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Brother Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of 8-Year-Old California Girl

ABC News | Calaveras Unified School District(VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif.) -- The 12-year-old brother of 8-year-old Leila Fowler, who said his sister was stabbed to death in their home by an intruder last month, has been arrested.

The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office in Northern California announced the arrest of the 12-year-old boy late Saturday. His name is not being released since he is a minor. He is expected to be charged with homicide.

On April 27, Leila's brother told authorities he found his sister's body stabbed to death after an intruder broke into their home.

The 12-year-old said he called his parents, who alerted sheriff's deputies. The boy told authorities the intruder, who he described as a tall man with a muscular build, fled the scene.

The boy's description launched a sweeping manhunt, as authorities warned residents to be on the lookout for an "armed and dangerous" suspect.

The 15-day investigation included going door to door of more than 300 homes, searching storage sheds and stables and sending divers to search two reservoirs for clues.

Authorities initially said Leila's brother was not a suspect, but acknowledged they were still going to speak with him.

"We are continuing to talk to him, which would be normal because he was the last person with the child," Calaveras County Sheriff's Capt. Jim Macedo said at a news conference last month.

Macedo said at the news conference investigators had collected fingerprints and what they believed to be DNA at the crime scene.

It was not immediately known what led authorities to arrest the 12-year-old boy on Saturday.

Officials are not answering questions, and the children's parents are not available for comment.

After a tense two weeks, Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz said he hoped the arrest would bring some peace of mind to a community that has been on edge.

"Citizens of Calaveras County, you can sleep a little better tonight," he said.

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Deaf Man Stabbed After Sign Language Mistaken for Gang Signs

Burlington Police Department(BURLINGTON, N.C.) -- A deaf man in North Carolina, communicating to a friend via sign language, was stabbed multiple times after he was mistaken for flashing gang signs, police said.

Terrance Ervin Daniels, 45, was brutally attacked "in the upper body" with a kitchen knife on Jan. 9 in Burlington, N.C., while he and another deaf friend were signing to each other while walking down the street.

Suspect Robert Jarell Neal, 22, saw the men and "mistook the sign language for gang signs," Sgt. Mark Yancey of the Burlington Police Department told ABC News.

"An altercation ensued and the victim was stabbed several times," Yancey said.

Strangely, Yancey said, there is no evidence to indicate that Neal was a member of a gang, and it remains unknown why he attacked Daniels. Police would not say if the suspect is believed to have used drugs or alcohol.

Daniels was taken by helicopter to the trauma center at the University of North Carolina, where he remains in stable condition.

Neal fled and was later arrested by police nearby in Elon, N.C., Yancey said. He appeared in court on Friday and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, but did not enter a plea. Bond was set at $500,000.

Neal will likely be represented by a public defender, but an attorney has not yet been appointed.

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Nanny Stabbing Family Finding Healing on Cross-Country Road Trip

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The devastated parents of two children who were stabbed to death by their nanny in their Manhattan apartment have spent the past two months grappling with the tragedy while surrounded by family in California.

Now, after their first Christmas without Lulu, 6, and Leo, 2, the Krim family is heading back home to New York City.

On Jan. 2, Kevin and Marina, and daughter Nessie, 4, began a cross-country trip in an RV.

"Along the way, we are hoping to experience some inspiring moments that will help us with our healing and rebuilding when we get back to NYC," the Krims posted on Facebook.

The Krims need to rebuild because their longtime nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, stabbed Lulu and Leo to death and slashed her own throat in front of Marina Krim in a botched suicide attempt. Nessie survived because she was at a swimming lesson with her mother.

The murders, which shattered the Krim family, also horrified parents throughout the country. For most, the headlines faded, but for the Krims it was an effort to learn how to live with the tragedy.

In California, their starting point, the Krims took a photograph of a beach sunset.

"Here's a gorgeous sunset at the beach that Lulu and Leo painted for us," the Krims wrote under a photograph of a vibrant sunset, full of the reds and yellows that Lulu, a budding artist, would have loved to have matched with her crayons.

At a pit stop in Santa Fe, the Krims found inspiration in strolling through art galleries, finding pieces they said Lulu and Leo would have loved.

Two canvases, each with one piece of a heart, were joined together at one gallery.

Elsewhere in the gallery, a whimsical painting of two bears on a bicycle.

Memories and signs like these are what helped the Krims get through their first Christmas without Lulu and Leo.

Everywhere Nessie and her parents go, they see signs and memories of Lulu, who loved art, and little brother Leo, who his mother remarked on her blog spoke "in the most adorable way possible".

The family took Amtrak surfliner from Los Angeles to San Diego for Christmas in honor of Leo's love for "tunnel choo-choos," what he called trains, Marina Krim said.

They got to Union Station in Los Angeles early, she wrote, and had time to explore. By chance, they stumbled upon a mural by Leo Politi, Lulu's favorite author and illustrator.

"Lulu and Leo were there in spirit with us for our Christmas Eve adventure," Marina said.

Nessie has been a tremendous source of strength for her parents.

"She saves us every day," Kevin Krim wrote on Dec. 28, Nessie's fourth birthday, her first without her older sister Lulu by her side.

"She is very smart, beautiful and tough," Krim said. "And she's grown so much over the past two months."

"We are hopeful," the Krims wrote, "that 2013 will be a year of healing, growth and peace."

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Nanny Accused of Stabbing Dead 2 New York City Children

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A mother returning to her luxury New York apartment with her 3-year-old found her other two children stabbed to death in a bathtub and the kids' nanny lying unconscious nearby with apparently self-inflicted wounds, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters.

The mother and daughter were returning from a swimming lesson to the luxury La Rochelle apartment building on the city's affluent Upper West Side at approximately 5:30 p.m., Kelly said. When they found the apartment dark, they asked the doorman if the nanny had left with the other children only to be told that was not the case.

"She goes looking for her children and finds her 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son stabbed to death in the tub," Kelly said.

The mother's screams could be heard emanating from the apartment, Kelly said.

The nanny, approximately 50 years old, was in critical but stable condition at St. Luke's Hospital, he said.

She was in police custody, officials said earlier.

According to Kelly, the preliminary police investigation had not yet yielded a possible motive for the deaths.

Officials were not yet identifying the victims or the nanny, Kelly said.


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Ga. Man Sentenced in Flight Attendant’s Murder, Stabbing of Her Child

Hemera/Thinkstock(MARRIETA, Ga.) -- Waseem Daker, the man convicted last week of murdering a Georgia woman and repeatedly stabbing her 5-year-old son, was sentenced Monday to life in prison, plus 47 years.

Karmen Smith was killed in her home in 1995. Her son was stabbed 18 times but survived.

Daker, who represented himself during his trial, argued again Monday that he was not guilty of the crimes.

“I did not kill Karmen Smith. I did not stab Nick Smith,” he said, "I hope that one day the truth comes out, because this is not it.”

But the judge in the case called Daker “a master manipulator.”

“I hope you never leave prison because that will be just,” Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley said.

Nick Smith, the son, now in his 20s, testified against Daker -- and was cross-examined by him -- during the trial.

“From what I could tell it was a man, but it was really dark and I just assumed that it was someone that I knew. … The person in the room grabbed me and started stabbing me a bunch and I tried to yell and he covered my mouth and then he kept stabbing me,” a teary-eyed Smith told the courtroom.

Before he was tried for Karmen Smith’s murder, Daker spent 10 years in prison for stalking Smith’s roommate, Loretta Spencer Blatz.

Blatz also testified against Daker at the trial.

Watch the full story on “20/20″ Friday at 10 p.m. ET.

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Four-Year-Old Allegedly Stabbed to Death by Teen Cousin

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Police have arrested an Indianapolis teenager and preliminarily charged her with murder in connection to the stabbing death of her 4-year-old cousin.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police say they were called to a house where they found the little boy, Leon Thomas III, suffering from multiple stab wounds. The home belonged to his grandparents. Officers on the scene began administering CPR, and an EMS crew rushed him to IU Riley Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

“He was limp as he came out, and you also heard the police as the ambulance and people was coming up, you also heard them say, ‘It’s bad,’” a neighbor, Kevivah Parker, told ABC’s Indianapolis affiliate, WRTV.

Police later said they found the 14-year-old suspect a few blocks away, walking down the street “covered in blood.”  Her name is being withheld because she is a juvenile.

“It certainly is one of those cases that is just a tragedy for the family, and certainly for the first responding officers that had to witness that,” Indianapolis police spokesman Officer Kendale Adams told WRTV. “The hope is that [the 14-year-old] will get the services they need to become a better person. Obviously, this person needs a lot of social services and professional services.”

The children’s grandparents are believed to have been upstairs at the time of the incident. The victim’s 11-year-old sister was also present at the time of the attack.

The suspect could be charged as a child or an adult.  Indiana state law allows children as young as age 10 to be tried as adults in murder cases.

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Marine Allegedly Stabs Another Marine to Death

Giorgio Fochesato/Vetta/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- One Marine allegedly stabbed another Marine to death early Saturday morning in Washington, D.C., according to police.

Michael Poth, 20, allegedly fatally stabbed Philip Bushong once with a pocket knife after the two got into an argument during which Poth used a homophobic slur against Bushong.

Bushong, 23, was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The stabbing occurred around 2:40 a.m. Saturday in front of a sporting goods store across from the Marine Barracks in southeast Washington.

“At this time, it does not appear they knew each other,” Metro Police Department homicide detective Lt. Robert Alder told ABC News affiliate WJLA.

A witness told police the two men were arguing, but the scene turned violent after the anti-gay slur.

“We do not have any information there was physical contact before this”, Alder told WJLA.  “It was just an exchange of words, which escalated and wound up with a stabbing occurring.”

Marine guards who saw the incident chased Poth as he tried to flee the scene.

Poth, who is originally from Pittsburgh, but was based at the Marine barracks, was charged Saturday with second-degree murder while armed.  His first court appearance is scheduled for Monday.

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Judge, Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, Stabbed in Wash. Courthouse

Comstock/Thinkstock(MONTESANO, Wash.) -- A judge was stabbed in the neck and a female sheriff’s deputy was shot and stabbed inside the Grays Harbor District Courthouse in the tiny town of Montesano,  about 100 miles southeast of Seattle.

The suspect fled the scene following the attack, temporarily sending local schools and many businesses into lockdown.  Police and a SWAT team quickly surrounded a house on the east side of town, where they believe the suspect is hiding.  Aerial footage supplied by KOMO-TV shows several snipers positioned around the house.

Court was not in session at the time of the attack, and exactly where the shooting and stabbing took place within the 100-year-old courthouse is not known.

Both the judge and the deputy are reported to be in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

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Mistress of Navy Doctor Stabbed to Death by Wife Speaks Out

Hemera/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- The physician mistress of a Navy doctor who was allegedly stabbed to death by his widow testified at her trial that he said he planned to leave his wife for her, but the mistress broke off their relationship when she was told that his wife was pregnant.

Dr. Danielle Robbins was 30 when she met and fell in love with Navy Lt. Cmdr. Frederick Trayers, a married ER doctor, while they were both working aboard the USS Mercy in 2010.  Although Trayers had been married for nearly 20 years, Robbins continued the relationship.

"Every time we would talk and communicate I would just feel more connected," Robbins said in court Wednesday.  "He said [he and his wife] had issues, and he was unhappy for a long time."

Robbins says she ended the relationship when Trayers' wife, Jennifer Trayers, told her husband she was pregnant.  But the defense said Frederick Trayers was lying, and alleges that when Jennifer Trayers found out about the affair in December 2010 she stabbed her husband eight times in the back and through the heart at their San Diego home, killing him.

Prosecutors said that the evidence will show that Jennifer Trayers waited to catch him unprepared, that she armed herself with the knife and that she attacked him with planned marksmanship.

Police responding to the scene found Frederick Trayers curled up in his bed, and Jennifer Trayers lying nearby with apparently self-inflicted stab wounds.

While Jennifer Trayer's lawyer does not deny his client killed her husband, he says she lost control while they were wrestling over a knife.

Frederick Trayers and his wife both had a history of infidelity and were going to counseling, according to ABC News' San Diego affiliate 10 News.

In court, Robbins recounted secret meetings including jogs on the beach and hikes, and bar-hopping the night of Jennifer Trayer's birthday, according to 10 News, which reported that Jennifer Trayers sent Robbins an eight-page email telling her, "My husband is not going to be yours."

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New York Teen Stabbed to Death on Graduation Day

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A star running back from a New York City high school was stabbed to death on his graduation day when his father got into a fight with parking lot workers over missing property, police said.

Isayah Muller, 19, from East Harlem, New York, died Tuesday evening at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.

His father, Andre Muller, 40, has been charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the brawl that resulted in his son's death, but is not charged with stabbing his son.  Police are still interviewing the parking lot workers.

The tragedy occurred after Andre Muller, Isayah, his mother Rosa, and the teen's girlfriend left the Truman High School graduation cemony at Lehman College in the Bronx and were heading to a celebration dinner at City Island, a fishing enclave in the north Bronx.

They had picked up their car at M.T. Jerome Town Corp Parking Lot on Jerome Avenue about 4 p.m. and were en route to the dinner when Andre Muller noticed property missing from his car, according to a New York Police Department statement.  New York newspapers reported the missing items were designer colognes that were meant to be gifts for Isayah.

"Andre Muller immediately turned the vehicle around and drove back to the lot, where an argument and fight ensued," the NYPD said.  During the melee, Isayah was stabbed, police said.

Cops responding to a 911 call came to the scene, but the Mullers were gone.  A frantic Andre Muller had driven his wounded son to a clinic 10 blocks away, police said.

Clinic staff called an ambulance, but Isayah died at 5:56 p.m.

Family and friends of Isayah, who was planning to attend Nassau County Community College, were reeling at the shocking news.

"I can't stop crying," said his sobbing great-grandmother, Rosalina Seda.  She said Isayah had just celebrated his 19th birthday.  She called him "remarkable," but was too upset to say more.

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