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Two of three suspects arrested in slayings of Marin County teens

Novato - Two teenage suspects being sought in a deadly attack in normally bucolic western Marin County were arrested Thursday and charged with killing two high school students and seriously injuring a third.

U.S. killer's gun sells for $250,000: auctioneers

New York - A Florida neighborhood watchman has sold for $250,000 the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, auctioneers said.

Prank bids drive US killer's gun auction to $65mn

Washington - Bidding for the gun used by a Florida neighborhood watchman to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin hit $65 million Friday, as hoax buyers appeared to jack the controversial sale to astronomical levels.

Suspect in Bay Area murders said to agree to guilty plea

San Rafael - One of three young drifters charged with killing a hiker in Marin County and a backpacker in Golden Gate Park last year has agreed to a plea deal to testify against the other two, officials said Monday.

German 'house of horrors' couple tortured, killed 2 women: Police

Berlin - A German couple lured women to their village home with personal contact ads, then trapped, tortured and killed at least two of them, authorities said Tuesday.

Double murder suspect extradited from Hong Kong to US: Police

Hong Kong - A Chinese national arrested in Hong Kong for allegedly murdering his two teenage nephews in the United States has been extradited back to the US, city police said on Sunday.

Killer of Dutch euthanasia minister sent to psychiatric unit

Den Haag - A Dutch man found guilty of murdering former health minister Els Borst because she helped to legalise euthanasia was Wednesday sentenced to detention in a psychiatric unit, judges said.The man, only known as Bart U.

German lethal injection nurse a suspect in 24 more deaths

Berlin - A German male nurse jailed for life last year for murdering two patients with a potent heart drug is a suspect in at least 24 more deaths, police said Wednesday.The man, identified only as Niels H.

Mother who wanted ghost photos of dead child charged with murder

Fayetteville - A photographer took photos of Jeanie Ditty, who lost her two-year-old daughter. The photographer superimposed her Ditty's daughter, Macy, into pictures with her mother, who is now charged with murdering the girl.

California father accused of killing son because he was gay

North Hills - The 69-year-old father was taken into custody after the bodies of his son and wife were found at their LA area home. The District Attorney's office announced they believe the son was killed because he was gay.

Bereaved relatives fear Italy nurse 'may have killed others'

Rome - Italian investigators have widened a probe into a nurse suspected of being a serial killer following pressure from relatives of people died at a Tuscan hospital, media reports said Saturday.

Italian nurse arrested as hospital serial killer

Rome - An Italian nurse has been arrested on suspicion of being a serial killer who administered fatal doses of a blood-thinning drug to 13 intensive care patients in less than two years.

'I recognised just the tip of his nose': Mother of murdered Italian student

Rome - The mother of murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni, tortured to death in Egypt in January, told Italy's parliament Tuesday she had only recognised 'the tip of her son's nose' when identifying his body.

Italy unhappy with Egyptian explanation of student's death

Rome - Italy has cast doubt on Egypt's explanation for the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni, after Egyptian police said he was the victim of a criminal gang after they had killed four gang members and found his passport among them.

Egypt police link killed gang members to murder of Italian student

Egypt - Egyptian police said Thursday they had found those responsible for the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni, after killing four members of a criminal gang and finding the victim's wallet at one of their apartments.

Egypt vows to shed light on 'tortured' Italian student death

Rome - Egypt's president on Wednesday vowed to do everything he could to shed light on the death of a young Italian student whose badly mutilated body was found in Cairo.

Italy offers to help Egypt probe murder

Cairo - Italy's chief prosecutor Giuseppe Pignatone on Monday offered Rome's assistance in the Egyptian investigation into the murder of an Italian graduate student after his abduction in Cairo.

Messi or Ronaldo? Indian argument ends in murder charge

Mumbai - Indian police said Monday a man has been charged with murdering his friend after a heated argument over whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's best footballer.

11 people slain on outskirts of San Salvador

Sansalvador - Eleven people were found slain in a town on the outskirts of San Salvador, including eight workers at an electric plant, police said on Thursday.

Indian man kills 14 members of his family with knife: Police

Mumbai - A 35-year-old man killed 14 members of his family including six children with a butcher's knife before committing suicide in India, with police baffled Sunday about a motive for the attack.

Nemtsov allies seek murder masterminds a year after shooting

Moscow - A small group of volunteers arranges flowers at the makeshift shrine on a bridge just metres from the Kremlin where Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down a year ago.

Getting away with murder: Is Japan's low autopsy rate hiding killers?

Toukyo - Dubbed the "Black Widow" after the mate-eating spider, Chisako Kakehi awaits trial: Initially arrested on suspicion of murdering eight lovers for insurance payouts, her case is notorious in Japan as much for its body count as the shortcomings of the in...

Captain guilty in Nicaraguan shipwreck that killed 13

Managua - The captain of a tourist boat that overturned in bad weather off Nicaragua's Caribbean coast killing 13 was found guilty of manslaughter Friday, judicial sources said.

Dutch man killed ex-minister 'over euthanasia,' court told

Den Haag - A Dutch man accused of murdering a former health minister has admitted to the killing, saying he was on a "divine mission" because of her role in legalising euthanasia, Dutch media said Thursday.

Texas man arrested in fatal road rage shooting

Arlington - Police in Arlington, Texas have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the death of a 26-year-old woman who was shot while driving on Interstate 30.

U.S. double murder suspect held in Hong Kong says he is ill

Hong Kong - A Chinese national arrested in Hong Kong and accused of murdering his two teenage nephews in the United States was taken to hospital on Monday after complaining he is "muddle-headed".

S.F. waterfront slaying suspect claims 2015 killing was accident

San Francisco - The suspect in what seems to have been a random slaying on the San Francisco waterfront has asked for the most serious charge against him — second-degree murder — to be dismissed.

Teen arrested after 'confessing' boyfriend's murder on Facebook

Hemet - Nakasia James, the young woman who eluded sheriff's officials for over a week after allegedly confessing on Facebook to murdering her boyfriend was apprehended Sunday evening, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's booking records.

Making a Murderer: 5 important updates about Steven Avery case

You finished Netflix's hit documentary series Making a Murderer and are now hungry for the latest Steven Avery news. Below are five important updates, and note they may contain spoilers for those who haven't finished watching the doc.

Senegalese man arrested over American's death in Florence

Rome - Ashley Olsen, the American found strangled and naked in her Florence flat, was killed by an illegal immigrant from Senegal she met in a nightclub, the prosecutor in charge of the case said Thursday.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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An official police photograph of Raoul Moat, who committed suicide during a stand off.
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Rapper Earl Hayes
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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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A CCTV picture released by the police in the hunt for Stephen Farrow, who on November 2, 2012, was convicted of two sickening murders.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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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The Palace of Justice in Lima, Peru where Van der Sloot was charged with murder.
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The double-DNA knife
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SIGHT: Visitors can be seen at Pier 14, a public walking pier on the San Francisco waterfront north of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
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Rosario Porto detained by police in the murder of her adopted daughter Asunta.
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A photograph of 13 year old Amanda (Milly) Dowler who disappeared in March 2002; her skeletal remains were found in woodland six months later.
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The alleged perpetrators of the crime are Zakieya Latrice Denise Avery and Monifa Sanford
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