November 30, 2012

Legal Problems Mount for Lindsay Lohan

It seems that Lindsay Lohan's legal troubles are not a thing of the past after all. The "Liz & Dick" actress had charges filed against her on both coasts of the United States within the same 24 hour period, in Santa Monica and New York City. All charges in both states are misdemeanors. Read more...

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Arrest in 1993 Disappearance of Florida Girl

Police have arrested a 42-year-old man and charged him with murder in the case of a Florida girl who vanished almost 20 years ago. Andrea Gail Parsons, 10, of Port Salerno, Fla., was last seen on July 11, 1993, shortly after 6 p.m. She had just purchased candy and soda at a grocery store when she waved to a local couple as they drove by on an area street and honked, police said. Martin County Sheriff's Department officials arrested Chester Duane Price, 42, who recently lived in Haleyville, Ala., and charged him with first-degree murder and kidnapping of a child under the age of 13, after he was indicted by a grand jury. Read more...

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Body Identified as Emilliano Terry

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the child's body found at a waste treatment facility as that of 3-year-old Emilliano Terry. The remains were identified through DNA testing conducted by the Medical Examiner's Regional Forensic Science Laboratory. Prosecutors said that Emilliano suffered blunt force trauma to the head and a skull fracture. The medical examiner's office, however, says the cause and manner of death are still under investigation. Read more...

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Pet Rescuer Shot to Death by Homeowner

An animal control officer trying to save pets from a foreclosed California home was shot to death by the former owner, authorities said. The officer had gone to the Sacramento-area home after the resident, Joseph Corey, allegedly called and said he could not care for them because he was being evicted by his bank. The animal control officer went to the home in the community of Galt. Read more...

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Woman Arrested in Daughter's Death

A Wisconsin woman was arrested on a charge of felony child neglect in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, who officials say drank gasoline. Connie Hartmann, 35, of Medina, is also facing a charge of felony child neglect resulting in great bodily harm to the girl's 4-year-old brother. The Dane County Sheriff's Office said Hartmann was taken to jail after she was arrested in connection with a domestic incident at her home in Medina Township. Read more...

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Six Arrested at Funeral of Gang Member

Police arrested a half-dozen funeral attendees on suspicion of gun, drug and parole violation charges during a service for a reputed gang member who police say was recently killed in San Francisco. Officers responded to Chapel of the Angels after someone reported seeing a large group of individuals dressed in red Norteno "gang attire" in the parking lot during a funeral service, said police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques. The reporting party told police they saw someone with a handgun. Read more...

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Vallejo Rapper Arrested on Drug Charges

A Vallejo rapper accused of leading an Ecstasy drug ring connected with a record label has been arrested in Las Vegas, federal prosecutors said. Michael Lott, who performs as Miami the Most, was one of more than two dozen people charged in April with distributing Ecstasy and other drugs. He was arrested Wednesday and will be brought to Sacramento for further proceedings, authorities said. Read more...


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November 29, 2012

Mom Charged in Death of Toddler

A woman who reported her 3-year-old son missing from a family gathering at a Cleveland park has been arrested on a charge of aggravated murder in connection with the child's death. Camilia Terry was arrested after the body of her middle son, Emilliano Terry, was found in a bag thrown into the trash. More charges are expected to be filed in the case, authorities said. Read more...

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Zimmerman to Seek Expense Money

George Zimmerman plans to step up fundraising to pay for his expenses while he awaits trial for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The former neighborhood watch leader's attorney said Wednesday that Zimmerman plans to launch the New George Zimmerman Defense Fund next month. Donors will receive "thank you" cards individually signed by Zimmerman. Read more...

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Man Gets Life in Assault of 11-Year-Old

A jury has sentenced a Texas man to life in prison for his role in the attack of an 11-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted by 20 males. Jared Len Cruse was convicted of aggravated sexual assault in Liberty. The 20-year-old Cruse had faced a minimum sentence of 25 years. He was the second person tried in the case. Read more...

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Randy Travis Done With Alcohol?

Randy Travis has given up alcohol "Forever and Ever, Amen." The country singer's lawyer told TMZ he has "eliminated alcohol from his daily life." "[Randy] works out three hours every day and is in the best shape of his life," Larry Friedman told the website, adding, "He has a high protein diet and takes a lot of vitamins." Travis' drinking habits were brought into the spotlight back in February when he was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication. Cops found the singer with an open bottle of wine in his car, which was parked in front of a church in Texas. Then in August, the 53-year-old was charged with a DWI after he crashed his car while driving around naked about 60 miles north of Dallas. Travis also threatened police during his arrest. Later in August, Travis was reportedly caught fighting his girlfriend's ex-husband in another church parking lot. Read more...

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Amy Locane Guilty in Fatal Drunk-Driving Accident

Amy Locane, who portrayed Sandy for 13 episodes on the 1990s Fox hit drama "Melrose Place" has been convicted of vehicular manslaughter by a jury in New Jersey. The actress, who now goes by Amy Locane-Bovenizer, faces five to 10 years in prison. The New Jersey jury acquitted Locane-Bovenizer, 40, of the more serious charge of aggravated manslaughter that stemmed from a 2010 accident that killed a 60-year-old woman and injured her husband. Read more...


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November 28, 2012

Neighbor Arrested in Jersey Bridgeman's Death

A 6-year-old Arkansas girl who survived being abused by her father and stepmother has been killed and a her body found in a vacant house in her neighborhood. Police have arrested Zachary Holly, who lived next door to Jersey Bridgeman, in connection with her death. Both of Jersey's parents are in prison for child abuse. Read more...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Arson Murders

More than six years after two children burned to death in an SUV in Los Angeles, their father has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder. Dae Kwon Yun, 61, was sentenced to life in prison after entering the guilty pleas and admitted special circumstances of arson murder and multiple murders, according to the district attorney's office. Read more...

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Mom Convicted of Murder of Her 2 Kids

A Colorado woman has been convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of her two children, who were smothered in May 2011. Kelli Murphy, of Castle Rock, was convicted of two counts each of first-degree murder after deliberation and first-degree murder of a victim under age 12. A judge immediately sentenced her to two life sentences without parole. Read more...

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Teen Shoots Father to Protect Mom

A Florida teen who fatally shot his father in a desperate bid to save his mother from being choked has not been charged, police said. The shooting happened as a group of family and friends were gathered around a bonfire outside a mobile home in Plant City, a rural area northeast of Tampa. Police said the teen's parents went into the mobile home and got into an argument that escalated when the father, identified as Christopher Thorpe, began striking his wife, Jill. Read more...

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Woman Arrested in Connection With Homicide

A second person has been arrested in connection with the death of a man at a Midvale apartment complex three months ago. Amy Rowley, 35, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated robbery. She is accused of being with Gabriel Gurule, 35, when Gurule allegedly shot and killed 31-year-old Justen Len LeFave on Aug. 26 at the Wasatch Club Apartments. The search continued for a second woman who police believe was also involved in the incident. Read more...
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Men Arrested in Georgia Fair Shooting

Police say three of the six men wanted in a shooting at a fair in Savannah have been taken into custody. Savannah-Chatham police say Shawn Sibert, 21, was arrested without incident. Police say Sibert and 21-year-old Lajuan Sloman were involved in a shootout with each other at the Coastal Empire Fair in Savannah Nov. 3. Eight people were injured, and police say Sloman remains at large. Read more...

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Red Wings Prospect Had .30 BAC

Detroit Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan reportedly had a blood-alcohol content of .30 when he was arrested Oct. 29 by Grand Rapids Police on charges of "super drunk" driving and giving false information. The 20-year old, playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, also was carrying teammate Brendan Smith's Michigan driver's license and wearing a purple Teletubby costume when he was pulled over shortly before midnight in downtown Grand Rapids. The police report says Sheahan, the No. 21 overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, was driving the wrong way on Ottawa Avenue. Read more...


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November 27, 2012

Venue Changed Denied in Jenkins Murder

A motion for a change of venue for one of the defendants charged with the first-degree murder of a popular Vermont teacher has been denied. The attorney for Patricia Prue requested the change due to media coverage of the Melissa Jenkins murder case. Patricia is being tried separately from her husband, Allen Prue, who planned the crime, according to police. Read more...

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Neighbor Arrested In Jersey Bridgeman's Death

Zachary Holly, 28, was arrested in connection with the murder investigation of 6-year-old Jersey Bridgeman, according to police. He is being charged with capital murder, kidnapping and residential burglary, according to Chief Jon Simpson. Holly lives next door to Jersey, in a trailer at 702 SE A St. Holly's home lies between Jersey's house and the vacant house where the girl's body was found. Simpson made the announcement during a news conference at the Bentonville Police Department Monday night. Read more...

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Man Charged in Shooting of 5-Year-Old Girl

Police charged an 18-year-old Bronx man with firing the stray bullet that struck a 5-year-old girl in the stomach as she was returning home from a baby shower, police said. Angel Morales was charged with attempted murder and criminal weapons possession after he allegedly opened fire in the Tremont neighborhood, seriously wounding Hailie Dominguez, police said. Hailie, who is expected to survive, was listed in stable condition. Read more...

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Court Backs Off Insanity Defense Issue

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down an opportunity to consider whether states can ban the insanity defense in criminal cases. Most states permit a defendant to claim the defense of not guilty by reason of insanity. It's not a medical term, it's a legal one, generally meaning that a person could not understand the difference between right and wrong and was, therefore, unable to act with criminal intent. Though long permitted, it has never been popular. Read more...

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Teen Accused of Killing Stepfather With Sword

Authorities in north Georgia say a 16-year-old boy is expected to make his first court appearance after he was accused of killing his stepfather with a sword. Pickens County sheriff's Lt. Kris Stancil says a relative of the teen called 911 Friday night to report the stabbing. It happened at a home inside a gated community in the Jasper area. Jasper is about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta. Read more...

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Man Charged in Car Trunk Murders

A man has been charged with the so-called 'Backpage murders' in which the bodies of four women were found in car trunks in Detroit last December. James Brown, 24, of Sterling Heights, said little during a brief arraignment on four counts of first-degree murder. He's due back in court Jan. 9. Brown's lawyer Jeffrey Cojocar, who entered the pleas on behalf of Brown, says his client maintains he didn't kill the women. Read more...

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Driver of Dangling Pickup 6 Times Legal Limit

Police say a driver whose truck crashed through an overpass guard rail and dangled above a busy Oregon highway for nearly an hour had six times the legal limit of alcohol in his system. Firefighters using a ladder and basket plucked 38-year-old Matthew Alan Hamilton, of Beaverton, from the truck above Highway 217 on Saturday afternoon. Read more...

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Driver in Fatal DUI Was Drug Counselor

Sherri Wilkins wrote that "she used to be into drugs very heavy" and "with that came terrible choices." Wilkins was trying to turn her life around: She wrote that she had been sober for 11 years, had reconnected with family and, according to state records, earned a certification in drug and alcohol counseling. She was working at a Torrance treatment center, helping others battle the addiction she tried to put behind her. But over the weekend, Wilkins struck a pedestrian while allegedly driving drunk on Torrance Boulevard and kept driving for more than two miles with the man embedded in her windshield, according to police. Read more...

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New Jersey Bans Synthetic Marijuana

New Jersey authorities announced today that a temporary ban on so-called synthetic marijuana has been made permanent, placing the designer drug in the same legal category as cocaine and heroin. In February, the state Division of Consumer Affairs initially banned the drug - marketed as herbal incense under the brand names K2, Spice, and Kush, among others - for a 270-day period pending public input. Until then it was sold in the Garden State at convenience stores, gas stations, and shops selling smoking paraphernalia. Read more...

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Pitt's Zeigler Suspended for DUI Charges

Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon has indefinitely suspended junior transfer Trey Zeigler, who apologized for being charged with drunken driving after police said he was found passed out behind the wheel. Dixon issued a statement Monday calling the incident "not only surprising, but incredibly disappointing" and "out of character" for Zeigler, who transferred to Pitt this season from Central Michigan after his father was fired as coach there in March. Read more...


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November 26, 2012

Casey Anthony Detectives Overlooked Searches

The Florida sheriff's office that investigated Caylee Anthony's death confirmed that it overlooked a computer search for suffocation methods made from the little girl's home on the day she was last seen alive. Orange County sheriff's Capt. Angelo Nieves said the office's computer investigator missed a June 16, 2008, Google search for "fool-proof" suffocation methods. The agency's admission was first reported by Orlando television station WKMG. It's not known who performed the search. The station reported it was done on a browser primarily used by the 2-year-old's mother, Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of the girl's murder in 2011. Read more...

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Laughing Teen Kills Dad With Ax

The 19-year-old San Antonio man who police say fatally attacked his sleeping father with an ax, began to "smile and laugh" at his booking when he overheard why he was arrested. Police say Marshall Lee Giles died of his injuries hours after the attack. Police arrived at the home and found the man with gruesome injuries. He suffered several large cuts on his head and his left eye hung out of the socket. Read more...

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10 Most Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Mexico

One of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives was arrested in Mexico and will be returned to Los Angeles to face charges of murder, kidnapping and rape, U.S. officials said. Reputed Los Angeles gang member Joe Luis Saenz was taken into custody in Guadalajara following a joint operation with the Mexican government, said Bill Lewis, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles office. Mexican officials expect extradition proceedings to begin in the coming days. Read more...

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Three Shooting Victims Found in Motel Room

Police are looking for the motive and suspects behind the fatal shooting of three people found dead at a north Dallas motel. A cleaning crew discovered the bodies of two men and a woman on the third floor of a Motel 6, just north of the High 5 interchange of Central Expressway and I-635 LBJ Freeway. The three victims had been shot to death, according to the police report. Read more...

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Woman Arrested After Remains Found

Detectives in Florida are trying to unravel the mystery of how a woman's husband died after his body was found decomposing inside their home. James Dennis Peters, 62, who has had a history of domestic violence arrests with his 56-year-old wife, Sheree Hines Peters, was found lying on the ground covered in a sheet, Fox 13 reports. Relatives and neighbors in Haines City became suspicious after asking Sheree where her husband was the past three weeks. She claimed he was hunting, at a hospital or doing yard work, investigators say. Read more...

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Men Charged in Rape, Home Invasion

Two St. Louis men were charged in a rape and home invasion last week in St. Louis. Leland Hughes and Shawn T. Borders, both 21, were charged with multiple counts of forcible rape, sodomy, robbery, kidnapping, burglary, theft, armed criminal action and resisting arrest. They were each being held in lieu of a $250,000 cash bail. Police arrested Hughes and Borders after they fled officers in a stolen 2012 Volkswagen Passat and crashed into another vehicle. They then got out and ran. Read more...

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2 Shot Over Walmart Parking Space

Authorities believe a disagreement over a parking space led to two people being shot and wounded outside a Walmart in Tallahassee, Fla. Police say officers responded to the shooting shortly after noon on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. A man and a woman -- discovered at the store's outdoor garden center -- were taken to a nearby hospital with wounds that were not considered life-threatening. They were expected to make a full recovery. Read more...

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No New Trial for Killer Teacher

A federal appeals court has overturned a two-year-old decision that granted a new trial to a Detroit-area teacher who hacked her husband to death with a hatchet before she went to school. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman in October 2010 said Nancy Seaman's attorney didn't do enough to develop her claim as a battered spouse. But a three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals this week ruled that Friedman's view of the case was too broad. Seaman, 60, killed Robert Seaman in 2004 by striking him with a hatchet 16 times and stabbing him at least 21 times in their garage in Farmington Hills. She is serving a life sentence. Read more...

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Woman Blames DUI on Date Rape Drug

A Missoula woman will get another chance to plead her case that she shouldn't have been charged with driving under the influence because she'd been slipped a date rape drug that caused her impairment. The Montana Supreme Court last week kicked Leigh Paffhausen's case back to a lower court, saying she should get the chance to offer evidence that her actions in 2010 were involuntary. "A hearing is a small price to pay if seeking justice and not simply a conviction is the object of criminal prosecutions," Justice James C. Nelson wrote for the majority in the 4-3 opinion. Read more...

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George Ryan's Son Cited for DUI

George H. Ryan Jr., son of former Gov. George Ryan, was cited for driving under the influence after he was found sleeping in a running pickup truck in a White Castle parking lot in Downstate Bradley, authorities said. Officers said they found Ryan around midnight at the wheel of a running gray pickup truck parked across several parking spaces at the fast food restaurant located 60 miles south of Chicago. Read more...


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November 23, 2012

Man Charged in Shopkeepers Case

A 64-year-old Staten Island man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of three Brooklyn shopkeepers. Police said Salvatore Perrone, previously known as "John Doe Duffel Bag" from video surveillance near the shootings, has confessed to two of the murders. Investigators did not reveal a motive for the shootings, although all three victims were Middle Easterners. Read more...

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Abused Girl, 6, Found Dead

A six-year-old girl whose father and stepmother were sent to prison for keeping her chained up has been found dead, authorities said. The FBI and police in Bentonville, Arkansas, were investigating the suspected homicide of Jersey Bridgeman. Her father David Bridgeman was given an 18-year prison sentence in 2011 after pleading guilty to false imprisonment, permitting abuse of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor. Read more...

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Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho Is Brain Dead

Hector "Macho" Camacho, the famed Puerto Rican boxer, is clinically "brain dead," a doctor said. A gunman shot him in the face two days ago while he was seated in a black Ford Mustang in front of a bar in his hometown of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Camacho, a former lightweight and junior lightweight champion, was in the passenger seat of the car, sitting next to a man who was shot twice and killed, police said. Read more...

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Georgia Kidnapping Victim Found in Colorado

Authorities on Wednesday in Park County arrested a man accused of kidnapping a girl in Georgia. Following information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, deputies arrested 35-year-old Michael Dempsey on suspicion of kidnapping. Dempsey is being held in the Park County Jail without bond. Read more...

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Teen Charged in Fatal School Bus Shooting

A Florida teen accused of fatally shooting a 13-year-old girl on a private school bus has been charged with manslaughter, police said. "The defendant removed a firearm that was concealed in his backpack and began displaying it," the Miami Dade Police arrest report said. He "discharged the firearm one time, shooting the victim." The shooting happened as the bus was traveling down a road in Homestead, Florida, the report said. Read more...

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ADHD Patients More Likely to Commit Crimes

Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from Sweden found. It also showed in dramatic fashion how much more prone people with ADHD are to break the law four to seven times more likely than others. The findings suggest that Ritalin, Adderall and other drugs that curb hyperactivity and boost attention remain important beyond the school-age years and that wider use of these medications in older patients might help curb crime. Read more...




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November 21, 2012

Doug Kennedy Acquitted of Charges

A son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy has been acquitted on all counts in a trial stemming from a clash at a Westchester hospital in January. Douglas Kennedy never took the stand at the trial in which he faced child endangerment and physical harassment charges after a scuffle on the maternity floor of Northern Westchester Hospital. Kennedy was arrested after an altercation with nurses as he tried to remove his newborn from the maternity ward. According to a Mount Kisco, N.Y., police report, Kennedy took his baby from the hospital's newborn unit on Jan. 7, against the instructions of hospital staff who told him the infant needed to stay there. Read more...

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Woman Sentenced to 80 Years for Day Care Fire

A Texas woman convicted of murder after a fire at her home day care resulted in the death of four children was sentenced to 80 years in prison. Last week, Jessica Tata was convicted of felony murder in the February 24, 2011, death of 16-month-old Elias Castillo. The child was among four kids who died after Tata left a group of children alone in a Houston home with a pan of oil cooking on a hot stove. She had gone shopping at a nearby Target store when the deadly blaze broke out. Three other children were injured. Read more...

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13-Year-Old Girl Shot on School Bus Dies

A 13-year-old girl who was shot on a school bus Tuesday morning has died, and a male student is being held for questioning, Miami-Dade police said. The suspect's age was not made public. The victim, also a student, had been airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital from the scene of the shooting. She was on a private school bus en route to Somerset Academy Silver Palms when the incident happened, Javier Baez, spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said. Read more...

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Boy Faked Death to Avoid Gunman

A pastor says 12-year-old Christian Schuster survived a deadly shooting in North Dakota by being covered by his slain brother and pretending to be dead. The Rev. Grant Patterson told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he spoke to the young boy for a little more than an hour after his grandmother and three of his siblings were killed in New Town, which is on the Fort Berthold reservation. Read more...

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Manhattan Madam Sentenced to Time Served

Anna Gristina, a suburban New York mother of four who pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution, has been released following a sentence of time served. Gristina got six months in jail and five years of probation. Her lawyers said Gristina lived on a 12-acre property in Monroe, about 50 miles north of New York City, and rescued animals and helped abandoned pet pigs find new homes. But prosecutors accused the 45-year-old Gristina of having a roster of wealthy, well-placed clients and boasting of law-enforcement connections during 15 years in a business that made her millions. Read more...

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Alcohol a Factor in Kyle Bennett's Death

Olympic BMX cyclist Kyle Bennett's blood had an alcohol level twice the legal level for drunken driving when he died in a car crash in Southeast Texas. Bennett was 33 when he died in a single-vehicle crash happened the morning of Oct. 14 in Conroe, Texas, north of Houston. In an autopsy report, the Montgomery County medical examiner found that Bennett had a blood alcohol content of 0.145 percent by volume. The legal standard in Texas is 0.08 percent. Read more...

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Mark Ditka Ordered to Jail, Then Freed

Mark Ditka, son of former Bears coach Mike Ditka, was ordered to Lake County Jail after failing to convince a judge that the opiate prosecutors said was found in his system during a drug test was prescribed by a doctor. But Ditka was released from custody a short time later after his lawyer succeeded in getting another judge to lower his bail. Judge Brian Hughes increased bail from $25,000 to $50,000 for Ditka, who is awaiting trial on his fourth DUI charge. Read more...





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November 20, 2012

Police Seek Info About Missing Teen

Alabama police have intensified their search for a 17-year-old teen who hasn't been seen since October 24. The Prattville Police Department has asked for the public's help to find Cassidy Hope Taylor, who was last seen at an apartment complex in Prattville. Read more...

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Officer Pleads Not Guilty in Cannibal Case

A New York City police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges he plotted to abduct and cook women so he could eat their body parts. Gilberto Valle entered the plea in federal court in Manhattan. Authorities arrested the 28-year-old NYPD officer last month based on a tip from his estranged wife. Read more...

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Son to Stand Trial in Mom's Dismemberment

A man accused of killing and then partially dismembering his mother in her Solana Beach home in 2010 will face trial for murder, a judge ruled. Testimony during Bryan Chang's preliminary hearing in Vista Superior Court indicated the 31-year-old suffers from mental illness. His attorney said Chang told his father that he has schizophrenia. Twice during the three years since the slaying Chang was ruled incompetent to stand trial and sent to a state mental institution. His preliminary hearing occurred after he was ruled competent. Read more...

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Twin Murder Suspects Moved to Florida Jail

The twin brothers accused of killing a former journalist and then encasing the body in concrete have been returned to Florida, where investigators believe the man died. Christopher Lynn Cormier and William Joseph Cormier, both 31, had been in the Barrow County jail following their Oct. 8 arrests. That was the day information from Pensacola, Fla., police led Winder police to the home of twins' father. The Cormiers are accused of killing Sean Dugas, of Pensacola, possibly over some gaming cards, investigators have said. Read more...

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4 Indicted in Atlanta Lounge Murder

A quartet of alleged gang members and bandits was indicted last week by a Fulton County grand jury in connection with the August shooting death of a west Atlanta lounge owner. Gerald Peterson, Ottis Ricks, DeMario Carman and Christopher Penson were each charged with murder, criminal gang activity, gun possession while committing a felony, armed robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Read more...

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Woman Arrested for Sex with Minors

A woman is arrested, accused of having sex with a number of underage victims. New York State police arrested Stephanie Fletcher, 28, of Walton, following an investigation. She faces the following charges: two counts of rape in the third degree, criminal sexual act in the third degree, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Read more...

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Drunk Driver Sentenced to 10 Years in Church

An Oklahoma judge who sentenced a 17-year-old boy to 10 years of church attendance as part of deferred sentence for DUI manslaughter is standing by his sentence as the right thing to do -- even if it may not have been the constitutional thing to do. Tyler Alred received the sentence after driving a Chevrolet pickup into a tree in the early morning hours of Dec. 4, 2011. His passenger and friend, 16-year old John Dum, was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more...

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Student Charged in Drug Overdose

A 21-year-old Tinley Park woman has been charged with felony obstruction of justice in connection with the drug overdose death of a Frankfort woman at Lewis University in southwest suburban Romeoville. Jamie Olson remained in the Will County Adult Detention Facility in Joliet and was scheduled to appear at a bail hearing. Olson allegedly tried to conceal her involvement in the heroin overdose death of Anna A. Marinier, who was visiting her at Lewis University, Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steven Lucchesi said. Read more...

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UGA Baseball Player Arrested for DUI

A freshman outfielder and pitcher for the University of Georgia baseball team has been arrested on charges of public intoxication and underage possession of alcohol. Jail records show Kyle Clark was being held Monday in the Athens-Clarke County Jail. Christopher Lakos, a UGA athletics department spokesman, said coach David Perno "is aware of the situation with Kyle, and he's looking in to the matter." Read more...




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November 19, 2012

Suspect Sought After Officer Shot in Head

An Arizona police officer is in critical condition after being shot in the head during a robbery at a home. Sgt. Robert Carpenter is recovering following surgery at UAMC, Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor said. The suspect in the shooting is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old, about 160 pounds, and wearing a dark blue jersey with "43." He also was wearing blue jeans, Villasenor said. Read more...

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Man Arrested in Barrel Deaths

South Carolina authorities say they've arrested a man accused of killing two people more than a month ago and stuffing their bodies in barrels before dumping them into a lake. Anderson County Sheriff's spokesman Chad McBride says John Michael Young was arrested early Saturday. A jail spokesman says Young was likely to make a first appearance before a judge later Saturday. He did not know if Young had an attorney. Read more...

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Foul Smell Leads to Dismembered Woman

A Southern California man has been arrested in connection with the grisly murder of his 74-year-old wife, authorities confirmed. Police found the woman, who had been dismembered, inside the couple's Oceanside, Calif. home at 11:10 p.m. on Friday. The smell coming from the house was so foul that officers had to wear masks while investigating the home. Detectives located the woman's 68-year-old husband in downtown Oceanside. He voluntarily went with them for questioning. After interviewing the man, police arrested him on suspicion of his wife's murder. Read more...

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Third Shopkeeper Killed by Same Gun

Authorities say a New York City boutique owner was shot to death in the head with the same gun that killed two other shopkeepers in the same borough over the summer. The shop owner was behind the counter of She She in the Flatbush section when he was shot. The gunman dragged his body toward the back of the store and covered it with clothing. Read more...

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Parents in Drugged Driving Case Charged

The parents of a New York teenager responsible for the high-speed car crash that killed four of his friends have been charged in the case. Long Island prosecutors say Aaditia and Patricia Beer, of Queens, allowed their son Joseph to drive the family's 2012 Subaru on October 8 even though he only had a learner's permit. Joseph Beer was high on marijuana and going more than 110 mph on the Southern State Parkway when he lost control and crashed into the woods. Read more...

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November 17, 2012

Man Sought in SC Barrel Deaths

The man investigators think killed two people more than a month ago and stuffed their bodies in barrels before dumping them into a South Carolina lake is on the run, authorities said. Deputies charged John Michael Young with two counts of murder Friday after searching his home not far from Lake Hartwell, taking away a chainsaw and machetes, Anderson County Sheriff's spokesman Chad McBride said. Authorities said in arrest warrants that Young killed 52-year-old Tony McGinnis in September and 37-year-old Andrea Mitchell in October by beating them in the head in woods near his home. Investigators didn't give a motive, but said the victims weren't killed at random. Read more...

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9-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder

A 9-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of a toddler in a St. Louis suburb. Associate Judge Walter Brandon ordered the Illinois Department of Human Services to take custody of the child, who was charged as a juvenile in the Aug. 22 death of the 14-month-old boy in Cahokia. Defense attorney Bill Walker said the boy's mother and grandmother both died years ago and that the other adults in his life were detained after being charged with child endangerment. Read more...

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Trucker Who Killed 4 Motorcyclists Gets 26 Years

An Arizona dump truck driver convicted of numerous charges for the 2010 deaths of four motorcyclists has been sentenced to 26 years in prison. Jurors returned guilty verdicts against Michael Jakscht (Jacks) on charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault and endangerment after an August trial. Jakscht plowed his 12-ton truck into a group of motorcyclists stopped at a north Phoenix traffic light on March 25, 2010. Four motorcyclists died and five others were injured in the fiery accident. Read more...

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Aunt Arrested in Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

Westminster Police have arrested a 27-year-old woman on charges of child abuse resulting in death. According to court records, a warrant for the woman, Irene Walker's arrest was issued on Thursday. Her bail has been set at $100,000, and has not been posted. Records show the child's death occurred on Sept. 17. An arrest affidavit identifies the child as 3-year-old Jersey Ruiz Walker's niece. Read more...

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Pot Smoking Teen Charged in 4 Deaths

A teenager who tested positive for marijuana was arrested in the death of four of his friends in a Long Island car crash after felony charges in an indictment were unsealed, a prosecutor said. Joseph Beer, 17, of Queens, pleaded not guilty in state court to charges stemming from the crash last month on the Southern State Parkway. Bail was set at $2 million. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said multiple felonies were brought after an analysis of a blood sample taken from Beer two hours after the crash tested positive for marijuana. Read more...

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Singer Bobby Brown Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

Recording artist Bobby Brown pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles court Friday to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Brown was charged with DUI, driving with a restricted license and driving a vehicle without a vehicle interlock device after he was arrested last month. His license was restricted and he was ordered to install a breathalyzer device that prevents his car from starting if he has had an alcoholic beverage to drink, following a previous DUI conviction. Read more...

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Joe Simpson Pleads No Contest in DUI Case

Ashlee and Jessica Simpson's dad pleaded no contest earlier this week to driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or above in Van Nuys, Calif., the L.A. City Attorney's Office confirmed. Joe was sentenced to 36 months' probation, fined $390 plus penalties and ordered to complete a three-month alcohol-education program. A separate count of driving under the influence stemming from his August arrest was dismissed. The charge being a misdemeanor, Joe wasn't required to be in court and his attorney entered the plea on his behalf. Read more...




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November 16, 2012

Bodies of Woman, Man Found in Barrels

The bodies of a man and a woman have been found in two barrels in a South Carolina lake, Anderson County investigators said. The first barrel was discovered floating in the water near Asbury Park. It contained human female remains. The second barrel was found near a bridge about a half mile away. Greg Shore, Anderson County coroner, said the remains were of a man. Read more...

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Teen Charged With Killing Girl, 16

A Chicago teen was charged with fatally shooting a 16-year-old girl in the South Side's Roseland neighborhood. Deon Blandon, 18, was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Taylor Fitting in the head while she sat in the back seat of a car, authorities said. Police said that Taylor was dropped off by an unknown person at Roseland Community Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. Read more...

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Texas Man Executed for Killing Cousins

Convicted killer Preston Hughes III was executed for the fatal stabbing of a 3-year-old boy and the child's teenage cousin who uttered her attacker's first name to police in her dying breaths 24 years ago in Houston. Hughes, 46, insisted he was innocent, contending police planted evidence and coerced his confessions to the September 1988 slayings of Shandra Charles, 15, and her cousin Marcell Taylor. Read more...

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5 Arrested in Cross-Country Retail Theft Spree

Five people suspected in a cross-country theft and identity fraud spree were arrested in Utah after police say they stole credit cards from shoppers and merchandise from several big businesses. With Black Friday just a week away, officers are using the incidents as a reminder to shoppers to keep their guards up. The group rented a car in Miami on Nov. 3 and committed retail theft in Texas and Colorado before coming to Utah, said Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Gary Young. Read more...

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Charges Dropped Against Bon Jovi's Daughter

Drug charges against the daughter of rock star Jon Bon Jovi were dropped a day after she suffered a suspected heroin overdose, officials in New York said. Oneida County District Attorney Scott D. McNamara said in a statement that Stephanie Bongiovi could not be charged because New York law prohibits the prosecution of people who had overdosed and were in possession of small amounts of drugs. Read more...


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November 15, 2012

Man Indicted in Etan Patz Case

A former bodega clerk has been indicted on charges related to the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, the first missing child ever featured on a milk carton. Pedro Hernandez, who was arrested in May, faces murder and kidnapping charges in the 33-year-old case. Police said Hernandez confessed to the crime, but his attorney says Hernandez is mentally ill. Read more...

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Whitey Bulger's Girlfriend Files Appeal

The longtime girlfriend of former Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has filed an appeal aimed at shaving time off her prison sentence for helping him while he was a fugitive. Catherine Greig pleaded guilty to charges related to helping Bulger stay on the run for 16 years. She's serving an eight-year sentence at a low-security federal prison in Minnesota. Her lawyer said people who claim their relatives were killed by Bulger shouldn't have been allowed to speak at her June sentencing. Read more...

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Sex Offender Put to Death for 2001 Murder

A registered sex offender was put to death for the rape, robbery and slaying of a woman abducted from a San Antonio bus stop 11 years ago. Ramon Torres Hernandez was one of three people convicted in the killing of Rosa Maria Rosado, 37, who was pulled into a car Hernandez was driving after she refused to let go of her purse during a drive-by robbery. Read more...

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James Holmes 'Unable' to Appear in Court

A judge has postponed a hearing for Colorado movie-theater shooting suspect James Holmes after Holmes' attorneys claimed he was unable to attend, citing an unspecified condition they said he developed. Judge William Sylvester agreed to move the motions hearing to December 10, according to Rob McCallum, a Colorado Judicial Department spokesman. Read more...

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Mom and 2 Daughters Found Dead in Closet

Police are investigating after a neighbor found a 29-year-old woman and her two young daughters dead inside their home near Miami. Miami-Dade detective Roy Rutland told The Miami Herald the neighbor smelled an odor Tuesday and went inside the house to find its source. There, she found Gladys Machado in a closet. Machado's daughters, 4-year-old Daniela Patrino and 8-year-old Julia Padrino, were next to her. Read more...

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Brothers Charged in Lottery Scam

Two brothers who waited six years to claim a $5 million New York scratch-off lottery prize have been charged with scamming the ticket off the real winner. Andy N. Ashkar, 34, of Camillus, and Nayel N. Ashkar, 36, of Cicero, were arrested, accused of conspiring to falsely claim the big prize as their own, authorities announced. The real winner bought the ticket at the Green Ale Market, a convenience store in Syracuse owned by the Ashkars' parents, in October 2006 -- only to be swindled out of it shortly thereafter. Read more...

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Stephanie Bongiovi Arrested After Drug Overdose

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi's daughter was arrested in New York state on drug possession charges following a suspected heroin overdose, local police said. Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, was found unresponsive in a dormitory room at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York from an alleged overdose and taken to a local medical facility, according to the Town of Kirkland Police Department. Heroin and marijuana were found in the dorm room during a search, police said. Read more...




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November 14, 2012

Ohio Executes Brett Hartman for 1997 Murder

Ohio executed a condemned killer who claimed he was innocent of stabbing a woman 138 times, slitting her throat and cutting off her hands. "I'm good, let's roll," Brett Hartman said in his final words. He then smiled in the direction of his sister and repeatedly gave her, a friend and his attorney a "thumbs up" with his left hand. He then said something inaudible to warden Donald Morgan, who didn't respond. Read more...

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Police Search for Girl Who Was Dragged Away

Police climbed up and down undeveloped hills east of downtown Los Angeles in a massive search for a teenage girl or woman after witnesses reported seeing a man drag her away by the hair. Searchers on foot and horseback combed 455 acres of the El Sereno hills while others flew overhead in a helicopter and dog handlers deployed bloodhounds. The apparent victim, described as 13 or older -- and possibly a small woman -- was reported kidnapped near a recreation center during an argument with a young man who may be 16 to 18, police said. Read more...

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Nephew Charged in Aunt's Slaying

A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of his aunt Saturday night in a gated community in North Jackson. Caleb Lawrence Mullins was arrested by police in Louisville, Ky., on Monday. He will appear this morning in front of a Louisville judge to determine when he will be extradited to Jackson, according to Jackson police Lt. Tyreece Miller. Police said that Mullins stabbed his 43-year-old aunt Karen Mullins, took her SUV and drove from Jackson to Louisville, which is where the two are originally from. Read more...

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Pastor's Grandson Accused in Murder

A Houston, Texas man was arrested and questioned by police regarding the death of his grandfather, an 89-year-old pastor and the pastor's 61-year-old daughter, who was visiting from California. Police said Cameron Dorsey, 20, became a "person of interest" after he was seen leaving his grandfather's house shortly before the bodies were discovered. Houston firefighters found the bodies of Vincent Dorsey and his daughter, Barbara Ann Dorsey Alexander, after a home on Dover street caught fire. Read more...

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Attorneys Seek New Trial of Teenage Killer

When Cyntoia Brown was 16 years old she shot and killed a 43-year-old man who had picked her up for sex. Brown claims she was afraid of Johnny Allen, who she said was behaving strangely and had a house full of guns. Prosecutors in Nashville say Brown killed Allen in order to steal from him she left with his pants, containing his wallet, and some guns. At her 2006 trial, the jury sided with prosecutors, convicting Brown of first-degree murder and sentencing her to life in prison. But since then, a documentary shown on public television about Brown's life has stirred sympathy for her. Read more...

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Woman Runs Down Husband for Not Voting

An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix because he failed to vote in the election, police said. Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested after running over husband Daniel Solomon following a wild chase that left him pinned underneath the vehicle. Daniel Solomon, 36, was in critical condition at a local hospital, but is expected to survive, Gilbert police spokesman Sergeant Jesse Sanger said. Read more...

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Top Wings Prospect Arraigned on DUI Charge

Riley Sheahan, the Red Wings' No. 1 draft pick in 2010, was arrested Oct. 29 and charged with driving with an alcohol content more than two times the legal limit, the team confirmed. According to the team, police said Sheahan, 20, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 or higher and provided false information after being stopped for going the wrong way on a one-way street. Sheahan, who pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Nov. 6 in Grand Rapids District Court, faces up to 180 days in jail. Read more...

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News Anchor Arrested on DUI Charges

A local television news anchor was arrested on DUI charges on Sunday after she was involved in a wrong-way crash, according to Atlanta police. Amanda Davis, an anchor at WAGA in Atlanta, was driving northbound in the southbound lane of Piedmont Avenue near 14th Street in Midtown when the crash ocurred, according to Atlanta police spokesman Gregory Lyon. Davis refused to a field sobriety test and state-administered chemical tests, Lyon said. Read more...

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Former Hawaii QB Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

An attorney for former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan pleaded not guilty on behalf of the former star accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. District Court Judge Dean Ochiai in Kaneohe set a trial for Jan. 2 for Brennan. Brennan, who was third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 2007, did not attend the brief hearing. Brennan was arrested in Kailua in July. Police said in their report that Brennan had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.17 percent. Police said they also found a plastic bag with cocaine residue in the rented car Brennan was driving, but prosecutors decided against drug charges, saying they couldn't fully prove the drugs belonged to Brennan. Read more...

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Steelers Release Alameda Ta'amu

The Steelers released backup nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu a month after the rookie fourth-round pick's drunken driving incident. Ta'amu fell out of favor with the team last month, when he was arrested after police said he crashed into several other cars and then ran away from officers. He'll be formally arraigned Dec. 31 on felony charges of aggravated assault by vehicle and fleeing and eluding police, as well as misdemeanor charges including resisting arrest, escape and DUI. Read more...


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November 13, 2012

Woman Set on Fire by Husband Dies

A Florida woman who suffered burns on 80 percent of her body after her husband allegedly set her on fire in August died from an infection. Megan Kimbrough, 26, was allegedly burned by Joshua Kimbrough, who faces numerous charges including attempted first-degree murder. Detectives say Kimbrough set his wife on fire in their Lakeland home with flammable liquids and then stopped her as she tried to run out of the house to extinguish herself. Read more...

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Attorney General Blocks Man's Release

David Montgomery was jubilant when a judge ordered his son freed from prison, exonerated after the woman who accused him of molesting her admitted the story was a fraud. But that abruptly turned to agony when Montgomery learned Virginia's attorney general was keeping his son behind bars. "It was just another twist of the knife," Montgomery said in a telephone interview Monday. "They need to release my son." Read more...

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Off-Duty Marine Fatally Shot

Palm Springs police fatally shot an off-duty Marine who allegedly ran over an officer during a confrontation in a parking structure, authorities said. The incident began when two officers on bike patrol saw the Marine driving a black Chrysler with another man in the passenger seat. The two men allegedly began shouting derogatory remarks at the officers, according to the Palm Springs Police Department. Read more...

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14-Year-Old Found 'Safe' in Hotel

A 14-year-old girl who disappeared from Glennville, Ga. Saturday has been found safe in Norcross. Norcross Police picked the girl up at the Knights Inn on Brookhollow Parkway, near Interstate 85. Initially, Glennville Police said Griselda Cibrian was abducted by a 24-year-old man who was considered armed and dangerous. A Levi's Call, which is Georgia's version of an AMBER Alert for abducted children, was issued Sunday. Read more...

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Teens Charged In Cemetery Vandalism

Police have arrested three teenagers suspected of knocking over several dozen headstones at the Congregation Ados Israel Cemetery at Tower Avenue and Waverly Street last month. The teens, who are between 14 and 15 years of age, are each charged with interfering with a cemetery or burial ground and criminal mischief. Neither charge is a serious juvenile offense, said Lt. Brian Foley. Read more...

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Mom Charged With Smoking Meth With Teen

A southwest Missouri woman has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child for smoking methamphetamine with her 13-year-old daughter. The Springfield woman told police she might have smoked meth with her daughter five or six times. Read more...


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November 12, 2012

Man Charged in 1993 Drowning

An arrest warrant has been issued for the former husband of a woman who was found drowned in the bottom of the couple's swimming pool in 1993. According to online court records, Jon Lang, 54, of Industry, is charged with homicide. Debbie Lang, 34, was found at the bottom of the swimming pool at the couple's Fourth Street home in June 1993. District Attorney Anthony Berosh said the case was revisited when a witness to the drowning -- Jamie Darlington, who was 16 at the time -- came forward earlier this year and confirmed what investigators had suspected. Read more...

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Ohio Teen Sentenced To Life In Prison

A teenager was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole Friday for his role in a deadly plot to lure men desperate for work with phony Craigslist job offers. Judge Lynne Callahan sentenced 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty, who had been convicted on Oct. 30 of aggravated murder and attempted murder in the deaths of three men and wounding of a fourth. The sentencing was delayed from Monday amid talks on a deal for leniency in return for Rafferty's testimony against the alleged triggerman. Rafferty was looking to avoid a life sentence without hope of parole. Read more...

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Feds Swoop Down on White Supremacist Gang

Nearly three dozen alleged members of the white supremacist group Aryan Brotherhood of Texas have been charged in a 43-page federal indictment that includes crimes that could result in the death penalty. A The 34 suspected white supremacist gang members, 14 of whom were arrested in a massive raid on Friday, face charges including murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, assault and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. Read more...

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Arizona Jail Escapee Back in Custody

Authorities apprehended a man who had escaped from an Arizona jail hours earlier while being held on attempted murder and robbery charges. Adan Orduno Jr., 26, was captured in Phoenix, said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Authorities were still investigating how he broke out. Orduno was being housed in the county jail's psychiatric unit when he was discovered missing Read more...

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Vandals Damage Nearly 70 Alabama Graves

Authorities in Limestone County are searching for vandals who broke or overturned the headstones on nearly 70 graves at Hatchett Cemetery in Tanner. Cemetery board member James Lucas told al.com that his parents' headstones were among those vandalized. The cemetery is maintained by members of Little Ezekiel Missionary Baptist Church. Lucas said some families don't have the money to replace headstones that were smashed. Read more...

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11-Month-Old ODs on Heroin

A mother in Delaware County was charged Friday with the heroin- overdose death of her 11-month-old son. Christina Rivero, 28, told investigators conflicting stories about the July 15 death of her son, Niccolo Varner, at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Collingdale police said. She was charged with third-degree murder, endangering the welfare of children and other crimes. An autopsy and subsequent toxicology report found that Niccolo's cause of death was acute heroin intoxication. Read more...

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Minnesota Coach Pleds Guilty to DUI

Saul Smith sat hunched over an iPad for nearly half an hour awaiting his sentencing in the Hennepin County district court. The assistant coach's shoulders sagged, but he walked out of the courtroom with his head held a little higher after pleading guilty to an Oct. 20 drunken driving incident. Smith was sentenced to 40 hours of community service within 180 days, a one-day Hennepin County DWI program and a $300 fine plus a $78 surcharge. Read more...


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November 10, 2012

Last Dougherty Gang Sibling Pleads Guilty

The third sibling member of the "Dougherty Gang" has entered a guilty plea on charges related to a 2011 bank robbery in south Georgia. Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 27, pleaded guilty in federal court in Valdosta to charges of bank robbery and using a firearm during the commission of a crime. All three siblings - Dylan, Ryan and Lee Grace - will be sentenced Dec. 17. Read more...

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O.J. Appeal Hearing Set for May

A Nevada judge set the stage for former football star O.J. Simpson to testify for the first time in the Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping case that resulted in his conviction and lengthy prison sentence. Simpson appeals lawyers Patricia Palm and Ozzie Fumo said following a brief date-setting hearing in Las Vegas that they anticipate Simpson will take the stand to testify that he was so poorly represented by his trial attorneys that he should be freed and get a new trial. Read more...

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NJ Schoolyard Killer Convicted

The final defendant in a New Jersey schoolyard attack that killed three college-bound friends and left a fourth seriously wounded has been convicted of murder. Gerardo Gomez was among six men and boys charged in the 2007 Newark schoolyard attack, which shocked the state's largest city and led to new anti-crime measures. Three others were convicted at trial and are serving multiple life sentences. Two others pleaded guilty. Read more...

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'Whitey' Bulger Wins 3-Month Trial Delay

A federal judge agreed to delay the murder trial of former mobster James "Whitey" Bulger by three months, rejecting a defense request for eight months. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns said he would put off Bulger's trial from March until June. He said jury selection will begin on June 6. Read more...

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Robbery Pursuit Ends in Shootout, Death

A bank robbery suspect was cornered on a northern Los Angeles County cul-de-sac and shot to death on live television after he apparently fired at sheriff's deputies from his car, authorities said. The man died at the scene at around 10:15 a.m. after televised news reports showed a single bullet trail plowing through the glass from inside a sport utility vehicle, followed by a fusillade of shots that punctured the windshield and blew out the back window. Read more...

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Shooting Spree Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A man arrested in a shooting spree that targeted motorists in southeastern Michigan has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of attempted murder. Raulie Casteel was charged in Oakland County, where many of the 24 random shootings occurred last month. The 43-year-old geologist has been in jail since his arrest Monday. He was first charged in a shooting in Livingston County. Read more...

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Man Executed for 2002 Break-In Slaying

A man described as a fledgling serial killer by prosecutors was executed Thursday in Texas for a woman's slaying during a break-in at her home a decade ago. Mario Swain, 33, received a lethal injection for killing Lola Nixon at her home in East Texas' Longview two days after Christmas in 2002. When asked by a warden if he had a final statement before his punishment, the condemned prisoner shook his head, closed his eyes and took several barely audible breaths. Read more...

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Mother Charged in Baby's Heroin Death

The mother of an 11-month-old who died after ingesting heroin is facing murder charges, authorities announced. The Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office determined Tuesday that Niccolo Varner died from ingesting heroin on July 15. Paramedics were called to his Lincoln Avenue home and he was rushed to Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, but police say the baby had died long before ever being taken to the hospital. The boy's mother, Christine Rivero, is now charged with third-degree murder, criminal homicide, reckless endangerment of a child and aggravated assault. Read more...

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220 Washington Marijuana Cases Dismissed

King and Pierce County prosecutors are dismissing more than 220 misdemeanor marijuana cases in response to Tuesday's vote to decriminalize small amounts of pot. In King County, 175 cases are being dismissed involving people 21 and older and possession of one ounce or less. I-502 makes one ounce of marijuana legal on Dec. 6, but King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg decided to apply I-502 retroactively. "Although the effective date of I-502 is not until December 6, there is no point in continuing to seek criminal penalties for conduct that will be legal next month," Satterberg said in a statement. Read more...

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Former UGA Running Back Charged With DUI

Former University of Georgia running back Caleb King remained in jail after being charged with driving under the influence in Buford. King, 24, of Lilburn, was stopped at the intersection of Cumming Highway and Suwanee Dam Road after he allegedly flashed his high-beam headlights while driving behind an officer. King was also allegedly driving a 2006 Dodge Charger in the middle of the roadway, halfway in his lane and halfway in the lane for oncoming traffic, the report states. Read more...

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Lakers' Devin Ebanks Arrested for DUI

Lakers forward Devin Ebanks was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI, according to law enforcement sources and booking records. Ebanks, 23, was pulled over at 2:49 a.m. in the Hollywood area by California Highway Patrol officers and booked at 3:44 a.m. Ebanks was released after posting $5,000 bail. His next scheduled court date is Dec. 7, according to booking records. Read more...


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November 09, 2012

Jared Loughner Gets 7 Life Sentences

The Arizona man who pleaded guilty to a shooting rampage after he was forcibly medicated to make him competent has been sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences to be followed by 140 years in prison. Jared Lee Loughner will never be eligible for parole. The sentence came after an emotional sentencing hearing at which his victims, including U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords, were able to confront the killer for the first time. Read more...

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Man Convicted in 1962 Murders Freed

The metal mesh door at the state prison complex in Phoenix slid open and a tall man shuffled through. Relatives of William Macumber, who were gathered in the lobby of the prison, cheered his first steps as a free man. He had spent 37 years in prison. He had been convicted of a murder he insisted he did not commit. But Macumber, who was found guilty of shooting a young couple to death in the desert north of Scottsdale in 1962, pleaded no contest to charges of second-degree murder in a deal with prosecutors that allowed him to walk free the same afternoon. Read more...
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Convicted Killer Gets New Trial

The Arkansas Supreme Court says a man convicted in the 2009 shooting deaths of five people deserves a new trial because his previous trial wasn't fair. Samuel Lee Conway was convicted last year on five counts of capital murder plus other charges. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. The high court on Thursday reversed Conway's convictions and sentences and ordered a new trial. Read more...

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Parents Locked Teens in Basement for Months

A suburban Des Moines couple is under arrest after their adopted teenage children reported being locked in the basement and fed under a locked door as punishment. The 45-year-old father and 44-year-old mother are charged with false imprisonment and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. The Iowa Human Services Department says it removed the 13-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy from the home in Ankeny after one of them told a school employee about their confinement. Read more...

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Woman Faces Church Embezzlement Charges

A woman suspected of stealing thousands of dollars from a church pre-school was arrested Thursday and is facing felony theft charges. Melissa Miles, 39, was arrested on her way to a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant off of Wolfensburger Road in Castle Rock around 11:30 a.m. A citizen reported her whereabouts to police. She'd avoided arrest for a week, since her warrant was issued Nov. 1. Read more...

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Two Charged in Stevie Wonder Concert Scam

A North Carolina man has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 to organize a Stevie Wonder concert that never happened, prosecutors announced. A grand jury returned an indictment against 44-year-old Marc Hubbard on Wednesday on a charge of wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Florence Nakakuni said during a news conference in Honolulu. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Read more...

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Woman Shosts Intruder Who Followed Her Home

A 35-year-old woman says she shot and killed a man after he allegedly barged into her Alcalde home and tried to undress her at knife point. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that search warrant affidavits say the shooting Saturday occurred when 33-year-old Taos resident Lawrence Sandoval forced his way into the woman's home. She told deputies that she believed he followed her home from a gas station. Officials say Sandoval died at the scene. Read more...

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NFL Lineman Waives DUI Court Appearance

Detroit Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley did not appear in a Mobile courtroom for his arraignment on drunken driving and reckless driving charges. Fairley instead waived his court appearance. The former Auburn University star's lawyer said he expects the case to be heard in January. Fairley hopes to enter a pre-trial diversion program, which could lead to the charges being dismissed. Read more...


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November 08, 2012

Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger Back in Jail

Boston mobster James ''Whitey'' Bulger is out of the hospital and back in jail, where's he's awaiting trial for his alleged role in 19 slayings. The US Marshals Service confirmed that Bulger, 83, a former paid FBI informant, was back in custody at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility. The Marshals Service released no other information. Read more...

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Penn State Ex-President Charged With Conspiracy

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was arraigned and released on bail at a brief court appearance Wednesday on charges he lied about and concealed child sex abuse allegations involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Spanier, accompanied by his wife, signed paperwork after his bail was set at $125,000, but he was not required to post any of that amount. He was ordered to forfeit his passport and be fingerprinted. He didn't enter a plea. Read more...

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Ex-Officer Arrested in Wife's Death

A fired police officer has been charged in the alleged murder-for-hire death of his wife, whom he married after undergoing a female-to-male sex-change operation. Oregon City police said that 50-year-old Lynn Edward Benton has been charged with aggravated murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Read more...

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Homeowner Arrested After Shooting Intruders

A homeowner who shot two people who allegedly broke into his home is now under arrest. Jerry Rasmussen, 60, shot at two people after finding them inside his Fair Oaks home. One of the intruders died, the other was able to get to a hospital. Deputies are investigating the incident further, and arrested Rasmussen because they learned he is an ex-felon and he used a gun in this incident. Read more...

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Woman Charged in Child's Death

A northwestern Missouri woman has been charged in the October death of her bedridden 4-year-old daughter. Alexandra Laureen Schurr, 21, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Schurr was being held in the Buchanan County jail on $50,000 bond. Schurr's daughter, Amber Elizabeth Mosier, died Oct. 10 at their St. Joseph home. The little girl had cerebral palsy and relied on a feeding tube. An autopsy showed she died of an airway obstruction. Read more...

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Man Sentenced for 12th DUI Conviction

A Virginia man convicted for the 12th time in a drunken driving case will serve the maximum sentence. David Marion Apraham, 44, of Spotsylvania received a seven-year sentence in Spotsylvania Circuit Court. Apraham had pleaded guilty in August to DUI, driving on a suspended license and refusing to take a breath test. Read more...

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2 States Vote to Legalize Marijuana

Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21 when voters passed ballot initiatives in the 2012 General Election. But implementing the will of the voters in those states may be a long time coming if the efforts are challenged by federal authorities. Read more...


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November 07, 2012

Murder Suspect Mistakenly Released From Jail

A murder suspect set to go on trial is on the run after a paperwork mix-up mistakenly allowed him out of jail. Quinton Jones walked out the front door of the Fulton County Jail two weeks ago, even though he was being held without bond on murder charges. Jones was charged in the June 2011 death of 29-year-old Lamarice Westbrook, who was found dead near an Atlanta concert venue. Read more...

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Inmate Who Claimed He Was Insane Executed

An Oklahoma inmate who was convicted of the 1986 murder of his fiancee was executed despite claims that he was insane and ineligible for the death penalty. Garry Thomas Allen, 56, was given a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in McAlester for fatally shooting 24-year-old Lawanna Gail Titsworth, outside an Oklahoma City day care. Allen was declared dead at 6:10 p.m., according to Jerry Massie, spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Read more...

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Mysterious Michigan Highway Shooter Arrested

Police have arrested a 43-year-old Michigan man in connection with dozens of shootings that terrorized commuters across metropolitan Detroit and resulted in at least one injury, authorities said. Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth said officers executed a search warrant late Monday night in Wixom, the Detroit suburb where the shootings began last month. Read more...

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Prosecutors Dismiss Capital Murder Case

A capital murder case against a man accused of murdering a University of Utah theater student in 1999 was dismissed. Donald Eugene Younge, 46, was charged with capital murder and nine other felonies in connection with an Aug. 3, 1999, death of Amy Quinton, 22. Prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss all of the charges because of concerns about the evidence. Read more...

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Justices Ponder Use of Drug-Sniffing Dogs

Franky and Aldo were not at the Supreme Court to defend their drug-detecting abilities, but it is likely they would have had little to say to the justices who were probing the limits and reliability of their talents when police search for contraband. The German shepherd and chocolate Labrador were in Florida, where the appeals over their work originated. At issue: When and if dog "sniffs" of illegal substances can justify subsequent searches of homes and cars. Two appeals from criminal defendants could have far-reaching effects on when a person's private holdings can be subjected to intrusion without clear probable cause or a valid search warrant. Read more...

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Two Marijuana-Legalization Measures Pass

Ballot measures to legalize casual marijuana use were leading in Washington state and Colorado, but a similar measure lost in Oregon. Both measures call for marijuana to be legalized and regulated similar to alcohol. Marijuana advocates claimed double victories. Read more...

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Georgina Zogby Sentenced for DUI

A tearful Georgina Zogby was sentenced in Cumberland County Court to 36 months of supervised probation for refusing to stop for police and driving while drunk. Today was the last court appearance for the 48-year-old wife of the State Budget Secretary. Zogby faced four criminal charges in 2010 and 2011 for two driving under the influence arrests and two for shoplifting. Her story caught the public's attention, not because of her actions, but because her husband Charles Zogby is the State Budget Secretary. Read more...


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November 06, 2012

Boyfriend Guilty But Mentally Ill of Murder

A Lake County judge has found a Deerfield man guilty but mentally ill of killing his girlfriend's mother with a baseball bat in 2010. The judge convicted 24-year-old Daniel Baker of first-degree murder. He faces 20 years to life in prison. Prosecutors say Baker will receive treatment for mental issues while he is imprisoned. The ruling came after a seven-day trial. His defense attorneys had said he was insane at the time of 50-year-old Marina Aksman's death. Read more...

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Ohio Teen's Sentencing Delayed

With a possible deal for leniency in the works, sentencing was delayed Monday for an Ohio teenager convicted in a deadly plot to lure men desperate for work with phony Craigslist job offers. Judge Lynne Callahan said sentencing for 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty would be held Friday, but she did not explain the reason for the change. The announcement during a brief court session came after a 90-minute delay as prosecutors and defense attorneys met privately in the judge's chambers. Read more...

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Uncle Charged With Murdering 6-Year-Old

A Delaware County man has been charged with murder in the beating death of his 6-year-old nephew, the district attorney's office announced. Paul Adams, 38 of Wallingford, allegedly lashed Tyreece Charlow for 45 minutes with a large belt after the child would not listen or follow directions, according to court documents. Read more...

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Grandmother Arrested After Toddler Shooting

The grandmother of a Modesto toddler who was shot in what family members claimed was a drive-by shooting has been arrested. Modesto police say 54-year-old Maria Elena Hernandez was booked on suspicion of child endangerment hours after she brought her granddaughter to a hospital with a gunshot wound to her upper body. Family members told police that the 18-month-old girl was in the front yard when she was hit by gunfire. But neighbors didn't hear any gunshots and detectives found no evidence of a drive-by shooting. Read more...

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5 Teens Charged in Halloween Muggings

Five teens boys, including a 13-year-old, have each been charged with five counts of first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with a series of armed muggings in Tacoma on Halloween night. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says three of the teens have been charged as adults: Zyion Houston-Sconiers, 17; Treson Roberts, 16; and Amancio Tolbert, 16. The other two, the 13-year-old and a 15-year-old, are being prosecuted as juveniles, he said. Read more...

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Can Jurors Ask Witnesses Questions?

More and more jurisdictions are allowing jurors to submit questions for the witness to answer. In fact, a few states now require judges to ask jurors if they have any questions for the current witness. Proponents claim it gets the jury more involved, but others think the process has its drawbacks. Read more...

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Man Sentenced for Fatal Halloween DUI

A 42-year-old Las Vegas man has been sentenced to eight to 20 years in prison in the drunken-driving death of a 12-year-old trick-or-treater a little more than a year ago. Justin Caramanica Kikikoi was sentenced following his guilty plea in July to driving under the influence during the crash that killed Faith Love on Oct. 31, 2011. Love was trick-or-treating as a Native American princess when she was struck by Caramanica's car on a residential street in western Las Vegas. Read more...

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Drunk Babysitter Sentenced to 12 Years

A woman who got drunk and allowed her 15-month-old nephew to drown in her backyard swimming pool was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Erin Robyn Lottmann, 36, pleaded guilty to felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. Lottmann was baby-sitting the boy, John Robert Howard of Warrenton, at her home on Aug. 1, 2011. She got drunk and went swimming with the child. Tests showed Lottmann's blood-alcohol content was 0.308 percent. Read more...


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November 05, 2012

Police Seek Gunman Who Wounded 7 at Fair

Police in Georgia are hunting for at least one gunman who opened fire and wounded seven people at a crowded fair in Savannah. Savannah-Chatham County police spokesman Julian Miller said that nobody was killed in the shooting at the Coastal Empire Fair. But seven people ranging in age from 14 to 36 were taken to area hospitals with gunshot wounds. Read more...

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Whitey Bulger Hospitalized With Chest Pains

Notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was taken to Boston Medical Center after complaining of chest pains, officials said. Plymouth Fire Department battalion chief Kevin Murphy said in a phone interview tonight that firefighters responded to the Plymouth County Correctional Facility at 1:48 a.m. and took Bulger to the hospital. Read more...

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Pastor Charged With Killing Fiancee's Daughter

As police frantically worked to figure out how his fiancee's 24-year-old daughter had vanished, a Michigan pastor who had turned to God to shed his violent past went to his flock with a request: pray for her. But all along, authorities say, he knew the sordid truth about where the young mother was. The pastor, ex-convict John D. White, later confessed to killing Rebekah Gay to fulfill a fantasy of necrophilia, police said Friday. White drank four or five beers before going to the woman's mobile home and repeatedly striking her head with a mallet and strangling her with a zip tie, according to court documents. Read more...

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Judge Unseals Liddy Watergate Trial Records

A federal judge has ordered the release of long-sealed records relating to the 1973 trial of Watergate conspirators G. Gordon Liddy and James McCord, both of whom served as officials of President Richard Nixon's re-election bid. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth, acting on a petition from Texas A&M history professor Luke Nichter, issued an order setting in motion the unsealing. Read more...

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Marijuana Use on Ballots in Six States

Marijuana advocates have placed measures on ballots in six states dealing with the recreational or medical use of the drug, defying federal efforts to crack down on use where it's already legal.
Voters in Oregon, Washington and Colorado will decide whether their states will become the first to legalize recreational use of marijuana. In Massachusetts and Arkansas, voters will consider legalizing it for medical use. In Montana, they'll decide whether to affirm or reject a 2011 law that scaled back a 2004 initiative legalizing medical marijuana. Read more...

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Missouri Player Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Another Missouri freshman football player has been arrested in a marijuana possession case. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested tight end Brandon Holifield for possession of under 35 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to have a valid driver's license and speeding. The arrest occurred in Boone County, and Holifield posted $300 bond for the license charge and $500 bond for the possession charge. Read more...

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Arkansas Linebacker Williams Suspended After DWI

Terrell Williams, a senior linebacker for the University of Arkansas' football team, has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated. Williams, 21, was also charged with driving left of the center lane and violation of Arkansas' implied consent law. After failing a field sobriety test, Williams became "very uncooperative with deputies" and "refused to follow directions and became very argumentative," according to the report. Read more...

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Michael Wright Arrested After Hitting a Police Car

Michael Wright recently had a run-in with the law. The Eddie King Jr. of "The Five Heartbeats" was taken into custody after reportedly crashing his car into another vehicle which was occupied by two police officers. He hit the police car when trying to park his 1978 black Rolls Royce in Manhattan. The "Sugar Hill" star failed sobriety test when asked to take one after the cops detected the smell of alcohol. According to law enforcement sources, his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. Read more...

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Octomom's Father Joins Daughter in Rehab

Nadya Suleman gave a great example to her daddy, Edward Doud Suleman, when she entered a rehab facility. Inspired by her daughter's decision to get a special treatment for her "anxiety, exhaustion, and stress" due to her addiction to Xanax, Ed checked into the same facility with her to get help for his alcohol addiction. Nadya's spokesperson said her father entered the Chapman House Rehabilitation Center to join an alcohol dependency program for 28 days. According to the representative, Ed's drinking habit has been back for decades. Read more...


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November 02, 2012

Whitey Bulger's Lawyers Wants Delay

A lawyer for mobster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a judge to delay his trial by eight months, while a prosecutor argued that Bulger has already received "a 16-year continuance" by fleeing Boston and staying on the run all those years. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns didn't immediately rule on the defense request to move the trial from March until next November. Stearns said he expects to issue a written decision within the next few days. Read more...

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3 Day Crime Spree Ends in Police Shootout

A young San Diego woman was behind bars for allegedly taking part in a spree of armed holdups along with an ex-firefighter who was shot dead two days later in a Halloween-night gunbattle with police in Barrio Logan. Cindy Altamirano Garcia, who turned 18 three weeks ago, was arrested at the scene of the shootout that killed her alleged accomplice, 40-year-old Philip Martin Hernandez, according to San Diego police. Read more...

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Burglar Who Shot 90-Year-Old Convicted

A Marin County jury has convicted a burglar of two counts of attempted murder for breaking into the home of a 90-year-old man and shooting him in the jaw. Jurors needed only two days to also find Samuel Cutrufelli guilty of robbery, burglary and assault with a semiautomatic firearm. The 31-year-old Cutrufelli now faces the possibility of life in prison. No sentencing date has been set. Read more...

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'Flight' Movie Explores Depths of Alcoholism

"Flight" joins a long list of movies including "The Lost Weekend," "The Days of Wine and Roses," "The Verdict," "Clean & Sober" and this year's Sundance Film Festival hit "Smashed" (arriving in theaters later this month) that spotlight the ravages of alcoholism and provide a showcase for an actor to sink his teeth into a really meaty role. It's, in the end, inconsequential to the real story, which centers on Whip's substance abuse and the competing forces to allow him to confront it or maintain denial. Read more...

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Landlord Arrested After Reporting Meth Lab

A landlord and his wife were still reeling from spending two days in the Clayton County Jail this week after reporting to police that they had found bags of methamphetamine in their rental property. "I'm still in disbelief," Michael Keeley told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Keeley and his new bride, Channel, are free on $5,000 bond each after being charged with tampering with drug evidence recovered Sunday from their rental home in Rex. Read more...




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November 01, 2012

Michigan Police Search for Possible Sniper

Officers have begun pulling over and questioning drivers in four Michigan counties in the hopes of catching a man suspected of shooting at other motorists nearly two dozen times over the past two weeks, including one driver who was wounded over the weekend. Officers are searching for anything out of the norm during their traffic stops in Oakland, Livingston, Ingham and Shiawassee counties, where the suspect is believed to have fired on 22 other vehicles since Oct. 16, said Lt. Mike Shaw, of the state police post in Brighton. Read more...

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Texas Executes Louisiana Ex-Con

Donnie Lee Roberts, convicted in his girlfriend's 2003 slaying in Texas, was executed for fatally shooting the woman and taking items from her home to sell or trade to support his drug habit. Roberts, 41, became the 12th inmate to be put to death this year in the nation's most active capital punishment state. He was given a lethal injection for the killing of Vicki Bowen at her East Texas home. Read more...

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Man Charged After 400-Pound Wife Dies

The husband of a 400-pound Detroit-area woman has been charged with abuse after her recent death. Authorities are accusing Michael Brooks of ignoring Yolanda Reese-Brooks and allowing her to fester in a bed surrounded by her own waste. The 40-year-old Warren woman died of morbid obesity and other injuries last week. The prosecutor's office says Brooks was his wife's primary caretaker after she sustained a crushed pelvis and ruptured bladder in a 2011 auto wreck. Read more...

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Man Charged With Texting While Driving

An eastern Utah man was charged Wednesday with hitting and killing a Vernal teenager with his car while texting behind the wheel. Jeffery Bascom, 28, of Jensen, was charged in 8th District Court with automobile homicide involving the use of a hand-held wireless communication device while driving, a second-degree felony, as well as obstruction of justice, a third-degree felony. Read more...

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Couple Indicted for Planting Pot on Son's Teacher

A married couple accused of trying to frame an elementary school parent volunteer by planting marijuana and pills in her car have been indicted by an Orange County Grand Jury. The couple, Kent Wycliffe Easter, 38, and Jill Bjorkholm Easter, 39, were indicted on charges of conspiracy to procure false arrest, false imprisonment and conspiracy to falsely report a crime, prosecutors said. Read more...

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Former LSU Quarterback Back in Jail

Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson was incarcerated again Tuesday, days after his arrest in Baton Rouge, La., on suspicion of marijuana possession. District Judge Chip Moore ordered Jefferson imprisoned for violating terms of a bond he posted last year after the quarterback was charged with battery following a bar fight. Jefferson was booked into jail and was undergoing a substance-abuse evaluation. Read more...


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