February 29, 2012

Third Student Dies in Ohio School Shooting

Three students have now died from Monday's shooting at a high school in Chardon, Ohio, officials said. Demetrius Hewlin died from his injuries on Tuesday afternoon. The news came hours after officials told reporters that Russell King Jr., 17, had been declared brain dead overnight after he was shot. The medical examiner's office received the word about King early Tuesday morning, office administrator Hugh Shannon said in a statement. Read more...

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Student Accused of Killing Principal Indicted

A 16-year-old Tennessee boy has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder, accuse of the fatal stabbing of his principal. The district attorney's office in Tennessee's Shelby County said that Eduardo Marmolejo of Memphis has been charged in the death of 49-year-old Suzette York. York was the principal of Memphis Junior Academy, a private high school affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist church. Police said Marmolejo planned York's death for months before stabbing her repeatedly in a classroom on the third day of school last August. Read more...

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Teacher Had Secret Cameras in Classroom

A former Massachusetts elementary school teacher charged with child pornography is now accused of taking secret pictures of students in his second-grade classroom, investigators confirmed. David Ettlinger had a camera hidden underneath his desk at his former school in Newton, about nine miles west of Boston, and dozens of pictures of his students were found at his home, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone's office said. Read more...

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Woman Fined for Faking Cancer, Raising Money

A suburban Richmond woman was fined $100 after admitting she faked cancer to raise money. Martha Ann Nicholas pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of obtaining money by false pretenses. Besides the fine, she was ordered by a judge to not take part in any charitable causes and placed on five years' probation. Read more...

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Rodney King Gets House Arrest for Reckless Driving

Rodney King has been sentenced to 20 days of house arrest and fined $500 for misdemeanor reckless driving in Southern California. The 46-year-old King was arrested in Moreno Valley seven months ago for investigation of drunken driving. But Riverside County prosecutors say his blood-alcohol reading was 0.06 percent, which is below the 0.08 legal threshold. He also had a trace of marijuana in his system. Read more...



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February 28, 2012

1 Dead, 4 Wounded in High School Shooting

A teenager opened fire in the cafeteria at a suburban Cleveland high school Monday, killing one student and wounding four others before he was chased from the building by a teacher and captured a short distance away, authorities said. A student who saw the attack up close said it appeared that the gunman targeted a group of students sitting together and that the one who was killed was gunned down while trying to duck under the cafeteria table. Read more...

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1 Killed, 20 Injured in Shooting at Nightclub

Police said one person was killed and 20 others were injured in a shooting at a Tennessee nightclub. An apparent dispute between several people at the Karma Lounge in Jackson led to at least three people opening fire, according to the Jackson Police Department. The club was hosting an after-party for a basketball game between Lane College and Lemoyne-Owen College. Read more...

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Fugitive Hells Angel Member Arrested

A Hells Angels member missing since October has been arrested on suspicion of gunning down a fellow member of the biker gang at a funeral for the local chapter's president, police said. Steve Ruiz surrendered after San Jose police surrounded his motel in Fremont, according to police Sgt. Jason Dwyer. Ruiz, 38, had been the subject of a widespread manhunt since Steve Tausan was shot and killed during memorial services for Jeffrey "Jethro" Pettigrew on Oct. 15. Police believe that Ruiz shot Tausan when a fight broke out at the San Jose funeral, which was monitored by police. Read more...

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Wife Found Dead in Georgia Home

Homicide detectives in Georgia were investigating after a woman was found dead inside a home. The 43-year-old woman's husband has been named as a person of interest in her death. He claims that a group of Japanese men broke into the home, raped her and then strangled her. Her body was found by police responding to a call for help at the home in Decatur, about six miles east of Atlanta. Read more...

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Nate Collins Arrested on Drug Charges

Jaguars defensive lineman Nate Collins was arrested for marijuana possession in Warrenton, Virginia. Collins, a former University of Virginia player, spent the last two seasons in Jacksonville and will be an exclusive right's free agent this offseason. He played in 12 games in 2011 registering a half a sack and one pass defended. Collins was pulled over by a Virginia state trooper for illegal window tint, the officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car and "found a duffle bag with marijuana joints in the trunk." Read more...

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Leroy Hill Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Free agent linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested by police in Atlanta for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. According to a statement from Atlanta police on Monday, Hill was arrested early Saturday after officers were called to an Atlanta condominium following a complaint about a marijuana odor. Officers say they confirmed the smell, obtained a search warrant and found partially smoked blunts and marijuana residue inside. Read more...


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February 24, 2012

Judge Grants Gabe Watson Acquittal

Before the defense presented a single witness, a judge dismissed all charges against an Alabama man accused of killing his wife on a honeymoon diving trip to Australia. Judge Tommy Nail granted a defense motion for acquittal of the murder charges against Gabe Watson for the death of his wife Tina. In 2008, Watson pleaded guilty to Australian manslaughter charges and served time in prison in the same case. Read more...

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Suspect in Trooper Death Shoots Himself

A possible suspect in the shooting death of a veteran Washington State trooper during a routine traffic stop shot himself hours later as police closed in, authorities said. A SWAT team was approaching a house in Port Orchard where they hoped to find the registered owner of a truck the trooper had stopped. They heard a shot and found the man with a self-inflicted wound. He was taken to a Tacoma hospital. Read more...

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Washington Trooper Killed in Traffic Stop

A Washington state trooper has been found shot to death following a traffic stop. State Patrol spokesman Monte Simpson says the shooting occurred just outside the Kitsap County town of Gorst shortly before 1 a.m. He says no one has been apprehended in the shooting. Read more...

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Hospital Worker Shoots Two Supervisors

A 65-year-old hospital maintenance worker shot and wounded two of his supervisors in a dispute over a disciplinary issue, said police. Victor Valcarcel, Sr., was arrested at his house within about an hour of the shooting, which took place at the 200-bed Hospital for Special Care, a private nonprofit facility specializing in rehabilitation and long-term acute care. He has been charged with first-degree assault and criminal intent to commit murder. Read more...

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Edwards Ex-Mistress Gets Ownership of Sex Tape

John Edwards' former mistress has settled a lawsuit and won ownership of a purported sex tape of the former presidential candidate during his bid for the White House. A spokesperson for Rielle Hunter told ABC11 the agreement returns the "disputed property" to Hunter and declared the settlement a victory. "Ms. Hunter is very pleased. She won," RoseMarie Terenzio said. Hunter filed suit against a former Edwards aide, Andrew Young, in 2010 over ownership of several items, including a purported sex video that Hunter claimed she made in 2006 while working for Edwards. Read more...

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Stabbed Bus Driver Suspended

A bus driver who was stabbed in the face with a pen while trying to resolve a dispute with a passenger has been suspended, a county spokesperson said. Cobb County spokeswoman AikWah Leow said the driver, Damian Haney, 39, was suspended with pay for not following protocol during the altercation that led to his stabbing. Leow says that instead of getting involved when suspect Taniesha Nicole Twyne allegedly got into an argument over a cell phone with another passenger, the driver should have stayed in his seat and called dispatch, which would have called 911. Read more...

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Rays Outfielder Jailed on Drug Charges

Former Rays outfielder Elijah Dukes was arrested after he tried to eat a plastic bag of marijuana and had marijuana blunt tucked behind his ear, police said. The 27-year-old Tampa man was pulled over in his orange 2011 Chevrolet Camaro after he committed a traffic violation, an officer wrote in an arrest report. Police said after the pulled Dukes over, they noticed a small bag of marijuana on his lap. He then tried to dispose of the marijuana by sticking it in his mouth as if he was going to ingest it. Read more...

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Dad Who Let 9-Year-Old Drive Gets Probation

A Detroit-area man who allowed his 9-year-old daughter to drive him around because he had been drinking was sentenced to two years of probation. Shawn Weimer pleaded guilty in December to second-degree child abuse and allowing an unlicensed minor to operate a motor vehicle. Weimer was arrested Oct. 8 when police pulled over his van and found the girl behind the wheel. Surveillance video from a Brownstown Township gas station shows the 39-year-old bragging about his daughter's driving skills. Read more...

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Pirates President Facing DUI Charges

Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly faces four drunken driving-related charges after an incident on Dec. 22 in suburban Pittsburgh. Police in Ross Township, Pa., charged Coonelly, 51, with one count each of drunken driving, driving the wrong way, careless driving and driving with a blood-alcohol content of at least twice the state's legal limit of .08. Read more...

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Brooke Mueller Charged With Felony Possession

Brooke Mueller has been formally charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The charges stem from her arrest in Aspen Colorado on December 2nd last year. Prosecutors have filed one count against the troubled ex-wife of Charlie Sheen, for possessing more than four grams of cocaine, which could land her in prison for up to six years. Read more...




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February 23, 2012

Huguely Guilty of Yeardley Love Murder

Jurors deliberated about nine hours before finding a former University of Virginia lacrosse player guilty of murder. George Huguely V was found guilty of second-degree murder in the beating death of his former girlfriend Yeardley Love in her Charlottesville apartment. Love, a member of the Virginia women's lacrosse team, was found face down on a bloody pillow in her bed on May 3, 2010. Read more...

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Man Charged With Murder of Teen He Met Online

A convicted rapist accused of killing a 16-year-old girl he met online pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, several days after authorities found the girl's body in a blue, plastic barrel in western Arkansas. A judge appointed a public defender to represent Lloyd Jones, 36, in the case of Angela Allen's death. The public defender's office said an attorney hasn't yet been assigned. He was being held at the Sebastian County jail on $1 million bond. Read more...

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2 Charged in Girl's Running Death

At the end of a dirt road leading to a double-wide trailer in rural Alabama, authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin was being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. The severely dehydrated girl had a seizure and died days later, her death ruled a homicide. Her grandmother and stepmother who police say meted out the punishment are in jail, facing murder charges. Read more...

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Wal-Mart Worker Shoots Boss, Kills Self

An employee at a Wal-Mart distribution center shot his manager in her leg, then fatally shot himself, the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office said. The shooter was a 32-year-old Petersburg man who had worked in the shipping department for nine years. He was working on the day shift and had just returned from his lunch break when he opened fire. After shooting his manager, he fired two shots at deputies responding to the scene before turning the gun on himself. Read more...

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Officer Sentenced for Evidence Room Drug Thefts

A veteran New Jersey police officer has been sentenced to three years in state prison for stealing cocaine from an evidence room under his control. Albert Annuzzi, who took the drugs for personal use, must serve at least two years of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for parole. He also forfeited his pension and will be barred from public employment in New Jersey. Read more...

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Drug Test Cost Dodgers' Ronald Belisario a Season

Back with the Dodgers after a yearlong absence, reliever Ronald Belisario said Wednesday that he was prevented from entering the United States last year because he tested positive for cocaine. The positive drug test also resulted in a 25-game suspension issued by Major League Baseball that Belisario will serve at the start of the upcoming season. Read more...

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DUI Charges Against Hines Ward Dropped

Prosecutors in DeKalb County, Ga., dropped drunken driving charges against Steelers receiver Hines Ward after he pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Ward also pleaded no contest to failure to maintain his lane. Judge Stacey Hydrick sentenced him to a year of probation, 80 hours of community service and alcohol evaluation and treatment, if it is recommended. He also must participate in a risk reduction program. Read more...




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February 22, 2012

Body Found in 1975 Identified

A nude woman's body found floating in a Texas river 37 years ago has finally been identified by Houston forensic experts. The body has been identified Gloria Faye Stringer, a 22-year-old mother who disappeared shortly after moving to Texas City in 1975. The identification has prompted an investigation into the death of the former Tennessee woman. Read more...

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5 Dead in Shooting at Health Spa

Five people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at a Norcross, Ga., health spa, northeast of Atlanta, local police said. On arrival at the scene, officers found four people dead, Norcross police captain Brian Harr told Reuters. A fifth victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Harr said they believe the shooter was among the dead. Read more...

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Jury to Get George Huguely Case

Jurors in former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V's murder trial will begin deliberations to decide the 24-year-old's fate and two legal experts have told ABCNews.com that it is possible that Huguely could be free by the end of the week. Huguely faces six charges, including first-degree murder, in the death of former girlfriend Yeardley Love. He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. Read more...

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Man Guilty of Abducting, Raping Ex-Neighbor

A Texas man who abducted his former neighbor and tortured the woman while holding her captive for nearly two weeks has been convicted convicted. Jeffrey Allan Maxwell, 59, faces up to life in prison after being found guilty of aggravated kidnapping and two counts of aggravated sexual assault. Jurors, who took less than an hour to convict Maxwell, will hear more evidence during the trial's punishment phase. Read more...

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Teen Who Admitted Raping 5-Year-Old Sentenced

A 13-year-old boy who admitted raping a 5-year-old girl at a McDonald's play area in southwest Ohio has been sentenced to an inpatient treatment facility for at least six months. The Hamilton County Juvenile Court administrator says the boy must successfully complete treatment before his release from the secured centre. The judge also placed the teen on probation. The boy last month entered the juvenile equivalent of a guilty plea to the rape charge in Cincinnati. Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan's Probation Nears End

Lindsay Lohan's probation should end next month, clearing the way for the actress to revive her acting career possibly playing Elizabeth Taylor in a made-for-TV movie. Lohan appears in court Wednesday for a judge to check her progress, but she's gotten glowing probation reports for the last two months. Lohan's "on the home stretch" to completing her 480 hours of community service -- most of it cleaning up at the Los Angeles County morgue -- on schedule next month, her publicist Steve Honig said. Read more...


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February 21, 2012

Remains Found of Girl Missing Since 1999

The skeletal remains of a 14-year-old Ohio runaway girl have been found underneath the home of the man who was a suspect in her disappearance. The remains have been positively identified as Nicholle Coppler, who vanished in 1999 and was last seen at the home of Glen Fryer. Fryer reportedly committed suicide in 2002 after he was convicted of raping another girl. Read more...

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Former Glock CEO to Stand Trial

Allegations of racketeering, gun theft and embezzlement from one of the nation's largest firearms distributors will all be aired in court, when the former general counsel for Glock Inc. stands trial in Cobb County, Georgia. Paul Jannuzzo, 55, could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the theft and racketeering charges for which he was indicted in 2009. Read more...

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Parents Arrested After Teen Dies of Malnutrition

The parents of a 13-year-old Summerville boy were arrested Sunday after the coroner determined the boy died of malnutrition and neglect. Police were called to 1925 Bacons Bridge Road Feb. 10, according to Summerville Police Capt. Jon Rogers. The boy, whom officials have not publicly identified, was dead. An autopsy showed that he died of malnourishment and neglect, Rogers said. Read more...

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Woman Charged With DWI Going 100 MPH

A Leicester woman was charged with felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired after city police determined she exceeded 100 mph before a fatal wreck last month. The charges against Sarah Elizabeth Morris, 27, stem from a Jan. 16 accident in which her passenger, 30-year-old Michelle Crabtree, died at the scene of the single-vehicle wreck. Police say Morris was driving in excess of 100 mph in her 2011 Hyundai while on Interstate 240 east. When she entered the curve of the off ramp, she was unable to maintain the roadway at that speed, according to police. Read more...

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Former Western Michigan Star Arrested for DUI

A former basketball standout at Country Day and Western Michigan was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of DUI in Bellevue, Neb. Carrie Moore, who led the country in scoring in 2007 with the Broncos, is an assistant coach with Creighton. According to multiple media reports, including KETV-TV in Omaha, Neb., Moore was found asleep behind the wheel of her car in a McDonald's drive thru around 2:50 a.m. Read more...


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February 20, 2012

Elizabeth Smart Marries at Hawaii Temple

Elizabeth Smart, the young woman from Utah who was kidnapped at knifepoint at 14 and held captive for nine months by an itinerant street preacher, has married her Scottish fiance at a Mormon temple in Hawaii. The wedding came several months ahead of scheduled plans for the nuptials after news of her engagement last month drew widespread media attention. A family spokesman said Smart married Matthew Gilmour, of Aberdeen, Scotland, on Saturday on Oahu's North Shore. Read more...

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More Human Remains Found on Long Island

Police said that more human remains have been found on New York's Long Island, in the same area where authorities are hunting for a possible serial killer. The Suffolk County Police Department said the remains -- confirmed to be human -- were discovered by a man walking his dog in Manorville, N.Y. Read more...

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Body Found in Search for South Carolina Woman

A South Carolina coroner has identified a body found in a national forest as that of a woman who went missing this month. Authorities said the woman, 30-year-old Dara Lee Watson, was killed by her former fiance days before he committed suicide. Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten said Saturday that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head. The body was found Friday in the Frances Marion National Forest, not far from where police had discovered the woman's torched SUV. Read more...

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Speed Freak Killer Cites More Bodies

Sacramento television station CBS-13 has received a letter it says is from serial killer Wesley Shermantine claiming he knows of sites where the bodies of additional victims were dumped. The station reports that in a letter with Shermatine's signature from San Quentin State Prison, the convicted killer says there are two locations where his accomplice, Loren Herzog, disposed of two victims. Shermantine says he hasn't revealed the locations because he hasn't been paid $33,000 promised by bounty hunter Leonard Padilla. Read more...

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Mom, Baby Found Shot to Death

Police say a 19-year-old mom and her 1-year-old daughter were found shot to death in a Cleveland garage next to the body of the woman's estranged boyfriend, who was suspected of kidnapping them. Cleveland police Sgt. Sammy Morris said the three were found with gunshot wounds before 3 a.m. Sunday in a closed garage at an unoccupied building. He said it appeared the man, Thomas Lorde, 35, had shot himself in the head. Read more...

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Woman Admits to Taking Baby From Womb

A Kentucky woman pleaded guilty but mentally ill to killing an expectant mother and taking her baby. Kathy Coy of Morgantown cried as she entered the plea in Warren Circuit Court. Family and friends of the victim, 21-year-old Jamie Stice, looked on, all wearing pink ribbons. Coy pleaded guilty to three counts — murder, capital kidnapping and kidnapping. The plea deal calls for her to receive life in prison without parole when she's sentenced March 1. Read more...

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Meth Case Involves 3 Generations of 1 Family

It's a generational thing: Deputies in Florida say a man, his daughter and his grandson, along with a fourth person said to be a family relative, are accused of working together to manufacture methamphetamine. Dixie County Sheriff's officials said 54-year-old Allen J. Brannin, his 34-year-old daughter, Amy M. Brannin, and her 18-year-old son, Austin J. Brannin, were arrested. Another relative, 18-year-old Tyler W. Cannon, was also arrested. Read more...

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Robin Thicke Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Robin Thicke is singing the blues. The R&B singer was arrested for possession of marijuana in New York City. Thicke, 34, was arrested by officers who saw him smoking a joint in a black Cadillac Escalade. The singer was in the car with another person, but only Thicke was arrested. "He wasn't driving," a police source tells the newspaper. "He was sitting in the car. He was arrested and a small amount of marijuana was recovered on him." Read more...



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February 17, 2012

Dougherty Gang Takes Plea Deal

The two brothers of the former fugitive Dougherty Gang have joined their sister in pleading guilty to reduced charges in connection with their failed high-speed attempt to avoid law enforcement in Colorado. Ryan Dougherty, 21, and Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26, entered pleas in Huerfano County court. A week ago, Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, pleaded guilty to lesser charges after prosecutors agreed to drop attempted murder charges. Read more...

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Amanda Knox Has Deal With HarperCollins

Amanda Knox has a book deal. The young exchange student whose conviction in Italy and eventual acquittal on murder charges made headlines worldwide has an agreement with HarperCollins to tell her story. The 24-year-old Seattle resident, imprisoned for four years in Perugia, Italy, has not publicly discussed her ordeal beyond a brief expression of gratitude upon her release last October. Read more...

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Sex Offender Eyed in Cold-Case Disappearance

A convicted child rapist is being eyed by South Carolina cops in the disappearances of two young women, including a New York teenager who disappeared while on spring break in Myrtle Beach almost three years ago. Detectives say Raymond Moody is the primary "person of interest" in the 2009 disappearance of 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel, who was last seen on surveillance video leaving a popular Myrtle Beach hotel in a case that sparked widespread media coverage. Moody, who served 21 years in prison for abducting and raping a California girl in 1983, is also being looked at in connection with another missing woman, 28-year-old Crystal Soles. Read more...

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Couple Gets 8 Years in Son's Cancer Death

The parents of an 8-year-old boy who died from Hodgkin lymphoma after suffering for months from undiagnosed swollen glands were sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to denying him medical treatment. Attorneys for Monica Hussing, 37, and William Robinson Sr., 40, had said the parents had financial problems and tried to get checkups for their son but could not afford it. Read more...

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Deputy Arrested for Lewd Acts With a Child

A veteran Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was arrested and booked on charges of committing lewd acts upon a child, police said. Oscar Rodriguez, who was last stationed at Marina Del Ray station, allegedly committed the offenses while he was off duty, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. His bail has been set at $100,000, police said, adding that the sheriff's department was conducting its own internal investigation. Read more...

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Paul McCartney Giving Up Marijuana

The Beatles musician has smoked the herbal drug since The Beatles's hey day in the 60s, but has given up marijuana so he can be a better parent to his eight-year-old daughter, Beatrice, his child with ex-wife Heather Mills. He told Rolling Stone magazine: "I did a lot, and it was enough. I smoked my share. When you're bringing up a youngster, your sense of responsibility does kick in. Enough's enough - you just don't seem to think it's necessary." Read more...


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February 16, 2012

Serial Killer's Tips Leads to Burial Sites

Investigators have found almost 1,000 human bone fragments in an old abandoned California well as they excavate one of five burial sites marked on a serial killer's map. The bones are believed to be the victims of the 'Speed Freak Killers' who were convicted of seven murders, but were suspected in many more. Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, who were childhood friends, are suspected in dozens of deaths in California in the 1980s and 1990s. Read more...

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Gabe Watson Weeps at Diving Murder Trial

As Gabe Watson struggled to save his wife during their fateful Queensland dive he thought other divers in the vicinity would think "something odd was going on", Watson told Townsville detectives. The police interview was played to the jury on the third day of Watson's murder trial in Birmingham, Alabama. He wept in court as he listened to a portion of the police interview where he recalled the moment he was told attempts to resuscitate his wife failed. Read more...

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Florida Executes Man for Woman's 1980 Murder

Florida executed a 65-year-old man on Wednesday who had spent more than three decades on death row for the murder of a woman he met at a bar. Robert Waterhouse was put to death by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison in Raiford, the fourth inmate executed in the United States this year. He was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m. local time, said Department of Corrections spokeswoman Jo Ellyn Rackleff. He was sentenced to die for the January 1980 murder of Deborah Kammerer, a 29-year-old St. Petersburg woman who encountered Waterhouse at a bar in the Tampa Bay area. Read more...

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Josh Powell Set Up Sham Residence

Authorities said Josh Powell was not living at the house he rigged as a bomb and blew up, killing himself and his two young sons, the Tacoma News Tribune reported. Pierce County sheriff's detectives told citizens at a community meeting on Monday that the house Powell showed to authorities was a sham -- intended to look like a loving home where his two sons could visit, according to the newspaper. Read more...

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Ayla's Dad Bought Insurance Policy

The mother of a missing Maine toddler said the girl's father took out a life insurance policy just weeks before she disappeared. "In the same week Justin took Ayla from me, he took out a life insurance policy on Ayla," Trista Reynolds said. "Now, why did he take out that life insurance policy? I'm still trying to figure that one out myself. Because who takes a life insurance policy out on their own child?" Read more...

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Couple Accused of Starving Daughter, 15

A Madison man and his wife have been arrested for allegedly torturing and starving the man's 15-year-old daughter, who told authorities she was forced to live in the basement of their home on the city's Southeast Side for years. The girl, who weighs about 70 pounds, told authorities she was forced to drink her urine and eat her feces, according to a police affidavit. Chad G. Chritton, 40, and Melinda J. Drabek-Chritton, 42, were being held Tuesday in Dane County Jail. Read more...

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Student Sues School Over Strip Search

A Georgia middle school student claimed in a lawsuit Wednesday he was humiliated and traumatized when he was brought to a vice principal's office and forced to strip in front of classmates who said he had marijuana. The student, then in the seventh-grade, said he still suffers from emotional distress because his classmates taunted him by calling him Superman, the underwear he was wearing when he was strip-searched. The student is suing the Clayton County school district for unspecified punitive and compensatory damages. Read more...

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Drug Bust Nabs 17 TCU Students

Seventeen students, including four football players, were arrested in a drug bust at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, school officials said. At a news conference, officials said those arrested sold drugs to undercover narcotics officers both on and off campus during a six-month investigation. "There is no doubt all of those arrested today are drug dealers," said Steve McGee, TCU chief of police, according to NBCDFW.com. "These individuals engaged in hand-to-hand delivery, for money, with undercover narcotics agents." Read more...



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February 15, 2012

Did John Wayne Gacy Have Accomplices?

Chicago law enforcement officials are investigating the possibility that a notorious serial killer, who was executed 20 years ago, may have had accomplices to several of his murders. Authorities are looking into the possibility that John Wayne Gacy had help with killing some of his victims. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced the investigation after two defense attorneys presented evidence that pointed to more than one killer. Read more...

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Woman's Fiance Seen Near Her Burned SUV

Authorities confirmed that the death of a missing South Carolina woman's fiance was a suicide, and they revealed that he had been seen leaving the area where Dara Watson's sport-utility vehicle was found burning, WCBD-TV in Charleston reported. In a news conference held by Mount Pleasant police, officials said witnesses identified fiance David Hedrick as leaving the scene with a shovel, according to the station. Read more...

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Yeardley Love Died of Blow to Head

University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love likely died about two hours after suffering a blow to the head that prosecutors say was inflicted by the young woman's former boyfriend, A brain expert testified. George Huguely V, 24, is accused of killing Love, 22, in 2010 in what authorities claim was the drunken culmination of a tumultuous on-again, off-again relationship between the fellow senior lacrosse players at the university. Prosecutors said Love suffered brain trauma when Huguely slammed her head against a wall. Read more...

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Teacher Kidnappers Sent Back to Montana

Two men accused of abducting a Montana school teacher missing since last month and presumed dead were ordered sent back from North Dakota to Montana to face kidnapping charges there. A judge in Williams County District Court in Williston, N.D., granted Montana's request for the extradition of Lester Waters Jr., 47, and Michael Spell, 22, who have been held there since after their arrests in January. Read more...

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Photos Show Glimpse of Whitney's Last Moments

A series of photos of the hotel room, bathtub and room service Whitney Houston ordered has been released showing the scene where the 48-year-old singer died. The photos – chilling in their very banality – were allegedly snapped just moments after Houston was removed from the tub and obtained by TMZ. According to police, Houston was found unresponsive in the tub. Read more...

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Attacker Rapes Mom With Newborn Nearby

Police say a South Florida mother managed to call 911 as a would-be burglar raped, beat and choked her while her newborn baby lay on the bed beside her. Coral Springs police say dispatchers heard the assault taking place Sunday night after the 25-year-old woman called 911 on her cell phone. The woman was able to dial 911 and couldn't say anything but left the line open. Read more...

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Doctor Gets Life in Deadly Pill Mill Case

A federal judge in Ohio has sentenced lllinois doctor Paul H. Volkman to four life terms in prison for his conviction in the drug overdose deaths of four patients. U.S. District Court Judge Sandra Beckwith imposed the sentences in Cincinnati, along with sentences ranging from 10 to 20 years on 13 other drug-trafficking related counts. Read more...



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February 13, 2012

More Remains Found in With Killer's Help

Authorities searching with the help of a convicted serial killer found more human remains Saturday — the first bones discovered at an abandoned well on a cattle ranch where a death row inmate claimed 10 or more victims may be buried, authorities said. The discovery marked the third straight day that remains were found with a map prepared by Wesley Shermantine. He and his childhood friend, Loren Herzog, were called the "Speed Freak Killers" for a methamphetamine-fueled killing spree that had as many as 15 victims. Two sets of remains had been found Thursday and Friday near property once owned by Shermantine's family about 60 miles south of Sacramento. Read more...

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Man to Face Alabama Trial in Wife's Diving Death

A dream honeymoon to scuba dive on Australia's Great Barrier Reef turned into a terrible nightmare, and the horror is about to play out years later in a courtroom in Alabama. An Alabama man who already served prison time in Australia after pleading guilty to a reduced charged in the death of his bride goes to trial Monday, accused of murdering her for insurance money. Tina Thomas Watson drowned during a scuba dive on the reef just days after her wedding in October 2003. Read more...

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Powell Search Resumes at Recycling Center

The Pierce County sheriff's office says a search has resumed at a recycling center near Puyallup, Wash., for papers that Josh Powell is believed to have dumped before he killed himself and his two sons in a house fire last week. Powell was the husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell. He attacked his 5- and 7-year-old sons with a hatchet last Sunday and then ignited the house in a gas-fueled inferno. Read more...

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Ohio Coroner Changes Ruling in 1972 Death

A coroner in southeast Ohio has changed the ruling in the 1972 death of a woman after her widower killed three relatives and himself last month in front of his cancer-stricken second wife — the first wife's sister. Hocking County Coroner David Cummin said Friday that he changed the ruling of suicide in Carolyn Gilkey's death to undetermined after reviewing decades-old photos and reports. She suffered a shotgun wound to the head. Read more...

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Fugitive Wanted in 1993 British Heist Arrested

Missouri authorities have arrested a man wanted in the United Kingdom over a 1993 heist from an armored vehicle that netted the equivalent of $1.6 million, and were holding him on a weapons charge. Edward John Maher, wanted for stealing "a large amount of cash" while working as a security guard, admitted to the FBI that he came to the United States in 1998 to work, the FBI said in an affidavit. British authorities were seeking approval to have Maher extradited, according to a posting on Friday on the website of the Suffolk Constabulary. Read more...

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Mom Punches Son During Anger Management Class

A Kentucky woman was arrested after allegedly punching her son in the face during her anger management class. Misty Lawson, 30, of Louisville, was taking the class when police say she punched the 10-year-old boy several times in the face and body, according to the station. A counselor who apparently witnessed the incident reported it to police and Child Protective Services. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:23 AM

Ditka Son's DUI Arrest Quashed

The Lake County State's Attorney's Office has until Feb. 24 to decide to go forward with the felony DUI case against a son of former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka. The attorney for Michael Ditka, 50, of Deerfield said "the state is going to be hard pressed to go further" after a Lake County judge Thursday quashed the arrest. Ditka was charged with felony DUI after he was arrested for drunk driving on April 20, 2011, in the parking lot of the Deerfield apartment complex where he lives. His vehicle was parked at the time of his arrest, according to his attorney, Robert Ritacca. Read more...


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February 11, 2012

Serial Killer Gacy Had Accomplices

Nearly two decades after Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy was executed for torturing, raping and murdering 33 men and boys in the 1970s, two lawyers say they've unearthed evidence that indicates he didn't act alone in some of the slayings. Criminal defense attorneys Robert Stephenson and Steven Becker, who are partners in a Chicago law practice, said they re-examined the circumstances surrounding the disappearances of some of the victims. Their conclusion: the so-called "Killer Clown" had at least three accomplices. Read more...

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Powell Comforter Tests Positive for Blood

Police in Washington state who searched a storage unit rented by Josh Powell found a stained comforter that tested positive for blood in initial exams, according to documents filed in court. Pierce County detectives reported finding a gray-blue comforter with a stain. The search warrant documents say the comforter tested positive for blood. Investigators planned to perform further tests. Powell killed himself and his two young sons in a gas-fueled inferno Sunday, and Pierce County authorities consider it an admission that he killed his wife. Read more...

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Rockefeller Impersonator Pleads Not Guilty

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a German-born man known for impersonating a Rockefeller, pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles County court to a charge of murder. He is accused of killing his landlady's son, who disappeared in the mid-1980s and whose bones were discovered nine years later in the backyard of what had been his mother's Southern California home. Read more...

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Killer's Tip Leads Police to Human Remains

Information provided by a California death row inmate who was one of the two notorious "Speed Freak Killers" led to the discovery Friday of a second set of human remains, this time believed to belong to a 16-year-old girl who went missing nearly three decades ago. Specially trained dogs led authorities to a partial human skull and bones buried on a remote Calaveras County property, said Deputy Les Garcia, spokesman for the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department, which is leading the search. Read more...

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Thieves Pull Off Stunning Gem Heist

A Chicago jewelry store owner says a heist that resulted in her store being robbed of $500,000 in precious gems was "definitely straight out of Ocean's Eleven." Thieves broke into Steve Quick Jewelers in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago by cutting through a common wall in the sushi restaurant next door straight into the back corner of the jeweler's office, right behind the safe -- the only part of the store not covered by an elaborate security system of cameras and motion detectors. Read more...

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Native Americans Sue Beer Companies

A Native American tribe has sued some of the world's largest beer makers, claiming they knowingly contributed to alcohol problems on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota said it is demanding $500 million in damages for the cost of health care, social services and child rehabilitation caused by chronic alcoholism on the reservation, which encompasses some of the nation's most impoverished counties. Read more...




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February 10, 2012

Lee Grace Dougherty Pleads Guilty

One of three fugitive Dougherty siblings who were the focus of a nationwide search last summer will have to serve at least nine years in prison after pleading guilty in Colorado to reduced charges. Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of attempted first-degree assault and two counts of felony menacing. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors agreed to drop 21 other charges. Read more...

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Powell Had 'Incestuous' Images on Computer

Before Josh Powell was going to try to win back custody of his children last week, Washington state authorities received materials from Utah police that had been discovered on a computer in Powell's home two years ago. Authorities say the images depicted "incestuous" sex and were disconcerting enough that they prompted a psychologist to recommend that Powell undergo an intensive psychosexual evaluation. But a lawyer for Powell's in-laws, who had custody of the boys, wasn't invited to see the materials before the custody hearing - even though a Utah judge had specified in a sealed court order that he was one of the few people allowed to see them. Read more...

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Josh Powell Told Son He Had 'Surprise'

The Washington state social worker who was supposed to supervise a visit between Josh Powell and his young sons says Powell told his oldest boy he had a "surprise" for him moments before attacking and killing the children. Elizabeth Griffin-Hall said in an interview to air on ABC's "20/20" that Powell slammed the door on her after he had the children inside the house. Hall said she banged on the door to try to get inside and heard Powell tell 7-year-old Charlie: "I've got a big surprise for you." She also heard 5-year-old Braden crying. Read more...

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Pregnant Teen Held 9 Days, Beaten by Boyfriend

Police say a pregnant teenager was held captive nine days in a California home, where she was bound with tape and beaten by a jealous boyfriend. Investigators say the 18-year-old victim was allowed to leave the San Joaquin Valley home and she called police. She says 21-year-old Richard Garibay became enraged when he found a text message from another man on her cellphone. Read more...

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Mexican Troops Seize 15 Tons of Meth

Mexican troops have made an historic seizure of 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco, the Mexican army said in a statement. The find was more than four times the size of a major seizure last summer of 3.4 tons and more than twice the total amount of the drug seized in Mexico in 2009, according to United Nations statistics. Soldiers discovered the huge cache in the town of Tlajomulco de Zuniga, a suburb of Mexico's second-largest city, Guadalajara. Read more...

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Traffic Stop Leads to 'Suge' Knight's Arrest

Marion "Suge" Knight, former head of Death Row Records, was arrested for possessing marijuana during a traffic stop Wednesday, Las Vegas Police said. A record check during the traffic stop revealed that Knight, 46, had three outstanding warrants in Las Vegas related to traffic offenses, Meltzer said. The patrol officer then found marijuana in Knight's possession, she said. Read more...

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Red Sox Pitcher Boyd Admits Cocaine Use

Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd's new tell-all book, "They Call Me Oil Can: My Life in Baseball,'' which hits bookstores in June, should be a blockbuster if the stories are similar to what the former Red Sox pitcher told WBZ's Jon Miller. Boyd, who spent eight of his 10 major league seasons with the Red Sox, admitted he was under the influence of cocaine two-thirds of the time he was on the mound. "Oh yeah, at every ballpark,'' he said. "There wasn't one ballpark that I probably didn't stay up all night, until four or five in the morning, and the same thing is still in your system. It's not like you have time to go do it while in the game, which I had done that." Read more...


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February 09, 2012

Thrill-Kill Teen Gets Life

A teenage girl who once faced first-degree murder charges for killing a 9-year-old neighbor just to see how it felt has agreed to a plea deal that gives her hope of one day being paroled. Alyssa Bustamante, 18, has been sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in the death of Elizabeth Olten in 2009. Bustamante wrote in her diary that killing Olten was 'pretty enjoyable,' according to court records. Read more...

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Reality TV Producer Beresford-Redman Extradited

Bruce Beresford-Redman, the reality television-show producer accused of murdering his wife, Monica, in Cancun in 2010, has been extradited to Mexico. The one-time "Survivor"producer's attorney, Richard Hirsch, confirmed that Beresford-Redman's extradition process began Tuesday and he was extradited to Cancun, where he must face the magistrate within six days. Read more...

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Man Executed for 1995 Convenience Store Killings

A Mississippi inmate has been put to death for killing two men in a December 1995 robbery spree after the courts declined to stop the execution based on arguments that he was mentally ill. Authorities say 38-year-old Edwin Hart Turner received a lethal injection Wednesday and died at 6:21 p.m. CST for his conviction in the slayings of Eddie Brooks and Everett Curry during a pair of gas station holdups. The spree netted Turner and accomplice Paul Murrell Stewart about $400. Read more...

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Facebook Spat Leads to 2 Shooting Deaths

Authorities say a father who was upset after a Tennessee couple deleted his adult daughter as a friend on Facebook has been charged with killing the couple. Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece said Wednesday the victims had complained to police that Marvin Potter's daughter was harassing them after they deleted her as a friend on the social networking site. Potter has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in last week's slayings of Billy Payne Jr. and his girlfriend, Billie Jean Hayworth. Their baby was found unharmed in Hayworth's arms. Read more...

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49ers Ray McDonald Arrested on Warrant

49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested after police discovered an outstanding arrest warrant during a route traffic stop. McDonald was arrested and subsequently released. According to reports, McDonald had a $7,500 arrest warrant issued in his name on August 9, 2011. The warrant was related to his 2010 arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. In handling that case, McDonald was reportedly required to attend a first offender's class that anyone convicted of a DUI must take. The warrant was issued when he reportedly failed to submit proof that he attended the class. Read more...




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February 08, 2012

Arrests Made in Murder of Arizona Couple

Police said that they have arrested five people in the shocking deaths of an Arizona couple found tied up and burned beyond recognition in their stylish stucco home in a posh Phoenix suburb. The murders of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro, well-to-do philanthropists in their 70s, were the first in nearly eight years in Paradise Valley, which is set among picture-perfect mountains popular with hikers and is home to some of the area's nicest resorts and lushest golf courses. Read more...

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Group Wants DNA Test in 1992 Killing

When Rhonda Sue Warford died in a rural field near Brandenburg, she had multiple stab wounds to her chest, back and neck, including one that destroyed her brain stem, and two gray hairs clenched in her right hand. Two decades later, those hairs are at the center of a legal battle over DNA testing that appellate attorneys hope will upend the convictions of two men serving life in prison for Warford's murder. Read more...

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Former MLB Player Clyburn Killed

Police say former major league outfielder Danny Clyburn Jr. has been shot and killed in his South Carolina hometown. Lancaster police say officers found the 37-year-old Clyburn lying in the front yard of his home. Witnesses told police they saw Clyburn arguing with 36-year-old Derrick Lamont McIlwain shortly before Clyburn was shot. Police say McIlwain turned himself in to authorities later and is charged with murder and weapons possession. Read more...

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2 Dead, 2 Hurt After Transit Stop Shooting

A suspected gunman and another man are dead and a police officer and another bystander are wounded after a shootout at a suburban Dallas transit station. The incident happened at a Dallas Area Rapid Transit train station in Richardson. Richardson police Sgt. Kevin Perlich (PUR'-lihk) says a man reported to be disorderly stepped from a DART bus and shot a DART police officer who challenged him. The officer returned fire. Two bystanders were struck in the exchange of gunfire. Read more...

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FBI Arrests Teacher on Child Porn Charges

The FBI arrested a teacher's aide in Brooklyn, New York, after they say he made child pornography videos in an elementary school classroom. Parents of the school where Taleek Brooks worked say they rarely saw him without a camera. Officials say Brooks admits to having more than 1,000 images of young children on his computer. He worked at the elementary school for 10 years. Read more...

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Mom Guilty in Meth Breast Milk Case

Authorities are cracking down on parents who place their children in danger while being involved in drug use and activity. Many states have passed laws increasing penalties for drug use and possession when children are present and even drunk driving penalties are enhanced if a child is endangered. Now a 27-year-old California woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the death of her infant, who died after she breastfed him while using methamphetamine. Read more...


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February 07, 2012

Powell Boys Had 'Chop Injuries' to Necks

The two young sons of a missing Utah woman had chop-type injuries on their necks and a hatchet was found near their bodies after the home where they were visiting their father exploded. Authorities believe Josh Powell, a suspect in the disappearance of his wife Susan, tried to chop the boys' heads off before setting the house on fire. The double-murder suicide was a deliberate, planned-out event, investigators said. Read more...

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Police Search Landfill for 5-Year-Old Girl

Police have started searching a landfill south of Phoenix for the body of a 5-year-old Arizona girl who has been missing for more than four months and who authorities now believe is dead. About 20 officers wore protective gear, masks, and boots, and used rake-like tools as they began sifting through every single piece of garbage in a 36,000-square-foot area of the Butterfield Landfill in Mobile, south of the Phoenix area. That amounts to about 6,000 tons of trash. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:33 AM

Ex-Lacrosse Player Pleads Not Guilty

Jury selection is under way in the trial of a University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, who played on the women's team. tHE 24-year-old George Huguely V of Chevy Chase, Md., pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges. Twelve jurors and three alternates are to be selected from 160 people. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:32 AM

Judge Temporarily Blocks Mississippi Execution

A federal judge temporarily blocked the execution of a Mississippi inmate who killed two men during a robbery spree in 1995. The man's attorneys asked for the order, not arguing guilt or innocence, but that Edwin Hart Turner is mentally ill and should not be executed. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ordered the Mississippi Department of Corrections to allow Turner to be seen by a psychiatrist of his choosing. Read more...

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Gunman Shoots 3 Brothers at Poker Game

A gunman shot three brothers, one fatally, after being asked to leave a poker game in Houston. The gunman was in critical condition after one of the brothers at the game returned fire, KTRK reported. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said several people were gathered at a Houston home for the game. The suspect, who was not identified, was asked to leave at around 1:30 a.m. local time Sunday. Witnesses said some guests pushed him down the driveway on his way out. Read more...

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Ohio Girl, 16, Dragged to Death

Authorities say a 16-year-old Ohio girl was dragged to death by a vehicle during a late-night argument. Police in Cleveland say the teen was standing next to the vehicle when the driver accelerated, dragging the girl. She fell from the vehicle and later died at MetroHealth Medical Center. Police are looking for an 18-year-old suspect who was driving a maroon Jeep. Read more...

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Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno Popped for DUI

Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was arrested for drunk driving in Denver earlier this month ... and in an ironic twist of fate, cops say the license plate on his ride read "SAUCED." According to the Denver PD, 24-year-old Moreno was driving his convertible Bentley on Feb. 1 when he was pulled over for doing 70 in a 45 in a construction zone. Police say Moreno smelled like booze and when he performed poorly on a field sobriety test, they arrested him for DUI. Read more...

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Randy Travis Arrested for Public Intoxication

Country singer Randy Travis has apologized after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication outside a North Texas church. Denton County sheriff's spokesman Tom Reedy says police in the town of Sanger arrested Travis after spotting a vehicle parked in front of a church and finding an open bottle of wine and Travis smelling of alcohol. The singer, who lives in the small town of Tioga near Sanger, apologized in a statement, "for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl." Read more...


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February 06, 2012

Josh Powell, Sons Killed in Explosion

A man whose wife disappeared under suspicious circumstances in Utah two years ago has been killed in a fire along with the couple's two young sons. Authorities said Josh Powell intentionally set off the explosion that killed himself and Susan Powell's two children. Powell had recently lost custody of the two boys to Susan's parents in a court hearing. Read more...

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Virginia Lacrosse Murder Trial Set to Begin

In the nearly two years since a University of Virginia lacrosse player was charged with killing his ex-girlfriend, it's become easier for possible abuse victims to get a restraining order and students must tell the school if they've ever been arrested. Those are the most concrete policy changes since the May 2010 death of Yeardley Love, who played on the women's lacrosse team. School officials and students also have tried to make the culture on campus one in which people look out for each other and aren't afraid to report relationship violence. Read more...

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Trial Opens For Woman Accused in Dragging Death

The trial of a woman charged in the dragging death of a tow truck driver is under way in Colorado Springs. Detra Farries is charged with manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a deadly accident that killed Allen Lew Rose last year. In opening arguments, prosecutors said Rose was trying to tow Farries' SUV when he got snagged in a tow cable as Farries drove away. Read more...

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Drunk Driver Gets 20 Years for Nun's Death

Carlos A. Martinelly-Montano, 24, was sentenced in Prince William County court to 20 years in prison for causing the crash that killed Sister Denise Mosier, 66, and badly injured Sister Connie Ruth Lupton, 77. The case sparked national outrage, becoming a touchstone in the debate about illegal immigration. Martinelly-Montano, originally from Bolivia, had two drunken-driving convictions, and a deportation hearing had been scheduled before the crash. He was convicted of felony murder and other charges. Read more...

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Demi Moore Reportedly Seeking Rehab

A source confirms to Us Weekly that the actress -- who suffered a seizure after smoking an "incense-like substance" on January 23 -- has entered rehab, and began receiving treatment late last week. E! News reports Moore is being treated in Utah, for an eating disorder and addiction issues. "She's on total lockdown and only talking to a small group of people," a source said. Read more...



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February 04, 2012

Somer Thompson's Killer Gets Plea Deal

The man who kidnapped 7-year-old Somer Thompson on her way home from school two years ago has avoided the death penalty by accepting a plea deal. Jarred Harrell was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole after agreeing to drop his right to appeal the sentence later. Somer's family members agreed to the plea deal, prosecutors said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:29 AM

Divers Resume Search for Ayla Reynolds

Divers from the Maine Warden Service and Maine State Police are back in the Kennebec River as they continue to investigate the disappearance of a toddler in Waterville. Maine Department of Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says divers searching for Ayla Reynolds wanted to go over the area that was searched on Jan. 11 for a second time. Read more...

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Phil Spector Settles Suit With Clarkson

A lawyer says the mother of the actress Phil Spector was convicted of killing has settled her wrongful death suit against the legendary music producer. Attorney John Taylor said the terms of Friday's settlement were confidential, but says his client, Donna Clarkson, is pleased and relieved the suit is over. Lana Clarkson was shot and killed in the foyer of Spector's Alhambra mansion nine years ago. Read more...

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Alabama Police Kill Fugitive Cop Killer

Authorities shot and killed an escaped inmate who stabbed one Mobile police officer to death and wounded a second after fleeing in a stolen police car. Cpl. Christopher Levy, spokesman for the Mobile Police Department, said Lawrence Wallace Jr., 24, was pronounced dead at the scene of a standoff several miles from the location where Officer Steven Green was stabbed. Lori Myles, spokeswoman for the Mobile County Sheriff's Office, said the incident began around 3:50 p.m. as Green transported Lawrence to Mobile County Metro Jail for booking on a robbery charge. Lawrence stabbed Green and then fled in the officer's patrol car. Read more...

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Radcliffe: I'm Drunk in Some 'Harry Potter' Scenes

Daniel Radcliffe admitted he was drunk while filming some scenes for the "Harry Potter" movies during a period in his life where he was drinking "nightly," the young star said in an interview. "I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem. People with problems like that are very adept at hiding it. It was bad. I don't want to go into details, but I drank a lot and it was daily -- I mean nightly," Radcliffe said. Read more...

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Griffin O'Neal Gets 16 Months in DUI Case

Griffin O'Neal, the son of actor Ryan O'Neal, was sentenced to 16 months in prison after pleading guilty to drunk driving and weapons possession in an auto accident last year that injured another driver. O'Neal, 47, a resident of northern San Diego County, had cocaine, marijuana, Xanax and amphetamines in his system when the accident occurred in August, according to court documents. He also had a handgun and shotgun in his possession. He was on probation at the time for a 2007 drunk driving conviction. Read more...


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February 03, 2012

Psychologist Believes Loughner's Still Incompetent

A federal judge says a psychologist believes the Tucson shooting rampage suspect is still incompetent to stand trial. U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns scheduled a hearing for Monday in San Diego on the status of the Jared Lee Loughner case. Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 charges stemming from the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting in Tucson that killed six people and injured 13 including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Read more...

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Pardoned Killer to Fight Mississippi Return

A convicted murderer who left Mississippi after being pardoned by former Gov. Haley Barbour seems poised to fight attempts to force him to return from Wyoming. Joseph Ozment's attorney, Robert Moxley, said that he will defend Ozment's freedom if he decides to try to stay in Wyoming. The 40-year-old is not a fugitive and no warrant has been issued for his arrest. Read more...

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Search Under Way for 13-Year-Old Missouri Girl

Missouri authorities are searching for a 13-year-old girl last seen on surveillance camera footage leaving a shopping center with an unidentified man. Police said a registered sex offender was also spotted leaving the shopping center behind the pair, but they said the offender -- whom they located shortly after -- is not a focus in the case. Taylor Dittmar is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen leaving the East Hills Shopping Center in St. Joseph, Mo., which sits right along the northern Kansas state line. Read more...

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Murder Suspect Arrested in Georgia

A New Ellenton fugitive who faces murder and weapons charges in connection with the death of an 18-year-old New Ellenton man in Aiken County was arrested in Pooler, Ga., officials said. Christopher Nathaniel Parker, 24, has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, said Aiken County Sheriff's Office Capt. Troy Elwell. "Authorities with the U.S. Marshals Office, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and authorities in Pooler, Ga., took Parker into custody without incident," Elwell said. Read more...

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Babysitter Sexually Assaults Young Girl

A Norristown man arrested last year for child porn is now facing new charges of sexual assault. Last year, Gary Romano, 56, was arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography. After further investigation, police found a picture on his computer of him touching a child, according to investigators. Police say Romano took the picture himself and was advertising himself online for Sitter City, a babysitting website. After being hired by a family, police say he molested the 2-year-old girl that he babysat. Read more...

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'Star Trek' Actor Brooks Charged With DUI

A lead actor on the "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" television series has been charged with driving under the influence in Connecticut. Avery Brooks is set to be arraigned in state court in Norwalk in connection with his arrest in Wilton, a wealthy suburb about 50 miles northeast of Manhattan. He played Capt. Benjamin Sisko on the 1990s "Star Trek" series and had the role of Hawk on "Spenser: For Hire" in the 1980s. Read more...

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Leslie Carter Suffered Apparent Overdose

Leslie Carter, the 25-year-old sister of Nick and Aaron Carter, suffered an apparent overdose and had been taking medication for depression, according to a police report. Leslie, who was an aspiring singer, died in upstate New York. An official cause of death is pending toxicology tests. Her stepmother, Ginger Carter, told authorities that Leslie had "a long history of mental illness" and seemed depressed the morning before she died, according to an incident report from the Chautauqua County sheriff. Read more...


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February 02, 2012

Arrest Made in 1983 Murder

A man is set to be arraigned in San Francisco Superior Court for allegedly killing another man in 1983. San Francisco District Attorney George Gasc—n announced this week that William Payne, 47, would be charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nikolaus Crumbley, a 41-year-old Texas resident. According to the DA's office, on November 16, 1983, Crumbley was found dead at the intersection of John Shelley Drive and Mansell Street in John McLaren Park. The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office ruled the death a homicide and the cause of death from ligature strangulation, the DA's staff said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:50 AM

Sirhan Sirhan Appeal Opposed

California's attorney general has recommended the denial of the latest appeal of assassin Sirhan Sirhan, saying that the man long-convicted in the murder of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy hasn't proved his innocence. Lawyers representing Sirhan filed an appeal late last year alleging a bullet was switched in evidence at his trial and that new forensic details exonerated him from the 1968 killing. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:49 AM

Judge Denies Custody to Josh Powell

A judge has ruled that the children of missing Utah mother Susan Powell must remain in the custody of her parents. The judge also says she won't consider returning the two boys to their father, Josh Powell, until he undergoes a psycho-sexual evaluation. The children have been living with her parents since Josh Powell's father Steven was arrested on child porn and voyeurism charges last fall. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:49 AM

Mississippi High Court Takes Ex-Gov Pardons

The Mississippi Supreme Court said Wednesday it will take up the legal challenge to the pardons ex-Gov. Haley Barbour gave out in his last days in office. State Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat, wants to invalidate dozens of the 198 pardons that Barbour, a Republican, handed out before his second four-year term ended Jan. 10. Ten of the people were still incarcerated when they received reprieves. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:48 AM

Coach Waives Bail in Fondling Case

A Ukrainian hockey coach charged with fondling a teen player in Philadelphia has waived his right to bail and will remain in custody. Ivan Pravilov is also accused of threatening a teen witness. He's been a mentor to several NHL and college players. A public defender didn't comment Wednesday on why Pravilov is no longer seeking bail. But the coach is wanted on an Interpol warrant for a 2007 assault in the Ukraine. Read more...

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Woman Accused of Killing Baby Says She Lied

A Springfield woman accused of killing her newborn son has taken the stand to testify that her pregnancy was a charade and she confessed to the crime to avoid exposing the lie. Angelica Swartout testified that she wore baggy fleece all summer long in 2010. She demonstrated from the witness stand how she pushed out her belly to fake a pregnancy that was bringing her attention from her family. Read more...

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Teen Overdosed on 'Date Rape' Drug

A 14-year-old Northern California girl who died during a sleepover party last summer overdosed on a chemical found in so-called "date rape" drugs, but it's unclear how she got the drug, authorities said. Takeimi Rao died in July from drinking a fatal dose of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid or GHB, which has become popular among young people at dance clubs and raves, Sonoma County Sheriff's Lt. Dennis O'Leary said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:47 AM

Child Star Taran Noah Smith Popped for DUI, Drugs

Former "Home Improvement" sitcom star Taran Noah Smith is all grown up -- but the ex-actor apparently still has some room for personal improvement when it comes to parallel parking and alleged drug use. Police in Burbank, Calif., arrested Smith, 27, in connection with driving under the influence and drug possession. Smith, who played the youngest son on the 1990s TV show "Home Improvement," had stopped his car at an odd angle in front of a fire hydrant, police told the Times. That aroused officers' suspicions, but an incriminating smell led to Smith's arrest. When officers approached Taran Noah Smith's car, it was stopped at a hydrant with its engine still running, the Times reports. Officers picked up on the familiar smell of marijuana. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:47 AM

Drugs May Have Played Role In Leslie Carter's Death

A little over a day ago, reality television personality and aspiring singer Leslie Carter was found unconscious by family members. Authorities rushed to the scene, but by the time they arrived, nothing could be done. The twenty-five year old was pronounced dead shortly thereafter, and her family released a statement asking for privacy. According to TMZ, Leslie had been battling a very serious prescription drug addiction for some time. Read more...


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February 01, 2012

Man Cleared of Murder Still in Prison

Attorneys for a 76-year-old Philadelphia man behind bars nearly two years after his acquittal on murder charges say his continued imprisonment is a violation of his Constitutional right to due process and a vindictive effort to have him die in prison. William Barnes shot and paralyzed police Officer Walter Barclay in 1966 but was charged with murder and jailed after Barclay died in August 2007. A jury exonerated Barnes in May 2010 but the case's lead prosecutor vowed to fight his release. His requests for parole have been repeatedly denied. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 07:40 AM

Deaths of Pastor's Wives Ruled Homicides

Authorities now say the deaths of both wives of a jailed Pennsylvania pastor were homicides. Former Reeders United Methodist Church pastor Arthur Schirmer is awaiting trial in the July 2008 killing of his second wife, Betty Jean. Authorities said that the 1999 death of Jewel Schirmer was also a homicide. Officials began looking into Jewel's death after Arthur Schirmer was charged with killing Betty Jean. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 07:40 AM

Inmate's Scheduled Execution Is Stayed

A superior court judge has stayed the execution of a man who had been scheduled to be executed for the 2001 killings of a woman and her 3-year-old daughter. Butts County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson said that the planned execution of Nicholas Cody Tate has been stayed until further order of the court. Tate had originally been scheduled to be put to death by injection at 7 p.m. for the murders of Chrissie Williams and her daughter Katelyn. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 07:39 AM

No Lower Bond for Missing Boy's Mom

A judge has denied a request to lower the bond for the mother of a South Carolina boy missing since Thanksgiving. Circuit Judge Casey Manning on Tuesday ordered that 22-year-old Zinah Jennings continue to be held in the Richland County jail on $150,000 bond. Jennings has been in jail since late December, when police say they arrested her for lying about the whereabouts of her son, Amir. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 07:38 AM

Man Charged With Death of Baby Sitter

Prosecutors charged a man with child abuse homicide in the overdose death of his teenage baby sitter in Utah. Weber County Attorney Dee Smith said Eric Millerberg also faces additional charges of having sex with a minor, obstructing justice, unlawful sex with a minor and desecration of a body. Millerberg's wife, Dea, has been charged with desecration of a body. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 07:38 AM

Apartment Raid Turns Up $7.5 Million in Pot

Cops raided a New York apartment building and found it had been turned into a pot farm. Acting on a tip, police broke down the door and discovered a staggering 600 marijuana-growing pots. They filled all of the top four floors of the five-story building. "It was like a pot farm in there," one law enforcement source said. "They were using enough electricity, grow lights and such to power an entire city block." http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/31/marijuana-worth-75m-found-over-four-floors-new-york-apartment-building/#ixzz1l6rrhZPS



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