‘Serial killer who murdered eight girls’ sentenced to death

A killer suspected of murdering eight girls has been sentenced to death amid calls for him to be executed in public by hanging and stoning. Suspected serial killer Imran Ali, 24, was arrested by police in Pakistan after the rape and murder of Zainab Ansari, aged seven, sparked deadly

Potential serial killer targeting homeless people in Las Vegas

A “cowardly” madman is targeting homeless people in and around Las Vegas, killing two so far and seriously injuring two more over the last 10 days, officials say. The gunman, who appears to be a white or Hispanic man standing about 6 feet tall, mostly stalks up to sleeping

Piers Morgan leaving Good Morning Britain

Piers Morgan is leaving Good Morning Britain on an extended break. He cheekily announced his departure on hit ITV morning show GMB after host Susanna Reid teased him for being in a good mood. "You're only happy because you're going away for a short break," Susanna, 47, told him. Piers replied:

Accused serial killer’s methods eerily match Stephen King story

In Stephen King’s macabre short story “The Lawnmower Man,” a sex-crazed landscaper murders and dismembers the suburban homeowner who hires him to cut his overgrown lawn. The tale ends when detectives arrive and end up trying to gather up the victim’s remains, which are scattered in a backyard birdbath

Suspected serial killer had man tied up during arrest

The landscaper accused of slaying five men and hiding their bones in large planters had a man tied up in his apartment at the time of his arrest, according to a new report. Toronto cops surveilling Bruce McArthur saw a young man enter the home on Jan. 18 and,

Police search gardens for alleged serial killer victims

TORONTO — Toronto police said Monday they are hunting through backyard gardens and planters across the city for possible victims of a landscaper accused of killing at least five people and suspected of more slayings. Bruce McArthur was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the deaths of three men,

The battle over Charles Manson’s body is getting weird

LOS ANGELES — The fight for the corpse of Charles Manson was thrown out of a Los Angeles court Friday, as another potential heir stepped into the case and the grandson of the cult leader made an emotional plea to a judge. In a hearing to determine the venue

Florida to seek death penalty in Tampa serial killings

TAMPA, Fla. — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a 24-year-old man suspected of randomly killing four people and terrorizing a Florida neighborhood for several months. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren announced the decision during a Tuesday morning news conference in Tampa. Howell Emanuel Donaldson III is charged

Shell casings, cell phone led police to suspected serial killer

The former St. John’s basketball player suspected of being the serial killer in four Tampa murders was linked to the crimes through shell casings and cell phone data, according to a report. Howell Emanuel “Trai” Donaldson III, 24 — a walk-on player in the 2011-12 season for the Red

Alleged serial killer left bloody message near victim: cops

A suspected serial killer in Florida allegedly scrawled a bloody message near one of his victims while on his killing spree, according to reports. Police said Nathaniel Petgrave, 22, marked the murder scene in Fort Lauderdale with the number “4” and words “Stop Wait Time” in the blood of

Tampa fears a serial killer is on the loose

TAMPA, Fla. — Police escorted children to school Monday and a city bus changed up its usual route as a neighborhood near downtown Tampa feared a serial killer may be on the loose. In the last two weeks, three people have been shot to death within a 1-mile radius in the

John Wayne Gacy “fan’ leads cops to his mom’s corpse

An Alabama man charged with murdering his mother after her body was found inside a barrel buried beneath the front porch of her home may have been inspired by notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy, investigators say. Nathaniel George Sebastian, 32, remains held at a jail in Mobile County on charges

“Son of Sam’ killer: I thought I was appeasing “the devil’

NEW YORK — The “Son of Sam” killer who terrorized New York 40 years ago says he thought he was doing something “to appease the devil.” David Berkowitz told CBS News in an interview broadcast Friday that he “surrendered to those very dark forces” when he killed six people and wounded

Cops celebrated Son of Sam bust with boozy bash

The Summer of Sam ended 40 years ago with a boozy bash at police headquarters — courtesy of a mayoral “amnesty’’ that lifted the no-liquor policy there for just that night. David Berkowitz was sitting handcuffed and grinning like a loon in the Chief of Detective’s Office conference room on the

These clues could have stopped 'Son of Sam'

On July 31, 1977 — 40 years ago Monday — David Berkowitz struck his last victims at the corner of Shore Parkway and Bay 14th Street in Bath Beach, Brooklyn. There, Robert Violante and Stacy Moskowitz, both 20, were out on their first date after meeting a few days earlier

“Black Widow’ confesses to killing her lover — then takes it back

A 70-year-old Japanese woman dubbed the “Black Widow” confessed to killing one of her lovers – then recanted because she has dementia, according to reports. Chisako Kakehi, who’s on trial for murdering three men and trying to kill a fourth, testified Monday that she offed her partner in 2013 for his

The shocking moment police rescue woman from a serial killer

Chilling video shows the police rescue of a South Carolina woman who had been chained to the wall of a shipping container by a confessed serial killer. Sparks fly as Spartanburg sheriff’s officers cut through the container’s metal doors last November. They walk to the back of the cluttered space to