Barber Kills Teen with Scissors over $90 Headphones

The barber, Cedric Simpson, 34, was at work at 227-14 Merrick Blvd., near 227th Street, when the 19-year-old victim, Carl Richardson, arrived about 1:50 p.m., police said.

The victim demanded Simpson fork over the approximately $90 he owed for the headphones Richardson sold him earlier, an NYPD spokesman said.

The men started arguing outside, but then the fight turned physical, spilling back into the shop where Simpson grabbed the scissors and stabbed Richardson in his chest, police said.

Barber Fatally Stabs Teen With Scissors Over Pair of Headphones, NYPD Says. DNAinfo New York, 3/27/2014.

“[M]entally prepared” 14-Year Old Shoots Father, Hacks Brother 30 Times with Machete

Detectives say the teen charged with killing his father and brother in Coeur d’Alene told them he had “mentally prepared himself” for the alleged double homicide for eight months.

Eldon Samuel III, 14, was charged as an adult Tuesday in Kootenai County court. He faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his father, Eldon G. Samuel, Jr., 46, and his younger brother, Jonathan Samuel, 13. Bail was set at $1 million.

Police records show the boy called in the report himself at 9:09 p.m. Monday and told the police dispatcher that he had shot and killed his brother and father.

…The report states that Samuel said his father, who “often beats him,” had been taking medication on Monday evening while “talking about zombies.” Samuel’s father allegedly fired a shot outside the home before going back into the house. Samuel told investigators that the two then began fighting inside the house, and after his father pushed him twice, he fired at the man’s stomach with a .45 caliber handgun.

Samuel told the investigator that he shot his father three more times, twice in the cheek and once in the “brain.” Still, he said, his father wasn’t dead.

According to the report, the father then attempted to crawl to Jonathan’s room. The 13-year-old boy, who Samuel allegedly said “he hated,” was hiding under a bed and refused to come out when Samuel ordered him out of the room. Samuel told investigators he then used a shotgun to shoot his hiding brother four times.

Samuel said he then set the weapon aside, picked up a “large knife” and stabbed Jonathan “numerous times.” Samuel told the detective that Jonathan still appeared to be alive after the stabbing, which prompted him to use a machete to strike Jonathan approximately 30 times.

The report said that Samuel briefly spoke to the detective about the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto V,” stating that out of the three character choices the game gives players, he always chooses “Trevor” – a character who “has anger issues and often shoots other characters in the game.”

“Eldon thinks Trevor is ‘kinda cool,'” the report states.

…Sgt. Christie Wood said in a press release that the Samuel family had recently relocated to Coeur d’Alene from California. The home on First Street where they were staying is owned by St. Vincent de Paul of North Idaho and used as an emergency shelter.

Jeff Conroy, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho, told The Press Tuesday that the family moved into the house approximately three months ago and were in the process of moving out.

Face of a killer?, 3/26/2014.

This was not “caused” by Grand Theft Auto V. That is sloppy, ridiculous thinking.

“I killed him because he took my photograph on March 2nd and posted it on the internet”

He worked at Jimmy The Greek Taverna Restaurant in Boca Raton, where witnesses say he pulled out a knife and stabbed the restaurant’s 61-year-old owner. Officials say the owner was sitting down in the restaurant when he was attacked by Lebrun. He was stabbed three times on his left side and once in his back and later died of his injuries.

An unidentified male who was an employee at the restaurant was also attacked by Lebrun. The victim was stabbed numerous times and is undergoing lifesaving surgery at Delray Medical Center, authorities said.

Deputies found Lebrun near the restaurant outside wearing an apron and holding a large knife. He later told deputies, “I killed him because he took my photograph on March 2nd and posted it on the internet,” according to authorities.

Florida Man Fatally Stabs Boss Over Photo Taken Without Permission., 3/15/2014.

World Gone Bad: Market Fight Leaves 4 Stabbed to Death, 1 Shot to Death by Police

But reports from Changsha indicate it stemmed from a dispute that erupted between two food sellers.

The knife fight left one of them dead, police in Changsha said in an online statement. The other fled and hacked at four more people while on the run before he was shot dead by police, police said.

Two of the four people died at the scene and the other two died in a hospital, police said.

Five people hacked to death after knife fight in China, suspect shot by cops. NY Daily News, 3/14/2014.

“Honestly, I just felt like killing”: Man Stabs 12-Year-Old Half-Brother to Death

Andrew Ward [27] called 911 from a convenience store near the north Phoenix home where Austin Tapia suffered multiple stab wounds late Wednesday, police Sgt. Steve Martos said.

Ward told the dispatcher he had stabbed someone, and officers found Ward with blood on his hands and clothing and a knife in a pants pocket, Martos said.

Martos said detectives asked Ward why he killed the boy, and Ward said, “Honestly, I just felt like killing.”

Other family members had gone to dinner, so Ward and the boy were the only ones home. The mother and two teenage sisters returned home to find police at what had become a crime scene.

Police: Arizona man ‘just felt like killing’ boy. AZ Daily Star, 3/14/2014.

World Gone Bad: Armed with Knives, Uniformed Men Attack Train Station, Kill 27

A group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China on Saturday, leaving at least 27 people dead and another 109 injured, the official Xinhua News Agency said, making it one of the deadliest attacks in China in recent years.

Xinhua did not provide more details about the evening attack at the Kunming Railway Station in Yunnan province, or identify the attackers. Kunming city police said they did not have any immediate information to release about the attack.

Local television station K6 said that several of the attackers were shot by police and that victims were being transported to local hospitals.

The state-run Yunnan News said that the men were wearing uniforms when they stormed the railway station and that gunshots were heard after police responded.

Photos circulating online showed scattered luggage and bodies lying on the floor in blood.

China Knife Attack Kills Dozens: Report. The World Post/HuffPo, 3/1/2014.

Woman Confesses to WVLT-TV She Stabbed Her Mother to Eliminate Satanic Cult

A woman who lives at Sunchase Apartments and is close friends with the 61-year-old woman who was stabbed a few doors down early Tuesday morning didn’t want to be identified, but said the woman’s daughter – Katie Nichols – is to blame.

“She’s not emotionally stable and does the best she can, but needs quite a bit of help,” she said.

…”I almost kind of hope that she does come back through here so we can get the authorities to get her,” she said.

Not five minutes later, it happened – Nichols walked up to our camera.

“The satanic cult in this city has been casting satanic spells on me for three, four days. I’m exhausted. I came home and found out my mom was the ringleader and was trying to kill my daughter,” said Katie Nichols.

Nichols said she had to act because her mom was putting curses on them.

“I had to kill her -she was going to kill both of us. She was so powerful, I had no idea – I had no idea that my mother was that powerful,” said Nichols.

Deputies said Nichols’ mother was stabbed in the neck, chest and stomach – and was rushed to the hospital for surgery.

“When I left, she was still breathing. I stabbed her three times and she should have died. She was still breathing. I don’t know what happened to her afterwards or where they took her, but she was the antichrist – she did not die,” said Nichols.

Nichols said afterwards, she and her daughter hid out:

“We went in my car, we ended up in a little rural area and just waited for the sign that it was safe to come back,” said Nichols.

…”She had symbolic representations of my death, my daughter’s death, every nuclear explosion that was supposed to happen – that’s not going to now. Because all of the satanic cult has been rounded up and killed now,” said Nichols.

Crimetracker: Woman confesses on camera to stabbing her own mother., 2/20/2014.

Squabble over Jacket Leads to Fatal Stabbing at Retirement Home

Roosevelt Shaffer, 72, is charged with one count of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Raymond Robinson, 69, at the Bethel Terrace Senior Living facility, according to police and prosecutors.

Robinson was stabbed in his chest about 10 a.m. Friday and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died about an hour later, authorities said.

The men, who were friends, lived at the facility at 900 W. 63rd St., prosecutors said.

Shaffer allegedly stabbed Robinson in with a boning knife after they argued about a jacket in the hallway outside Robinson’s room, according to court records.

…After the stabbing, Shaffer went to his apartment, had a cigarette and washed the boning knife he used to stab Robinson, records show.

72-year-old man charged with fatally stabbing friend at retirement home. Chicago Sun-Times, 2/18/2014.

19-Year Old Kills Half-Sister and Grandmother in Same Week

Michael Devin Stanley, 19, was charged in Osage County with first-degree murder on an allegation that he fatally stabbed his 16-year-old half-sister, Larisa Lea Fraley.

He’s also alleged to have killed his great-grandmother, 74-year-old Esther Driskell, in Tulsa County.

…Fraley’s body was discovered in a Chevrolet Venture van near Skiatook Lake early Tuesday, according to an affidavit filed Friday. She was lying on the van’s passenger side floorboard and had been stabbed several times, including on the left side of her neck. She also had defensive wounds, the affidavit states.

Fraley’s body was found about 12 hours after Driskell’s body was found in her home in Skiatook. She had been stabbed multiple times as well, and officials think Stanley then left the residence with Fraley, according to the affidavit.

Skiatook teen charged in stabbing death of 16-year-old half-sister. Tulsa World, 2/1/2014.

14-Year Old Stabs 11-Year-Old Half-Sister to Death

The 14-year-old initially told police Tuesday morning that a Hispanic man had broken into their home, had attacked her sister then ran off.

But on Tuesday afternoon, investigators confronted the 14-year-old, telling her that there were strands of hair in her half-sister’s hands, and DNA testing would reveal more information about her attacker. The 14-year-old allegedly confessed to the crime, saying her half-sister had hit her the night before, had made her mad and did not appreciate all that she was doing for her, prosecutors said.

The 14-year-old said she woke up at 7:50 a.m., waited 10 to 15 minutes, went downstairs and got a knife, then went to stab her sister, prosecutors alleged.

They struggled, and when she realized the younger girl was dead, she stopped the attack, prosecutors said.

The immediate cause of the death of the victim was “multiple sharp force injuries,” which were “consistent with a fillet knife,” Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd said.

Rudd said there were about 30 stab wounds to the girl’s neck, chest and arm. In addition to those wounds there were three slashing or slicing wounds across the victim’s face.

14-year-old charged with stabbing 11-year-old half-sister more than 30 times. Chicago Sun-Times, 1/22/2014.

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