California man charged with killing girlfriend, who remains missing

U.S. 09/05/19, 18:37

Southern California man jailed on suspicion of battering his girlfriend has been charged with killing the woman, who had been missing since July, prosecutors said. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday, Sept. 4, that Robert Anthony Camou, 27, of Monrovia, faces one count of murder. The charge comes ...

Woman charged with kidnapping, claims father sold child for $10,000

U.S. 09/02/19, 12:23

A woman brought in for questioning in connection with a Penn Hills toddler who disappeared over the weekend has been charged, but police are still searching for the missing toddler. Two-year-old Nalani Johnson was reported missing just after 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, by her father, Paul Johnson. He claimed his ...

Ohio police officer urinated on 12-year-old girl waiting for school bus while filming on cellphone, prosecutors say

U.S. 08/22/19, 07:37

An Ohio police officer is charged with attempted kidnapping, pandering obscenity, disseminating material harmful to juveniles, assault, endangering children, child enticement, interfering with custody, and public indecency for urinating on a 12-year-old girl who was waiting for her school bus and recorded the interaction, prosecutors said. The incident happened on Friday, ...

Cyprus court sentences serial killer to 7 life terms

Europe 06/24/19, 09:22

A Cyprus criminal court on Monday sentenced an army captain to seven life terms in prison after he pleaded guilty to the premeditated murder and kidnapping of seven foreign women and girls. In handing down the sentence, the three-judge panel said that Nicholas Metaxas appeared to have mounted a "campaign of ...

Police: Bodies of mom, son found where boy’s father cut wood

U.S. 06/17/19, 16:45

The bodies of an Oregon mother and her 3-year-old son have been found more than a month after they vanished, hidden in a forest where the boy's father cut wood, authorities said Monday. "Really good detective work" led authorities to find the bodies of Karissa and Billy Fretwell on Saturday in ...

Jury: Man held stepdaughter for 18 years, fathered 9 kids

U.S. 06/13/19, 12:52

A federal jury has convicted a 64-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children.Court records indicate jurors found Henri Michelle Piette guilty on June 6 of kidnapping and travel with intent to engage in sexual ...

Openings set at Illinois trial in slaying of Chinese scholar

U.S. 06/11/19, 23:31

Opening statements are set for Wednesday in the death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student charged with kidnapping, torturing and killing a visiting Chinese scholar, a case closely watched by Chinese students across the U.S.A federal judge moved the trial to Peoria in central Illinois after Brendt ...

Jury to be picked in man’s trial in Chinese scholar’s death

U.S. 06/11/19, 08:07

Jury selection is expected to wrap up in the trial of a former graduate student accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China.Brendt Christensen is charged in the 2017 death of Yingying Zhang. Her body was never found.Jury selection began June 3 in Peoria, Illinois. Opening ...

5-year-old girl allegedly slain by uncle to be laid to rest

U.S. 06/04/19, 00:29

A 5-year-old girl who police say was taken from her home and killed by her uncle is expected to be laid to rest at a funeral Tuesday.Elizabeth "Lizzy" Shelley disappeared May 25 and was found dead less than a block from her home after a wide-ranging five-day search.A service will ...

Man accused of helping run ‘El Chapo’ cartel due in US court

U.S. 05/29/19, 21:39

A Mexican man accused of running a death squad for convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was due in a Texas courtroom on Wednesday to face a raft of charges.U.S. prosecutors announced Tuesday that Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo had been extradited to Texas on 2012 charges of conspiracy to ...

Oregon man arrested after disappearance of mother, young son

U.S. 05/24/19, 20:51

Police in Oregon arrested a man Friday on suspicion of murder and kidnapping following the disappearance of a woman and their 3-year-old son. A search was continuing for the mother and son, but police had little hope they were alive. Karissa Fretwell, 25, of Salem and her son William haven't been heard ...

Man who kidnapped Jayme Closs could get life in prison

U.S. 05/24/19, 08:00

A Wisconsin man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents in a case that mystified authorities until the girl made a daring escape from the remote cabin where she was held for 88 days.Jake Patterson, 21, was scheduled to ...

Police checked kidnapping suspect’s room hours before arrest

Texas 05/21/19, 06:44

Authorities say police visited the motel room of a Texas man suspected of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl but didn't see the child, who was eventually found safe about two hours later.Michael Webb is charged with aggravated kidnapping after authorities say he snatched the girl as she walked with her mother ...

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