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Gabby Petito was strangled. Experts say such an assault is a red flag for intimate partner homicides.


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Terrifying video shows an unwitting 16-year old being strangled from behind by a homeless person while outdoor dining in NYC


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Indiana woman who strangled stepdaughter gets life sentence


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Coroner says buried Amish teen had been strangled, stabbed


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Autopsy: California’s ‘I-5 Strangler’ was strangled himself


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Texas Man Strangled Sister Because He Was Embarrassed by Her Pregnancy, Cops Say

Texas Man Strangled Sister Because He Was Embarrassed by Her Pregnancy, Cops Say“Maybe it’s the time to murder her.”That’s the thought that, according to police, popped into Eduardo Arevalo’s head on Dec. 16 after he had an argument with his pregnant sister, Viridiana.An affidavit made public on Monday alleges that Eduardo approached his older sister as she sat on the couch in their home in a Dallas suburb called The Colony, crooked his right arm around her neck, and squeezed the life out of her.Then the 19-year-old tossed her in his car trunk, drove to a field, and dumped her body, police said. He allegedly returned a few days later to move the corpse to an alley—then capped off the grisly task with a stop at Whataburger.Police say the motive for the murder was embarrassment: Eduardo felt the 23-year-old had shamed the family with her pregnancy. “It would be better off that she wasn’t here,” he allegedly later told police.But at the time of Viridiana’s disappearance, Eduardo hoped to make it look like a suicide, police said. The victim reportedly suffered from depression, and her brother allegedly manufactured a note in which she appeared to write about wanting to take her own life.That didn’t add up for police, though, and they began to suspect Eduardo had a hand in Viridiana’s death. Surveillance video near the alley where her body was found helped them crack the case. Then Eduardo confessed, they said.“I murdered her, I murdered her,” he allegedly told detectives. Despite the confession, Eduardo’s brother, Diego Arevalo, told KXAS he believes he’s innocent.“It doesn’t make sense that my brother would do something like this. He was either set up or something happened,” Diego said.“I know my brother, he wouldn’t do something like this. He’s very kind, very positive kind of guy, very motivated. He helped my family out, he helped my brothers, he even helped my sister out,” he told KTXA.Eduardo Arevalo was charged with capital murder because his sister was eight months pregnant, and he was held on $ 1 million bail.Sgt. Aaron Woodard of The Colony police department told the Dallas Morning News that the case was a a difficult one for investigators.“It’s not what our officers and detectives wanted to be dealing with two days before Christmas,” he said.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Affidavit says fugitive Curtis Ray Watson strangled, sexually assaulted Tennessee corrections employee

Affidavit says fugitive Curtis Ray Watson strangled, sexually assaulted Tennessee corrections employeeAffidavits from the Lauderdale County Clerk's Office details charges against Curtis Watson, a fugitive who escaped at West Tennessee prison.



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Mountain lion strangled by Colorado man was orphaned cougar cub

Mountain lion strangled by Colorado man was orphaned cougar cubThe mountain lion strangled by a Colorado man after it attacked him on a jogging trail last month was a young cub, weighing no more than 40 pounds (18 kg) and likely orphaned but not starving, state wildlife officials said on Friday. The encounter between the young predator and Travis Kauffman garnered international headlines when authorities revealed that the 31-year-old man had not only survived a rare mountain lion attack but had suffocated the cat by stepping on its throat. A necropsy – the animal equivalent of an autopsy – showed the cougar was 4 to 5 months old, based on the condition of its teeth, and the results confirmed Mr Kauffman's account of the struggle, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement. "The cause of death was determined to be … blunt trauma and strangulation," the agency said. Mr Kauffman recounted his harrowing tale at a news conference last week. He said on February 4, he was jogging on the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, about 65 miles (105 km) northwest of Denver, when he heard pine needles rustling and turned to see a cougar staring him down. "I was bummed out to see a mountain lion," he told reporters. The environmental consultant said he raised his arms and yelled, but the cougar pounced, clamping its jaws on his right wrist, and slashing his face and neck with its claws. During the three-minute struggle, Mr Kauffman said he unsuccessfully tried to dislodge the cat by hitting it with a rock and stabbing it with sticks. Ultimately he was able to get on top of the cat and place his foot on its throat until it stopped thrashing. Mr Kauffman suffered multiple lacerations but no permanent injuries. He could not be reached for comment on Friday. Travis Kauffman talks about his encounter with the mountain lion while running a trail just west of Fort Collins Credit:  David Zalubowski/AP Veterinarians who performed the necropsy could not determine the gender or precise size of the dead cat because other animals had fed on the carcass by the time rangers reached it. But the examiners surmised the cougar was likely a male that weighed between 35 pounds and 40 pounds (16 and 18 kg), authorities said. Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay told Reuters that mountain lions normally stay with their mothers for 12 to 18 months before striking out on their own, and two other cubs believed to be from the same litter were later trapped. The cats were taken to an animal rehabilitation facility to give them a better chance for survival when they are released back into the wild at some point, Clay said.



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Mountain lion strangled by Colorado man was orphaned cougar cub

Mountain lion strangled by Colorado man was orphaned cougar cubThe mountain lion strangled by a Colorado man after it attacked him on a jogging trail last month was a young cub, weighing no more than 40 pounds (18 kg) and likely orphaned but not starving, state wildlife officials said on Friday. The encounter between the young predator and Travis Kauffman garnered international headlines when authorities revealed that the 31-year-old man had not only survived a rare mountain lion attack but had suffocated the cat by stepping on its throat. A necropsy – the animal equivalent of an autopsy – showed the cougar was 4 to 5 months old, based on the condition of its teeth, and the results confirmed Kauffman’s account of the struggle, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement.



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Florida Teen Allegedly Strangled His Mom Over Bad Grade: 'A Soulless Individual'

Florida Teen Allegedly Strangled His Mom Over Bad Grade: 'A Soulless Individual'Greg Ramos called two school friends who allegedly helped him bury his mom's body.



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