Closing arguments begin in LA 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer trial

May 3, 2016

Closing arguments begin in LA 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer trial

The “Grim Sleeper” trial was nearly over Monday after months of testimony about a serial killer targeting black women during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic on the south side of Los Angeles. Lonnie Franklin Jr., 63, faces the death penalty if convicted of killing ...

Mar 24, 2016

'Black widow' likely to plead not guilty to cyanide murders

A woman dubbed the “black widow,” who is accused of murdering her husband and other partners with cyanide, is expected to plead not guilty to all charges in her upcoming trial, sources close to the matter said. Documents submitted by lawyers for 69-year-old defendant ...

Brazilian admits killing 41 people 'for fun'

Dec 12, 2014

Brazilian admits killing 41 people 'for fun'

A Brazilian man accused of stabbing a woman to death in a Rio suburb has confessed to have murdered 41 people, almost all of them women, “for the fun of it,” police said Thursday. “He wanted to kill women — white women, not black ...

Oct 17, 2014

Brazilian arrested in 39 serial killings

Brazilian police said Thursday they have arrested a suspected serial killer who admits to slaying 39 people in a four-year killing spree, including 16 young women. “He was arrested Tuesday night after a 70-day investigation and Wednesday admitted to slaying 39 people since 2011, ...

Pakistan brothers imprisoned for eating dead baby

Jun 12, 2014

Pakistan brothers imprisoned for eating dead baby

A Pakistani court on Wednesday sentenced two brothers to 11 years in jail for eating a dead baby in a case that has shocked the country, a year after they were freed over a similar offense. Farman Ali and his brother, Mohammad Arif, were ...

Moors murderer says insanity was 'method acting'

Jun 27, 2013

Moors murderer says insanity was 'method acting'

One of Britain’s most notorious killers, Moors murderer Ian Brady, on Tuesday spoke publicly at length for the first time since 1966, claiming he faked mental illness in order to be moved to a hospital. The 75-year-old, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and ...