Jackie Vandagriff, a 24-year-old nutrition major at the Texas Women’s University, was killed on September 14. The man suspected of her murder, 30-year-old Charles Bryant, was also being investigated for stalking and harassing an ex-girlfriend at the time.
On Friday, September 16, Terence Crutcher, a community college student and father of four, was shot to death by Tulsa police officers in the middle of the street. Video footage from a police helicopter reveals Crutcher to be approaching his SUV unarmed, with arms raised. He did not have a weapon in his possession.
On Saturday, 25-year-old Ryan Lawrence pleaded guilty to murdering his 21-month-old daughter. He indicated to authorities that he was envious of the attention she received after surviving eye cancer.
A man associated with a white supremacist prison gang is being charged with a hate crime after prosecutors say he deliberately ran over a black teenager. Russell Courtier and his girlfriend Colleen Hunt were both charged with the murder of Larnell Bruce, 19, in August; they face new hate crime enhancements, with…
A Pennsylvania woman was found shot to death in a barn Tuesday night after being kidnapped by her husband, who had a long and documented history of violence towards her. Kevin Ewing was previously charged with kidnapping Tierne Ewing in July, but was able to post bond and get out of jail. He was found alive, with a…
On Sunday, August 21, hundreds took to the streets in Istanbul, Turkey to condemn the murder of LGBTQ activist and transgender woman Hande Kader.
This year continues to be a dark one for animals (as well as humanity). On Tuesday, Busch Gardens in Tampa lost their beloved “ambassador animal” Pinky after she was grabbed and thrown to the ground by a park visitor.
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in jail for murder earlier in July, after appealing his five year sentence for manslaughter from 2014. No one seems happy with this outcome.
It wasn’t enough to watch Captain María LaGuerta ignore all the red flags season after season on Dexter until she met her inevitable fate. Now Lauren Vélez is playing another woman in authority who somehow doesn’t see what’s coming.
On Wednesday night, a police officer shot and killed Minnesota man Philando Castile as he sat in his girlfriend’s car with his seatbelt on, reaching for his ID. His girlfriend’s four-year-old daughter witnessed the murder from the backseat. This morning on CNN, Castile’s mother Valerie says she was prevented by police…
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to a relatively lenient six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, whose earlier manslaughter conviction was overturned so he could be re-tried on the more serious charge of murder, had faced up to 15 years, but Judge…
State investigators say a New York woman accused of killing her fiancé during a kayaking trip admitted to intentionally removing the plug from his kayak and then taking his paddle away. Angelika Graswald, 36, is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, and has pleaded not guilty.
Jo Cox, a 41-year-old member of Parliament, has reportedly died after being shot and stabbed in public Thursday morning by a man who reportedly shouted “Britain first” as he attacked her. Cox has publicly supported remaining in the European Union during Brexit, the ongoing debate over whether Great Britain should…
Colorado resident Ashley Marie Doolittle was reported missing on Thursday. Her car was discovered near a local reservoir. On Friday, her body was found.
The saga of the Oscar Pistorius case continues: in the middle of Wednesday’s resentencing hearing on charges that he murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the runner’s defense attorneys directed him in court to remove his prosthetic legs. Pistorius then walked through the courtroom on his residual limbs.
Police are searching for a Roswell, New Mexico man who is suspected of killing his wife and four young daughters on Saturday. Juan David Villegas-Hernandez may have been apprehended in Mexico, but authorities have yet to publicly confirm he is in custody.
Earlier this week, Alison Dadow was charged with murder in the death of her twin sister Ann after the two drove off a cliff on a winding highway in Hawaii. It was the tragic end to a bizarre tale of yoga, assumed names and alleged scams. On Wednesday, a judge dropped the murder charges against Dadow, but reports say…
An 18-year-old Pakistani woman was burned alive by her mother and brother on Wednesday, reportedly because she defied them by marrying a man she loved.
Christopher Plaskon, now 19, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the stabbing death of Maren Sanchez. Plaskon killed Sanchez in a school stairwell in April 2014 after she refused to be his prom date.
The family of a recent murder victim believes that his pet parrot might know the answer to the identity of the perpetrator that shot him.