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73 year old woman raped in broad daylight in Central park

A 73-year-old woman was sexually assaulted Wednesday in New York's Central Park in the middle of the day, police said. The victim was bird watching in the vicinity of 74th Street and Central Park West, also known as Strawberry Fields, just before noon when her alleged attacker approached her. The woman told police they exchanged words and he sexually assaulted her.


Woman accused of poisoning 88-year-old with antifreeze

A New Jersey woman is accused of fatally poisoning her husband’s 88-year-old grandmother with antifreeze.


Funds for bullied bus monitor skyrocket over $300K

Karen Klein

A video of a 68-year-old school bus monitor mercilessly taunted by seventh graders became an international online rallying point against bullies Thursday, with funds for the Rochester, N.Y., grandmother rapidly increasing hundreds of thousands of dollars and a deluge of people demanding harsh punishment for the boys.


Woman sentenced for spiking Utah man's smoothie

A Utah woman was sentenced Tuesday to consecutive prison terms for spiking a 79-year-old man's peach smoothie with antifreeze after taking control of his bank accounts....


93-year-old woman pistol-whipped, tied up in home-invasion robbery

Riverside County sheriff's investigators are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect who pistol-whipped a 93-year-old woman and her caretaker during a home-invasion robbery in the small town of Nuevo.


Va. Executes Man Who Raped, Killed Elderly Widow

Va. Executes Man Who Raped, Killed Elderly Widow

A Virginia man who raped and suffocated an 88-year-old widow has become the state's first inmate executed using a new drug cocktail. Thirty-year-old Jerry Terrell Jackson was executed by lethal injection at 9:14 p.m. Thursday at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. Jackson was sentenced to death for the August 2001 rape and murder of Ruth Phillips in her Williamsburg apartment.


Woman, 63, collars burglary suspect, 29

A 63-year-old woman grabbed a burglar less than half her age after she found him in her home and made him wait for the police, according to reports.


Disabled Woman, 79, Robbed by 12-Year-Old Girl

An elderly Michigan woman watched helplessly as a girl broke into her apartment. Seventy nine-year-old Florence of Ferndale, Mich., is confined to a scooter because of Polio. So she couldn't do much when a 12-year-old girl broke into her apartment Friday.


88-year-old charged with murder in alleged 'mercy killing' of wife

88-year-old charged with murder in alleged 'mercy killing' of wife

An 88-year-old man accused of killing his wife of 70 years at her nursing home to "put her out of her misery" was charged Tuesday with murder, prosecutors said.


Cops: Woman, 92, kills 98-year-old husband

A 92-year-old woman is charged with murder following the discovery of her 98-year-old husband's body at their home in Australia, police say.


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