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Mistress Testifies Against Army Officer After They Allegedly Plotted to Kill His Wife

An Army sergeant’s former mistress took the stand at his homicide trial on Wednesday, recounting in detail how she allegedly helped him plan and …

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Newlywed Mich. Couple Killed in Crash by Driver Who Allegedly Blew Stop Sign

Family and friends of a newlywed Michigan couple are mourning their deaths from a car crash Tuesday, just 24 days after they exchanged their vows.<p>The …

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N.Y.C. Nurse's Naked Body Found in Bed by Family Member After She Was Strangled to Death

New York City police are investigating the strangulation death of a nurse who was found naked with her teeth knocked out —N.Y.C. Nurse Discovered by …

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Murder of Young Father Next to His Daughters at Campground 'Sounded like Four Shots': Camper

It was already getting late on June 21 by the time Lauren McClelland arrived at picturesque Malibu Creek State Park in California for a weekend …

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Missing 3-Year-Old Girl's Body Was Found Wrapped in Trash Bags and Stuffed in Couch Cover

The body of a 3-year-old North Carolina girl found in a creek last December — days after she was reported missing by her mother — was wrapped inside …

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Boy, 8, Allegedly Locked in 'Dungeon' by Dad and Girlfriend — Who Urged Their Dog to Attack Him

An Iowa couple is accused of locking an 8-year-old boy in a small, pitch-black enclosure under their basement stairs for more than nine hours a day, …

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Cover-Up Episode 7: The Letter | PEOPLE.com

<b>➜ Cover-Up Episode 1: 10 Hours Later</b> <b><br>➜ Cover-Up Episode 2: Joey’ll Fix It</b> <b><br>➜ Cover-Up Episode 3: The Family Code</b> <b><br>➜ Cover-Up Episode 4: The Secret Keepers</b></b> …

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Aly Raisman and 140 of Larry Nassar's Victims Unite on the ESPYs Stage: 'We Survive Together'

In one of the most powerful and emotional moments in the ESPY Awards’ history, more than 100 victims of the disgraced doctor Larry Nassar, were …

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South Dakota Mom Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Beating Son to Death For Wetting His Bed

A South Dakota mother, who beat her 2-year-old son to death after he wet the bed, was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Tuesday.<p>Katrina Shangreaux …

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Deadliest Catch's Edgar Hansen Admits Sexually Abusing 16-Year-Old Girl

<i>Deadliest Catch</i> costar Edgar Hansen on Friday admitted sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl last fall — touching her genitals and making her touch him …

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Fla. Woman Allegedly Fatally Attacked Mother After Being Left Out of Will: 'I Beat Up My Mom'

A Florida woman is accused of beating her 85-year-old mother to death after learning she’d been left out of her will, PEOPLE confirms.<p>Gabriela …

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Mom Holds Dying 10-Year-Old Girl Shot on Way to Ice Cream Truck: ‘Please Don’t Let My Baby Die’

On Monday evening, Makiyah Wilson left the courtyard of the Clay Terrace Apartments in Washington D.C., heading to an ice cream truck for a …

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N.J. Parents Allegedly Put Crying 4-Month-Old in ‘Time Out’ That Killed Him

A New Jersey couple is accused of killing their baby son by putting him in a “time out,” during which he suffocated under a comforter, PEOPLE …

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Teen Girl Speaks Out After Being Shot 7 Times at School and Talks FaceTiming with Taylor Swift

Ella Whistler, an Indiana teen who was severely injured during a May 25 shooting at her middle school, spoke out on Wednesday about her recovery and …

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Ark. Woman Vanishes from Shopping Center Before She's Found Dead — and 2 Teens Are Charged

Two Arkansas teens were arrested Monday in connection with the killing of a 71-year-old woman who went missing after a shopping trip.<p>Tacori Mackrell, …

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Woman Kills Sexually Abusive Dad After Finding His Child Porn — Including Photo of Herself

In January, a 63-year-old woman walked into a police station in Stockport, England, and announced that she had killed her father 12 years earlier, …

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N.J. Woman Allegedly Suffocated Husband with Plastic Bag — and Tried to Kill Daughter Same Way

A New Jersey woman who allegedly killed her ill husband by suffocating him with a plastic bag will be tried for a second time after her 2011 …

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N.C. Man Allegedly Used Ant Poison to Try to Kill Wife, Who Noticed Strange Smell in Food

A 52-year-old North Carolina man is charged with first-degree attempted murder after allegedly tainting his wife’s food with ant poison, according to …

Crime

Minn. Daycare Operator Who Hung Toddler From a Noose Avoids Prison

A Minnesota home daycare provider who hung a toddler in her care by a noose in 2016 will avoid prison after being sentenced to probation with credit …

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Young Father's Murder in a Campground Baffles Police — and Rattles the Community

Nearly a month after a California scientist was fatally shot while camping with his two young daughters, police are still uncertain about the motive …

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Texas House Guest Allegedly Bit Off Woman's Nose and Swallowed It After Being Asked to Leave

A Texas woman was arrested early Friday morning after she allegedly bit off and swallowed another woman’s nose.<p>Jessica Collins, 41, had spent the …

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Woman Allegedly Uses Secret Camera to Catch Doctor Molesting Her During a Consultation

A Louisiana doctor was allegedly caught fondling a patient’s breasts and genitals during a consultation after the patient, who suspected the …

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Suspected Serial Killer Allegedly Killed 3 in Texas 'Rampage' Before Tipster Led to His Arrest

Authorities in Texas believe a registered sex offender cut off his ankle monitor before embarking on an apparently random “rampage” across the …

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Mich. Infant Falls Through Hole in Floor and Drowns in Flooded Basement, Mom Charged

A Michigan mother has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after her baby daughter drowned by falling through a hole in the floor of her home …

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17-Year Old Az. Girl Goes Missing After She Was Heard Screaming — and Boyfriend, 24, Is Suspect

Authorities are searching for a 17-year-old Arizona girl who was last heard from when her brother heard her screaming last Friday afternoon, …

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Teens Plead Guilty in Death of Mich. Dad Killed by Rock Thrown from Overpass onto Vehicle

Four teenagers pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in the death of a Michigan father who was killed when a rock was thrown from an overpass onto …

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Mom Who Killed Baby Girl — and Is Suspected of Killing 7 Other Kids — To Be Released From Prison

Marybeth Tinning, the New York mom convicted of murdering her 4-month-old daughter in 1985 who is suspected in the deaths of seven of her other …

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7-Year-Old Killed While Trying to Get Help After Her Dad's Drunk-Driving Crash: Police

A 7-year-old Michigan girl was struck and killed by a vehicle on Sunday while trying to get help after her father crashed their car while he was …

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Kansas Mom Shot in 2003 While Sleeping Beside Boyfriend Was Allegedly Killed by Her Son: Police

The killing 15 years ago mystified Kansas investigators.<p>On the night of August 15, 2003, 51-year-old hairstylist Carol Fleming and her boyfriend, …

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