US state passes ‘purge’ law with fears 400 criminals could be released next year

Don’t miss a thing! Sign up to the Daily Star’s newsletter We have more newsletters A US state has passed a frightening law which could see hundreds of criminals released next year, sparking fears of a real life purge. The controversial law, called the Safe-T-Act, will waive cash bail for 12 non-detainable offences including second-degree murder and kidnapping in Illinois

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Paedo jailed for abuse of 8-week-old baby appeals ‘excessive’ prison sentence

An evil paedophile who sexually abused an eight-week-old baby is appealing his 30-year prison sentence. Bryan Michael Grange pleaded guilty to several child sex offences and was jailed in 2021 after it came to light that he had carried out "depraved" attacks on the newborn and two girls aged under five. Judge Kara Shead sentenced him to 30 years for

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Shy ex-lollipop lady, 73, ‘snapped’ before smothering husband with a pillow

Don’t miss a thing! Sign up to the Daily Star’s newsletter We have more newsletters A gran smothered her abusive husband after he smiled at her when he told her there were on thin ice financially. Janet Dunn, 73, “snapped” and suffocated her husband of 53 years Anthony Dunn, 81, before fleeing their Northumberland home and attempting to commit suicide.

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Cold case of court reporter almost decapitated in bedroom solved after 50 years

A horrifying cold case murder of a court reporter who was almost decapitated in her bedroom has been solved after more than 50 years. The brutal murder of Nancy Bennallack, 28, who was stabbed to death and nearly decapitated in a horror attack in her home in Sacramento, California, has finally been solved after half a century. Investigators have managed

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Cancer ‘faker’ who spent over £36k on holidays ordered to pay back just £5

Don’t miss a thing! Sign up to the Daily Star’s newsletter A woman claiming to need money for cancer treatment spent £36,000 on holidays, gambling, shopping sprees, restaurants and even a luxury private box to watch the football. The mum-of-one faked a cancer diagnosis and tricked around 700 people into donating more than £45,000. Nicole Elkabbas falsely claimed on her

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