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'We got him!' Prime suspect in 1998 murder of boy held

'We got him!' Prime suspect in 1998 murder of boy held

World
The prime suspect in the killing of a Dutch schoolboy who vanished from a campsite over 20 years ago has been arrested. Former scout worker Jos Brech, 55, was taken into custody in Spain on Sunday afternoon. Image: Joseph Brech was reported missing by his family in April. Pic: Politie.nl Nicky Verstappen, 11, was at a summer camp in August 1998 when he vanished from his tent in Brunssum, the Netherlands.His body was discovered near a Christmas tree plot just over half a mile (1km) from the campsite the following day.He had been sexually abused before he was killed.The schoolboy's murder shocked the Netherlands and prompted one of the most extensive murder investigations ever in the country. ...
Brazil's 'Dr. Bumbum' charged with murder in patient's death

Brazil's 'Dr. Bumbum' charged with murder in patient's death

World
Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Brazilian plastic surgeon known as "Dr. Bumbum" has been charged with murder in the death of a patient on whom officials say he performed surgery in his apartment. Denis Furtado was arrested in July after 46-year-old Lilian Calixto died just hours after he performed a butt-enhancing procedure. Authorities said Calixto became ill and was hospitalized with a racing heartbeat -- eventually dying after her fourth heart attack. Investigators say Furtado, aided by the others during the aesthetic procedure, injected more than the recommended amount of methyl methacrylate (PMMA), a synthetic resin known as acrylic glass filler, into Calixto. The Brazilian Plastic Surgery Society has warned against using PMMA for aesthetic purposes because of the risks involved. Prosecutors cha...
Lawyers: Case against 2 in murder of N. Korean scion feeble

Lawyers: Case against 2 in murder of N. Korean scion feeble

World
Circumstantial evidence against two women accused of poisoning to death the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader is feeble, the women's lawyers told a court on Wednesday, as they urged the judge to acquit their clients. Siti Aisyah, 25, of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong, 29, of Vietnam are accused of smearing the banned VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face in a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13, 2017. The women, who face the death penalty if convicted, have pleaded not guilty, saying they thought they were taking part in a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show. They were charged with colluding to murder Kim with four North Koreans who fled the country on the day of the incident. The crux of the case revolves around whether the women intended to kill Kim or if...
XXXTentacion: Police disperse fans at murder site

XXXTentacion: Police disperse fans at murder site

Entertainment
Fans of XXXTentacion have gathered in Florida to pay tribute to the rapper, who was shot dead on Monday. Hundreds of mourners laid candles, flowers and teddy bears at the site of his murder, and raised their arms in an "x" symbol at the makeshift memorial.According to the Los Angeles Times, between 300 and 500 people gathered at Melrose Avenue, blocking traffic. They joined in a chorus of the rapper's song Al.one: "Please, I don't wanna be alone. I don't wanna be alone".As the crowd swelled, police became involved and dispersed the mourners shortly before 9pm local time. XXXTentacion was one of the fastest-rising stars in rap, and recently scored his first number one album in the US.Fellow musicians including Kanye West, Diplo an...