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David Lohr
A former senior investigative crime writer for CourtTV’s Crime Library, David also worked as a crime writer for Investigation Discovery, TLC and AOL News. He has been writing about crime and criminals for nearly 20 years. For more on David Lohr or to contact him, visit:

Entries by David Lohr

James Horn Manhunt: Sex Offender Accused Of Keeping Ex-Girlfriend In Locked Box Now Wanted in Double Homicide

(10) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 2:52 PM

A Missouri sex offender wanted in a manhunt for allegedly holding his former girlfriend in a locked wooden box, is now accused of killing the woman and her son.

James Horn Jr., of Sedalia, has been named the prime suspect in the slaying of 46-year-old Sandra Kay Sutton and 17-year-old...

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Tipster Alerts Police To 'Rocket-Propelled Grenade' Attack On 'Norman Rockwell' Town

(2) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 5:20 PM

Authorities in Florida made two arrests and confiscated a cache of weapons and drugs after receiving a tip that two men were planning to attack a police department, church and youth camp, with a "rocket-propelled grenade launcher."


"They certainly had the means to carry out a...

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Help Pours In For Clarence Blackmon, Starving Veteran Who Called 911

(55) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 2:59 PM

A 911 call from an elderly cancer patient seeking help because he had no food triggered an outpouring of support from across the country.

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"I've been receiving cards and packages and people have been showing up at my door with bags of groceries," Clarence Blackmon...

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Giggles The Pig Runs For Mayor Against 2 Convicted Felons

(53) Comments | Posted May 16, 2015 | 2:42 PM

Politics in Flint, Michigan, got a whole lot dirtier with the announcement that Giggles the pig has put her curly tail into the ring as candidate for mayor against two convicted felons, including one who served nearly 20 years for murder.

"If she wins, they'll have to build her a...

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Louisiana Motor Home Crash Caught On Dash Cam( WATCH)

(93) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 9:24 AM

A truck driver with a camera attached to the dashboard of his 18-wheeler, captured a shocking motor home crash in Louisiana this week.

According to the Louisiana State Police, 30-year-old Jonathan Mendel, of Metairie, was driving his semi on Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish on Monday, when his dash camera...

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Attorney Jay Clothier's Crude Domestic Violence Joke On T-Shirt Sparks Uproar

(29) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 1:52 PM

Michigan attorney Jay Clothier is under fire for creating a T-shirt with the name and URL of his law firm on one side and a crude joke about domestic violence on the back.

"You say domestic violence I say spousal discipline," the lawyer's shirt proclaims.

"It's a deliberate attack...

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North Carolina Authorities Help Elderly Cancer Patient Who Calls 911 For Food

(206) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 5:40 PM

Clarence Blackmon called 911 for help Tuesday not because he was in need of police assistance or medical treatment, but because hunger had driven him to do so.

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"What I need is someone to get to the grocery store and bring me some food, because...

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John Brant Accused Of Killing, Dismembering His Future Mother-In-Law

(12) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 5:40 PM

A Colorado man accused in the killing and dismemberment of his future mother-in-law (pictured below) said he's not a violent person.

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"I was pushed, man," John Brant allegedly told detectives with the Englewood Police Department on Saturday, according to an arrest affidavit.

"I'm really not...

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Intoxicated New York School Bus Driver Mary Coletti Crashed With 35 Students On Board: Police

(12) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 3:24 PM

A New York school bus driver is accused of drunken driving after crashing a bus carrying 35 students into a telephone pole on Monday.

New York State Police arrested 56-year-old Mary Coletti, of Cortlandt Manor, after the crash. Cortlandt Manor is a hamlet located in the Town of Cortlandt, in...

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INCREDIBLE ESCAPE: Peyton Phan, 4, Bails Out Of Moving Vehicle To Escape Carjacker

(10) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 9:36 AM

Authorities say a 4-year-old California boy narrowly escaped serious injury over the weekend when he jumped from a moving vehicle during a carjacking.

Peyton Phan and his mother, Hahn Tran, were visiting relatives in Stockton on Sunday, when she placed him in the back of her Honda Civic. Prior to...

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Thomas Edison's Talking Dolls Will Haunt Your Dreams (LISTEN)

(13) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 3:20 PM

Long before the masters of horror were using dolls in movies to scare the bejesus out of us, Thomas Edison unwittingly created one of the first -- and perhaps most terrifying -- talking dolls known to man.

Meet the Edison Talking Doll:

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Designed in...

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Shooting Reported At Pennsylvania Shopping Plaza

(53) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 10:24 AM

Pennsylvania police are searching for an active shooter at a shopping plaza in Rostraver Township after he shot and killed one person on Monday morning.

According to local outlet, the shooting occurred inside Minniti Motor Sports at the Tri-County Plaza. The county coroner told the...

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FAIL: Principal Suspended, Sheriff's Deputy Fired And 100 Students Banned From Graduation After Extreme Prank

(156) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 3:24 PM

An extreme senior prank has resulted in the firing of a sheriff's deputy, the suspension of a high school principal and the banning of 100 students from their graduation ceremony.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, students at Sequoyah High School in Madisonville urinated on walls, let chickens and...

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Sheriff Charged In Real Estate Agent's Shooting Was 'Practicing Police Tactics'

(23) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 1:39 PM

A Georgia sheriff has been charged in connection with the questionable shooting of a real estate agent.

According to the Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office, Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill faces a misdemeanor count of reckless conduct in the shooting of Gwenevere McCord. The 43-year-old real estate agent...

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Jose Caballero And Elissa Alvarez Must Register As Sex Offenders After Sex On Crowded Beach

(683) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 4:11 PM

A Florida couple convicted of having sex on a crowded beach face up to 15 years behind bars and must register as sex offenders and for illicit public sexcapades.

A Manatee County jury on Monday deliberated for about 15 minutes, before finding 20-year-old Elissa Alvarez and 40-year-old Jose "Benny" Caballero...

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'Machete Or Axe' Might Have Been Used In Cat Dismemberment Slayings (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

(74) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 3:18 PM

Authorities in southwest Florida are investigating a bizarre series of cat killings and mutilations that have occurred in East Naples.

"I have lived in this neighborhood since 1994, and nothing like this has ever occurred," 60-year-old Terry Bolle told The Huffington Post on Tuesday.

Bolle's 6-year-old cat, Sophie, was the...

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Eric Frein Jury Pool Tainted By DA's 'Graphic' Re-Election Campaign: Lawyer

(14) Comments | Posted May 2, 2015 | 2:03 PM

Pointing to the district attorney's campaign materials and the considerable publicity surrounding the case, the attorney for accused cop killer Eric Frein wants his client’s trial moved to another county.

Michael Weinstein, the attorney defending Frein, said in court documents filed Friday that Pike County District Attorney Raymond...

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Michigan Shaken By 4.2-Magnitude Earthquake

(313) Comments | Posted May 2, 2015 | 1:36 PM

Residents of southwestern Michigan were unexpectedly shaken by a 4.2-magnitude earthquake Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first reports of the earthquake were circulated on social media around 12:30 p.m. EDT Saturday.

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Father-Son Duo Accused Of Stealing $72,000 In Health And Beauty Aids

(23) Comments | Posted May 2, 2015 | 10:44 AM

Rogaine, razors and pregnancy strips are just some of the more than $72,000 worth of health and beauty items an Oregon father and son are accused of stealing from stores in several states across the Northwest.

Police in Beaverton on Friday announced the arrest of 56-year-old Robert Stephen Ellwood and...

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James Horn Manhunt: Police Search For Man Accused Of Keeping Girlfriend Locked In Box

(32) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 3:17 PM

Authorities in Missouri are searching for a 47-year-old man who allegedly kept his girlfriend locked in a box for four months inside the house they shared.

James B. Horn Jr., of Sedalia, a city located roughly 90 miles southeast of Kansas City, has been on the run since Thursday, according...

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