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Face-Biting Killer Frat Boy Austin Harrouff Won’t Face Death Penalty

Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against the Florida State University student who savagely murdered a couple and attempted to eat the face off one of his victim’s, according to the Sun-Sentinel newspaper. Austin Harrouff, 20, faces a litany of charges, including first-degree murder, for the attack which occurred exactly a year ago Tuesday, and resulted in the deaths of Michelle Mishcon, 53, and John Stevens III, 59.

“After careful review of the case and applying the statute that controls the seeking of the death penalty, it was decided to not seek it,” said assistant state attorney Jeff Hendriks, who is prosecuting the case. Members of the victim’s families were told about the decision earlier in the week, including John Stevens IV, who had previously told West Palm Beach NBC affiliate WPTV he had hoped the state would seek Harrouff’s execution.

It was August 15, 2016, when the bodybuilding

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Teen Charged With Manslaughter For Choking Mom’s Ex-BF To Death After Catching Him Abusing Her

A high school student allegedly choked his mother’s ex-boyfriend to death on Monday after he witnessed him beating his mom.

Luis Moux, 18, of the Bronx, was arrested and charged with manslaughter, according to PIX11.

Forty-three-year-old Stanley Washington went to the Bronx apartment to talk to Moux’s mother, and it escalated into violence when he began beating the 37-year-old woman. Moux reportedly ran out of his room and pulled the man off his mother. He then allegedly choked him to death.

Police said the mother briefly passed out in the incident. Washington has 26 prior arrests, two of which were for domestic violence against the teenager’s mother.

Moux was arrested on Monday and charged with manslaughter, the New York Post reports.

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34-Year-Old Son Beats Mom And Sister To Death With Hammer After He’s Kicked Out Of House

A Long Island man allegedly bludgeoned his mother, sister and his sister’s friend to death with a hammer.

Bobby Vanderhall, 34, allegedly entered his mother’s Hempstead home through the basement door in the middle of the night on Saturday, Nassau County police said, according to PEOPLE.

Lynn Vanderhall, 58, her daughter Melissa Vanderhall, 29, and family friend Janel Simpson, 29, were all killed in the attack. Police said the three women were killed by “blunt force trauma,” Newsday reported.

A fourth victim was injured and is in stable condition.

Vanderhall was arraigned on Sunday. He is charged with three counts of second degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick of the Nassau County Homicide bureau, said Vanderhall had been kicked out of his mother’s house, NBC News reports. He was thrown out after he was accused of assaulting and slapping his mother.

“His behavior became more unruly, more violent,”

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Mom Of Charlottesville Victim Killed By White Supremacist Speaks Out: ‘I Want Her Death To Be A Rallying Cry’

The mother of the woman murdered during the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend said her daughter’s death should be “a rallying cry for justice.”

Thirty-two-year-old Heather Heyer died after a man plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters.

“Heather was not about hate, Heather was about stopping hatred,” Susan Bro, Heyer’s mother told HuffPost. “Heather was about bringing an end to injustice. I don’t want her death to be a focus for more hatred, I want her death to be a rallying cry for justice and equality and fairness and compassion.”

Twenty-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. has been arrested for the attack. He was photographed demonstrating at the rally, carrying symbols of Vanguard America, a white nationalist group.

Federal law enforcement are conducting a civil rights investigation into the incident, which has been called an act of domestic terrorism by numerous politicians and officials. The incident injured 19 others.

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Mom Smothers Newborn To Death While Heavily Medicated, Sues Hospital For Negligence

A new mother is suing the hospital after she accidentally smothered her newborn.

According to Oregon Live, Monica Thompon is suing Portland Adventist Medical Center for $8.6 million after she was left unsupervised and ended up killing her 4-day-old son Jacob.

Thompson was heavily medicated with painkillers and sleep aids while Jacob, who was born via C-section in August 2012, was left in the bed with her so she could breastfeed him. KATU shares that Thompson was a first-time mother. When she awoke, she found the newborn not responding. “About an hour later, still drowsy and groggy, Mrs. Thompson noticed her son was unresponsive in her arms,” the lawsuit states.

Jacob suffered brain damage and his parents ultimately removed him from life support six days later. Doctors told them that his comatose state would be irreversible.

The lawsuit is alleging negligence on the part of the hospital for medicating Thompson, placing the newborn in her bed without

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‘Black Death’ Group Who Kidnapped Model To Sell As Sex Slave Penned Letter With Rules For Her Release

New details are surfacing about Black Death, the group accused of kidnapping a British model with the purposes of trafficking her online.

Twenty-year-old Chloe Ayling was allegedly abducted and held hostage in Italy after showing up for a fake photo shoot. She was released after six days and spoke out in a statement. According to the New York Daily News, a letter was found on the victim’s computer from the kidnappers that dictated rules for her release, including talking to the media.

The letter claimed Ayling “agreed to sneak a pre-determined set of information into the media” and the kidnappers state, “we will expect to see evidence that has been done in near future,” per British publication The Independent

The letter reportedly claims the kidnapping, which included Ayling being stuffed into a suitcase and threatened to being sold to men overseas on the Dark Web, was intended to drum up publicity for the group.

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Northwestern Professor Wanted In Murder Of 26-Year-Old Man Who Got Stabbed To Death

A Chicago professor at one of the most prestigious universities in the country is wanted in the murder of a 26-year-old man found stabbed to death, CBS News reported.

Wyndham Lathem, 42, is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Northwestern. He is wanted in the death of Trenton H. James Cornell-Duranleau, along with another suspect, Andrew Warren, a 56-year-old employee of England’s University of Oxford.

Police said that both suspects are armed and dangerous.

Investigators found Cornell-Duranleau’s body at Lathem’s home, but it’s unclear what the suspects’ relationship to the victim is, according to CBS. 

Lathem was placed on administrative leave, a Northwestern spokesman told CBS. He is banned from entering school property. 

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Mom Accused Of Smothering 3 Sons To Death Out Of Jealousy Claims She Has Brain Damage

The lawyers of an Ohio woman accused of murdering her three sons claimed she suffered from brain damage. According to PEOPLE, 25-year-old Brittany Pilkington has suffered lead poisoning. A motion has been filed to heave 2015 videotaped confession to police suppressed because they claim the mother was easily influenced by detectives due to years of trauma and abuse by the hands of her relatives.

Her lawyers stated that she has a low IQ and suffers from post traumatic stress disorder which prompts her to detach under stress. They suggested she even dissociated during her confession.

Pilkington is accused of killing her 3 sons, Niall, Noah and Gavin, over the course of over a year. She allegedly smothered them to death because her husband gave them more attention than her daughter.

“In her mind, she was protecting her daughter from being not as loved as the boys were by their father,” prosecutor

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20-Year-Old Mom Sends Dad Disturbing Text Before Suffocating 2-Year-Old Daughter To Death

A mother in England who suffocated her 2-year-old daughter to death sent the child’s father “one last picture” before killing her.

Twenty-year-old Cody-Anne Jackson has been sentenced to prison for a minimum of 16 years for killing Macey Hogan, according to the BBC. She sent a text message to Macey Hogan’s father before the suffocation death, saying, “Sorry, just thought you deserved one last picture and memory of her.”

The judge told Jackson that she committed a “wicked and appalling act,” one made out of self-absorption.

“This was a killing that was cold and callous and set to exact revenge on Paul Hogan as he had broken off the relationship with Cody-Anne Jackson,” Detective Inspector Dan Ison of the Staffordshire Police told the BBC.

The child’s body was found last October after police broke into Jackson’s home. Either a dressing gown cord or a pillow were likely used to smother the little girl,

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Woman Who Stabbed Boyfriend To Death Caught After Family Finds His Limbs In Backpack

The missing limbs of a Brockton, Massachusetts man who was allegedly murdered by his girlfriend were found by his family when they went to collect his belongings on Monday. According to the Boston Herald, 44-year-old Joseph Shaw was stabbed more than 30 times before he was dismembered.

Many family members did not even know of the victim’s mutilation until the girlfriend, Kathryn Podgurski, 33, was arraigned in court for murder on Monday. The revelation prompted several relatives to run from the courthouse, sobbing in the middle of the arraignment, according to the Herald and NECN.

Soon after they found out how Shaw was killed, the family went to his apartment to gather his belongings. His niece Jacinda Shaw noticed a backpack with blood on its zipper.

“It was heavy, and when I opened it, his foot popped up,” she said.  “We dumped it out on the bed, and there was another bag that

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