On Saturday, Marina and Kevin Krim, the parents of two young children who were killed in their Upper West Side apartment by their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, announced the arrival of a baby boy. It is welcome good news in a gruesome murder whose first anniversary comes in less than two weeks.
During Cory Booker's first year as Newark's mayor, in 2006, there were 107 murders in his city. By 2009, that number was down to 68. That 36 percent drop in homicides helped establish the reputation that has propelled Booker to national prominence. In 2010, however, 167 Newark police officers were ... More >>
One of the most intriguing questions of the NFL off-season is whether there will be further investigation into the allegations that Ray Lewis sucked Bambi's antlers. In American sports you can do just about anything--be involved in a double murder, father six illegitimate children--just so long as y ... More >>
The man who confessed to killing six-year-old Etan Patz more than 30 years ago could be indicted for murder this week, despite there being little-to-no evidence that he killed the boy other than his confession.A grand jury will meet tomorrow to hear the state's evidence against Pedro Hernandez, who ... More >>
A Long Island businessman -- currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for a wire fraud conviction -- is now accused of being involved in a murder-for-hire plot with the help of his former business partner. But the plot thickens -- the two targets in the alleged scheme are the federal judge and pr ... More >>
Federal authorities have rounded up nearly a dozen members of the murderous MS-13 street gang, each of whom face multiple counts of murder, attempted murder, robbery and other acts of thuggery dating back to 2008, the United States Attorney's Office announced today.In a 50-count indictment, the feds ... More >>
Exactly 33 years to the day after 6-year-old Etan Patz allegedly was murdered in the basement of a SoHo bodega, the suspect in the murder, 51-year-old Pedro Hernandez, has been placed on suicide watch at Bellevue Hospital.Police say placing Hernandez on suicide watch is precautionary, but that the s ... More >>
Last week, a trial in Brooklyn started off with a strange twist. At the federal criminal trial of James Rosemond -- a/k/a Jimmy Henchman -- one of the first things Rosemond's attorney did was kick an unemployed journalist named Chuck Philips out of the courtroom by naming him a witness in the case. ... More >>
Don’t forget the cherry pie
Roy Huntley died at the hands of a gang of thugs during a grisly robbery-turned-slaying that took place on Sept. 28, 2008. Michael Smith, Anthony Smith, and Melvin Peters roughed up the 24-year-old husband and father of two in 2050 Eighth Avenue, stealing his watch and other small property b ... More >>
Lamont Pride, the 27-year-old man who allegedly shot NYPD officer Peter Figoski in the face, killing him, when Figoski attempted to stop a home invasion in Cypress Hills last month, has told the court he's sorry for what he did, and that he didn't mean for it to happen. Pride had initially claimed h ... More >>
According to police statistics, crime rates in New York didn't change overall in 2011 compared to 2012. Overall crime decreased by 0.8 percent through December 18 compared with the same period a year ago. There have been 102,445 felonies so far compared with 102,269 by the same time last year ... More >>
It's called The Big Celebrity Get Off. Picture this: A panel of three celebrity murderers who got off--O.J. Simpson, Casey Anthony, and Robert Blake--advises someone charged with murder on how to nab a "not guilty" verdict.
Mourners spoke against trans violence outside Camila's apartmentAbout a hundred people gathered on 110th Street, "Tito Puente Way," in East Harlem last night to remember the life of Camila Guzman. The vigil, sponsored by the Anti-Violence Project, took place outside of Camila's apartment, whe ... More >>
The latest New York City crime statistics show that while murders are down 17 percent so far this year as compared to the same period in 2010, and burglaries are down 7 percent, rape is up nearly 24 percent from 2010. Felony assaults are up 5 percent as well, though it's mostly comforting new ... More >>
via Toronto SunThe sister of Nikolai Rakossi, the Russian army vet who is suspected of killing 56-year-old Tatyana Prikhodko and her daughter Larisa, 28, told the New York Post she thinks her brother has killed himself. Tatyana and Larisa, both nurses, were found stabbed to death on April 16 in t ... More >>
Larisa PrikhodkoAfter the jump: Updates on the case about the suspect, a "Russian 'Rambo'" who served in the Russian Army special ops, his departure to Russia, his chance of being apprehended, and the apartment he left "full of empty booze bottles." As New York legislators advocate for a do ... More >>
Jeffrey Locker, begged for murderThere's a very strange murder trial happening right now in Manhattan's State Supreme Court, in which Kenneth Minor stands accused of killing "life coach" Jeffrey Locker, 52, who many suspect staged his own murder. Yesterday, a panhandler, "admitted hustler and ... More >>
Saturday night's party went on too long for Pascual Flores. The 22-year-old Bronx man was stabbed to death shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, February 20, in Brooklyn, at Liberty and Sheridan avenues in East New York. Cops say he had left a party with another man to get more beer when they were confro ... More >>
Shawna Forde, the vigilante anti-immigration crusader affiliated with the Minutemen group, was found guilty today of two counts of first degree murder in the 2009 killing of Raul Flores and his nine-year-old daughter, Brisenia Flores, the Arizona Daily Star is reporting. Forde was also convic ... More >>
Carlotta Brett-Pierce: Accused of starving and beating her little daughter to death.Bad stuff: "The words of a [5-year-old] son could doom a Monster Mom accused of starving and beating his 4-year-old sister to death." (Daily News) "Strangulation, bludgeoning, face-stomping, castration with a co ... More >>
Why isn't the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father, allegedly at the hands of anti-immigration vigilantes in Arizona, a national news story, we wondered on Friday afternoon. The trial of Shawna Forde, who prosecutors say led the raid of the Flores home to steal drug money, bega ... More >>
With an arrest made in the murder of Sylvie Cachay, thereby ending the whodunit angle, the New York Post skips directly to the content of character portion of the public prosecution, skewering the suspect Nick Brooks on Sunday. Brooks, says the very first line, is "the stoner son of Oscar-win ... More >>
Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with the murder of Troynisha Harris, 18, which took place on Saturday, July 24th, at 3:40 a.m. in front of 730 East 166th Street. Harris was stabbed once to the neck and pronounced DOA at the hospital. Anothe ... More >>
José SucuzhañayHakim Scott, one of two men who beat José Sucuzhañay to death with a bottle and a baseball bat, was convicted yesterday of manslaughter. The trial has been closely watched, as Scott and Keith Phoenix were being charged with murder and with hate crimes. Prosecutors, as well ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE: Jan. 5, 2010, at 12:53 p.m. LOCATION: 819 E. 167 St., Morrisania, The Bronx. It's usually the other way around, but the police say a woman fatally stabbed a man Tuesday around lunchtime in the Bronx. The victim was 22, but the police haven't released his name yet. The accuse ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE: Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, 2:09 a.m. LOCATION: 2033 McGraw Avenue, The Bronx. The police have arrested 34-year-old David Delgado of 50th Street in Brooklyn for the fatal stabbing of a Bronx man inside an apartment at the above address early Friday. George Talavera, 33, of Libb ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE: Sunday July 5, 2009, 10:18 p.m. LOCATION: Fifth floor hallway, 695 East 163rd Street, the Bronx. The police say a teenager was stabbed to death at the above address late last night during a fight with another teen. He was declared dead at Lincoln Hospital. The victim was ide ... More >>
Yesterday we told you about a fatal stabbing in a Bronx park. It took police less than 48 hours to make an arrest in the murder of 23-year-old Nimzay Aponte (right) at St. Mary's Park in the Bronx. This morning, detectives from the 40th Precinct arrested Raymond Dennis, 35, also of the Bronx, in c ... More >>
—and a family's grief rekindled.
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