Tragic Death

TAMPA, Fla. – Xavier Thomas Sr., 23, has been charged with stabbing his six-year-old son more than 20 times.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — An Indiana woman accused of feeding her young son olive oil and vinegar until he stopped breathing and died and then hiding his body more than a year has been formally charged.

Maryland — The mother of a girl struck and killed in a hit-and-run is asking for help from the public in finding the driver.

A passerby made a grisly discovery on an East Harlem street Wednesday – a dead woman, stuffed inside a suitcase, police said.

PITTSBURGH — A hearing for the Aliquippa man who told police he accidentally shot and killed his girlfriend while they were “goofing around” with a gun has been postponed.

MACON — Vonn Gibbons Jr., 19, fatally shot a 7-year-old boy that his mother was babysitting Saturday before killing himself with the same gun, Macon police said.

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia police have identified a young woman who may be the third victim of the Kensington strangler, and have released enhanced footage of the man police think may be connected to these crimes.

LOS ANGELES  — Police found a stash of sexually explicit photographs and home videos of scores of women when they searched the home of a car mechanic accused of the “Grim Sleeper” serial killings.

James Moody, the outsized jazz saxophonist and flutist best known for his recorded performance of ‘I’m in the Mood for Love,’ died Friday, Dec. 10 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. According to the New York Times, the 85-year-old passed away in a hospice in San Diego.

LOS ANGELES — Police are hunting a Pennsylvania couple they say killed a Good Samaritan who befriended them before he was cut up and stuffed into a backpack in a Los Angeles hotel room.

WASHINGTON D.C. — Police identified a body found Monday afternoon in a trash bin as that of 17-year-old Ebony Franklin of Capitol Heights, Maryland.

Chicago – Denzel Pittman, a man believed to be the boyfriend of the 17-year-old woman found fatally stabbed along with her mother and younger sister inside an apartment in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side is now charged.