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Gunman Who Killed Indian Immigrant Pleads Guilty To Federal Hate Crime Charges, Dodges Death Penalty

A Kansas man who shot and killed an Indian immigrant after yelling “Get out of my country!” pleaded guilty Monday to federal hate crime charges, avoiding the death penalty.

Adam W. Purinton, a 53-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, had admitted to shooting Srinivas Kuchibhotla to death inside Austins Bar Grill in Olathe in February 2017. Purinton also admitted to shooting and wounding Kuchibhotla’s friend and fellow Indian immigrant, Alok Madasani Reddy, and Ian Grillot, a bar parton.

He pleaded guilty in Kansas state court to murder and attempted murder in March and was sentenced this month to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years. But he also faced the death penalty for federal hate crimes charges. Purinton pleaded for charges that said he shot Kuchibhotla and Reddy “because of their actual and perceived race, color, religion and national origin.” 

“Hate crimes are acts of evil, and the Department of Justice has prioritized their zealous prosecution,” Acting

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Gunman Who Killed Indian Immigrant Pleads Guilty To Federal Hate Crime Charges, Dodges Death Penalty

A Kansas man who shot and killed an Indian immigrant after yelling “Get out of my country!” pleaded guilty Monday to federal hate crime charges, avoiding the death penalty.

Adam W. Purinton, a 53-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, had admitted to shooting Srinivas Kuchibhotla to death inside Austins Bar Grill in Olathe in February 2017. Purinton also admitted to shooting and wounding Kuchibhotla’s friend and fellow Indian immigrant, Alok Madasani Reddy, and Ian Grillot, a bar parton.

He pleaded guilty in Kansas state court to murder and attempted murder in March and was sentenced this month to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years. But he also faced the death penalty for federal hate crimes charges. Purinton pleaded for charges that said he shot Kuchibhotla and Reddy “because of their actual and perceived race, color, religion and national origin.” 

“Hate crimes are acts of evil, and the Department of Justice has prioritized their zealous prosecution,” Acting

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Who Killed Lindsey Baum? Search For ‘Monster’ After Girl Who Vanished In 2009 Is Found Dead

Police in Washington State found the remains last week of Lindsey Baum, a girl who vanished in 2009, never to be seen alive again.

“We’ve brought Lindsey home. We’ve recovered her,” Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott said at a press conference Thursday. “Sadly, she was not recovered as we and her family had hoped and prayed these last nine years.”

Baum disappeared when she was 10, and would have turned 20 last July.

She was last seen walking to a friend’s house in McCleary on June 26, 2009, to ask if she could spent the night. Her disappearance received national attention, with her photograph appearing on the cover of People magazine.

“I think somebody took her,” her mother, Melissa Baum, told ABC news in 2009 hours after Lindsey’s disappearance. “I’m trying to constantly push away the bad thoughts.”

Lindsey Baum’s remains were found by hunters in a remote area of eastern Washington in September 2017, in a place

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Woman Allegedly Killed Her Boyfriend And Hid Body In Garbage Can With Her Mom’s Help

A Vermont woman allegedly killed her boyfriend and hid his body with the help of her mother and new lover, authorities said.

Erika Guttilla, 31, was arrested Tuesday and charged for the murder of Troy Ford, 35. She allegedly shot him in the head in December while he was asleep at her family’s home in Highgate, according to necn.com. She has pleaded not guilty.

Her mother, Carmen Guttilla, was charged the day before for allegedly helping to hide the body. She pleaded not guilty to aiding in the commission of a felony. Guttilla’s 28-year-old boyfriend, Corey Cassani, who was charged with being an accessory after the fact and pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

Guttilla and her mother allegedly rolled Ford in a rug and left it in a garbage can for weeks or possibly months.

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Erika Guttilla Allegedly Killed Boyfriend Troy Ford, Mom Helped …

A Vermont woman allegedly killed her boyfriend and hid his body with the help of her mother and new lover, authorities said.

Erika Guttilla, 31, was arrested Tuesday and charged for the murder of Troy Ford, 35. She allegedly shot him in the head in December while he was asleep at her family’s home in Highgate, according to necn.com. She has pleaded not guilty.

Her mother, Carmen Guttilla, was charged the day before for allegedly helping to hide the body. She pleaded not guilty to aiding in the commission of a felony. Guttilla’s 28-year-old boyfriend, Corey Cassani, who was charged with being an accessory after the fact and pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

Guttilla and her mother allegedly rolled Ford in a rug and left it in a garbage can for weeks or possibly months.

When she was arrested, Guttilla said Ford, who had been living

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Maine Woman Kimberly Mironovas Allegedly Killed By Lukas …

First, the boys tried a gentle approach. They’d dissolve pills into mom’s wine and kill her like that.

Only one problem: the pills didn’t dissolve. So, they came up with another plan – they’d strangle and stab her to death while she slept.

That’s the picture court documents paint of the murder of Kimberly Mironovas, 47, who was found dead in her home in Maine around 2 A.M. on Sunday, according to CentralMaine.com.

Her son, Lukas Mironovas, 15, and his friend William Smith, 15, were both charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Kimberly Mironovas had just moved to Maine to get new start. She sold her condo in Massachusetts and enrolled in cosmetology school, Anthony Coco, president of Aveda Institute Maine, told Oxygen.com. She was happy to be doing hair, he said, and learning a new career. She left her old neighborhood to get her son away from “the city life.”

The day

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Los Angeles High School Football Star Killed By Boyfriend After Breakup, Police Say

It’s a tale of jealousy, and jilted love.

A star high school quarterback in East Los Angeles broke up with his boyfriend to date a girl. His boyfriend allegedly took the hyperbolic teenage cliché, “If I can’t have you, no one will,” to the extreme, according to FOX 11 Los Angeles, and murdered his ex and dumped his body in a field.

Later, he “found” the body while leading a search party, thinking he’d outsmart everyone.

He didn’t.

South El Monte High School student Jeremy Sanchez, 17, was found stabbed to death in the bushes near the San Gabriel River on Wednesday night, about 13 miles east of downtown L.A.

His ex-boyfriend, a 16-year-old who was not named because he was a minor, was arrested and charged with his murder.

Sanchez didn’t show up for school on Wednesday, so his father reported him missing, according to the

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Two Florida Sheriff’s Deputies Killed In Ambush At Chinese Restaurant

A gunman walked up to the window of a Chinese food restaurant in Florida on Thursday and shot two sheriff’s deputies who were inside eating. 

Sergeant Noel Ramirez, 29, and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey, 25, were shot to death inside the Ace China restaurant around 3:00 p.m. in Trenton — a small Florida city 50 miles west of Gainesville, according to the Gilchrist County sheriff’s office.

“A suspect walked up to the business and shot both deputies through the window,” the sheriff’s office said.

“Both our heroes had simply sat down to eat while on duty,” police said later. “There was no crime in progress, no disturbance. The suspect appears to have walked to the front of the business and shot both men without warning.”

Police identified the killer as John Hubert Highnote, 59, of Bell, Florida, another small town 10 miles north of Trenton. He was found nearby, dead of a

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Couple Tortured, Killed Vietnam Vet For Financial Info And Burned Him In Front Of Kids, Cops Say

A California couple beat and tortured a Vietnam War veteran for his financial information, police say, and then burned his body in the countryside while their children watched.

Fresno couple Jose Mendoza, 36, and Stacie Mendoza, 38, allegedly went to the home of Kenneth Coyle April 5 or 6 and restrained, beat and suffocated him, according to the Hartford Sentinel. In a press conference Monday, Hanford Police Captain Karl Anderson said although there’s no official cause of death yet, he suspects it’s blunt force trauma and suffocation.

He said that after the couple murdered Coyle, they took the body to rural Madera County with their children and burned the remains as they watched. 

“We know the children were taken too when the body was burned and watched the body burn,” Anderson said, according to ABC 30 in Fresno. “It’s quite tragic that they would involve their children to witness and be

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Illinois Woman Paid $10000 In Bitcoin On Dark Web To Have Her Lover’s Wife Killed, Police Say

A woman from Des Plaines, Illinois is accused of contracting a company on the dark web to murder her lover’s wife.

Tina Jones, 31, is accused of paying a dark web company over $10,000 in bitcoin for the murder plot, according to a press release from the State’s Attorney.

Jones was arrested on Tuesday after turning herself in. She made an appearance at a bond hearing on Wednesday morning. She was charged with one count of solicitation of murder for hire, which is a felony. Her bond was set at $250,000.

“In recent years, law enforcement has seen a dramatic increase in the use of the dark web as it relates to criminal activity,” Woodridge Chief of Police Brian Cunningham said, according to the State’s Attorney. The dark web is an area of the internet which conceals the identity and location of the user. It’s often used to conduct illegal business.

Police began

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