Killer News

A run down on the killer news of the day.

This is from the Department of Obvious.

State corrections officials say Manson, now 82, has incurred more than 100 rules violations since 1971, when he and other members of his so-called family were convicted of killing pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people during a bloody rampage in the Los Angeles area during two August nights in 1969.

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A Georgia man convicted of murder after his toddler son died in a hot SUV has been sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Jurors last month convicted Justin Ross Harris of malice murder and other charges in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. The malice murder conviction means they believed Harris left the young boy to die on purpose.

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Anxious family members of a missing Lawrence teen were praying last night that a decapitated body found by the Merrimack River yesterday is not 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria — though his father found what he believes is the boy’s shirt near the scene last night.

“Foul play is suspected” in the death of the male, whose body was found by a woman walking her dog along the riverbank off McCabe Court. The woman called police at 2:42 p.m. after locating a male corpse near the river, according to the Essex District Attorney’s Office. The head was recovered, but an identification is not expected until an autopsy is conducted today, the DA’s office said.

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Joel Michael Guy Jr. drove up from his Baton Rouge, La., apartment last week to join his parents and three adult sisters for a last Thanksgiving dinner at the West Knox County home his parents had sold.

Afterward the sisters returned to their homes in Maryville and Kingsport. Everything seemed fine during the family gathering at 11434 Goldenview Lane, authorities said.

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The man accused of chaining a woman in a storage container for weeks had a violent past and was "preoccupied with sexual content" from a young age, according to details emerging as investigators search his rural property for bodies.

Teams digging on the property found one body Friday and feared there could be more.

Prosecutor Barry Barnette said the woman saw her captor shoot and kill her boyfriend, who went with her for a cleaning job on the suspect's property. The body discovered Friday was not immediately identified.

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