News That Matters

Tag: Murder

Apple health data used in murder trial

Apple health data used in murder trial

Technology
Health data has provided crucial evidence at a trial in Germany, in which a refugee is accused of rape and murder.Apple's Health App accurately records steps and has been pre-installed on the iPhone 6S and newer models.Data suggesting the suspect was climbing stairs could correlate to him dragging his victim down a riverbank and climbing back up, police said.The accused - Hussein K - has admitted his guilt but disputed some details.The 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger was murdered in October 2016 and the trial - at the district court in Freiburg - started in September.Ms Ladenburger was raped and drowned in the River Dresiam.The suspect - identified by a hair found at the scene of the crime - refused to provide police with the PIN code to his phone so investigating officers tu...
Puerto Rico fears post-Maria murder surge: 11 days, 32 slain

Puerto Rico fears post-Maria murder surge: 11 days, 32 slain

World
Before the sun rose on the first day of 2018, someone called 911 to report the charred, bullet-riddled body of a man with a snake-like tattoo on his left hand, lying beside a road in the Puerto Rican town of Vega Baja. The next day, two men were found dead with their feet and hands bound in Bayamon, a working-class city southwest of the capital. Another man was shot to death before dawn in nearby Vega Baja while trying to stop thieves from stealing his generator. Thirty-two people have been slain in Puerto Rico in the first 11 days of the year, double the number killed over the same period in 2017. If the surge proves to be more than just a temporary blip, January could be the most homicidal month on the island in at least two years, adding a dangerous new element to the island's recovery...
Chemist says VX traces found on both suspects in Kim murder

Chemist says VX traces found on both suspects in Kim murder

World
A government chemist testified Thursday he found traces of the banned VX nerve agent on two women being tried in Malaysia on charges of murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader. The testimony was the first evidence linking VX to Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam, who are accused of smearing the nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face in a brazen assassination inside a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13. Raja Subramaniam, who heads the government's Center of Chemical Weapon Analysis, said he found VX in its pure form and VX precursors on Huong's white jumper and found a degraded product of VX on Huong's fingernails. Huong was seen on airport surveillance videos wearing a white jumper emblazoned with the big black letters "LOL," the acronym...
Kim Wall case: Murder charge sought for Peter Madsen

Kim Wall case: Murder charge sought for Peter Madsen

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceProsecutors in Denmark say they will bring murder charges against the inventor suspected of killing a Swedish journalist on board his submarine.They are expected to ask for the new charges when Mr Madsen appears in court in early September.Ms Wall was last seen alive on 10 August as she departed with Mr Madsen on his self-built underwater vessel.On Wednesday a headless torso found in waters off Denmark was identified as belonging to Ms Wall.DNA from the torso - which had been weighted down with metal - matched that on Ms Wall's hairbrush and toothbrush.Mr Madsen initially said he had dropped her off safely near Copenhagen, but then said she died in an accident and that he had "buried" her at sea.He denies killing Ms Wall and was initially charged...