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The uncle of a kidnapped Romanian teenager has slammed the people who heard her desperate telephone calls for help. Alexandra Măceşanu, 15, is presumed dead after a mechanic in southern Romania confessed to her killing, as well as that of an 18-year-old last seen in April. It later emerged authorities took 19 hours to locate Măceşanu after she made three calls to the 112 emergency number. The scandal has sparked outrage, the sacking of officials and the resignation of the country’s interior...

The first trailer for the third season of 13 Reasons Why has been unveiled. In the short teaser, we see the return of all the central characters (except for Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker, who chose to sit this season out) and the introduction of a new murder mystery, much like the first, controversial season. Who killed Bryce Walker ? Yep, the despicable excuse for a human has been murdered, and everyone’s a suspect. The season is set eight months after last...

Romania’s interior minister has quit as the fallout from the murder of two teenage girls intensifies. There is public outrage over the killings of Alexandra Macesanu, 15, and Luiza Melencu, 18, in the southern town of Caracal. Macesanu phoned the European emergency number 112 but it took authorities 19 hours to locate where she was as they struggled to trace her calls and secure unnecessary search warrants. Nicolae Moga, who had only been in the post six days, resigned as Romania’s interior...

A murder suspect in the southern Romanian town of Caracal has admitted to killing two teenage girls, his lawyer said on Sunday, in a case that sparked nationwide outrage. Gheorghe Dinca, 65, who works as a mechanic, has been detained over the deaths of Alexandra Macesanu, 15, who was last seen earlier this week, and Luiza Melencu, 18, who was reported missing in April. "He confessed the facts," Dinca's lawyer Bogdan Alexandru told reporters at the suspect's residence in Caracal. Macesanu called...

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police said on Thursday they had detained a man over the fatal stabbing of an LGBT activist near her home in St Petersburg and were not treating the murder as a hate crime. Elena Grigoryeva, 41, was stabbed eight times in the face and back on Saturday night by an assailant whom she knew following an argument between them, the Investigative Committee, which handles major crimes, said in a statement. It did not name...

Yelena Grigoryeva (image via YouTube screenshot)This week, international headlines recounted the murder of Yelena Grigoryeva, a Russian LGBTQ activist who was stabbed eight times and strangled after her address was posted on a website encouraging people to torture her and other queer activists. But despite her inclusion on that website and her receiving multiple death threats before her murder, Russian authorities say that Grigoryeva’s murder was committed by a man that she was “previously familiar” with. A statement by Russian authorities...

Italian police have launched an investigation into a picture showing a U.S. student suspected of killing an officer in a blindfold and handcuffs soon after the arrest. Two American teens were arrested on Saturday in Rome accused of the stabbing murder of Italian military police officer Mario Cerciello Rega. Judicial sources said the students are Finnegan Lee Elder, 19, and Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth, 18, both from San Francisco. They face charges of murder and attempted extortion. The picture of Natale-Hjorth with head...

According to Russian news outlet Fontanka, Grigoryeva’s body was found by a passerby in the bushes near her home in the city of St Petersburg around 5pm on Sunday 21 July. She had been stabbed multiple times. It’s believed she may have been targeted after her name and details appeared on a website encouraging users to “hunt” down LGBTQ activists in a “game” based on the ‘torture porn’ horror movie franchise Saw. Just three days before she was killed, Grigoryeva posted...

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian activist for LGBT rights who was fatally stabbed in St Petersburg had regularly received death threats and reported them to police, who did nothing to protect her before she was murdered, a fellow campaigner said. Elena Grigoryeva, 41, was found dead with multiple knife wounds on Sunday evening, according to a statement from the Investigative Committee, the state body that investigates major crimes. “Recently she had been a victim of violence and was...

Denali Berries Stuckey, a black transgender woman, was fatally shot in North Charleston, South Carolina, on 20 July. The body of the 29-year-old was found around 4am EST in North Charleston, according to local news reports. The North Charleston Police have no suspects at this current time and the investigation is still ongoing. Chase Glenn, Executive Director of Alliance for Full Acceptance, an LGBTI organization in South Carolina, said: “‘I am heartbroken and outraged by the news of yet another murder...

A 29-year-old transgender woman named Denali Berries Stuckey was shot, killed and left on the side of the road this weekend in North Charleston, South Carolina according to TransGriot.com. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) says Stuckey is one of at least 12 trans women to have been murdered in the U.S. this year alone. The deputy coroner initially identified Stuckey by her deadname and incorrectly identified her as male. Police have no suspects at this time and are not investigating the...

A Detroit man was charged Friday in connection with the shooting of two gay men who were contacted through Grindr. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office alleges that 26-year-old Demetris Nelson used the online hookup/dating app on July 6 to track down the men before fatally shooting 31-year-old Brian Anderson and critically wounding 26-year-old Malcolm Drake. Prosecutors say Nelson targeted the men because they were gay. “The allegations are that social media contacts were used to target, contact, rob, fatally shoot one...

A US man is charged with shooting two men because they were gay, according to prosecutors. Detroit man Demetris Nelson, 26, is accused of attempting to rob and then shooting Brian Anderson, 31, and Malcolm Drake, 26, on Saturday. Anderson died of his wounds while Drake was critically wounded. Nelson used the Grindr dating app to target, contact and find the two men, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. Grindr is a popular dating app for gay men. (AAP) Detroit Police arrested...

Ronald Trey Peters (image via Facebook)Atlanta police have arrested 21-year-old Joshua Ellis as a suspect in the June 4 robbery and murder of 28-year-old gay social worker Ronald Trey Peters. Police continue seeking two other unnamed suspects. Police arrested Ellis in at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on June 6. According to Project Q, “He’s being held on three charges – aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault and armed robbery – from an unrelated case, according to jail records.” The...

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