The New Year began on a shockingly violent and extremely sad note for three young boys after their mother was allegedly murdered in front of them by her boyfriend, Florida rapper J $tash, before he turned the gun on himself.

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico couple found dead on Christmas Day in their home with their two dead sons in what authorities have called a murder-suicide was in the process of getting a divorce, police said in a search-warrant affidavit. The affidavit filed in court Thursday by Rio Rancho police also said […]


Pink balloons were released at a candle light vigil Monday in Escambia County, Florida for 3-year-old Cherish Jackson, who was shot and killed by her father, before he turned the gun on himself. In what police have described as a murder-suicide, Jackson was shot in the head by her father, Terrence Jackson, outside her home Saturday afternoon […]

Carl Robinson was 43 and his wife Latoya Thompson was only 34.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy fatally shot his wife, granddaughter and daughter before he radioed dispatchers to say he’d hurt his family early Wednesday, then killed himself in front of fellow deputies near a high school, authorities said. The events unfolded before students had arrived for school in Plant City, a […]

The 47-year-old was apparently upset that she couldn't take her son out of the country for the summer due to a vicious custody battle with her estranged husband.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fast-acting paramedic dove into the frigid water of an Illinois lake where a SUV was submerged on Thursday and found an infant floating inside, then administered CPR on the hood and swam the child to shore, authorities said. The baby is expected to make a full recovery. The infant was […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Thursday found the bodies of four men, one woman and a child inside a home on the city’s South Side in what they say could be a murder-suicide, even as they added extra patrols in the neighborhood. Standing in the street in the neat, well-tended Gage Park neighborhood, interim […]

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The daughter of the man police hold responsible for a multiple murder-suicide in a Montana log cabin said her father had long been in denial about having mental health problems, which ultimately became dangerous. “People tried to tell him he needed to get help,” 35-year-old Starla Shannon said Wednesday. “He said […]

HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) — A retired police officer apparently shot his two teenage daughters to death and then killed himself in the family’s suburban New York home, a police official said Sunday. Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini said the deaths of 52-year-old Glen Hochman and his daughters Alissa and Deanna on Saturday “would appear to […]

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An emergency text notice of a shooting at the University of South Carolina led to locked and barricaded doors, but didn’t stop classes at the state’s flagship university. Police officers quickly determined the shooting was a murder-suicide, isolated to one room in the five-story School of Public Health building. Students were […]

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state say a gunman fatally shot his wife Tuesday morning before turning the weapon on himself at a downtown Spokane medical center. Spokane police said a man went to his wife’s workplace in the Deaconess Medical Center complex and opened fire. Police said no one else was injured […]