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Las Vegas Police Searching For Possible Serial Killer Who Shot 4 People, Killed 2

Las Vegas police are turning to the public for help in capturing a suspected serial killer who police believe shot four people within several days. Two of the victims have died.

According to ABC News, police believe the shootings are random and target the homeless. Three of the victims were not only homeless, but were also sleeping at the time they were shot, Capt. Robert Plummer of the Las Vegas Police said at a Tuesday news conference. He called the man’s actions cowardly, especially for targeting vulnerable people.

“We must stop this man before he shoots and kills someone else,” Plummer said.

The two men who have died have been identified as 68-year-old James Edgar Lewis and 51-year-old Brian Wayne Clegg, reported the New York Daily News. The shooting spree began on January 29, and the first shooting took place at a grocery store parking lot, said police. Though the victim

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YouTuber Throws Fake Acid On People As a Prank, Sparking Outrage

A YouTube prankster making fun of acid attacks is receiving outrage in the United Kingdom. According to The Independent, 22-year-old Arya Mosallah recorded himself throwing water in random people’s faces in London for his YouTube channel, imitating a real acid attack. 

As The Washington Post reports, in a real acid attack, the attacker will approach a victim and throw liquid in his or her face. Mosallah’s prank was nearly identical, except the liquid he threw was water. The city of London has an average of two acid attack a day, which is the highest per person in any country in the world.

On social media, critics have blasted the prank for undermining the severity of real acid attacks. “I lost an eye to an acid attack (alkali, actually, worse) and you’re right, this is horrendous,” tweeted one person named Eliot Cole. “If this person was brandishing a toy gun to joke terrorise people,

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Suspected Serial Killer Accused Of Killing 9 People In Just 3 Weeks

A suspected serial killer is accused of murdering nine people in just three weeks, including his own mother and stepfather. Cleophus Cooksey Jr., of Phoenix, Arizona, was originally arrested for shooting his parents, 56-year-old Rene Cooksey and 54-year-old Edward Nunn, in their home on December 17.

“Our detectives didn’t stop there, they kept digging,” Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said during a Thursday press conference, according to the New York Daily News.

Now, police have tied him to an additional seven murders, all of which are believed to have taken place between November 27 and December 17 in the Phoenix area. All were shot, reported NBC News.

Police were able to link Cooksey, 35, to the victims through the gun he used. Because the killings did not follow any discernible modus operandi, police did not realize that they had a serial killer on their hands until they arrested Cooksey for

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Multiple People Are Fighting To Claim The Remains Of Cult Leader Charles Manson

At least five people are fighting over the ownership of Charles Manson’s human remains, and it’s reportedly stressing out authorities. It seems as if even from the grave, Manson is continuing his legacy of creating a deranged circus.

Last month, the murderous cult leader died at the age of 83. According to a California Department of Corrections statement, Manson died of natural causes at a hospital.

Kern County lawyers filed paperwork in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, looking for assistance in figuring out where Manson’s corpse should go. The coroner is afraid of releasing his body to the wrong person, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“We have the following problem we’re trying to cope with here: The Department of Corrections asked the Kern County Coroner to receive the body because we have refrigeration and they don’t,” Bryan Walters, a deputy attorney in the county counsel’s office told the Los

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People Are Fighting To Claim The Remains Of Charles Manson …

At least five people are fighting over the ownership of Charles Manson’s human remains, and it’s reportedly stressing out authorities. It seems as if even from the grave, Manson is continuing his legacy of creating a deranged circus.

Last month, the murderous cult leader died at the age of 83. According to a California Department of Corrections statement, Manson died of natural causes at a hospital.

Kern County lawyers filed paperwork in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, looking for assistance in figuring out where Manson’s corpse should go. The coroner is afraid of releasing his body to the wrong person, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“We have the following problem we’re trying to cope with here: The Department of Corrections asked the Kern County Coroner to receive the body because we have refrigeration and they don’t,” Bryan Walters, a deputy attorney in the county counsel’s office told the Los

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Details Slowly Emerge About ‘Suspicious’ Deaths Of 4 People Found In New York Basement

Police are currently investigating a series of deaths that occurred in an apartment in Troy, New York (a city about 160 miles away from the state’s capital), after four bodies were discovered in the basement.

According to CNN, at about 1 PM on Tuesday, police responded to a call from a property manager who found the four unresponsive individuals. The identities of the dead have not yet been revealed; police are waiting to confirm with next-of-kin before names are released. A potential cause of death was not announced, and it is not known if the dead all belonged to the same family.

It isn’t yet known whether or not the deaths are part of a larger series of incidents, although Troy Police Capt. Dan DeWolf believes this to be a stand-alone situation. DeWolf urged residents in the area to remain cautious until the case is solved.

“Unfortunately, it’s horrible, terrible, sad, especially at this

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Everything You Need To Know About The Deliberate SUV Ramming In Melbourne That Injured 19 People

On Thursday, a white Suzuki SUV deliberately rammed into a crowd of holiday shoppers in a busy area of Melbourne, Australia. Here is what we know about the incident so far.

1. There are many injured

According to various reports, the number of injured is at 19, according to ABC News. Four of the 15 are in critical condition while the rest are reportedly stable.

2. A young child is among them

According to 9News in Australia, a 4-year-old was injured in the incident and reportedly suffered a serious head injury.

3. The driver has been arrested

A 32-year-old man has been arrested. Police said he is Australian and of Afghan descent. Witnesses appeared to drag him out of his SUV before his arrest.

4. Mental health could be at play

Police have revealed that the driver has known drug abuse and mental health issues. He was reportedly known to police because of his

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Matt Lauer Issues Apology For Sexual Misconduct: ‘To The People I Have Hurt, I Am Truly Sorry’

Former “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer put out a statement Thursday morning apologizing for the pain that the sexual harassment allegations about him have caused. A day earlier, he was fired by NBC, where he worked for 20 years.

His entire statement was read in full on the “Today” show:

“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.

“Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.

“Repairing the damage will take a lot of

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4 Times People Were Attacked Over Christmas Gifts

The Holiday season is supposed to be all about the spirit of giving. But in these four cases, the suspects involved were all about taking. Some stole presents, and others took lives. Tragic stories like these are the basis of the second season of Homicide For The Holidays, premiering Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c.

 

 

1. Murder over lack of Christmas gift

Julio Resto of Waltham, Massachusetts didn’t buy his wife, Gloria Resto, a Christmas gift in 2014. That upset Gloria, according to Julio. It caused a fight, which escalated to violence on New Year’s Eve. He stabbed  Gloria, 42, about 21 times on the head, neck torso and other extremities, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Julio was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for his wife’s death.

2. Mom beats kids for opening gifts early

In 2016,

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4 Times People Dressed As Santa Killed People

The holidays aren’t always merry for all. Sometimes they are downright nightmarish. In these incidents, men dressed as one of the holiday’s most loved characters ruined holiday parties and families. Incidents like these are the basis of the new season of Homicide For The Holidays, premiering Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c.

 

1. Christmas Eve 2008

On Christmas Eve in Covina, California, Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, 45, went on a deadly rampage while dressed up as Santa. He showed up to a party on a quiet cul-de-sac, carrying a large present. An eight-year-old girl opened the door and Pardo shot her in the face. After stepping over her, he began shooting other partygoers, including several children. Pardo even shot a teen in the back, according to the Telegraph. In addition to the shooting, he set the house on fire. People jumped from windows to avoid

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