- Jeon Joo-hwan, a 31-year-old South Korean man who had been accused of stalking his former female colleague, allegedly stabbed her to death at a subway station in Seoul on Sept. 14 – the day before he was due to be sentenced on charges of stalking.
- Jeon was arrested and fired from his job after the woman reported him to the police in October 2021, according to reports.
- However, police deemed Jeon as “low risk,” and he was later released on bail.
- He has been sentenced to nine years in prison for stalking the victim. He will be tried and sentenced separately for her murder.
- The incident has sparked nationwide outrage and criticism toward law enforcement, who many believe failed to protect the woman.
A South Korean man who had been accused of stalking a former colleague allegedly murdered her at a subway station in central Seoul the day before he was due to be sentenced.
Jeon Joo-hwan, 31, had stalked and threatened his former female colleague on more than 300 separate occasions over a nearly two-year period, according to the court.
- Xiu Fang Ke, a 43-year-old woman from Newton, Massachusetts, was charged with the murder of her former landlord, Leonard Garber, 65.
- Ke was also accused of stealing money from their joint account through forged checks amounting to over $40,000.
- Investigators believe that the murder happened after Garber confronted Ke between Thursday and Saturday last week when he found out she was stealing from him.
- Garber’s body was found inside his home, wrapped in a curtain and concealed under construction materials and other objects in the hallway, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan said at a news conference.
- Ke was arrested on Wednesday without incident and later confessed to the killing and theft.
- Authorities later learned that Ke also forged checks amounting to $18,000 to pay off gambling debts earlier this year, according to 7NEWS.
A Massachusetts woman accused of murdering her former landlord with a hammer and stealing tens of thousands of dollars through forged checks from his savings was arraigned on Wednesday.
Xiu Fang Ke, 43, was accused of murdering Leonard Garber, 65, inside his Mount Vernon Terrace home in West Newton, Massachusetts. Investigators believe the murder occurred last week.
- A 15-year-old Dalit student was allegedly brutally beaten to death by an upper caste teacher after the boy made a spelling mistake on a test, police said.
- The teen was a student at the Adarsh Inter College on Phanfood Road, where he was hit with a rod and repeatedly kicked for incorrectly spelling the word “social” on the test on Sept. 7.
- The boy has since succumbed to his injuries.
- The teacher agreed to pay for the boy’s medical expenses, but only offered 40,000 rupees (approximately $491) in two installments.
- Protests have erupted following the incident.
A 15-year-old Dalit student was allegedly brutally beaten to death by a teacher, who is part of an upper caste, after the boy made spelling errors on a class test, police said.
The teen, identified by the Times of India as Nikhit Kumar of Vaisholi village of Auraiya, was a student at the Adarsh Inter College on Phanfood Road, where he was hit with a rod and repeatedly kicked for incorrectly spelling the word “social” on the test on Sept. 7.
- Geng Quanrong, 47, will be served Chinese food while in Nigerian custody for the murder of his ex-girlfiend, Ummukulsum “Ummita” Buhari, on Sept. 16.
- Under Nigerian law, an imprisoned foreigner must be fed with their native food.
- The textile businessman barged into Buhari’s home in Janbulo quarters, Kano state, and repeatedly stabbed her with a knife, the victim’s mother claimed.
- Kano police charged Geng with culpable homicide last Wednesday, but the court held that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the case.
- Geng is expected to appear before a competent court for his arraignment.
Geng Quanrong, a Chinese man charged in Nigeria for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, will be served Chinese food in prison, authorities confirmed.
The textile businessman, 47, made headlines in the past week after being arrested for the crime, which occurred in the victim’s shared home in Janbulo quarters, Kano state, on Sept. 16.
- Termaine Patterson, 18, has been charged with eight felonies in connection with a brutal carjacking in Chicago’s Chinatown on April 7.
- Jin Lew, 61, a prominent chef in the neighborhood, was robbed, beaten and “left for dead” in the vicious attack near 25th Place and South Princeton.
- Chicago police also arrested a juvenile who was found in possession of Lew’s vehicle but not involved in the assault.
- Patterson, whose charges include attempted murder in the first degree, was denied bail on Saturday.
- Police are still looking for three other suspects who remain unidentified as of press time.
An 18-year-old man charged for allegedly beating a Chinese American man into a coma in Chicago’s Chinatown back in April has been denied bail.
Termaine Patterson, who was arrested last week and subsequently charged with eight felonies, including first-degree attempted murder, is believed to be one of four assailants involved in the violent carjacking that occurred near 25th Place and South Princeton on the morning of April 7.
‘Serial’ subject Adnan Syed, sentenced to life for ex-girlfriend’s murder, walks free after 23 years
- Adnan Syed, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the killing of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999, was released on Monday after a judge overturned his conviction.
- In explaining her decision, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn said evidence that could have led to other suspects was not properly turned over by prosecutors to defense attorneys.
- Syed’s case became the subject of the hit podcast “Serial,” which subsequently sparked a true-crime podcasting fever.
- Phinn’s decision does not mean Syed is innocent; he may face a new trial should prosecutors pursue one.
Adnan Syed, the Baltimore man sentenced to life imprisonment for the killing of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999, was released on Monday after a judge overturned his conviction over material shortcomings.
City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn said trial prosecutors failed to properly turn over evidence to defense lawyers that could have pointed to other suspects in Lee’s murder. A year-long case review resulted in two alternative suspects.
- Chris Copeland, 26, was charged with capital murder on Sept. 13 and held without bail for the execution-style murder of Parmvir Singh, a store clerk in Tupelo, Mississippi.
- Copeland was captured on surveillance camera robbing a Chevron station at Cliff Gookin Boulevard and South Thomas Street on Sept. 11.
- He demanded money from Singh and ordered him to kneel on the floor before shooting him in the back of the head.
- Singh was pronounced dead six hours after the shooting.
- On Sept. 17, hundreds of community members gathered outside the gas station for a candlelight vigil to mourn the loss of Singh and celebrate his life.
A Mississippi man was charged and held without bail for the execution-style murder of a Tupelo store clerk.
Chris Copeland, 26, was charged with capital murder on Sept. 13 at the Tupelo Municipal Court. Copeland was captured on surveillance camera robbing a Chevron station at Cliff Gookin Boulevard and South Thomas Street on Sept. 11, police said
- Jared Eng, 25, pleaded guilty on Friday to murdering his mother in a New York City apartment before disposing of her body in a garbage can in New Jersey in 2019.
- Eng slashed his mother’s throat and brutally beat her in their shared Tribeca apartment on Jan. 31, 2019. With the help of his girlfriends, they disposed of the corpse into a garbage can at a family home in Morristown.
- Eng changed the passwords for Chin’s bank accounts and searched for inheritance lawyers.
- His motive was to speed up his inheritance of $11 million, according to prosecutors.
- Eng faces a minimum of 18 years to life in prison. He was ordered to be held without bail and is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 18.
A college student pleaded guilty to murdering his mother in a New York City apartment before disposing of her body in a garbage can in Morristown, New Jersey.
Jared Eng, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder at the Manhattan Supreme Court on Sept. 16 for the murder of his 65-year-old mother, Paula Chin, in 2019.
- Geng Quanrong, 47, a textile businessman, has been arrested for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend, Ummukulsum “Ummita” Buhari, in her home in Kano, Nigeria, on Friday night.
- Buhari allegedly broke her promise to marry Geng and instead wed another man, who later divorced her.
- Geng allegedly kept pursuing Ummita until the incident on Friday, which was witnessed by the latter’s mother.
- A house helper for Geng claimed that her boss had been depressed for days prior to the murder.
A Chinese man made headlines in Nigeria after being arrested for the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend.
Geng Quanrong, 47, reportedly confessed to killing Ummukulsum “Ummita” Buhari in her shared home in Janbulo quarters, Kano state on Friday night.
- Bradley Robert Dawson, 38, was charged for allegedly murdering his newlywed wife Christe Chen, 36, at the Turtle Island Resort in Fiji on July 9.
- Chen’s remains had to be cremated in Fiji due to the severity of her injuries.
- Last month, Dawson pleaded not guilty to the charge in the High Court of Lautoka.
- On Wednesday, High Court Judge Riyaz Hamza reportedly denied him bail during a hearing.
- Dawson plans to appeal the bond denial at his court appearance on Sept. 26, according to his lawyer Iqbal Khan.
The Memphis man charged with murder for allegedly killing his wife during their honeymoon in Fiji was denied bail in court.
Bradley Robert Dawson, 38, was charged for allegedly murdering his newlywed wife Christe Chen, 36, at the Turtle Island Resort in the Yasawa Islands on July 9.
- Prosecutors in Baltimore City have asked a judge to overturn the conviction of Adnan Syed, who was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 1999.
- The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office and Syed’s lawyers said prosecutors failed to disclose evidence to Syed’s defense counsel regarding two other suspects.
- Prosecutors did concede Syed’s innocence but said in a court filing, “However, for all the reasons set forth below, the State no longer has confidence in the integrity of the conviction.”
- Prosecutors are also requesting Syed receive a new trial.
- Syed is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted of first-degree murder, robbery, kidnapping and false imprisonment in February 2000.
Prosecutors in Baltimore City have asked a judge to overturn the conviction of Adnan Syed, who was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 1999 in a case that became the subject of the investigative podcast, “Serial.”
In a motion filed on Wednesday, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office and Syed’s lawyers said prosecutors failed to disclose evidence to Syed’s defense counsel regarding two other suspects, which would constitute a Brady violation.
- A woman suspected to be the biological mother of two children found dead in suitcases inside a New Zealand storage facility has been taken into custody.
- The 42-year-old was arrested on Thursday morning in Ulsan, South Korea.
- On Aug. 11, the remains of two children, aged 7 and 10 years old, were found inside suitcases bought by a family at an abandoned goods auction.
- The children are believed to have been dead for at least three to four years.
- The suspect will be undergoing a review as to whether she will be extradited.
A 42-year-old woman believed to be the biological mother of two children found dead inside suitcases in New Zealand has been arrested in connection with their murders.
On Thursday morning, the suspect was arrested and taken into custody in Ulsan, South Korea.