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‘Fake’ Mandela interpreter charged with murder, rape and theft over past 20 years

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PRETORIA – The fake sign language interpreter struck by a schizophrenic attack at Nelson Mandela’s memorial has a long history of crimes. Thamsanqa Jantjie, the interpreter who ‘saw angels’, has been charged with murder, rape, theft and kidnapping over the past 20 years, reports eNCA. Jantjie was accused of rape in 1994, theft in 1995 [...]

Silk Road founder paid $500k in Bitcoins for murders that never occurred

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NEW YORK (UNITED STATES) – Ross Ulbricht, the man who was running Silk Road, is thought to have hired a hitman to kill six people. Ulbricht, 29, allegedly hired a man called “redandwhite” to carry out the killings and paid him “about a “half million dollars in Bitcoins“, writes Business Insider. Apparently, Ulbricht’s plot was revealed [...]

Father asks Google Street View to remove photo of son’s dead body

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NEW YORK – A father is asking Google to remove a photo of his dead son on Google Street View. Kevin Barrera was 14 years of age when he was shot dead and his dead body found lying next to the train tracks in Richmond, California. The picture was taken in 2009 but it’s not [...]

Justin Valdez murder: commuters “engrossed in phones” didn’t notice killer’s handgun

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SAN FRANCISCO (UNITED STATES) -  Passengers on a train in San Francisco were busy fiddling with their smartphones to notice a man swinging a hadgun before killing a young student. Nikhom Thephakaysone, 30, was caught on camera wielding a .45 caliber pistol before shooting Justin Valdez, 20, in the head. As Metro reports, commuters on the train [...]

Teen obsessed with ‘Into the Wild’ found dead in Oregon

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PORTLAND (UNITED STATES) – An 18-year-old obsessed with the movie “Into the Wild” was found dead in Oregon on Monday. Jonathan Croom’s body was found by police investigators 1,000 feet away from his green Honda CRV in the rural town of Riddle. Investigators say the case is being investigated as a suicidebecause they believe the [...]

Chris Lane murder: Three teenagers killed baseball player for fun

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OKLAHOMA CITY (UNITED STATES) – Three teenagers killed an Australian baseball player attending East Central University for fun. Michael Jones, 17, Chancey Luna, 16, and James Edwards, 15, are accused of killing Chris Lane with a shot in the back fired from a .22 revolver. The three boys were in a van Michael Jones was driving when they spotted [...]

Brazil: Teenager takes own life after killing parents and grandparents

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SAO PAULO, Brazil – Teenager Marcelo Pesseghini fatally shot his parents, his grandmother and his great aunt with a .40 caliber pistol before going to school on Monday morning. The 13-year-old then took his own life with a .32 caliber revolver after returning home. The mass murder was carried out inside the family’s home in a northern [...]

Sylvie Cachay wrote To-do list for her boyfriend Nicholas Brooks before getting killed

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Sylvie Cachay wrote a To-Do list for her boyfriend Nicholas Brooks before getting killed Sylvie Cachay wrote a To-Do list to her boyfriend Nicholas Brooks before getting killed begging him to cut down the drug use and love her more. Apparently Nicholas Brooks did not take the letter too well and he is now standing [...]

Robert Bales Pleads Guilty To Killing 16 Afghan Civilians

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TACOMA, United States – Robert Bales, the US Army sergeant that killed 16 Afghan civilians in a shooting spree in Kandahar last year, pleaded guilty to premeditated murder at a court hearing.  The war veteran admitted to going on a killing spree after agreeing with prosecutors that he would avoid the death penalty. Bales, 39, was [...]

Oscar Pistorius Trial Postponed Until August 19

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PRETORIA, South Africa – The trial of Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day, was postponed until August 19 after a 15-minute hearing.   The decision came on the heels of a few turbulent weeks ahead of the start of the trial. Last week, leaked photos showed the [...]

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