James Morton Mason told police he lit a fire under girlfriend Alexis Parkes’s Brisbane home to ‘get back at her’

A man who has denied intentionally killing his partner told police he started a fire underneath her home to “get back at her” after an argument, a court has heard. WARNING: This story contains content that readers may find distressing. James Morton Mason is on trial in the Supreme Court for the murder of Alexis … Read more

German backpacker sentenced over death of Jingai Zhang in Tasmania in 2020

A German backpacker has been sentenced to five years’ jail over the death of a sex worker in Tasmania in 2020. Warning: This story contains details of strangulation. Key points: Jingai Zhang died after German backpacker Tobias Pick strangled her with her dress The trial heard Ms. Zhang’s husband did not know she was a … Read more

University of Idaho investigation: Police must protect information ‘at all costs,’ experts say

CNN — The investigation into the murders of four University of Idaho students is entering a critical stage in its third week, as police are starting to receive forensic testing results from the crime scene, law enforcement experts tell CNN. Dozens of local, state and federal investigators have yet to identify a suspect or find … Read more

Linda Slaten case: Murdered Florida woman’s son hung this photo on his bedroom wall, never knowing he was standing in front of his mother’s killer

GAME DELAY: “48 Hours” will air Saturday, December 3 at 10:18/9:18c September 4, 1981 was the day these men said their childhood ended. Jeff Slaten and his younger brother, Tim, had been awakened by Lakeland, Florida, police officers, and told their mother had been murdered. Police hustled the boys outside, but Tim, still in his … Read more

Athena Strand abduction: Texas man arrested for kidnapping, killing 7-year-old girl who went missing from her home’s driveway this week

CNN — A driver working for FedEx was arrested and charged Friday in the kidnapping and killing of a 7-year-old girl who had disappeared from her home’s driveway in Texas earlier this week, police said. Athena Strand’s body was recovered Friday evening, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said at a news conference. “It hurts our … Read more

Idaho college murders: Authorities say they’ve received thousands of tips in the case

CNN — Authorities investigating the killings of four University of Idaho students who were found stabbed to death last month they say they have received thousands of tips from the public. In a Saturday update, the Moscow Police Department said it has received more than 2,640 emails to a tip web address, more than 2,770 … Read more

Police investigating suspected murder of Jeff Mundy find drugs, weapons at Lonsdale

South Australia Police have found drugs, weapons and illegal fireworks at a storage yard in Adelaide’s south where they believe suspected murder victim Jeff Mundy was held against his will in the weeks leading up to his death. Key points: Police are investigating the suspected murder of Jeff Mundy who disappeared nearly two years ago … Read more

Man admits murder of young Taranaki father Rei Marshall

More than 2000 vapes could be removed from shelves, is Simon Bridges the answer to merging TVNZ and RNZ & why tow truck companies are skeptical of the Government’s new fleeing driver policy in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald A court erupted with a roar of emotionally charged profanities and … Read more

How Agatha Christie used her own experiences to shape her murder mysteries

Agatha Christie is the bestselling novelist of all time. She is said to have sold more than a billion books in English and a billion internationally. Her books are outsold only by Shakespeare’s plays and the Bible. The late author wrote more than 80 books throughout her life, mostly crime novels. Now historian, broadcaster and … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer in 2005 after Supreme Court denies request for a stay

CNN — Kevin Johnson – who murdered a Kirkwood, Missouri, police officer in 2005 but claimed racial bias in his prosecution – was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection. Johnson, 37, was pronounced dead at 7:40 pm CT. He did not give a final statement, according to Missouri Department of Corrections spokesperson Karen Pojmann. The … Read more