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Suspect in Detroit serial killings charged in murders of 4 women

Suspect in Detroit serial killings charged in murders of 4 womenSocial media rumors had been developing since mid-May that there was a serial killer in Detroit, but police repudiated them.



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Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in Detroit

Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in DetroitA prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women in Detroit whose deaths authorities have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder in the killings of the women whose bodies were found in abandoned houses in the city as far back as February 2018, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said at a news conference. Martin is expected to be arraigned on these charges Wednesday afternoon, Worthy said.



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Suspected Florida Serial Killer Linked to Murders of Four Women: Authorities

Suspected Florida Serial Killer Linked to Murders of Four Women: AuthoritiesPalm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeFlorida authorities have arrested a suspected serial killer believed to be responsible for the brutal murders of at least four women over the last 14 years.Robert Hayes, 37, was arrested and charged Sunday night with the grisly 2016 murder of 32-year-old Rachel Bey, whose body was found along a highway in Jupiter, Palm Beach County Sheriff Rich Bradshaw announced at a Monday press conference.“We’ve been able to take what we believe is a serial killer off our streets” Bradshaw said. “Had we not done this, we’re pretty certain he would have killed again.”While Hayes has only been charged with one murder, he’s suspected in at least three cold cases in Daytona, Florida, after semen found on Bey’s body matched DNA discovered on other victims. All of the victims—LaQuetta Gunther, 45, Julie Ann Green, 34, and Iwana Patton, 35—were found within a mile of each other in remote or wooded areas, and they had all suffered a .40-caliber gunshot wound to the head.Gary Ray Bowles, ‘I-95’ Serial Killer Who Preyed on Gay Men, Executed in FloridaPolice said that after his Sunday arrest, Hayes’ DNA was linked to two victims who were murdered between 2005 and 2007. Authorities previously said two of the victims were discovered with semen on their bodies.“At this point in time, we have not charged him yet…but we have linked him with forensic evidence to three of our murder victims,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri said Monday, calling Hayes a “disgusting serial killer.”Police say Hayes may also be responsible for the murder of 30-year-old Stacey Gage, who was found fatally shot behind a church in 2008, but authorities have yet to find forensic evidence tying him to the slaying.“We don’t know at this point in time if it’s related. We’re still investigating that,” Capri said, adding that the multi-county investigation is “a team effort to get closure for these families and get this killer off the streets.”Authorities previously said Gunther, a painter, was last seen leaving her friend’s house on Dec. 24, 2005. Her partially nude body was found in an alleyway two days later, after she was shot “execution-style” in the back of the head. Family Sues Man They Say Left Their Daughter to Die on Florida HighwayOn Jan. 14, 2006, her friend Julie Green was reportedly found dead in a ditch at a construction site. Green had also been shot in the back of the head. Patton, a 35-year-old nursing assistant, was killed a month later in a similar fashion, authorities said, and her body was discovered in a remote area off busy Daytona Boulevard. Authorities said Monday that Hayes randomly targeted his victims, but it has been previously reported the three women all had a history of prostitution. Hayes, who was a student at Bethune Cookman University, was interviewed by Daytona homicide detectives in 2006. Capri said he was questioned about purchasing a gun “around the time of the murders” but there was no “physical or forensic evidence” linking him to the slayings.Unlike the other victims in Daytona, Bey was fatally strangled and found with multiple broken teeth and a broken jaw. Authorities believe she was dragged to the side of the highway where she was ultimately found on March 7, 2016, by utility workers.Investigators said Hayes moved to Palm Beach County from Daytona Beach around the time of Bey’s murder. Netflix’s Most Dangerous Show Travels Where Only Psychopaths DareThe Florida Department of Law Enforcement credited, DNA tests, genetic genealogy, and the diligence of local authorities for the arrest.  “Killers like Robert Tyrone Hayes are the reason genetic genealogy is so important to public safety,” FDLE spokesman Troy Walker said on Monday. “Without genetic genealogy, predators like Mr. Hayes will continue to live in our neighborhoods, visit our parks, our libraries, restaurants, and go to our nightlife and entertainment districts to continue to hunt for victims.”Hayes, who was charged with first-degree murder, was denied bail at his initial court appearance Monday. It is not immediately known if he has a lawyer. 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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Iran 'wants to swap British-Australian women for Iranian jailed in US'

Iran 'wants to swap British-Australian women for Iranian jailed in US'Iran is believed to be holding two British-Australian women captive in the hope of exchanging one of them for an Iranian imprisoned in the US on charges of evading American sanctions. Tensions between Britain and Iran escalated dramatically after it emerged the women were being held in the first recent case of Tehran arresting British citizens who do not also hold Iranian nationality.  One woman, a travel blogger, was arrested this summer while visiting Iran with her Australian fiancée. The second woman, a university lecturer, was seized earlier and has reportedly already been sentenced  to 10 years in prison.  The Telegraph is not naming them at the request of the Foreign Office.  Sources said Tehran sees the women as bargaining chips to secure the release of Negar Ghodskani, a 40-year-old Iranian woman facing jail in the US after pleading guilty to a conspiracy to export prohibited technology to Iran.  Ghodskani was arrested in Australia in 2017 at the request of US government and gave birth to a baby boy while in custody in Adelaide. She was extradited to the US and now faces five years in federal prison.   Iran’s government has repeatedly called for her release. Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, publicly suggested she could be swapped in exchange for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian mother imprisoned in Tehran.  Negar Ghodskani is in prison in the US Credit: Sherburne County Sheriff's Office via AP “Nobody talks about this lady in Australia who gave birth to a child in prison, whose child is growing up outside prison with the mother in prison,” Mr Zarif said in April. “I put this offer on the table publicly now: exchange them.” Iran is believed now to be considering leveraging at least one of the British-Australian women in an effort to free Ghodskani from US prison. Australia’s government is taking the lead in dealing with Iran on the case.  Ben Wallace, the UK defence secretary, called for the women’s release on Wednesday and said Iran “should behave like any other civilisation in the world” by following the rule of law.   The travel blogger and her fiancée were arrested in July after entering Iran as part of a months-long trip across Asia, which they chronicled on Youtube and Instagram.  They were arrested after flying a drone in Tehran without a license, according to Manoto, a UK-based Iranian news site associated with Iranian opposition groups.  Both women are understood to be being held in Evin Prison, the Tehran facility where Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been imprisoned since 2016.  Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is also being held by Iran Richard Ratcliffe, her husband, accused Iran of pursuing “state-sponsored kidnap”. “The British government must do more to stop our citizens being used as political pawns by the Iranian government,” he told The Telegraph. Alistair Burt, the former Foreign Office minister, described the turn of events in Iran as "deeply worrying".  He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I think Iran does work on a basis of putting the pressure on those countries that are hostile to it, or it believes are hostile to it, and hostage-taking appears to have become part of the practice.  "It's deeply worrying because those who are seeking a new relationship with Iran, those who recognise that Iran reacts under pressure not very well and are looking for an opportunity to change the nature of the relationship having secured the nuclear deal a couple of years ago, in which Iran had to make serious concessions. Iran now finds that broken by the United States, it looks to hit back.” The Foreign Office declined to comment.  It states on its website: “There is a risk that British nationals, and a higher risk that British-Iranian dual nationals, could be arbitrarily detained in Iran. All British nationals should consider carefully the risks of travelling to Iran.”



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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Whines ‘Women Attack Me Relentlessly’ in Fox News Contributor Debut

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Whines ‘Women Attack Me Relentlessly’ in Fox News Contributor Debut“Ladies and gentlemen, she’s a Fox News contributor!” That’s how Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy introduced former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who made her debut as a paid pundit for the network Friday morning. She spent most of her 10-minute appearance fawning over President Donald Trump and feeling sorry for herself. Sanders began by dismissing concerns over the soft September jobs numbers. “Look, I think at the end of the day, there’s no question that the president and his administration have turned the country around and put it on the right track,” she said, arguing that “we are doing better under this president than we have in the previous eight years.” Those assertions went unchallenged by the Fox hosts. When Doocy suggested that some believed “we needed a magic wand” to turn manufacturing around in this country, Sanders chimed in with, “Well, we found one in President Trump.” Even when some time Trump critic Brian Kilmeade raised mild concerns over the trade war with China, Sanders said the president was doing everything right. Newsmax Enlists Bill O’Reilly’s Longtime Right-Hand Man for War on Fox NewsLater, Doocy brought up the infamous incident when Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia and wondered whether she is “still taking heat when you go out to eat” now that she’s left the White House. “Sometimes,” she answered with a laugh. “It usually depends on where I am in the country.” Sanders said she has had no problems in her native Arkansas but it’s “hit or miss” in New York City. While she said she hasn’t been asked to leave any restaurants recently, people do sometimes say “nasty” things to her.“What I always find interesting is, 99 percent of the people that come over to say something negative and to attack you are women,” Sanders added, saying she finds that “very startling” from a “group of people that claim to be the champions of women empowerment.” “I’m only the third woman and the first mom to ever be the White House press secretary,” she continued, “and yet women attack me relentlessly instead of being proud that we have more women doing those types of jobs.” “But you’re out of the administration!” Doocy replied incredulously. “I am, but they still see me as someone who is a very pro-Trump supporter,” Sanders said. “I’m not going to change my position.” With that in mind, Sanders offered a small preview of what readers can expect from her upcoming White House memoir. “My experience was extremely positive,” she said, “my book will be positive.” We all know how that approach worked out for her predecessor Sean Spicer. ‘Fox & Friends’ Host Brian Kilmeade: Trump ‘Never Should Have Said’ Mexico Would Pay for WallRead 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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New Jersey man accused of scamming $2 million by 'wooing women with words of love' online

New Jersey man accused of scamming $  2 million by 'wooing women with words of love' onlineA New Jersey man accused of using stolen identities to pose as U.S. military personnel and scam women through online dating sites is now charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.



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Texas inmate executed for killing 2 women in 2003

Texas inmate executed for killing 2 women in 2003A Texas death row inmate was executed Wednesday for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago after entering their Fort Worth home under the pretense of doing some work for them. Billy Jack Crutsinger, 64, received a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 2003 killings of Pearl Magouirk and her 71-year-old daughter Patricia Syren. Authorities say Crutsinger killed the two women and stole Syren’s car and credit card.



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The Latest: Texas executes man for killing 2 women

The Latest: Texas executes man for killing 2 womenA Texas death row inmate has been executed for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago after entering their Fort Worth home under the pretense of doing some work for them. Billy Jack Crutsinger received a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. The 64-year-old Crutsinger was condemned for the 2003 killings of Pearl Magouirk and her 71-year-old daughter Patricia Syren.



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Attacked for gender, not views: HK women protesters facing troll army

Attacked for gender, not views: HK women protesters facing troll armyRape threats, body-shaming and doctored photos: women supporting the anti-government protests in Hong Kong say they are being harassed online by suspected pro-Beijing trolls. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the financial hub’s streets week after week in the biggest challenge to China’s rule of the semi-autonomous city for decades. “They are not attacking my views or anything, they just attack me because I am female,” said Hong Kong student Mickey Leung Ho Wun.



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Rapists who target drunk women cannot be charged with rape under New York law, prosecutor says

Rapists who target drunk women cannot be charged with rape under New York law, prosecutor saysThe scenario is unfortunately common: A woman goes to a bar and chooses to have several drinks. Later that night, she becomes a victim of sexual assault.In New York, Manhattan's top prosecutor says, the assaulter can not be charged with a sex crime because of a legal loophole stipulating that someone who becomes voluntarily intoxicated is not considered "mentally incapacitated" for purposes of giving consent.



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