101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard jailed for five years

A 101-year-old man has been jailed for five years for serving as an SS guard at a Nazi concentration camp in Germany during the Second World War.The 101-year-old in the courtroom in Brandenburg, Germany The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons under German law, was convicted of 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on Tuesday at Neruppin Regional Court in Brandenburg state. He had denied working as an SS guard at Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg between 1942 and 1945 and aiding and abetting the murder of thousands of prisoners. His lawyers argued there was no evidence he … Continue reading 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard jailed for five years

Spanish racist whose home was adorned with Hitler images ‘murders his wife’

A Spanish aristocrat whose home was adorned with images of Hitler and stocked with an unlicensed arsenal of weapons is believed to have murdered his wife in a wealthy neighbourhood of Madrid. Fernando Gonzalez de Castejon, who is the 53-year-old Count of Atares and Marques of Perija, shot his 44-year-old wife called Gema as well as her 73-year-old friend before shooting himself dead. The three dread bodies were discovered at a flat in the Salamanca district, one of the richest areas in the Spanish capital, earlier in the week. Local media report the count’s body and the body of the elderly woman were in … Continue reading Spanish racist whose home was adorned with Hitler images ‘murders his wife’

FBI hunt man after girlfriend’s body found in trunk

A suspect whose girlfriend was found dead in her car in Mexico has become the subject of an FBI manhunt after he escaped custody and crossed back into the United States under an alias, authorities say.The Suspect Tyler Adams Tyler Adams, 50, was detained by authorities in Rosarito, Baja California after a decomposing body thought to belong to his partner Racquel Sabean was found in the Tijuana area on 31 May. On June 8, authorities issued an amber alert for 7-month-old Valentina Sabean, his daughter with Ms Sabean. Mexican police later located Valentina alive in Rosarito, Baja California, and have placed her in protective services. Mr Adams … Continue reading FBI hunt man after girlfriend’s body found in trunk

Australian man uses forklift to stop would-be thief stealing his car

An Australian man has gone to new heights to stop his car being stolen, using a forklift to suspend the vehicle – and the alleged thief – in the air. Police say a woman had broken into the man’s home in Logan, west of Brisbane, showering and changing clothes before attempting to steal the car. She was about to make her getaway when Brendan Mills and his family came home. “It all unfolded in front of us so fast,” Mr Mills told local breakfast show, Sunrise. He saw the car door shut and the vehicle begin rolling and jumped into … Continue reading Australian man uses forklift to stop would-be thief stealing his car

Thieves seize shipping containers full of gold

Thieves in Mexico pulled off a massive heist, stealing 20 freight containers filled with partially refined gold and silver ore and televisions, according to the Mexican Employers Federation. CBS News reports that the containers were stolen from Manzanillo, a Pacific coast seaport in the Mexican state of Colima. On Monday, Jose Medina Mora, the president of the Mexican Employers Federation, said the robbery was indicative of rising criminal activity in Mexico. “There is a growing lack of safety, and this is a sign of what is happening in the country and it requires that authorities take action,” Mr Medina Mora said. Horacio Duarte, who heads Mexico’s customs … Continue reading Thieves seize shipping containers full of gold

‘How to murder your husband’ writer jailed for life over murder of husband

An US judge in the state of Oregon has sentenced Nancy Crampton Brophy, a romance author who apparently foretold of her crime in an essay titled “How to murder your husband”, to life in prison for the shooting death of her late spouse. Crampton Brophy, 71, was found guilty of second degree murder last month. A jury found that she shot her husband of 26 years in 2018 for a $1.5m (£1.2m) life insurance pay-out. Before her crime, Crampton Brophy had been a self-published author whose works of steamy romance and suspense include novels such as “The Wrong Husband” and … Continue reading ‘How to murder your husband’ writer jailed for life over murder of husband

Man who drove van into dozens of people killing 11 people, is jailed for life

A man who drove a rented van into dozens of people on a busy street in Toronto has been sentenced to life in prison. Alek Minassian was found guilty last year of 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder in relation to the attack on 23 April 2018. Eight women and two men died when Minassian, then 25, drove into them – angered by women who would not have sex with him, and radicalized by hateful websites. An 11th woman died more than three years later from injuries she had suffered that day, although she had … Continue reading Man who drove van into dozens of people killing 11 people, is jailed for life

Mexico megachurch leader jailed for child sex abuse

Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of the La Luz del Mundo megachurch, has been sentenced in a Los Angeles court to 16 years and eight months in prison. García, 53, pleaded guilty last week to three counts of sexually abusing girls from his congregation. His plea deal means his sentence is considerably shorter than the life imprisonment he could have faced had he been found guilty in a trial. To his followers, Naasón Joaquín García is known as “the Apostle”. A fundamentalist Christian organisation, La Luz del Mundo (meaning The Light of the World in Spanish) was founded in Mexico … Continue reading Mexico megachurch leader jailed for child sex abuse

Man held after car ploughs into teacher and pupils on school trip

A 29-year-old man has been arrested after a car ploughed into a crowd of people in Berlin. One person was killed and more than a dozen were injured, some seriously, after a vehicle mounted the pavement at high speed. Police have identified the suspect as a 29-year-old German-Armenian man. Investigators are still trying to establish whether the car was driven at people deliberately, with officials saying ‘it is too early to speculate’ A video posted on social media showed a man being led away from the scene in handcuffs by police. He can be heard saying ‘please help’ as a witness … Continue reading Man held after car ploughs into teacher and pupils on school trip

Two dead as gunman open fires in supermarket in Germany

Two people have been killed after a gunmen entered an Aldi supermarket in a small town in Germany and opened fire, according to reports. Witnesses said a man followed a woman into the discount supermarket and shot her dead before turning the gun on himself at around 1pm local time in Schwalmstadt-Treysa in central Germany on Tuesday. Officers said there was no further danger to the residents of the town of around 8,500 people northeast of Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt. Local police tweeted: “According to matching witness statements, a man first shot a woman in the market and then apparently took his own life immediately afterwards. “According … Continue reading Two dead as gunman open fires in supermarket in Germany

Eleven members of Rome-based mafia clan face trial over electricity theft

Eleven members of a Rome-based mafia clan known for its ostentatious funerals and garishly decorated villas are facing trial for allegedly stealing electricity via an illegal connection to their neighbours’ supply. The charges emerged as part of an investigation into the Casamonica clan, whose illegally built villas in the Quadraro district were demolished in 2018 as former Rome mayor Virginia Raggi sought to tackle organised crime in the city. The eleven suspects are accused of “aggravated theft of electricity” after evading bills totalling €60,000 (£51,000), La Repubblica reported. Rome prosecutors found that clan members living in several of the villas … Continue reading Eleven members of Rome-based mafia clan face trial over electricity theft

34 year-old Atlanta rapper ‘Trouble’ shot and killed in home invasion

Trouble, an Atlanta rapper who recorded with Drake, the Weeknd and others, has been shot and killed, aged 34. The rapper, real name Mariel Semonte Orr, was killed early on Sunday morning in a home invasion at an apartment in Conyers, an eastern suburb of Atlanta. A suspect has been named by police as Atlanta resident Jamichael Jones, who is wanted on allegations of murder, home invasion and aggravated assault, after Orr was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Jones and Orr were not known to each other, but that Jones was involved in … Continue reading 34 year-old Atlanta rapper ‘Trouble’ shot and killed in home invasion