Oleg Sokolov, a history professor at St. Petersburg State University, left, listens to his lawyer sitting in a cage waiting for a court session in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The lawyer for a prominent Russian history professor suspected of murdering a female student, some of whose remains were found in his residence, is asking for him to be released under house arrest pending trial. The case of Oleg Sokolov has attracted wide attention in Russian media because of its grisly drama. less Oleg Sokolov, a history professor at St. Petersburg State University, left, listens to his lawyer sitting in a cage waiting for a court session in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The lawyer for a ... more Photo: Dmitri Lovetsky, AP Photo: Dmitri Lovetsky, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Russian court orders murder-suspect professor detained
The man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand tried to suffocate another woman weeks earlier, a witness alleged at his trial on Monday. The accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims that Ms Millane's death - which was caused by strangulation - was accidental. Two women testified in court that the 27-year-old New Zealand man had choked them on dates in November last year, shortly before Ms Millane disappeared on Dec. 1. Her body was found on Dec 9 in a shallow grave. One woman, who cannot be named, said she was in bed with the suspect during a date when he suddenly changed position and pinned her so she could not breathe. “He had grabbed my forearms and put all the pressure on my arms so I couldn’t breathe and I couldn’t move my arms. I started kicking, trying to indicate I couldn’t breathe. I was kicking violently. He would have felt me fighting,” she told the court, in tears. … [Read more...] about Grace Millane murder suspect ‘choked two other women during sex’
Austrian police are investigating the suspected murder of five people in the ski town of Kitzbuehel, Reuters reported on Sunday, quoting the police. The murders had occurred overnight, a spokesman for the regional Tirol police said. The suspected perpetrator had been detained, Austrian press agency APA reported, citing police. Local media, citing police information, reported the perpetrator was a 25-year-old man who had entered the family home of his former girlfriend and shot five people - the young woman and her new boyfriend, as well as her parents and brother. He later turned himself over to the police and confessed to the murders, media reported. Want more news? … [Read more...] about Five murdered in Austrian ski town of Kitzbuehel – police
RAMANATHAPURAM Alleging that her husband was murdered after he went for fishing along with three other fishermen on Saturday, M. Kaliammal, accompanied by her family members, submitted a petition to Superintendent of Police V. Varun Kumar on Monday, urging him to order a probe into her husband’s death and arrest the culprits.Kaliammal from Ambedkar Nagar in Vedalai said her husband K. Murugavel, 45, who went for fishing along with Rahman Khan, Jaghir Hussain and Irulandi in a mechanised boat did not return the next day. When she asked them about her husband, the three fishermen gave contradictory statements, she said.While one said Murugavel went missing while fishing, others said he left for a marriage after returning to the shore the next day. Meanwhile, the body of her husband, which bore marks of multiple injuries, including a head injury, was washed ashore at Maraikayar Pattinam on Monday, she said. Stating that her husband had problems with the three fishermen over fishing, … [Read more...] about Wife suspects foul play in fisherman’s death
The sister of a murdered millionaire is still fighting to bring her brother's killer to justice - nearly 15 years after he was found beaten to death in his own home. Michael Griffey, 45, was brutally bludgeoned in the garage of his family's property in Pakenham, in Melbourne's south-east, on New Year's Eve 2005. His body was covered in a tarp and a sheet, and was discovered by his wife Diane and daughter Cassandra several days after he died. The murder weapon was never found. Scroll down for video The murder of Michael Griffey (pictured) remains unsolved, nearly 15 years after he was found beaten to death in his own home Mr Griffey (pictured right with his sister Katrina) 45, was brutally bludgeoned in the garage of his family's home in Pakenham, in Melbourne's south-east, on New Year's Eve 2005 Diane and the couple's son Kenny were arrested in connection to Michael's death, and his teenage daughter Cassandra confessed that she was the one who … [Read more...] about A super rich father is beaten to death in his own garage and left to rot. His wife is charged with murder, his daughter confesses – and his son is arrested. So why is the millionaire’s sister STILL fighting for justice?