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35 London Women Murdered by Partners or Exes in Three Years

The killers in eight of the 35 cases had previously been reported to the police for violent or threatening behavior, according to data uncovered by Broadly under Freedom of Information laws.
Sirin Kale
12 hours ago
crime

What This Ted Bundy Survivor Thinks of the Obsession Around the Serial Killer

Kathy Kleiner was 20 years old when she was attacked by the notorious serial killer. Decades on, she wants to recenter Bundy's victims in a narrative that too often excludes them.
Kitty Wenham
a day ago
crime

Court Upholds Conviction of Woman Who Told Boyfriend to Kill Himself

A Massachusetts court has upheld Michelle Carter's conviction of involuntary manslaughter and coinciding 15-month jail sentence based on texts in which she coaxed her boyfriend to take his life.
Leila Ettachfini
2.6.19
activism

After Her Assault Went Viral, Marie Laguerre Turned the Tables on Her Abuser

French student Marie Laguerre was walking home last summer when she was violently assaulted outside a Paris cafe. After CCTV footage of the attack went viral, Laguerre used her platform to educate others on the violence faced by women worldwide.
Ruchira Sharma
2.5.19
News

Suspects in Marielle Franco's Murder Have Ties to Bolsonaro Family

The two primary suspects in the murder of the Brazilian councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco previously received honors from senator-elect Flávio Bolsonaro, the son of president Jair Bolsonaro.
VICE Brazil
1.23.19
crime

Student Jailed for Sexual Assault in Campus Attack That Echoes Brock Turner

Edinburgh University undergraduate Felix Beck left an 18-year-old woman bleeding after he choked her and bit her all over her thighs and genitals.
Sirin Kale
1.21.19
activism

First, She Was Upskirted. Then She Got it Banned in England and Wales

Thanks to Gina Martin, upskirting—the act of filming or photographing up someone's clothes without their consent—is now a criminal offense.
Zing Tsjeng
1.16.19
crime

Teen Killed By Abusive Ex Even After Reporting Him to Police Five Times

Metropolitan Police officers are being investigated to see whether they could have prevented the death of the 17-year-old girl.
Sirin Kale
1.15.19
Power

Dana Martin, First Trans Woman Killed in 2019

The 31-year-old Alabama resident was found in her vehicle, crashed in a ditch, with a fatal gunshot wound.
Diana Tourjée
1.11.19
crime

A Selfie Helped Police Solve a Years-Old Murder Case

Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, was sentenced to seven years in jail for strangling her best friend after police noticed the murder weapon in a Facebook photo.
Zing Tsjeng
1.9.19
Health

CEO of Nursing Home Where Comatose Woman Gave Birth Resigns

Amidst intense scrutiny of the facility where a woman allegedly gave birth while in a coma, Hacienda HealthCare confirmed to The New York Times that its long-standing CEO had resigned.
Sirin Kale
1.8.19
cosmetic surgery

Woman Who Ran Illegal Butt Injection Clinic Charged With Manslaughter

After one of her clients died, 44-year-old Whalesca Castillo was arrested by NYPD officers early Wednesday morning on suspicion of illegally administering silicone butt injections.
Sirin Kale
1.3.19
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