House party horror: Five dead after 'horrific' knife attack in Canada
The 22-year-old man accused of stabbing five young adults to death at a Calgary house party Tuesday will likely be remanded for a psychological assessment, police chief Rick Hanson tells CBC News.
Matthew de Grood has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of four men and a woman at a house in Brentwood in the city’s northwest.
De Grood had an initial meeting Tuesday before a justice of the peace by telephone from his hospital bed, where he has been kept over concerns about the state of his mental health, sources told CBC News.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.
Utah investigators are examining DNA from the babies to determine who the parents are, studying the bones to find out how long ago the babies died and interrogating family members and talking to neighbors in pursuit of clues about how she did it.
Huntsman, 39, acknowledged to police that she killed the babies, put them in plastic bags and then packed them inside boxes in the garage of her home south of Salt Lake City over a decade from 1996 to 2006.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.
Frazier Glenn Cross has been charged with one count of capital murder for the deaths of 14-year-old boy and his grandfather outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said at a news conference. Cross also faces one count of first-degree, premeditated murder for the death of a woman who was gunned down while visiting her mother at a nearby retirement complex.
The capital murder charge carries the death penalty as possible punishment, Howe said. Cross is being held on $10 million bond, and is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Johnson County District Court.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — After a central Minnesota man repeatedly shot a teen who entered his home, he dragged the boy's bloodied body into a basement workshop, authorities say, sat down — and waited.
When another teen began descending the stairway minutes later, Byron Smith fired again. The girl tumbled down the stairs and he shot her some more, including what he allegedly called "a good, clean finishing shot" into her head as she gasped for air, according to a criminal complaint.
It was Thanksgiving Day, 2012, and Smith, 65, left the teens' bodies in his basement overnight before asking a neighbor to call police, the complaint said.
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (AP) — A man in his 70s opened fire Sunday outside of a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community, killing three people, authorities said.
Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said at a news conference Sunday evening that a person who had been reported to be in critical condition earlier was among three killed in the attacks, which apparently occurred minutes apart.
"Today is a sad and very tragic day," Douglass said. "As you might imagine we are only three hours into this investigation. There's a lot of innuendo and a lot of assertions going around. There is really very little hardcore information."
A man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving a murder sentence was executed in Texas on Wednesday for fatally beating a former Baylor University history professor and attacking his wife more than 16 years ago. Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, 44, was lethally injected in the state's death chamber in Huntsville.
He was in the U.S. illegally when he was arrested for the October 1997 slaying of 49-year-old Glen Lich, who just 10 days earlier had entered into a 'work for living quarters' arrangement with Hernandez-Llanas.
The anticipation. The need to get that hit. The lies. The elaborate schemes to quash that craving that’s gnawing… Just gnawing and gnawing on the inside of your skull like an unreachable itch. Everything is, eventually, reduced to simply standing between you and that thing that you need.
This could be describing an alcoholic in the grips of their addiction. But you could also be talking about a serial killer.
Craig Traube, psychologist and criminologist, recently aired the idea of serial killing being similar to an addiction at a talk he gave at the Akeso Crescent Clinic in Randburg.
New charges mean Dellen Millard is now an accused serial killer
Dellen Millard, the heir of a decimated aviation dynasty charged last May with the murder of Tim Bosma, the Hamilton, Ont., man who vanished during a test drive of a pickup truck he was selling online, is now an accused serial killer.
Mr. Millard, 28, of Toronto, appeared in a Toronto court Thursday and was charged with two more counts of first-degree murder: that of his father, Wayne, whose death in November 2012 was previously deemed a gunshot suicide; and of a former girlfriend, Laura Babcock, who was 23 when she disappeared in June 2012.
Police also said Mr. Millard’s friend and co-accused in the Bosma case, Mark Smich, 26, of Oakville, Ont., faces a second charge of first-degree murder in the Babcock case; and Christina Noudga, 21, of Toronto, Mr. Millard’s girlfriend at the time of his arrest, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder in Mr. Bosma’s death.