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David Lohr

Mom Allegedly Admits To Brutal Slaying Of 4-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

Police in Texas say a 25-year-old woman walked into a police station Monday and confessed to killing her 4-year-old daughter. Athens resident Staci...

Georgia Man's Beheading, Wife's Killing, Leaves Authorities Baffled

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — The unsolved beheading of a retiree and the killing of his elderly wife has so rattled their gated, lakeside Georgia community ...

Gregory Hale Killed Lisa Hyder; Dismembered, Ate Body, Officials Say

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 06.10.2014 | Crime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was charged over the weekend with dismembering the body of a woman and eating part of her corpse in a bizarr...

Man Who Planned 'Perfect Murder' Sentenced To 26 Years

David Lohr | Posted 05.02.2014 | Crime

An Australian man who prosecutors say authored a systematic plan to commit the "perfect murder," fell short of his goal, costing him more than just hi...

Police: NY Couple Killed Uncle Before Jumping Off Bridge

AP | Posted 05.01.2014 | Crime

SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend moved in with her uncle, stole from his bank accounts and then suffocated him before jumping to their...

This Country Has The Highest Murder Rate In The World

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

Everyone wants to live in a safe neighborhood. In many parts of the world, however, that's a luxury some people just don't have. A new report rele...

Alissa Scheller

Where Laws Intended To Protect Women Are Used Against Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Rennie Gibbs, a Mississippi woman, was 16 when she gave birth to a stillborn child in 2006. Although the baby was born with the umbilical cord wrapped...

David Lohr

Pennsylvania Mom's Brutal Murder An Enduring Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

When David Hibbs exited the school bus on April 19, 1991, he was anxious to find his mom. It was a sunny Friday afternoon in Bristol Township, Pa. -- ...

Prosecution's Case Is Weak in Oscar Pistorius Trial

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 05.21.2014 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

The Pistorius case presents no evidence of planning. To the contrary, if there is testimony that a heated argument preceded the murder, then that is more supportive of negligent homicide than premeditated murder.

David Lohr

Hailey Dunn's Mother Says Waiting On Daughter's Remains Is 'Pure Hell'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.14.2014 | Crime

It has been a year since authorities in Texas located the remains of Hailey Dunn and they have yet to make an arrest or to release the teen's remains ...

Car Plows Through Crowd at SXSW

Art Tavana | Posted 05.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Art Tavana

23 are injured, two reported dead, and five in critical condition following a hit and run on Red River Street near The Mohawk bar in Austin, Texas, during the South By Southwest film and music festival.

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

David Lohr

15-Year-Old Girl Charged As Adult In Fatal Stabbing Of 14-Year-Old Boy

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.20.2014 | Crime

A 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl was charged Thursday as an adult in the death of a 14-year-old boy. Amber Hellesten faces charges of murder, aggrav...

Woman Gets Life Term For Killing Friend, Cutting Baby From Womb

AP | Posted 02.21.2014 | Crime

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A woman convicted of killing her pregnant friend and cutting the baby from her womb was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison ...

David Lohr

Mystery Quilt May Help Solve 25-Year-Old Murder Case

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

California authorities are hopeful a handmade quilt found covering the body of Cathy Zimmer, a mother of two who was murdered 25 years ago, will final...

Murder-Suicide Leaves 4 Family Members Dead

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2014 | Crime

Feb 6 (Reuters) - A 68-year-old man killed his wife, daughter and 15-year-old granddaughter in a triple murder-suicide in a rural swath of northwest...

Murder Rate for Black Americans Is Four Times the National Average

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Here are a couple of facts that every American should be ashamed of: Black Americans are four times more likely to be murdered than the national average. What's more, four out of five black homicide victims are killed with guns.

Brazil's Undeclared War on Young Black Men

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Brazil is a vast, varied and amazing country of tremendous potential that is increasingly assuming a role on the international stage. But its potential will only be fully achieved when it ends the subtle and overt racism and the social exclusion behind the war on its young black men.

New York Man Admits To Partially Decapitating And Stuffing Friend In Closet

David Lohr | Posted 01.29.2014 | Crime

A New York man has admitted he killed a 35-year-old friend and neighbor during an argument, attempted to chop up his body with an axe and hid it in hi...

Arizona Stockbroker Faces Sentencing In Ex-wife's Slaying

AP | Posted 01.24.2014 | Crime

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A Prescott stockbroker convicted of killing his ex-wife could spend the rest of his life in prison. Prosecutors say Steven D...

Authorities Suspect Murder-Suicide In Fort Hood Deaths

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Army investigators suspect murder-suicide in the deaths of the husband and two children whose bodies were found in a home at...

David Lohr

Man Allegedly Confessed To Girlfriend's Slaying In Suicide Note,

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Hawaii have claimed that Brittany-Jane Royal's boyfriend confessed to her murder in the pages of a notebook found in a lava field by hi...

The Sad Irony of Homicide Solvability

Dr. Michael J. Jenkins | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime
Dr. Michael J. Jenkins

If witnesses are unwilling to talk to police, then no increase in the number of investigators will close these cases. The police responsibility, then, is to earn the respect and cooperation of citizens in the neighborhoods where these homicides occur.

Cold Weather and Homicides in Chicago

Tio Hardiman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Some people believe that the cold weather can actually play a role in halting homicides and shootings in Chicago because most people are indoors. However, this is far from the truth. If we do not change the thinking of violent individuals then you can expect more homicides no matter the weather.

Police: Murder Suspect Accidentally Shot Himself

David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Washington State say they have arrested a murder suspect who accidentally shot himself when he mistakenly thought he was getting pulled...