May 31, 2012

Shooter Kills 5 in Seattle

For most of Wednesday, police didn't know whether the shootings at a north Seattle café and a carjacking murder five miles away were related. They only knew that a tall, white man with a trim, dark beard had entered a small coffee shop around 11 a.m. and shot five people, killing four. And they knew that half an hour later, someone had fatally shot a woman in the head and driven off with her black Mercedes SUV. Read more...

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Indiana Man Shoots 4, 1 Fatally

A gunman opened fire at an Indianapolis apartment complex Wednesday, fatally shooting a woman and wounding three other people before turning the gun on himself as officers confronted him, police said. The woman who died in the Villa Paree's leasing office was an employee of the apartment complex in the city's northeast side, Indianapolis police spokesman Officer Kendale Adams said. Two other women and a maintenance worker also were shot, though all three were in stable condition at local hospitals, police said. Read more...

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Judge Won't Delay Sandusky's Sex-Abuse Trial

A judge denied a request from former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky to delay the June 5 start of his child sex-abuse trial. Judge John Cleland, saying no trial date is perfect but that "some dates are better than others," said he would not give defense attorney Joe Amendola more time to prepare his defense. Cleland said starting jury selection on Tuesday would, on balance, protect Sandusky's right to a fair trial, the alleged victims' rights to their day in court, the state's obligation to prosecute promptly and the public's expectation of a swift proceeding. Read more...

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Death Row Inmate Found Hanging in Cell

California prison officials say a death row inmate convicted of killing a 13-year-old boy has committed suicide. The state Department of Corrections says 68-year-old James Lee Crummel was pronounced dead Sunday after being found hanging in his cell at San Quentin State Prison. Crummel had been on death row since being convicted in 2004 of kidnapping, molesting and killing James Wilfred Trotter. The boy disappeared on his way to school in Orange County in 1979. Read more...

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Police Arrest Suspect's Mother After Jail Break

Arkansas authorities have arrested a woman accused of helping two murder suspects escape jail by sneaking in hacksaw blades. Officials believe that Charlene Stewart, 55, of Texarkana, passed up to four hacksaw blades to her son, Quincy Vernard Stewart, 36, Chief Deputy Duke Schofield of the Miller County Sheriff's Department said. Schofield said Charlene Stewart was arrested and is in a Texarkana jail facing felony charges of furnishing prohibited articles and implements of escape. Read more...

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Peeping Tom Now Facing Child Porn Charges

The Aurora man charged with peering into girls' windows and entering homes in Aurora is now facing child pornography charges. Erik Paxton was charged in Kane County Court with possessing child pornography. Authorities said none of the images Paxton allegedly possessed are of children he had contact with at work or in his Aurora neighborhood. Last week, Paxton, 24, was charged with residential burglary, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct in connection with six different incidents. Read more...

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Drunk, Pregnant Mother Leaves Baby in Car

A drunk, pregnant woman was arrested in Houston after she left her 1-year-old child in her car while she tried to get a piercing. The unnamed woman, who is seven months pregnant, drove to a tattoo parlor in the north of the city and asked the artist how long it would take because her baby was waiting in the car, KTRK reported. Staff called police and kicked her out of the parlor and an employee followed her out, where she passed out with the front door of her car wide open. Read more...


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May 30, 2012

LAPD to Get Tex Watson Tapes

A bankruptcy court judge has agreed to turn over audio tapes of conversations between Manson Family member Charles 'Tex' Watson and his former attorney to the Los Angeles Police Department. The tape recordings are part of the estate of deceased attorney Bill Boyd whose law firm is in Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. The LAPD requested the tapes to determine if Watson may have discussed any unsolved murders during his conversations with Boyd. Read more...

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Whitey Bulger's Defense Wants More Time

The lead attorney for James "Whitey" Bulger pleaded Tuesday to delay the start of his trial, saying the stress of trying to prepare in time to defend the former Boston mobster in November has taken a toll on his health. J.W. Carney Jr. told U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler that it will be "impossible" for him to read hundreds of thousands of documents turned over by prosecutors by Nov. 5, the scheduled trial date. Read more...

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Suspect in Teen's Death Arrested in Oklahoma

A Washington state man wanted in connection with the death of his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend who was found in a burning home was arrested in Oklahoma City, authorities said. Jarod Lane, 19, was picked up by Oklahoma City police and Oklahoma state troopers after his abandoned vehicle was spotted on the shoulder of Interstate 35 about 18 miles north of Oklahoma City, and a television news crew reported seeing him on the road, said Betsy Randolph, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Read more...

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Missing Student Not Tied to Any Other Case

The disappearance of a Louisiana college student Michaela "Mickey" Shunick is not related to a similar case in Indiana or any others, Lafayette police said at a news conference where they unveiled new evidence. Shunick disappeared May 19. Her bicycle was found Sunday under water and with a damaged rear tire in Atchafalaya Basin, Cpl. Paul Mouton revealed State crime lab investigators are going over the bicycle for evidence but police believe a perpetrator who took Shunick climbed down an Interstate 10 bridge embankment and dumped it in the basin, Mouton said. Read more...

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Edwards Jury Gets Stern Lecture From Judge

The judge in John Edwards' mistress-and-money trial appeared to scold jurors today, slightly delaying a seventh day of deliberations. Following the long weekend jurors here returned to a closed-door meeting with the judge. It is unclear what jurors did that Judge Catherine Eagles felt compelled to hold a closed door session with them, the second such hearing since Friday. When the court reconvened, Eagles gave a longer than normal speech to the jurors, reminding them to carefully choose their words, and not to discuss the trial in small groups or outside the jury room. Read more...

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Dennis Rodman Sentenced in Family Court

Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman was sentenced in family court Tuesday to 104 hours of community service on four counts of contempt for failing to pay child support. Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson also placed Rodman on three years of informal probation. The sentence includes the condition that Rodman pay current child and spousal support obligations. Read more...

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UGA's Donte' Williams Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Georgia basketball player Donte' Williams was arrested at Lenox Square Mall this past weekend for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, Atlanta police confirmed. According to a preliminary police report, Atlanta police officers had just pulled into the Zone Two police station in the mall parking lot when a black Dodge Charger with the personalized license plate of "DWILLS15? drove by. Officer Sauderan reported smelling "an extremely strong odor of burning marijuana coming from this vehicle." After the Charger parked in a space "right next to an Atlanta Police patrol car," the officer approached the vehicle on foot to investigate. Read more...

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Amanda Bynes Denies DUI Story

Amanda Bynes says one of the stories about her ongoing car accident problems was completely false. TMZ first reported that Bynes was in another hit and run in April, but the "Easy A" actress has taken to Twitter to deny the story. "I can't help but laugh at all of you writing fake stories about me. I was not in any hit and runs," Bynes, 26, twittered. "I don't drink so the DUI is false." Read more...


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May 29, 2012

Tammi Smith Guilty in Baby Gabriel Case

An Arizona woman has been convicted of forgery and conspiracy to commit custodial interference in connection with the Baby Gabriel case. Tammi Smith, who wanted to adopt the child, can face up to 3.75 years each for her felony convictions. Elizabeth Johnson (pictured), the baby's mother, is being held without bond on kidnapping, child abuse and custodial interference charges stemming from the baby's December 2009 disappearance. Read more...

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Police Say Man Arrested in 4 Deaths

Authorities say they've arrested a man wanted in connection with the deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a wooded part of central West Virginia. State Police said that James Belknap was arrested Monday. State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous said he was found not far from the crime scene when he was arrested. Authorities said they believe the bodies found Saturday were those of a missing man, his girlfriend and his two young children. Read more...

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Killers Use Hacksaw to Escape From Jail

Two men who are facing murder charges have escaped from the Miller County Jail. Officials say the men used a hacksaw to cut bars on a window, then jumped from a second-floor window. They went under a 10-foot-high razor-wire fence to get free. Deputies are looking for 23-year-old Cortez Rashod Hooper and 36-year-old Quincy Vernard Stewart. Read more...

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Bicycle of Missing Louisiana College Student Found

Police have confirmed that an abandoned bicycle found under a highway bridge belongs to missing college student Mickey Shunick. Two fisherman reportedly spotted the bicycle in a remote, swampy area in Iberville Parish, about 25 miles from where Shunick was last seen on May 19. Several police agencies are now searching the area for clues and have dispatched search dogs under the bridge. Read more...

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Woman, Baby Survive After She Was Set on Fire

A pregnant Michigan woman and her unborn child miraculously survived a brutal attack where the mother was set on fire and then shot in the back, MyFoxDetroit reports. The 22-year-old woman, who was not named by police, was reportedly grabbed from behind by an unknown assailant. The attacker bound her hands and feet with duct tape, forced her into her car and drove her to Detroit. The attacker then stopped in a vacant lot, doused the woman with lighter fluid, and lit her on fire. She was also shot in the back. Read more...

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$2.6 Million in Cocaine Found in Woman's Luggage

Indonesian authorities say they have arrested five people after allegedly finding $2.6 million worth of cocaine in a British woman's luggage. Lindsay June Sandiford was found to have blocks of cocaine in her suitcase after she arrived in Bali on a Thai Airways flight, government officials said. She covered her face as she was escorted in front of the media. Sandiford -- who was described as a 55-year-old housewife by the British media -- has not made a public statement. Read more...


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May 28, 2012

Teen Charged in 2011 Triple Murder

Cook County prosecutors have charged a 19-year-old Chicago man in the 2011 slayings of three people outside a bakery in the Chatham neighborhood. Aaron Barnes was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of Chanda Thompson; her boyfriend, Shawn Russell; and their friend Cortez Champion, authorities said. He is being held on a no-bail arrest warrant. Read more...

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Patz Suspect Gave Detectives 'Intimate Details'

Pedro Hernandez provided detectives with "intimate details" about the murder of Etan Patz that only the killer could have known, sources said. NYPD detectives believe these key clues, kept secret for 33 years, are proof that the former SoHo bodega stockboy charged in the infamous abduction knew too much to not be involved. Sources said investigators were stunned to learn that Hernandez, 51, had this inside information, which cops never disclosed to the public despite intense public scrutiny and three decades of frustration in trying to unravel what happened to the six-year-old in 1979. Read more...

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Brothers Sentenced to Death in Separate States

Rodney Berget lives in a single cell on South Dakota's death row, rarely leaving the tiny room where he awaits execution for bludgeoning a prison guard to death with a pipe during an attempted escape. For Berget's immediate family, his fate is somewhat familiar. He is the second member of the clan to be sentenced to death. His older brother was convicted in 1987 of killing a man for his car. Roger Berget spent 13 years on Oklahoma's death row until his execution in 2000 at age 39. Read more...

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Man Arrested in Walmart Sex Assault

A man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a child inside a Walmart store in Oxnard. A child told officers that he had been in the electronics area of the store when a Hispanic male adult approached him and sexually assaulted him. The incident was captured on the store's surveillance cameras. The break in the case came when an alert Walmart employee spotted the suspect in the store that he had seen in the surveillance video. Read more...

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Johnny Tapia Found Dead in Home

Johnny Tapia, the five-time boxing champion whose turbulent career was marked by cocaine addiction, alcohol, depression and run-ins with the law, was found dead at his Albuquerque home. He was 45. Authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, spokesman Robert Gibbs said. The death didn't appear to be suspicious, he said. Read more...

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Lions' Nick Fairley Arrested for DUI

Nick Fairley is in trouble again. This time, for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and attempting to elude police. Fairley, the Detroit Lions' first-round pick a year ago, was arrested for the second time since the beginning of April by Alabama State Troopers. Fairley was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana last month, also in Mobile, and is awaiting a July arraignment on that charge. Read more...


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May 26, 2012

Accused Barista Killer Tries to Escape Court

A thump and then a chorus of screams are heard in an audio recording of an attempted escape from court by a man accused of kidnapping and killing an Alaska barista. Israel Keyes was quickly subdued with a stun gun in the federal courtroom in Anchorage after he somehow broke his leg irons Wednesday. But for a few moments, people can be heard screaming and shouting, "Get him!" One woman shouted, "Kill him!" Read more...

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Man Charged With Etan Patz Murder

On the 33rd anniversary of 6-year-old Etan Patz disappearance from a New York City neighborhood, prosecutors charged a former convenience store clerk with 2nd-degree murder in the boy's murder. Etan vanished in the two blocks between his Manhattan home and his school bus stop on May 25, 1979, prompting an intense, months long search and launching a national movement to find missing children. His photograph was among the first to appear on milk cartons. Read more...

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Edwards Juror Issue Arises

The judge in the John Edwards trial abruptly closed the courtroom to talk to attorneys about an issue with a juror and sent the panel home after six days of deliberations with a stern warning not to talk about the case. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles did not indicate what the problem was after meeting with prosecutors and defense lawyers for about 35 minutes, but when she reopened the courtroom, she admonished the jury before dismissing them until Tuesday. Read more...

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Former Top Football Prospect Exonerated

First he cried. Then Brian Banks — exonerated of a rape conviction that cost him five years in prison — walked outside the courthouse and seized the moment of freedom he had dreamed of for so long. "This is the first step in reinventing my life," he said after a judge issued his ruling Thursday, promising to pursue the interrupted dream of playing pro football. It was the plan he left outside a prison door when he pleaded no contest to a childhood friend's false accusation of rape in 2002, a claim she has now recanted. Read more...

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Inmates Released Due to Cutbacks

Seventy inmates were released from a Las Vegas jail – but not because their sentences were up – but because dozens of workers called in sick. The release of the non-violent offenders comes just a day after city officials confirmed they were downsizing the jail due to the budget crisis in North Las Vegas, putting the correctional officers' jobs in jeopardy. Read more...

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Mom Charged With Killing Toddler Twins

A woman was charged with killing her 18-month-old twins, named Adam and Eve, in the family home. Police said she also attempted suicide by cutting her wrists. Stacey Smalls, 41, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, police said. Investigators believe one twin was strangled and the other was drowned. Authorities are awaiting autopsy results for the official causes of death. Read more...

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Bus Driver Taking Kids to Disneyland Arrested

An alert police officer who boarded a bus full of recent Utah high school graduates headed to Disneyland averted what could have been a deadly road trip after arresting the driver for suspicion of being under the influence of drugs, authorities said. About 100 students from Canyon View High School in southern Utah had just graduated Thursday night and boarded the charter bus for their senior trip, Adams said. Read more...

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Porn Star Arrested After Car Crash

Former adult film star Jenna Jameson was arrested on misdemeanor suspicion of driving under the influence. The 38-year-old porn legend allegedly ran her car into a light pole in Westminster, Calif., the Associated Press reports. The single car accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Jameson appeared to show signs of intoxication, according to sources. Police officers reportedly administered a field sobriety test. After presumably determining she was under the influence, they then took the iconic porn queen into custody for suspected DUI. Read more...




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May 25, 2012

Arrest Made in Etan Patz Case

New York Police Department investigators have arrested a New Jersey man in connection with the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy who became the first missing child ever pictured on a milk carton. Pedro Hernadez has been charged for the murder of Etan Patz from a city street in 1979. Police said Hernadez confessed to strangling the boy and putting his body in the trash. Read more...

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New Evidence Possible in Manson Murders?

Eight hours of audio never before heard by law enforcement has been requested by the Los Angeles Police Department, and it could link followers of the Manson Family to unsolved murders. In a letter dated March 19, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck requested "eight hours or so" of audio recordings between attorney Bill Boyd and his then-client Charles "Tex" Watson, according to a U.S. bankruptcy filing. Read more...

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Sierra LaMar Suspect Charged With Murder

Jeanine Harms, Nancy Jo Crew, Young Kim, Blair Miller-Carlotto -- and now, missing Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar. The 15-year-old, whose disappearance has made national headlines, joined a short list of people who have vanished and are presumed dead in Santa Clara County -- and whose suspected killers were charged with murder, even though the victims' bodies were never found. Such cases are rare -- prosecutors here could remember only about six in the past three decades, most of which they won. Read more...

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Zimmerman, Prosecutors Want Evidence Private

Both sides in the Trayvon Martin murder case want some evidence kept private until trial. Prosecutors and George Zimmerman's attorneys in motions asked a judge to keep statements Zimmerman gave detectives and the names and addresses of witnesses from being publicly released. Both items normally would be part of the public record under Florida law. Read more...

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'Most Wanted' Fugitive Arrested in Toronto

A man wanted by the FBI and featured on the TV show "America's Most Wanted" has been caught in Toronto. Toronto police say the fugitive squad arrested Kujtim (Timmy) Lika through a joint investigation between city police and the Canada Border Services Agency. Police say the 47-year-old Lika is wanted for alleged offences related to organized crime and conspiracy to distribute narcotics. Read more...

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Former Prosecutor Arrested on Drug Charges

A former Fulton County prosecutor turned high-profile defense attorney was charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine and ecstasy, Atlanta police said in a statement. Rand Csehy, a former assistant district attorney who participated in the prosecution of Fulton County courthouse shooter Brian Nichols, was arrested during a law enforcement sting, according to the APD. Csehy, 40, also was charged with with two counts of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony and cocaine possession. Read more...




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May 24, 2012

Suspect Linked by DNA to Sierra LaMar

Police are intensifying their search for a Northern California teen missing for more than two months after arresting a man on suspicion of her murder and kidnapping. Antolin Garcia-Torres was arrested on suspicion of Sierra's kidnapping and murder Monday, after authorities said her DNA was found in his red Volkswagen Jetta and his DNA was found inside her bag. Read more...

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Man to Plead in Dittmeyer Case

The New Hampshire attorney general says one of three defendants in the disappearance and death of a Maine mother whose body was found in a ski area pond last year will plead guilty. Attorney General Michael Delaney says Ossipee resident Anthony Papile will enter a plea and be sentenced Thursday. Papile is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Portland, Maine, resident Krista Dittmeyer, whose car was found idling in a ski area parking lot in April 2011 with her 14-month-old child unharmed inside. Read more...

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6 Arrested for Torturing Roommate

Six people in Utah who allegedly tortured their roommate for hours -- including stapling his lips together and drilling him with a power tool -- have been arrested. Jennifer Moses, 30, Lee Carl Moses, 26, David Masters, 55, Paula Masters, 43, Brandon Haggard, 20, and Tracy Jordan, 45, allegedly kidnapped Thomas Chapman, 41. According to police, the six -- who all live in the same house in Magna, west of Salt Lake City -- took Chapman at gunpoint to the basement and handcuffed him, bound his feet with tape and tortured him. Read more...

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Illegal Immigrants Arrested in Phony UPS Van

It was a special delivery indeed — 13 suspected illegal immigrants from Mexico stuffed in a phony UPS van. The U.S. Border Patrol said that agents stopped the van as the driver tried to circumvent a highway checkpoint near Niland, about 150 miles east of San Diego in California's Imperial Valley, near the Mexican border. The van looked like a legitimate United Parcel Service delivery vehicle, except the company decal on the back door was slightly crooked. Read more...

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Bride Who Faked Cancer Sentenced to Time Served

An upstate New York woman who faked having cancer so donors would pay for her wedding and Caribbean honeymoon was sentenced to the nearly two months she has already served in jail for duping individuals and businesses out of more than $13,000. Jessica Vega, who apologized in court for the scam, was expected to be released later in the day from the county jail where she has been held since April 25. A prosecutor said she has paid back more than $13,368, with nine victims getting checks ranging from $500 to $3,700. Read more...

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Girlfriend's Texts Blamed for Crash

A New Jersey woman who texted her boyfriend right before he got into a car crash could be held liable, as a judge prepares to rule whether to allow her to be named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a couple injured in the crash. David and Linda Kubert of Dover each lost a leg when Kyle Best, 18 at the time, hit their motorcycle head-on with his pickup truck in 2009 in Montville. The Kuberts' lawyer added Best's girlfriend, Shannon Colonna, to the their existing civil lawsuit against Best, accusing her of contributing to her boyfriend's negligence in the accident, despite not being with him in the car. Read more...

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Sean O'Neill Pleads Guilty to DUI

Sean Owen O'Neill Jr., 23, of Glen Mills, who as a teenager shot and killed his best friend during drunken horseplay at his family's Willistown home, was in front of a judge to enter a guilty plea to charges of driving under the influence and two summary traffic violations stemming from a Thanksgiving morning crash into a home on Westtown Road. Now O'Neill is awaiting a formal sentencing date, at which Seide said her office would seek the maximum term allowable by law, six months in county prison, for the DUI. Read more...




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May 23, 2012

'Flint Slasher' Convicted of Murder

A man suspected in a series of fatal stabbings in the Flint, Michigan area has been found guilty of first-degree murder in one of those fatal stabbings. Elias Abuelazam was convicted of the August 2010 murder of Arnold Minor in the first of the cases to go to trial. Under Michigan law, Abuelazam faces life in prison without parole. Read more...

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Competency Hearing Requested for Jared Loughner

Attorneys asked a U.S. judge to order a competency hearing for Jared Loughner, accused of killing six people and wounding 13 others including former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in a Tucson shooting rampage last year. Prosecutors and defense attorneys, in a joint filing, asked U.S. District Judge Larry Burns to set the status briefing for June 27, nearly three weeks after Loughner's confinement at a federal prison hospital in Missouri is set to expire on June 7. They also requested Loughner, who would not be present at the hearing, remain in custody in the meantime. Read more...

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4 Witnesses Change Stories in Trayvon Case

At least four key witnesses have changed their stories about what they saw the night George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel reported. The report comes after state prosecutors released about half the evidence they have in their second-degree murder case against Zimmerman. The witnesses, known publicly only by numbers, first talked to Sanford police and later to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and state prosecutors. Read more...

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Murder Conviction Overturned After 32 Years

A man who spent decades in jail after he was wrongfully convicted of killing a Washington, D.C., cab driver has spoken for the first time about how it ruined his life. Santae Tribble was jailed in 1980 for the murder of John McCormick after an FBI agent testified a hair found inside a stocking mask matched Tribble's. Read more...

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Infamous 'Mountain Man' Turns Himself In

Police arrested notorious "mountain man" Don Nichols on drug charges following a months-long search that came nearly three decades after he and his father kidnapped a world-class athlete. Nichols was taken into custody after phoning the U.S. Marshals Service and saying he would be in the Walmart parking lot in Butte between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff John Walsh said. Nichols showed up as promised in a 1982 red Honda Prelude with Bozeman license plates and was arrested without incident, Walsh said. Read more...




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May 22, 2012

Grandmother Shot Grandson 8 Times

Jonathon Hoffman frantically told a 911 dispatcher he had been shot in the chest by his grandmother and was going to die, a police detective testified. By the time officers arrived at the family's upscale condo in a Detroit suburb, at least four more shots from a .40-caliber handgun had been pumped into the 17-year-old high school senior. A West Bloomfield Township detective told a judge during an arraignment for 74-year-old Sandra Layne that eight entry and exit wounds were found in Hoffman's body after the shooting. Read more...

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Dharun Ravi Sentenced to 30 Days in Webcam Case

Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student convicted in a webcam spying incident that preceded his gay roommate Tyler Clementi's suicide, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. Prosecutors and lawyers for Ravi, 20, plan to appeal the sentence. Until then, Ravi remains free. A jury in March convicted Ravi of 15 criminal counts including invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, and witness and evidence tampering. Read more...

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Study: 2,000 Convicted Then Exonerated

More than 2,000 people who were falsely convicted of serious crimes have been exonerated in the United States in the past 23 years, according to a new archive compiled at two universities. There is no official record-keeping system for exonerations of convicted criminals in the country, so academics set one up. The new national registry, or database, painstakingly assembled by the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law, is the most complete list of exonerations ever compiled. Read more...

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Man Who Dressed as Dead Mom Sentenced

A man who dressed up as his mother in a bizarre real estate fraud that involved doctoring her death certificate and cashing her Social Security checks for six years after she died was sentenced to more than 13 years behind bars. Thomas Parkin was convicted May 3 on charges including grand larceny and mortgage fraud. He was sentenced Monday to 13 2/3 to 41 years in prison. Prosecutors said the scheme lasted six years and involved Parkin wearing a blond wig, dress and oversized sunglasses. Read more...

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Man Arrested in Theft of Hank Jr. Guitar

Authorities say an Alabama man has been charged in the theft of a $15,000 guitar that belonged to Hank Williams Jr. Adam Dale Broach, of Notasulga, was arrested by the Pike County's Sheriff's Office. Broach is charged with first-degree theft of property. An arrest report says the custom-made 1968 Les Paul guitar disappeared from Williams' cabin in the area in July 2010 and then was recovered later that month when it was given to Wayne Mills of the Wayne Mills Band as a gift during a concert in Sheffield. Read more...

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Airline Exec Guilty in Child Porn Case

Jurors convicted the founder of a Texas cargo airline on child pornography charges, siding with prosecutors who said he had explicit online chats with undercover officers posing as young teenage girls and collected numerous illegal images. Robert L. Hedrick, who founded Pan American Airways, was found guilty of distribution and possession of child pornography, transfer of obscene materials to a minor, and attempted sexual exploitation of children. He spoke quietly with his lawyers after the verdict was read, but otherwise showed no reaction. Read more...

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Fighter Nick Diaz Suspended for One Year

After months of legal wrangling and precedents being filed, the Nevada State Athletic Commission finally ruled on Nick Diaz's positive marijuana test and they dropped the hammer on the Stockton, Calif., fighter. Following a three-hour-plus hearing in which Diaz spoke to the commission at length about everything including his history with marijuana use, his medical marijuana card in California, his previous positive test from 2007, and his questionnaire filled out prior to his fight at UFC 143, the commission handed down similar punishment to that of other athletes who have tested positive multiple times in the state. Read more...

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Brooke Mueller Avoids Jail in Cocaine Case

Actor Charlie Sheen's former wife has received a deferred judgment in a drug case in Aspen, Colo., meaning her record will be cleared if she lives up to terms of a one-year probation. Brooke Mueller pleaded guilty in March to felony drug possession of four grams or less of cocaine. The charge stemmed from her arrest Dec. 3 after another woman reported being assaulted at a nightclub. Mueller's spokesman confirms that terms of a sentence handed down Monday bar Mueller from drinking alcohol while she is on probation. She also must submit to random urine tests. Read more...




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May 21, 2012

One Dead in Mississippi Prison Riot

An ongoing prison riot in Mississippi has left one guard dead and five injured, authorities say. The "inmate disturbance" began at 2:40pm at the Adams County Correctional Facility – a 2,567 low-security prison in Natchez, Miss. Sheriff Chuck Mayfield told the newspaper that the riot was linked to a power struggle among hierarchies within the inmate ranks. Read more...

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3 Charged In Marvin Winans Carjacking

A Michigan prosecutor has charged three young men in the assault and carjacking of popular Detroit pastor and gospel singing icon Marvin Winans. The office of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says 20-year-old Detroit residents Phillip Givens and Christopher Moorehead and 18-year-old Brian K. Young of Macomb County's Clinton Township are charged with carjacking, unarmed robbery and conspiracy. The charges carry up to life in prison. Read more...

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Woman Charged in Bizarre Stabbing

A Cleveland woman was charged with murder in the stabbing death of her best friend, who tried to drive away afterward and fatally struck the accused woman's 2-year-old daughter, police said. The two women were sitting in a running parked car when they got into an argument, police said. Kimberly Black left the vehicle, went into her house, returned with a knife and stabbed Sharice Swain in the face and neck, said Sgt. Sammy Morris, a police spokesman. The wounded Swain then stepped on the gas pedal and hit Black's two young children, who were standing near the car. Two-year-old Kimshia Ruffin was killed. Read more...

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UFC Star Jones Charged After Car Crash

UFC star Jon Jones was charged with DWI after the car he was driving struck a utility pole, police said. In a statement, police said they dispatched units at 5:02 a.m. for a one-car accident. Jones' 2012 Bentley struck a pole, according to the statement. Jones was released to family members and was issued a ticket to appear at a later date, police said. Read more...

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Nick Stahl Checks Into Rehab

A few days ago, LAPD confirmed that 32-year-old Nick Stahl, best known for playing John Connor in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," was missing. His wife said that she last saw him on May 9th, adding that he had been frequenting the Skid Row are of Downtown Los Angeles and that he has a drug problem. Then came word that Stahl emailed friends and apologized for scaring them. He added that he has been getting treatment. Stahl's wife was not on the email and LAPD did not consider this a confirmation that the actor is safe. Read more...




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May 19, 2012

Mississippi Shooter Not Fake Cop

Police said they have arrested a suspect in two fatal highway shootings in Mississippi that prompted warnings a fake officer might be pulling over victims. Authorities said the fears of an impostor turned out to be unfounded. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain told The Associated Press that the suspect, James D. Willie, 28, had not been posing as a police officer in the shootings. Read more...

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Flint Slasher Trial Testimony Ends

The prosecution wrapped up rebuttal testimony Friday afternoon in the murder trial for accused serial stabber Elias Abuelazam. Abuelazam is charged with murder in the August 2010 stabbing death of Arnold Minor in Flint. Psychologist Dr. Thomas Brewer testified that Abuelazam knowingly stabbed his victims. "There's not a sense of empathy for the victim. 'A person died, they didn't die, but I felt better'," Dr. Brewer testified, while paraphrasing what Abuelazam told him during a psychological evaluation. Read more...

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2 Arrested in Killings of Chinese Students

Police arrested two young men in the shootings deaths of two graduate students from China last month near the University of Southern California, an attack that stunned a school that has more international students than any other U.S. university. Javier Bolden, 19, and Bryan Barnes, 20, were arrested on suspicion of killing the two during an apparent robbery attempt, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:32 PM

Dershowitz: Drop Zimmerman's Murder Charge

A medical report by George Zimmerman's doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:32 PM

Arrest Made in 1981 LA Shooting Death

More than three decades after Charles McGhee was fatally shot in a vacant lot, an arrest has been made in the 36-year-old man's 1981 New Year's Day death, police said. Abraham Tovar, now 73, of Alhambra, was arrested Wednesday morning on an outstanding felony homicide warrant in connection with the killing, which happened shortly before midnight on Jan. 1, 1981, in the 2300 block of South Central Avenue. Read more...

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Maritime Cadet Charged in Drunken Crowd Crash

A 21-year-old Mass. Maritime cadet is facing drunken driving charges after police and school officials say he drove his car into a crowd of people, hitting one fellow student before backing into two other people and then fleeing the scene. Max Yerger — identified by school president Admiral Richard Gurnon as a junior at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy — is accused of being drunk when police say he hit and injured three people in an early morning crash near the school, including a 32-year-old woman who was flown to Tufts Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injures and two fellow 21-year-old cadets. Read more...

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Mark Ditka's Breath Test Tossed by Judge

A Lake County judge threw out the results of a portable breath test administered during the September DUI arrest of Mark Ditka, 49. Judge Helen Rozenberg said she was concerned that Ditka's use of citrus-flavored tobacco immediately before the test could have tainted the result, which pegged his blood-alcohol content at 0.16, twice the legal limit. The ruling won't torpedo the case against Ditka, who remains charged with drunken driving. The Deerfield officer who administered the test still had probable cause to arrest Ditka, prosecutors said, because the suspect allegedly smelled like alcohol, slurred his words and failed field sobriety tests. Read more...


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May 18, 2012

Drew Peterson Trial Set for July

When the trial of a former Illinois policeman for the death of his third wife begins at the end of July, prosecutors will not be able to mention that his fourth wife may also be dead. After three years of court battles, the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of Kathleen Slavio is scheduled to begin July 23. Former Bolingbrook police sergeant Peterson is also suspected, but not charged, in the death of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. Read more...

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'Evil Spirits' Drove the Flint Slasher

Accused serial stabber Elias Abuelazam told a state psychologist that he felt possessed and had to attack people to get "soul-sucking demons" out of him, according to testimony. Both the defense and prosecution presented their experts to say whether Abuelazam was criminally responsible for the attacks. The prosecution expert said Abuelazam was, while the defense expert said he was not. Read more...

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Trayvon Martin Shooting 'Ultimately Avoidable'

Prosecutors made public a trove of evidence used to justify murder charges against Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman, including a police report that concluded "the encounter between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin was ultimately avoidable by Zimmerman." An initial review of the evidence, which was provided to Zimmerman's attorney early this week, uncovers documentation that will be helpful to both prosecutors and the defense. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 07:57 AM

$2.3 Million Armored Guard Theif Wants Free Lawyer

An armored car guard accused of killing his partner and making off with more than $2 million returned to Pennsylvania to face charges after his arrest last month in Florida. Kenneth Konias Jr., 22, appeared before a federal judge in Pittsburgh and asked for a public defender. He didn't enter a plea. Konias simply answered "yes" to questions from Judge Lisa P. Lenihan, who granted his request for a court-appointed attorney. Read more...

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Search Continues for Killer Groom

Police and FBI officials were poring over more than 100 tips as they hunted for a man accused of stabbing his new wife to death and leaving her body in her bathtub, still clad in the silver sequined cocktail dress she wore to celebrate their wedding. More than 30 law enforcement agencies had joined federal agents in the manhunt for Arnoldo Jimenez, who secretly married Estrella Carrera on Friday night at Chicago City Hall and allegedly killed her just hours later. Police would not say in which states they were looking for him, but that it was "all over the country." Read more...

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Condemned Killer Needs Hip Surgery

A condemned killer's fight to receive surgery for agonizing hip pain pushed Kentucky officials into an uncomfortable debate over security, politics and even the possibility of inviting scorn from Fox News pundits. Emails and memos obtained by The Associated Press show corrections officials struggling for a year to reconcile their duty to provide medical care with the political ramifications of spending tens of thousands of dollars for surgery on a man they plan to execute. Read more...

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Marijuana Use Grows, Cocaine Falls Among Arrestees

Cocaine use is down but marijuana use continues to grow among men arrested in 10 U.S. cities, according to a federal drug-monitoring program's annual report. Marijuana was the most commonly used illegal substance, the 2011 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Annual Report (ADAM II) says. In Sacramento, Minneapolis, Chicago and Charlotte, N.C., 50 percent or more of arrestees tested positive, not significantly different from 2010, but continuing an upward trend from 2000, it said. Sacramento saw the highest use at 56 percent, and highest growth, up from 46 percent since 2009. Read more...

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Notorious 1980s Drug Dealer Busted

A notorious drug dealer who got his start during the crack epidemic of the 1980s and was so good at hiding his whereabouts that he was known as "the ghost" has been arrested along with dozens of others on new charges, police and prosecutors said. James Corley, 51, was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and other drug charges after a 15-month undercover investigation that used wiretaps and surveillance, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Read more...


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May 17, 2012

Steven Powell Convicted of Voyeurism

A 67-year-old Washington man has been found guilty of voyeurism in a case that was prompted by evidence found during an investigation into the 2009 disappearance of his daughter-in-law, Susan Powell. Steven Powell was convicted of 14 counts of voyeurism stemming from photographs he took of two little girls who were his next door neighbors. Susan Powell has not been seen since she disappeared from her Utah home in December 2009. Read more...

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Police Hunt for Groom of Slain Bride

Burbank, Ill., police are on the hunt for the husband of a newlywed woman found stabbed to death in her bathtub over the weekend. Arnoldo Jimenez, 30, and Estrella Carrera, 26, were married on Friday, just two days before Carerra's body was found by authorities during a search prompted by worried family members. Jimenez hasn't been seen since, officials said. A Cook County judge issued a warrant for his arrest. Read more...

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Closing Arguments to Begin in Edwards Trial

Closing arguments are set for Thursday in the corruption trial of John Edwards, after his defense team rested its case without calling the former Democratic presidential candidate's ex-mistress to testify. Attorneys for Edwards also chose not to call his eldest daughter, Cate, and prosecution star witness Andrew Young, a former Edwards campaign aide, before wrapping up their case. The government alleges Edwards "knowingly and willingly" accepted large amounts of money from wealthy campaign donors Fred Baron and Rachel Melon to hide former mistress Rielle Hunter and her pregnancy in an effort to remain a viable candidate in his 2008 presidential campaign. Read more...

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LAPD Detective Arrested in Death of Wife

A retired LAPD homicide detective was arrested this week in the fatal beating of his wife in Hawaii six years ago. He had been a suspect since her death. Dan DeJarnette, 59, was taken into custody without incident Monday night at his home on the Big Island in connection with the slaying of his wife, Yu Dejarnette. He appeared in a Hawaii courtroom to face formal charges. He said at the time of her November 2006 death that he had awakened and found her lying on a lava embankment about 20 feet from the couple's home in Ka'u on the southern end of the island. Read more...

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Pastor Marvin Winans Assaulted, Carjacked

Popular Detroit pastor and gospel singer Marvin Winans has been assaulted and carjacked at a gas station on the city's west side. Detroit police say the suspects fled in Winans' SUV after taking an unknown amount of money. The 54-year-old minister said four or five young men followed him from inside the gas station and attacked him while he pumped gas into his vehicle. Read more...

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Mary Kennedy Found Dead in New York

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife, Mary Kennedy, who had fought drug and alcohol problems, was found dead in her home. Attorney Kerry Lawrence, who had represented her in a drunken-driving case, said he didn't know the cause of her death at age 52. Police confirmed a body was found on Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s property in Bedford, north of New York City. Mary Kennedy had had trouble with drugs and alcohol and had two high-profile arrests around the time her husband filed for divorce in July 2010. Read more...


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May 16, 2012

Dougherty Gang Plead Not Guilty in Georgia

The three siblings accused of committing a cross-country crime spree that started in Florida and ended with a shootout in Colorado were hauled in to court in Georgia to face charges of robbing a bank for cash that helped fuel their escape. The three, 21-year-old Ryan Edward Dougherty, 26-year-old Dylan Stanley-Dougherty and 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty, pleaded not guilty to bursting into a Valdosta, Ga., bank and stealing $5,168 to fund their mayhem. Read more...

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Mother Kills 4 Children, Then Herself

A Florida mother killed her four children and then shot herself as Brevard County, Fla., deputies closed in on her Port St. John home, authorities said. Deputies said the mother, identified as Tonya Thomas, 33, sent a warning text message to a friend before the shootings, but the friend didn't see the text until later. Three of the children, at least one already wounded, fled to the home of a neighbor who had been awakened by gunfire, but Thomas immediately called the children back and killed them, sheriff's spokesman Tom Goodyear said. Read more...

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Doc: Zimmerman Had Broken Nose, Black Eye

A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a "closed fracture" of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:19 AM

Arizona Girl, 6, Was Abducted, Police Say

Tucson police are saying for the first time that a 6-year-old girl who vanished from her home last month was abducted. Investigators had previously characterized Isabel Mercedes Celis' disappearance as a "suspicious disappearance/possible abduction." Police spokeswoman Maria Hawke says it was an abduction after investigators determined the girl didn't leave her home alone and after they reviewed the evidence. She declined to comment further. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:18 AM

Trial Set for Man Charged in Teen's Death

An Arkansas man accused of killing a 16-year-old girl he met online is slated to go on trial this summer after authorities found her body in a blue, plastic barrel. During a brief hearing, court clerks say Lloyd Jones' trial is scheduled for the week of July 16. Jones has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Angela Allen's death this February. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:17 AM

Ex-Wife Charged in Boat-Landing Murder

A 30-year-old woman has been charged with her ex-husband's murder after investigators say she shot him to death at the Binion Creek Boat Landing on Lake Tuscaloosa. Tracey Grissom is charged with murder in the death of Hunter Daniel Grissom, age 27. Deputies with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office responded to the boat landing after Tracey Grissom called 911 to report that she had just shot her ex-husband. Read more...

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Colorado House Passes Bill on Marijuana DUIs

A bill setting a blood standard for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, has cleared the Colorado House and is pending in the Senate. Marijuana activists are fighting the proposal that passed the House Tuesday because they say blood THC tests are an unfair gauge of impairment. Sponsors of the bill say more drivers are using marijuana and the state needs a marijuana analogy to the accepted blood-alcohol limit. Read more...

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James Koenig Arrested on Assault, DUI Charges

James Koenig, the father of slain barista Samantha Koenig, was arrested early Tuesday morning on charges including assault and DUI after he allegedly left an Anchorage strip club and drove drunk, threatening an employee who tried to stop him. APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker says Koenig faces charges of third-degree assault -- a felony -- as well as fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, DUI and refusal to take a breath test. Read more...


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May 15, 2012

Van der Sloot to Fight Extradition

After a Peruvian judge approved provisional detention for convicted killer Joran Van der Sloot, the main suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway announced his plans to fight extradition to the United States. Van der Sloot faces extortion and wire fraud charges in the U.S. in connection with the Holloway case. Van der Sloot has been indicted in the U.S. for taking $25,000 from Beth Holloway in exchange for telling her where she could find Natalee, which he never did. Read more...

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Gunman in 2 Killings May Be Police Imposter

Mississippi authorities on Monday urged motorists to be alert in the wake of two shooting deaths along the state's highways that they believe may have been committed by someone impersonating a police officer. "There are some similarities between the two incidents, mainly the fact they happened alongside a Mississippi highway," Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Director Lt. Col. Larry Waggoner said in a press release. "The concern is that someone is posing as a law enforcement officer and that is how these vehicles end up on the side of the road." Read more...

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Still Wearing Wedding Dress, Woman Stabbed

When police showed up to Estrella Carrera's apartment outside Chicago on Sunday, they found her dead in a dry bathtub. She had been stabbed multiple times, and she was still wearing her wedding dress. Carrera hadn't told many people that she was getting married, the Chicago Tribune reported, and the news seemed to surprise her neighbors as well, who had never seen her with another man. She was a Spanish interpreter for a social welfare agency and apparently lived alone with her daughter and son, ages 9 and 2. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:59 AM

Mom Helped Daugther, 13, 'Sext' Her Boyfriend

Would you want your mom to help you sext? Probably not. And even if you did, it's doubtful that your mom would even give you sexting help, right? Right. Which is why this story is so disturbing. A 35-year-old Utah woman has been arrested for helping her 13-year-old daughter take nude photos with her cell phone. She allegedly did this knowing that the photos were to be sent to her daughter's older boyfriend. That boyfriend is 30-years-old and lives in Oregon. Read more...

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Teen Arrested After Homework Left at Crime Scene

An 18-year-old Utah man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after police say he left his homework at the crime scene. Police in Orem say they tracked a USB drive found at the burglarized home to Dallas Naljahih. They say the computer hard drive contained his homework and was in a backpack abandoned in the backyard. A 75-year-old man and his wife reported their home had been burglarized. The husband says he was woken up by a light in his office, and found a man who was looking through a desk. Read more...

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Prosecuting for Spice DUI Proves Difficult

Prosecuting drivers under the influence of synthetic cannabinoid products, or spice, is proving a challenge because changes in the drug are outpacing the crime lab's ability to test for it. Spice is a chemical drug that is constantly evolving. Every time one version becomes illegal, producers alter it slightly, making it legal again. The changes make testing for the drug moot. Read more...


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May 14, 2012

Two Charged in Burned Bodies Case

Authorities say two men have been charged with first-degree murder in the killings of two teenagers whose bodies were found engulfed in flames along a central Florida trail. Reports said 30-year-old Jesse Brandon Davis and 31-year-old Hector Manuel Rodriguez also have been charged with kidnapping in the deaths of 16-year-old Nicholas Presha and 18-year-old Jeremy Stewart in April. Read more...

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Rescued Girl: 'Now We Can Go Home'

Days of grueling searches for two young girls and the kidnapper who killed their mother and sister led to the kind of terrain that favors the hunted — high hardwoods and deep ravines near a red-brick church perched on a hill. Specially trained officers had come up empty-handed for days but were following another lead after Adam Mayes was put on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List. Dozens of tips turned up nothing. This latest lead officers to the woods near Zion Hill Baptist Church, just a couple of miles from Mayes' rented mobile home in Guntown, where 31-year-old Jo Ann Bain and her 14-year-old daughter, Adrienne, had been buried in a shallow grave. Read more...

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Police Seek Motorcycle Club Killer

Police are looking for the gunman who fatally shot a San Diego motorcycle club leader outside the group's clubhouse. Police said a drive-by gunman fired several shots, killing 51-year-old Clyde Thompson Jr., the San Diego Chapter president of the Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club Nation. Thompson was known by his motorcycling nickname, "Wild Dogg." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:38 AM

Ex-Detective Sentenced in Murder Cold Case

A former Los Angeles police detective was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for murdering the wife of her former lover 26 years ago. Stephanie Lazarus, 52, was found guilty in March of killing Sherri Rasmussen, a nurse who was bludgeoned and shot to death in the condo she shared with her husband of three months, John Ruetten. Rasmussen's mother, sister and widower spoke during the sentencing hearing about their pain and described the victim as a warm, caring and loving person. Read more...

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Jurors Acquit Rapper Lil Boosie of Murder

Jurors have acquitted the rapper known as "Lil Boosie" in the 2009 slaying of a man gunned down in his home. They deliberated for an hour before returning the verdict Friday for the 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Torence Hatch. Before the verdict was read, District Judge Mike Erwin warned those in the courtroom not to make any emotional outbursts. Still, many quietly sobbed after the verdict was announced. Hatch, who stood quietly, bowed his head and pumped his fist when he heard the decision from the 12-person jury. Read more...

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Polo Tycoon Goodman Sentenced to 16 Years

Polo tycoon John Goodman was sentenced to 16 years in prison and a fine of $10,000 by a Florida judge for the drunk driving death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson. Goodman's Bentley slammed into Wilson's Hyundai and sent it into a nearby canal in Wellington, Fla., in February 2010. Wilson, an engineering graduate, was strapped into the driver's seat and drowned. Goodman, 48, also made headlines by adopting his girlfriend in an attempt to preserve part of his fortune for her while negotiating a civil suit settlement. Read more...

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Amber Portwood Back in Jail for Missed Drug Test

Amber Portwood, a star of MTV's reality show "Teen Mom," is reportedly back in a jail after missing a court-mandated drug test. The reality star claimed she was recovering from a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery which preventing her from making the appointment because she was ordered to say in bed for 2-3 weeks. But when prosecutors contacted her doctor, he reportedly said did not order the bed rest and that Portwood was well enough to attend the test. Read more...


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May 12, 2012

Balfour Guilty in Hudson Murders

An hour after telling the judge they were split, a Chicago jury returned guilty verdicts against the former brother-in-law of Jennifer Hudson for murdering three members of her family in 2008. William Balfour was found guilty of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. Under Illinois law, Balfour faces mandatory life without parole sentences for the multiple murders. Read more...

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Three More Arrested in Bain Case

Three more people have been arrested in connection with the killing of a Tennessee woman and her daughter and the kidnapping of her two younger daughters, CNN reported Friday morning. The arrests were for making a false statement to authorities and illegal possession of a firearm, a law enforcement source said. Read more...

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Joran Van der Sloot to Fight Extradition

The prime suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American Natalee Holloway, Joran Van der Sloot, told a judge that he will fight extradition from Peru to the United States, where he faces extortion and wire fraud charges in connection with Holloway's disappearance. Van der Sloot faces an indictment in the U.S. for allegedly accepting $25,000 in early 2010 in exchange for an unfulfilled promise to lead Holloway's mother's lawyer to the body after her disappearance in Aruba. Read more...

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Boy Charged in Hanging Death of Alabama Girl

Alabama authorities say a 14-year-old boy is charged with murder in the death of a girl found hanging from a tree. St. Clair County Sheriff Terry Surles says the victim, Katelynn Arnold, was 9 years old and the boy's half-sister. Her body was discovered outside her home in Ragland, a rural town about 40 miles northeast of Birmingham. Read more...

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Man Confesses After 3 Decades

Three decades have passed since Robert and Goldie Huntbach were found tied up and shot to death in their Waterloo, Iowa, home, and no suspects were ever arrested in the elderly couple's murders -- until this week, when one of them voluntarily walked into police headquarters and confessed. Read more...

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Nebraska Court: Woman Must Testify in Rape Case

A woman can be sent to jail for refusing to testify against the man she has accused of sexual assault, the Nebraska Supreme Court said, although it suggested that might not be the best way to address her reluctance to take the stand. The ruling came in the case of a Kansas woman who was found in contempt after refusing to testify against a 63-year-old Nebraska man who was charged with sexually assaulting her 17 years earlier when she was 7 years old. In April 2011, Lancaster County District Judge Paul Merritt ordered the woman to testify or face 90 days in jail, saying the case hinged on her testimony, which outweighed any shame she might feel. Read more...

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Lions' Leshoure Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

Lions running back Mikel Leshoure pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of misdemeanor possession of marijuana Friday at the Berrien County District Courthouse. He paid $575 in fines and will be required next May to show proof of compliance with a treatment program that is being conducted through the NFL. Leshoure was cited by Baroda-Lake Township police for possession of marijuana March 12 in Bridgman, after a rented SUV he was a passenger in was pulled over on I-94. Since he was cited for possession of marijuana for the second time in a month, the second-offense charge from March 12 was a felony. Read more...




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May 11, 2012

Adam Mayes Dead, 2 Sisters OK

A Mississippi man accused of kidnapping a Tennessee woman and her three daughters has died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and two of the sisters have been found alive. Adam Mayes shot himself in the head in the woods near Guntown where he had been holding the two girls, whom he may have believed were his biological daughters. Authorities said Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, were suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, but otherwise appeared okay. Read more...

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Mayes Thought Kidnapped Girls Were His

The Mississippi man on the run from a double-slaying thought he might be the father of the two girls he's now accused of kidnapping, his mother-in-law said. Authorities said they think the missing girls, Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, are still with Adam Mayes, nearly two weeks after he fled with them. Mayes' mother-in-law, Josie Tate, said he thought the missing sisters might actually have been his daughters and that it caused problems in his marriage to her daughter, Teresa Mayes, who is jailed in the case. Read more...

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Hudson Trial: Day 2 Ends Without Verdict

A second day of deliberations ended Thursday evening without a verdict in the trial of a man accused of killing three of Jennifer Hudson's family members. The 12 jurors received the murder case Wednesday afternoon and stopped deliberating about five hours later. Read more...

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Gunman Dies, 2 Officers Shot on Turnpike

Authorities say a gunman who apparently fired a weapon while walking on a median of the busy Florida's Turnpike has been killed in a shootout that wounded two South Florida law enforcement officers. The shootout snarled rush-hour traffic as both directions of the turnpike in Broward County were stopped. Officers were searching for at least one other suspect. Read more...

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Mom Pimped Out Her Two Young Daughters

Nebraska authorities believe a mother accused of pimping out her 14-year-old daughter also charged men to have sex with her 7-year-old daughter. The Nebraska State Patrol says the 35-year-old mother allowed at least seven men to have sex with her 14-year-old at least 20 times. Investigators say at least three men had sex with the 7-year-old. Three men have been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child. Investigators are working to identify and locate the others. Read more...

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Student Tries to Kill Baby With Rat Poison

A California high school student has been charged with attempted murder after admitting to trying to feed rat poison to her two-week-old baby, police said. Cashel Phin, 18, was questioned by police after they were tipped off by one of her friends who allegedly heard her talking about dumping her baby in the trash, KTLA-TV reported. "The suspect admitted to trying to give the baby rat poison, also hitting it with a purse," Modesto Police Department Lt. Jeremy Young said. Read more...

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Raiders' Receiver Heyward-Bey Charged With DUI

Authorities say Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has been charged with misdemeanor drunken driving following his arrest last month after a traffic stop on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Tam says Heyward-Bey was driving his 2012 Range Rover on the lower deck of the bridge on April 7 when he was pulled over by a CHP officer who saw him speeding and weaving. Tam says the 25-year-old Heyward-Bey was arrested after failing a field sobriety test. Read more...




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May 10, 2012

'Flint Slasher' Trial Underway

Defense attorneys offered no opening statement as the murder trial of a man accused in a series of stabbings in the Flint, Michigan area in 2010 got underway. Elias Abuelazam is on trial for the stabbing death of Arnold Minor on Aug. 2, 2010. Minor was killed in front of a motorcycle shop on South Saginaw on Flint's south side. Read more...

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Jury Begins Deliberations in Hudson Trial

Jurors began deliberating Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing the mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew of entertainer Jennifer Hudson. Heated closing arguments set a tense tone in the courtroom before the judge sent the 12-person jury into deliberations. The singer-actress kept her head down during much of Cook County prosecutor Jennifer Bagby's dramatic closing argument. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 07:16 AM

John Edwards Called Liar at Trial

The speechwriter called him a liar. The campaign flack did, too. Even John Edwards's own defense attorney repeatedly told a packed federal courtroom that his client had lied. The one person, though, who struggled most to come to grips with Edwards's mendacity was a headstrong woman who could not be there as prosecutors neared the conclusion of their federal election law case against the former presidential candidate: his wife, Elizabeth, who died of cancer in December 2010. Read more...

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Adam Mayes on FBI's Most Wanted List

The FBI has added Adam Mayes to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List after he was charged in the killing of a Tennessee mother and her teen daughter and the kidnapping of her two younger children. First-degree murder charges were filed earlier against Mayes and his wife, Teresa, suspected of killing Tennessee mother Jo Ann Bain and her teenage daughter, Adrienne. Authorities said at a news conference they are doing all they can to find Adam Mayes, who is suspected of fleeing with Bain's two younger girls, Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8. Read more...

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Car Examined in Sierra LaMar Case

Forensic investigators are examining a vehicle they believed is linked to the disappearance of a 15-year-old California girl missing since March 16. Police had been searching for a red Volkswagen Jetta seen in video surveillance tapes during their investigation of the disappearance of Sierra LaMar. Police would not say when and where they found the vehicle. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 07:14 AM

Adam Mayes Wife, Mother Charged

Police have arrested the wife and mother of Adam Mayes, the man suspected of killing a Tennessee woman and her oldest daughter and kidnapping the woman's two youngest daughters, authorities said. Adam Mayes' wife, Teresa Mayes, is charged with four counts of aggravated kidnapping and his mother, Mary Francis Mayes, is charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping. They were arraigned Tuesday morning. Read more...

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Zimmerman's Not Guilty Plea Accepted

George Zimmerman's not-guilty plea on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin was accepted Tuesday afternoon at his Sanford, Fla., court arraignment, which the defendant did not attend. Judge Kenneth R. Lester set a date for a docket sounding 8:30 a.m., Aug. 8. That's when a trial date will be set unless Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, asks for a continuance. Zimmerman remains free after posting $150,000 bond. Read more...

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Rapper G. Dep Gets 15 to Life in '93 NYC Shooting

When rapper G. Dep turned himself in for a nearly 2-decade-old shooting, he told police he wanted to clear his conscience. He found out what the consequences would be: 15 years to life in prison, the minimum term for his murder conviction. A judge, prosecutors and even the jury foreman said he deserved credit for coming forward when he'd never been suspected in the long-cold case. Read more...

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Man Shoots Intruder With Gun Carried in Korean War

Police say an 84-year-old western Pennsylvania man wounded a home invasion suspect with the gun he carried in the Korean War. Elizabeth Township police say 25-year-old Raymond Hiles was captured not long after trying to break into Fred Ricciutti's home. Ricciutti said he heard Hiles break a window and then confronted him, firing a single shot that grazed Hiles' neck. Read more...

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Ex-Miss USA Sentenced in Drunk Driving Case

Two years after becoming the first Arab-American to be named Miss USA, Rima Fakih has been sentenced to community service and probation for a drunken driving charge in Michigan. Fakih, 26, avoided any jail time by pleading no contest to driving while visibly impaired on the night of her arrest in December in Highland Park, a suburb of Detroit. Judge William McConico gave her six months' probation and 20 hours of community service while ordering her to pay $600 in fines and court costs. Fakih also has to undergo a mandatory alcohol safety class and a victim impact class. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 07:12 AM

Amanda Bynes to Lose Driver's License?

Another Amanda Bynes hit and run? Oh yeah. The former child star allegedly sideswiped another vehicle on Friday night while driving through Hollywood. When she didn't stop, the other driver called police and followed her. Six cop cars and a helicopter finally caught up to the actress who claims to have not noticed that she hit the other vehicle. Officers believed her story, noting that the damage was so minimal it's possible she didn't feel the bump. Read more...

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Thomas Kinkade's Death Ruled Overdose

An autopsy has found that artist Thomas Kinkade's death was caused by an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers. The Santa Clara County medical examiner concluded that the self-described "Painter of Light" stopped breathing at his Northern California home on April 6 from a combination of alcohol and Valium. His brother has said Kinkade battled alcoholism and relapsed before his death. Read more...




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May 08, 2012

Manhunt Launched for Adam Mayes

A massive manhunt is being conducted for a Mississippi man suspected in the abduction of a Tennessee woman and her three daughters after the bodies of the mother and her oldest daughter were found behind the kidnapper's home. Police are on the look out for Adam Mayes of Guntown, Mississippi. Still missing are Gary Bain's daughters Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8. Read more...

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Bodies Identified as Missing Mother, Daughter

A Tennesse medical examiner identified two bodies as those of Jo Ann Bain and her eldest daughter, Adrienne, 14, who are believed to have been abducted from their home in Whiteville, Tenn. on April 27. Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, are believed to still be with the man police have identified as the kidnapper, Adam Mayes. The two younger girls are believed to still be with Mayes. Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain's bodies were found behind Mayes' home near Guntown, Miss. Read more...

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Police Seek Vehicle in Connection With Sierra LaMar

Authorities probing the disappearance of a 15-year-old California girl said Monday they're looking for a vehicle they believe is connected to the teenager's abduction. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office released a photo of a 1990s red Volkswagen Jetta that's similar to a car linked to the kidnapping of Sierra LaMar, who has been missing for nearly two months. Investigators said they believe the girl was snatched early March 16 while walking to a bus stop near her home in Morgan Hill, Calif. Read more...

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Girl, 16, Suspected in Fatal Shooting

Dallas police have issued a capital murder warrant for a 16-year-old girl suspected in the fatal shooting of a grandfather who was protecting family under attack from masked invaders at his home. Police say 66-year-old Lorenzo Moreno died in the attack. Police say at least six suspects stormed into Lozenzo's house to confront his granddaughter and an argument ensued. The dispute turned violent and the attackers beat Moreno's granddaughter, his 62-year-old wife and their 34-year-old son. The three were later treated at a hospital and released. Read more...

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3 More Years for Ex-Death Row Inmate

A Scotsman released from prison four years ago after spending two decades on Ohio's death row is going back to prison for threatening a judge who prosecuted his original case. A visiting judge sentenced Ken Richey to the maximum of three years. He pleaded guilty last month to a felony retaliation charge. The target of his threat, Putnam County Judge Randall Basinger, said Richey had made many threats against him and others. Read more...

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Con Artist Couple Caught After 12 Years

An Illinois couple who spent a dozen years on the run after fleeing a conviction for running a Ponzi scheme has been captured in a small community west of Phoenix, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Nelson Grant Hallahan, 65, and wife Janet Hallahan, 54, were arrested by deputy marshals Saturday afternoon in Tonopah, an unincorporated desert community 50 miles west of Phoenix. Matt Hershey, a supervisory deputy U.S. Marshal, said the Hallahans were living apart and were arrested at separate rural homes. Read more...

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'Lost' Star Matthew Fox Arrested for DUI

Actor Matthew Fox, star of the television series "Lost," has been charged with drunken driving in Oregon. Police in Bend say the 45-year-old who lives in the Central Oregon city was stopped after an officer noticed a motorist failing to signal properly or stay within a lane of traffic. During the stop, the officer decided Fox was driving under the influence and took him to the Deschutes County Jail. Read more...




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May 07, 2012

Steve Powell's Porn Trial to Begin

The voyeurism and child-pornography charges Steve Powell is facing as his trial begins Monday in Tacoma have nothing to do with the horrific murder-suicide of his son Josh and Josh Powell's two young boys. Nor are they about the bizarre disappearance of Josh Powell's wife, Susan, from their Utah home in 2009. But Susan Powell's relatives hope the trial will shed light on those tragedies. Read more...

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Judge Assigned Drew Peterson Case

Drew Peterson, a suburban Chicago police officer charged in the death of one of his ex-wives, left jail for the first time in almost two years for a court hearing in his long delayed murder trial. At the hearing, Peterson's case was assigned to Will County Associate Judge Edward Burmila. Brodsky said he expects to start the trial in the next 60 to 90 days. Read more...

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14-Year-Old Suspected in Nearly 100 Burglaries

Police expect the burglary rate to go down in north Nashville because of the arrest of just one person – a 14-year-old boy. Officers said the teenager has been responsible for as many as 100 break-ins across north Nashville over the last two years. "We work too hard for what we have, and then for someone to take it or destroy it from you, I mean, that's not right," said neighbor Geri Kennedy. Read more...

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Singer Jake Owen Arrested on Alcohol Charges

Jake Owen had himself quite the Cinco de Mayo. Late last night, the country star was arrested in Vero Beach, Fla., and while it's not exactly clear what he did wrong, it likely had something to do with alcohol. "Whats the big deal about Cinco De Mayo," he tweeted at one point in the day. "I've been drinking my ass off Everydayo of Mayo." In subsequent tweets, the "Alone With You" singer detailed a series of events that culminated with him in police custody. Read more...

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Clemson Star Watkins Arrested on Drug Charges

Clemson All-American receiver Sammy Watkins was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and a controlled substance. Watkins and soccer player Amadou-Tidiane Daniel Dia were stopped by university police after an officer saw the car scrape a curb and the temporary license tag was not lit. The police report said an officer smelled marijuana in the car and a subsequent search found two pills for which Watkins did not have a prescription. Read more...




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May 04, 2012

Killer Linked to Lauren Spierer Case?

It may be a long shot, but investigators are looking into the possible link between a Indiana man accused of killing three women and the case of a missing 20-year-old University of Indiana college student. Convicted sex offender William Clyde Gibson is accused of three murders in New Albany, about 100 miles from when Lauren Spierer disappeared in Bloomington. Read more...

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Woman Escapes Trunk of Speeding Car

A female student managed to escape from a speeding car after being stuffed in the trunk by an armed man just minutes before the same man attempted to abduct another woman, Georgia police said. The women were accosted outside of their east Atlanta homes just 30 minutes apart. One woman said she and a friend were on the porch at their home in east Atlanta at around 2:00 a.m. local time Wednesday when a man approached. Read more...

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Tucson Girl's Parents Say They're 'Desperate'

Becky and Sergio Celis spoke out publicly for the first time about the disappearance of their daughter Isabel, who was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night nearly two weeks ago. When Sergio last saw the 6-year-old, he told TODAY's Ann Curry, it was just before she went to bed. She had a baseball game early the next morning, April 21, and her mom had braided her hair. He said the last thing he remembers is "just that sweet little face." Read more...

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'Barefoot Bandit' Out of Solitary Confinement

The youthful thief known as the "Barefoot Bandit," who led police on a two-year crime spree in stolen boats, cars and planes, has been moved out of solitary confinement and into the general inmate population at another prison in Washington state, corrections officials confirmed. Colton Harris-Moore, 21, had spent three weeks in "intensive management," most of which was at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary alongside inmates facing the death penalty. It was for his own protection as a high-profile convict, said Washington Department of Corrections spokesman Chad Lewis. Read more...

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Jury Selected in Flint Slasher Case

A jury has been selected in the first Michigan murder trial for a man accused of a deadly series of stabbings. After two days of screening candidates, lawyers and a judge returned to court Thursday and settled on 12 people and four alternates. Opening statements are set for Tuesday in the trial of Elias Abuelazam. The 35-year-old native of Israel is charged with killing Arnold Minor in summer 2010. He was the last stabbing victim before Abuelazam was captured at an Atlanta airport. Read more...

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Man in Jail for 1966 Slaying Commits Suicide

A coroner says a western Pennsylvania man behind bars for a notorious 1966 murder has committed suicide in his state prison cell in Greene County. Seventy-four-year-old Jon Yount took his own life just days before the 46-year anniversary of the rape and murder of Pamela Sue Rimer on April 28, 1966. Yount stopped the DuBois Area High School senior as she walked home from her school bus stop. The math teacher beat, raped and stabbed his 18-year-old student before slitting her throat and leaving her to die in the woods near her Luthersburg home. Read more...

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Grandmother, Daughter Arrested for Prostitution

A 43-year-old grandmother and her 25-year-old daughter are accused of selling sex inside their Greeley apartment with a 2-year-old toddler present. The investigation began on April 22 when Greeley Police received a tip. Investigators, according to police, found the women were advertising their services on backpage.com, so an undercover agent arranged an "appointment." "The investigator arrived and saw the child in the living room of the apartment as the investigator was escorted to the bedroom," said Greeley Police Sgt. Susan West. "Additional officers and investigators entered the home at this time and arrested a 43-year-old female and a 25-year-old female, the mother and grandmother of the child in the apartment." Read more...

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Feds Break Up Major Florida-Based Drug Theft Ring

A Florida-based crime ring that stole at least $80 million worth of prescription drugs, including one of the nation's biggest heists in Connecticut in 2010, has been broken up following a three-year undercover FBI probe, federal authorities said. A total of 22 people were charged by federal authorities in New Jersey, Connecticut and Miami, where the group was based, Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said. The thieves hit warehouses and stole tractor-trailers around the country, often from highway rest stops, and brought the drugs to South Florida and New Jersey in an attempt to sell them. Read more...

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Notre Dame Starting QB Rees Jailed

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees was pepper-sprayed and arrested early Thursday after he allegedly ran away from an off-campus party and knocked the wind out of a police officer who caught up to him. A probable cause affidavit said the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Rees continued to resist even after being knocked down by police officer Brandon Stec, so Stec used pepper spray and was finally able to subdue him with the help of other officers. Rees, 19, was charged with one count of battery, two counts of resisting law enforcement and one count of illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. Read more...


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May 03, 2012

Balfour Asked Witness to Alibi Him

A witness in the Jennifer Hudson family murders trial said the accused killer asked her to provide him an alibi for the day of the shootings. Brittany Acoff Howard testified that William Balfour asked her to cover for him for Oct. 24, 2008, the day Hudson's family members were killed. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:04 AM

5 Dead After Shooting at Arizona Home

For several years, Arizona vigilante J.T. Ready conducted armed, civilian patrols along the U.S. border, urging the use of violence to prevent smuggling and illegal immigration. The former Marine, who was running for Pinal County sheriff, went on a shooting rampage in a sedate Gilbert neighborhood, killing four people before he took his own life, authorities believe. The victims ranged from a 16-month-old infant to a 47-year-old grandmother. Investigators have yet to list a motive for the killing spree, but early indications suggested an explosion of domestic violence rather than a political act. Read more...

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Edwards' Daughter Leaves Trial in Tears

John Edwards' daughter left the courtroom crying during testimony on Wednesday about a confrontation between her father and deceased mother over the one-time presidential candidate's extra-marital affair. Former Edwards aide Christina Reynolds was testifying about an argument Elizabeth Edwards had with her husband on the day in October 2007 that a tabloid published a story about his affair. As Reynolds was beginning the account about what happened at the Raleigh airport, Edwards turned to his daughter Cate, who was seated in the front row. Read more...

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13 Charged in Hazing Death of Band Member

Thirteen people were charged Wednesday in one of the biggest college hazing cases ever prosecuted in the U.S., accused in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major who authorities say was mercilessly pummeled by fellow members of the marching band. The charges came more than five months after Robert Champion, 26, died aboard a chartered bus parked outside an Orlando hotel following a performance against a rival school. Read more...

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Wife Admits Murder Plot With Her Pastor

A Missouri woman admitted to plotting with her church pastor, who was also her lover, to murder her husband. 40-year-old Teresa Stone pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in the March 2010 shooting death of her husband Randy Stone. Teresa Stone confessed that she and her 51-year-old church pastor David Love agreed one of them would kill Randy Stone. Randy Stone was later found shot to death in his office at an insurance company. Read more...

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Dad Killed Infant, Put Body in Refrigerator

Houston police say a local dad has confessed to killing his 6-month-old son and placing the baby's body in his refrigerator. Houston police say they received a 911 call Wednesday from the man, who is in his 50s, saying he was having suicidal thoughts. However, when officers arrived, the man refused to let them in. Police forced their way into the apartment once they discovered a child lived there, and eventually discovered the infant's body in the refrigerator. Read more...

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Man Who Killed Mother Arrested at Border

A 23-year-old Massachusetts man suspected of killing his mother and another woman and dumping their bodies outside an elementary school was arrested while trying to flee to Canada, authorities said. Joseph Wright, 23, of the Boston suburb of Lynn, was stopped Wednesday evening at a border crossing checkpoint in Woodstock, New Brunswick. When Canadian border agents directed his car to a secondary screening area, he fled, Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said in a news release. Read more...

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Wiz Khalifa Busted For Marijuana in N.C.

It's no secret that Wiz Khalifa is a marijuana enthusiast, but his love of pot has gotten him in trouble again. Wiz was ticketed for possession of marijuana after officers discovered 11.39 grams of weed upon a search of Khalifa and his tour bus on Tuesday night in North Carolina. The Pittsburgh MC was "cited and released," the site reported, but he's required to appear in court at an unspecified later date.


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May 02, 2012

Manhunt Launched for Florida Shooter

A massive manhunt has been launched for a 58-year-old Florida man after his wife, pregnant daughter and his daughter's boyfriend were found shot at his Kissimmee home. Kevin Satterfield's wife and the daughter's boyfriend died as a result of their gunshot wounds. Heather Satterfield, 22, was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition. She gave birth to a baby girl and is recovering from surgery. She was 8 months pregnant. Read more...

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Husband Arrested After Wife's Body Found Under Barn

Police have arrested the husband of a woman whose body was found inside a well under a barn in Newtown, Conn. Elizabeth Gough Heath was reported missing in April 1984, just days after John Heath filed for divorce. She was 30 years old at the time. A father and son found Elizabeth Gough Heath's remains in April 2010 as they were renovating the barn at 89 Poverty Hallow Road in Newtown. Read more...

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Judge Urges New Trial in 1990 Missouri Farm Death

A Missouri judge ruled that a man twice convicted in the 1990 slaying of a local farm wife was the victim of "a manifest injustice" and that no jury would have convicted him had investigators done their jobs. Boone County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler, who was appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to review the case, said prosecutors failed to turn over key evidence to Mark Woodworth's lawyers and overlooked numerous conflicts of interest among prosecutors, a judge and law enforcement. Read more...

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Man Convicted in Colorado Freed by DNA Evidence

Robert Dewey was 33 when he went to prison for the 1994 rape and murder of a Colorado woman. The 51-year-old walked away free, after new testing of DNA evidence pointed to someone else as the suspect. At a court hearing, a judge dismissed charges against Dewey and declared him a free man. Dewey flashed a small smile through his trim beard. He told reporters he just wants to kick back, ride his motorcycle and spend time with his family. Read more...

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Charges Coming in FAMU Band Hazing Death

At least five people will face criminal charges in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major aboard a band bus in Orlando last fall, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told The Associated Press that multiple defendants will be charged in 26-year-old Robert Champion's death, although he refused to say what the charges are. Read more...

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Inmate Executed in 1975 Shooting Death

An Oklahoma man convicted of murdering a Tulsa convenience store manager almost 37 years ago was executed by lethal injection. Michael Bascum Selsor, 57, was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Selsor's execution ends more than three decades of legal proceedings in which Selsor was twice convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to die for the Sept. 15, 1975, shooting death of Clayton Chandler. The 55-year-old Chandler was shot eight times during an armed robbery in which the thieves got away with a little more than $500. Read more...

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'Oil Can' Boyd Tells ESPN He Used Crack Every Day

Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd told ESPN that he used crack cocaine every day of the 1986 season while with the Boston Red Sox, including one day in Oakland when he smoked in the clubhouse before a start and had the drug in his cap while on the mound. In an interview with ESPN's Buster Olney that appeared in an episode of "E: 60" the former pitcher said teammates knew of his drug use and he even spoke of it with team doctor and minority owner Arthur Pappas. Boyd said in the interview that he never was administered a drug test. Read more...


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May 01, 2012

Dougherty Gang Gets Long Prison Terms

The three Florida siblings who launched a nine-day crime spree in an effort to help their sex-offender brother start a new life in another country will not be seeing daylight for many years. The 'Dougherty Gang' received long sentences in Colorado state court and will face even more jail time in Georgia and Florida. Lee-Grace Dougherty, 29; Dylan Stanley-Dougherty 27; and Ryan Dougherty, 22; were sentenced on multiple charges in Walsenburg, Colorado. Read more...

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Nurse Accused in Baby Theft Denies Being 'Monster'

A Texas woman accused of kidnapping a newborn boy after fatally shooting his mother says she is not "some sort of monster" and people should not judge her until they know the facts. Verna McClain remains jailed without bond after being charged with fatally shooting 28-year-old Kala Golden-Schuchardt and snatching her 3-day-old son on April 17. The infant was later found safe. Read more...

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Drifter Heads to Trial in Michigan Stabbing Spree

An Israeli-born drifter goes to trial for the first time since Flint's shocking summer of 2010, when as many as 14 people were stabbed in the area, five fatally. Elias Abuelazam is charged with killing a 49-year-old man whose body was found in the middle of a busy street, one of three murders and six attempted murders he's accused of in Genesee County. Read more...

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Zimmerman's Lawyer Wants to Delay Document Release

The lawyer for the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin wants to delay the release of documents in the case. Attorney Mark O'Mara said on his website Monday that he's concerned that making the documents public without certain protections for witnesses could pose a threat to their safety. Read more...

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Prosecutor Won't Call Murder Suspect Serial Killer

An Indiana prosecutor says he's not ready to accuse a man charged in the deaths of two women of being a serial killer, though the slayings seem to meet the definition. Fifty-four-year-old William Clyde Gibson was charged last week with murder in the deaths of a 75-year-old family friend found dead April 19 in Gibson's New Albany home and the 2002 death of Florida hairdresser whose body was found near the Ohio River. Police also are investigating the death of a 35-year-old woman whose body was found Friday in Gibson's backyard. Read more...

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Judge Releases Jennifer Hudson's Sister's 911 Call

Moments after finding her mother's body, the sister of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson sobs as she pleads for help in a disturbing 911 recording released to the news media. "Oh my God.... Somebody's killed my mother," Julia Hudson says, while a dispatcher tries to get her to calm down and repeat her address. "She's on the floor and I see blood coming from her head." Read more...

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Woman Gets 7 Years for Adoption Scam

A Missouri woman will spend 7 years behind bars after admitting to swindling 23 couples in an adoption scam, Fox 4 reports. 35-year-old Roxanne Janel Jones admitted to running a scam where she would pretend to be pregnant, contact adoption agencies and ask to be set up with couples looking to adopt. Jones then would ask the couples to provide her with living expenses such as rent, according to Fox 4. She admitted in a guilty plea that she scammed 23 couples, from Missouri, Minnesota, Georgia, California, Tennessee and Massachusetts. She also admitted to scamming five adoption agencies. Read more...

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Number of US Newborns With Drug Withdrawal Triples

Disturbing new research says the number of U.S. babies born with signs of opiate drug withdrawal has tripled in a decade because of a surge in pregnant women's use of legal and illegal narcotics, including Vicodin, OxyContin and heroin, researchers say. It is the first national study of the problem. The number of newborns with withdrawal symptoms increased from a little more than 1 per 1,000 babies sent home from the hospital in 2000 to more than 3 per 1,000 in 2009, the study found. More than 13,000 U.S. infants were affected in 2009, the researchers estimated. Read more...

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Bobby Brown: I Didn't Get Whitney Houston Into Drugs

Whitney Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown wants to make one thing clear: He's "not the reason" she's gone. The Roxbury bad boy sat down with "The Today Show" host Matt Lauer and declared he never used narcotics until Whitney came into his life. "I didn't get high (on hard drugs) before I met Whitney," Brown said. "I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn't the one that got Whitney on drugs at all." He added that Whitney was familiar with drugs "way before" they became a couple. Read more...

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Natalie Wood's Daughter Arrested on Drug Charges

Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner's daughter, Courtney Wagner, was arrested for coke and heroin possession after police received a report of a gunshot at her Malibu home. Police were called to the home of 38-year-old Wagner last Sunday after a woman's screams were heard, followed by a gunshot. No one was injured. However, when police arrived they found Wagner in possession of cocaine and heroin and arrested her on suspicion of felony drug possession, the website said. Wagner has since posted $10,000 bail. Read more...


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