July 31, 2013

Chandra Levy Court Documents Unsealed

A judge has ordered the release of sealed documents and transcripts from court proceedings related to the murder case of Chandra Levy, a Washington intern whose disappearance in 2001 drew national headlines and damaged a U.S. congressman's political career. D.C. Superior Court Judge Gerald Fisher ruled that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia should release the transcripts of secret conversations between the lawyers and the judge at the judge's bench in hearings from earlier this year. Read more...

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Ariel Castro to Pay to Tear Down Home

Ariel Castro will have to pay for the demolition of the Cleveland house of horrors where he imprisoned and raped three women for a decade, according to details of his guilty plea. To avoid the death penalty, Castro pleaded guilty last week to 937 counts of rape, kidnapping and attempted murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole — plus 1,000 years. Prosecutors dropped 40 extra counts that were considered redundant. Read more...

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Penn State Officials Ordered to Trial

For two days, prosecutors portrayed three former leaders of Pennsylvania State University as more focused on protecting the school's reputation than the consequences of burying reports that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was molesting children. District Judge William Wenner agreed that they had offered enough of a case that former president Graham B. Spanier, vice president Gary Schultz, and athletic director Tim Curley should be held for trial on charges that include perjury, child endangerment, obstruction, and failing to report abuse. Read more...

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Arrest Made in Murder of 19-Year-Old

Hartford Police have made an arrest in the murder of a Washington County teenager. Police are withholding the name of the person arrested. They would only say a 19-year old man from Hubertus is in custody. Sources said Daniel Bartelt has been arrested. He is the same man who is in custody after being charged for assaulting another woman. Read more...

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Car Crashes Into Missouri Day Care

A car came crashing into a Kansas City day care center when a sport utility vehicle rear-ended a parked Cadillac, injuring the SUV's driver and three children, police said. The Cadillac was parked and had no driver when the Range Rover rear-ended it, pushing it into the day care and trapping two children under the Cadillac. The three children were being treated for mild to moderate injuries, said Children's Mercy spokeswoman Jessica Salazar. The SUV's driver, meanwhile, was in stable condition at a hospital, said Kansas City police Capt. Tye Grant. Read more...

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Manziel Counseled for Anger, Alcohol

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has undergone therapy for alcohol abuse and anger issues, a new report by ESPN says. Manziel saw an alcohol counselor for "six or seven weeks" during his Heisman-winning season with the Aggies following his 2012 arrest for disorderly conduct. The ESPN article makes several references to the 20-year-old Manziel drinking alcohol, which is hard to refute given the recent media coverage about him. Read more...

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Rapper Kat Dahlia Arrested for DUI

Rapper Kat Dahlia has been arrested on charges of DUI and resisting arrest without violence. Dahlia, whose real name is Katriana Huguet, was arrested in Miami Beach. Jail records show she's being held on $2,000 bail. It's not immediately known if she has an attorney. Huguet turned 23 the day before her arrest. The arrest affidavit reports that an officer spotted Huguet speeding with the headlights off and pulled her over. The officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol in the car and noted that Huguet had blood shot eyes and her speech was slurred. She refused to perform any sobriety tests and cursed at the officer. Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan Leaves Rehab

Lindsay Lohan left rehab after completing her court-ordered 90-day stay. The 27-year-old was pictured looking healthy and in good spirits as she climbed into a waiting car at the Cliffside Malibu Rehab Center in California. The actress may be headed to a 'lower level sober living facility' after allegedly wanting to delay her return to the outside world for a few days Read more...




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July 30, 2013

Bulger Wants Jury Sequestered

The defense opened its case in the federal racketeering and murder trial of James "Whitey" Bulger by calling for the jury to be sequestered. Defense attorneys J.W. Carney Jr. and Hank Brennan filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Boston to sequester the jurors because of the "unprecedented level of media coverage" and sensational nature of the trial. In the six-page document, the defense team outlines how the trial has garnered "extensive publicity" and cites several Boston Globe articles written by columnist Kevin Cullen, who has followed Bulger's story for decades. Read more...

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Two Arrested in Double Shooting

A man and woman were arrested in connection with a Framingham double shooting that gravely injured one man and seriously injured another after both defendants allegedly lied to investigators falsely implicating another person for having a role in the shooting. Christian Casto-Lainez, 18, of Worcester, was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder (two counts), unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and misleading investigators. His girlfriend, Margaret Desrosiers, 17, of Framingham, was charged with being an accessory to armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and misleading investigators. Read more...

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Reality Star, Husband Charged With Fraud

A reality television star known for living lavishly, Teresa Giudice of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" found that her increasing fame was not enough to provide for her spending habits. In 2009, she and her husband filed for bankruptcy. Federal prosecutors charged the couple with mail and wire fraud, contending that they lied on their bankruptcy filings — as well as on numerous other bank documents and loan applications beginning more than a decade ago, according to a 39-count indictment in Federal District Court in New Jersey. Read more...

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Baby Left in Car for 12 Hours

No cause of death has been determined yet for a 4-month-old baby who died after he was left alone in the family car for about 12 hours in El Cajon. His parents, Israel Soto, 30, and Jessica Quezada, 23, were arrested Saturday on suspicion of willful cruelty toward a child leading to death. Quezada was also arrested on suspicion of drug possession. The baby was left in the car overnight after the family returned home Friday from a shopping trip. Read more...

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'El Wingador' Pleads to Cocaine Charges

The king of gonzo gluttony, El Wingador, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in South Jersey. El Wingador, known to law enforcement officials as William T. Simmons, acknowledged that he had cocaine with him on June 15, 2012, when police arrested him as he completed a drug transaction in Mullica Hill. Simmons, 52, is the five-time champion of competitive eating event, Wing Bowl, which takes place annually in South Philadelphia. Read more...

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Justin Bieber's Tour Busted for Pot

U.S. border agents found marijuana on a bus with singer Justin Bieber's tour as it crossed into Detroit from Windsor, Canada. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ken Hammond confirms that the bus was stopped Sunday as it attempted to enter the U.S. on the Ambassador Bridge. The singer was not on the bus at the time and performed later that night at Joe Louis Arena. Hammond says a police dog indicated the presence of drugs on the bus and that drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana were found. Read more...




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July 29, 2013

Ariel Castro Pleads Guilty

The Cleveland man accused of kidnapping three young women, raping and holding them captive for more than 10 years has accepted a plea deal that will spare him from a possible death penalty. Ariel Castro agreed to a sentence of life without parole plus 1,000 years in prison after pleading to 997 criminal charges. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight will not have to publicly testify about their ordeal. Read more...

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No Proof of Lauren Spierer's Death

The attorney for a man being sued for wrongful death by the parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer is seeking to have the case dismissed because there's no proof the woman has been injured or is dead. Greg Garrison represents Michael Beth in the civil lawsuit. He filed the new motion in federal court in Indianapolis, along with attorneys for Jason "Jay" Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman, the other two defendants in the complaint. Garrison said Spierer's two-year disappearance isn't enough to presume she's dead. Read more...

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7 Killed in Miami Standoff

SWAT officers shot and killed a gunman after he killed 6 people, ending an hours-long standoff near Miami, Fla., police said. Two people were rescued alive and unharmed from an apartment building where they were being held hostage, Hialeah police spokesman Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez said. Police identified the shooter as Pedro Vargas, 42. The victims were identified as Italo Pisciotti, 79; Camira Pisciotti, 69; Carlos Javier Gavilanes, 33; Patricio Simono, 64; Merly S. Niebles, 51, and an unnamed 17-year-old woman. Read more...

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Obese Inmate Spared From Execution Dies

An obese Ohio inmate whose weight became an issue in his death penalty case has died months after being granted clemency. A state prisons spokeswoman says 53-year-old Ronald Post died at a prison hospital where he'd been treated on and off since 2011. Post was sentenced to death for killing Elyria motel clerk Helen Vantz on Dec. 15, 1983. His attorneys sought mercy for Post on grounds that he could not be executed humanely because he weighed 450 pounds. Read more...

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Cold Case Suspect Already in Prison

Relatives of a Texas woman beaten to death in her bed 25 years ago long feared her killer never would be caught. Now they worry he'll never go to trial for her slaying. Debra Masters Baker's family members discussed their lengthy search for justice in an interview. The 34-year-old property manager was bludgeoned to death before dawn in 1988 in her Austin home. Her family remains haunted by thoughts that if authorities hadn't wrongfully pursued and convicted an innocent man in an eerily similar case 17 months earlier, the real killer never would have been free to take another life. Read more...

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Erik Ainge Arrested on DUI Charge

According to Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk, Ainge's 2014 GMC Sierra was observed swerving in and out of the middle lane of traffic on Interstate 40 near the West Hills exit. A KPD officer conducted a traffic stop. Ainge failed field sobriety tests and was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, violating the implied consent law and a roadway lane violation. Ainge, 27, started 37 games at quarterback from 2004-2007, leading the Vols to an Outback Bowl victory over the University of Wisconsin in his final collegiate game. Read more...

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Wes Studi Charged With DWI

Santa Fe Police arrested actor Wes Studi charging him with a single count of aggravated DWI. Studi, 66, of Santa Fe, has appeared in such movies as "Avatar," "The Last of the Mohicans" and "Street Fighter." Police spokeswoman Celina Westervelt said officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Old Pecos Trail around 1 a.m. A security guard in the area saw a Volvo, which had its two front tires blown out. Read more...

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DMX Arrested for DUI Again

Rapper DMX has been arrested in South Carolina and charged with driving under the influence. Greenville County jail officials say the 42-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested early Friday. He was also charged with not having a driver's license. Simmons was arrested last year in nearby Spartanburg County for suspicion of driving without a license. In that case, he was released after paying a fine. Read more...

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Amanda Bynes Has Spent $1.2 Million

Amanda Bynes has been using drugs, is consumed by paranoia and has spent $1.2 million in just a few months, the actress' parents said in court papers filed this week to take over their daughter's legal affairs. Bynes' parents said they were "deeply concerned" that their daughter poses a risk to herself and others and that her behavior has been fueled by paranoia, drugs and an obsession with plastic surgery. Read more...




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July 26, 2013

Castro Offered Life Plus 1,000 Years

Ohio prosecutors were close to reaching a plea deal with Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them captive for a decade. That deal, which he is expected to accept, is life without parole with an additional 1,000 years. The deal would allow Castro to avoid the death penalty, and would also forestall a trial, a prospect that threatened to force the city of Cleveland, not to mention the three women, to relive tales of what prosecutors say was Castro’s horror house of torture and rape. Read more...

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Reward Offered in 'Baby Hope' Case

Twenty-two years after finding her body in a cooler on the side of a highway, New York Police Department is offering a $12,000 reward in the case known as "Baby Hope." The child's body was found hogtied in a blue and white cooler near Inwood Park in Washington Heights on July 23, 1991. No missing persons report was ever filed in connection with the case, police said. Read more...

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O.J. Simpson Pleads for Leniency

O.J. Simpson, the former football superstar who has become just as well-known for his twists and turns through the criminal justice system, said he regrets the crime that put him into a Nevada jail cell. Speaking to Nevada parole officials from prison, Simpson, 66, said he's been a model prisoner and asked for leniency. Parole officials are expected to rule on the request by next week, spokesman David Smith told the Los Angeles Times. Simpson has been at Lovelock Correction Center, about 90 miles from Reno, since 2008, when he was sentenced to up to 33 years on a variety of charges stemming from what he said was an attempt to regain his sports memorabilia from dealers. Read more...

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Man Who Killed 80-Year-Old Executed

Alabama executed a convicted murderer on Thursday who prisoners' rights groups said was mentally ill. Andrew Reid Lackey, 29, was put to death by lethal injection at Holman Prison in Atmore, Alabama, prison officials said. It was the state's first execution since 2011. Lackey was convicted of killing Charlie Newman, an 80-year-old World War Two veteran in Athens, Alabama. Read more...

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Hammer Child Killer Faces Trial

A Utah judge ruled there's enough evidence for a man accused of killing his 4-year-old stepson to stand trial on murder charges. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Nathanael Sloop and his wife malnourished and abused the boy for days until he died in May 2010. Sloop is accused of using a hammer to disfigure Ethan Stacy's face and burying his body in the northern Utah mountains. Read more...

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Man Arrested for 'Poisoning' Wife

A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of poisoning his neurologist wife with a supplement she apparently thought would help them have a baby was arrested in West Virginia, authorities said. Dr. Robert Ferrante laced an energy supplement with cyanide and gave it to Dr. Autumn Klein, a neurologist at the university's medical school, hours after they exchanged text messages about how the supplement could help them conceive, according to a police complaint. Read more...

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Wrestler Arrested in Fatal Stabbing

A former professional wrestler whose Facebook page showed a photo of a bloody body part faces murder charges in the stabbing death of a woman at a Tampa apartment complex, authorities said. Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials said Brian McGhee, 29, will be charged with first degree murder but he hasn't been booked into the county jail because of injuries he received in a car crash when fleeing from deputies. Read more...

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Amanda Bynes' Psych Hold Extended

Amanda Bynes will remain under a psychiatric hold for another two weeks, a judge ruled. The actress was in court to determine if her 5150 psychiatric hold would end, which would have allowed Bynes to walk free. The hearing took place in the psychiatric hospital where she has been staying. Doctors argued they needed more time to property diagnose Amanda and ensure that if released she would not be a threat to herself or others. The troubled young actress, who has been in a seemingly endless string of legal trouble in the past year, was placed on the 5150 hold after allegedly setting a fire in the driveway of a residential home. Read more...


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July 25, 2013

NY Cop Killer Gets Death

A New York City street gang member was sentenced to death in the execution-style slayings of two undercover police officers in 2003 — the latest chapter in a case that's seen his original death sentence overturned, his behind-bars affair with a prison guard exposed and the massive cost of his defense questioned. It took a jury only about five hours to reach the decision in federal court in Brooklyn in the case against Ronell Wilson. Read more...

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East Cleveland Teen Victim Named

All three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags in a dilapidated northeast Ohio neighborhood have been identified, families and authorities said. The last two victims were identified as 18-year-old Shirellda Helen Terry and Shetisha Sheeley, 28, of Cleveland. Over the weekend the bodies of three women were found in a Cleveland home. Prosecutors have charged Michael Madison, a registered sex offender, with three counts each of aggravated murder and kidnapping. Their bodies were found last week along with that of another woman in a dilapidated East Cleveland neighborhood dotted with abandoned houses. Read more...

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Aaron Hernandez Hearing Delayed

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriot who prosecutors say orchestrated the murder of a semi-professional football player, appeared in court for a probable cause hearing, which was delayed. Defense attorney Jamie Sultan objected to the delay and asked the judge to dismiss the case because he said prosecutors failed to meet the probable cause threshold four weeks after his client's last court appearance. Read more...

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Former Bulger Partner Admits Lying

James "Whitey" Bulger's former partner in crime returned to the witness stand for a fifth day of testimony, with the defense harping on his role as an FBI informant while trying to discredit him as a liar. Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi claims he and Bulger were secret FBI informants for years while they ran the city's murderous Irish mob known as the Winter Hill Gang. Read more...

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Man Charged in 'Family Dollar' Case

A former employee of a discount store in Michigan was arraigned in the fatal shootings of two other workers. Lavere Bryant declared his innocence following an afternoon hearing in Dearborn District Court. He is accused of killing two employees of a Dearborn Family Dollar store. "I did not murder" the victims, Bryant said as he left the courtroom. The 34-year-old Dearborn man is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of felony murder as well as armed robbery, unlawful imprisonment, felon In possession of a firearm and felony firearm charges. Read more...

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Police Reopen 1976 Murder Investigation

Authorities have reopened an investigation into the 1976 killing of a Northern California teenager and have sent material collected at the time of the girl's death to the state's DNA lab for testing. Investigators hope that advances in DNA technology will help identify a suspect in the slaying of 15-year-old Terri Lynn Ray. Ray's body was found at a popular swimming hole near a creek off Highway 273. She had been stabbed more than a dozen times. Read more...

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Feds Raid Washington Pot Dispensaries

Federal agents raided several medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington — a state which just decriminalized the drug last year. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Seattle office confirmed in a brief statement that "several search warrants were executed involving marijuana storefronts" in the Puget Sound region around Seattle. Read more...


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July 24, 2013

Importing Execution Drugs Ruled Illegal

A federal appeals court has ruled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration broke the law when it allowed three states to import from a foreign source a drug used in lethal injections. The court said the FDA violated the law by allowing Arizona, California and Tennessee to bypass regulations to obtain the unapproved drugs. The court rejected the FDA's claim that the agency's authority to admit or reject foreign drug shipments is not subject to judicial review. Read more...

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Brothers Guilty of 5 Bar Killings

Two brothers accused of killing five people at a Denver bar during a robbery and then setting the building on fire to destroy evidence have pleaded guilty in deals with prosecutors. Joseph Hill, 27, pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree murder and will be sentenced to life in prison at a hearing Oct. 3. Lynell Hill, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder naming all five victims, aggravated robbery and first-degree arson. His plea agreement stipulates a 70-year prison term. Read more...

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Boy Shot Dead in Carjacking

A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed in an attempted carjacking. Clayton County police reportedly said Steven Galindo Diaz was helping his sister put air into one of her car's tires when two men pulled up in a red SUV and demanded keys and belongings. The girl handed over her keys and one of the suspects allegedly snatched her necklace, police say. The second suspect allegedly tried to crank the vehicle but when it didn't start he started shooting the siblings. Read more...

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Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty to Hit-and-Run

R&B singer Chris Brown pleaded not guilty to a hit-and-run charge in a case that could lead to jail time for the Grammy-winning performer, a Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman said. Brown had been on probation for assault, stemming from the 2009 beating of his then-girlfriend and fellow R&B star Rihanna, when he was involved in a Los Angeles traffic accident on May 21. He allegedly rear-ended another vehicle and fled the scene. Read more...

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3 Teens Charged With Shooting Girl, 6

Three teenage boys have been charged with the shooting of a 6-year-old girl while she was riding a scooter on the Far South Side last week. Landon Barker, 16, was charged in the attack that left a girl family members identify as Quianna Tomplins wounded, police said. Terrence Lynom, 16, and Angelo Clark, were charged with first-degree attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. Police gave Clark's age as 15, while prosecutors said he was 17. Read more...

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Man Gets 25 Years for Stolen Ticket

A New York man convicted of possessing another man's winning $5 million lottery ticket has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. The Onondaga County prosecutor's office says Andy Ashkar, of Camillus, was sentenced to 8 1/3 to 25 years for having the ticket that was stolen at his parents' convenience store in Syracuse in October 2006. Read more...

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Arizona Safety Charged With 4 Felonies

Arizona Wildcats safety Patrick Onwuasor has been charged with four felonies, including three drug-related offenses, the City of Tucson said in a news release. Onwuasor, 20, has been charged with possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony drug offense and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. UA coach Rich Rodriguez issued a statement saying Onwuasor is no longer with the team. Read more...

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Amanda Bynes Hospitalized After Fire

Amanda Bynes was hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold after she was seen near a gas can and a small fire on a household driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif. After questioning Bynes, sheriff's deputies determined she needed to be placed under the 5150 hold, which police, social workers and other mental health professionals have the authority to use if a person is considered a danger to themselves or others, or is gravely disabled. Read more...


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July 23, 2013

East Cleveland Bodies Found

A registered sex offender has been arrested and charged after the bodies of three women were found inside plastic garbage bags in East Cleveland. Michael Madison has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder and kidnapping in the deaths of the women who were found Friday and Saturday. A search for more victims was called off Sunday after no other bodies were found. Read more...

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Zimmerman Helped Rescue Family

Officials say George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle on Wednesday July 17, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Seminole County Sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Cannaday said that deputies responding to the wreck found Zimmerman and another man had already helped the couple and their two children out of the flipped SUV. The sheriff's office report says Zimmerman spoke with a deputy at the scene and then left. Zimmerman did not see the crash happen. There were no injuries reported in the crash. Read more...

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Man Who Shot Teen Neighbor Gets Life

A 76-year-old Milwaukee man who shot and killed his teen neighbor after accusing the boy of burglary has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. John H. Spooner was convicted last week of first-degree intentional homicide. He acknowledged shooting 13-year-old Darius Simmons in the chest last year while the teen's mother watched. At a sentencing hearing, Judge Jeffrey Wagner denied Spooner the possibility of parole. Read more...

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Man Charged With Firing Shots in Church

A man charged with firing two shots inside a southern Missouri church told authorities he was trying to force the congregation and pastor to tell the truth about a previous disturbance that ended with him undergoing a mental health evaluation, according to court documents released. Earnest Smith, 48, of Hartville, was charged in Wright County with first-degree assault, discharging a firearm into a habitable structure, unlawful use of a weapon, making a terrorist threat and armed criminal action. He is jailed on $250,000 bond. Read more...

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Texas Teen Fabricated Abduction Report

Police say a 15-year-old girl fabricated a story claiming she had been abducted and held captive at a West Texas home. But Lubbock police say sexual assault charges are forthcoming against men living at the Lubbock home where the girl stayed. Sgt. Jason Lewis says she likely was involved in prostitution and that at least one of the three men will be charged because of her age. He says she was not held against her will. Read more...

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Ohio State Dismisses 2 Players

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has kicked starting tailback Carlos Hyde off the team after an alleged assault against a female in Columbus. In a separate incident, first-team cornerback Bradley Roby is being investigated over another assault in Indiana. Hyde was named as a person of interest in a weekend assault against a female in a downtown Columbus bar. Read more...

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Backup Sooners LB Arrested for DUI

Linebacker Londell Taylor was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Taylor was also charged with driving with a canceled/suspended license. No details of what led to the arrest have been released. This is Taylor's second alcohol-related arrest during his time in Norman. In late September of 2011, the then–23-year-old freshman was involved in a car accident and subsequently charged with DUI. Read more...

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Brewers' Ryan Braun Suspended for Drugs

Brewers slugger Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the 2013 season without pay, effective immediately, MLB has announced. He admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and violating the Joint Drug Agreement, though he did not give any specifics. The suspension is officially 65 games. Braun, 29, has been a focal point of MLB's recent investigation into the South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. He tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone late in 2011 but successfully appealed the suspension. Read more...


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July 22, 2013

3 Bodies Found in Plastic Bags

Local and federal law enforcement authorities searched abandoned homes and lots in a Cleveland suburb on Sunday after the bodies of three women wrapped in plastic bags were discovered. Police officials said they arrested a man who might be involved in the case after a two-hour standoff at his mother's home in East Cleveland. The standoff began when officers went to the house with a search warrant. Madison as a registered sex offender who had spent time in prison for an attempted rape. Read more...

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Bulger Witness Describes Stranglation

A juror wept Friday as James "Whitey" Bulger's former partner told a tragic tale of a slip of the lip and the ensuing result -- the strangling death of a 26-year-old woman, who was killed because she'd heard too much. What made this recitation of deadly details different from the ones that preceded it during reputed mob boss Bulger's trial in federal court was that the victim had been the girlfriend of the witness. Read more...

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4-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shot

Police in Washington state say a convicted felon is on the run after a 4-year-old boy died Sunday of a gunshot at his home. Sedro-Woolley police are treating the shooting as a homicide. Police believe 25-year-old Trevor Braymiller is armed and dangerous. Braymiller is a convicted felon and is not allowed to have firearms. Read more...

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Teen Held Captive Six Weeks?

Lubbock police are investigating a teenage runaway girl's report that she was abducted, sexually assaulted and held captive in a house for the past six weeks. Police Capt. Jon Caspell said the girl told officers she was abducted from Amarillo about two months ago, and on Friday crawled out a window of the Lubbock house where she'd been kept and fled to a McDonald's restaurant, where she called police. Read more...

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Babysitter Wants Murder Charge Dismissed

The attorney for a northern Idaho woman charged with killing a 2-year-old girl has asked a judge to dismiss a grand jury's indictment contending misconduct by the prosecutor at the grand jury proceeding. Attorney Richard M. Cuddihy filed a motion asking that the first-degree murder charge against 29-year-old Natasha Hodges be dismissed. Cuddihy says misconduct by Nez Perce County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Sandra K. Dickerson was "so blatant and severe that it was prejudicial." Read more...

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Man Drinks $102,000 Worth of Booze

Hidden behind a basement staircase at a Westmoreland County mansion was a secret stash of liquid gold: Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey. Distilled in 1912 and delivered to industrialist J.P. Brennan in 1917, 104 bottles of the West Overton Distilling Company's whiskey collected dust until their discovery recently. Read more...

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Will Hill Suspended for Substance Abuse

The Giants announced that Hill has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Hill will be eligible to return to the active roster on September 30 following the Giants' Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. This is the second suspension for Hill, a second-year player who was suspended four games last year for performance-enhancing drug use. Read more...


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July 19, 2013

Body of Michigan Woman Found

The body of a 20-year-old woman, who went missing from a discount store in a suburb of Detroit, was found, according to police. Police in Dearborn, Mich., had been searching for Brenna Machus since Tuesday morning, when employees opening the Family Dollar store where she worked found coworker Joseph Orlando, 20, had been shot and killed, said to Dearborn Lieutenant Donald Wilcox. Machus' body was found by a citizen in a wooded area close to the store, said Wilcox. Read more...

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Texas Executes Former Texas Tech Grad

A former Texas Tech graduate student convicted of a double slaying a dozen years ago has been executed. Vaughn Ross received lethal injection Thursday evening for the January 2001 fatal shootings of an 18-year-old woman with whom he had been feuding and an associate dean at the university in Lubbock who was with her. Ross, from St. Louis, came to Texas Tech for graduate work in architecture. He was convicted of killing his girlfriend's sister, Viola Ross McVade, and 53-year-old Douglas Birdsall. Read more...

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Quadruple Shooting: Girl, 8, Dead

It was supposed to be an evening of fun. Eight-year-old Alaysha Carradine was sleeping over at a friend's house in Oakland, excited to go to a modeling show with her buddy. Instead, the unimaginable happened, even in a city that has sometimes become desensitized to violence. The would-be third grader was gunned down just after 11 p.m. Wednesday when she opened the door and was met with a barrage of bullets - at least 12 holes were found riddled in the front door. Read more...

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Judge Stays Planned Georgia Execution

A judge has granted Georgia inmate Warren Lee Hill a stay of execution, but lawyers for the state plan to immediately appeal to the state's Supreme Court. Hill had been scheduled to die by lethal injection Friday for the 1990 killing of a fellow inmate. But Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan issued an injunction blocking that, which could be overturned on appeal. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:19 AM

Was Nancy Grace's Comment Racist?

Nancy Grace has come under fire for a seemingly racist comment during her coverage of the George Zimmerman trial on HLN. "Give Zimmerman back his life? He's out on bond driving through Taco Bell every night, having a churro," Grace said in response to lead defense attorney Mark O'Mara's closing argument. "You know, long story short, he's got his life. Who is going to give life back to Trayvon Martin? I find that, at the very least,a very poor choice of words." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:18 AM

Josh Brent to Retire From NFL

With a ruling on his status with the NFL looming after his arrest on charges of intoxicated manslaughter in the death teammate Jerry Brown Jr. last year, Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has announced his retirement, his agent said. Brent, 25, was recently sent back to jail after failing two drug tests. The Dallas County district attorney's office asked a judge to revoke his bond following those failed tests. In a statement, Brent said his career is not his main focus right now. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 12:18 AM

July 18, 2013

Missing Man Found Buried in Yard

A 62-year-old widow has been charged with murder after her long-missing husband was found buried in the front yard of their rural North Texas home. Neola Robinson is charged in the death of her husband Ervin Robinson, who was reported missing by his employer in May 2010. Lonny Haschel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, says Texas Rangers arrested Robinson on Saturday. Haschel says they exhumed the husband's remains from the yard of their mobile home in Pelican Bay, about 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:01 AM

Politics Shouldn't Force Federal Case

We have a Department of Justice, not a Department of Social Justice. That is an essential distinction. It is brought into sharp relief by politicized demands that George Zimmerman, having just been acquitted of murder by the state of Florida, be subjected to a second prosecution -- a federal civil rights indictment -- over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The Justice Department has earned the trust of the United States courts precisely because it resists the politicization of law enforcement. Its tradition is to ensure the equal protection of law for every American, to evaluate cases strictly on the basis of facts and law, and to recognize its obligations not only to the community but also to criminal suspects. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:00 AM

Race, Bias and the Zimmerman Jury

In the courts and in society, we tend to think of racial bias as overt bigotry and imagine that the George Zimmermans and the Paula Deens of the world hold negative stereotypes of other races and intentionally think less of them as people. Actual bias, however, operates in the brain in a much different way. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:00 AM

Can Zimmerman Make a Living?

His trial's over. And now it turns out that George Zimmerman might need the same thing millions of Americans are looking for: a job. As Zimmerman and his legal team mounted their defense, they convinced people across the country to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to help him. Living expenses, bodyguards and expert witnesses were costly, they argued on websites set up to raise money in the case. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

Mom Begs for Help Finding Daughter

Friends and relatives of a missing Detroit-area woman made a tearful appeal to the public Wednesday for information about their "shining star," two days after the 20-year-old was abducted from a discount store and a co-worker was fatally shot. Dearborn police also urged the public to step forward with any tips about the suspect, a man in dark clothes and a hood over his head who waved as he entered a Family Dollar store Monday night. The body of a new employee, Joseph Orlando, 20, was discovered shot to death Tuesday morning, while assistant manager Brenna Machus remains missing. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

Randy Travis' Brother Busted

The brother of ailing country superstar Randy Travis was arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. David Brownlow Traywick, 50, of Marshville, North Carolina, was due to appear in Union County District Court on Wednesday. The Union County Sheriff's Office said Traywick was being held on $500,000 secured bond. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

July 17, 2013

Zimmerman Jurors Request Privacy

Four of the jurors in George Zimmerman's murder trial distanced themselves late Tuesday from statements that another juror made in a televised interview. The statement, which was written on court stationary and signed by Jurors B51, B76, E6 and E40, said the opinions expressed by Juror B37 in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday night were not representative of their views. The jurors also requested privacy in the midst of the ongoing controversy over the not guilty verdict rendered Saturday evening. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:14 AM

Whistleblower to Sue State Attorney

A former worker in the Office of the State Attorney in Jacksonville, Fla., who was fired after testifying that prosecutors withheld evidence from George Zimmerman's defense team plans to file a lawsuit against his ex-employer. Attorney Wesley White, who represents Ben Kruidbos, said he will bring a "whistleblower" type lawsuit on Kruidbos' behalf. Kruidbos, who had worked as prosecutors' information technology officer, was fired Friday over infractions the State Attorney's Office detailed in a strongly worded six-page letter. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:14 AM

Bulger Trial: 'Pay or Get Killed'

A businessman testifying in the racketeering trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger described terrifying moments in 1982 when, he said, Bulger shoved a machine gun between his legs and threatened to kill him if he didn't pay him $400,000. Michael Solimando, a construction contractor, said a friend of his, John Callahan, had asked him in early 1982 to invest in a building renovation project in Boston. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:13 AM

Cop Acquitted of Wife's Murder

A former Albuquerque police officer has been acquitted of murder in the death of his wife after a trial that contained a series of salacious revelations about his extramarital affairs with co-workers. Jurors returned the verdict against Levi Chavez in the shooting of 26-year-old Tera Chavez. Prosecutors contended that she was shot in the mouth to make it appear to be a suicide. Jurors reached their decision after listening to weeks of testimony detailing the couple's crumbling marriage amid a number of affairs by Levi Chavez with co-workers and acquaintances. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:13 AM

Girl's Dismembered Body Found

Neighbors say the dismembered body of a missing 6-year-old girl in Harvey, La., was discovered early Tuesday morning in a trash bin. Ahlittia North disappeared from her apartment late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Deputies have said someone also took her brown and plaid comforter, a toothbrush and toothpaste. Lisa North said the sheriff's office contacted her around 1 a.m. about the discovery. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:12 AM

Emma Roberts Arrested for Domestic Violence

Sweetheart actress Emma Roberts was arrested in Canada on a domestic violence charge after fighting with her actor boyfriend and bloodying his nose. Roberts, 22, daughter of Eric, niece of Julia, was taken into custody on July 7 in Montreal, after police said she got into a fight with Evan Peters, a star of American Horror Story. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:12 AM

4 Teens Charged in Beating Death

Wake County authorities have formally charged four teens as adults in the beating death of a 38-year-old homeless man late last year. Angel Muniz, Tyrell Hamilton, Raheem Hall and Tereise Massenburg – all 15 years old at the time of the attack – are now 16. All four were indicted by a Wake County grand jury on June 24 to be tried as adults. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:11 AM

Judge Revokes Chris Brown's Probation

Chris Brown faces possible jail time after a judge revoked his probation in connection with his conviction in the beating of his girlfriend Rihanna. Brown's alleged failure to hand over his drivers license and insurance information to another driver after a minor traffic crash in May triggered the probation revocation, but the singer will remain free until a trial is held. Brown, 24, was already facing a probation violation trial after prosecutors accused him of not completing the community labor ordered for his 2009 felony assault conviction. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:10 AM

Jason Kidd Gets Probation for DWI

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and was placed on interim probation nearly a year after he smashed his Cadillac SUV into a utility pole on eastern Long Island. In exchange for the guilty plea, Kidd agreed to speak to Long Island high school students about the dangers of drunken driving. If he fulfills his community service, his plea will be reduced to a violation — driving while ability impaired — when he returns to court on Sept. 30. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:08 AM

Heroin, Alcohol Killed Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith, whose body was found in a Vancouver hotel room over the weekend, died of a "mixed drug toxicity" of heroin and alcohol, authorities say. "At this point there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith's death was anything other than a most-tragic accident," the BC Coroners Service said. Police spokesman Constable Brian Montague said, "There was evidence in the room that was consistent with a drug overdose." Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:08 AM

July 16, 2013

Zimmerman Jury Initially Split

When the six-woman jury in the George Zimmerman murder trial took its first vote during deliberations, they were split down the middle - with three voting for acquittal, two for manslaughter and one for second-degree murder. But as they looked more closely at the law during 18 hours of deliberations, their only choice was a not guilty verdict, one juror said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:39 AM

Lab Worker Arrested for 4 Murders

Police arrested a former Creighton University medical resident for two double homicides over five years, both sets of victims were connected to the pathology department at the Nebraska school. Anthony Joseph Garcia, 40, was arrested during a traffic stop in Illinois. Garcia was arrested on four counts of first-degree murder in the May deaths of Roger and Mary Brumback, both 65, and the March 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Thomas Hunter and his family's housekeeper, Shirlee Sherman. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:39 AM

Serial Killer Confesses to '92 Murder

Child serial killer Lewis S. Lent Jr. allegedly recreated the day in 1992 when he kidnapped slightly built James "Jamie" Lusher from a street in Westfield, murdered him, and then dumped the remains of the 16-year-old boy into Greenwater Pond in Becket, officials said. Armed with the new information gleaned from Lent in just the last month, law enforcement officials will begin searching the pond where depths can reach 58 feet in hopes of recovering Lusher's remains and to provide his still-grieving family with some closure, officials said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:38 AM

Man Who Killed 3 Daughters Sentenced

Just over a year after a Wisconsin man killed his three daughters to get back at his ex-wife, he was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. A jury found in April that 35-year-old Aaron Schaffhausen was sane when he killed 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia at their River Falls home. Schaffhausen had admitted he killed the girls in July 2012 to get back at his ex-wife, but argued he had a mental defect that kept him from knowing it was wrong. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:38 AM

Man Gets Life for Arranging Murders

Johnny Borizov sat calmly as a judge ripped him for recruiting a friend to kill ex-girlfriend Angela Kramer and her family so he could gain sole custody of their son. The 2010 shooting spree killed Kramer's parents and younger brother, while she survived the 3 a.m. rampage at the family's Darien home by hiding in a closet. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:37 AM

Former Roommate Arrested for Murder

Police arrested Melissa Miller on charges that she murdered her former roommate, Leann "Annie" Meyer. Meyer, 52, had been missing since February before her body was found on July 4. Police searched the home that Meyer shared with Miller twice over the course of a five-month search for the missing woman. On both occasions, Miller invoked her Fifth Amendment right to remain silent, police said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:37 AM

Mexico Captures Drugs Cartel Leader

The brutal leader of one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels, the "Los Zetas", has been captured in a dawn raid in the gang's heartland. Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, known as "Z-40", was arrested by Mexican marines outside his hometown of Nuevo Laredo, the gang's headquarters on the border with the United States. The marines intercepted a truck carrying Trevino Morales, $2m in cash, a bodyguard and an accountant and eight guns, government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:36 AM

Seferian-Jenkins Pleads Guilty to DUI

Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence stemming from his arrest after crashing his car in March. Seferian-Jenkins made the guilty plea in Seattle Municipal Court during what was supposed to be a pretrial hearing on his case. Seferian-Jenkins was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 363 suspended. His one day in jail is expected to be served before Washington begins fall camp on Aug. 5. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:36 AM

Jeffrey Wright Busted for DWI

It's safe to say Jeffrey Wright's weekend didn't get off to the best start. The 47-year-old "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" actor was busted According to the NYPD, officers pulled Wright over after they saw him driving erratically, and detected an alcohol odor coming from his vehicle. Wright was arrested after officers conducted a field sobriety test and he failed it. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 01:35 AM

July 15, 2013

What's Next for George Zimmerman?

Acquitted of second-degree murder by a Florida jury, George Zimmerman still faces federal scrutiny and a possible civil suit that could compel him to do something he avoided at his trial: testify. The not-guilty verdict spells the end of the riveting state criminal case against Zimmerman, who claimed self-defense in the death of Trayvon Martin, but his legal odyssey may be far from over. "We clearly must move on to the next step in terms of the federal government and the civil courts," the Rev. Al Sharpton said on MSNBC after the verdict. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:08 AM

Zimmerman Fears for His Life

His GPS monitor has been cut off and George Zimmerman is free -- but only legally. Zimmerman fears for his life. He's a reviled figure to millions, despite his acquittal in Trayvon Martin's killing. And he could still be held criminally liable for Martin's death. Zimmerman's attorney describes him as a marked man. "He has to be very cautious and protective of his safety because there is still a fringe element who have said ... that they will not listen to a verdict of not guilty," said Mark O'Mara. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:07 AM

Cory Monteith Dead at 31

Teen idol and global TV star Cory Monteith — who starred in "Glee" — was found dead in Canada. Popular Monteith, 31, who had recently completed a stint in rehab for drug addiction, was found by staff at the Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, officials said. Millions of fans knew him as high school heartthrob turned teacher Finn Hudson — a show regular since 2009. In real life he has battled addiction issues, which close friend and co-star Dot Jones puts down to a troubled childhood. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:07 AM

Lil Reese Arrested on Pot Charge

South Side Chicago rapper Lil Reese was arrested in the Englewood neighborhood and charged with violating his bail bond and possession of cannabis, police said. Lil Reese, 20, whose birth name is Tavares Taylor, was arrested on a sidewalk in the 6400 block of South Eggleston Avenue. Taylor, who lives in the city's Washington Park neighborhood, was found with about $24 worth of cannabis, or four grams, police said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:06 AM

Renee Alway Arrested After Standoff

America's Next Top Model alum Renee Alway is used to being in front of the camera -- but she may have to get used to being behind bars instead. Alway, who competed on Cycle 8 of Tyra Banks' long-running modeling competition, was arrested and jailed after a six-hour standoff with police in Palm Springs, Calif., on June 28. Palm Springs police got a call about a "suspicious female" lurking around a vacant house. When they arrived on the scene, they allegedly found Alway hiding in the garage -- with a gun. Charges include burglary, fraud, and possession of a controlled substance. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 12:06 AM

July 13, 2013

George Zimmerman Not Guilty

In a case that many think should have never been prosecuted, a jury of six women unanimously found George Zimmerman not guilty of the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin. After deliberating for almost 16 hours and more than 12 hours straight Saturday, the jurors returned their verdict shortly after 10 p.m. The jury rejected the idea that Zimmerman was guilty of second-degree murder or the lesser-included charge of manslaughter. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 10:47 PM

Zimmerman Murder Case Goes to Jury

Lawyers prosecuting and defending George Zimmerman painted vastly different pictures in their closing arguments Friday of the man at the center of the country's most-watched murder trial. In final addresses before the jury began its deliberations, the 29-year-old Zimmerman, was alternately portrayed as an innocent man defending himself and as a lying killer who attacked a child. The jury of six women began deliberating about 2:30 p.m. and went on for about 3 1/2 hours before breaking for the night. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:31 AM

Ariel Castro Faces 977 Counts

The man accused of holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade was charged with hundreds of additional counts covering the entire time period of the alleged imprisonment. The 977-count indictment against Ariel Castro includes charges of rape and kidnapping and two counts of aggravated murder on accusations that Castro starved and punched one of the women while she was pregnant until she miscarried. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:30 AM

2 Women Killed, Suspect Arrested

Two women were killed and a man was wounded before a suspect covered in blood was arrested at a shopping center in a crowded San Francisco neighborhood that is home to police headquarters and several tech companies, authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine if the shooting was connected to a botched robbery. Responding officers encountered the suspect outside the San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart in the trendy South of Market area. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:30 AM

Doc Faces Murder in Overdose Deaths

In a rare move, authorities charged a former West Palm Beach doctor with first-degree murder for the overdose deaths of two patients — a sign state authorities are cracking down harder on physicians they suspect are overprescribing pain drugs. John Christensen, 61, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder for prescribing oxycodone, methadone and anti-anxiety drugs to two patients who later overdosed. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:29 AM

Ray Small Arrested Again on Drug Charges

Former Ohio State Buckeye Ray Small was arrested again on gun and drug charges Friday, and this time he might not be given a second chance to squander. According to the Franklin County prosecutor, Ron O'Brien, Columbus Police raided Small's Ferris Road apartment in April and found drugs and guns. Officials say they seized nearly $4,500 in cash, digital scales used in weighing drugs, over 400 Oxycodone and Alprazolam (Xanax) pills, and heroin. Along with the pills, police also recovered a .380 semi-automatic handgun and an SKS assault rifle. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:29 AM

Kentucky's Ashely Lowery Cited for DUI

University of Kentucky football player Ashely Lowery is back to working out with the Wildcats' football team following a May 4 accident that threw the safety from his vehicle, but his troubles may continue. After the single-car crash in his hometown of Cleveland, Ga., Lowery was cited for driving under the influence, according to records provided by Georgia Department of Public Safety on Thursday to The Courier-Journal. Police also cited Lowery with failure to maintain his lane, failure to use a safety belt and a graduated license violation. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:29 AM

July 12, 2013

Boston Strangler Case Solved?

Years of doubt and speculation may have been put to rest when DNA evidence linked the confessed killer to the last victim in what is known as the Boston Strangler case. Authorities said DNA found on 19-year-old Mary Sullivan matched that of a relative of Albert DeSalvo. DeSalvo, who was killed by another inmate in prison in 1973, confessed to the 11 Boston Strangler-related murders. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:15 AM

Prosecution Attacks Zimmerman's 'Lies'

Court recessed for the day after a prosecutor gave emotional closing arguments in the George Zimmerman case, aiming for a second-degree murder conviction for the former neighborhood watch volunteer he described as a "wannabe cop." Court was set to resume this morning, when Zimmerman's defense is expected to launch their closing arguments. Zimmerman, 29, is charged in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda portrayed Zimmerman as a "wannabe cop" who profiled Martin -- who he said was a boy only several weeks past his seventeeth birthday -- as a criminal. But he told the jury that it was Martin, not Zimmerman, who had reason to be in fear that evening. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:15 AM

Bulger Jurors See Victim Photos

Graphic testimony from a forensic anthropologist, including images of decomposing bones and brain matter, continued in the federal case against Boston's reputed mob boss, James "Whitey" Bulger. Dr. Ann Marie Mires, a Massachusetts state forensic anthropologist, showed jurors gruesome photos of human remains found in shallow graves in the Boston area. One grave was at Tenean Beach in Dorchester, and two sets of remains were excavated along the Neponset River. The remains at Tenean Beach were found in a 3-foot grave in September 2000, Mires told the court. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:15 AM

Pregnant Woman Loses Baby After Beating

A pregnant 25-year-old woman lost her baby after a group of males and females beat her on a sidewalk in Chicago. The woman, who remains unidentified, was walking on South Laflin Street, roughly four blocks away from her home, at around 11 p.m. when the group approached her and exchanged words, police reportedly say. Members of the group allegedly punched the woman, knocked her to the ground and then continued the beating, landing blows to her arms and stomach, police said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:14 AM

Ole Miss' Henderson Suspended

Marshall Henderson, the fiery guard who led Ole Miss to the NCAA Tournament's round of 32 this season, was pulled over in May with what appeared to be small amounts of cocaine and marijuana in his car, according to an Oxford, Miss., police report. Henderson was suspended indefinitely from the team for what the school said was a violation of team rules. School officials didn't elaborate on the suspension. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:14 AM

Patriots' Alfonzo Dennard Arrested for DUI

Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has been arrested again. Dennard, who was sentenced to 30 days in jail three months ago after he was convicted of assaulting a police officer, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Dennard was pulled over in Lincoln, Nebraska around 2 a.m. after he was spotted by officers straddling a lane line. He reportedly refused to take a blood-alcohol test. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:14 AM

Lil Twist Charged With DUI

Justin Bieber's sidekick Lil Twist has been arrested for an alleged DUI. While driving one of Bieber's cars, the 20-year-old rapper was pulled over for speeding on a California parkway on his way to the pop star's house. Lil Twist, whose real name is Christopher Lynn Moore, was believed to be under the influence of a substance when police stopped the chrome Fisker Karma at 3:30 in the morning. He was taken to a nearby police station and booked for a DUI. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 12:13 AM

July 11, 2013

Boston Bomber Pleads Not Guilty

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty as 30 survivors and victims' relatives stared him down in the courtroom. Tsarnaev, 19, was arraigned on a 30-count indictment that charges him with using weapons of mass destruction and killing four people. He wore an orange jail jumpsuit over a black T-shirt and a bandage or cast on his left hand. His attitude seemed almost casual as he smiled crookedly, stroked his chin, slouched in his seat and glanced around the federal courtroom. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:08 AM

Parole Hearing Set for OJ Simpson

OJ Simpson's Nevada criminal case goes to a parole board later this month for his 2008 conviction in the kidnapping and armed robbery of two sports collectible dealers. Simpson was convicted of 12 criminal counts and sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison. He has been serving his time at Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada, about 90 miles east of Reno. The scheduled July 25 parole hearing comes as a Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell weighs whether the former National Football League Hall of Famer and Hollywood star deserves a new trial. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:07 AM

Hernandez Fired Fatal Shots?

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez fired the shots that killed Odin Lloyd, a man who'd been with him told a mutual friend, according to a court document. A Florida police spokeswoman cited the court document Tuesday. The conversations allegedly involved two people who were with Hernandez when he picked up Lloyd from his Boston apartment early on June 17, hours before a jogger found Lloyd's body in a North Attleborough, Massachusetts, industrial park. All three men are now in custody. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:07 AM

DNA Leads to Charges in '86 Murder

Prosecutors say modern police technology, DNA and a pack of cigarettes has helped them solve a 27-year long murder case in Tacoma. Pierce County prosecutors have charged Christopher Leon Smith, 50, with first degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Carol Davidson. "Justice has been a long timing coming for Carol Davidson's family," said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. "This is one of those few cases that actually played out as cases do on CSI and other television shows." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:06 AM

Illinois Passes Conceal Carry Law

Concealed carry laws are already in place in 49 states, and now Illinois is joining their ranks. Illinois lawmakers adopted a law that will allow residents to carry concealed guns. The legislature actually passed the concealed carry law more than a month ago, but Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed it and suggested particular changes. However, both chambers of the state legislature voted to override the governor's veto. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:06 AM

Heroin Overdose Deaths Spike

About 15 percent more people died last year in Maryland from alcohol and drug overdoses than in 2011, and state health officials are pointing to a large spike in heroin deaths as the leading cause. Between 2011 and 2012, fatal heroin overdoses increased from 241 to 378, a 54 percent increase, according to a new study released Wednesday. The spike in deaths was found in all demographics and in all regions of the state, the study found. During the same period, deaths from overdoses on prescription opioids decreased by 12 percent, also across all demographics and regions of the state, the study found. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:05 AM

DNA Shows Accused DUI Driver Innocent

Charges against an 18-year-old who was accused of killing five while driving drunk near Las Vegas were dropped on Wednesday after DNA evidence proved his friend was driving the vehicle, attorneys said. On March 30, Jean Soriano and Alfred Gomez were on their way to Las Vegas in the middle of the night when the SUV they were in struck a minivan, said Frank Cofer, Soriano's attorney. Five of the seven passengers, who were on their way to visit family in Utah, were killed. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:05 AM

July 10, 2013

'Rockefeller' Sentencing Delayed

The man who posed as a Rockefeller and was convicted two months ago of a 1985 California slaying has yet to be sentenced for his first-degree conviction. Christian Gerhartsreiter, also known as "Clark Rockefeller," was scheduled to be sentenced in June, but his sentencing hearing has been delayed by a legal snag. Gerhartsreiter requested permission from the court to represent himself at his sentencing hearing. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:58 AM

Zimmerman Judge Delays Rulings

In a hearing outside of the jury's presence, attorneys in the George Zimmerman trial argued about whether jurors should see the defense's 3D re-creation of the altercation between the neighborhood watch captain and Trayvon Martin. The defense also wants jurors to hear about Martin's text messages, which reportedly show he had been in fights and was trying to purchase a gun. The judge recessed court right before 10 p.m. ET, saying she would wait until Wednesday morning to make decisions on both of these issues. Defense attorney Don West vented his frustration as the judge left the bench, saying he was having trouble keeping up with the long hours and fast-paced schedule of the trial. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:58 AM

Casey Anthony Settles Property Rights

Casey Anthony has reportedly agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a dispute in her bankruptcy case pertaining to the rights to sell her life story, documents show. Anthony filed for bankruptcy protection early this year. In March, trustee Stephen Meininger filed a motion seeking permission to sell "the exclusive worldwide rights ... of Anthony's life story." Meininger said Anthony's story is property and an asset that could be sold to pay the more than $790,000 she owes others. Anthony's bankruptcy attorneys, meanwhile, have opposed Meininger's motion. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:57 AM

Expletives Fly Between Bulger, Ex-Partner

Two days of testimony by a former partner of reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger ended dramatically when Kevin Weeks and Bulger -- once so close that they spoke nearly every day for more than a decade -- shouted at one another across a federal courtroom in Boston. Bulger's lawyer, J.W. Carney, tried to portray Weeks as an opportunist who knew how to manipulate the system, someone who cut a deal with prosecutors to serve just five years in prison for aiding and abetting five killings, several of which, Weeks testified, he saw Bulger commit. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:57 AM

2 Teens, 2 Adults Charged With Murders

Eric Roopnarine begged for his life the night of July 3 and told his captors he didn't have any more money. It was about midnight, just minutes after 22-year-old Roopnarine had opened the door of his Poinciana home expecting to pay a teenage runaway for sex, police said. Instead, according to authorities, two men shoved the door open. One had a rifle. The other had a pistol. Roopnarine gave them all the money he had: $300. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:56 AM

Boy's Body Found; Father Detained

Authorities say a Washington state boy's body was found in southwestern Montana and his father has been detained after a convenience store clerk spotted him washing blood off his clothes. Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Attorney Ben Krakowka says 38-year-old Jeremy Brent Cramer of Lacey is being held on a disorderly conduct charge while police are investigating the death. Lacey Police Department officials say a 31-year-old woman reported Monday that her husband left home with their 3-year-old son and was not answering cellphone calls. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:56 AM

Human Skull Found Near Ninth Hole

Authorities are searching for clues about a human skull found near the ninth hole of a South Florida golf course. Margate Police say divers doing maintenance on an irrigation line found the skull in a clay pot in a canal at the Oriole Executive Golf Course. Police say the pot was found in water between 10 and 15 feet deep. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:55 AM

Broncos' Heckert Facing DUI Charges

Denver Broncos director of pro personnel Tom Heckert is facing charges of driving under the influence, stemming from a June arrest. Heckert was pulled over and detained on June 11 in Parker, a suburb just over 20 miles from downtown Denver. He was charged with driving under the influence and careless driving. That report stated Heckert may have been weaving before he was stopped by police. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:55 AM

Amanda Bynes Wigs Out Again

Actress Amanda Bynes stared with a blank, wide-eyed expression at reporters seated behind her in a New York courtroom. It was a brief court appearance for the 27-year-old Bynes, required only so the judge could set a date for another pretrial hearing. She faces three misdemeanor charges relating to an incident involving a bong allegedly tossed from her Manhattan apartment on May 23. Bynes wore a waist-length aqua and blonde-colored wig from her unusual collection of hair pieces, a tank top, sweatpants and sneakers as she stood silently before the Manhattan Criminal Court judge. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 01:54 AM

July 09, 2013

Judge Allows Trayvon's Toxicology

The judge in the George Zimmerman murder trial will allow jurors to hear evidence that shooting victim Trayvon Martin had small amounts of marijuana in his body when he died. Judge Debra Nelson on Monday denied a prosecution request to keep out parts of a toxicology report that shows the teen had marijuana in his system when he was shot to death by Zimmerman, a Sanford, Fla. neighborhood watch volunteer, on Feb. 26, 2012. Read more...

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Screams Not Trayvon, Father Said

A parade of defense witnesses took the stand to say it was George Zimmerman and not Trayvon Martin who can be heard screaming on a 911 tape the day Zimmerman shot the teen, and a detective said even the slain boy's father said the frightened voice was not his son's. Sanford Police Det. Christopher Serino, the lead investigator in the case, testified that Tracy Martin and his girlfriend met with him one or two days after the shooting to "bring him up to speed" regarding the investigation. During that meeting, Tracy Martin did not recognize his son's voice on the 911 recording, Serino told jurors. Read more...

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Female Inmates Sterilized

Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. At least 148 women received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules during those five years – and there are perhaps 100 more dating back to the late 1990s, according to state documents and interviews. Read more...

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Chicago Police Turn to Twitter

Chicago Police rolled out changes to a community policing program they hope will turn residents' cell phones into crime fighting tools that can be used to provide anonymous tips to help officers catch criminals — and stem the kind of bloodshed that marred the recent holiday weekend. During a news conference at which he was peppered with questions about a weekend that left 11 people shot to death and several dozen more wounded, Superintendent Garry McCarthy said residents will be able to come forward anonymously with tips and the police officers who get that information will never know where it originated. Read more...

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'Godfather of Heroin' Dies

A man dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" by the U.S. government and slapped with financial sanctions for allegedly helping prop up Myanmar's brutal former military junta through illegal business dealings died over the weekend. Lo Hsing Han was 80 years old. His body lay in a glass coffin in the family home for a private ceremony, a long line of relatives, senior government officials and business leaders turning out to pay their final respects. Read more...

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Matt Russell Charged With DUI

Denver Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell was arrested for possible DUI last weekend in Colorado after being involved in an accident with a police vehicle. Russell was charged with DUI, having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle, careless driving resulting in injury and failure to display proof of insurance, according to the Summit County jail. Russell was accused of hitting a silver 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe, which also was a police vehicle, Read more...




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July 08, 2013

Zimmerman Defense Begins Case

The prosecution in the George Zimmerman second-degree murder trial for the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin came to an end after nine days of testimony from witnesses, who many times appeared to be testifying for the defense. Several witnesses appeared to have actually benefited the defense more than the state. Now the real defense case has begun, after the judge denied a motion for an acquittal. Read more...

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Police Looking for Misssing Teen

Kentucky State Police investigators are asking landowners in four Kentucky counties to check their property for any signs of a missing 18-year-old woman. Trooper Paul Blanton says property owners in Estill, Jackson, Rockcastle and Madison counties should pay attention to freshly turned earth and unusual smells, ditch lines and remote areas. Troopers have been trying to locate Brookelyn Farthing of Madison County since she was last seen on June 22. Read more...

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Man Puts Dead Friend in Freezer

Prosecutors have filed additional charges against a central Indiana man accused of hiding his friend's decomposing body in an unplugged freezer. Howard County Deputy Prosecutor Jeremy Peelle filed additional charges of murder while attempting deviate conduct, reckless homicide and confinement last week against 52-year-old Walter Logan. Logan is being held without bond in the county jail in Kokomo, about 50 miles north of Indianapolis. Read more...

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Mom Charged With Daughter's Death

When police forced their way inside a New Jersey home to investigate a strange odor in May, they found the decomposing body of a 32-year-old disabled woman, as well as a dead dog nearby, authorities said. The woman's mother, Janet Wilson, now faces charges in her daughter Rebecca Wilson's death. Janet Wilson was located in Reno about a month after her daughter's body was found. Read more...

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Paula Dean Blackmail Suspect Arrested

He was looking to make some dough off Paula Deen, but he bit off more than he could chew. The FBI busted Thomas Paculis in upstate New York on Friday on charges he tried to extort Deen, the scandal-scarred former Food Network superstar — for $250,000. Paculis, 62, cooked his own goose when he emailed Deen’s lawyer and demanded cash in exchange for keeping quiet about “true and damning” statements involving the television icon “using the N-word in her business practices,” according to court papers. Read more...

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Drunk Driver Posts $450,000 Bond

A young woman accused of fatally striking two men in Fort Lauderdale with her mother's Porsche has been freed from jail after posting $450,000 bond. Alyza Rachel Russell's jail release came three days after she turned herself in to face charges that include two counts of DUI manslaughter in the deaths of Mackendy Jules, 30, and Samuel Artez Martindale, 35. Russell, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, spent three nights in jail before posting bond. Reached by phone Saturday, Russell's attorney, Robert Reiff, declined to comment about his client's case and her release. Read more...

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Marshawn Lynch DUI Trial Delayed

The Marshawn Lynch camp was confident he’d face no suspension during the 2012 season for a DUI arrest occurring last July. It’s now looking like a suspension won’t happen in 2013, either. According to Eric D. Williams of the Tacoma News-Tribune, a hearing on a motion to suppress evidence was continued until November 1. A trial date could be selected on Thursday, July 11 at a pre-trial conference. A “readiness hearing” (also known in California as a “readiness conference”) has been scheduled for December 27. Read more...




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July 05, 2013

Prosecution Winding Down Zimmerman Case

Prosecutors are winding down their case in George Zimmerman's murder trial after presenting evidence and testimony to refute Zimmerman's claim he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. It is still to be seen if they will call one or both of Martin's parents to the witness stand to testify about whose voice is on 911 recordings of a fight between Zimmerman and Martin that preceded the shooting. Zimmerman's attorneys are adamant that he is the one screaming on the recordings, while Martin's parents have said it's their son. Read more...

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'Clark Rockefeller' Sentencing Delayed

The Rockefeller impostor convicted recently of the cold-case murder of a California man asked to assume a new role as attorney representing himself for sentencing. Christian Gerhartsreiter made a brief court appearance to lodge his request. His lawyers were on the phone from Boston. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge George Lomeli took the request under submission and delayed sentencing until Aug. 15. Read more...

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Heavily Armed Man Arrested in Seattle

Police in Seattle are investigating a Nevada man arrested near the University of Washington in a stolen pickup truck filled with weapons, body armor and suspected explosive devices. University of Washington police chief John Vinson said that the man was driving a stolen truck out of Montana and had with him a scoped rifle, shotgun and fewer than 10 Molotov cocktails. The suspect is 21, but Vinson declined to identify him. Read more...

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Police Find Missing Colorado Teen's Body

Fort Morgan police say that human remains found last week are that of missing teenager Kayla Chadwick. The girl had been missing since March of last year, when she was 17. Police have said that Chadwick disappeared after an argument with her 19-year-old boyfriend, Ivan Torralba. The two were senior classmates at Fort Morgan High School. Police said the cause of Chadwick's death remains unknown. Read more...

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Boy's Clothesline Hanging Death 'Suspicious'

Minneapolis police are calling the death of a 9-year-old boy found hanging from a clothesline suspicious.
According to CBS Minnesota, residents in the McKinley neighborhood found the boy hanging from his neck on a clothesline in the backyard of an abandoned home. They got him down and performed CPR, but the boy died of his injuries. "It is my understanding is that he was playing with a group of kids that were 7 and 8 years old, possible some older kids. You have a 9-year-old boy who was found hanging his feet again were dragging the ground - that in general is suspicious itself," said Minneapolis police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington. Read more...

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Teen Murder Suspect Re-Arrested

Even Richard Bowman, Jr.'s family thinks it's suspicious that the teenager was found not guilty of a 2012 murder, and is outraged that he is in trouble again. The 17-year-old boy, who was acquitted of a killing because detectives said his family intimidated witnesses, is back in jail this Fourth of July, charged with gun and drug violations after a police raid. Neighborhood complaints about gunfire and drug dealing brought IMPD officers to trim, well-kept community. Inside the house, police discovered cocaine, marijuana and three guns. Bowman admitted they were his. Read more...

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Homeowners Accused of Growing Marijuana

Two Osceola County homeowners were arrested in connection to growing marijuana. Deputies arrested 42-year-old Jerry Hughes and 21-year-old Ashley Hughes after they found three dozen pot plants inside their home on Magnolia Drive. Weapons were also seized. Jerry Hughes is charged with possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and producing marijuana. Ashley Hughes is charged with selling marijuana and manufacturing marijuana. Read more...




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July 04, 2013

Missouri Ponders Gas Chamber

With drugs needed for lethal injection in short supply and courts wrangling over how to execute prisoners without them, Missouri's attorney general is floating one possible solution: Bring back the gas chamber. In court filings and interviews this week, Attorney General Chris Koster noted that Missouri statutes allow two options for executions: lethal injection and death by gas. Koster's comments come amid his growing frustration over the Missouri Supreme Court's refusal to set execution dates until lethal injection issues are resolved. Read more...

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Ariel Castro Fit to Stand Trial

The Cleveland man who allegedly kidnapped and held captive three women in his basement for more than a decade has been deemed mentally fit to stand trial. A judge said during a hearing that an examination found that 52-year-old Ariel Castro is mentally able to understand the charges and assist attorneys in his defense. Castro has pleaded not guilty to a 329 count indictment that includes multiple kidnapping and rape charges. He's being held on an $8 million bond. Read more...

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Woman Arrested in Death of Fiance

Authorities say a 37-year-old Florida woman faces first-degree murder charges for orchestrating the shooting that killed her fiance in rural Tennessee. Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood says Connie Sanders King has been arrested. She's accused of setting up the death of 41-year-old Tom Colucci of Coffee County, Tenn., in November. Her estranged husband Troy King was arrested in March near San Diego as he tried to enter Mexico. Read more...

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Woman Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run

A woman was arrested for the hit-and-run accident that killed a 20-year-old college student Saturday night. Bobbie Jo Sumner, 39, was taken into custody for allegedly fatally striking Alexandra Desir, of Locust Grove, with her car as Desir was walking on Rosa Avenue in Barnesville, according to Ginger Story with the Lamar County Sheriff's Office. After police arrested Sumner, her ex-boyfriend Robert King was arrested for his suspected connection to the case, Story said. Read more...

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Convicted Cop Killer Arrested for Drugs

A man convicted of killing a Seattle Police detective in 1994 was arrested in Rainier Valley after he and his two passengers were stopped for a minor traffic violation. Quentin Ervin was convicted in 2008 of fatally shooting Antonio Terry. Though he was sentenced to 20 years, he received credit for time served and was released early. Officers from the South Precinct's Anti-Crime Team were patrolling Rainier Valley on an anti-violence emphasis just after midnight when they stopped Ervin's car at 48th Avenue South and South Henderson Street, according to Seattle Police reports. Read more...

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Teacher Had Heroin Delivered to School

A Wisconsin religious school system is considering a drug testing policy for its teachers after a teacher's aide was arrested for allegedly having heroin delivered to her at the preschool where she worked. Kiley Cirillo, 20, of New Berlin, Wis., was arrested for drug possession after a fellow teacher found used needles, white residue and a bottle of pills in a package Cirillo's friend delivered to her at Hales Corner Lutheran Preschool in May, police said. Cirillo had texted her friend to drop off the package at the school while Cirillo was at work, according to a police report filed in the New Berlin Police Department. Read more...

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Cocaine Cited in Hernandez Search

One of ex-Patriot star Aaron Hernandez's buddies has flipped and is providing key information to authorities about the now-imprisoned tight end's secret flophouse — where cops cited cocaine in a search warrant affidavit, according to court papers. Massachusetts State Trooper Michael Bates requested a warrant to search anyone at Hernandez's apartment, stating "the nature of the sale of Cocaine is such that the participants are constantly changing, Cocaine is commonly packaged in small plastic bags which are easily and likely concealed on one's person(s)." Read more...




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July 03, 2013

Casey Anthony Stiffs EquuSearch Again

The non-profit organization that spent weeks looking for a missing Florida trial will apparently not be getting reimbursed for its efforts. A bankruptcy judge has partially dismissed Texas EquuSearch's $100,000 lawsuit against Casey Anthony, mother of Caylee Anthony. EquuSearch was in the process of suing Anthony earlier this year, when she declared bankruptcy. Read more...

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Bulger Jailhouse Tapes Played for Jury

Jailhouse tapes of James "Whitey" Bulger were played Tuesday for jurors, who heard the accused Boston mobster make a machine-gun sound as he chatted about the murder of an associate left riddled with bullets in a phone booth. The gruesome 1975 death of Eddie Connors is one of 19 that Bulger allegedly was involved in. Convicted hitman John Martorano previously testified that Bulger was the triggerman in Connors' slaying. Jurors have also seen a photo of the victim, an ex-boxer, sprawled in the booth with the receiver suspended over his bloodied body. Read more...

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Zimmerman Prosecution on the Defense

Prosecutors in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman scrambled Tuesday to undo damage to their case by one of their leading witnesses, a Sanford police officer who interviewed the defendant hours after he fatally shot Trayvon Martin. The witness, Officer Chris Serino of the Sanford police, had testified under cross-examination on Monday afternoon that Mr. Zimmerman seemed to be telling the truth when he said he had fired his gun in self-defense. The officer's remarks made for a dramatic moment in the trial — and clearly benefited the defense — but drew no immediate objection from the prosecutors. The court then recessed for the day. Read more...

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Woman Found in Wall 27 Years Later

A skeleton found walled-up in a dead man's junk-filled basement has been identified as the man's wife, a first-grade teacher whom he reported missing more than 27 years ago. James Nichols died of natural causes in December at the age of 82. Police found his body after neighbors said they hadn't seen him for days. With no relatives coming forward to claim the body or deal with the estate, county officials buried the IBM retiree and hired a contractor to clean out the house, which was stuffed with hoarded items and trash. On Friday, the contractor found the skeleton sealed in a plastic container behind a false wall. Read more...

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Child's Body Found in Middle of Street

Children playing in a Texas suburb made a gruesome discovery -- the decomposing body of a child on a residential street. Authorities aren't sure who left the body under a tarp in Saginaw, a northern suburb of Fort Worth. So far, police have very few clues. "We are looking for a red truck. We don't have a model or a make," Saginaw police spokesman Damon Ing said. Read more...

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Georgia Kicker Arrested for BUI

Georgia sophomore kicker Marshall Morgan is facing a possible suspension following his arrest for boating under the influence. According to Putnam County Sherriff's Chief Deputy Russell Blenk, Morgan was arrested Saturday night on Lake Sinclair by a Georgia Department of Natural Resources officer. Morgan was charged with operating a watercraft under the influence and towing a skier without a life preserver on board. Read more...

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Chris Kelley Died From Overdose

Rapper Chris Kelly, who was known as 'Mac Daddy" in the '90s duo Kris Kross, died of a drug overdose, the Associated Press reports. A toxicology screening done by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office after the 34-year-old Kelly was found unresponsive in his Atlanta home on May 1 revealed that Kelly had drugs in his system. Paramedics were unable to resuscitate him and he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Read more...


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July 02, 2013

Jurors Hear Zimmerman Interviews

Jurors in the George Zimmerman trial on Monday listened to a series of police interviews with detectives growing more pointed in their questioning of the neighborhood watch volunteer's account of how he came to fatally shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Prosecutors played audio and video tapes of the interviews that Zimmerman had with Sanford police investigators Doris Singleton and Chris Serino. In an early interview, just hours after the Feb. 26, 2012, shooting, Singleton recounted that Zimmerman noticed a cross she was wearing and said: "In Catholic religion, it's always wrong to kill someone." Singleton said she responded, "If what you're telling me is true, I don't think that what God meant was that you couldn't save your own life." Read more...

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Agent Apologizes to Bulger Victims

Retired FBI agent John Morris made an emotional apology in court to the families of those named by prosecutors as victims of accused mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, saying he had indirectly tipped off Bulger's gang that one of the victims was cooperating with federal authorities. "I don't want to ask for your forgiveness, but I do want to express my sincere apology for things that I may have done and things that I didn't do," Morris said, his face reddening and his eyes tearing. "Not a day in my life has gone by that I haven't thought about this. Not a day in my life has gone by that I haven't prayed … that God give you blessing and comfort for the pain that you have suffered. I am truly sorry." Read more...

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Elderly Prisoners Strains System

The 89-year-old son of late philanthropist and socialite Brooke Astor became the oldest person ever hauled off to New York prison for a non-violent crime last Friday, four years after he was convicted of plundering his mother's massive fortune. Apparently too frail to stand, Anthony Marshall was pushed to his jail cell in a wheelchair trailed by an oxygen tank. A pillar of Upper East Side privilege had become a monument to age and infirmity. Read more...

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Man Pleads Guilty to $40M Heist

A Miami man accused in the theft of about $90 million in prescription drugs from a Connecticut warehouse has pleaded guilty. Prosecutors and an attorney for Amed Villa say he pleaded guilty to federal theft and conspiracy charges. Thieves broke into the Enfield warehouse of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co. in 2010 by scaling an exterior wall and cutting a hole in the roof. They used ropes to lower themselves to the floor and disabled alarms before using a forklift to load pallets of drugs into a getaway vehicle. Read more...

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2 Texas A&M Players Arrested

Two projected starters on the Texas A&M football team have been accused of assault from an incident that occurred in April. According to College Station police, 21-year-old Deshazor Everett and 20-year-old Floyd Raven were charged after the April 7 fight. Both surrendered at the Brazos County Jail. Both players face two charges of assault as well as a charge of criminal mischief for an April 30 incident in which they allegedly hit two men at a College Station apartment complex and allegedly "pounded and kicked" a truck at the scene of the crime. Read more...

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NY Pot Mom Released on Bond

A suburban New York mom charged with growing thousands of marijuana plants worth millions of dollars is being released from prison. Andrea Sanderlin is being released on $500,000 bond. She pleaded not guilty last week in Brooklyn federal court. The charges sound like a real-life version of the Showtime series "Weeds," which chronicled a California woman's decision to grow pot to support her family. Read more...

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Lil Scrappy Checks Out Of Rehab

Lil Scrappy checked himself into rehab May 30 for an addiction to marijuana, and he was released from the facility June 29. Scrap—who has had a number of probation violation issues stemming from an original arrest in 2008 for marijuana possession—admitted back in May to being addicted to weed after failing a court-mandated drug test. After vowing to get clean, he checked into rehab, and has been clean for a month. Read more...

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Farrah Abraham Enters Rehab for Alcohol

Farrah Abraham is taking a time out -- in a rehab facility. The MTV Teen Mom and sex tape star, 22, says she's checking into an outpatient facility in Florida to deal with alcohol abuse. "At this time in my life, I need to stay focused on the positive to get through all of the negative that a DUI has caused in my life," the single mom to Sophia, 4, tells Radaronline. The Backdoor Teen Mom star will undergo counseling over the next 10 days at the Lukens Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Read more...


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July 01, 2013

$100,000 Reward for Teardrop Rapist

The Los Angeles Police Department has offered a $100,000 reward in hopes of creating new leads in 35 sexual assaults believed to be the work of a single perpetrator dating back to 1996. The reward is for information related to what is known as the "Teardrop Rapist" case. The suspect has a possible tattoo or scar below one of his eyes that resembles a teardrop. Read more...

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OJ Simpson's Ex-Girlfriend Sentenced

A former girlfriend of O.J. Simpson has been sentenced to 45 days in jail after a reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors in Minnesota. Thirty-eight-year-old Christie Prody, of Moorhead, was accused of stealing prescription pills from a Moorhead couple while she worked as an in-home nursing assistant. KFGO-AM reports that Prody says she's focusing on staying sober and rebuilding her relationship with God. She says she's doing everything she can to "better" herself. Read more...

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9 People Shot at Brooklyn House Party

Nine people were shot in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn early Sunday morning at a house party, police said. Four men and five women -- all younger than 45 -- sustained injuries and were transported to four hospitals. Seven patients were released; two remain in the hospital and are in stable condition. The injuries were not life-threatening, according to New York police officer Sophia Tassy-Mason. Read more...

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Colts Safety Lefeged Faces Gun Charges

Police say Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged (luh-FEHJ') has been arrested on gun-related charges after a traffic stop in Washington. D.C. police spokesman Araz Alali says Lefeged was a passenger in a car that fled from police after a traffic stop for speeding. Court records show police smelled marijuana in the car and found a container of alcohol and semi-automatic pistol underneath the front passenger seat. Read more...

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Suspect Arrested in 15-Year-Old's Murder

A man from Marysville, 26, was arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting death of 15-year-old Molly Conley on June 1 in Lake Stevens, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office confirmed. He was taken into custody at his home in Marysville where he had lived for several months, neighbors said. Read more...

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Vanderbilt Dismisses 4 Football Players

Vanderbilt has dismissed four football players from the team and kicked them off campus while Nashville police investigate whether a sex crime occurred in a campus dormitory. The school's public affairs department announced that four players — none of whom it named — were suspended from the team. The university issued another release indicating they're removed from the team and on interim suspension from the university "effective immediately, pending further investigation and/or a hearing." School officials say the players can't return to campus "without explicit permission" from the school's office of student conduct and academic integrity. Read more...

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Oklahoma Lineman Charged With DUI

Oklahoma senior defensive lineman Chuka Ndulue was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Ndulue, a junior, appeared in all 13 games last season for the Sooners and recorded a team-high five sacks. He is one of only four returning starters to the Sooners' defense. According to The Daily Oklahoman, campus police stopped Ndulue around 4 a.m. He was taken to the Cleveland County Detention Center and was released around 9 a.m. Read more...


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