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Aug 29, 2019

Death of Husband Held Hostage in NYC Bedroom Ruled Homicide

Death of Husband Held Hostage in NYC Bedroom Ruled Homicide

The case of a 64-year-old man who died after he and his wife were held hostage in their New York City home for 30 hours by a suspect who nailed their bedroom door shut and took their credit cards has been ruled...

Aug 2, 2019

Ex-Texas Police Chief Gets Life for Killing New York Couple

Ex-Texas Police Chief Gets Life for Killing New York Couple

A former Texas police chief has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting a couple in upstate New York.

Feb 8, 2019

NYC Couple Plead Guilty in Sex Trafficking of Child: Pros

NYC Couple Plead Guilty in Sex Trafficking of Child: Pros

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York City couple has admitted to the human trafficking of a child.

Jan 15, 2019

NYPD: Case of Missing NYC Father of 2 Deemed a Homicide

NYPD: Case of Missing NYC Father of 2 Deemed a Homicide

The case of a missing Staten Island father last seen five days before Christmas at a restaurant in his home borough has officially been deemed a homicide, the NYPD said Monday, confirming the long suspected...

Jan 29, 2016

Murder Conviction in Staten Island Home Invasion

Murder Conviction in Staten Island Home Invasion

Prosecutors say a man suspected of burglarizing a home on Staten Island and stabbing the owners when they interrupted him has been convicted of murder.

Apr 13, 2015

Man Gets 25 Years to Life in NYC Hit-Run That Killed Couple, Baby

Man Gets 25 Years to Life in NYC Hit-Run That Killed Couple, Baby

The 46-year-old Brooklyn man convicted earlier this year in the 2013 hit-run crash that killed a pregnant woman, her husband, and ultimately their child, was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life in prison.

Jan 16, 2015

Man Charged in Assault on Elderly Queens Couple: DA

Man Charged in Assault on Elderly Queens Couple: DA

A Brooklyn man has been charged in a brutal attack on an elderly Queens couple during a home invasion robbery last April that left the homeowners with serious, lasting injuries, prosecutors say.

Feb 26, 2014

NJ Couple Arrested for Human Trafficking: DA

NJ Couple Arrested for Human Trafficking: DA

A New Jersey couple was arrested on charges of human trafficking and promoting prostitution Wednesday, accused of employing a girl to have sex with customers in exchange for money at a local massage parlor...

Sep 25, 2013

Man, Woman Attack Stranger on Brooklyn Street: Police

Man, Woman Attack Stranger on Brooklyn Street: Police

Police are searching for a man and a woman who allegedly attacked a 63-year-old man on a Brooklyn street earlier this month.

Sep 18, 2013

Suspect Arrested in Manhattan Attack on Gay Couple

Suspect Arrested in Manhattan Attack on Gay Couple

Police say they've arrested a man in a hate crime attack on two gay men as they were leaving a movie theater in Chelsea last month.

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