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10-Year-Old Boy Charged With Killing Elderly Woman

AP | Posted 10.15.2014 | Crime

TYLER HILL, Pa. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy apparently angry that a 90-year-old woman had yelled at him held a cane against her throat and repeatedly p...

At Least A Third Of All Women Murdered In The U.S. Are Killed By Male Partners

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen & Alissa Scheller | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women

It's a sobering fact. At least one third of all female homicide victims in the U.S. are killed by male intimate partners -- husbands and ex-husb...

Brazil's Killing Fields

Robert Muggah | Posted 09.10.2014 | Crime
Robert Muggah

Brazil is the world's murder capital. Its grisly toll cannot be put down to a so-called culture of violence. To the contrary: These preventable deaths are a result of policy failures. Brazil's violent crime wave can be reversed.

The All-Too-Common Story of an Extraordinary Young Man

Tamara Duricka Johnson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Tamara Duricka Johnson

I've had a slew of thoughts rushing through my head these last few days. I've cried the mother's wail. I've scrolled through old pictures in disbelief of this new reality. Mostly I've sat in shocked silence.

David Lohr

Rural Community's First Double Homicide Puzzles Family, Police

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.16.2014 | Crime

In 2005, an unknown intruder brutally murdered Terry and Darleen Anderson. The crime –- LaGrange County, Indiana's first double homicide –-- shock...

The Media Conundrum of Suicide: Why We Must Cover Them But Why We Can't

Judy Farah | Posted 10.13.2014 | Media
Judy Farah

Most people don't realize that there are nearly twice as many deaths by suicide each year than death by homicide in the United States, but journalists for generations have been told not to cover suicides. And worse yet, several studies have shown the more we cover them, we might encourage copycats.

School Counselor's Family 'Will Never Get Over' Her Murder

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.05.2014 | Crime

Maggie Daniels' family said in a written statement that the popular North Carolina school counselor's slaying has left them devastated. "Our lives ...

Mom, 10-Year-Old Foster Daughter Found Slain

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

The deaths of a woman and young girl whose bodies were discovered in a New Jersey apartment last week have been ruled homicides, police said. The v...

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.