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Her sign language was gibberish at serial killer news conference. It wasn’t her first fraud.

A day after deaf advocacy groups criticized a sign language interpreter, saying her signing made no sense during a press conference announcing the arrest of an alleged Tampa serial killer, there’s a new twist.

Derlyn Roberts, 53, — who signed alongside Tampa police officials — has a criminal past. Records show Roberts was released from state prison last year after being convicted in 2012 for organized fraud over $50,000 and fraudulent use of personal information.

More irony? The Tampa Police Department was the arresting agency.

Just who sent Roberts to interpret at the press conference is still a mystery.

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According to Tampa police spokesman Stephen Hegarty, law enforcement officials did not request an interpreter for the news conference, which started around 11 p.m. Nov. 28.

“As

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article188258339.html

Alleged Zama serial killer receives first murder warrant

The suspect in the serial killings in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Monday was served the first of what is expected to be nine murder warrants in connection with the dismembered bodies found in his apartment last month.

Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, who was first arrested on Oct. 31 on suspicion of abandoning bodies, was served a warrant for the murder of Aiko Tamura, 23, from the Tokyo suburb of Hachioji, in his apartment around Oct. 23.

He is suspected of choking Tamura until she fell unconscious and hanging her from a height of over 2 meters. Part of her body, an ID card and what appeared to be her bag, were found in his apartment, according to investigative sources.

Shiraishi admitted to the charge.

“It is true that I did it alone. After talking about personal matters, I took the chance to kill her when she was off guard,” he was quoted by

Read more at: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/11/20/national/crime-legal/alleged-zama-serial-killer-receives-first-murder-warrant/

Takahiro Shiraishi, alleged Zama serial killer, receives first murder warrant

The suspect in the serial killings in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Monday was served the first of what is expected to be nine murder warrants in connection with the dismembered bodies found in his apartment last month.

Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, who was first arrested on Oct. 31 on suspicion of abandoning bodies, was served a warrant for the murder of Aiko Tamura, 23, from the Tokyo suburb of Hachioji, in his apartment around Oct. 23.

He is suspected of choking Tamura until she fell unconscious and hanging her from a height of over 2 meters. Part of her body, an ID card and what appeared to be her bag, were found in his apartment, according to investigative sources.

Shiraishi admitted to the charge.

“It is true that I did it alone. After talking about personal matters, I took the chance to kill her when she was off guard,” he was quoted by

Read more at: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/11/20/national/crime-legal/takahiro-shiraishi-alleged-zama-serial-killer-receives-first-murder-warrant/

Photos From the Grave of ‘America’s First Serial Killer’

Archaeologists at Penn Museum exhumed the body of 19th century mass murderer H.H. Holmes from Holy Cross Cemetery outside Philadelphia earlier this year. Lead archaeologist Samantha Cox and her team shared photographs with NBC10 taken inside the grave and throughout the excavation and research process. The pictures provide a fascinating look at what happens to a body after 121 years underground, and are the first glimpses of what remains of the man often described as America’s first serial killer.

Read more at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/photos-from-hh-holmes-grave-serial-killer-455677213.html

Photos From the Grave of ‘America’s First Serial Killer’ – NECN

Archaeologists at Penn Museum exhumed the body of 19th century mass murderer H.H. Holmes from Holy Cross Cemetery outside Philadelphia earlier this year. Lead archaeologist Samantha Cox and her team shared photographs with NBC10 taken inside the grave and throughout the excavation and research process. The pictures provide a fascinating look at what happens to a body after 121 years underground, and are the first glimpses of what remains of the man often described as America’s first serial killer.

Read more at: https://www.necn.com/multimedia/Excavating-the-Body-of-Americas-First-Serial-Killer-454295463.html

Photos From the Grave of ‘America’s First Serial Killer’

Archaeologists at Penn Museum exhumed the body of 19th century mass murderer H.H. Holmes from Holy Cross Cemetery outside Philadelphia earlier this year. Cox and her team shared photographs with NBC10 taken inside the grave and throughout the excavation and research process. The pictures provide a fascinating look at what happens to a body after 121 years underground, and are the first glimpses of what remains of the man often described as America’s first serial killer.

Read more at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/investigations/Excavating-the-Body-of-Americas-First-Serial-Killer-454295463.html

Was Britain’s first sporting superstar Freddie Mills also serial killer Jack the Stripper?

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FEARLESS Freddie Mills was Britain’s first sporting superstar.

But was he also the serial killer nicknamed Jack the Stripper, responsible for the Hammersmith Nude Murders?

A world-champion boxer, after Mills hung up his gloves he became an actor, presented the pop programme Six-Five Special and opened Britain’s first Chinese restaurant.

But that’s when things started to turn sour and he was plagued by scandal and money troubles when he was found dead in his car on the morning of July 25, 1965 aged just 46.

He’d apparently shot himself, but rumours persist Freddie was bumped off by the Krays or the Triads.

It’s an incredible story, one which Chris Evans, Labour MP for Islwyn in his native South Wales, tells in his new book.

“This story has everything — there’s the Krays, the Hammersmith Nude Murders, it’s the Swinging 60s, nightclubs, glamour,

Read more at: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/was-britains-first-sporting-superstar-freddie-mills-also-serial-killer-jack-the-stripper/

UK’s first animal forensics lab used to hunt for cat serial killer

Forensic scientists are to help track down a serial cat murderer believed to be behind the deaths of around 250 animals.

ArroGen Veterinary Forensics is Britain’s first forensic lab dedicated to researching crimes against animals, in order to help police and the RSPCA prosecute perpetrators.

The lab will re-examine the case of the “Croydon cat killer” who began mutilating and dismembering felines in south London in 2014, The Times reported.

The culprit has been targeting cats within the M25, but the attacks have spread to other parts of the UK, including Birmingham and Manchester.

The bodies of some of the cats have been kept in freezers during the hunt for the attacker, who has so far eluded capture.

The team will use DNA to try and hunt down the cat killer, as well as determine exactly how many cats have been killed by the culprit, excluding those which may have been

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/croydon-cat-killer-m25-forensic-science-lab-animals-crime-arrogen-veterinary-forensics-a7973596.html

UK’s first animal forensics lab used to hunt for cat serial killer | The …

Forensic scientists are to help track down a serial cat murderer believed to be behind the deaths of around 250 animals.

ArroGen Veterinary Forensics is Britain’s first forensic lab dedicated to researching crimes against animals, in order to help police and the RSPCA prosecute perpetrators.

The lab will re-examine the case of the “Croydon cat killer” who began mutilating and dismembering felines in south London in 2014, The Times reported.

The culprit has been targeting cats within the M25, but the attacks have spread to other parts of the UK, including Birmingham and Manchester.

The bodies of some of the cats have been kept in freezers during the hunt for the attacker, who has so far eluded capture.

The team will use DNA to try and hunt down the cat killer, as well as determine exactly how many cats have been killed by the culprit, excluding those which may have been

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/croydon-cat-killer-m25-forensic-science-lab-animals-crime-arrogen-veterinary-forensics-a7973596.html

Was It Really ‘America’s First Serial Killer’ H.H. Holmes Buried in a …

This summer’s great murder-mystery surrounding a man hanged in Philadelphia 121 years ago and known as “America’s first serial killer” has been solved.

We think.

An eight-part television show called “American Ripper” on the History Channel that examined the life, death and legends surrounding mass murderer Herman Mudgett, aka H.H. Holmes, concluded Tuesday night.

NBC10 Investigators were first to unearth the growing mystery in April of the Holmes conspiracy that he escaped death. Then, in July, NBC10 exclusively reported that a search for the truth was underway — with Holy Cross Cemetery in Delaware County as the epicenter.

The question all along, spurred on by the show’s co-host and Holmes’ great-great-grandson, Jeff Mudgett, was whether Holmes actually hanged at Moyamensing Prison in South Philadelphia in 1896 and was then buried at the Yeadon cemetery.

Read more at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Was-It-Really-Americas-First-Serial-Killer-HH-Holmes-Buried-in-a-Delaware-County-Grave-DNA-Evidence-Concludes-442255783.html