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Death penalty sought for man accused of killing prostitutes

Nov. 21, 2019 5:01 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty against a man who they say preyed on prostitutes, causing panic in the Daytona Beach area over a series of killings more than a dozen years ago. Prosecutors charged Robert Hayes, 37, with three counts...

Prosecutor: Suspect in 1979 killing may be a serial killer

Nov. 19, 2019 10:42 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Arizona auto dealer charged with killing a California woman in northern Nevada 40 years ago may have killed other women in the late 1970s, Nevada’s attorney general said. “All evidence points to defendant being a serial killer,” state Attorney General Aaron Ford...

Ivan Milat, who killed backpackers, dies in Australia prison

Oct. 27, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ivan Milat, whose grisly serial killings of seven European and Australian backpackers horrified Australia in the early '90s, died in a Sydney prison on Sunday, ending hopes of a deathbed confession to more unsolved slayings. He was 74. The road worker and self-styled cowboy who...

The Latest: Jury recommends death for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Oct. 18, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a jury's sentencing recommendation for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" in California. (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A Los Angeles jury has recommended the death sentence for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer." One victim of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo was...

Jury recommends death penalty for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Oct. 18, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder. The victims of Michael Gargiulo, 43, included 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was killed on a night in 2001 when she had...

Jury reaches decision on sentence for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Oct. 18, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has decided whether a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" will get a sentence of death or life in prison for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third. The jury's decision in the case of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo will be read...

Detectives across US grill serial killer, close cold cases

Oct. 17, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Keep him talking, don't interrupt him and, no matter what, don't ask why he killed his victims. Those were the instructions Texas Ranger James Holland gave to the dozens of homicide detectives around the country when they got their moment with Samuel Little, hoping to solve...

Jury to decide on death sentence for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Oct. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has started deliberating whether a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" will get a sentence of death or life in prison for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third. Closing arguments ended Wednesday in the penalty phase of the...