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Woman Sentenced For Killing Ex’s New Girlfriend, Sending Family Messages Pretending To Be Her For Years

An Omaha, Nebraska woman was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for murdering a woman and then posing as her online and through texts.

Shanna Golyar, 42, was sentenced to life in prison for killing Cari Farver, 37 in 2012, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Prosecutors claimed Golyar murdered the victim after witnessing her leaving the home of the man that Golyar had dated.

Farver’s body was never found. However, the court was shown a photo taken by Golyar that allegedly showed Farver’s decomposing foot. Prosecutors also presented 13 emails written by Golyar that detailed the murder.

After Farver’s disappearance, her family received messages from Farver’s phone and from a fake Facebook account for years. Golyar even posed as Farver on Mother’s Day, sending a message to Farver’s mom.

Douglas County District Judge Timothy Burns said that Golyar spun a “twisted plot of lies, deceit and impersonations through digital messaging,” according to Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/woman-sentenced-for-killing-exs-new-girlfriend-sending-family-messages-pretending-to-be-her

Man Charged With Killing Wife For Burning Their Dinner…30 Years After The Murder

Thirty years after Verna O’Neil’s shooting death was ruled a suicide, her now 83-year-old husband has been arrested for her murder.

James O’Neil of Lake Worth, Florida was taken into custody after admitting to his daughter that he shot his wife in the head after an argument over “her excessive drinking and the fact that she had burned their dinner,” as reported in the Palm Beach Post

The O’Neil’s marriage had been an up and down affair. They were divorced in 1981 but remarried three years later. On the evening of July 23, 1987, deputies were called to their home, where they found Verna with a gunshot wound to the head and James “hysterical and hyperventilating, standing in the kitchen talking on the telephone with the 911 dispatcher,” according to a police affidavit. Verna later died at the hospital.

James told investigators he and Verna had fought that night about

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August 14, 2012: Gulf Drug Cartel Shoots Up Strip Club, Killing 8

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On August 14, 2012 alleged members of the Gulf drug cartel shot up a strip club in Monterrey, Mexico, killing eight people. A ninth victim was found dead inside a muffler shop the next day. He had fallen through the shop’s roof while trying to flee the shooting.  Several of the shooting victims were employees of the bar. The gunman fled after the attack, an incident that continued what appeared to be a never-ending flow of violence stemming from drug wars. The northern city of Monterrey was becoming known as the battleground for  turf battles between the Zetas gang and the Gulf cartel. 

Earlier that year, the headless torsos of 49 people were found dumped along a highway between the U.S. border and Monterrey. A note on a banner next to the bodies

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Mom Marries Boyfriend Accused Of Killing Her 19-Month-Old Disabled Daughter A Year After Death

A Salt Lake City man has been charged in the death of his wife’s daughter.

According to Deseret News, 29-year-old Jake Don Jensen has been charged with child abuse homicide, a first-degree felony, and child abuse in the death of a 19-month-old girl.

The charges stem from a January 2016 incident, in which the toddler was having a seizure. Jensen and the child’s mother (then-girlfriend) Stephanie Mahaffey Jensen refused on-site care and told emergency personnel that they would take the girl to the doctor soon.

Two days later, the child had another seizure and was taken to the hospital early the next morning. She “never regained consciousness,” per the charges. Doctors discovered that the child’s legs had been broken and were in various stages of healing, but the parents never reported broken bones. They believed the injuries were “most consistent with severe child physical abuse, given the lack of any other adequate explanation for either her broken legs

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Northwestern Professor Accused Of Killing Hair Dresser Sent Video To Victim’s Family: ‘Worst Mistake Of My Life’

A Northwestern University associate professor and an Oxford University employee have each turned themselves into police after the pair became suspects in the death of a 26-year-old man, People magazine reports.

Police found the body of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau at the home of Wyndham Lathem, 42, an associate professor of microbiology-immunology at Northwestern. The victim was apparently stabbed to death.

Police searched for Lathem and Andrew Warren, 56, for more than a week before they agreed to turn themselves in.

While on the run, Lathem allegedly sent a video to Cornell-Duranleau’s family, apologizing for “the worst mistake of my life,” investigators claimed.

One of the suspects also made a $1,000 donation to a local library in Cornell-Duranleau’s name, the Associated Press reports.

Lathem, who has been placed on administrative leave and banned from Northwestern’s campuses, plans to plead not guilty to the charge of murder, his attorney told People.

[Image: Chicago Police Department]

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Scott Peterson Speaks Out For First Time Since Convicted Of Killing Wife: ‘I Had No Idea It Was Coming’

Scott Peterson is speaking out for the first time since being convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner, nearly 15 years ago.

“I, I was staggered by it. I had no idea it was coming,” he says about the guilty verdict. Peterson tells his story as part of a new special, “The Murder of Laci Peterson,” per People.

Peterson was conviction on first-and second-degree murder counts after his 27-year-old wife allegedly vanished near their home in Modesto, California on December 24, 2002. Authorities believed he killed Laci and Conner and dumped their bodies in the San Francisco Bay. Four months later, their bodies washed ashore. 

The Petersons were seemingly a picture-perfect couple and captivated the nation’s attention. As the trial unfolded, details emerged about Peterson’s affair with another woman.

“I couldn’t feel my feet on the floor. I couldn’t feel the chair I was sitting in. My vision

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4 Women Arrested For Killing Man After He Kindly Offered To Help Change Flat Tire

Four women have been charged with the murder of a man who helped them change a flat tire. According to Fox 13, the four women from Memphis and Nashville have been charged with connection to a homicide that happened on August 1 in Wilson City, Missouri.

Brittany Curry, 28, Ponesha Taylor, 23, Johniesha Simmons, 19 and Lauteshia Dotson, 23, have been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon. The women are believed to be adult entertainers.

The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Ralph Cross. Apparently, he offered to buy them a new tire because they had a flat. He then invited them back to his home while he fixed the tire. Cross’ body was discovered at the home, and the four women were the last people seen there.

Authorities share that a 9mm handgun may have been involved in the incident. Cross died of a gunshot wound to the back.


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Terrifying Video Shows Moment Ride Broke Apart At Ohio Fair, Killing 1 And Injuring 7

A carnival ride at the Ohio State Fair called the “Fire Ball” malfunctioned on Wednesday, causing an entire row of the gondola wheel to break apart which ejecting at least two people into the air, according to The Washington Post.

An 18-year-old man was slammed to the ground, and he died on impact, the Daily Mail reports, as fairgoers watched on in horror. Seven others were injured, three of which are reportedly fighting for their lives. The victims vary in age, from a victim in their 60s to someone under the age of 13.

A video caught the terrifying moment the ride broke apart.

(WARNING: Content may be upsetting to some.)

Fair organizers said in a statement that the gates will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, and “other activities will resume as scheduled.” All riders were shut down after the tragedy and face re-inspection before Thursday’s opening.

[Photo: YouTube]

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Mom And Son Charged With Killing Husband, Pouring Acid On Face …

A woman and her son have been convicted of the murdering her estranged husband and disfiguring his face with acid last year.

Laura Rideout, 46, and Colin Rideout, 22, were found guilty of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the killing of Craig Rideout, according to the New York Daily News. His beaten and strangled body was found wrapped in a tarp in the woods southeast of Rochester, New York. His face was disfigured from acid, according to an NBC affiliate. Laura’s younger son, Alexander, 19, and her boyfriend, Paul Tucci, were also charged with murder but were acquitted.  Alexander was found guilty of tampering with evidence after he helped clean up the murder.

The jury in the trial was shown surveillance video showing Colin Rideout buying a shovel and work gloves at a Walmart. Those items were used in the crime.

“This was definitely one of the most heinous

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Mom Sends Angry Texts Before Killing 2 Kids And Mistress To Get Revenge On Cheating Husband

A mother of two who killed her husband’s mistress and her own two children before committing suicide allegedly did it all to punish her cheating husband.

Jessica Edens, 36, shot and killed Meredith Rahme, 28, in a parking garage in Greenville, South Carolina before shooting her children and then herself in a parked SUV earlier this month, according to CBS affiliate WSPA. In between shooting her children and herself she called her husband, police reported. She allegedly stole the gun used from her parents’ home.

Edens and her husband were estranged but she believed her husband cheated on her with Rahme when they were still together, according to CBS affiliate WSPA. In a social media post, Edens wrote, “This little girl has no self respect and no morals. She dates married men who have children and she doesn’t even want or like kids. Her character speaks enough for her. Remember

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