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NY cop gunman told bystanders to watch

New York - New York reeled after the murder of two uniformed cops by a man whom investigators say told bystanders to "watch what I'm going to do" just before the killings.

Two New York policemen 'assassinated'

New York - A gunman shot dead two uniformed New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack that followed weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men.

US war vet kills himself, murders family: officials

New York - A former US Marine and Iraq war veteran wanted for murdering his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead from self-inflicted stab wounds in woods near his home on Tuesday, prosecutors said.

U.S. search for Iraq war vet wanted for six murders

Philadelphia - U.S. police widened a manhunt Tuesday for an Iraq war veteran accused of murdering his ex-wife and five members of her family on a killing spree in the northeastern state of Pennsylvania.

Six dead in US shootings, manhunt for gunman

Philadelphia - Police were hunting for a gunman Monday suspected of killing six people and seriously wounding another in a series of shootings near the northeastern US city of Philadelphia.

Germany mourns student killed after defending teens

Berlin - Mourners in Germany stepped up their calls on Monday for the state to honour a young woman who was killed after defending two teenage girls from a group of aggressors at a fast food restaurant.A petition on the website change.

Killing of soldier Lee Rigby reveals UK intelligence failures

London - An inquiry into how Muslim extremists were able to murder a British soldier on the streets of London listed a string of intelligence failures Tuesday but said that only information held by an Internet company might have stopped the attack.

British banker fit to stand trial over Hong Kong murders

Hong Kong - A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women was Monday ruled fit to stand trial, but the case was delayed seven months for analysis of forensic evidence found with the victims' mutilated bodies in his Hong Kong apartment.

Op-Ed: Finally, is this the truth about Amanda Knox?

Judge Alessandro Nencini upheld Amanda Knox’s guilty conviction this year, and his 350-page official report has just been translated from Italian into English. So what does it tell us? Is this, finally, the truth about Knox?

Mass murderer Charles Manson to marry in prison

Los Angeles - He may not be everyone's idea of a good catch, but mass murderer Charles Manson has been granted a marriage license to wed a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison.

Turkish teen arrested for 'burying sister's boyfriend alive'

Denizli - A young Turkish man has been arrested on suspicion of burying alive a teenager who had a pre-marital relationship with his sister, reports said Monday.

Mob of doctors torture, kill suspected thief in India: Police

Kolkata - A mob of doctors killed a suspected thief at an Indian medical college in a gruesome case of vigilante justice, tying him up and slashing his penis with a razor, police said Monday.

'Grand Theft Auto' gang sows terror in Moscow

Moscow - Russia has been hunting a mysterious gang that has terrorised Moscow motorists in recent months with a series of murders resembling the violent video game Grand Theft Auto.

UK banker Jutting on double murder charge grins as leaves court

Hong Kong - A British banker charged with the grisly murder of two young women flashed a smile as he left a Hong Kong court Monday, after his case was adjourned for psychiatric evaluation.

Kenyan priest sentenced to death for Italian bishop's murder

Nairobi - A Kenyan Roman Catholic priest and four others were sentenced to death Thursday by a court in Nairobi for murdering an elderly Italian bishop almost a decade ago.

British banker in court over grisly Hong Kong double murder

Hong Kong - A British banker appeared in a Hong Kong court on Monday charged with the grisly murder of two women whose bodies were found in his upmarket apartment, one of them decomposing in a suitcase.

British banker to appear in Hong Kong court charged with double murder

Hong Kong - A British banker will appear in a Hong Kong court Monday to face murder charges after the grim discovery of two women's bodies, including one in a suitcase, in his upmarket apartment, police said.

Hong Kong police grill British banker over double murder

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police were Sunday questioning a 29-year-old British financier who worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch after the grisly discovery of two female corpses, including one in a suitcase, in his upmarket apartment.

Alleged cop-killer caught after massive U.S. manhunt

Mount Pocono - A man accused of shooting dead a Pennsylvania state trooper was arrested after eluding capture for six weeks during a massive manhunt through mountains and dense forests, authorities said.

3-year-old Montana boy killed during game of 'gun tag'

Charlo - A Montana man is behind bars, charged with negligent homicide after fatally shooting a three-year-old boy during a game of "gun tag."

5th grader charged with strangling, beating 90-year-old to death

Damascus - A 10-year-old boy has been charged with criminal homicide and may be tried as an adult after he admitted to strangling and beating an elderly woman to death.

Was Hunter Thompson Murdered? Another Clue

[This is an update to the viral article: "Gun facts suggest Hunter S. Thompson was murdered," Digital Journal, September, 6, 2014]

Neighbours seek to give Jorge Interiano proper burial

Toronto - Jorge Interiano, 40, of Toronto was a friend to all in his West end neighbourhood. He lived in a bike shop after the owners took Jorge in, helping him out by cleaning his clothes and fixing him breakfast.

U.S. judge grants $41 mn settlement in Central Park rape case

New York - A U.S. federal judge has approved a $41 million settlement for five men wrongfully convicted for the brutal 1989 rape and attempted murder of a white jogger in New York's Central Park.

Harsh sentence handed down for Pennsylvania man

Lancaster - Ben Klinger will spend the next 30 to 60 years of his life behind bars following a particularly stiff sentencing from presiding Lancaster County Judge Margaret Miller.

Missouri man executed for murder, rape of college student in 1995

Bonne Terre - A 43-year-old Missouri man convicted of raping and strangling a college student in 1995 was executed August 6 as his family members and those of his victim watched.

Russia's role central to UK inquiry into Litvinenko death

London - Russia has a case to answer over the poisoning of former spy Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive tea in London, a British judge said Thursday, as he opened a public inquiry into the highly sensitive affair.

NRA's top lawyer was allegedly convicted of gun crimes in 1964

Fairfax - Bob Dowlut has been the general counsel for the NRA across several years. Now the man stands accused of hiding a past of violence. According to reports Dowlut murdered multiple people with a gun during his youth.

Op-Ed: Homeowner justified in shooting at allegedly pregnant intruder

Long Beach - An 80-year-old homeowner is beaten by burglars in his house. He manages to grab his gun and starts shooting. One of his assailants, while fleeing, yells that she is pregnant. She is hit and killed. Start the debate.

Britain to hold inquiry into ex-spy Litvinenko's death

London - Britain on Tuesday announced a public inquiry to identify those responsible for the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy who accused the Kremlin from his London deathbed of poisoning him with radioactive tea.
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Donald Neilson, the notorious Black Panther. This photograph was taken shortly after his arrest. Don't feel too sorry for him; the cuts and bruises resulted from resisting arrest. By the time he received them, he had murdered four people. After kidnapping two police officers at gunpoint, Neilson was set about by members of the public who helped subdue him.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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In some places, soiled diapers were a foot-and-a half deep on the floors.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum.
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Rafal Nowak, Anna Lagwinowicz and Tadevsz Dmytryszyn were all convicted at Bristol Crown Court of the murder of Catherine Wells-Burr.
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Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
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The Palace of Justice in Lima  Peru where Van der Sloot was charged with murder.
The Palace of Justice in Lima, Peru where Van der Sloot was charged with murder.
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Convicted murderer Lerone Michael Boye is currently unlawfully at large.
Convicted murderer Lerone Michael Boye is currently unlawfully at large.
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The house in Pleasant Grove  Utah  where the bodies of seven babies were found in the garage.
The house in Pleasant Grove, Utah, where the bodies of seven babies were found in the garage.
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The moment that the court found José Bretón guilty of the murder of his two children.
The moment that the court found José Bretón guilty of the murder of his two children.
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James Lee DiMaggio  suspected of kidnapping two children
James Lee DiMaggio, suspected of kidnapping two children
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed...
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum.
Double murderer Ahmad Otak.
Double murderer Ahmad Otak.
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Regina and Rolls say, murdered by their own father out of spite.
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Reo Thompson sentenced to 120 years in prison for murder.
Reo Thompson sentenced to 120 years in prison for murder.
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