Man guilty of murdering girlfriend and leaving her dismembered body in a garbage bag

ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA – A man from California has been handed a life sentence following his conviction for brutally murdering his girlfriend. The mutilated remains of the victim were found in a waterfront trail in Alameda in July 2023. Joseph Roberts, aged 43, has been declared guilty of second-degree murder of his girlfriend, 27-year-old Rachel Elizabeth Imani Buckner by a California jury. Roberts now faces a prison term ranging from 15 years to life. The jury reached the verdict in under a day after evaluating …

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Man strangled wife in hospital because he couldn’t afford medical bills

INDEPENDENCE, MO – A man from Missouri is now facing charges of second-degree murder after allegedly strangling his wife while she was in a hospital bed. The announcement was made by Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County Prosecutor. Court documents reveal that the man, Ronnie Wiggs, confessed to law enforcement that he was responsible for the death of his wife. She had been admitted to the hospital for the installation of a new port for …

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Couple charged with murder after relative killed with brick

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A man from Oklahoma, along with his girlfriend, have been implicated in the brutal murder of the woman’s relative, according to federal authorities. The victim was reportedly killed with a brick before her body was discarded in a wildlife refuge. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Oklahoma revealed that Tevin Terrell Semien, 29, and Nicole Leigh Logsdon, 24, have been indicted for the murder of 68-year-old Karon “Dinkers” …

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Teen convicted for gang-affiliated school shooting that killed two people

Des Moines, IA – A 19-year-old Iowa resident, Preston Walls, was convicted of second-degree murder and manslaughter on Thursday in connection with the shooting deaths of two students at a Des Moines alternative school earlier this year. Initially, Walls had been charged with first-degree murder, but the jury’s decision to convict him on lesser charges suggests they accepted his defense that he acted out of fear for his own life. Walls was implicated in the …

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Dad murders truck driver who struck and killed teenage son with his car

In North Carolina, a man is being charged with second-degree murder. He faces allegations of shooting a driver who struck and killed his teenage son. The incident occurred in Timberlake, a community located about 21 miles north of Durham. The suspect, Chad Woods, 41, was arrested at his residence following the shooting. Authorities have identified the deceased man as Jeffrey McKay, 39. The Person County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the details of the fatal encounter. According …

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Young man charged with fatally shooting 15-year-old during car ride

An 18-year-old man, Gabriel Hernandez, has been charged with the shooting of his 15-year-old acquaintance during a car ride over the weekend in Tolleson, Arizona. According to reports, the unidentified teen was transported to Banner Estrella Medical Center early on Sunday for his injuries. However, he was later pronounced dead. Legal documentation reveals the young victim was seated in the front passenger seat, with his mother at the wheel. In the backseat sat the mother’s …

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Trial begins for professor accused of killing police officer boyfriend. Defense claims cover-up took place.

Karen Read, a Bentley University professor from Massachusetts, went before a hearing at the Norfolk Superior Court in May 2023 to face charges of motor vehicle manslaughter, leaving the scene of a collision, and second-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend, Boston Police Officer John O’Keefe. While Read maintained her innocence at the hearing, both phone records and witness testimony allege that friction existed between Read and O’Keefe the night of Jan. 29, 2022, …

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Man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing girlfriend’s 13-year-old son in violent domestic altercation

A Minnesota man, Houston Allen Morris, has recently pleaded guilty to the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend’s 13-year-old son, Isaac Hoff, during a violent altercation. Morris, 39, confessed to second-degree murder without intent while committing a felony. He also confessed to an amended felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. The tragic incident took place in the early hours of March 24, 2022, as Morris engaged in a heated argument with Hoff’s mother. …

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Wife charged with husband’s murder after allegedly running him over while driving drunk

Amanda O’Keefe, a 37-year-old resident of Hillsborough, has been charged with second-degree murder and death by auto. She allegedly drove under the influence and fatally struck her husband with her car. After voluntarily turning herself in to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office on March 29, O’Keefe was arrested and held in the Somerset County Jail. She was released the following day, with a court appearance scheduled for a later date. The incident took place on …

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Man stabs wife at Bible study

On the night of March 21, 2023, horror descended on a small Bible study group in Minnesota. Corrina Woodhull, a mother of five, was fatally stabbed in a sudden attack led by police suspect Robert Castillo, her estranged husband. Witnesses described the assault as swift as a cobra’s strike, tears streaming down the suspect’s face as he was apprehended and handcuffed. Woodhull was a passionate advocate for those in need, particularly those recovering from addiction, …

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