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The City of Atlanta stepped up foot patrols inside Piedmont Park after a woman and her dog were stabbed and dismembered overnight Wednesday.
Katherine Janness, 40, was found stabbed and dismembered near the Charles Allen entrance to Piedmont Park after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Her pitbull Bowie was lying dead beside her.
Janness worked as a bartender for Campagnolo restaurant in Midtown Atlanta. She had just finished dinner at home and was walking her dog when she was brutally attacked.
Janness' lesbian partner pinged her phone and located her spouse's body inside the park.
Police are trying to determine if Janness' murder was random or targeted because the killer spent time with her body after she died.
Police are asking residents who live on 10th Street near the park to check their security videos.
Police aren't ruling out a serial killer after the remains of two bodies were found behind a shopping center in Henry County earlier this month.
Henry County police say the remains belong to two different people. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is trying to identify the remains that were found in a wooded area behind a shopping center in Stockbridge, Georgia on July 7.
A $10,000 reward is being offered by Atlanta Crime Stoppers for information on the case.
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The homeless suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Maryland graduate student is being held without bond.
Anat Kimchi, a 31-year-old doctoral candidate, was stabbed by Tony Robinson in the Loop over the weekend.
Kimchi was known for attempting to prove the justice system was "racist" against Blacks.
She was walking in the 400 block of South Wacker Drive about 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19, when a man approached and stabbed her in the back, police say.
Kimchi was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Saturday.
Robinso, 41, was taken into custody Thursday, June 24, Chicago police announced.
Police said Robinson is believed to be the same individual who struck two women with rocks on June 10 and June 13. Both women were treated for head lacerations.
Kimchi wrote a paper published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology in 2019 attempting to prove the justice system in America was racist against "young black offenders" and black drug offenders."
The Israeli-born grad student was working on her doctoral degree in criminology and criminal justice. Her family said she was in Chicago visiting friends when she was killed.
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Cobb County police have arrested a man who entered his ex-girlfriend's apartment and killed a man sleeping next to her in bed.
Randall Russell, 28, is accused of entering the Sierra Forest apartment on Mableton Parkway in Lithia Springs, Georgia between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to AJC.com.
In an emailed statement to AJC.com, Officer Shenise McDonald said Russell stabbed the man, despite a 911 call reporting a shooting.
The critically injured man was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he died from his injuries, said McDonald said. The suspect's ex-girlfriend witnessed the attack.
Russell was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with murder and aggravated assault, AJC.com reports. He is being held without bail.
A scorned orthodontist was charged with attempted murder after she stabbed her ex-fiancé's girlfriend in the neck then acted like a Good Samaritan.
Police say Dr. Alika Crew hid in the back of the victim's Jeep on the morning of July 28 in New Rochelle, New York.
The victim had spent the night with Crew's ex-fiancé, identified as Kurtz Howell. Crew and Howell lived in the same neighborhood.
When the victim started the car and drove off, Crew began stabbing her in the neck, the New York Post reported.
Crew then posed as a medic rendering aid to the 30-year-old victim when police arrived. The victim advised police that the woman rendering aid was in fact the person who stabbed her.
"It was also determined that the suspect's ex-fiancé is the current boyfriend of the victim," New Rochelle Capt. Cosmo Costa said.
The victim suffered a "deep puncture wound" on the left side of her neck from a razor blade, according to the Post. Her injuries required surgery.
The 41-year-old dentist is charged with felony attempted murder in the second degree.
Crew, who works out of dentist's office in Stamford, CT, is a resident of New Rochelle, NY. She is also affiliated with a dental practice in Jackson Heights, Queens, CBS2 reports.
The prominent dentist purchased a split-level townhouse in New Rochelle for $800,000 18 months ago, CBS2 reports.
Crew was arraigned in court on July 28. A judge set bail at $150,000. Her next court date is August 19.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's son, Adam Abdul-Jabbar was arrested and charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon this week.
Adam, 28, was arrested in California after allegedly stabbing a neighbor multiple times in San Clemente Tuesday night, TMZ Sports reports.
According to the report, police responded to a call about a stabbing in the area around 10 p.m.
Adam was arrested "without incident" and booked into jail. The booking sheet described Adam as 6-foot-7 and 180 pounds. He has since been released.
The victim transported himself to a hospital with "non-life-threatening injuries."
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appeared with Adam on "Celebrity Family Feud" in 2017. Adam and Kareem are pictured in 2016 with Kareem's ex-girlfriend Cheryl Pistono, the mother of Kareem's son, Amir.
Floyd Mayweather Jr's 19-year-old daughter Iyanna Mayweather will plead not guilty to stabbing one of her boyfriend rapper NBA YoungBoy's 4 baby mamas.
Iyanna was arrested around 1 a.m. Saturday in Houston and charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
TMZ Sports reported Iyanna was booked into the Harris County Jail after stabbing Lapattra Lashai Jacobs during a heated confrontation at NBA YoungBoy's home.
Jacobs, 25, suffered multiple lacerations to her arm and was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. She underwent surgery and was discharged.
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Iyanna, also known as "YaYa", reportedly stabbed Jacobs with two knives after arriving at the home and ordering her to leave the property.
Iyanna told police Jacobs sparked the fight by snatching her lacefront wig when the brawl moved from the kitchen to the front lawn outside.
Both women provided different accounts of what happened to police. Iyanna was released on $30,000 bond and ordered to stay away from Jacobs.
A police report obtained by TMZ noted Jacobs is the mother of at least one of YoungBoy's four children.
TMZ reports YoungBoy, real name Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, was briefly detained by police outside the home before being released.
The 20-year-old rapper later tweeted: "Hold it down for your love one's up in heaven and they will do the same I'm very blessed and protected if you ask me... That's very unprofessional though suck my dick b----!!!!!"
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YaYa (2nd from left) is Mayweather's daughter from a previous relationship. The 43-year-old retired boxing champ has three children, Koraun (left), Zion (right), and Jirah (not pictured) by his former girlfriend Josie Harris, who died mysteriously last month. Her death is still under investigation.
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A 9-year-old Florida boy will be charged with allegedly stabbing his 5-year-old sister while telling her, "Die, die."
The boy was playing in his bedroom with his sister Monday afternoon at the Berkeley Pointe apartments in Ocala, Florida.
Their mom stepped outside to check the mail and to get some candy from a neighbor for the children.
When she retuned, the mother found her son stabbing his sister repeatedly with a kitchen knife, FOX 35 reported.
The mother grabbed the knife away from the boy, who fled into a maintenance shed. The girl was alert and responsive after the attack. She was transported to a children's hospital.
The boy told police his sister "had entered his head two days earlier" and wouldn't leave, according to an arrest report obtained by FOX 35.
He told police he got a knife from the kitchen, grabbed his sister by the neck while she was bent over and began stabbing her, FOX 35 reported. "Die, die," the boy told the little girl.
The boy allegedly said he stabbed his sister because "he wanted to be able to go outside" and play.
The boy is being held in a secured juvenile detention facility while awaiting a psychological evaluation ordered by a Marion County circuit court judge. He will be charged with attempted first-degree murder, according to news reports.
A public defender has been appointed to represent the child.
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A 14-year-old boy wanted in the stabbing death of 18-year-old college student Tessa Majors was detained early Thursday, Dec. 26.
The Barnard College student was stabbed during an attempted robbery in Morningside Park on Manhattan's upper west side on Dec. 11.
The suspect was captured after hiding out at a family member's residence in The Bronx. He was taken to the 26th Precinct before 8 a.m., according to the NY Post. He was joined there by his attorney and a parent or guardian.
A police source told The Post, the young suspect lawyered up and isn't talking.
"Since he has a lawyer, he's not going to give anything up," the police source said.
Rodney Harrison, Chief of Detectives, announced the suspect's capture on Twitter.com on Thursday.
"We have located this individual. Thank you to everyone who reached out with information. This is an active and ongoing investigation," he tweeted.
The unidentified teenager was nearly 2 weeks after he reportedly fled from a car while being driven to a police station on Dec. 16. The NYPD released photos of him and asked the public to help locate him.
The NYPD normally does not release photos or identify minor suspects. But the boy was considered dangerous and a menace to public safety.
A 13-year-old suspect, Zyairr Davis, is currently in police custody. He told investigators the 14-year-old suspect stabbed Majors with a red-handled knife "in a stabbing, poking motion" and he saw "feathers" floating up from her coat in the chest area.
A third boy, who is 14 years old, was questioned and released, police said.
Police in New York have arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with the brutal stabbing of 18-year-old Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors.
Majors was fatally stabbed as she made her way through Morning side Park in Manhattan's Upper West Side near her campus around 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say Majors was approached by three youths intent on robbing her. When she resisted, one of the boys pulled out a knife and stabbed her multiple times as she screamed for help.
The group fled and Majors struggled up a flight of steps and onto the street where she collapsed.
A security guard found her and called 911. Majors was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, ABC News reports.
On Thursday, police noticed a 13-year-old boy in the lobby of a building near the park. His clothes matched the description of one of the attackers.
Police found a knife on the teen when he was taken into custody on suspicion of criminal trespass. Investigators say he confirmed his involvement in the robbery attempt and fatal stabbing.
Two other teens, who were persons of interest, were released from custody on Wednesday.
Majors was a popular first-year student on the campus. She studied journalism and played in 2 rock bands. She recently celebrated her band's first live performance and she was booked to perform in her hometown over the holiday break.
Majors' family is devastated by the senseless tragedy. She was the daughter of a novelist and writing professor.
"We lost a very special, very talented, and very well-loved young woman," her family said in a statement obtained by The New York Times.
"Tess shone bright in this world, and our hearts will never be the same."
Majors was a member of the LGBT community. Her murder is not believed to be a hate crime.
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Police in Prince George's County, Maryland released a photo of the suspect who stabbed a 28-year-old man during an argument outside a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant in the 6200 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, MD on Monday.
Prince George's County police released a photo of the suspect: a Black male wearing a yellow t-shirt, black jacket and black ball cap turned backwards. Also seen in the photo is a Black woman who police hope to identify in connection with the incident, according to Fox 13 News.
"We are looking for a male, and that male knows who he is," Prince George's County Police spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan said at a news conference Monday. "He knows what he did here tonight, and he needs to do the right thing and he needs to step up and turn himself in."
Kevin Tyrell Davis, 28, of Oxon Hill, MD, was identified as the victim. He was stabbed after arguing with the suspect over cutting the long line. The suspect followed Davis to the front door and stabbed him in the parking lot.
The fatal incident occurred after Popeyes announced the return of the popular sandwiches on Sunday, Nov. 3. The chicken sandwiches were pulled earlier this year after a series of violent assaults inside Popeyes fast food restaurants.
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Popeyes was heavily criticized for targeting a low-income demographic with high calorie, high fat, high sodium chicken products.
On Tuesday a Popeyes spokesperson released a statement to Fox News:
"We do not yet know whether this was the result of a dispute over one of our products or something unrelated, but there is no reason for someone to lose their life on a Monday night in a parking lot. Our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends and we are fully cooperating with local authorities."
The spicy chicken craze started out as a friendly meme war between Popeyes and its rival Chick-fil-A. But the high demand for the chicken sandwiches have resulting in bad PR for the company.
According to customers around the country, the spicy chicken sandwiches are already sold out.