Violent Crime

Chronology of news events in 2009
JANUARY Jan. 1 Sixty-six New Year's revelers die and more than 200 are injured in a fire at a Bangkok nightclub.

WASHINGTON - High unemployment. More folks on food stamps.

GUATEMALA CITY - Bus driver Mynor Gonzalez ignored the threats: "200 quetzales a week, or we'll kill you." He knew drivers who didn't pay the roughly $24 "protection" fee had been murdered, but always on other routes.

ORLANDO, Fla. - A man charged with killing a former colleague and wounding five others in a rampage at a Florida engineering firm last month told detectives he had felt helpless about being unable to support his family after losing a job at the company.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A nursing supervisor enraged at two co-workers who accused him of sexual harassment drew a life sentence Wednesday for killing a nurse and a bystander during a shooting rampage that left four people dead.
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