murder

‘I’m gonna be dead or in prison within the next 12 hours’

Joseph Anthony Pacini, 52, of Clifton Heights, who posted bizarre Youtube videos threatening police officers and FBI agents, was killed in Delaware County during a confrontation with police officers on Tuesday night. Pacini, who was apparently mentally ill, was fatally shot by police officers...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:32pm

At ceremony for fallen cop, widow's struggle continues

Just 30 minutes before a new mural honoring her late husband was unveiled on Monday, Maureen Faulkner was dealt a new blow. Faulkner, the widow of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, had learned that in California, the Oakland Unified School District will resurrect an optional...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:39pm

Revere Husband pleads not guilty to killing Lynn school teacher

The Revere man accused of strangling and stabbing his beloved second-grade teacher wife was ordered held without bail after being arraigned on first-degree murder charges in Suffolk Superior Court on Tuesday. Andrew MacCormack, 29, pleaded not guilty to the murder of 30-year-old Vanessa MacCormack...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 3:51pm

Gas found on Vanessa Marcotte's body, suspect bought gas that day, cops say

Traces of gasoline and bug spray were found on items on Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte’s body, according to new court documents. A hair tie and socks found on Marcotte’s body tested positive for gasoline and DEET, and officials believe that the suspected killer bought gas on the day...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:35am

Amanda Knox says Michelle Carter was 'wrongfully convicted'

Amanda Knox made headlines when she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison after being convicted there for the murder of her roommate. After she was acquitted, her case gained attention as an example of a wrongful conviction, and now Knox is speaking out about another case she says was...

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:51pm

Woman guilty of coercing boyfriend to kill himself via text message to be sentenced today

A Massachusetts woman could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on Thursday for goading her teenage boyfriend into suicide with a series of text messages in 2014. Michelle Carter, 20, of Plainville was found guilty in June of involuntary manslaughter for urging her 18-year-old boyfriend,...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:50am

3 men held without bail for homicide of beloved Mission Hill hardware store owner

Three men accused of fatally shooting a beloved Mission Hill hardware store owner Tuesday afternoon were arraigned on Wednesday and held without bail pending a trial.  Andres Cruz, the 58-year-old owner of AC Hardware on Tremont Street, was shot around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, officials say, in an...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 3:13pm

Remains found in Dartmouth belong to fugitive wanted for 1980 murder

The remains of a long-time fugitive who once topped the FBI’s Most Wanted list have been recovered in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The FBI’s Boston office confirmed on Friday that the remains found Thursday, buried in the back of a North Dartmouth property, belonged to Donald Eugene...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 1:59pm

Man charged with killing South Boston doctors held without bail

A Chelsea man charged with the slaying of two engaged doctors in their South Boston home in May was arraigned Monday in Suffolk Superior Court. Bampumim Teixeira, 30, was arraigned on two counts each of first-degree murder, armed robbery and kidnapping as well as one count of armed home invasion....

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:16pm

Teen driver shot in head in road rage incident in Pennsylvania

An 18-year-old woman was shot in the head in a road rage incident in Chester County and now a manhunt is underway to find her killer. Authorities said Bianca Nikol Roberson, 18, of West Chester, Pennsylvania was driving in her green Chevrolet Malibu on Thursday, attempting to merge when she got...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:02pm

Michael McCarthy sentenced to life in prison for murder of Bella Bond

Michael McCarthy, the man convicted this week of killing two-year-old Bella Bond, has been sentenced to life in prison with eligibility for parole after 20 years. McCarthy was sentenced Wednesday morning, following his conviction on Monday of second-degree murder for the death of Bella Bond. Bella...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:58am

Michael McCarthy found guilty of second-degree murder for death of BellaBond, age 2

Michael McCarthy, the man accused of killing 2-year-old Bella Bond, has been found guilty of second-degree murder by a Suffolk Superior Court jury. Monday marked the fifth day of deliberations for the jury, which had the choice between saying McCarthy was not guilty, guilty of murder in the...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 3:38pm

Man accused of killing Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte indicted for murder

A Worcester man who was arrested in connection with the death of Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte back in April has now been indicted for murder, according to a statement from Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early on Friday. Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, was indicted for the murder of...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:42pm

Alleged killer of Boston toddler called her 'demon,' mother testifies

The man accused of murdering a 2-1/2-year-old girl whose body was found on a Boston beach in 2015, sparking a months-long search for her identity, called the child a "demon" after punching her to death, the girl's mother said on Friday. "He said it was her time to die, she was a...

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:33pm

Trial for murder of Bella Bond began Tuesday in Boston

The trial of Michael McCarthy, the man accused of killing 2-year-old Bella Bond, began in Boston on Tuesday. McCarthy, a 37-year-old man from Quincy, is charged with first-degree murder for the 2015 killing of his former girlfriend’s daughter, Bella Bond, whose body washed up on Deer...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:54pm

Aaron Hernandez gay rumors swirl as letter surfaces calling another inmate his 'heart'

Was Aaron Hernandez gay? Rumors about the former Patriot tight end’s sexuality are once again swirling after a letter he sent to prison officials requesting a cellmate Hernandez called “my heart” went public this week. Five letters handwritten by Hernandez, who hanged himself in...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 2:56pm

After judge vacates Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction, lawyers talk possible NFL payout

Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers said they are in discussions with the late NFL star’s ex-agents following a Massachusetts' court ruling to vacate his murder conviction Tuesday. Hernandez, who was convicted in 2015 for the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, hanged himself...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:49pm

Judge vacates Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

A judge has vacated the 2013 murder conviction of late NFL star Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez hanged himself in his Massachusetts jail cell on April 19. The following week, his lawyers then filed a motion to vacate the former Patriots tight end’s murder conviction. In Massachusetts, murder...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:08pm

Aaron Hernandez lawyers file motion to vacate murder conviction

Updated 3:04 p.m. April 25, 2017: Lawyers for ex-Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez are asking Massachusetts's highest court to vacate his murder conviction for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd now that he is dead. A spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney's office said defense...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 4:21pm

Lawyer wants state to release Aaron Hernandez's brain for CTE testing

Aaron Hernandez’s attorney is demanding the state medical examiner release the ex-Patriots players’ brain for to see whether he suffered from a traumatic head injury that has been linked to violent outbursts and depression. Hernandez, who was serving life in prison, was found hanging...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 3:23pm