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Gay Waiter Stabbed in Apparent Hate Crime

The stabbing of a gay waiter inside a Santa Monica, California Denny’s restaurant was a hate crime, according to police. According to news reports, employees of the Denny’s were sitting at a table before the restaurant opened when a man knocked on the restaurant’s window and asked to use the bathroom. When the man was allowed inside, he approached the table, and then asked a waiter if he was gay, police say. When the waiter replied that he was gay, the man allegedly stabbed the waiter in the neck with a knife. A suspect, reportedly identified as 24 year old Curtis Martin, is said to have been taken into custody for investigation of attempted murder and committing a hate crime. More information here.

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September 17th, 2010 at 4:20 pm





Star College Softball Pitcher Nicole Ayres Stabbed to Death

A star college softball pitcher was reportedly stabbed to death, and a suspect in the case was struck and seriously injured moments after allegedly confessing to the crime. 28 year old Stephen Headley was reportedly charged with the murder of 22 year old Nicole Ayres, whose body was found on a soccer field in Southhampton Township, NJ early on Monday, with multiple stab wounds to the head, neck and back, authorities say. The relationship between Headley and Ayres is still not clear, according to police. More information here.

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September 15th, 2010 at 4:52 pm





Pizza Delivery Driver Murdered for a Small Amount of Money

Richel Nova, of Hyde Park, MA, was a “hard working man, making an honest living” as Domino’s pizza delivery man, according to Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis. While making a delivery, three assailants reportedly stabbed Nova to death, in order to take the small amount of money that he was carrying, before fleeing in his vehicle. A tip from a member of the community and surveillance footage led to the arrest of the three suspects, who police say are high school students.  According to news reports, those arrested were Alexander Emmanuel Gallett, 18, Michel Andre St. Jean, 20, and Yamiley Mathurin, 17.  More information here.

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September 6th, 2010 at 7:22 pm





Woman, Father Stabbed

Roseville police have charged a 21-year-old Detroit man with stabbing his girlfriend and then turning the knife on her stepfather when he tried to protect her during an argument late Wednesday at a residence in the 26000 block of Pinehurst. When police arrived at the Pinehurst residence they found the 20-year-old victim suffering from two stab wounds to her left leg and her father being stabbed multiple times in his stomach and back, police said. Deputy Police Chief James P. Berlin said the stepfather attempted to keep the man from stabbing his daughter, and was himself stabbed as a result. Both victims were reportedly taken to an area hospital. The woman was treated and then released while her stepfather reportedly remains listed in critical condition after several hours of surgery.  More information here.

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May 14th, 2010 at 7:06 pm





Philadelphia, PA man found fatally stabbed

A man was stabbed to death in West Philadelphia last night, police said. The victim, whose age and name were not available, was stabbed in the back with an unknown object around 10:30 p.m. in the area of 56th and Walnut Streets, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests were reported.  More information here.

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March 31st, 2010 at 9:28 pm

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Australian man stabbed in his own bed

The 43-year-old was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital after allegedly being stabbed twice in the chest and slashed on his arms. Police have arrested a 31-year-old man. Police said the incident took place in Bilson St about 8.30pm. It is believed two men went to the house following a dispute with the alleged victim earlier in the day. “When the pair arrived at the house they called out to the resident and then went inside,” Sen-Constable Wayne Wilson said. They spoke briefly with the man before they allegedly produced a knife. After the attack the two men fled. More information here.

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March 24th, 2010 at 9:05 pm





Moviegoer stabbed for complaining about another’s cell phone use

The California theater was packed for a 9 p.m. Saturday screening of the Martin Scorsese film when the moviegoer complained about a woman near him using a cellphone. The woman and two men with her left the theater. But sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said two men returned a few minutes later and stabbed the victim. “It was a vicious and cowardly attack,” Whitmore said. The victim, who was not identified, was hospitalized with serious wounds. Two other moviegoers who came to the victim’s aid were also hurt during the attack, officials said. More information here.

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March 12th, 2010 at 8:58 am





Ohio woman fatally stabbed in front of her child

A woman was stabbed to death in front of her son by a former boyfriend who died of self-inflicted stab wounds after a police chase, Lebanon, Ohio police said this morning. Shena Lee Nolan, 32, was stabbed several times by her ex-boyfriend after an argument in front of her 8-year-old son at her apartment about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Bob Hawley. The boy was not injured. “What kind of a person stabs a mother anyway, but then to do it front of a child?” Hawley reportedly said Thursday morning. Nolan was taken to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, where she was pronounced dead. More information here.

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March 11th, 2010 at 5:33 pm





Joliet, IL man fatally stabbed while helping assault victim

Joliet, Illinois police say a 47-year-old man died of stab wounds today after coming to the aid of the victim in an alleged domestic battery incident. Police Chief Fred Hayes said officers found Reuben T. Abbott, 0-100 block of York Avenue, lying in a pool of blood on the front porch of a home on the 100 block of Nicholson Street at 4:04 a.m. Abbott, who was unresponsive, “had been stabbed in the back, stomach and neck,” Hayes said. More information here.

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March 8th, 2010 at 10:18 pm





Chicago Taxi Driver Stabbed in Robbery Attempt

A taxi cab driver was stabbed and critically injured Thursday night by a passenger in the West Town neighborhood during a robbery attempt, according to police. The attack occured at about 11:30 p.m. near Western Avenue and Hirsch Street, said Chicago Police Officer Hector Alfaro. The male assailant then fled the scene, and the cab driver was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, Alfaro said. No suspects are in custody. More information here.

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March 7th, 2010 at 5:36 pm





KY Woman Robbed and Stabbed by Home Invaders

The victim, Patricia Hall, said two men she did not know forced their way into her home wearing masks and gloves. She also told investigators stole some items, and stabbed her before leaving. Hall is reportedly hospitalized and listed in fair condition. No suspects are in custody, police say. More information here.

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March 7th, 2010 at 5:33 pm





Wendy’s Manager Stabbed in Elgin, IL

A manager working at the Wendy’s at 1001 Dundee Ave. was stabbed in the parking lot outside the fast food restaurant at about 9 p.m. Friday night, police said. A suspect described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s reportedly stabbed the manager, a 33-year-old Carpentersville man, with a knife at least once “in the chest area and in the liver,” an Elgin police spokesman said. More information here.

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March 6th, 2010 at 10:11 pm





Atlanta Woman Found Stabbed to Death in Her Home

Atlanta police reportedly say 4 children found their 35-year-old mother’s body on the bathroom floor, after coming home from school. Keith Meadows of the Atlanta Police Department reportedly says Yolanda Johnson had been stabbed four or five times. Her body was found Thursday afternoon in her apartment, which is near Georgia Tech. Meadows says there were signs of a struggle in the kitchen and bathroom. More information here.

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March 5th, 2010 at 5:04 pm





British Man Stabbed in Nottingham

A 20 year old man is in the hospital after being stabbed in the back in Nottingham. The victim was attacked on Lavender Walk in St Ann’s in the early hours of Saturday. He suffered a punctured lung and was taken to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Center. More information here.

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March 3rd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

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Man Found Stabbed to Death in Chicago’s Chatham Neighborhood

54-year-old Willie Anderson, of the 9400 block of South Michigan Avenue, was pronounced dead at 8 a.m. at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police responded to an emergency call at 7:09 a.m. to the 600 block of East 79th Street where they found Anderson on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds, according to Officer Daniel O’Brien. More information here.

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February 28th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

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Man Critically Stabbed in Lincoln Park Car Wash Robbery

Police are searching for a man who stabbed his former co-worker during an armed robbery Saturday morning at a Lincoln Park car wash, on Chicago’s north side. The victim, a man in his 30s, was stabbed about 8:29 a.m. at a car wash at 1415 W. Shakespeare Ave., police say. The robber was the man’s former co-worker at the car wash and fled with an unknown amount of cash, according to police.  More information here.

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February 27th, 2010 at 7:02 pm





Baby Killed, Mother Critically Injured by Man with Battle Ax

A Las Vegas man reportedly attacked a mother and her 4 month old son, using a medieval-style battle ax.  The crime appears to be a random act, and the suspect in custody, reportedly identified as 33 year old Harold E. Montague, denies remembering the attack, police say.   Montague also is reportedly accused of stabbing his sister-in-law, a mentally disabled woman, more than 20 times with a point of the ax shortly before he allegedly attacked the mother and her baby. More information here.

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February 12th, 2010 at 7:23 pm





Bicyclist Stabbed in Concord

A bicyclist was stabbed by one of five men who attacked him in a residential neighborhood late Monday night, police said. Officers were called about 9:55 p.m. to the intersection of Tilson and Nicholas drives and found the 18-year-old man with stab wounds to his abdomen, said Cpl. James Carroll. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. More information here.

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February 9th, 2010 at 9:54 pm





Murdered Woman was Failed By UK Police

Rabina Bibi, 35, died after being stabbed at least 15 times in Foleshill, Coventry, in September 2007. She called police twice on the night of the stabbing and her daughter, aged seven, reported the fatal attack. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said it would never be known if Ms Bibi would still be alive if police had acted appropriately. More information here.

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February 8th, 2010 at 8:38 pm





70 Year Old Landlord David Queen Stabbed to Death

Bond has reportedly been set at $4 million for a man accused of first-degree murder after authorities said he stabbed his 70-year-old landlord about 50 times near Antioch, Illinois last week. Jason Baker, 37, and his girlfriend Kimberly Caldwell, 37, had been living with David Queen in the 40200 block of Deep Lake Round for about a week before Baker robbed and stabbed Queen sometime around midnight Thursday night, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said today. More information here.

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February 8th, 2010 at 8:28 pm