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AJ Freund: Parents of a missing 5-year-old boy charged with his murder

AJ Freund: Parents of a missing 5-year-old boy charged with his murderParents of a missing five-year-old boy have been charged with his murder.Andrew Freund reported his son AJ missing on Thursday morning from their home in Crystal Lake, Illinois, prompting a near week-long investigation by the police and the FBI.On Wednesday, police announced that Freund and AJ’s mother Joann Cunningham have been charged with AJ's murder.They are both facing five counts of first degree murder, as well as aggravated battery, aggravated domestic battery, concealment of a homicide, and failure to report a missing child.Police said they found what they believe is AJ's body "buried in a shallow grave wrapped in plastic" in Woodstock, Illinois. In a press conference on Wednesday, Crystal Lake police chief Jim Black said the cause of death has not yet been determined. The police confirmed in the same conference that information provided by Freund and Cunningham “ultimately led to the recovery of the deceased subject.’CNN reports that officials had previously visited the home of Freund and Cunningham and found it to be in ‘unliveable’ conditions. One report from 2018 reveals that officers ‘recalled going upstairs to where Cunningham’s two boys slept only to smell a strong smell of faeces with the windows open.’Freund and Cunningam are currently being held in McHenry County Jail. If convicted, both could face life in prison. It was previously reported that AJ’s younger sibling is currently living with another family.



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Authorities say investigation into murder of two Indiana schoolgirls is going in 'new direction'

Authorities say investigation into murder of two Indiana schoolgirls is going in 'new direction'Indiana State Police say they will announce new information about the deaths of Abigail Williams and Liberty German who were found dead on a hiking trail in Delphi, Indiana in 2017.



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Northern Irish Police: Journalist’s Murder Sign Of A ‘New Brand Of Terrorism’

Northern Irish Police: Journalist’s Murder Sign Of A ‘New Brand Of Terrorism’Northern Irish police said a “new brand of terrorism” was responsible for the death of a well-respected journalist who was killed last week as they announced the arrest of two teenagers in connection with the killing.Twenty-nine year-old journalist and LGBT activist Lyra McKee was fatally shot on Thursday while covering a clash between police and nationalist rioters in Londonerry. She was standing near police officers when rioters fired gunshots and threw petrol bombs at police. During a press conference on Saturday, police in Northern Ireland announced that arrested two men, 18 and 19 years old, under the country’s terrorism act in connection with McKee’s murder. They have been taken thw two to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.On Friday, police blamed McKee’s murder on gunshot wounds fired indiscriminately, and released footage of a masked gunman firing during the riots. “What we are seeing is a new breed of terrorist coming through the ranks and that for me is a very worrying situation,” Police Service of Northern Ireland Superintendent Jason Murphy said.Violence has flared in Northern Ireland over the past several months as the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union has once again raised questions about the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland’s borders. Law enforcement on Friday blamed the killing on members of the New Irish Republican Army. The small group rejects the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement, which put an end to the unrest of the period dubbed the Troubles and years of sectarian civil war between Irish nationalists and UK loyalists. According to the Associated Press, the group has also been blamed for a car bombing in Londonderry earlier this year, as well as several killings over the past several years. The group also claimed it sent mail bombs across the UK.McKee, an independent journalist whose work covering the conflict in Northern Ireland once earned her a spot on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, was just weeks away from publishing her first book about young people who disappeared during the Troubles.Her death sparked an outpouring of grief from journalists and many local and international political figures. “This cannot stand,” her partner Sara Canning said during a vigil on Friday. “Lyra’s death must not be in vain because her life was a shining light in everyone else’s life, and her legacy will live on in the light that she’s left behind.”Read more at The Daily Beast.



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Court orders mental assessment for NZ massacre suspect, murder charges added

Court orders mental assessment for NZ massacre suspect, murder charges addedThe High Court judge overseeing the appearance also ordered Tarrant, who was not required to submit a plea, to undergo a mental assessment to determine whether he was fit to stand trial. Tarrant, 28, has been moved to New Zealand’s only maximum-security prison in Auckland and appeared at the Christchurch High Court through a video link. Tarrant was then remanded to custody until June 14.



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Murder charge dropped for suspect in Kim Jong Nam killing

Murder charge dropped for suspect in Kim Jong Nam killingSHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two years after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed, a Malaysian court on Monday dropped the murder charge against the only suspect still in custody, and she pleaded guilty to a lesser offense and is expected to be released soon.



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Murder at the airport: the brazen attack on Kim Jong Nam

Murder at the airport: the brazen attack on Kim Jong NamEarly on a February morning two years ago, a balding man in a gray suit entered Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport, glanced up at the departures board and walked to check in for his flight to Macau. A few steps away from a Starbucks cafe and a Puffy Buffy Malaysian food stall, a woman stood in front of Kim Jong Nam, estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader, to distract him. Carrying a backpack containing $ 100,000 and four North Korean passports, Kim Jong Nam had been traveling under his pseudonym “Kim Chol”, police said.



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Arrest Made in Sexual Assault, Murder of New Jersey Jogger

Arrest Made in Sexual Assault, Murder of New Jersey JoggerA man was arrested Sunday in the sexual assault and murder of a jogger whose body was found in a lake at Lincoln Park, according to prosecutors.



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Vietnamese suspect in airport murder escapes death penalty after Malaysia reduces charge

Vietnamese suspect in airport murder escapes death penalty after Malaysia reduces chargeDoan Thi Huong, 30, was offered an alternative charge of causing harm, which she pleaded guilty to. Huong and an Indonesian woman, Siti Aisyah, were charged with killing Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX poison, a lethal chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur’s main airport in February 2017. Siti Aisyah walked free last month after prosecutors dropped the charge against her.



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Vietnamese suspect in airport murder escapes death penalty after Malaysia reduces charge

Vietnamese suspect in airport murder escapes death penalty after Malaysia reduces chargeDoan Thi Huong, 30, was offered an alternative charge of causing harm, which she pleaded guilty to. Huong and an Indonesian woman, Siti Aisyah, were charged with killing Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX poison, a lethal chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur’s main airport in February 2017. Siti Aisyah walked free last month after prosecutors dropped the charge against her.



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Man charged with attempted murder over Canada priest attack

Man charged with attempted murder over Canada priest attackA man who allegedly stabbed a priest in front of his congregation live on television during mass at Canada’s biggest church was charged Saturday with attempted murder and assault with a weapon. Vlad Cristian Eremia, 26, appeared briefly by video link in a Montreal court on Saturday afternoon, sporting a beard and wearing a checked shirt. The suspect is accused of attacking Claude Grou, the 77-year-old priest of St Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal during morning mass on Friday.



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