So Tragic: India man arrested for beheading teenaged daughter

Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have arrested a man suspected of beheading his daughter. Sarvesh Kumar was arrested as he walked towards a police station carrying the severed head of the 17-year-old girl. In a video shot by the police, he is heard saying that he was angered by his daughter’s alleged affair with a man he did not like. Hundreds of people are killed each year for falling in love or marrying against their families’ wishes in India. In the video, the man says that he had recently found out about this daughter’s relationship and … Continue reading So Tragic: India man arrested for beheading teenaged daughter

Developing Story: Man injures 8 with axe in Sweden before being shot, arrested

A man armed with an axe attacked and wounded eight people in a southern town in Sweden on Wednesday before being shot and arrested. “We heard a scream from the street. Then we saw a man enter the store, shouting that he had been stabbed,” Asa Karlqvist, owner of a florist shop, told local newspaper Vetlanda-Posten. “Blood was pouring from his shoulder so we got towels and applied pressure on the wound,” she said. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said a possible “terrorist” motive was being investigated. “In the light of what has emerged so far in the police investigation, prosecutors … Continue reading Developing Story: Man injures 8 with axe in Sweden before being shot, arrested

Singaporean police officer’s wife admits to killing Myanmar maid

The wife of a Singaporean police officer has admitted to starving, torturing and ultimately killing her domestic worker from Myanmar. The worker reportedly weighed only 24kg (53lbs) when she died from her injuries in the 2016 incident. Prosecutors have called Gaiyathiri Murugayan’s actions “evil and utterly inhumane”. It is among a series of high-profile maid abuse cases in the wealthy city-state in recent years. Rights groups have raised concerns about how foreign domestic workers, many of whom come from neighbouring countries in Asia, have been treated. On Tuesday, Ms Murugayan, 40, pleaded guilty in a Singapore court to 28 charges … Continue reading Singaporean police officer’s wife admits to killing Myanmar maid

Suspect pleads guilty in the murder of Daphne Galizia

One of three men accused of assassinating investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta in 2017 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty. Vincent Muscat admitted involvement on Tuesday in the car bombing that killed the reporter, many suspect it was ordered by top Malta establishment figures. Called a “one-woman Wikileaks”, Caruana Galizia uncovered networks of corruption in the country and abroad. Muscat changed his plea on Tuesday in a dramatic turn of events and agreed to provide information about the murder. He must also pay €42,000 ($51,000; £36,300) in court expenses. The two other defendants, … Continue reading Suspect pleads guilty in the murder of Daphne Galizia

Dalit teenaged girls found dead on India farm

Bodies of two Dalit girls, aged 13 and 16, have been found on their family farm in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. A 17-year-old, who was also found at the same spot in Unnao district, is in a serious condition in hospital. The girls belonged to the same family – the older girls were sisters and the 13-year-old was their cousin. Their families say they were found on Wednesday evening with their hands and legs tied with their own clothes. The teenagers had gone to their field on Wednesday afternoon to collect cattle fodder. Their families said they … Continue reading Dalit teenaged girls found dead on India farm

Teacher who would drive student to school is accused of sexually abusing him

Ariel Reed A 30-year-old Florida high school teacher has been arrested on accusations she sexually abused a 15-year-old student. On Friday, Ariel Madden Reed, of Sebring, was arrested and charged with 10 counts of sexual battery upon a victim ages 12 to 18 by a teacher who has custodial authority of that student, according to an arrest affidavit obtained. She was booked into the Highlands County Jail and remains held without bond. ” if we find out that there’s a teacher inappropriately involved with a student, they’re going to go to jail” Scott Dressel, public information officer with the Highlands … Continue reading Teacher who would drive student to school is accused of sexually abusing him

Thai child modelling agent charged over child sex abuse images

Thai police have arrested the head of a child modelling agency after more than 500,000 indecent images of children were found on computer hard drives. Danudetch “Nene” Saengkaew, 23, has been charged with child sexual abuse and downloading child abuse images. Investigators say the images were found in a raid on the Nene Modelling Agency, north of the capital Bangkok. The raid was the culmination of a months-long operation that began with a tip-off from Australian police. The FBI and New Zealand police were also involved in the investigation, officials said, along with Operation Underground Railroad – a non-profit group … Continue reading Thai child modelling agent charged over child sex abuse images

Man back behind bars for carjacking 16-year-old just 20 minutes after prison release

A man has found himself back behind bars for allegedly car-jacking a 16-year-old girl just 20 minutes after he was released from prison. The incident occurred on Saturday, Feb. 13 in Spokane, Washington, when the Spokane Police Department received a call at 10:28 p.m. from the Browne’s Addition neighborhood of the city reporting a carjacking, according to a statement from the Spokane Police Department. Authorities say that the suspect, 31-year-old Marcus Goodman — who was released from prison just 20 minutes before at 10:08 p.m. approached the 16-year-old girl and indicated that he had a gun before demanding her car … Continue reading Man back behind bars for carjacking 16-year-old just 20 minutes after prison release

Car of missing Texas woman found in lake 30 years after disappearance

The car belonging to Carey Mae Parker, a Texas woman missing since 1991, was recovered from Lake Tawakoni last Thursday, the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office said in a release provided to Dateline. Carey Mae Parker “I would like to thank the family of Carey Mae Parker for having the persistence and drive to keep pushing forward to find answers in the disappearance of their family member,” Sheriff Terry Jones said in a statement. “It was a privilege for the sheriff’s office to be able to work with the family and Adventures with Purpose to come one step closer to bringing … Continue reading Car of missing Texas woman found in lake 30 years after disappearance

Smuggler tried to enter New Zealand with 1,000 plants strapped to her body

A Chinese smuggler was stopped when she tried to enter New Zealand with nearly 1,000 cacti and succulents strapped to her body. Wenqing Li, 38, who also goes by the name Wendy, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service after she was stopped twice trying to enter the country through Auckland International Airport with the plants, according to the New Zealand biosecurity ministry. She will also be subject to 12 months of “intensive supervision” by law enforcement, typically reporting to a probation officer and ceasing certain activities. Ministry for Primary Industries said Wenqing Li, 38, was sentenced to 100 hours of … Continue reading Smuggler tried to enter New Zealand with 1,000 plants strapped to her body

Mother died protecting daughter from hitmen allegedly hired by her brother

A Louisiana man hired two hitmen to kill his niece to stop her from testifying in a rape trial, police said. Instead, the girl’s mother was shot dead after she pretended to be her daughter. The mother, Brittany Cormier, was killed on Jan. 13 at her home in Montegut, about 70 miles southwest of New Orleans. Hope Nettleton, a neighbor visiting Cormier at the time, was also killed. Cormier’s brother and convicted sex offender, Beaux Cormier, was arrested along with two of his friends, Andrew Eskine and Dalvin Wilson. They’ve been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and are … Continue reading Mother died protecting daughter from hitmen allegedly hired by her brother

Two FBI agents killed, 3 wounded in Florida child abuse case

The FBI confirmed on Tuesday two of its agents were killed and three more wounded while serving a search warrant in a child abuse case in Sunrise, Florida. “Two FBI agents are deceased and three are wounded. Two wounded agents were transported to hospital and are in stable condition. The names of the deceased will not be released at this time,” the FBI said in a statement. Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson was briefed on the shooting and was closely monitoring the situation on Tuesday, a Justice Department spokesperson told The Associated Press news agency. The shooting occurred at 06:00 EST (11:00 … Continue reading Two FBI agents killed, 3 wounded in Florida child abuse case