Killer News

A run down on the killer news of the day.

A Maui woman is accused of killing her twin sister after allegedly driving their SUV off a cliff along Hana Highway last week.

Alexandria Duval, 37, of Haiku, survived the dramatic, 200-foot plunge and crash that wrecked the Ford Explorer on a rocky coastline.

Her twin sister, identified as Anastasia Duval, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A Pennsylvania woman who was killed by a shotgun blast during a dispute with her boyfriend managed to turn on a recording feature on her phone and document her own murder, authorities said.

Right before Wesley Webb, 40, died on May 2, she activated a recording program on her cellphone which caught the moments before and after she was shot and killed — including the words her 43-year-old boyfriend, Keith Robert Smith, said before allegedly shooting her.

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Drew Peterson was found guilty Tuesday of trying to hire a hit man to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for murder.

The jury deliberated for about an hour before finding Peterson guilty of solicitation of murder for hire and solicitation of murder. The charges carry a prison sentence of up to 60 years.

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A 19-year-old Indianapolis man has been accused of killing three people over four days in what prosecutors are calling a string of slayings inspired by the horror film “The Purge.”

Jonathan Cruz was charged Wednesday with 17 counts, including murder and armed robbery, according to court documents. Marion County prosecutor Terry Curry accused the man of going on a “four-day purge” through the Indiana capital between May 12 and 15.

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The mother of the teenager who claimed his affluent upbringing made him less culpable for killing four people while driving drunk has been indicted by a Texas grand jury.

Tonya Couch faces charges of hindering apprehension of a felon and money laundering, said Samantha Jordan, spokeswoman for the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. The charges arise from a trip Couch and her son, Ethan Couch, took to Mexico while he was serving 10 years on probation for intoxication manslaughter.

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