The family of the alleged ‘catfish’ killer’s victims in California speak out

The family of the alleged 'catfish' killer's victims in California speak out

CNN — Une femme whose parents and sister were killed last week in the alleged “catfish” triple homicide in Riverside, California, is urgent families to speak to their children about online safety. Michelle Blandin, whose father, Mark Winek, 69, mother, Sharie Winek, 65, and sister, Brooke Winek, 39, were killed November 25, warned parents to … Read more

Idaho State Police adds patrols to university campus ahead of vigil for four students killed in unsolved stabbings

Inside the investigation into who killed 4 college students in Moscow, Idaho

CNN — Idaho State Police has added four campus patrols and 14 patrols for the general community as the University of Idaho prepares to host a vigil Wednesday night for the four students fatally stabbed earlier this month. Investigators have yet to identify a suspect or find the murder weapon, and the uncertainty and lack … Read more

Investigators sixteen cars of University of Idaho murder victims as evidence

Investigators sixteen cars of University of Idaho murder victims as evidence

Authorities towed away five vehicles from the house where four University of Idaho students were brutally murdered as investigators continue to search for clues on who killed the students. A tow truck removed the cars—some of which are believed to have belonged to the victims—one by one Tuesday and brought them to a city-owned lot, … Read more

Missouri man put to death for killing police officer in 2005

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GOOD EARTH, Mo. — A Missouri man convicted of ambushing and killing a St. Louis area police officer he blamed in the death of his younger brother was executed Tuesday night. Kevin Johnson, 37, died after an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was the state’s second execution this year … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer in 2005 after Supreme Court denies request for a stay

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer

CNN — Kevin Johnson – who murdered a Kirkwood, Missouri, police officer in 2005 but claimed racial bias in his prosecution – was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection. Johnson, 37, was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. CT. He didn’t give a final statement, according to Missouri Department of Corrections spokesperson Karen Pojmann. The execution … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer

CNN — [Breaking news update, published at 9:25 p.m. ET] Kevin Johnson – who murdered a Kirkwood, Missouri, police officer in 2005, but claimed racial bias in his prosecution – was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection. Johnson, 37, was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. CT. He didn’t give a final statement, according to Department … Read more

Riverside murders: The man accused of killing a teen’s family after ‘catfishing’ her was hired by a Virginia sheriff’s office earlier this month. Here’s what we know

Riverside murders: The man accused of killing a teen's family after 'catfishing' her was hired by a Virginia sheriff's office earlier this month. Here's what we know

CNN — Roughly 10 days after a former Virginia state trooper was hired by a sheriff’s office in that state, he traveled to Southern California and allegedly killed the family of a teenager he had catfished online, officials said. Austin Lee Edwards, 28, died in a shootout with authorities Friday, hours after he allegedly killed … Read more

Buffalo grocery store mass shooter pleads guilty to terrorism and murder charges in racist attack

Buffalo grocery store mass shooter pleads guilty to terrorism and murder charges in racist attack

CNN — The gunman who killed 10 people and wounded three in May in a racist attack at a grocery store in a efficiently Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, pleaded guilty Monday to state charges of domestic terrorism as a hate crime, murder and attempted murder. Payton Gendron, a 19-year-old White man, pleaded guilty … Read more

Riverside murders: Virginia man accused of ‘catfishing’ teen before killing her family, police say

Riverside murders: Virginia man accused of 'catfishing' teen before killing her family, police say

CNN — A former Virginia police officer, believed to have murdered a teenager’s family in Riverside, California after “catfishing” her online, was killed in a shootout while trying to flee authorities, the city’s police department said in a news release. Officers with the Riverside Police were dispatched Friday to check the welfare of a young … Read more

University of Idaho student stabbings: 2 weeks after police found 4 slain victims, here’s where the investigation stands

Inside the investigation into who killed 4 college students in Moscow, Idaho

CNN — two weeks after the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, dozens of local, state and federal investigators are still working to determine who carried out the brutal attack. After sifting through more than 1,000 tips and conducting at least 150 interviews, investigators have yet to identify a suspect or uncover a … Read more