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American Man Confesses to Brutal Murder in Indonesia: Police in Indonesia have announced that a Chicago man has confessed to murdering his girlfriend's mother in a Bali hotel while the three of them were there on vacation last month.  BJ Lutz of NBC Chicago reports that 21-year-old Tommy Schaefer and his 19-year-old girlfriend were arrested in Bali after hotel employees found the body of the woman's mother in a suitcase in the trunk of a taxi.  Both Schaefer and his girlfriend have been charged with murder, and if found guilty, face a possible death sentence.

New York Man Charged in Violent Weekend Homicide: A New York man with a lengthy criminal past has been arrested and charged with the stabbing death of his wife.  Tina Moore of the New York Daily News reports that 56-year-old Martin Migliozzi, who has several prior arrests for drug possession, stabbed his wife multiple times with a pair of scissors Sunday afternoon in what authorities believe may have been a dispute over drugs.  Migliozzi is facing charges of murder, manslaughter, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty in Pregnant Woman's Murder: Prosecutors in Somerset, Pennsylvania have announced plans to seek the death penalty against a man who allegedly killed his pregnant girlfriend and her baby.  The Associated Press reports that 25-year-old Denver Blough shot his girlfriend, who was 8 ½ months pregnant, in their apartment on May 31.  The baby was delivered by Caesarean section right before the woman died, but the baby was pronounced dead a few weeks later due to complications from the shooting.  Blough remains in custody on two counts of criminal homicide and other charges related to the shooting.

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