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  • Woman dubbed ‘demon assassin’ to be tried in April

    An April trial date has been set for one of the two women who dubbed themselves \”demon assassins\” in the brutal murders of two children and the stabbings of two others.

  • DC woman indicted in 3-year-old son’s murder

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia mother has been indicted in the beating death of her 3-year-old son. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1sjpVhG ) that 25-year-old Frances Lyles was indicted Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder and cruelty to children. She could face life in prison if convicted on all counts. Her attorney has…

  • Former Marine pleads guilty to killing wife

    A former Marine pleaded guilty in connection with the strangulation death of his wife in Fairfax County Monday.

  • Maryland man arrested in wife’s killing

    WALDORF, Md. (AP) — Police have arrested the husband of a Maryland woman whose body was found in a strip mall parking lot after she was repeatedly run over by a car. Charles County police said Thursday that 32-year-old Brian Weyhenmeyer of Waldorf was arrested and charged with two counts each of murder and assault.…

  • Suspect faces 2 counts of murder in Cambridge

    CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — Cambridge police have charged a Hurlock man with multiple counts of murder following a shooting Sunday at an Elks Lodge that left two dead and two others wounded. Thirty-year-old Terrence Jermaine Brown is facing two counts of first-degree murder and multiple lesser counts following his arrest Sunday. Police say officers responded…

  • Va. man accused of beheading mom to be evaluated

    VINTON, Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered a new psychiatric evaluation for a Vinton man accused of beheading his mother. Twenty-nine-year-old Dean Austin Selbe is charged with first-degree murder. An evaluation conducted at Central State Hospital in March found that Selbe was competent to stand trial. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1uAZWb0 ) reports that Selbe’s…

  • Virginia teen charged with killing half-brother

    POUND, Va. (AP) — A Southwest Virginia teenager faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of his half-brother. Wise County commonwealth’s attorney Ron Elkins tells media outlets that the 15-year-old boy will be tried as a juvenile. The shooting occurred Monday at the family’s home in Pound. Pound police say the teenager’s…

  • Man arrested in Maryland woman’s stabbing death

    DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police have arrested a Hyattsville man in the stabbing death of a woman and her dog. Police said Monday that evidence and witness statements link 37-year-old Terrence Robert Proctor to the March 2013 killing of 37-year-old Nicole Burgess. Burgess was found dead in her home in Davidsonville, 30…

  • 911 call: Charged Md. mom tried to revive 2 kids

    CHEVERLY, Md. (AP) — A 911 tape reveals that a Prince George’s County mother charged with suffocating her two toddlers tried to revive them. In two frantic 911 calls released Wednesday, the children’s grandmother tells the operator that she and her daughter were performing CPR on the toddlers after “someone tried to suffocate them.” The…

  • 2 arrested, 4 sought in death of man in Manassas

    Two men have been arrested in the death of a man whose body was found wrapped in a carpet in Manassas on Sunday.

  • Man charged with killing of Landover woman

    A Greenbelt man was arrested on Tuesday and charged in the killing of a Landover woman on Monday.

  • 2 plead guilty in Va. reserve officer slaying case

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two people have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the slaying of a Waynesboro reserve police officer. Leslie Hope Casterlow of Manassas and Anthony Lee White of Louisa are among nine people who were indicted on federal charges in the case. Online court records show Casterlow pleaded guilty to obstruction of…

  • 2 arrested in slaying of DC nurse in Va.

    Authorities have arrested two people in the slaying of a MedStar Washington Hospital Center nurse at her Virginia home, including the victim\’s daughter.

  • Man gets life for Seton Hall student’s murder

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man convicted of killing one student and wounding four others at an off-campus party near Seton Hall University has been sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years. At his sentencing Friday in Newark, Nicholas Welch apologized to the family of Jessica Moore but said the shooting wasn’t…

  • DNA leads to charges in 1992 Richmond slaying

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A DNA sample has led to the indictment of a suspect in the 1992 slaying of a Richmond man. The Richmond Metropolitan Multijurisdiction Grand Jury charged 49-year-old Mark Anthony Fife with first-degree murder, robbery and burglary. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1mjOSr0 ) reports that a bloodstain on a curtain in Meador Clay…