By: Alexandra Chachkevitch and Peter Nickeas
The city recorded its 300th homicide this weekend and went on to record six others over a 60-hour period that saw 59 people shot, 13 fatally, from Friday afternoon through early Monday morning.
So far this year, about 1,800 people have been shot across the city and more than 200 of those wounded have died of their wounds, according to records kept by the Chicago Tribune. A total of 306 people have been killed this year by shooting, stabbing or other means, Tribune records show.
By: Sun-Times Media Wire
Seven people were killed and at least 35 others - including a 5-year-old girl - were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday night and Monday morning.
The weekend's latest homicide happened Sunday morning in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Raw Story
Author: TRAVIS GETTYS
A Texas man who admitted to killing his mother and raping her corpse clowned around for jurors who are considering his sentence.
Kevin Davis pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder, just as his trial began.
Prosecutors played a videotaped confession Tuesday to jurors, who heard the 18-year-old admit he tried to strangle Kimberly Hill with the power cord from a video game console on March 27, but when she did not stop screaming, he struck his mother’s head repeatedly with a hammer.
Davis told investigators on the recording that he stuck his hand into the open wound and moved her brain around to make sure she was dead, reported KZTV-TV.
Then, Davis told investigators, he raped his mother’s dead body.
“Guess I lost my virginity to a dead corpse,” Davis said.
The Moore Police Department says that a man beheaded a woman after a workplace dispute Thursday at a food distribution plant.
The suspect, 30-year-old Alton Nolen, beheaded a co-worker at Vaughan Foodsjust after 4 p.m. Thursday.
In a press conference Friday Moore Police Department Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said Nolen had just been fired by Vaughan Foods before attacking and beheading 54-year-old co-worker Colleen Hufford.
According to police, the suspect then stabbed another co-worker, 43-year-old Traci Johnson, at the business before being shot by an off-duty deputy and the COO of the company Mark Vaughan.
Source: Daily Mail
A 9-year-old boy has been fatally shot on Chicago's South Side, after he ran away from home while upset over not getting a cupcake.
Antonio Smith's mother, Brandi Murry, said Antonio had called her at work earlier on Wednesday asking about a treat, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
She told the 9-year-old she would be home soon and denied his request. Upset, he left the house about 3:45pm.
'He got mad because I didn’t give him what he wanted,' Murry, 34, told the Sun-Times.
About an hour later, he was being taken to the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, with gunshots to the chest.
Source: Charisma News
Author: RACHEL MARQUEZ/MOVIEGUIDE
It has long been said that poverty-stricken environments are a major factor leading to crimes committed by adolescents.
However, the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study, conducted by Cambridge University, suggests that crime among teenagers is influenced as much or more by their morals as it is by their environment, including their economic background.
According to the study, nearly half of adolescent crimes are committed by a miniscule 3.8 percent of teenagers. This group of teenagers averaged 278 offenses each over the course of the five-year study, which followed the teenagers from the age of 12 through 16.
Source: The Boston Globe
Police in Katmandu say a teenager in eastern Nepal committed suicide after her favorite team Brazil lost badly to Germany in the World Cup semifinals Tuesday.
Police said the 10th-grade student was depressed and hanged herself from the ceiling Wednesday morning in Bharaul village located 250 miles east of the capital.
The teenager was identified as Pragya Thapa.
Police said they were investigating and the body had been sent for autopsy.
Brazil lost, 7-1, to Germany in the semifinal match.
Author: Eliyokim Cohen
Latia Harris, 25, has been named in a criminal complaint accusing her of aggravated assault and two counts of making terroristic threats, according to a court filing. The brutal attack occurred Tuesday evening in an open field behind a McDonald’s in Salem, a southwestern New Jersey city.
Harris, pictured in the above driver’s license photo, was wearing her McDonald’s uniform as she punched, kicked, and spat on the 27-year-old victim, who was “covered in blood” when emergency service workers arrived at the scene (she was subsequently transported to a local hospital for treatment).
Source: The Freedom Press
Author: Nancy Turner
Pastor Umar Mulinde was born in Uganda to a Muslim family with his father being an area-Muslim leader. But after Mulinde converted to Christianity he was attacked for his new faith. Mulinde went on record to tell his story and issue a warning to America.
Source: Yahoo News
A fictional horror creature popularized by Internet memes is now linked to three violent crimes.
Get News Updates!