Posts tagged as murder

Liepāja tram driver killed at work

Monday, April 5, 2021

A tram driver in Liepāja was killed while driving a tram on April 1, reports LSM. The tram driver was 59 years old and had been in the job several years. The motives for the attack are currently unclear. A passenger attacked the tram driver with a knife, stabbing him in the neck. The attack took place on a new tram equipped with video surveillance. The attacker was immediately detained by the…

Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 8 new cases over weekend, including a murder suspect

Monday, July 6, 2020

Five new coronavirus cases were reported in Lithuania on Sunday morning, in addition to three infections confirmed by Saturday. One of the new Covid-19 cases is a woman who is suspected of having killed a man who was also diagnosed with the virus posthumously. The crime was committed in Vilnius district in April. Thirty people have been identified who had contact with the suspect, mostly interrogators and people who attended…

MP ordered to pay €11,800 to murdered lawyer’s family over slander

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Vidzeme District Court in Rīga has ordered controversial Saeima MP Aldis Gobzems to pay €11,833 to the family of Mārtiņš Bunkus, a lawyer who was murdered in broad daylight in Rīga two years ago . The Bunkus family went to court after Gobzems, appearing on a TV show in the election campaign, called the murdered lawyer a ‘bandit’. Initially, the family sued Gobzems for €111,000 over moral damages. The…

Two men detained in alleged youth burning murder

Monday, July 1, 2019

Two men were detained by Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) personnel Sunday night/Monday morning, following the death of a 16-year-old boy whose body was found inside a burning house in Tartu County in the small hours of Monday, Baltic News Service Reports. The two men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are aged 21 and 22 and are being held as murder suspects, BNS reports. An emergency services…

Soldier charged with murder after wife’s body found in trash

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Authorities say a 21-year-old soldier who flew from Colorado to Indiana and allegedly killed his wife, then fled to Thailand, is now wanted for military desertion. Prosecutors in Indiana filed murder charges Wednesday against Peter Van Bawi Lian for the death of Khuang Par, whose body was found in an Indianapolis trash bin on Dec. 23. Indianapolis police say Lian is on active duty with the U.S. Army. Police say…

Porn star arrested for allegedly trying to hire hitman for murder

Friday, December 21, 2018

A porn star has been arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman for a murder. Katrina Danforth — who performs under the names Lynn Passion and Lynn Pleasant — was held by federal agents at Spokane International Airport in Washington on Wednesday morning, it’s emerged. Court papers reveal that she allegedly tried to hire a hitman to kill someone identified only as ‘H.R.’, according to the New York Post . She…

Arkady Babchenko reveals he faked his death to thwart Moscow plot

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Arkady Babchenko, the Russian journalist whose murder was dramatically announced by Ukraine on Tuesday, emerged very much alive on Wednesday and said he had faked his own death in order to thwart a plot by Moscow to kill him. Smiling, and looking a little sheepish, Babchenko appeared before a surreal press conference held by Ukraine’s SBU security service. He apologised to his wife for the “nightmare” he had caused her…