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Family dismisses ‘Gone Girl’ theory in mother’s disappearance

The family and friends of a missing Connecticut mother dismissed a theory that she staged her disappearance in a manner similar to the plot of popular novel-turned-film, “Gone Girl.” Monday marked one month since Jennifer Dulos, 50, was last seen in her 2017 Chevrolet Suburban in New Canaan. Friends reported her missing on May 24…MORE

Jury recommends death penalty for man who killed McStay family

A jury recommended the death penalty for the man who killed a California family of four and buried them in the Mojave Desert nine years ago. Charles Ray Merritt, 62, was found guilty earlier this month on four first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Joseph and Summer McStay and their children Gianni, 4, and…MORE

Man found guilty of killing a Chinese student at the University of Illinois

A federal jury has found Brendt Christensen guilty in the 2017 death of a Chinese student at the University of Illinois, the court clerk said. Christensen had been charged with kidnapping resulting in the death of Yingying Zhang, 26. The sentencing date is set for July 8, when the same jury will decide whether Christensen…MORE

California man allegedly kills 4 people over longtime feud

Five people are dead after a feud in Santa Maria, California, turned violent, the city’s police department said in a news release Monday. Police said the incident stemmed from an ongoing dispute between mobile home resident Claude Adams, 64, and two men identified as Kurt Bracke and Richard Hanen. On Friday, Adams was evicted from…MORE

A 4-hour standoff in California ends with 5 people killed in a murder-suicide

A California home was a scene of carnage after an apparent quadruple homicide and suicide, San Jose police said. Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired at the home around 8:40 p.m. Sunday night. “Arriving officers located several family members fleeing the residence,” San Jose police said. Police used an armored vehicle to help…MORE

Truck driver in deadly motorcycle crash faces 7 counts of negligent homicide

The driver of a pickup involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been arrested and faces seven counts of negligent homicide, officials said Monday. A press release from Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young’s office says that Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was arrested at his home in West Springfield, Massachusetts, and…MORE

A model received second-degree burns in nightmare ‘fire queen’ photo shoot

A photo shoot spiraled into a fiery nightmare for a 22-year-old model in Canada. Robyn-Lee Jansen was left with second-degree burns across about 25% of her body after a photographer attempted to set a fire during a shoot in an abandoned warehouse, CNN affiliate CTV Vancouver reported. The two connected through an ad seeking a…MORE

Florida police arrest woman suspected of killing her stepfather and daughter

Florida police said Monday they have arrested a 28-year-old woman suspected of killing her stepfather and daughter. Alyssa Marie Torres was arrested at around 10:30 a.m. and was to be interviewed by detectives, Port St. Lucie Police said in a statement. Police said they had arrived to the Waterleaf Townhomes Apartments apartment complex just after…MORE