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The former boxer who could be America’s most prolific serial killer has drawn more than a dozen sketches of women he says murdered.

Samuel Little, now 78, has confessed to 90 murders, mostly of black women, from across the US and spanning 40 years.

He is currently serving life for the murders of three women – and he has confessed to killing dozens more across America between 1970 to 2005. He is expected to die in prison in Texas.

According to the FBI, Little “remembers his victims and the killings in great detail” but is “less reliable, however, when it comes to remembering dates”.

Some of the victims. Pic: FBI
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Little says he claimed the lives of 90 people. Pic: FBI

Police are now working to verify the victims from his new confession, releasing an updated map marking the location of his attacks. Eight cases were removed after being confirmed or matched to open cases.

In the Wednesday update to the information published by the FBI in November, one formerly unmatched confession has been matched to a Jane Doe (a term for an unidentified victim).

Although the exact time of when Little drew the pictures isn’t known, the FBI said they were based on his memories of some of his victims.

An FBI statement says Little targeted “marginalised and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution and addicted to drugs.”

An updated FBI map showing the locations where Little killed his victims, according to his confessions
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An updated FBI map showing the locations where Little killed his victims, according to his confessions

Agents hope the information will spark the memory of members of the public and generate tips to help solve the dozens of unsolved murders.

Ector County district attorney Bobby Bland in Odessa, Texas, said 50 cold homicide cases have been closed as a result.

Most of the unsolved murder remaining are in California.

Little could be worst serial killer in US history, although only a handful of his confessions have so far been matched to victims by police.

Currently, the deadliest known US serial killer is believed to be Gary Ridgway, otherwise known as “Green River Killer”, who was convicted of 49 murders and is serving a life sentence in Washington state.

:: Samuel Little’s confessions, as set out by the FBI

Phoenix, Arizona

:: Unmatched Confession: Hispanic female in her 40s. Killed in 1988 or 1996. Victim possibly from Phoenix.

:: Unmatched Confession: White female killed in 1997. Victim possibly called “Ann.”

North Little Rock, Arkansas

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1992 or 1993.

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed between 1990 and 1997.

West Memphis, Arkansas

:: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: Black female between 28-29 years old killed in 1984. Victim picked up in Memphis, Tennessee.

A confirmed victim: a Jane Doe who was a black female aged between 28-29 and killed in 1984. Pic: FBI
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A confirmed victim: a Jane Doe who was a black female aged between 28-29 and killed in 1984. Pic: FBI

San Bernardino, California

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between the ages of 18-23 killed in 1984.

Los Angeles, California

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1987.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1987.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 19, killed in 1987.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 50, killed in 1987. Victim possibly called “Granny.”

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 22-23 years old killed in 1987.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 26-27 years old killed in 1987.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 40-45 years old killed in 1990 or 1991. Victim possibly called “Alice.”

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 20-22 years old killed in 1991 or 1992. Victim possibly from San Francisco.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1992.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1992 or 1993.

:: Unmatched Confession: Hispanic female between 24-25 years old killed in 1992 or 1993. Victim possibly from Phoenix.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 23-25 years old killed in 1996.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 23-24 years old killed in 1996. Victim possibly called “T-Money.”

:: Unmatched Confession: White female between 23-25 years old killed in 1996.

An unmatched confession of a while woman aged between 23-25 years old, killed in 1996. Pic: FBI
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An unmatched confession of a while woman aged between 23-25 years old, killed in 1996. Pic: FBI

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female age 25 killed in 1996.

Homestead, Florida

:: Unmatched Confession: White female killed in 1970 or 1971.

Miami, Florida

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 22, killed in 1971.Victim possibly called “Linda.”

:: Unmatched Confession: Black male, age 18, killed in 1971 or 1972. Victim possibly called “Mary Ann” or “Marianne.”

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 28, killed in 1971 or 1972. Victim possibly worked on Homestead Air Force Base.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 23-24 years old killed in the mid 1970s. Victim possibly called “Emily.” Victim possibly worked at the University of Miami.

Kendall, Florida

:: Unmatched Confession: White female age 45 killed in 1973. Victim possibly called “Sarah.” Victim possibly from Massachusetts.

Fort Myers, Florida

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1984.
Tampa Bay, Florida

::Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1984.

Plant City, Florida

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1977 or 1978. Met victim in Clearwater, Florida.

Savannah, Georgia

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 22-23 years old killed in 1974.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female age 23 killed in 1984.

Atlanta, Georgia

An unmatched confession of a black woman aged between 35-40 years old, killed in 1981. Pic: FBI
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An unmatched confession of a black woman aged between 35-40 years old, killed in 1981. Pic: FBI

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 35-40 years old killed in 1981.

:: Unmatched Confession: White female, age 26, killed in 1983 or 1984. Victim possibly from Griffith, Georgia.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 23-25 years old killed in 1984. Victim possibly a college student.

Macon, Georgia

:: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: Black female between 30-40 years old killed in 1977.

Dade County, Georgia

:: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: Black female between 25-30 years old killed in 1980 or 1981. Met the victim in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Granite City, Illinois

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 26, killed between 1976 and 1979. Met victim in St. Louis, Missouri. Victim possibly called “Jo.”

An unmatched confession of a victim, possible called Jo, a black female, age 26, killed between 1976 and 1979. Pic: FBI
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An unmatched confession of a victim, possible called Jo, a black female, age 26, killed between 1976 and 1979. Pic: FBI

East St. Louis, Illinois

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed between 1976 and 1979. Met victim in St. Louis, Missouri.

Covington, Kentucky

:: Unmatched Confession: White female killed in 1984. Met victim in Columbus, Ohio. Body disposed of somewhere in Northern Kentucky (city unspecified).

New Orleans, Louisiana

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1973. Victim possibly called “Sarah.” Victim possibly worked at a restaurant in New Orleans.

:: Unmatched Confession: White female killed in 1982.

Monroe, Louisiana

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 24, killed between 1987 and the early 1990s.

An unmatched confession of a black woman, aged 24, killed between 1987 and the early 1990s. Pic: FBI
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An unmatched confession of a black woman, aged 24, killed between 1987 and the early 1990s. Pic: FBI

Prince George’s County, Maryland

:: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: White female between 20-25 years old killed in 1972. Victim possibly from Massachusetts.

Gulfport, Mississippi

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 22, killed between 1980 and 1984.

Pascagoula, Mississippi

:: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: Black female between 35-45 years old killed in 1977. Met the victim in Gulfport, Mississippi. Victim possibly from Pascagoula. Victim possibly worked at Ingalls Shipyard.

A drawing matched to a 'Jane Doe', a black woman aged between 35-45 years old killed in 1977. Pic: FBI
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A drawing matched to a ‘Jane Doe’, a black woman aged between 35-45 years old killed in 1977. Pic: FBI

Las Vegas, Nevada

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 40, killed in 1993.

Cincinnati, Ohio

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1974.

Charleston, South Carolina

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 28, killed between 1977 and 1982.

Knoxville, Tennessee

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 25, killed in 1975.

Wichita Falls, Texas

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1976 or 1977. Body disposed of somewhere outside of Wichita Falls (city unspecified).

Houston, Texas

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 25-28 years old killed between 1976 and 1979 or in 1993.

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Trump ridiculed over plan to buy Greenland – ‘Final proof that he has gone mad’ | World News

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Donald Trump has reportedly expressed an interest in buying the island of Greenland – sparking a bemused reaction from Danish MPs.

The US president is said to have discussed a potential purchase of the autonomous Danish territory during a private meeting with aides and advisers. But there appears to be some confusion as to whether the former property developer now president was being serious.

Two unnamed sources told Reuters that some advisers laughed at the idea – believing it was a joke – while others took it more seriously.

Meanwhile, the proposition in Greenland and Denmark has been met with strong resistance.

Greenlandic MP Aaja Chemnitz Larsen, who occupies one of the island’s two seats in the Danish parliament, wrote “no thanks” on Twitter in response, adding that she would rather focus on developing a stronger partnership with Denmark.

In a later post on Facebook, she said a US rule could be “tempting”, but would ultimately lead to greater inequality on the world’s largest island.

“In Greenland, the inequality is great, and it will grow more if we move from a Nordic to an American welfare society, where one must more or less fend for themselves,” she wrote.

Denmark’s former prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, who left office in June, dismissed Mr Trump’s bid as an outdated April Fool’s Joke.

He said: “It must be an April Fool’s Day joke…but totally our of sesson!” [sic].

The country’s new prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, is yet to comment on the matter.

Soren Espersen, a foreign affairs spokesperson for the Danish People’s Party, told broadcaster DR that if Mr Trump was serious, it would be “final proof that he has gone mad”.

“The thought of Denmark selling 50,000 citizens to the United States is completely ridiculous,” he added.

Martin Lidegaard, an MP for the Danish Social Liberal Party and former foreign minister, called the idea “a grotesque proposal”. “We are talking about real people and you can’t just sell Greenland like an old colonial power,” he said.

“But what we can take seriously is that the US stakes and interest in the Arctic is significantly on the rise and they want a much bigger influence,” he added.

Several Danish politicians also suggested that Mr Trump’s proposition of buying land and a population was a little dated.

Pernille Skipper, an MP for Denmark’s left-wing Red-Green Alliance, tweeted: “It says a lot about Trump that he actually believes that one can buy an entire country and a whole people.

“Greenland is for the Greenlanders and this is not the 19th Century. Not for sale!”

An MP for the centre-right Venstre party, Michael Aastrup, said: “No, Donald Trump – Greenland is not for sale!

“Fortunately, the time when you could just buy areas and people is many years ago.”

This would not be the first time a US president has raised the idea of purchasing the island.

In 1946, president Harry Truman offered to buy Greenland for $100m (£82.4m).

Mr Trump is scheduled to make his first visit to Denmark in early September, but there has been no indication that discussions about a possible purchase of Greenland would be on the agenda.

Greenland, a self-ruling part of Denmark, is dependant on Danish economic support and is situated between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. It handles its own domestic affairs, while Copenhagen heads it defence and foreign policy.

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Elderly couple and dog injured in ‘horrific, freak’ attack by large lizard | World News

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An elderly couple and their dog have been injured in a “horrific and freak” attack by a large lizard.

The 72-year-old man suffered significant blood loss when he tried to break up a fight between the goanna and the couple’s Jack Russell cross in Queensland.

Australian emergency services flew the man to hospital with serious leg and arm injuries after the attack on Thursday afternoon.

His wife was treated in hospital for leg injuries – and their dog Lily was badly hurt.

It was initially reported that the dog had died, but it later emerged she had survived – which the injured woman described as “the best news I’ve heard all day”.

Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Shane Tucker said: “Apparently the family dog went chasing this goanna and they got into an altercation and the gentlemen tried to save his dog.

“His partner was also on the scene and was trying to separate the dog from the goanna as well, and she also sustained some minor injuries to her foot.”

Officials said the man had a very serious laceration wound to his leg that was bleeding heavily, as well as a possible broken arm.

They described the incident as a “horrific and freak ordeal”.

Mr Tucker said the attack could have caused life-threatening injuries and the man was lucky to be in stable condition.

He said that while the incident was “definitely out of the ordinary”, goannas are “quite an aggressive animal”.

Goannas can grow to over 2m (6.5ft) in length and have sharp teeth and claws, but are generally wary of humans and are likely to flee danger, according to Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park.

Attacks on humans are rare – and in January this year, an eight-year-old girl was bitten at a beachside camp south of Brisbane.

It took two people to wrestle the lizard off the child.



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British ski instructor jailed for 10 years after raping woman in Australia | UK News

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A British ski instructor who punched and bit a woman while raping her in the street after violently attacking her male friend has been jailed for 10 years.

Matthew James Williams, 29, who pleaded guilty in April, committed the vicious attack in July, last year, in Jindabyne, a resort town in the Snowy Mountains around 110 miles (180km) south of the capital Canberra.

His victims suffered injuries so severe that police initially thought they were attacked by more than one person.

CCTV footage showed him following the 22-year-old woman and her male friend who were walking from a pub to their hotel at around 1am.

Williams attacked the 25-year-old man first, knocking him unconscious, before punching the woman several times in the face.

Local media reported that the woman screamed and said: “What do you want? Do you want money? Take what you want.”

He then punched the woman, knocking her to the floor, before biting her breast as he raped her next to her friend.

While the woman was being assaulted, the man regained consciousness and tried to stop Williams, but he was knocked to the ground and kicked again, a court heard.

Williams also hit the woman several times and laughed in her face as he tried to stop her from escaping, police said.

He fled the scene after the male victim regained consciousness and ran to get help from a passing car.

A day after the attack, Williams is said to have been upset and told a work colleague: “I had a rough, rough night last night.”

Another colleague noticed he had injured his hand and struggled to put on his ski gloves.

The ski instructor initially denied committing the attack in New South Wales, but pleaded guilty earlier this year to aggravated sexual assault, inflicting actual bodily harm with intent to have sexual intercourse with another and possessing prohibited drugs.

Images of him approaching the couple were later retrieved from CCTV. DNA testing also identified him as the rapist.

Justice Nicole Norman sentenced him to 10 years on Friday and condemned the violent attack.

“[It] must have been horrifying in its intensity and severity,” she said in remarks reported by ABC.

Williams will not be eligible for parole for seven years.

He was incarcerated at Goulburn maximum security prison and reportedly submitted a letter apologising to his victims.

He had been on a temporary visa working as a ski-cross and alpine racing teacher at the resort since 2014.

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