Hit plan let down by SMS
Estonian Imre Arakas, who is under constant police attention in Europe courtesy of his infamous reputation, was caught planning a professional hit in Ireland. He is believed to be connected to several contract killings abroad.
06.04.2017, Joosep VärkPM
Darja's killer found thanks to detectives' patience
Talk, talk, talk. Ten times over if necessary – that was the key to finally cracking the case of the murder of 14-year-old Darja.
20.09.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Two youths named as suspects in killing Narva schoolgirl in December
A young man born in 1997 is suspected of killing a schoolgirl in the northeastern city of Narva in December 2015 and another youth of the same age, of concealing the crime.
Man aged 22 stabbed to death by girl of 17
At 5 pm on Saturday afternoon, a girl aged 17 stabbed a man (22) in an apartment in Kõo Parish, Viljandi County. Despite efforts by doctors, the victim died.
30.05.2016, Margus HaavPM
Man who fled Finnish mental hospital caught in Estonian capital
A man who escaped from a psychiatric hospital in central Finland where he was held after being found too mentally ill to face murder charges was detained by the police in Tallinn Tuesday evening.
Handgun allegedly used to murder underworld leader lost by police
At long last, investigation files on paid murder of underworld leader Kalev Kurg (44) ten years back are public. Turns out, despite the efforts applied not a clue was found. All traces led straight to nowhere.
29.04.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Police in front of house waiting for key at moment of murder
Last Friday in Viljandi, policemen were waiting downstairs to unlock apartment house main door while Rene (38) having obtained stepfather's weapon fired a deadly shot in the staircase. From there, all the police could do is arrest the murderer as, regrettably, the victim was beyond help.
19.04.2016, Marko SuurmägiPM
Drunk driver to equal murderer
This summer looks gloomy to the hardened drunk drivers of Estonia. Come July, serial offenders will automatically undergo shock jail time. A death caused while behind the wheel heavily drunk will count as murder regarding years in prison.
06.04.2016, Oliver KundPM
Last wish of Varvara's slayer: don't call ambulance
The only encounter by police investigators in Tallinn with probable slayer of Varvara Ivanova was limited to formal questions. At the moment, none of the investigators was suspecting that the young man outwardly ordinary, as well as living with a woman, could be the target of an investigation of utmost importance.
05.04.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Crimes claim no lives in January
Regarding serious crimes against persons, this year is off to a good start in Estonia as January featured no manslaughter or murder.
Handwriting helpful to decipher murders and forgery
In her daily work, Forensic Science Institute (EKI) handwriting expert Eve Kristjankroon reveals falsifiers of wills and identity thieves. If needed, she solves a murder mystery.
16.12.2015, Liis VelskerPM
Police catch man as suspect in double murder
Police alerted by neighbors found the bodies of two men in their 50s apparently stabbed to their deaths in a village in western Estonia on Tuesday evening and arrested a 51-year-old man as suspect in the killings shortly afterwards.
Juvenile shooter of teacher jailed for nine years
Today, court sentenced boy who shot his teacher last fall at German lesson in Paalalinna School, Viljandi for nine years in prison for murder.
20.10.2015, Andres EinmannElu
Loe, kes olid võidukad 67. Primetime Emmy auhindade jagamisel
Eile auhinnati telemaailma suurimaid tegijaid Emmydega. Eriti tugev aasta oli olnud sarjal «Troonide mäng», mis kandideeris kokku 24 kategoorias.
Editorial: the Moscow murder mystery
A whopping five guys have been arrested by a Moscow court, all suspected in links to Boris Nemtsov’s murder. All hail from North Caucasus. If indeed the bunch should include immediate executors of the killing in central Moscow, nothing even close to trustworthy is known about who may have ordered it – nor regarding the motives.
Viljandi school shooter remains unrepentant
By psychiatrists’ decision yesterday, the Viljandi school shooter Vahur will stand trial in court. Meanwhile, there is no desire in the youth to offer any public explanations.
10.02.2015, Risto BerendsonPM
Editorial: Europe needs to speak a language the violent will understand
Freedom of expression and religion are foundational values, never to be given up! Countless in world and European history are the cases when words by somebody hurt the religious feelings in another. An achievement of civilisation being: such matters are debated in parliament and/or at court. This just cannot be that once not happy with what a fellow says, we grab a club or Kalashnikov.
Editorial: let us notice, let us listen, let us lend a helping hand
Today, all of Estonia is in shared mourning with those close to the late teacher Ene Sarap, her colleagues and pupils at Paalalinna School in Viljandi. What a terrible tragedy for the entire nation.
Vahur calm after killing teacher
While firing shots at his teacher, Vahur – a 9th grader at Paalalinna School in Viljandi – was calm and composed. Felled by the bullets from a revolver belonging to boy’s father, Ene Sarap who used to teach German died before the blackboard.
28.10.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Murder prompted by broken relationship
Detailed questioning of murderer attempting to burn herself and child last December was cut short by suicide of suspect.
18.08.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
Messed up lives of parents and despair down the road
Sigrit, murdered in Tartu this Saturday, and her alleged killer Eleri had been aquatinted for about a decade. For the latter, mental instability sprang from recent suicide by her brother.
09.12.2013, Nils NiitraPM
Summertime murder destined to remain a mystery
Never will we know if the man, for no obvious reason shooting a youth at a Lasnamäe, Tallinn bus stop, thought to defend his own honour – or that of the girl accompanying victim.
28.11.2013, Risto BerendsonPM
Russian citizen suspected of murder caught in Tallinn
During a special operation in Tallinn the Estonian police arrested Russian citizen Mikhail Krishyan who is wanted by Interpol on suspicion of organizing a murder.
Estonia's top court to review case of man jailed for killing four people
An Estonian man who was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing four people at the beginning of the 2000s and who has been avowing his innocence since then heard the long-awaited news on Wednesday when it was announced that the Supreme Court had agreed to review his case.
Two men stabbed to death in Kohtla-Jarve
Estonian police have detained a man who allegedly stabbed two men to death in the course of a row in the northeastern town of Kohtla-Jarve on Friday.
One man shot dead, another wounded in Estonia's Narva
A row between a group of men in the northeast Estonian city of Narva at the end of last week led to a shooting in the course of which the gunman killed one man, wounded another and sustained injuries himself.
Tamsalu murder victim was tortured before killing
According to preliminary information the teenaged girl whose body was found in Tamsalu, northern Estonia on Friday morning had been tortured before being stabbed to death and her head had been cut off, the regional newspaper Virumaa Teataja says.
Teenaged girl stabbed to death in Estonia's West-Viru County
The body of a 15-year-old girl who had been stabbed to death was found at the Tamsalu health track in Estonia's West-Viru County around 07:00 Friday.