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Woman Charged with Murder After She Allegedly Slipped Prison Inmate Drugs ‘as the Two Exchanged a Kiss’
A woman is charged with second-degree murder because she allegedly slipped a prison inmate some drugs several months ago. Tennessee authorities blame Rachal Dollard, 33, for Joshua Brown dying after he swallowed some meth. “In February, Dollard was observed passing drugs to inmate Joshua Brown as the two exchanged a...
A woman who allegedly murdered her husband is missing. Deputies in McDonald and Benton Counties in Arkansas are looking for Dawn Renee Wynn, 49. She faces trial for second-degree murder and armed criminal action, accused of shooting husband Harold Lee Wynn, 51, in the back of the head while he was asleep in bed.
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An Indiana woman and firefighter’s widow has been charged in connection with her late husband’s 2019 shooting death. Elizabeth Fox-Doerr, 50, stands accused of murder and conspiracy to commit murder over the death of 41-year-old Evansville firefighter Robert Doerr, who was killed on his own property. Charged alongside the widow is convicted murderer Larry Richmond Sr., 42, who is currently incarcerated on four federal weapons charges.
A South Dakota man was sentenced to life in prison earlier this week for shooting and killing his wife’s grandmother last fall. Mitch LeRoy Caffee, 39, previously pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter in the first degree and one count of aggravated assault over the Oct. 24, 2021 slaying of 90-year-old Lorraine Redman and concomitant assault of his wife, Kathren Caffee.
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Wendy’s Employee Now Faces Murder Case After Punching Customer Who Complained About Food Order: Cops
A Wendy’s employee accused of hitting a man now faces a homicide case after the assault victim died from his injuries, police said. The new charge against defendant Antoine Kendrick, 35, is second-degree murder, according to cops in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on Monday. Officers have identified the victim as...
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Woman Caught Getting ‘Very Excited’ About Prospect of Dumping Estranged Husband’s Body in the Ocean Convicted in Murder-for-Hire Plot
A 48-year-old woman from Tallahassee, Florida, was convicted by a federal jury on Friday in a murder-for-hire plot against her estranged husband, the Department of Justice announced. Federal prosecutors said and a jury concluded that Gretchen Buselli, also known as Gretchen Yarbrough, used a cell phone to solicit an assassin...
A driver ran over a man, then got out of the vehicle to stomp on the victim’s head, according to cops. Officers identified the suspect as John Lagana, 61, and the slain man as Christopher Heimer, 63. “No one deserves to go out the way he did,” Heimer’s next-door...
Vegan Mom Convicted of Murdering 18-Month-Old Son by ‘Severe Malnutrition and Dehydration’ Reportedly Fails to Get New Trial
A vegan mother convicted of murdering her toddler son, who died of “starvation and extreme lack of care,” has reportedly lost her bid for a new trial in Lee County, Florida. After two recent sentencing delays, Sheila O’Leary still didn’t learn her fate on Monday for Ezra O’Leary’s...
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Alaska Man Sentenced to Nearly a Century’s Worth of Prison Time for His Role in 2016 Execution of 16-Year-Old Boy in the Woods
A 21-year-old from Palmer, Alaska, convicted alongside three others in the 2016 kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old David Grunwald was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 105 years in prison with 30 of those years suspended. Bradley Renfro, also 16 years old at the time of the killing, was found...
Louisiana Mother Charged in Infant Daughter’s Hot Car Death Allegedly Left the 6-Month-Old in an SUV for Hours
A Louisiana mother is accused of leaving her 6-month-old daughter in an SUV for hours. The child, Carissa Lewis, succumbed to a heat-related death, according to a preliminary determination reported by KPLC. Her mother Ivy L. Lee, 22, was arrested on a second-degree murder charge in the baby’s death.
A Texas man has pleaded guilty to murdering a young woman who was considered missing for years. Carlos Rodriquez, 29, took an open plea in the Monday hearing, however, according to KAMC. That means he did not reach a deal with prosecutors. He faces up to life in prison for killing Zoe Campos, 18. The minimum sentence is five years.
Speaking from Jail, Tennessee Man Denies Beating Pharmacist Wife to Death During Tragic Fiji Honeymoon
A man charged with beating his wife to death on their honeymoon is denying that he committed the crime. Speaking from a jail in Fiji, defendant Bradley Robert Dawson, 38, told ABC News in a Thursday report that he and Christe Chen Dawson, 39 “never had any physical arguments in [their] relationship.”
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