Joan Vila Dilme guilty over 11 killings of elderly

A security guard at a Spanish retirement home has been found guilty of killing 11 elderly residents, three of whom he forced to drink bleach, in what he tried to portray as acts of compassion.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 11:04pm

Accused killer of British soldier tells London court he's also soldier

Victim Drummer Lee Rigby, of the British Army's 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Photo: Reuters

One of the men charged with the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in London last month made a rambling appearance at the Old Bailey central criminal court in London, declaring he was also "a soldier" and complaining about being repeatedly strip-searched.

7 Jun 2013 - 1:50am

Second man charged with London soldier murder

Michael Adebowale has been charged with the murder of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby. Photo: AFP

Michael Adebolajo, 28, has been charged with the murder of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby as well as the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of a firearm, London’s Metropolitan Police said

2 Jun 2013 - 10:58am

Ex-abattoir worker jailed for life over murder of 5-year-old

Mark Bridger was convicted of the abduction and murder of April Jones. Photo: AP

A former slaughterhouse worker was jailed for life yesterday for abducting and murdering five-year-old April Jones, whose disappearance in Wales last year sparked the biggest search in British history.

31 May 2013 - 4:01am

Three held in Spain over death of Dutch Olympian Ingrid Visser

Ingrid Visser played at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Photo: EPA

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering former Dutch Olympic volleyball player Ingrid Visser and her partner in what Spanish police believe may be a business-related incident. Visser, 35, and Lodewijk Severein, 57, were reported missing on May 17, the Spanish police said. Two bodies fitting their descriptions were found in a shallow grave in a lemon grove outside Murcia on Sunday.

30 May 2013 - 2:43am

Italian girl's murder spurs unanimous vote on anti-domestic-violence treaty

Fabiana Luzzi was stabbed and set on fire. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Italy's lower chamber of parliament ratified a European treaty against domestic violence as the country buried its latest woman murder victim: a 15-year-old girl stabbed and burned alive, allegedly by her boyfriend.

30 May 2013 - 2:48am

Imran Khan blames exiled Altaf Hussain for killing Zohra Hussain

Rescuers carry the dead body of Zohra Hussain, vice-president of the women's wing of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party of Sindh. Photo: AFP

Pakistani politician Imran Khan has blamed a rival political leader for the killing of a senior member of his party, who was gunned down outside her home in the violence-plagued city of Karachi.

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

45-year sentence for Sydney man who raped, killed student

The court saw this picture of the accused with the suitcase

An Australian man who raped and strangled his Indian student neighbour and threw her body into a canal in a suitcase was jailed yesterday for 45 years for the "horrifying" murder.

18 May 2013 - 5:07am

Police launch murder investigation after torso found on Beijing street

The torso seen in a photo shared on microblogs, May 16, 2013. Screenshot from Sina Weibo

A brutal murder case is gripping Beijing. On Thursday, a man's headless, limbless body has been found in the Chinese capital, just one block south of the Tiananmen Square.

The torso was found in the early morning hours of Thursday on the sidewalk at the intersection between Zhushi West Street and Meishi Street.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Did China's one-child policy motivate 'secret son' to kill his father and sister?

The mainland's one-child policy may have played a key role in a tragedy involving a Henan teenager who allegedly hired hitmen to help him kill his father and sister on Sunday. Photo: EPA

The mainland's one-child policy may have played a key role in a tragedy involving a Henan teenager who allegedly hired hitmen to help him kill his father and sister on Sunday.

17 May 2013 - 11:11am

Police treat North Point assault as murder after man's death

Police have reclassified a case of wounding and assault in North Point as murder after the victim died in hospital.

Construction worker Ng Chi-cheung, 42, was on his way home with two male friends, both aged 38, when the attack occurred at about 11.30pm on Saturday.

16 May 2013 - 3:40am

Russian activist fears brutal killing will not be treated as gay hate crime

The admission that the brutal murder of a 23-year-old man in the city of Volgograd was motivated by homophobia is a rare acknowledgment amid a period of rising conservative and anti-gay sentiment from Russian officials.

14 May 2013 - 3:57am

Fatal chopping in broad daylight linked to long-standing triad feud

About 60 people staged a vigil, burning incense and offering prayers, at the scene of Tse's attack on Sunday night. Photo: SCMP

Four suspected triad members have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 30-year-old man, nicknamed Mouse Shing. Mouse Shing was hacked to death by two masked men with an axe and a meat cleaver outside North District Hospital in Sheung Shui.

30 Apr 2013 - 9:51am

British woman tourist is murdered on houseboat in Srinagar, India

Crowds watch as police place the body of the woman tourist in an ambulance in Srinagar. Photo: EPA

A young British woman on holiday in Indian Kashmir was found dead in a pool of blood on a houseboat. Police arrested a 43-year-old Dutch national on suspicion of her murder.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:55am

Welfare dad Mick Philpott gets life for killing 6 children

Mick and Mairead Philpott react after the fire. Photo: AP

A British man was jailed for life and his wife and accomplice were given long prison sentences yesterday for accidentally killing six of their children in a bungled house fire plot aimed at getting custody of five other children.

5 Apr 2013 - 4:51am