NEW DELHi:  The Delhi High Court today granted five-day interim bail to Baljeet Malik who has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the Jigisha Ghosh murder case.      A bench headed by Justice G S Sistani granted the relief to Malik, who is undergoing trial in another murder case of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan, to attend the partition proceedings of his ancestral property.      Advocate Amit Kumar, appearing for for Malik, has sought interim suspensio...
A relative of the Thai baby whose murder was shown on Facebook Live earlier this week said he was too distraught and intent on getting police to the crime scene to worry about getting the horrific videos taken down. The gruesome incident this week highlights how those most affected by offensive content are usually too distracted to report it to the authorities. It also exposes the challenges that live streaming content poses to both governments monitoring for offensive material on the Internet a...
Police gathered evidence from Fitbit, home alarm, Facebook, phone and credit cards to piece together timeline of events leading up to woman's death
France’s most prolific serial killer has gone on trial for murdering two eight-year-old boys. Francis Heaulme, 58, (pictured in 1993) is suspected of committing up to 50 murders. Known as the ‘Man from Nowhere’ because he hardly ever left any forensic evidence and often worked out clever alibis to protect himself from justice, he has gone on trial for killing Cyril Beining and Alexandre Beckrich, who died in September 1986. Their bodies were found with their skulls shattered lying beside ...
Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down “inappropriate online content” after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Two videos, which were available for nearly 24 hours before they were taken down, show Wuttisan Wongtalay hanging his daughter from a building on the southern Thai island of Phuket on Monday before he turned off the camera and killed himself. “In the future we will discuss ...
Aaron Hernandez, who committed suicide in his prison cell last week, may posthumously have his conviction overturned for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. This is thanks to a Massachusetts law that prescribes such a result when a convict dies before completing the appeals process. His attorneys on Tuesday filed a motion to that end. From the Washington Post: In its filing, Hernandez’s defense team cited previous cases, including one in which this opinion emerged: “When a defendant dies while h...
A Connecticut man was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife after police found that Fitbit data didn’t match his alibi. Connecticut’s Richard Dabate was accused of killing his wife Connie, who was found dead from gunshot wounds at their home in December 2015. Dabate said an unknown intruder broke into their house before shooting his wife and subduing Dabate with precision use of pressure points. But investigators have uncovered inconsistencies between his account and that...
A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday. People could access the videos of the child’s murder on her father’s Facebook fb page for roughly 24 hours, until they were taken down around 5 p.m. in Bangkok (1000 GMT) on Tuesday, or about a day after being uploaded. “This is an appalling incident and our hearts go out to the family of the...
A Maldives blogger who mocked politicians and radical Islamists has been murdered, deepening concerns about rising extremism in the luxury holiday destination. Yameen Rasheed, 29, (pictured) was found stabbed to death in the stairwell of his apartment block in the Maldives on Sunday. He had suffered a brutal attack, sustaining multiple wounds to his face, according to his father. He died in hospital. He had apparently received death threats in the past because of his satirical blogs on the Maldi...
KOLKATA: A 12-year-old boy in West Bengal's Howrah district allegedly killed his friend following a dispute over a bet of Rs 250 placed on a cricket match, police said on Sunday. The accused has been taken into custody, police said. The body of the victim was found on Saturday. The accused and the victim, both resident of Daspara under Liluah police station, had bet Rs 250 on the result of a cricket match. The victim - also a 12-year-old - won the bet, but the accused refused to pay the a...
Australian police are investigating a new lead in the 2001 murder of British backpacker Peter Falconio after an anonymous letter claimed his body was cut up after his death and buried in the outback. The typed one-page letter was sent from London to local newspaper the Northern Territory News – allegedly by an Australian expatriate. It claims that Bradley Murdoch, Falconio’s killer who is currently serving 28 years for the crime, rang an associate after the murder arranging to have Mr Falcon...
Steve Stephens made a chilling video titled “Easter day slaughter”, in which he filmed himself lethally shooting an apparently random victim, Robert Godwin, Sr., who was 74 years old. Stephens published his crime on his Facebook page. Stephens even offered insights into his motivations. He claimed that he had broken up with “the love of [his] life”, that he had he “lost everything” gambling. He also provided evidence of premeditation: “I’ve run o...
Move over, Making a Murderer. Netflix released the trailer for its latest crime docuseries, The Keepers, and it looks compelling. Centering on the murder of a nun, the story includes a conspiracy and a possible cover-up. The post Netflix trailer for ‘The Keepers’ gives ‘Making a Murderer’ a run for its money appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave condolences to the family and friends of a man murdered in Cleveland on Sunday and whose attacker shared videos about the killing on the social network. "We have a lot of work and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening,” Zuckerberg said on Tuesday at Facebook’s annual developer conference in San Jose, Calif. before discuss a number of new tech products. Get Data Sheet, Fortune's technology newsletter. A man identi...
A daughter of the man who was shot to death in a video posted to Facebook said she and her family are “not happy” after learning the suspect killed himself Tuesday afternoon. “I’m not happy the man is dead,” said Debbie Godwin, one of the daughters of the victim, 74-year-old Robert Godwin. “We wish he would have served the time for what he did to my father. He didn’t get to pay any penalty for what he did to my father.” Godwin said the rest of th...
The man suspected of killing a Cleveland man and posting a video of the murder on Facebook fatally shot himself after a “brief pursuit” by Pennsylvania State Police officers on Tuesday, police said. Steve Stephens was accused of shooting Robert Godwin Sr., 74, on a sidewalk in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday before fleeing in a car and uploading a video of the murder to Facebook, becoming the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Pennsylvania State Police officers found Stephens in Erie County...
Steve Stephens, the wanted man accused of gunning down an elderly stranger in Cleveland over the weekend and broadcasting the killing to the world, has killed himself after a brief police pursuit in Pennsylvania, state police confirmed to TIME. The 37-year-old murder suspect was spotted in Erie County on Tuesday morning, said Ryan Tarkowski, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Police. Stephens shot and killed himself after authorities attempted to confront him during a traffic stop, Tarkows...
Authorities have received hundreds of tips from people across the country as their national manhunt for the “extremely wanted” Cleveland murder suspect Steve Stephens entered its third day. More than 400 reported sightings or tips have poured in since Sunday, when Stephens allegedly shot and killed a 74-year-old man at random and posted footage of the gruesome murder on Facebook before fleeing, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said at a news conference Tuesday morning. Willia...
Looks like President Trump wasn’t so crazy when he said crime is on the rise in America’s cities. According to a new study by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, the national murder rate rose in 2016 by 8 percent, mostly because of violence in a handful of American cities. The study founds that three cities—Baltimore, Chicago and Houston—”account for around half of the increase in murder in major cities between 2014 and 2016.” In the ...
A murder suspect who police said posted a video of himself on Facebook shooting an elderly man in Cleveland remained on the loose on Tuesday as authorities appealed to the public for help in the case. Police said they have received “dozens and dozens” of tips and possible sightings of the suspect, Steve Stephens, and tried to persuade him to turn himself in when they spoke with him via his cellphone on Sunday after the shooting. But Stephens remained at large as the search for him ex...