Serial killings

This Saturday, March 16, 2019 booking photo provided by the Dale County Sheriff's Office, shows Coley McCraney. Al.com reported McCraney, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday and charged with rape and capital murder in the 1999 deaths of 17-year-olds Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley. Ozark police and Dale County sheriff's officials are scheduled to hold a press conference about the case on Monday, March 18. Authorities in Alabama said a DNA match found through a genealogy website led to to the arrest. (Dale County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 6:18 am
OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A truck-driving preacher accused of killing two teenage girls from Alabama nearly 20 years ago was found with the same genealogy database techniques used to apprehend the suspected "Golden State Killer" last year. Law enforcement interest in using genetic genealogy to crack cold...
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March 08, 2019 - 2:43 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court denied a new trial Friday for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial." In a 4-3 opinion, the Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that Adnan Syed's legal counsel was deficient in failing to investigate an alibi...
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This combination of undated sketches provided by the FBI shows drawings made by admitted serial killer Samuel Little, based on his memories of some of his victims. The bureau updated on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, information it had posted in November on its website. The update included the recent drawings made by Little. The FBI says Little, who's 78, is in poor health and is expected to remain in a Texas prison until death. (Courtesy of FBI via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 7:57 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The FBI has released sketches drawn by an admitted serial killer of some of his victims, along with other information on a string of unsolved cold-case homicides to which investigators say the man confessed. The bureau updated on Tuesday information it had posted in November on its...
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February 06, 2019 - 3:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police plan to release a sketch Wednesday depicting what a serial killer might look like now in a cold case involving at least five stabbing deaths of gay men in the mid-1970s in San Francisco. The killer was dubbed the "Doodler" after he told a person who later became a victim...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office shows Samuel Little. The FBI says 78-year-old Little, who has confessed to some 90 killings nationwide spanning nearly four decades, offered his confessions as a bargaining chip to be moved from a California prison. Authorities say Little is in poor health and will likely stay in jail in Texas until his death. (Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 5:57 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman. Samuel Little entered his plea in the West Texas city of Odessa, where the body of Denise...
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Mikhail Popkov looks through bars during a court session in Irkutsk, Russia, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. A court in Russia's eastern Siberia on Monday convicted Popkov, a former policeman of murdering 56 women, bringing the number he is believed to have killed to at least 78. (Julia Pykhalova, Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 5:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Russia's eastern Siberia on Monday convicted a former policeman of murdering 56 women, bringing the number he is believed to have killed to at least 78. The court found Mikhail Popkov, from the eastern Siberian city of Angarsk, guilty of the murders between 1994 and 2000...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office shows Samuel Little. The FBI says 78-year-old Little, who has confessed to some 90 killings nationwide spanning nearly four decades, offered his confessions as a bargaining chip to be moved from a California prison. Authorities say Little is in poor health and will likely stay in jail in Texas until his death. (Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 4:08 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A 78-year-old inmate who says he killed about 90 people as he moved around the country for nearly four decades offered his confessions as a bargaining chip to be moved from a California prison, authorities say. The FBI said in a statement Tuesday that Samuel Little offered the deal in...
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Law enforcement officers gather near the scene where the body of a woman was found near Interstate 35 north of Laredo, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four women was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman who had been abducted managed to escape from him and notify authorities, law enforcement officials said, describing the agent as a "serial killer." (Danny Zaragoza/The Laredo Morning Times via AP)
September 15, 2018 - 9:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas state troopers arrested a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor Saturday who they say went on a two-week serial killing spree that left four female sex workers dead and ended only when a fifth woman escaped from him at a gas station and found help. Juan David Ortiz, 35, an intel...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018 file photo Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who authorities suspect is the so-called Golden State Killer responsible for at least a dozen murders and 50 rapes in the 1970s and 80s, is arraigned in Sacramento County Superior Court in Sacramento, Calif. DeAngelo, accused of being Golden State Killer will be tried in Sacramento County on more than a dozen murders committed up and down the state that terrorized residents during the 1970s and '80s. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, Sacramento County was chosen due to the complexity of the case, consideration of the suspect's rights, the locations of the crimes and the hardship of victims and witnesses. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 21, 2018 - 4:32 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former police officer suspected of being one of California's most elusive serial killers will face a trial in Sacramento County on more than two dozen charges, including 13 murder counts, prosecutors said Tuesday. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, is suspected of being the so-...
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August 13, 2018 - 2:14 pm
VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors added another murder charge Monday against a California serial killing suspect, boosting the number of victims to 13 in the Golden State Killer case. Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo, 72, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Claude Snelling...
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