EastEnders" actress Gemma McCluskie murder: Hoaxer rang family with rape and ransom threats

Hoaxer rang murdered EastEnders actress' family to claim he had raped her and wanted 2m ransomSam Dunne, 19, admitted calling Gemma McCluskie's two brothers Claimed he had raped 29-year-old and locked her up in a room The actress's torso was found in Regent's Canal, Hackney, last March .

Wave of ritual killings in Cameroon spark panic after 18 murders in two weeks

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"Mother, 27, and partner kept four-year-old son in locked room and fed him SALT before battering him to death"

Mother, 27, and partner 'kept four-year-old son in locked room and fed him SALT before battering him to death' | UPDATED: 00:17 GMT, 21 December 2012 A mother and her partner kept her four-year-old son locked in a room, denying him food and feeding him salt before battering him to death, a court heard yesterday. Magdelena Luczak, 27, and her partner Mariusz Krezolek, 33, are accused of assaulting and killing her son Daniel Pelka on March 3 this year. The couple pleaded not guilty to murder when they appeared at Birmingham Crown Court