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As one knife broke … ‘I’d just grab another,’ says accused murderer

Brittany Nichols’ killer slashed her more than 17 times, reportedly in a rage that she was breaking up with him. That was the testimony given Monday during a hearing for Johnny Maurice Bell, who pleaded not guilty and will face a trial for her murder.

A deputy state medical examiner listed the wounds at Monday’s preliminary hearing in 2nd District Court for Bell, charged with Nichols’ Jan. 4 murder. The count could be 23 stab wounds with a group of six smaller injuries aligned together on the victim’s back, small punctures that could have been caused when she fell.

In all Bell used five knives in the attack around midnight, according to testimony, including four cheap kitchen knives, which broke or bent

Pennsylvania Husband Fails to Kill Wife, Himself in Murder-Suicide Because of Faulty Gun

Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say a faulty gun thwarted a man’s plan to kill his estranged wife and commit suicide.

Investigators in Scranton say 48-year-old William Krause talked his estranged wife into entering a bedroom with him on Thursday, saying he wanted to show her something.

Officers say he handed her an apologetic letter and told her a murder-suicide was the only way they could be together forever

Husband and Wife Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide, Police Say

An eastern Pennsylvania man and his wife are dead in a domestic shooting.

Pottsville police say they were called to the couple’s home by the wife just before 8:45 a.m. Sunday.

They found Amybeth Williams and her husband, Jeffrey, in the basement with gunshot wounds.

Jeffrey Williams died at the scene from what police say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Amybeth Williams was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital where she later died

30 Claim Abuse By Tracy Plastic Surgeon

Thirty alleged victims are now involved in a sexual abuse case involving a Tracy doctor, the lead investigator said Thursday.

Authorities said Wednesday that 47-year-old Dr. Peter Chi is facing 11 felony counts pertaining to the alleged abuse of eight adult female cosmetic surgery patients between September 2007 and December 2008.

More patients have since come forward in the investigation, investigators said

Fairborn Man Faces Sexual Assault Charges

A 27-year-old man is expected in court Friday to answer to charge that he repeatedly sexually and physically abused a 4-year-old boy.

Jamie Rice was charged with felonious assault, child endangering and gross sexual imposition.

Police in Fairborn learned about the alleged abuse after the boy’s mother took the child to a local hospital, where doctors then called police

Army cadet faces sexual assault court-martial

A U.S. Military Academy cadet accused of sexual assault faces a court-martial Monday.

Cadet Adam McMurray, a sophomore who played linebacker for Army football, was charged in October with three counts of assault, three counts of wrongful sexual conduct, one count of burglary and one count of drunk and disorderly conduct.

McMurray, of Davison, Mich., is accused of entering the barracks room of three female cadets in his cadet company while intoxicated. The Army has not released any other details of incident