KILLER KARATEKA: A Russian karate expert has been charged with beating to death a 61-year-old woman and her son, whom he accused of infecting his wife with lice, an investigator said Friday.
The drunk 26-year-old, burst into a neighbouring room in his hostel Tuesday and used karate moves to kill the pair, state investigator Eduard Abdullin said by telephone from Kazan, a city 700 kmÂ east of Moscow.
â€œHe literally beat them to death with his hands and feet,â€ Abdullin said. â€œThe family were poor and drank a lot. He blamed them for infecting his wife and the entire corridor with lice.â€
The 58-year-old husband of the dead woman was also badly beaten, but survived.
The suspect, who studied karate for seven years, faces life in prison if convicted, Abdullin added. â€“â€“ Reuters.
APOLOGETIC BURGLAR: Pelham police say a resident who pulled into his driveway Friday afternoon caught a burglar coming out of the house with jewellery boxes and electronic items.
The homeowner told police that when he approached the burglar, the man apologised, then put the stolen goods back.
Police say the homeowner tried to detain the burglar by engaging him in conversation, but the suspect fled by the time officers arrived. â€“â€“ Msnbc.
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DESPERATE DIVER: A Russian man survived after downing three bottles of vodka and leaping from a fifth floor balcony â€”Â twice.
Alexei Roskov says he jumped the second time because he couldnâ€™t take his wifeâ€™s nagging about the first time.
Wife Yekaterina had watched in horror as her drunken husband opened the kitchen window of their Moscow apartment, and hurled himself out.
Astonishingly Roskov (22), survived and managed to stagger back upstairs with barely a scratch after the 50ft fall.
But while his wife called for an ambulance and began to scold him, he jumped again.
Amazed medics treated Roskov for minor cuts and bruises before releasing him. â€” Ananova.
STINK BUG: A man was stabbed after causing a stink â€” literally â€” in a motel room while eating with a friend, police said.
Five men from the Houston area were sharing a Waco motel room Tuesday night, and two were inside the room eating when one had a flatulence problem, Waco police Officer Steve Anderson said.
One man was so upset about the gas that he threw a large knife at him, cutting his leg, and then stabbed him in the chest, Anderson said.
The 35-year-old man was transported to a Waco hospital, where he was treated for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, Anderson said. â€“â€“ Msnbc.
PRICKLY BOTTOM: A Chinese pensioner can finally sit in comfort after doctors removed a broken syringe needle which had been stuck in his bottom for 31 years.
Lao Du (55) of Zhengzhou, said the needle was left in his rear by an â€œamateurishâ€ doctor in 1978, reports the Zhongyuan Network.
â€œI got a cold and went to see an amateurish doctor in my hometown village, but the needle broke off once it pierced my bum,â€ he said.
â€œI was sent to a provincial hospital immediately. After being hospitalised for nine days, doctors checked me but failed to find the broken needle.â€
Chief surgeon Fu Konglong, who finally found the needle tip after three hours of surgery, said: â€œIt was very detailed work.
We had to look for it in every muscle fibre.â€ â€“â€“ Ananova.