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Cold Medicine Killing: Woman Had 123 Knife Wounds – People

A North Carolina woman had been slashed and stabbed 123 times when her newlywed husband claimed he awoke last month — after taking too much cold medicine the night before — to find her dead body, according to an autopsy report released on Tuesday morning.

Matthew James Phelps, a 27-year-old aspiring pastor, called authorities early on Sept. 1 to report the discovery of his wife’s body in their two-bedroom townhouse in Raleigh, North Carolina.

“I had a dream, and then I turn on the lights and she’s dead on the floor,” he told the dispatcher in the 911 call obtained by PEOPLE. “I have blood all over me, and there’s a bloody knife on the bed, and I think I did it.”

“I took more medicine than I should have,” he continued, growing progressively more distraught. “I took Coricidin Cough and Cold because

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Calif. Woman Convicted of Plotting Husband’s Murder with Ex-Firefighter Lover: ‘Rob Needed to Die’

A California woman faces 25 years to life in prison for murder after a man with whom she was having an extramarital affair testified that they jointly plotted her husband’s 2014 death — first by poisoned pudding and, later, with a fatal shooting.

On Thursday, a Kern County, California, jury found 37-year-old Sabrina Limon guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of her husband, Robert Limon, who was shot by her ex-lover Jonathan Hearn.

Sabrina is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 3 and an appeal is planned, her attorney, Richard Terry, tells PEOPLE.

Hearn, a 27-year-old former firefighter in Redlands, California, earlier accepted a plea deal and agreed to testify against Sabrina in exchange for a prison term of 25 years and four months, reports the Bakersfield Californian.

Hearn is due to be sentenced on Oct. 26, the Kern County District Attorney’s Office confirms to PEOPLE. A call

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Proposal Awaited Calif. Woman Killed on Birthday Trip to Vegas: ‘We Talked About Spending the Rest of Our Lives …

Andrea Castilla’s week-long trip with her boyfriend out to Las Vegas to visit her sister was a 28th birthday present to herself.

But there was one thing still ahead that Castilla didn’t know about when a gunman’s bullet struck her in the head Sunday night at an outdoor concert in the nation’s deadliest mass shooting: Her boyfriend was planning to propose marriage.

“He told me after she had passed,” Andrea’s sister, Athena, tells PEOPLE of the conversation with Derek Miller, Andrea’s boyfriend of seven months who lived with Andrea in Huntington Beach, California.

“They were planning on staying on until Thursday in our guest room,” says Athena, 26. “He told me, ‘I was planning on asking her this weekend with you guys. … We talked about spending the rest of our lives together.’ ”

“They had promise rings, and they always talked about

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Missing Woman Is From Same NC Town as 3 Others who Vanished and Were Later Found Killed

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information about a 20-year-old woman missing since early September who vanished from the same North Carolina town as three other women who disappeared within the past year and were later found killed, PEOPLE confirms.

The Lumberton Police Department is asking for help in locating Abby Patterson, who was last seen getting into a brown Buick on Sept. 5.

Patterson stands 5-foot-7 and has brown hair and brown eyes.

According to police, she also has a birthmark on the back of her left thigh and a tattoo of a bird on her shoulder. She was wearing brown shorts and a white shirt when she was last seen.

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Later in the day, When the

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Texas Woman Allegedly Shot Her Sleeping Boyfriend and Dismembered His Body While Daughter Was Nearby

A Texas woman is accused of shooting her boyfriend in the head while he was sleeping and then dismembering his body and tossing the remains in area dumpsters, PEOPLE confirms.

Cierra Alexis Sutton, 30, was arrested Thursday in connection with the Aug. 16 slaying of 32-year-old Steven Coleman and is charged with murder.

She is in custody, has waived extradition and is to be returned to Harris County, Texas, for prosecution. She has not entered a plea and it is unclear if she has retained an attorney.

Sutton’s friends reportedly claimed to police that she confessed to shooting Coleman in the head while he was sleeping in their Baytown, Texas, apartment after which she cut him up into pieces with a machete, wrapped up his body parts in sheets and duct tape and disposed of them.

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Texas Woman Allegedly Kills Boyfriend, Dismembers Body – People

A Texas woman is accused of shooting her boyfriend in the head while he was sleeping and then dismembering his body and tossing the remains in area dumpsters, PEOPLE confirms.

Cierra Alexis Sutton, 30, was arrested Thursday in connection with the Aug. 16 slaying of 32-year-old Steven Coleman and is charged with murder.

She is in custody, has waived extradition and is to be returned to Harris County, Texas, for prosecution. She has not entered a plea and it is unclear if she has retained an attorney.

Sutton’s friends reportedly claimed to police that she confessed to shooting Coleman in the head while he was sleeping in their Baytown, Texas, apartment after which she cut him up into pieces with a machete, wrapped up his body parts in sheets and duct tape and disposed of them.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/texas-woman-shot-sleeping-boyfriend-dismembered-his-body/

Utah Teen Allegedly Posed as a Woman on Facebook in Order to Get Nude Images for Underage Boys

Police in Utah have arrested an 19-year-old man on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor for allegedly posing as an attractive woman on social media in order to entice underage boys into sending him nude photos, PEOPLE confirms.

Charging documents contend that between December and February, James Robert Louis Wood used Facebook to convince 11 boys to send him their nude photos.

Wood allegedly created a phony Facebook profile for a woman named “Jessica Ford,” then befriended the boys and wrote seductive messages to them via Facebook Messenger, according to the court documents, which were obtained by PEOPLE.

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As the conversations continued, Wood sent his underage victims nude images of an unknown woman and requested that they reciprocate, according to the allegations

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True-Crime Show Grave Mysteries Features Texas Trans Woman’s Murder

Activists and LGBT media have been calling attention to the epidemic of violence against transgender Americans, especially trans women of color, for several years, but now true-crime TV is raising awareness too.

Tonight’s episode of Grave Mysteries on the true-crime channel Investigation Discovery will cover the 2015 murder of Ty Underwood, a black trans woman, in Tyler, Texas. The program includes interviews with police, reporters, and Underwood’s friends, plus reenactments in which transgender activists play trans characters.

Underwood was shot to death in her car in January 2015. Her last communication with anyone had been through the chat app Kik. She had met a potential romantic interest via the app but was beginning to have doubts about the man.

“Ty never put up with any type of lies or any type of neglect,” Underwood’s friend Antonio Austin says in the program. “Ty knew her value, and her value was very high.”

She

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A woman was found dead in a hotel freezer. Her family says the police haven’t done enough.

Authorities in suburban Chicago are investigating a young woman’s mysterious death over the weekend, a case that’s gained national attention as her mother angrily suggested there was foul play and accused police and others of failing to act fast enough upon learning of the disappearance.

Kenneka L. Jenkins, 19, was found dead inside an industrial walk-in freezer at Rosemont’s Crowne Plaza around midnight Sunday, more than 24 hours after leaving her home on Chicago’s West Side to party with friends at the hotel and conference center near O’Hare International Airport.

“To me, I feel like they helped kill my child: the police department and this hotel,” Teresa Martin, Jenkins’ mother, told local media during a heart-wrenching interview alongside other family members. She said neither the authorities nor the hotel’s staff did enough to address her repeated pleas for help.

It remains unclear how Jenkins died. An autopsy was performed Sunday but proved inconclusive, the Chicago Tribune

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Parents of Slain Pregnant Woman Say Possible Granddaughter Looks Just Like Victim: ‘She Is Beautiful’

There’s no doubt in Norberta Greywind‘s mind that a newborn baby found earlier this month belongs to her daughter, Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, the 22-year-old woman from Fargo, North Dakota, who was found dead in a river on Sunday afternoon.

“She is beautiful,” Greywind said of little Haisley Jo in a interview with Valley News Live. Greywind said she and her husband were able to see the little girl at a hospital on Wednesday, and she noted that the baby looked just like LaFontaine-Greywind — although DNA results are pending.

LaFontaine-Greywind’s boyfriend, Ashton Matheny, was also able to see the infant this week, according to the station. It is unclear when the baby will be released.

“It was the best feeling I’ve ever had,” Matheny told The Bismarck Tribune. “I wish Savanna could have been there to enjoy it

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