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  • 50 years after JFK, family of Jack Ruby feels the pain

    November 13, 2013 | 5:00 pm

    We were sharing a pastrami sandwich and pickles at a Los Angeles landmark: Canter’s Deli on Fairfax. I was 24; she was nearly 50 years older, with a piercing voice as loud as her flaming red wig.

    Her name was Eva Rubenstein Grant, and she was a little-known nightclub manager the...

  • Film suggests Toulouse killer was disturbed, not hateful

    March 11, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    Four weeks before he murdered seven people in Toulouse, a cheerful Mohammed Merah was filmed laughing and showing off his skiing skills to friends at a popular Alpine resort.

    The footage, televised on March 6, formed the opening sequence in a controversial documentary about the...

  • Leiby Kletzky’s accused killer to plead guilty

    August 3, 2012 | 10:21 am

    The Brooklyn, N.Y.-man accused of killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky is expected to plead guilty.

    Levi Aron will face at least 40 years in prison, according to Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

    A law enforcement official close to the investigation confirmed the details, according to...

  • ‘Son of Sam’ denied parole for sixth time

    May 9, 2012 | 9:49 am

    David Berkowitz, the New York serial killer known as “Son of Sam,” was denied parole for a sixth time.

    A New York prison parole board made the decision on Tuesday to deny Berkowitz, 58, who has spent 35 years behind bars. He will be eligible for another parole hearing in two years....

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  • Rashid Baz, killer of Ari Halberstam in 1994, admits to anti-Semitic motive

    March 26, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Rashid Baz, the Lebanese cab driver convicted in the 1994 murder of Ari Halberstam, admitted that he had been looking to kill some Jews that day, the New York Post reported.

    Baz, who is serving a 141-year prison sentence, opened fire on a van full of Chasidic youths on a ramp...

  • Toulouse killer visited Israel, other countries in the region

    March 22, 2012 | 2:53 pm

    The passport of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah showed that he visited Israel, Syria, Iraq and Jordan, a French newspaper reported.

    Police found Merah’s passport in his apartment following the raid Thursday that led to his death, LeMonde reported. It is believed that he tried to...

  • Gunman dies in hail of bullets as French siege ends

    March 22, 2012 | 9:04 am

    A 23-year-old gunman who said al Qaeda inspired him to kill seven people in France died in a hail of bullets on Thursday as he scrambled out of a ground-floor window during a gunbattle with elite police commandos.

    Mohamed Merah, a Frenchman of Algerian origin, died from a gunshot...

  • Besieged gunman boasted he brought France to its knees

    March 21, 2012 | 12:27 pm

    A besieged gunman suspected of shooting dead seven people in the name of al Qaeda boasted to police on Wednesday he had brought France to its knees and said his only regret was not having been able to carry out his plans for more killings.

    In an unfolding drama that has riveted...

  • Second Fogel family killer sentenced to five life sentences

    January 16, 2012 | 9:53 pm

    A second Palestinian man was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for the murder of five members of the Fogel family in a West Bank Jewish settlement.

    Amjad Awad, 19, was sentenced Monday in a West Bank military court. He was convicted in November for the March 11 murders in...

  • Fogels’ killer sentenced to five life sentences

    September 14, 2011 | 11:07 am

    A Palestinian man was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for the murder of five members of the Fogel family in a West Bank Jewish settlement.

    Hakim Awad, 18, was sentenced Tuesday in a West Bank military court. He had admitted guilt in the March 11 murders in Itamar, which...

  • Casey Anthony is a Killer & Kim Kardashian Needs To Go Away - UPDATED

    By Ilana Angel

    July 6, 2011 | 12:33 am

    I am saddened by the Casey Anthony verdict.  I believe now, as I always have, that she killed her little girl.  A mother does not wait 31 days to report her child missing, and not have a hand in what happened to her.  Caylee Anthony was murdered by her mother and this verdict will...

  • Accused Nazi killer charged in Budapest

    February 14, 2011 | 10:34 am

    A former Hungarian military officer was charged with war crimes during World War II by prosecutors in Budapest.

    Sandor Kepiro, 96, was charged Monday for involvement in the murder of some 1,200 Jews, Serbs and Gypsies during a raid by the wartime Hungarian Gendarmerie at Novi Sad in...

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