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Man kills self, son, over malware threat on his computer

A man and his son were found dead with a note, “I received a warning [on my computer] that said I have to pay [$22,000] or go to prison for 11 years. … I don’t want Nicusor to suffer because of me…I can’t stand going to prison. I can’t.” The threat was bogus; generated by malware.

Mayhem, Murder, Destitution: The Road of Meth Leads Nowhere Good

Many of the most shocking arrest reports tend to have a common thread: meth. The drug has been a factor in a bloody naked rampage, as well as a tragic murder-suicide that claimed two small children. Most addicts, however, never make the headlines, instead quietly wasting away, surviving from one hit to the next.

Child Actress Judith Barsi: A Life Cut Tragically Short

Judith Barsi was a child actress with a promising career and a troubled home life. As her acting brought in more and more money for her family, Judith’s father grew increasingly angry, often threatening Judith and her mother. In 1988, the year The Land Before Time in which Judith starred as the voice of Ducky the dinosaur, debuted, Judith’s life came to a tragic end.

Triple Murder-Suicide in Colorado Leaves Four Dead

A chilling, and very short, 911 call was received, "’No, no, no,’ and then gunshots. … A male party then picks up the phone and says he’s going to kill himself. The dispatcher hears another gunshot."

NFL Buries its Own

The NFL is no stranger to trouble. Its athletes have made headlines for shooting themselves in the foot, running dogfights, and all-too-many drug charges and strip club fights. But in the past two weeks, the sport has buried two of its own and the reasons – homicide, suicide, manslaughter – are much worse than the game has dealt with before. For the past two Sundays, hundreds of thousands of screaming fans have been asked to observe a few for moments of silence to mark the deaths of two NFL players.

Three Dead After College Murder-Suicide in Wyoming

A murder suicide at a small community college left a male professor and a woman dead. The killer killed the professor and himself in front of a classroom filled with students. The investigation is ongoing.

Five Found Dead in Ohio Garage

Police are suspecting a murder-suicide in the deaths of five people whose bodies were found in a Honda Civic inside a Toledo, Oh., garage. Firefighters broke down the barricaded garage door to find the bodies of 54-year-old Sandy Ford, her 32-year-old son, Andy Ford, and her grandchildren, 10-year-old Paige Hayes, 6-year-old Logan Hayes and 5-year-old Madalyn Hayes, as well as two dogs and a cat.

Teen Left Alone on Boat After Boyfriend Kills Mom & Self, Police Say

Police in Norfolk, England, found a shell-shocked 13-year-old girl alone on a boat, her mother and mother’s boyfriend both dead in the water.

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