pearland pond with a body inside. Authorities say it’s too early to confirm if the body is that of Hernandez.

You’re Invited: Virtual True Crime and Drag Show Benefit

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Calling all Queens, Kings, and Royals! Join podcasters MurderMurder News and Murder ‘s a Drag as they host the ultimate true crime and drag brunch! Murder Murder News, Murder ‘s a Drag, Beyond the Rainbow, and JonBenét Superstar featuring Noodles, will all present true crime stories spotlighting the ongoing crisis of violence facing the transgender community.

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Asian Father’s Attacker Arrested and Charged

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An Asian-American father who was attacked in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood last week finally found justice after his attacker was arrested and charged with felony assault and child endangerment. 

The Paulding Light Mystery

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At night, in the small town of Pauling, Michigan, people can see a bright light on the sky line. The lights generally grows and seemingly move along the path of the power lines.

MMNster Book Review: American Sherlock

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What struck me about Winkler’s writing was her masterful delivery of using just the right amount of words to set you up in the world that she was creating. There was no soft introduction, we were told right at the starting line exactly what we are getting ourselves into. Chapter 1, for examples, is entitled ‘A Bloody Mess: A Tale of Allene Lamson’s Bloody Bath Part 1’ and the chapter names go on like that, sounding wonderfully Victorian.

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Armed 12-year-old Opens Fire in Idaho Middle School

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RIGBY, ID — Yesterday, a 12-year-old student at Rigby Middle School came into class with a handgun in her backpack. She opened fire, hitting two students and a teacher, before she was restrained by another teacher. According to the BBC and AP News*, the victims’ injuries were non-life threatening – the teacher had the bullet removed by first responders, but the two students were taken to the hospital,. The shooter has been taken into custody, but her name has not been released. 

There are several unknowns surrounding this incident. What was her motive? How did she have access to a gun? Where are her guardians? While these questions remain unanswered, the incident brings up concerns about Idaho’s gun laws. The state does not require a permit or a waiting period to purchase a handgun. Concealed carry requires a license, but it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon to certain areas, including schools, regardless of licensure. However, a minor as young as 12 years old is allowed to carry a gun as long as they either a) are accompanied by a legal guardian, or b) have written permission from their guardian to carry it. 

In other words, if the student shooter had permission from her parents, she would have been allowed to carry the weapon as long as she didn’t carry it to school or have it concealed.

 

*Warning: AP news, though they updated a student’s pronouns in the article itself, still (presumably accidentally) misgenders that student at the bottom of the page, in their correction notes. I have emailed them about this, and will update this warning accordingly when they fix it.

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Serial Killer Suspected in Little Rock Stabbings

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A serial killer is now suspected to be at large in Little Rock, Arkansas after police found a possible connection between four separate stabbings that occurred over the past year. However, the authorities are not the only ones working to maintain the safety of their community— instead, Little Rock has its very own citizen superhero named Shadow Vision who is known for patrolling the city for crime and is currently on the hunt for the serial stabber.

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Idaho Middle School Shooting, three injured

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A sixth-grade female student is in police custody after drawing a gun from her backpack and shooting three people. The student shot two other students and a custodian before being disarmed by a teacher. The three victims were shot in their extremities, all surviving their wounds.

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Barry Morphew Arrested in Wife’s Murder

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Barry Morphew has been arrested for the murder of his wife Suzanne Morphew just days before the one-year-anniversary of her disappearance. Barry is currently being held at the Chaffee County Detention Facility without bond and is due to appear in court on Thursday morning. 

Trial for Ex-Footballer’s Murder Begins

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Police charged PC Benjamin Monk with the murder of footballer Dalian Atkinson after an altercation in Shropshire in 2016. His co-accused, PC Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith, faced assault charges.

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Two Senior Asian Women Stabbed

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Crime against the Asian American Pacific Islander community continues as two AAPI women were stabbed waiting for the bus. According to the AAPI website, hate crime against the Asian American community increased since the Covid-19 pandemic. The attack occurred Tuesday, May 4, in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood. One victim is identified as 85-year-old Chui Fong Eng. Her grandson, Drew Eng, told reporter Betty Yu that his grandmother had finished some shopping and was waiting for the bus on Market Street, when she was stabbed.

TV Prank Show Gone Wrong

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A prank TV show is under fire under over their most recent stint, reenacting ISIS hostage situations complete with faux suicide vests.

The show entitled, “Tannab Rslaan” or “Rslaan’s Shooting”, features celebrities each episode that are put into mock hostage situations. These armed men are from Shia militias, or even Iraqi security dressed in ISIS attire.

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Poison and Women: Cordelia Botkin

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Although poison itself has been used as an effective mode of killing for thousands of years, toxic substances have played a unique role in the lives of women throughout history as easily accessible and highly effective murder weapons. Cordelia Botkin is no exception— she killed her ex-lover’s wife with a box of poisoned candy.

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Saniyya Dennis Still Missing, Search Continues

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The search for Saniyya Dennis continues after the New York college sophomore disappeared over a week ago on April 24. If you or anyone you know has any information pertaining to Saniyya’s case, you are encouraged to contact the Buffalo State Police at (716) 878-6333. Saniyya’s father, Calvin Byrd, is offering a $10,000 reward for information as well. 

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The Murder of Helen Coberg: 91 years later

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91 years ago on May 3rd, Helen Coberg died as a result of blood poisoning and severe trauma to her body. Hotel employee, Alice Forsythe, found the Queens native, 34, in room 311 of the Mansfield Hall Hotel clinging to life.

Trans Artist Natalia Smut Found Dead

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Milpitas, California – This past Friday morning, Elijah Cruz Segura, boyfriend of 24-year-old drag artist/entertainer, Natalia Smut (Lopez), phoned police to their home. When they arrived, authorities found Smut laying on the ground with severe injuries. Police then took Segura into custody after he claimed responsibility.

8 Men Charged In Hazing Death of BGSU Student

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Eight men have been charged in connection to the March 7 death of Bowling Green State University student Stone Foltz. The charges range from failure to comply with underage alcohol laws to first-degree manslaughter.

Florida Man Friday: Man Arrested For Carjacking His Own Car

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This week, we will be showcasing a man who felt he had to carjack his own car from a towing company. The incident began when a tow truck driver was repossessing Jamari Adams’ 2018 Nissan Altima in a complex in west Tallahassee. The driver hooked the car up to his truck and got in the driver’s seat of the Nissan when Adams followed, got into the passenger seat, and pointed a handgun at his head saying he’d kill him if he didn’t get out of the car.

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“Very Scary People” Season 3: Exclusive Look

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HLN’s Original Series Very Scary People is kicking off its third season with a two-hour deep dive into the infamous Golden State Killer case on May 2 at 9 pm ET/PT. You can catch the season three premiere of Very Scary People on HLN this Sunday, May 2 at 9 pm to 11 pm ET/PT! To stay up to date with all of HLN’s new shows, you can follow their Instagram (@HLNOriginals), Twitter (@HLNTV), and Facebook (Facebook.com/HLN). 

Man Jailed for Facebook Posts

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Loren Reed has been incarcerated for nearly a year after allegedly making comments on his private social media pages in which he expressed his support of the Black Lives Matter protests.

Mario Gonzales Dies Under the Knee of Alameda Police

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Alameda Police are under investigation after the death of a Latino man, Mario Gonzalez, who was just 26 years old.

The Bay Area native’s death occurred when officers had pinned him to the ground for more than five minutes, kneeling on his back and shoulder. Eventually Gonzalez became unresponsive, as shown in body camera footage released this past Tuesday.

Georgia Woman Killed by Boyfriend in Murder-Suicide

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Police were alerted about reports of gunfire in a Monticello neighborhood on Sunday night. Upon their arrival, they found Kira Ammons, 41, dead of gunshot wounds. Witnesses identified the suspected shooter as 38-year-old David Mathis. Mathis was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit Q&A

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If you’ve seen shows, such as Mindhunter, that showcase the work of the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit (BAU), then you may have found some interest in the unit itself. Right here, right now, I’ll provide an in-depth investigation of the BAU’s missions and values, as well as community involvement and occupational positions.

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Review: Cruel Summer Premiere

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Cruel Summer, Freeform’s newest teen drama, is a unique and twisted take on the typical high school trope of a nerdy girl who suddenly becomes beautiful and wildly popular. New episodes of Cruel Summer are released on Freeform every Tuesday at 10/9 central and are added to Hulu the next day. What are you waiting for? Grab a comfy blanket, pour a big glass of whatever beverage suits your fancy, and binge the first three episodes now so you’re ready for next week’s installment!

Corrections Officer Let Inmate Hang For 15 Minutes Before Intervention

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At the New York City’s Manhattan Detention Complex (also known as “The Tombs), Ryan Wilson, 29 years-old, hung himself last November with a bedsheet secured to a light fixture.

According to a grand jury on Monday, Rebecca Hillman, 39, and Department of Corrections captain, allegedly watched as Wilson hanged himself for 15 minutes. Hillman was also charged with criminally negligent homicide and filing false reports, which are both considered felonies.

Figueroa Mass Shootings

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According to NBC News, two people were killed by the suspect and another individual was injured in three separate shootings in the Los Angeles area. The shootings each occurred within minutes of each other, said police.

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Rossana Delgado’s Murder Sparks Manhunt

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The manhunt for Rossana Delgado’s five suspected killers continues nearly two weeks after the Atlanta mother went missing while working as a Lyft driver. Rossana disappeared on April 16 shortly after speaking to her husband on the phone.

Jaslyn Adams: Case Update

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Police charged a suspect in connection with the murder of Jaslyn Adams, 7, at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Chicago on April 19.

Mildred Matheny Murder Solved Over 35 Years Later

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New DNA evidence revealed a possible suspect in the 1985 murder of Mildred Matheny in Florida.
Authorities arrested Richard Curtis Lange Sr., 61, Thursday and charged him with first-degree murder. They additionally charged him with sexual assault with a weapon and kidnapping. Thirty-six years after Matheny’s death, her family finally received the closure they deserved.

Read of the Week: US Companies That Help The Mexican Cartel

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Seemingly with no legal way to be reunited with his family, Don decided to turn to smugglers to get him across the border and back to Los Angeles. The price tag for this task: $12,000 USD.

However, 10 minutes into his trip, Don realized something was amiss. He overheard the two men in the green SUV he was packed into.

Kilmainham Gaol: My Paranormal Experience?

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Kilmainham Gaol is infamously associated with Irish independence after the leaders of the Easter Rising were executed there in 1916. The Gaol is situated in Dublin and is known to be one of the most haunted places in Ireland. I visited Kilmainham Gaol in 2017 and it gave me some seriously creepy vibes.

Florida Man Friday: Drawbridge Jump!

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Let’s be honest, we all have wanted to speed up and “jump” over a drawbridge as seen in many action movies. Not only is it thrilling, but it’s exciting! But of course, we would never do that. Cause it’s, ya know, against the law… and should only be done by professionals in a safe setting/in movies with CGI. 

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Kristin Smart’s Body Moved by Killer’s Father

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Kristin Smart’s case saw a staggering development this week when the father of her alleged killer was arrested under charges of moving her body from underneath his deck. Kristin was a former California Polytechnic State University student who disappeared in 1996 while walking home from a party.

Suspects Indicted in Murder-For-Hire Plot

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An Alabama jury indicted five suspects in connection to the murder-for-hire death of Anthony Larry Sheppard.
Logan McKinley Delp, 36, Aaron Howard, 40, Jaclyn Skuce, 38, LaJuhn Keith Smart, 25, and Angela Stolz, 34, face three counts of capital murder. Police officers conducted a welfare check for Sheppard July 24, 2020 and discovered his body with multiple gunshot wounds.

Elderly Monk Beheads Himself in Hopes of Divine Reincarnation

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On the morning of April 15th of this year, Dhammakorn Wangphrecha, a monk, awakens before the sunrise. This morning would be dramatically different from the routine morning at this northeastern Thailand temple. Wangphrecha had plans of decapitating himself in hopes of remerging as a higher being. With the assistance from some of his fellow followers the grizzly request was concluded by sunrise.

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Alternative Options to Calling the Police

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The mass visibility of police-inflicted violence in our country has led to an increased demand for alternative options to calling the police in situations that require de-escalation rather than violence. For more information on the numerous alternative options that “Don’t Call the Police” offers, you can check out their website as well as follow their Instagram (@whocanicall), Twitter (@WhocanIcall) and Facebook (@whocanicall). 

Stop and Shop Shooting

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A shooter in a Stop & Shop in New York killed one employee with two others injured. Police believe the shooting was allegedly committed by a “troubled” coworker.

Kentucky Mom Charged After Son Found Dead In Trunk

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A Louisville woman was charged with murder after the body of her 10-year-old son was found inside the trunk of her car Tuesday night.

Officials charged Kaitlyn Renee Higgins, 28, with tampering with evidence and domestic violence. Police responded to a 911 call around 8:45 p.m. that described a woman with a gun clutching a boy wrapped in a blanket. They then discovered her on the porch of the house on Algonquin Parkway, with blood on the steps.

According to WDRB Media, officers opened the trunk of Higgins’ car and found the boy’s body. Additionally, Higgins admitted to trying to cut her son’s tongue out and shooting him.

Authorities booked Higgins in the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections, and are holding her on a $250,000 cash bond. According to WAVE 3 News, she will appear in court Thursday morning.

Mental Illness and Crime: A Multifaceted Approach

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The subject of mental illness and crime is significant in many ways. Mental illness is pervasive in all aspects of the criminal justice system, from offenders to victims. It impacts each segment of the criminal justice system in many ways, from monetary issues to personnel training and interagency collaboration. It is a problem that requires a multifaceted approach to finding solutions. These solutions are generally community-specific and agency resource-dependent, requiring innovative initiatives and leaders.

Derick Chauvin Found Guilty

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Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter on Tuesday after the jury in the highly-publicized trial deliberated for ten hours.

Minnesota Man Charged After Shooting At National Guard Soldiers

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Andrew Thomas faces one count of illegal possession of a firearm. Police officers arrested him Sunday night when they caught his vehicle on security cameras. According to the Star Tribune, an SUV drove near the soldiers 4:20 a.m. Someone inside the SUV fired at the soldiers. One bullet struck the windshield of a vehicle containing four soldiers.

15-Year-Old Girl Murdered by Police in Columbus

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Ma’khia Bryant was a 16-year-old girl from Columbus, Ohio. On Tuesday afternoon, she called local police because of an altercation occurring outside her home. When the police arrived, they shot Ma’khia in the chest four times.

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Sierra Hunter Remains Missing in Austin

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Authorities are looking for Sierra Hunter, a 19-year-old who went missing from Anadarko, Oklahoma over two weeks ago, after she was reportedly seen in Austin, Texas on April 8. Sierra was last seen by her mother on Easter Sunday and last heard from by her sister and brother on April 8 via a phone call from a Texas number.

QAnon Group Kidnaps 8-year-old Girl and Plots Future Abductions

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Last Tuesday, a group of three men posing as child welfare officials, arrived in the village of Pulieres, located between the boarder of France and Switzerland.

The men appeared at the residence of an 8-year-old girl named Mia. The child has been taken from her mother’s custody back in January and given custody to her maternal grandmother. Mia’s grandmother was under the impression they were doing a simple welfare check and even provided documents to solidify their identities.Unfortunately, the three men were not who they said to be. They are part of an online group of QAnon survivalists who have plans to abduct numerous children, in addition to bombing vaccination clinics.

Washington Woman Killed and 5-Year-Old Daughter Severly Injured After Domestic Attack

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Kassie Dewey, 31, was found dead of stab wounds in her garage on April 11. Her daughter, Lilly, was found clinging to life and remains in critical condition. Their alleged attacker, Dewey’s ex-boyfriend Joshua Phillips, is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder with a $1.5 million bond.

Missing 20-Year-Old Ohio Woman Found Dead Inside Abandoned House

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Brianna Ratliff, 20, went missing around 7 p.m. near Hall Park Thursday night. According to NBC4, Ratliff went to a gas station and never returned. On Sunday, a search party discovered the body of a young woman inside an empty house on Chestnut Street. With the help of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, officials confirmed that it was Ratliff.

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Experienced Skydiver Dies in Tragic Fall

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A California skydiving center known for its high mortality rate has claimed yet another victim. On Saturday the woman, a veteran skydiver, fell to her death because of a parachute malfunction.

Waitress Shot in Restaurant by Ex-Boyfriend

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Police in Ohio say they have arrested the man who entered a Bob Evans restaurant Friday morning and then fatally shot a waitress. The alleged shooter is the ex-boyfriend of victim Rebecca Jean Rogers.

Teen Charged with Murder After Shooting Lyft Driver

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Torian Wilson allegedly shot Elijah Newman, a 45-year-old Ghanian driver. Newman’s body was discovered Thursday night with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Police charged Wilson with first-degree murder and armed criminal action after linking him to the crime through an email address.

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Eight Victims in Indianapolis Shooting

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Late Thursday night, several people were shot at the FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Center located near the Indianapolis International Airport.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department received reports of an active shooter situation shortly before 11:10 p.m.

Reports to the public indicate that the gunman died at the scene, fatally taking his own life.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson, Genae Cook, shared in a briefing around 3 a.m. that eight people were found shot dead at the scene.

Four victims were transported to a local hospital.  One of whom had critical injuries.  Two others were treated at the scene and released.

A number of others walked to nearby hospitals to receive medical care.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Amy Archer-Gilligan and the Murder Factory

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What started as a simple, happy life turned sour when Amy became greedy. Over the course of eight years, Amy poisoned five known victims from 1908-1916. However, the estimated total is near 100. Authorities eventually arrested her in 1916, but the damage was already done. She had collected the money from her victims and used it not only for personal gain, but to continue a deadly business. So how did Amy run her so-called Murder Factory?

Suspect Arrested in 2004 Murder of Louisiana Teen

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Nearly two decades after 19-year-old Courtney Coco was found dead in an abandoned building in Texas, 200 miles from her Louisiana home, an arrest has been made. David Anthony Burns, 43, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Tuesday. 

Ohio Mom Charged with Murder After Hiding Her Son’s Corpse

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Authorities charged a Hamilton County woman with murder Tuesday, after she attempted to hide her son’s body under a pile of clothing last year.
Dominic Allen,19, went missing late September 2020. Police discovered his body inside the his mother’s home in December. They arrested and charged Kenya Stallworth, 39, and her husband Robert Robb, 35, with gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. After DNA testing revealed the identity of Allen, prosecutors sought murder charges.

Suspects Arrested in Connection with Disappearance of Kristin Smart

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Authorities arrested two suspects Tuesday morning for the 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart.
Paul Flores, 44, has been the prime suspect of the case for years, according to CNN. Officers obtained a search warrant in 2020 to look through Flores’ home, and found numerous “items of interest.” They booked Flores on murder charges with no bail. Along with arresting Paul Flores, his father, 80-year-old Ruben Flores, was charged with accessory to murder. Both suspects are expected to appear in court Thursday.

Colorado Toddler Freezes to Death After Mother Leaves Them Stranded

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Colorado – Kaylee Messerly, 36, was arrested last Friday and charged with child abuse from the resulting death and child abuse of her two daughters, according to the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.
Messerly had spent two frigid nights in a car after getting stranded on a deserted road. The ordeal left her 18-month-old daughter dead and her 3-year-old requiring foot amputations.

The Babes in the Woods: Will Vancouver’s Longest Running Cold-Case Ever be Solved?

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On January 14, 1953, a Stanley Park Board Employee stepped on a patch of leaves that made an unusual crunching sound. Upon closer inspection, he realized that under the layers of leaves and dirt two child-sized skeletons. This was the beginning of an investigation that has baffled Canadians for the past seventy years.