South Africa close to a ‘war zone’ with surge in murder rate

South Africa close to a ‘war zone’ with surge in murder rate

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s already high murder rate has increased by about 7 percent, prompting the police minister to compare the situation to a “war zone.” Police on Tuesday released crime statistics showing 20,336 people were murdered in South Africa between April…

Romance Novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy Penned Essay About Murdering Husband After Being Accused Of Doing So

Romance Novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy Penned Essay About Murdering Husband After Being Accused Of Doing So

“As a romantic suspense writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about murder and, consequently, about police procedure.” Romance Novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy, who is accused of murdering her husband in June, once wrote an essay entitled “How To Murder Your…

Jealous step-mum forced son and his friends to gang rape girl, 9, gouge out her eyes and kill her with axe before sprinkling body with acid

Jealous step-mum forced son and his friends to gang rape girl, 9, gouge out her eyes and kill her with axe before sprinkling body with acid

Her corpse was covered in axe wounds, had the eyes gouged out and been doused in acid when it was found half a mile from her home in the Baramulla district of Kashmir on Tuesday. Indian cops say the girl’s father spent more…

Mollie Tibbetts’ dad slams people for using her murder to ‘advance racist views’

Mollie Tibbetts’ dad slams people for using her murder to ‘advance racist views’

The father of murdered student Mollie Tibbetts has blasted people for using his daughter’s death to promote "profoundly racist" views. Rob Tibbetts condemned people for "callously distorting and corrupting Mollie’s tragic death to advance a cause she vehemently opposed". The 20-year-old went…

Martin Clunes defends controversial new TV show Manhunt

Martin Clunes defends controversial new TV show Manhunt

Martin Clunes has defended ITV’s upcoming series Manhunt after critics accused makers of turning family tragedy into entertainment. But the Doc Martin star sparked further fury with the choice of words he used to describe the drama about serial killer Levi Bellfield…

Man Kills Himself During Traffic Stop in Maine — then Police Find Woman’s Body in His Trunk

Man Kills Himself During Traffic Stop in Maine — then Police Find Woman’s Body in His Trunk

On Thursday, a driver who had been pulled over fatally shot himself in front of Maine police officers, and when officers searched the vehicle’s trunk, they discovered a woman’s dead and battered body. PEOPLE confirms that authorities in both Maine and Massachusetts…

Coronation Street icon’s son killed himself days after cops quizzed him for murder of partner who hanged herself as he watched TV in same room

Coronation Street icon’s son killed himself days after cops quizzed him for murder of partner who hanged herself as he watched TV in same room

David Palmer, 56, of Bridlington in Yorkshire was found dead by a neighbour on New Year’s Eve – two weeks after his partner Carol Camm also killed herself. According to the inquest, the 56-year-old was sitting watching television when Camm hanged herself…

Police launch murder probe after woman died in ‘targetted attack’

Police launch murder probe after woman died in ‘targetted attack’

Police launch murder probe after woman is brutally killed in ‘targeted attack’ on streets of Hartlepool Murder inquiry launched following the death of a woman in Hartlepool She is believed to have suffered significant injuries in ‘targeted attack’ on Friday A Cleveland Police…

This Morning viewers slam Eamonn Holmes for cutting off Barry George as he discusses being cleared of Jill Dando murder

This Morning viewers slam Eamonn Holmes for cutting off Barry George as he discusses being cleared of Jill Dando murder

This Morning viewers weren’t happy with presenter Eamonn Holmes following an interview with Barry George. Barry was wrongly found guilty of murdering Crimewatch presenter Jill Dando and served eight years in prison. But he was acquitted 10 years ago, and was appearing…

Man Kills Son, 6, Wife and Ex in Murder-Suicide: 'I Had a Perfect Life, and Now It’s All Screwed Up'

Man Kills Son, 6, Wife and Ex in Murder-Suicide: 'I Had a Perfect Life, and Now It’s All Screwed Up'

On Monday night, a 39-year-old New York City man committed suicide shortly after fatally shooting his wife, ex-wife and 6-year-old son, and NYPD sources confirm to PEOPLE a bitter custody battle may have been behind the violence. At about 9 p.m., police…