Laura Barcella


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Latest from Laura Barcella
Lucy Letby
British Nurse Lucy Letby Tried to Kill Baby Girl Hours After Celebrating her 100th Day Alive, Court Hears
Shanteari Weems, James Weems Jr.
Md. Woman Pleads Guilty to Shooting Ex-Cop Husband Over Allegations He Molested Children at Her Daycare
Quiana Mann
Boy, 10, Accused of Fatally Shooting Mom Because He Was Angry She Wouldn't Buy Him Virtual Reality Headset
barbershop murder
Wash. Barbershop Owner Shot and Killed While Cutting an 8-Year-Old's Hair
erin gatier
N.J. Mom Is Fatally Shot by Retired Police Officer Ex-Boyfriend, Who Then Turns Gun on Himself
Eleni Kassa
Missing Tenn. Mom Found Dead in Girlfriend's Trunk After Crash, Shootout in Detroit Suburb
hadley Palmer
Conn. Socialite Who Secretly Filmed People, Including a Minor, at Seaside Mansion Gets 1-Year Sentence
Joseph George Sutherland, 61, of Moosonee, Ont., is facing two counts of first-degree murder in the killings of Susan Tice and Erin Gilmour in 1983. (Toronto Police Service)
2 Women Were Found Slain, Sexually Assaulted Within Months of Each Other in 1983: How DNA Led to Arrest
Austin Harrouff, John Joseph Stevens III and wife Michelle Mishcon
Fla. Man Who Killed Couple, Then Tried to Eat Victim's Face Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
Quinton Simon, Leilani Simon
Missing Ga. Toddler Quinton Simon's Bones Found in Landfill. His Mother Is in Jail on Murder Charge
Judge Diane Albert. Village of Los Ranchos Municipal Court
New Mexico Judge Is Fatally Shot by Husband, Who Also Killed Dogs, Cat Before Turning Gun on Himself
Dimone Fleming with one of her children
N.Y. 3-Year-Old and Baby Brother Were Found Stabbed to Death in Bathtub, and Mom Is Suspect
Mark, Sharie, and Brooke Wine, Riverside triple-homicide case
Va. Man 'Catfished' Teen Girl, Then Showed Up at Her Calif. Home and Killed Her Mom and Grandparents
45-year-old Chen Wu, Wu was wanted on a fugitive warrant from Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Suspect Accused in 'Executions' of 4 People at Oklahoma Marijuana Growing Operation 
Heaven's Gate, 25 Years Later: Remembering 38 People Who Died with Cult Leader
Kameron Karltess Brown, Mary Granados, Joe (Joseph) Griffith
Remembering the 7 West Texas Mass Shooting Victims, 2 Years Later
lenora claire
After Receiving Death Threats from Notorious Celebrity Stalker, Activist Fought Back
man wanted Capitol riots
Retired Firefighter, Who Allegedly Threw Fire Extinguisher at Capitol Police During D.C. Riot, Is Arrested
Lori Vallow
Prosecutors Plan to Charge Lori Vallow & Chad Daybell with Conspiracy to Murder Kids: Recording
Miya Ponsetto, Gayle King
Woman Who Allegedly Attacked Black Teen Over Phone in NYC Hotel Snaps at Gayle King During Interview
capitol breached
Trump-Supporting Rioter Pictured Carrying Confederate Flag Inside U.S. Capitol
Hayden Harris
N.Y. Soldier and 16-Year-Old Boy Charged with Killing Army Corporal, 20, Found Dead in N.J. Snow
Steve the talking cat
Steve the Cat Uses Talking Buttons to Ask for Food, Snuggles, 'Kittynip,' Outdoor Time and More
New HBO Docuseries The Vow Takes a Deep Dive into Keith Raniere's NXIVM Sex Cult