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Woman Convicted of Conspiracy to Murder Twin Sister Is Granted Parole

Woman Convicted of Conspiracy to Murder Twin Sister Is Granted Parole

The Associated Press reports that a woman who has served nearly 20 years in prison for plotting the murder of her twin sister has been granted parole. Jeen “Gina” Han was dubbed the “evil twin” in the 1990s when she was convicted and sentenced to 26 years to life for conspira...
Mother Convicted of Killing Disabled Daughter Commits Suicide

Mother Convicted of Killing Disabled Daughter Commits Suicide

MSN.com reports that a woman who was convicted of killing her disabled daughter has apparently committed suicide. Bonny Liltz, 57, was found guilty in 2015 for killing her disabled adopted daughter and was found dead in her apartment in the Chicago area over Thanksgiving weekend. She was due to...
Youth Pastor Allegedly Kills Family on Thanksgiving

Youth Pastor Allegedly Kills Family on Thanksgiving

Fox News reports that Christopher Gattis, 58, of Virginia has been arrested and charged with three counts of first degree murder after allegedly fatally shooting his wife, stepdaughter and the stepdaughter’s boyfriend on Thanksgiving Day. Gattis, a youth pastor, was also charged with three ...
Former MSU and USA Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

Former MSU and USA Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

CNN reports that Larry Nassar, former doctor for the USA Gymnastics team, has pleaded guilty to seven first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. Nassar reportedly abused multiple women, some under the age of 13 and others between the ages of 13 and 15. A total of 125 victims reported the attacks ...
Connecticut Serial Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison

Connecticut Serial Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison

The Associated Press reports that William Devin Howell,47, of Hampton, Virginia, has been sentenced to life in prison for the random murders of seven victims in 2003 by a Connecticut state judge. Howell reportedly drove a van he called the “murder mobile.” Howell received six life sen...
Accused Terrorist in NYC Bike Path Attack Faces Multiple Murder Charges

Accused Terrorist in NYC Bike Path Attack Faces Multiple Murder Charges

The Associated Press reports that a New Jersey man was subject to a 22-count indictment after he allegedly killed eight people with a truck on a New York City bike path. The accused, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is a resident of Paterson. Charges include providing support to the Islamic State group, 12 c...
Ax-Wielding Man Indicted for Ex-Wife’s Murder

Ax-Wielding Man Indicted for Ex-Wife’s Murder

The Associated Press reports that a man accused of killing his ex-wife with an ax has been indicted on murder charges in Chalmette, Louisiana. Mark Owens, 56, is accused of attacking Kimberly Owens, 48, in September with an ax as she left home for work in September. Police searched for Owens shor...
Vermont Woman Sentenced to Life for Killing 4

Vermont Woman Sentenced to Life for Killing 4

Jody Herring, 43 was sentenced in Barre, Vermont to three 20-year-to-life sentences and one life sentence without the possibility of parole for killing a social worker and three of her family members in 2015, says MSN.com. Herring pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder and one count ...
Texas Man Gets Death Penalty for Killing 6 Campers

Texas Man Gets Death Penalty for Killing 6 Campers

Fox News reports that William Hudson, 35, of Tennessee Colony, has been sentenced to death for killing six people in a remote Texas campsite. The trial was held in Bryan, Texas, and the jury delivered the sentence after just 45 minutes of deliberations. The sentence comes a week after Hudson&rsqu...
PA Man Arrested for Killing Girlfriend

PA Man Arrested for Killing Girlfriend

CBS News reports that 34-year-old Christopher Ryan Tucker has been arrested for allegedly killing his 19-year-old girlfriend for saying “no” to his marriage proposal. The Philadelphia man, who lives in Albany township, was arrested for the crime on November 1 and allegedly confessed to t...