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Suspect Who Says He ‘Snapped’ When Stabbing Friend To Death: ‘I F—ing Hate Myself’

Daniel Gross, 19, of Modesto, California is accused of stabbing 19-year-old friend and Carl’s Jr coworker Lizette Cuesta of Tracy, California, after having sex with her. 

“I didn’t plan to do this at all,” Gross told KTVU  in an exclusive jailhouse interview at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, “I feel like s—. I f—ing hate myself, you know? I wish I could go back in time and that this never happened.”
He declined to indulge the specifics as to how or why Cuesta ended up dead. According to authorities, she died of multiple stab wounds early Monday after she was found by motorists crawling on her stomach on Tesla Road outside Livermore.
Gross’s girlfriend, Melissa Jill Leonardo, 25, was also arrested in connection with Cuesta’s death. She is also an employee of Carl’s Jr.
When asked as to his girlfriend’s involvement, Gross said he’d rather not comment. Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/Daniel-Gross-Snapped-When-Stabbing-Lizette-Cuesta-To-Death

Blaze Bernstein May Have Been Sexually Pursing Friend When He Was Stabbed More Than 20 Times

The 20-year-old man arrested on charges that he allegedly killed his friend Blaze Bernstein told investigators that Bernstein had made unwanted advances toward him before his disappearance, Fox News reported.

Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20, was arrested on Friday in the death of Bernstein, a former high school classmate of Woodward’s, police said. 

Woodward was reportedly the last person to see Bernstein alive late at night on January 2. Woodward told police he drove Bernstein to the park where Bernstein’s body was later found.

Woodward claimed that he waited for Bernstein to come back from the park for an hour before going to visit his girlfriend — but Woodward was unable to tell investigators his girlfriend’s last name or where she lived, the Orange County Register reported.

The Register reported that Bernstein was found dead of more than 20 stab wounds on January 9. Woodward was arrested after crime lab techs found Bernstein’s

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Affidavit: Blaze Bernstein’s ‘Fight Club’ Friend Had Scratches And Dirt Under The Fingernails

The last person to see University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein alive was visibly nervous upon being interrogated by police about the mysterious death and had scratches on his hands, The Mercury News reported.

The information comes from an affidavit in the case, which is being investigated as a potential homicide.

The body of Bernstein, 19, was found Tuesday in Borrego Park in Lake Forest, California after the pre-med student went missing more than a week prior on January 2. Sheriff’s officials would not say the condition in which the body was discovered.

“They’re still following up on multiple leads,” said Carrie Braun, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, in a press conference. No arrests have been made in the case.

“We have just learned that the O.C. Sheriff’s Department and coroner’s office has confirmed our family’s worst fears and have positively identified our son Blaze’s body,” said Gideon Bernstein, Blaze’s father, in

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Former Friend Reveals He Was Terrified Of OJ Simpson

In 2007, OJ Simpson got a call from Tom Riccio, a collectibles broker who had worked with Simpson in the past. He informed Simpson that a couple of dealers had some of OJ’s personal property that went missing or were stolen from him.

“OJ was both angered and excited that a lot of his stuff he’d been looking for for many years was back in his grasp,” Riccio says during the series premiere of Mysteries Scandals. “He wanted it back. He came up with the idea to tell them that we had a rich OJ fan that wanted to buy this stuff. And that he would go there and try to get it back himself.”

Eventually Riccio and Simpson showed up to the Las Vegas hotel room where the infamous crime went down. Riccio secretly recorded the entire event to cover

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What We Know About The 16-Year-Old Teen Accused Of Murdering His Parents, Sister And Friend On New Year’s Eve

More information is coming out in the case of a 16-year-old New Jersey boy who allegedly killed his parents, sister, and a friend shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve in their family home, CBS News reported.

The boy’s name has not been revealed, because he is a minor, police said. However, prosecutors are considering trying the boy as an adult, CBS reported.

The teen, who allegedly used a semi-automatic rifle in the shootings that was legally registered to a member of the household, will be charged with four counts of murder and one count of possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni. The boy had no criminal history prior to the shootings, investigators said.

Police have not revealed a possible motive for the shootings, but they believe that the murder occurred less than twenty minutes before midnight. 

People who knew the family said that they couldn’t

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Woman Who Suffered Miscarriage Allegedly Stabbed Friend To Death And Kidnapped Her 6-Week-Old Baby

A woman who recently had a miscarriage earlier this year is accused of stabbing a mother to death and then kidnapping her 6-week-old daughter. Carolina Flores, 33, was found dead in her Houston apartment on Tuesday by family members. Her baby, Shamali, was missing.

Police almost immediately theorized that the culprit was a woman who had lost a child and wanted to try to pass Shamali off as her own baby, the Washington Post reported.

A day later, Erika Jisela Miranda-Alvarez, 28, was arrested and charged with capital murder for the death of Flores. Shamali was found alive and unharmed at Alvarez’s home, which she shared with her boyfriend.

Alvarez was an acquaintance of the victim. Police said she was due to give birth in January but suffered a miscarriage instead, according to ABC7. Police believe she has since faked a pregnancy. It is unclear if Alvarez has an attorney who

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Friend Of McDonald’s Employee Allegedly Attacks Customer Over Fresh Bacon Dispute

A friend of a McDonald’s employee allegedly beat up a customer on Thursday after they complained that the bacon in their sandwich wasn’t fresh. The incident took place under some golden arches in Golden Gate, Florida.

A woman who had ordered food through the fast food restaurants drive-thru walked into the store to complain about the bacon in her sandwich.  According to a police report from the  Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the customer said she was a former employee of the chain and said she knows what fresh McDonald’s bacon is supposed to look like. The restaurant maintained that the bacon was fresh, but the customer did not agree.

The conversation apparently enraged another customer who was inside the restaurant. Widna St. Jean, 24, started arguing with the woman. Jean’s friend was one of the McDonald employees that the unhappy customer was complaining to, and according to KTLA 5, St.Jean

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Friend Of McDonald’s Employee Allegedly Attacks Customer Over …

A friend of a McDonald’s employee allegedly beat up a customer on Thursday after they complained that the bacon in their sandwich wasn’t fresh. The incident took place under some golden arches in Golden Gate, Florida.

A woman who had ordered food through the fast food restaurants drive-thru walked into the store to complain about the bacon in her sandwich.  According to a police report from the  Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the customer said she was a former employee of the chain and said she knows what fresh McDonald’s bacon is supposed to look like. The restaurant maintained that the bacon was fresh, but the customer did not agree.

The conversation apparently enraged another customer who was inside the restaurant. Widna St. Jean, 24, started arguing with the woman. Jean’s friend was one of the McDonald employees that the unhappy customer was complaining to, and according to KTLA 5, St.Jean

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/friend-of-mcdonalds-employee-allegedly-attacks-customer-over-fresh-bacon-dispute

Trio Dresses Up Overdosing Friend In Sunglasses Before Strangling …

Three people from Pennsylvania are accused of heartlessly strangling a 21-year-old man who was overdosing on heroin before dressing him up with a hat and sunglasses and dumping his body in the woods.

Joshua Rose, 21, died in August. First, he overdosed at a home in Scranton. Preston Layfield, 19, Tyler Mirabelli, 22, and Amanda Wayda, 20, allegedly dressed him up so that he looked alive before putting him in a car, according to WNEP-TV. Then, they all took a drive. They even stopped for gas.  

“Bottom line, they drove right past a hospital and continued north on I-81,” Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Mark Prushinski said. “At this time, we are not sure why they did that.”

Instead of seeking out medical attention, the trio allegedly put a plastic bag over Rose’s head, strangling him with a pair of jumper cables.

“Wayda said that she knew Rose was alive prior to the

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Trio Dresses Up Overdosing Friend In Sunglasses Before Strangling Him And Dumping His Body In Woods

Three people from Pennsylvania are accused of heartlessly strangling a 21-year-old man who was overdosing on heroin before dressing him up with a hat and sunglasses and dumping his body in the woods.

Joshua Rose, 21, died in August. First, he overdosed at a home in Scranton. Preston Layfield, 19, Tyler Mirabelli, 22, and Amanda Wayda, 20, allegedly dressed him up so that he looked alive before putting him in a car, according to WNEP-TV. Then, they all took a drive. They even stopped for gas.  

“Bottom line, they drove right past a hospital and continued north on I-81,” Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Mark Prushinski said. “At this time, we are not sure why they did that.”

Instead of seeking out medical attention, the trio allegedly put a plastic bag over Rose’s head, strangling him with a pair of jumper cables.

“Wayda said that she knew Rose was alive prior to the

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/trio-dresses-up-overdosing-friend-in-sunglasses-before-strangling-him-and-dumping-his-body-in