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‘Horrorcore’ rapper ‘Syko Sam’ pleads guilty to four murders

An aspiring rapper in the “horrorcore” genre pleaded guilty Monday to killing his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and her friend days after the adults chaperoned the teens at a music festival featuring artists rhyming about raping, killing and mutilating people. Richard ”Sam” McCroskey, 21, was sentenced to life in prison as…

Woman held after 2 shot dead at Pa. cookie plant

UPDATE: Police say feud lead woman to fatally shoot two co-workers and wound a third “Police say a woman accused of fatally shooting two co-workers and wounding a third at a Kraft Foods plant in Philadelphia had feuded with her victims,” according to the Associated Press. Police Homicide Captain James…

Soldier’s father: Army was warned of murder plot

AP Exclusive: Soldier’s father says he warned Army of plot by troops to kill Afghan civilians. The father of a U.S. soldier serving in Afghanistan says he tried nearly a half dozen times to pass an urgent message from his son to the Army: Troops in his unit had murdered…

Army: Fort Lewis-based sergeant kept body parts

Army: Sergeant charged with murdering civilians kept Afghan body parts, threatened subordinate. New documents released by the Army say a staff sergeant charged in a conspiracy to murder civilians kept Afghan body parts and threatened subordinates. Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs is the most senior of five Fort Lewis-based Stryker soldiers…

Army: Soldiers formed ‘kill team’ to randomly execute Afghans

Five soldiers accused of killing civilians in Afghanistan are now facing additional charges of conspiracy to commit premeditated murder — a plot that allegedly began when one soldier discussed how easy it would be to “toss a grenade” at Afghan civilians, The Seattle Times reported Wednesday. The five soldiers were…

Philippine police use Facebook in murder arrest

Philippine police on Wednesday said they used Facebook to help track down a computer technician accused of murdering nine people, three of them foreigners. Police captured the suspect, Mark Dizon, 28, in San Fernando City north of Manila after his father, fearful that his son would be killed in a…

Saga of sex, death and football grips Brazil

It takes quite a saga to push the World Cup off the front pages in Brazil, but such is the gruesome story of a goalkeeper accused of ordering the murder of his ex-lover whose body parts were then fed to the dogs. At the center of the dark drama is…

Saga of sex, blood and football grips Brazil

It takes quite a saga to push the World Cup off the front pages in Brazil, but such is the gruesome story of a goalkeeper accused of ordering the murder of his ex-lover whose body parts were then fed to the dogs. At the center of the dark drama is…

French cannibal prisoner ‘fried cellmate’s lungs’

ROUEN, France — A prisoner who killed his cellmate and devoured his lung with fried onions put France’s troubled prison system under critical new scrutiny Tuesday. Thirty-nine-year-old Nicolas Cocaign is on trial for the murder of Thierry Baudry, whom he punched, stabbed with a pair of scissors and suffocated with…

Army charges five soldiers with murdering Afghans

Seattle — Five Stryker Brigade soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord killed three civilians in separate incidents in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province earlier this year, according to charging documents released Wednesday by the Army. The Army says all three victims were shot and two of them were also hit by grenades. All…

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