Inmate throws fit, screams ‘murderers!’ as he’s put to death

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. More

Son plotted attack on parents over career path argument: cops

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

Cannibal cop who murdered, dismembered and ate man jailed for life

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

Woman shunned by Jehovah’s Witnesses kills entire family: cops

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. Authorities

Two dead in shocking night of violence in London

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

Mom defends dad charged in baby’s strangulation death

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

Adoptive parents charged in death of girl missing in 2011

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

Man charged with killing newlywed wife who vanished at sea

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