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Chinese Farmer Zhang Yongming Suspected of 17 Murders

on May 24, 2012 at 10:33 am in Alleged Serial Killers by | 11 Comments

Zhang Yongming, a farmer who lived near the Chinese village of Nanmen, is believed by investigators to be responsible for as many as 17 murders. Zhang, a mild mannered, chess-playing farmer who lived in a wooden shack on the edge of the village, came under suspicion during the investigation into…

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Sergei Martynov Accused of Eight Murders in Russia

on May 23, 2012 at 9:56 am in Alleged Serial Killers by | No Comments

Russian investigators have accused Sergei Martynov of eight murders in a series of rapes across ten Russian regions. The crimes are said to have happened between 2005 and 2010. Martynov served about 14 years in prison for a rape-murder in 1992. Once released, he began to kill again, according to…

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Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Itzcoatl Ocampo

on May 23, 2012 at 9:33 am in Alleged Serial Killers by | No Comments

The Santa Ana, California district attorney announced Monday that prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Izcoatl Ocampo, who is accused of six counts of murder. His trial is set to begin September 10. Grand jury testimony released in March says that Ocampo told investigators he wanted to kill 16…

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Elias Abuelazam Found Guilty of Murder

on May 23, 2012 at 8:51 am in Alleged Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

After only two hours and 23 minutes of deliberation and voting, a Flint, Michigan jury found Elias Abuelazam guilty of the murder of Arnold Minor. Prosecutors showed that Arnold’s blood was found within Abuelazam’s Chevy Blazer, and on his tennis shoes and jeans. Four victims who survived attacks described Abuelazam…

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Opening Arguments in Elias Abuelazam Trial Set for Tuesday

on May 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm in Alleged Serial Killers by | No Comments

Opening arguments begin Tuesday in the trial for Elias Abuelazam. He is accused of having killed Arnold Minor as part of a 2010 murder series that took four lives in total. On Thursday, twelve jurors and four alternates were selected from a pool of 80 people. The selection took only…

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Joseph Naso Hires New Legal Counsel

on April 19, 2012 at 11:16 am in Alleged Serial Killers by | 2 Comments

Joseph Naso, who is accused of the murder of four Northern California women, has fired defense attorney Michael Marowitz and hired Bill Fazio. Fazio is a former candidate for district attorney in San Francisco, and has experience in death penalty cases. He said he did not know why Naso switched…

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Police Arrest Suspect in Paris Serial Killings

on April 15, 2012 at 9:43 am in Alleged Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

Police arrested an unnamed 33-year-old man yesterday suspected of having committed four murders in Paris suburbs since November 2011. He is said to be an “amateur gun user” and to have psychological problems. Investigators raided his flat in Essonne, just south of Paris, arresting him at that time. A second…

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Joseph Naso Trial Set for November

on April 5, 2012 at 9:25 am in Alleged Serial Killers by | No Comments

Marin County Judge Andrew Sweet set November 7 as the start date for the trial of Joseph Naso for the murders of four women. The prosecution wanted the trial to commence in August, but Naso, who is representing himself, requested the later date.

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Trial of Elias Abuelazam Scheduled to Start May 1st

on April 4, 2012 at 9:58 am in Alleged Serial Killers by | No Comments

The trial of accused serial killer Elias Abuelazam is scheduled to begin May 1st in Flint, Michigan. Jury selection will begin that day for the slaying of Arnold Minor on August 2, 2010. Abuelazam is believed to have killed five people across three states. A judge ruled last fall that…

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Joseph Naso Hires Advisory Counsel

on March 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm in Alleged Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

Joseph Naso’s on-again, off-again desire for legal counsel is on again. Wednesday, he appeared in court with Michael Marowitz, a veteran defense attorney. Marowitz will serve as Naso’s advisory counsel. He can help Naso, but cannot speak on his behalf. Judge Andrew Sweet said he might not allow Marowitz to…

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