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Mother of 4 Killed in Road-Rage Shooting

Oakland man Luis Lopez Gallegos says he is now a widower with four children to raise—just because someone didn't like the way he drove. In what police are probing as a road-rage attack, 30-year-old Perla Avina was shot dead Sunday afternoon as the couple drove home from a supermarket,...

Missouri Man Gets Last-Minute Stay of Execution

The US Supreme Court has granted a last-minute stay of execution Missouri man who killed a woman and her two children, citing concerns that his legal counsel was ineffective. Mark Christeson, 35, was scheduled to die by injection a minute after midnight at the state prison in Bonne Terre. The...

Scientists Link 2 Genes to Violent Behavior

A new study might be inching us closer to the possibility that the worst criminals can blame their behavior on bad genes. In the study of 900 convicts in Finland, researchers found that those with mutated forms of two genes were 13 times more likely to have a history of...

Cops: We Busted Crook. Her Name Is 'Crook'

Much like a guy named "John Pirate" probably shouldn't try to make a living terrorizing the high seas, someone with the surname "Crook" raises eyebrows when they turn to a life of crime. California cops say they arrested one Josephine Crook on Friday on suspicion of commercial burglary after she...

Boston Bombing Suspect's Pal Lied to FBI: Jury

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted today of two counts of lying to FBI investigators about the 2013 attack, the AP reports. Robel Phillipos, now 21, was accused of lying to agents about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room on April 18, 2013—three days after...

School Shooter Sent Selfie With Gun to Ex

Jaylen Fryberg not only supposedly texted his victims to ask them to lunch on Friday—he also sent a text to his ex-girlfriend not long before the shooting that showed him holding a gun, a law enforcement official tells CNN. An anonymous source tells Radar that Jaylen "sent a picture...

15 Ex-Judges Try to Halt Missouri Execution

Mark Christeson is scheduled to die in Missouri at a minute after midnight tomorrow, but no fewer than 15 former state and federal judges are seeking a stay of execution on the basis that his lawyers were terrible. The two court-appointed public defenders who represent Christeson were 117 days late...

Sorry Robber Returns to Crime Scene, Hours Later

Police in Northern California say a man robbed a gas station only to return hours later to give the money back and apologize. Eureka Police Sgt. Steve Watson said yesterday that 23-year-old Cyle Abbott Jr. told officers he needed cash to leave town for a fresh start, but then realized...

Sheriff: School Shooter Invited Victims by Text

A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators say today. Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary says at a news conference that the five students were at a lunch...

European Student Opens Fire in Classroom

A 15-year-old student shot and killed his teacher during class today in a town in southern Estonia—the first known school shooting in the European nation. Four other students were in the classroom at Paalalinna School in the town of Viljandi, a police spokeswoman says. She adds that the shooter...

Guy Kills 3-Year-Old in Game of 'Gun Tag'

Loaded guns, booze, and a toddler proved tragic in Montana last week when a 26-year-old man who said he was playing "gun tag" with a 3-year-old at a home north of Missoula shot and killed the boy. Galen Hawk had been drinking whiskey and alcoholic lemonade when he chased after...

2nd Victim of Marysville School Shooter Dies

One of the four students shot and injured by classmate Jaylen Fryberg Friday afternoon has lost her fight for life. Gia Soriano, 14, had been in critical condition with a head wound suffered in the attack at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle, reports CNN. "We are devastated by this...

The IRS Seizes Bank Accounts Without Proving Guilt

Carole Hinders was successfully running a Mexican restaurant in Iowa when IRS agents gave her the bad news: They were seizing her $33,000 checking account. She had committed no crime, but raised suspicions by repeatedly depositing amounts lower than $10,000 in her bank. And Hinders isn't alone, the...

Reeva's Mom: Pistorius Never Slept With My Girl

Reeva Steenkamp's mother says the 29-year-old South African model "was scared to take the relationship to the next level" with Oscar Pistorius, so she never slept with the man who eventually killed her, the Sunday Times reports via the Daily News. In the memoir Reeva: a Mother's Story, June Steenkamp...

Woman Busted With $70K— in Her Stomach

Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase. The spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the money in the woman's stomach was divided up among 16 capsules and the cash...

Girl, 5, Wins $500K Settlement in Latest Hot-Coffee Suit

The hot-coffee (and cider ) lawsuits keep rolling in. In the latest case, parents sued a Denny's location in Angola, New York, after their one-year-old daughter was burned by coffee. The now-5-year-old girl's case has been settled for at least $500,000. Parents Jose Adames and Sally Irizarry argue that...

Deputy Killed 26 Years to the Day His Father Was

The one-man rampage yesterday that left two California deputies dead has a sad side note: One of the deputies was killed 26 years to the day that his father, also a deputy, died in the line of duty, reports the Los Angeles Times. Placer County detective Michael David Davis Jr....

School Shooter Near Seattle Shot 2 Cousins

Two of the five classmates that 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg shot yesterday at his high school near Seattle were his cousins, reports CNN. Nate Hatch, 14, and Andrew Fryberg, 15, remain in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the head, reports KOMO-TV. "All three of them are cousins, and they live...

Suspect Held After 3 California Deputies Shot

An assailant shot and killed a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and wounded two other deputies and a bystander today during a series of shootings that spanned more than 30 miles through two California counties. After a search in the Sierra Nevada foothills this afternoon, a suspect has been taken into...

Remains IDed as Hannah Graham's

Medical officials have confirmed that remains found last week belong to missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, the Daily Progress reports. Police have notified her parents. "When we started this journey together, we all hoped for a happier ending," they say in a statement, per CNN. "Sadly, that was...

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