Youngest Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole

LOS ANGELES — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life. Gov. Jerry Brown said in his decision that Van Houten still

Child dies, sister critically injured after being hit by stolen truck: cops

ANTIOCH, Calif. — Police in Northern California say a 4-year-old girl was killed and her 2-year-old sister critically injured when a stolen pickup truck crashed into their vehicle. KGO-TV of San Jose reports that the girls’ mother was also seriously injured in Wednesday’s crash in Antioch. The Contra Costa Sheriff’s

British model charged with stabbing fellow catwalker to death

A British Louis Vuitton model was busted Tuesday for killing a rival male catwalker with a single knife wound, according to reports. London-based model George Koh, 24, was hit with the murder rap for allegedly knifing 25-year-old Harry Uzoka, who has modeled for Zara and Mercedes, according to UK’s the Sun. Koh’s

Convicted murderer had twisted fetish for children’s feet: court

A convicted murderer accused of robbing a dead woman hid another dark secret — a fetish for children’s feet, which included him hoarding child-sized mannequin feet, according to new Brooklyn court papers. see also The creepy development surfaced as federal prosecutors asked a judge to lock up John Derounian after

Daughter arrested after man’s body found encased in concrete

The daughter of a man whose body was found encased in concrete inside a Denver home was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, officials said. Dayna Jennings, 44, was arrested last Wednesday in the death of her father, 69-year-old William Mussack, after his remains were found inside a crawl space

Man charged with killing teen in fight after car accident

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident. Twenty-five-year-old Alexander Weiss of Rochester was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. Weiss is accused of shooting 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim at point-blank range Sunday. Weiss says he was

Louis Vuitton model charged with stabbing fellow catwalker to death

A British Louis Vuitton model was busted Tuesday for killing a rival male catwalker with a single knife wound, according to reports. London-based model George Koh, 24, was hit with the murder rap for allegedly knifing 25-year-old Harry Uzoka, who has modeled for Zara and Mercedes, according to UK’s the Sun. Koh’s

Trio arrested in couple’s execution at gated-community home: cops

Three men were arrested on suspicion of murder after a couple was killed execution-style in a “targeted” attack at their home, according to authorities. The trio was taken into custody Wednesday for allegedly gunning down Bao and Jenny Lam, both 61, in a home invasion in Spring, Texas, the

Cops identify suspect wanted for fatally shooting woman in face

Police have identified a suspect in the murder of a woman shot in the face outside a Bronx bodega. Amere Bryant, 24, is wanted for allegedly fatally shooting 36-year-old Shaquana Button in front of the Candy and Grocery 24-hour bodega on East 149th Street in Mott Haven on Monday

Woman pleads guilty to killing teen with belt she wore in selfie

Cheyenne Rose Antoine (left) was wearing the woven belt she used to strangle Brittney Gargol in a selfie posted hours before the teen’s death.Facebook Canadian cops ‘waisted’ no time tracking down a cold-blooded killer — who revealed herself to them when they tracked down a selfie she snapped wearing

Man charged in murder of trans woman found in burning home

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles authorities have announced murder charges for a man suspected of fatally stabbing a transgender woman whose body was found inside her burning home. Police said at a news conference Tuesday that 29-year-old Kevyn Ramirez admitted stabbing Victoria Gutierrez in her house after a dispute

Pakistani police arrest suspect in rape and murder of 7-year-old girl

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl that ignited nationwide protests and outrage over allegations of government inaction, two police officials said. Police found Zainab Ansari’s body in a garbage dumpster in Kasur district near the eastern

Man gets 41 years for killing babysitter with submachine gun

A Brooklyn judge laid into a man convicted of fatally shooting a 16-year-old babysitter with a submachine gun, saying she saw no reason to show him mercy before sentencing him to 41 years behind bars Tuesday. Convicted killer Taariq Stephens — who was named as the shooter by his victim,

Murder suspect told cops slain UPenn student kissed him

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A man suspected in the killing of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student who was stabbed nearly two dozen times and buried in a shallow grave at a California park told investigators that he was being hit on, a newspaper reported. Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20,

Trial begins in ex-Jet’s road-rage death

GRETNA, La. — The trial in a road-rage shooting that took the life of former NFL football player Joe McKnight began Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb, where a judge and attorneys were questioning dozens of potential jurors. Ronald Gasser, 56, is charged with second-degree murder in the Dec.

Woman fatally shot in the face near Bronx bodega

A woman was fatally shot near a Bronx bodega late Monday night after a dispute inside the store continued outside, police said. The encounter between the male gunman and the victim happened at 11:39 p.m. outside Candy and Grocery 24 Hour at 728 E. 149th St., officials said. It wasn’t

Murdered Ivy League student stabbed more than 20 times: cops

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Authorities say a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park had been stabbed more than 20 times. No weapon has been found. The Orange County Register reports that authorities are investigating whether the killing

Couple bound, shot to death at gated-community home: cops

A Texas couple was bound and shot to death in a home invasion in a gated community, according to police. Bao and Jenny Lam, both 61, were found dead late Saturday at a Spring residence after their son couldn’t reach them for two days and alerted authorities, according to

Bus driver accused of murdering girlfriend and daughter dies

The madman who allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend and her daughter before turning the gun on himself in the Bronx has died, police said. Jorge Vega, 52, died on Thursday at Jacobi Medical Center, the day after he murdered his ex-girlfriend Susan Trivino, 54, and her daughter Suchari Guzman, 29,

How the iPhone’s Health app helped a murder investigation

In something of a bizarre story, the Health app on Apple’s iPhone may play a pivotal role in definitively proving who raped and murdered a young medical student in Germany late last year. As detailed by the BBC, German authorities already have a suspect in custody, a man who

Slain teen’s mom says her son was killed over an iPhone

The mother of a 15-year-old shot dead in Queens said Sunday she knew her son’s killer–and that the senseless murder was over an iPhone. “I know the friend that killed my son,” grieving mom Annie Johnson said of her son, Trevor Rhudd, whose maimed body was found in the

How the iPhone’s Health app helped a murder investigation

In something of a bizarre story, the Health app on Apple’s iPhone may play a pivotal role in definitively proving who raped and murdered a young medical student in Germany late last year. As detailed by the BBC, German authorities already have a suspect in custody, a man who

Teen shot to death in Queens apartment building stairwell: cops

A 15-year-old was shot to death in the stairwell of his Queens building Saturday afternoon, police said. Cops found Trevor Rudd’s body — with gunshot wounds to his torso — on the second floor stairway of the Beach 41st Street Houses on Beach Channel Drive in Edgemere around 1:30

Hired killers allegedly targeted wrong woman — and killed her anyway

Midway into a Florida murder-for-hire plot, a boyfriend-girlfriend hit team realized they’d zip-tied and duct-taped the wrong woman — and then killed her anyway, officials said. Victim Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres, 42, of Kissimmee, was forced into the trunk of her own car, tortured for her ATM card and then

Authorities arrest friend of dead Ivy League student

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Authorities on Friday arrested a friend in the killing of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park. Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach was taken into custody for investigation of homicide after

28-year-old accused of killing mom over video game argument

CERES, Calif. — Police have arrested a Northern California man they say shot his mother to death after he began yelling during a video game. Twenty-eight-year-old Matthew Nicholson of Ceres was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of murder. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney. Police called to Nicholson’s home

Mom guilty of fatally shoving crucifix down daughter’s throat

OKLAHOMA CITY — A jury in Oklahoma has convicted a woman of killing her 33-year-old daughter by forcing a crucifix and medallion down her throat because she believed the woman was possessed by the devil. Fifty-one-year-old Juanita Gomez was found guilty of first-degree murder Thursday in the 2016 death