Kansas Jewish center shooting suspect asks court for delay
OLATHE, Kansas (Reuters) - The white supremacist charged with killing three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City on Passover Sunday appeared in a Kansas courtroom on Thursday and was granted a month-long delay in the proceedings against him.
Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 73, also known as Glenn Miller, was wearing an orange jumpsuit, with hands and feet shackled. Seated in a wheelchair, he spoke quietly with his attorney.
Johnson County District Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan agreed to a request by Cross's attorney to set the next hearing for May 29, when scheduling details for a trial will be discussed. Cross, being held on $10 million bond, has not yet entered a plea.
Construction of a memorial at the Cleveland site where the remains of 11 women were found in a serial killer’s home has been delayed because its funding is short by $250,000.
WOIO-TV in Cleveland reported that construction at Anthony Sowell’s former property won’t start as planned on Mother’s Day. Public and private funding would be used for the memorial at the site where Sowell’s house once stood.
Sowell was found guilty in 2011 and sentenced to death. Many of his victims were drug addicts.
Cost estimates for the project had initially ranged from $175,000 to $480,000.
The gruesome case of Pakistan's first cannibal serial killer
For those who are primarily interested in any psychiatric diagnosis that could apply to serial killing and cannibalism, standard texts are recommended where psychological issues are thoroughly discussed. This article takes a look at Pakistan’s first cannibal serial killer Mohammad Arif, who admitted to eating a child after his brother stole the body from a graveyard in Darya Khan Village.
Mohammad Arif was only caught after neighbours complained of a foul smell and found the head of the two-day-old baby. Arif and his brother Farman Ali were caught for eating human corpses in the same village in April 2011 and served two years in prison, charged with only desecrating a dead body and public order offences because there is no specific law against cannibalism in Pakistan’s penal code.
Two convicted cannibals have been rearrested in Pakistan after a young boy's head was discovered in their home. The gruesome discovery of a three-year-old's head was made in the house of Mohammad Arif Ali, 35, and his brother Mohammad Farman Ali, 30.
The pair, from the small town of Darya Khan in the country's interior, had previously served two years in jail for cannibalism and were only released last year.
At the time, local police said the two men had dug up more than 100 corpses from the local graveyard and eaten them. Arif and Farman have now been rearrested as an investigation gets underway in to the grim discovery at his house.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.
The report, obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information request, suggests a possible motive for the first time and sheds new light on her mental health problems: The grandmother, Debra Denison, had a history of conflict with the boys' mother and had attempted suicide a half dozen times before.
Denison, 47, picked up 2-year-old Alton Perry and 6-month-old Ashton Perry at a day care in North Stonington on Feb. 26, 2013, and was supposed to take them home for a birthday party but instead drove to a nearby lake where they were found shot to death after a frantic search.
The cowboy called Tex: Dark secrets of deadly serial killer
He wore a cowboy hat, called himself Tex and haunted outback rodeos, although he never rode a horse.
Or he was called Robert, the drifter working as a chef at a hotel on a long and lonely highway. Or under the alias Hank or Buck, he was photographed at a barbecue at a police station somewhere in the bush. Reginald Kenneth Arthurell was a chameleon. Two metres tall and powerfully built, he nevertheless had the ability to blend into any background and talk himself into, and often out of, all sorts of situations.
For the past 17 years this little-known serial killer’s backdrop has been a NSW prison cell but even behind bars he has been at the centre of another murder investigation.
Father of accused O.C. serial killer 'devastated' by charges
The father of a man accused of raping and killing four women in Orange County said he doesn't believe his son is capable of carrying out the attacks.
Dean Gordon said the family is embarrassed and trying to cope with the accusations. "He's been charged with something that is very serious," Dean Gordon said. "I'm devastated but I don't think my son is capable of that."
Steven Dean Gordon, 45, and Franc Cano, 27, are charged with the rape and murder of four women who disappeared in Orange County since last fall. Police say they believe there is a fifth victim and are trying to identify her. Both suspects are registered sex offenders who served prison terms for sexually assaulting children under the age of 14.
"Tommy Lynn Sells has been executed, but he still haunts my memories."
An editorial piece by Diane Fanning
I often manage to banish serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells from my thoughts. The first week in April — the week of his execution — it was impossible. With the on-again, off-again nature of the last days before most executions, he was ever present. Through more than 20 interviews and a mountain of written correspondence, I have a wealth of memories to haunt my days.
Sells spoke to me in graphic, intimate detail of some of his murders, including the horrendous massacre of the entire Dardeen family. He broke down and sobbed when he told me about his first encounter with a pedophile — I ached for that little eight-year-old boy. But none of the despicable events of his childhood mitigated his adult decisions to destroy the lives of other human beings.
'The most prolific serial killer you've never heard of'
A convicted killer who died on death row in 2011 was responsible for more than 100 murders including those of JonBenet Ramsey and Jimmy Hoffa, a new book claims.
Retired cold case detective John Cameron, who helped bring suspects to trial in several murder cases, claims that Edward Wayne Edwards was also the Zodiac Killer and the Black Dahlia killer. The astonishing claims are detailed in Cameron's new book, 'It's Me: Edward Wayne Edwards, the Serial Killer You Never Heard Of'.
Cameron says his investigations pin scores of murders to Edwards, who, in 2010, confessed to five killings dating back to 1977. These included his foster son, whom he killed for his $25,000 life insurance. He was sentenced to death but he passed away, aged 77, of natural causes just a month before he was to be executed.
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.