November 25, 1988 |
A 6-year-old girl was critically injured after being thrown out of the third-floor window of an apartment building, police reported. They said the girl, Valentina Bonacquisti, was thrown by her mother's boyfriend, who killed the woman with a knife and then threw himself to his death.
July 5, 1990 |
Two people died and nearly 200 were arrested after street celebrations turned violent Wednesday following Argentina's Tuesday victory over Italy in a World Cup semifinal match. Thousands in the country celebrated Argentina's advance to the World Cup final, but revelry turned chaotic when several hundred youths began breaking into shops in Buenos Aires.
March 7, 1998 |
The lawyer representing a U.S. Marine in an accident that sent 20 people to their deaths in the Alps was beaten to death outside her office. Police said they do not believe that the daylight attack on Francesca Trombino, 43, was related to the Feb. 3 accident in which a Marine jet sliced through a ski lift's cables, hurling the gondola to the ground. Police in Pordenone said a suspect was in custody. RAI state television said Trombino represented the suspect's wife in a divorce.
July 13, 1993 |
The father of tennis player Mary Pierce fought with her bodyguard Monday and reportedly was stabbed in the scuffle. However, Yannick Pierce, Mary's mother, said her husband was not stabbed. "There was a fight between Jim Pierce and a family friend, but our friend had no knife, and therefore, no one was stabbed," she said in a statement. The incident occurred in a hallway of the Victoria Palace Hotel.
July 13, 1991 |
The Japanese scholar who translated Salman Rushdie's controversial novel "The Satanic Verses" was found stabbed to death Friday morning. The body of Hitoshi Igarashi, 44, an assistant professor of comparative Islamic culture at Tsukuba University, northeast of Tokyo, was discovered by a cleaning lady in the hallway of a campus building. Igarashi's body bore a deep knife wound in the neck and cuts on the hands and face, police said, adding that he was killed Thursday night or early Friday.