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Report of ‘animal serial killer’ prompts 10,000 calls, emails to Tacoma Animal Control

Thousands of people across the country have called Tacoma Animal Control in the past few weeks, most of them with identical messages about an alleged animal killer in an East Tacoma neighborhood. There are so many calls — some 10,083, as of Wednesday, said Joe Satter-Hunt, Tacoma Animal Control supervisor — it’s interfering with Tacoma Animal Control’s work.

Spokane woman who provided alibi in murder case profiled in ‘Serial’ podcast dismayed by Supreme Court ruling

On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected a new trial for Adnan Syed, the Maryland man convicted in the strangling death of a classmate – a case that drew national attention when it became the subject of the “Serial” podcast, and expanded to larger issues of criminal justice reform. The smoking gun in the This American Life podcast was the alibi provided by Asia McClain Chapman, a Spokane resident.

German nurse who murdered 87 patients given life sentence

Niels Hoegel liked to bring about cardiac arrests in his patients by injecting them with overdoses of heart medication and other drugs because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them. Sometimes he succeeded in bringing them back, but in at least 87 cases they died, making him what is believed to be modern Germany’s most prolific serial killer.

Maryland high court reinstates ‘Serial’ subject Adnan Syed’s conviction

Maryland’s highest court has determined that Adnan Syed does not deserve a new trial, reversing the opinion of a lower appellate court and reinstating Syed’s conviction in the murder of Hae Min Lee. The 20-year-old case shot to international prominence as the subject of the “Serial” podcast.

San Francisco police release sketch of ‘Doodler’ killer

More than 40 years after a serial killer dubbed the “Doodler” terrorized San Francisco’s gay community, police released a sketch Wednesday of what the man might look like today and announced a $100,000 reward for details leading to his capture.

Canada prosecutor: Serial killer staged photos of victims

Serial killer Bruce McArthur staged photos of some of his victims after they died, posing at least two corpses with cigars in their mouths, a prosecutor said Monday as the sentencing hearing began for the former gardener who preyed on men from Toronto’s Gay Village district.

Sheriff: U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women

A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four prostitutes was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman managed to escape from him and notify the authorities, law enforcement officials said, describing the agent as a “serial killer.”