Police in Medford, Oregon say a 15-year-old girl arranged to have her father killed because he disapproved of her relationship with her 19-year-old boyfriend. Ellen Friar was taken into custody Monday, along with her boyfriend Gavin MacFarlane, and associate Russell Jones, 22, for the murder of 50-year-old Aaron Friar, according to CBS affiliate KTVL 10.
Though only 15, police say Ellen Friar will be triad as an adult.
Early Monday morning, police were sent to the Friar’s home to perform a welfare check. According to ABC affiliate KDRV 12, police discovered signs of a break-in to the Friar’s home where they discovered scenes of a “disturbance,” as well as a missing vehicle. Later that morning they found the dead body of Aaron Friar, dumped on a dirt road, as well as his abandoned car. The suspects were soon found walking nearby and detained.
According to friends, Ellen Friar’s
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New details have been released about the 10-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and murdered while her mother watched.
Victoria Martens of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died just one day after her 10th birthday. Her mother Michelle Martens, reportedly admitted to watching while her boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, and his cousin Jessica Kelly allegedly raped and strangled her daughter to death. Kelly also allegedly stabbed stabbed the child after she died. Then, shockingly, Michelle made dinner for the two killers.
KRQE now reports that another one of Marten’s boyfriends, David Hernandez, kissed Victoria when she was 9 years old. That incident was reported to the Albuquerque Police Department but they later decided it didn’t warrant further investigation. But that didn’t stop Victoria Martens’ grandparents from looking into it, according to the report. A little research revealed to them that Hernandez was accused of trying to kidnap a little girl off the streets.
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A British adventurer was murdered while trying to kayak the entire Amazon River.
According to CBS News, 43-year-old former principal Emma Kelty was last heard from on September 13 when she sent a creepy tweet about her fear of being robbed or killed in a remote part of northern Brazil.
“Turned corner and found 50 guys in motor boats with arrows!!! My face mist hve been a picture!! (Town was uber quiet… too quiet!!) all go…” she shared.
That was her last tweet.
Brazil’s navy said in a statement on Saturday that Kelty was between the cities of Codajas and Coari when she activated an emergency beacon. That area is apparently known for pirates and drug traffickers.
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His attacks dot up and down California — as far north as Sacramento and down through Santa Barbara and Orange County — but in the 40 years since the attacks began, the Golden State Killer has never been caught. In fact, the public hardly knew he existed until recently. One crime expert, Mike Morford — who calls himself “True Crime Guy” — hopes to change that.
For more than a year, Morford has been tracking the mysterious killer, whom the Los Angeles Times reports raped at least 45 women and murdered 12 individuals, and he’s met with the Golden State Killer’s victims.
Morford says only recently have police and the public begun to connect the crimes to one man, and he’s been doing everything he can to get the word out himself.
“When I first learned about this case, I noticed he had a much higher victim count than other serial
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Wagner Alcocer was on his computer Friday evening when he heard someone calling for help outside his home in Groton, Massachusetts. From his backdoor he could see a tall young man, blotches of blood and mud on his naked body. “Help me please, help me please,” he said. “I murdered four people.”
NBC Boston reports police later identified the young man as 22-year-old Orion Krause. He was a recent graduate of Ohio’s prestigious Oberlin College Conservatory.
At a press conference Friday night, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan said Krause had been arrested for the murders of three women and a man at a home in Groton. They died from blunt-force trauma. Ryan said Krause knew his victims, and called the quadruple homicide, “a situation of tragic family violence.”
According to Boston’s WCBV, Krause may have used a baseball bat to beat the life out of his four
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On September 5, 1972 11 Israeli athletes were murdered at the Munich Summer Olympics by terrorists. The incident became known as the “Munich Massacre.” The 11 teammates were taken hostage, along with a German police officer, by eight masked men. The men were militants, part of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. German neo-Nazis reportedly helped them out in their mission. During the hostage situation, the perpetrators demanded that 234 prisoners jailed in Israel be released. After a 20-hour standoff, the athletes and the police officer were killed. Five of the eight terrorists were dead and the other three gunmen were captured. The International Olympic Committee did not officially honor the 11 Israelis killed until 2016.
Pictured above: A member of the International Olympic Committee (bottom right) speaks with a masked terrorist who invaded
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A man from Raleigh, North Carolina allegedly consumed too much cough syrup, and then woke up to find his wife stabbed to death.
Matthew James Phelps, 29, called 911 at 1:10 am Friday. After giving his name, address and phone number, he said, “I think I killed my ..,” before trailing off, according to the Raleigh News Observer.
Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps, 29, was found fatally stabbed at the townhouse where they both lived. The two had been married less than a year.
“I had a dream and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead on the floor,” Phelps told the dispatcher. When she asked how, he responded, “There’s blood all over me, and there’s a bloody knife on the bed. I think I did it.”
He added that the blood on him was dried, and no longer wet.
According to BuzzFeed, Phelps admitted to taking too much Coricidin Cough
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In 1995, Jenny Jones’ popular talk show ran a segment on secret crushes. Audiences cheered as Scott Amedure revealed his admiration for acquaintance Jonathan Schmitz — but the episode’s history is mired in horror.
A few days after the filming, Amedure was found dead.
According to CBS, Schmitz had killed Amedure over his same-sex crush, shooting him dead in his mobile home three days after the taping. He turned himself into police, saying he committed the crime because he was embarrassed on national television.
Now, more than two decades later, Schmitz is walking free.
The episode, which never aired due to the fallout from the murder, has recently been made available. In it, Schmitz can be seen demurely saying that he is “completely heterosexual,” while looking uncomfortable.
“What you are seeing on the tape is a 24-year-old man facing the studio audience and the camera with what I consider to be an ambush,” Richard Thompson, the prosecutor in the
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An Iowa couple will receive $3.25 million after winning a malpractice lawsuit against the lawyer who represented them in an adoption case in which the baby boy they were adopting was reclaimed by his biological parents and then murdered by his birth father, People magazine reports.
Rachel and Heidi McFarland were awarded the judgement on Tuesday against their former attorney Jason Rieper, whom they blamed for not getting the biological parents of the boy to sever their parental rights.
“The release-of-custody never got signed by either birth parent,” Rachel McFarland said to People. “Obviously our child and us weren’t a priority to [Rieper]. We are just happy he was found negligent. That was what our goal was. We will not see any money from this.”
The McFarlands had planned to have a private adoption in December 2013 from the daughter of one of Rachel’s co-workers. They were present at the birth and
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Police are looking to neighbors for help in solving the vicious murder of a 12-year-old girl in Nashville, Tennessee.
“I’ve never seen anything this brutal in my entire career,” MNPD Sgt. David Kautzman said.
The body of the child was discovered by family members last Thursday. Yhoana Arteaga was killed by blunt-force trauma in her mobile home while home by herself, according to Fox17. She was on crutches after being injured in a skating accident. Yhoana’s last communication was when she texted her mother, telling her that someone was knocking at the door.
Police described the scene as ‘horrific.’
“Without being overly specific, there was blunt force trauma to her body and her clothing was in disarray,” MNPD Spokesperson Don Aaron said.
Police believe the young girl knew her killer.
The GoFundMe “Friends of Yhoana” said the murdered girl was “kind, polite, caring, fun, intelligent, and beautiful she will be remembered as a wonderful
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