Husband who beat and strangled wife to death before burning body in woods jailed

Husband who beat and strangled wife to death before burning body in woods jailed

A man has been convicted of murdering his wife – after initially trying to cover his tracks by reporting that she was missing. Frenchman Jonathan Daval has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars for the brutal murder of his wife, Alexia. The 36-year-old finally confessed to beating and strangling his wife before burning her … Read more

Driving instructor strangled student, 20, after she resisted his sexual advances

Driving instructor strangled student, 20, after she resisted his sexual advances

A driving instructor has been jailed for strangling a 20-year-old woman client after she resisted his sexual advances. Student Vlada Larina was killed on the day she hoped to pass her test after failing previous attempts. Her instructor Alexander Shashko, 50, had arranged to drive her to a test centre in Onega, in Russia’s Arkhangelsk … Read more

Hero pit bull rescues owner from being strangled by intruder in her bedroom

Hero pit bull rescues owner from being strangled by intruder in her bedroom

A heroic pit bull came to the rescue of a woman who was allegedly being strangled by an intruder in her own home. The unnamed dog bounded into the 60-year-old victim’s bedroom to find a man assaulting her, and caused enough of a distraction to allow her to hide in the bathroom while the assailant … Read more

Mum defends killer son who strangled two teenage girls and faked their suicide

Mum defends killer son who strangled two teenage girls and faked their suicide

The mum of a convicted South African killer who savagely murdered two teenage girls has said she is not ashamed of him. Xander Bylsma, 20, has received two life sentences for strangling his ex-girlfriend and her friend in a school hostel and then trying to make it look like a double suicide. He murdered 17-year-old … Read more

Man with Jesus delusions strangled girlfriend to death with tracksuit bottoms

Man with Jesus delusions strangled girlfriend to death with tracksuit bottoms

A drugged man strangled his girlfriend to death after delusions about himself as Jesus and his victim as Eve. Shea Dylan Sturt, 32, was imprisoned for 22 years after the murder of Caitlin O’Brien at their home in Melbourne, Australia. Caitlin recovered from brain surgery when Sturt killed her in the middle of a cannabis-induced … Read more

Married mum-of-four strangled to death by lover – her best friend's husband

Married mum-of-four strangled to death by lover - her best friend's husband

After having her first baby girl at the age of 16, Christina Woods had found her calling in life – to be a mother. The 28-year-old had three more children – two girls and a boy. At their home in South Bend, Indiana, she loved to spend time with her offspring. They would tinker together … Read more