France shocked by second schoolgirl rape and murder in a month
PARIS (Reuters) - France was shocked by the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in the south of the country, just weeks after the brutal killing of a 12-year-old girl in Paris. Police on Friday arrested a 31-year-old man suspected of raping and killing the girl, named Vanesa, after forcing her into his car as she left school in Tonneins, France that day. He left the body in an abandoned house and was quickly identified through security camera footage, authorities said.
A Philadelphia man is facing murder charges after investigators say a woman was found decapitated inside her home on Tuesday.
Philadelphia police discovered the body of Leila Al Raheel on the floor of her home on Magee Avenue around 12:45 p.m., the Philly Voice reported. They were initially called to the scene for a domestic incident.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office later confirmed that Ahmad Shareef, 34, had been arrested on charges of murder, possession of an instrument of a crime, and abuse of a corpse. He remains in custody and is not eligible for bail.
Neighbors told FOX29 that Shareef, who is believed to have been Al Raheel’s romantic partner, was known for peculiar, sometimes troubling behavior.
Judge weighs whether to unseal records in teens' killings
DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana judge said Tuesday that she will decide soon whether to unseal court records that led to a man’s arrest in the 2017 killings of two teenage girls, while a prosecutor urged the court to keep the documents sealed because others could be involved in the case. Special Judge Fran Gull said she'd decide the matter “in due haste” after she listened to arguments from attorneys for 50-year-old Richard Matthew Allen and the county prosecutor.
“The older I got, the more I could see something was wrong in that house,” resident Gabriel Ramirez told the outlet. “There are young girls in that house and I don’t know what they’ve had to endure their whole lives.”
Police said no children were home at the time of the confrontation. © Provided by New York Post
Philadelphia police discovered the body of Leila Al Raheel on the floor of her home. CBS © Provided by New York Post
Philadelphia PD Inspector Michael McCarrick speaks to local media about the case. CBS
Inspector Michael McCarrick told CBS3 that they identified Shareef as a person of interest with the help of a witness. Shareef was reportedly covered in blood when he was arrested while cowering behind bushes just a few blocks from the scene.
“Constant, constant drama for this house,” neighbor Nyjha Richardson told the network. “[Shareef] is unhinged and he’s terrifying and I’m very happy that now he’s not around but I’m disgusted it took this much.”
The Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for a comment.
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