An Airbnb host has admitted killing a guest at his home near Melbourne, Australia, who could not afford to pay. Jason Colton, 42, denies murder, but has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Ramis Jonuzi in October 2017. In an earlier statement, Airbnb said it was “deeply saddened and outraged” by what had happened, and that it had removed the listing from its site. “There is no place on Airbnb for such an abhorrent act, which violates everything our global community stands for,” the company said.
New York police is investigating the deaths of two Saudi Arabian sisters whose bodies were found duct-taped together in the Hudson River last week. The sisters were found facing each other and their bodies showed signs of trauma. The Farea sisters moved to the US in 2015 and had recently applied for asylum.
Mexican immigrant Cristhian Bahena Rivera accused of murdering Iowa student Mollie Tibbets claims to have no memory of her death. Police claim Rivera lived in the US illegally but a document was filed on Wednesday stating he was working legally in Iowa. President Trump blamed US immigration laws for Tibbets’ death, reigniting the national debate.
Law enforcement officials in Iowa charged 24-year old Mexican undocumented immigrant Cristhian Bahena Rivera with the first-degree murder of 20-year old college student Mollie Tibbets. A body recovered Tuesday morning in a farm field is believed to be Tibbets. Rivera admitted to the murder during questioning on Monday and led authorities to the body.
Jahseh Onfroy known as rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed at the age of 20 in Deerfield Beach, Florida during an apparent robbery on Monday. Onfroy previously faced accusations of violent crimes against a woman. Onfroy was an upcoming artist whose latest album premiered at Billboard No.1. Police are searching for two suspects in Onfroy’s death.
A leading journalist and editor in Indian-administered Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari, was attacked near the office of the Rising Kashmir newspaper and shot dead by an unidentified gunman on Thursday. Eurydice Dixon a 22-year old comedian was raped and killed in Australia, sparking public anger. Jaymes Todd, 19, turned himself in for the rape and murder.
Tampa police have charged 24-year old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III with four killings in the same neighborhood. The suspect was caught, Tuesday, after being reported by a coworker. Donaldson admitted owning the gun, but not committing the murders. He is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, and could face the death penalty if convicted.
The headless body of Kim Wall was found in the waters off Copenhagen, Denmark on Wednesday. Wall was a Swedish journalist who died on board a Danish inventor’s personal submarine before it sank mysteriously. The man who owned the boat, Peter Madsen, was seen boarding the sub with Wall on the 10th of August, and admitted that she had died in an “accident” and “consequently buried her at sea.” The cause and reason behind the journalist’s death are still unknown but some may speculate Wall may have uncovered a secret about Madsen that he did not want anyone to know, therefore ending her life.
Last year the murder of an employee of the Democratic National Committee sparked conspiracy theories after the WikiLeaks founder vaguely hinted that he had shared information with WikiLeaks before being shot in the back by an unknown assailant. The conspiracy theories have arisen after a private investigator and Fox News contributor recently found “tangible evidence” that, Seth Rich, the victim, had contacted WikiLeaks before his murder. It seems that this story has caused more controversy than credibility as the assailant of the crime is still unidentified.