Two heavily armed men got out of a car went into a house and just shot the shit out of everyone in it. Five were killed (two males and three females) and two taken to the hospital. One of the two may have died.
Two of the girls were sisters, both teens. The target of the attack is said to be the younger teen she was only 14. Some drug dealer had been threatening her for the last week and her mother reported it to the police. One of the brothers was also said to be involved in drug dealing.
Napoleon-crazy Russian professor kills and butchers student lover
A 63-year old famous academic who was awarded France's Legion of Honour admitted to killing and dismembering his 24-year old student lover. He was reportedly planning to commit suicide dressed up as Napoleon.
Oleg Sokolov, a prominent Russian academic specialising in Napoleonic history, confessed to murdering his young lover and former student Anastasia Yeshchenko and dismembering her body.
According to local media, the university professor was drunk and fell into the river as he tried to dispose of body parts.
Sokolov told investigators he killed his lover during an argument and then sawed off her head, arms and legs.
He was reportedly planning to dispose of her corpse and later publicly commit suicide dressed up as Napoleon.
Police discovered the decapitated body of 24-year-old Anastasia Yeshchenko at Sokolov's house.
A Napoleon impersonator who called his lover 'Josephine'
Both the professor and his deceased lover studied French history and co-authored a number of works.
They seemingly shared a liking for period costumes.
Reports say Sokolov liked dressing up as Napoleon and impersonating the former French emperor.
Some students said he was a 'freak' who called his lover 'Josephine' (Napoleon's first wife) and asked to be addressed as 'Sire'.
35-year-old female suffered from a borderline personality and depressive disorder with suicidal ideation.
At the death scene, the body showed massive facial swelling accompanied by complete reddening of the skin of the face, with patchy skin abrasions on the forehead and neck, and purple bruise-like discolorations distributed symmetrically over both shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees, lower legs, and feet, raising the suspicion of underlying massive external blunt force injury.
Police investigators strongly suspected sexual homicide.
However at autopsy, dissection in layers revealed massive subcutaneous hemorrhages as the cause of the reddish skin discolorations.
Toxicological analyses showed fatal levels of lamotrigine with additional proof of zopiclone, zolpidem, diphenhydramine, O-desmethylvenlafaxine, pregabalin, tramadol, and modafinil in venous blood. Histologically, both the macroscopically impressive purple skin changes with underlying bleeding into the subcutaneous tissue and the skin abrasions were due to leukocytoclastic vasculitis, a form of acute hypersensitivity vasculitis that was a reaction to the multiple therapeutic drugs that the woman had taken shortly before death.
The manner of death was classified as suicide, and sexual homicide was ruled out.
We describe an autopsy case in which a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) was found in a head-down position. A female in her late 70s was found dead in her home in a supine position on the kitchen floor. The upper part of her body was hanging down over the edge of the kitchen floor to the backyard through the open window. External examination revealed congestion of the head and upper region of the face and neck. There were numerous petechiae on the superior palpebral conjunctivae and upper part of the oral mucosa. On internal examination, extensive hemorrhages in the subcutaneous fat tissues and muscles were observed at the upper part of the neck, although there were no external injuries on the neck. Histopathological examination revealed that hemorrhages were accompanied with infiltration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes both within and around the hemorrhages on the neck skin. Nodular glomerulosclerosis and many fat droplets in the cytoplasm of proximal tubule cells were found in the kidney. Postmortem blood analysis showed acetone (204.2 μg/ml), HbA1c (10.8%), acetoacetate (<2.0 μmol/l), 3-hydroxybutyrate (11,844 μmol/l), blood urea nitrogen (128.9 mg/dl), and creatinine (3.11 mg/dl). The glucose and acetone levels in the urine were 876.7 mg/dl and 201.4 μg/ml, respectively, suggesting that she suffered severe DKA. However, since hemorrhage of the neck could have developed only when she was still alive, asphyxia should have arisen antemortem. Based on these findings, we concluded that the direct cause of her death is positional asphyxia, which was resulted from DKA. It is difficult to diagnose the cause of death when the victim is in an unusual posture. To confirm a suspicion of positional asphyxia, photographs of the undisturbed scene are useful in addition to a precise autopsy and accurate examinations.