Two sisters were killed by their own family members because they did not want to stay married to their cousins or apply to take them to Europe, it has been reported. Aneesa Abbas, 24, and Arooj Abbas, 21, were forced to marry their relatives last year. The sisters had Spanish citizenship and their cousins wanted to gain European visas as their spouses, according to local media. The sisters were reportedly tricked into travelling from where they were living in Spain to the eastern city of Gujrat, in Pakistan, with their mum last Thursday. Their husbands, Hassan Aurengzeb and Atiq Hanif, were said to believe that both sisters were intentionally delaying their spousal visa applications. This is thought to be the reason why Aurengzeb and Hanif allegedly plotted to strangle and shoot the women dead – with the help of their own brother Shehryar Abbas, their uncle Hanif Goga and their dad in law. This group, along with one other man, has confessed to the killings and have … [Read more...] about Sisters ‘murdered by husbands in Pakistan honour killing’ over visas
Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders is the latest true-crime documentary series to land on Hulu . Fronted by Tony Award–winner Kristin Chenoweth, the four-part series explores the horrific rape and killing of Girl Scouts Lori Lee Farmer, 8, Doris Denise Milner, 10, and Michele Heather Guse, 9 on June 13, 1977, at Camp Scott in Mayes County, Oklahoma. The four-part series also explores the intricacies of the case, how authorities are still uncovering new leads and the impact of the killings on the victim's families. In the immediate aftermath of the killings, the Mayes County police had one main suspect, convicted rapist and prison escapee Gene Leroy Hart but has the case of the Oklahoma Girl Scout killings ever been solved? Newsweek has everything you need to know below. Have the 'Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders' Ever Been Solved? Technically, no, the Oklahoma Girl Scout killings case has never been officially solved and nobody has been convicted. … [Read more...] about Have “The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders” ever been solved?
A teenage boy has been found guilty of murder after stabbing a 12-year-old girl to death after a row over a Snapchat video. Ava White was killed after a "chance encounter" with the 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on the night the Christmas lights were switched on in Liverpool. He stabbed her in the neck with a knife after she asked a group of boys to stop filming her and friends. After attacking her, the defendant "grinned" and ran away, a witness told Liverpool Crown Court during a two-week trial. The boy, who claimed he acted in self-defence and denied murder, held his head in his hands as he was convicted on Tuesday afternoon to cheers from more than 20 members of Ava's family sitting in the public gallery. A 20-second clip showing the stabbing was played during the trial, leaving her family in tears. The boy had previously pleaded guilty to possessing an offensive weapon after he was found with a flick knife that had a 7.5cm blade. More on … [Read more...] about Ava White: Boy, 14, guilty of murdering 12-year-old girl who was stabbed to death after Snapchat video row
A 14-YEAR-OLD killer sobbed as he was found guilty of murdering Ava White after boasting that he'd "get away with it". The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stabbed Ava, 12, to death in Liverpool city centre just after 8.30pm on November 25 last year. The boy told cops he thought he would "get away with it" and said "shut up you nonce" to an officer as he was questioned. He said he stabbed Ava but claimed he did so "accidentally" in self-defence as he tried to frighten her away. The defendant admitted possessing the knife - which the court heard had a 7.5cm blade - but denied her murder and manslaughter. But a jury today found the boy guilty of murder at Liverpool Crown Court. Read more UK news ZOUMA GUILTY Kurt Zouma yelled 'I swear I'll kill it' while kicking pet cat in sick footage POOL HORROR Brit tourist, 19, ‘faces being paralysed’ after smashing head in pool dive More than 20 … [Read more...] about Evil killer, 14, sobs as he’s found guilty of murdering Ava White, 12, and boasting ‘I’ll get away with it’ to cops
A TEEN boy accused of murdering a 12-year-old girl stabbed to death at a Christmas light switch on is due to stand trial next year. Ava White suffered "catastrophic injuries" after being assaulted in Liverpool city centre last week. A 14-year-old boy, who legally can't be named, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today charged with murder. The teen is also facing a charge of possession of a bladed article. He spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address during the brief hearing. No pleas were entered but a provisional trial date of May 16 next year was set. A plea and trial preparation hearing will be held on February 18. No application for bail was made and the boy was remanded in secure accomodation. Three other boys, aged 13, 14 and 15, arrested on suspicion of murder have been conditionally bailed. Emergency crews rushed to the city centre on Thursday night as families gathered to watch the Christmas lights being switched on. Most read … [Read more...] about Boy, 14, to stand trial charged with murder of schoolgirl Ava White, 12, killed at Christmas lights switch-on
A manhunt has been launched for a female prison guard suspected of helping an "extremely dangerous" 6ft 9ins-tall murder suspect escape in Alabama. Prison officer Vicky White, 56, and inmate Casey White, 38, who are not related, vanished after she told colleagues she was going to drive him to court for a mental health evaluation. Rick Singleton, the local sheriff, said an arrest warrant had been issued for Vicky White on charges of permitting or allowing an escape. He said: "We know she participated [in the escape]. Whether she did that willingly or if she was coerced, threatened somehow to participate in the case, not really sure. We know for sure she did participate. "This is not the Vicky White we know, by any stretch of the imagination." Casey White had been detained at the Lauderdale County detention centre in Florence, Alabama. He was due to go on trial next month over the stabbing death of a 58-year-old woman in 2015, and could face the death penalty if convicted. … [Read more...] about Murder suspect escapes jail with female prison guard
A mother has been arrested on suspicion of murder after police found the body of her six-year-old son in her car boot. Julissa Thaler, 28, was detained after a traffic stop in Orono, Minnesota, where police noticed blood in the vehicle and searched it. They then found Eli Hart lifeless in the boot. Officers had stopped the car after receiving a 911 call at 7am on Friday about a vehicle driving suspiciously with a smashed back window. Thaler, who has not been charged, had recently been granted full custody of Eli, with court documents showing that the boy’s father Tory Hart had also wanted custody, Fox9 reported. Westonka Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Borg wrote in an email to families on on Saturday: ‘It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community. ‘My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who are grieving this profound loss.’ Eli was a student at Shirley Hills Primary School kindergarten … [Read more...] about Mum arrested for murder after police find son’s body in car boot
A Georgia man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for hiding the body of a popular high school teacher whose disappearance baffled family, friends and investigators in her rural hometown for more than a decade. Ryan Alexander Duke was sentenced in Irwin County Superior Court just three days after a jury acquitted him of murder in the 2005 death of Tara Grinstead. Duke testified that he gave investigators a false confession after a friend killed Grinstead. He was convicted only of concealing her death. The 10-year sentence imposed by Judge Bill Reinhardt was the maximum punishment allowed. Duke has already served about half that time in jail awaiting trial. A history teacher and former beauty queen, Grinstead vanished at age 30 from her home in Ocilla. Even as years passed, her family held out hope that Grinstead would be found alive — until Duke told investigators in 2017 that he killed Grinstead burned her body to ash with the help of a friend. "Every day, they … [Read more...] about Acquitted of Georgia teacher Tara Grinstead’s murder, Ryan Duke sentenced to 10 years for hiding her body
Murderer... Dena Thompson (Image: PA) Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Dena Thompson, 61, was dubbed the "Black Widow" after she killed second husband Julian Webb. She said he took his own life when in fact she had hidden anti-depressants in his birthday meal and laced his drinks with ground aspirin. Related articles 'Stupid idiots with no sense of history' Union flag Jubilee row Londoners panic as capital struck by huge lightning storm with HAIL Thompson has spent 19 years behind bars after being sentenced to life in 2003. She was described by police as a "dangerous woman" and "every man's nightmare". Thompson had a history of conning … [Read more...] about ‘Black Widow’ Dena Thompson who killed husband with curry could be freed by Parole Board
Workers trudging miles through the rain because of Tuesday's Tube strike in London would have felt that their troubles were as nothing compared with the horrors unfolding in Ukraine. Nor would they have been searching for any connection between the industrial action called by the RMT union and Vladimir Putin’s blood-soaked invasion of a sovereign country. Yet the RMT, and particularly its assistant general secretary Eddie Dempsey, have long-standing sympathies for the pro-Putin separatists who have been fighting government forces in the east of the country for almost a decade. Dempsey is one of the most high-profile signatories to a Stop the War Coalition statement last week that criticised Nato for showing “disdain for Russian concerns” in Ukraine. It caused a huge row within the Labour Party because 11 of its MPs had originally signed the statement, all of whom withdrew their support for it on the orders of Sir Keir Starmer. A Labour frontbencher described the Stop the … [Read more...] about How close is the RMT union to Vladimir Putin’s Russia?