STARKE, Fla. — As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled “murderers! murderers! murderers!” as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student.
WHEATON, Ill. — Prosecutors say a suburban Chicago man accused of plotting to kill his parents wanted the friend who is also charged to bludgeon them with a hammer because they didn’t support his goal of becoming a blacksmith.
Twenty-three-year-old Joshua Miceli of Glen Ellyn is charged with both
A German policeman who murdered , dismembered and ate a man he met on a cannibalism website has been sentenced to life in prison after his first sentence was deemed too lenient.
Detlev Guenzel, 59, strangled and dismembered 59-year-old Polish-born Wojciech Stempniewicz at the small bed and
A killer tried to murder a dog walker with a dumbbell while he was on day release from prison.
Robbie McIntosh - who had been jailed for life after stabbing another dog walker to death in 2002 - was told he might never be freed from prison, the
After a 12-year suspension of the death penalty, Arkansas ordered the most condensed spate of executions in recent American history.
Governor Asa Hutchinson scheduled eight men to be put to death in the space of just 11 days in April 2017.
The reason for
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found on the M20.
Detectives say the man, who handed himself into a police station yesterday, is currently in police custody.
The London-bound M20 was closed for more than 20 hours after the body was found
A young mum who poisoned and suffocated her seven-week-old baby has been jailed for life for his murder.
Hannah Turtle, 22, will serve at least 14 years and nine months behind bars for killing her son James.
Turtle admitted killing James in June 2016 following a dramatic change of plea
A grief-stricken widower whose wife was shot dead in a terror attack in Tunisia has told of the devastating moment he found her body on a beach.
Lorna Carty, 54, was one of 38 people killed in the massacre at Port El Kantaoui in Sousse on June
A 22 year old man's plot to 'assassinate his family' was foiled when police got his parents to play dead.
Russian officers have said they tricked the suspect into believing he had hired an assassin to murder his wealthy parents and ten year old sister- so he could claim
DERREN Brown’s latest TV stunt attempts to manipulate people into committing murder for viewers’ entertainment.
The TV illusionist and mentalist, 46, may be pushing the boundaries with his latest Netflix show The Push – a reality show design to see if people can be manipulated into committing murder.
THE handwritten note on the door of missing honeymooner Isabella Hellmann’s home said it all: “We are very happy that he has been arrested.”
It was put at the £80,000 three-bedroom home by her family, just hours after her British husband Lewis Bennett had been charged with killing her
A Michigan woman who was reportedly ostracized after she left the Jehovah’s Witnesses killed her entire family before taking her own life, police said.
Lauren Stuart, 45, fatally shot her husband and adult children in a murder-suicide last week at their Keego Harbor home, the Detroit Free Press reported.
One of the teenagers stabbed to death during a night of violence in London had fled to safety in Britain from the Somalian civil war.
Abdikarim Hassan, 17, was murdered on the Peckwater Estate in Kentish town, north London, as he visited a corner shop.
He was killed just hours
Police have released the first picture of a step-mum who was found dead on her lounge floor by her husband and step-children after they returned from the school run.
Sarbjit Kaur, 38, was found unconscious at her home in Rookery Lane in the leafy suburb of Penn, Wolverhampton, at
A mum who was raped and severely injured was likely to still be alive when the car she was in was set alight, a court heard.
The badly burned remains of Vietnam-born Quyen Ngoc Nguyen, 28, were found in a burning car in the north east town of Houghton-le-Spring
This is the first picture of a 17-year-old stabbed to death in north London last night before a 20-year-old was murdered after being hacked to death in the middle of a street.
Teenager Abdikarin Hassan was stabbed to death as he was playing football near his house.
The teen had
Murder detectives have launched a hunt for a group of men who chased and stabbed a 17-year-old boy in a "senseless" attack.
College pupil Lyrico Steede suffered a number of stab wounds and died in hospital on Monday after his life support machine was switched off.
THIS is the first picture of the mum found dead in a suspected botched burglary at her home in Wolverhampton.
Sarbjit Kaur was found unconscious by her family at the detached home in Penn on Friday afternoon, in what police believe may have been a botched burglary.
West Midlands Police
TWO young men were stabbed to death in London within an hour of each other last night – including a 17-year-old boy who visiting a shrine to another murder victim.
Police were called to Kentish Town, North London, at 8.30pm and found the injured teenager just yards from a
A FORMER soldier brutally murdered a pensioner in woodland because he hated dog walkers, a court heard.
Alexander Palmer, 24, repeatedly stabbed Peter Wrighton so viciously in the throat and eye cops thought he had been savaged by an animal.
Retired BT engineer, 83, suffered nine wounds to his neck
A jury has heard a 999 phone call made to police the night a young mum-of-two died of stab wounds.
Asiyah Harris, 27, died after being found with stab injuries at a property in Bristol in August last year.
Her ex-husband and first cousin Adan Dahir, 38, denies murder.
Two murder investigations are underway after a night of shocking violence in London.
Fatal stabbings took place within a mile of each other in Camden - with reports of "numerous" other incidents believed to be linked.
A 17-year-old boy died in Kentish Town, near the Peckwater estate, at around 8.30pm.
A dad broke down in tears after a parole board in Texas voted to give his death row son clemency.
Thomas 'Bart' Whitaker is due to be put to death by lethal injection on Thursday for plotting the murder of his mother and 19-year-old brother.
His father Kent has taken
The wife of a California man accused of strangling their baby girl defended the tragic incident as a “huge accident,” according to reports.
Katrina Ould-Johnson is reportedly standing by her husband, Michael Johnson, after their 9-month-old daughter’s death was ruled a homicide earlier this month, according to news station
SALISBURY, N.C. — North Carolina authorities say the adoptive parents of a girl who was missing for years before her body was found will be charged with murder.
Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten said at a news conference Tuesday that Sandy and Casey Parsons will be charged with murder
A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 30s was killed and two others injured in a triple stabbing in broad daylight.
Warwickshire Police have confirmed that the victim, who is in his 30s, has died following a "disturbance" in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, earlier today.
Armed police rushed
A woman who paid a hitman to murder her husband has died just months after being released from prison.
Catherine Nevin, dubbed the Black Widow, died in a care facility in Dublin on Monday night at the age of 67.
She had been suffering from cancer .
A former soldier with an alleged grudge against dog walkers brutally murdered a pensioner as he exercised his pets in remote woodland, a court heard.
The attack on Peter Wrighton, 83, was so savage police initially thought he had been killed by a wild animal, the court heard.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A man who claimed his wife disappeared at sea when their boat collided with an unknown object near the Bahamas was charged Tuesday with killing her and intentionally trying to sink the vessel to cover his tracks.
Lewis Bennett, 41, is charged with second-degree murder
Before Samia Shahid travelled back to Pakistan to visit her supposedly dying father, one of the last things she apparently did was text a friend and ask her to pray that she made it home alive.
But one day before her return flight, the 28-year-old beautician from Bradford was