August 30, 2013

Boston Bomber's Pal Indicted

Prosecutors say a friend of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect has been indicted for allegedly making false statements to authorities. Authorities say Robel Phillipos is facing up to 16 years in prison in connection with two federal criminal counts. Following his May arrest, a judge ordered the 19-year-old released on $100,000 bond on one count of lying to authorities. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:08 AM

Murder-for-Hire Suspect Pleads Guilty

A 52-year-old man who prosecutors say was paid in silver bars by a plastic surgeon to kill a love rival in Texas pleaded guilty to capital murder. David Neal Shepard entered the plea in the killing of Dr. Joseph Sonnier III, 57, whose body was found, stabbed and shot, at his Lubbock home July 11, 2012. Judge James B. Darnell pronounced Shepard guilty and said the state is recommending a sentence of life in prison without parole. Shepard could have faced the death penalty. Darnell said sentencing would take place in about two weeks. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:08 AM

Man Gets 10 Years for Shooting Wife

A Litchfield man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting his wife in the leg at their home in 2009. John Lavoie said he would rather die than go to prison and asked a judge to euthanize him during his sentencing in Litchfield Superior Court. Judge James P. Ginocchio told Lavoie that he was going to prison because of his own actions and that it was his choice if he wanted to live. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:07 AM

Daughter Murder Suspect Located

Police have located a teenage female wanted in connection with a south Aurora killing, police reported. The suspect, 18-year-old Isabella Guzman, is thought to be connected to the death of Yun Mi Hoy, 47, late Wednesday. Police urged residents in a south Aurora neighborhood to stay in their homes while they searched for Guzman. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:06 AM

Feds Drop Legalization Challenge

The Justice Department said it won't challenge state laws that legalize marijuana and will focus federal enforcement on serious trafficking cases and keeping the drug away from children. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a conference call Thursday morning, notified the governors of Colorado and Washington that the department, for now, will not seek to pre-empt those states' laws, which followed voters' approval of ballot measures that legalized recreational marijuana use. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:06 AM

Atlanta Hawks Coach Arrested for DUI

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol overnight and charged with driving under the influence. A trooper stopped Budenholzer about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on 10th Street at Crescent Avenue in Midtown because the Audi A8 he was driving didn't have the tail lights on, according to the State Patrol incident report. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 03:05 AM

August 29, 2013

Zimmerman's Wife Pleads Guilty to Perjury

Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman -- who was acquitted of second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin's death -- pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of perjury. She will be placed on probation for one year, is required to perform 100 hours of community service, and must pay court costs. She also must file a letter of apology within 30 days to Judge Kenneth Lester, who presided over her husband's case at the time the perjury was committed. Prosecutors said Shellie Zimmerman lied when she told Lester during an April 2012 bond hearing for her husband that the family was indigent. In fact, they argue, George Zimmerman actually had about $135,000 at the time. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:08 AM

Fort Hood Shooter Sentenced to Death

A military jury sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, handing the Army psychiatrist the ultimate punishment after a trial in which he seemed to be courting martyrdom by making almost no effort to defend himself. The rare military death sentence came nearly four years after the attack that stunned even an Army hardened by more than a decade of constant war. Hasan walked into a medical building where soldiers were getting medical checkups, shouted "Allahu akbar" — Arabic for "God is great!" — and opened fire with a laser-sighted handgun. Thirteen people were killed. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:07 AM

Couple Charged With Torture of Teen

A Seattle-area couple is in custody for allegedly holding captive and torturing the man's 13-year-old brother for three months -- including driving a nail through the boy's hand and keeping him in a cellar for days without food, the prosecutor said. Brandon Gunn, 27, and his wife Viviana, 34, are in the Kitsap County Jail outside Seattle on $500,000 bail each, charged with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and four counts of assault, county prosecutor Cami Lewis said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:07 AM

Dog-Fighting Defendants Plead Not Guilty

A dozen men indicted in a multi-state dog-fighting investigation entered not guilty pleas at their arraignment Wednesday in Alabama. All 12 men are charged with conspiring to sponsor dog fights or training animals for fights. Eleven face gambling charges. Investigators seized 367 pit bulls Friday in raids in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:07 AM

Nurse Details Jackson's Search for Sleep

A nurse collapsed on the witness stand after describing her unsuccessful attempt to convince Michael Jackson not to use propofol to treat his insomnia. "I can't do this anymore! I can't do this anymore," Cherilyn Lee cried at the end of her testimony in trial to decide if concert promoter AEG Live is liable in Jackson's death. As she broke down, she was assisted by others in the courtroom including one of the lawyers. Lee broke into tears after telling jurors that she believed people, including Jackson and her own mother, have died because they listened to bad advice from doctors who over-prescribe drugs. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 05:06 AM

August 28, 2013

Arias Requests Change of Venue

Attorneys for a woman convicted of killing her boyfriend in his Phoenix home have asked for a change of venue for the retrial of the penalty phase of her trial. The original jury that found Jodi Arias guilty of Travis Alexander's murder was not able to reach a decision concerning her punishment for the crime. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:28 AM

DiMaggio's Family Drops DNA Request

The sister of a man suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing her mother and younger brother says she no longer wants paternity tests to determine if the suspect fathered the children. Lora Robinson said that she hasn't asked for DNA to determine if James DiMaggio fathered the children and she doesn't plan to. Last week, a DiMaggio family spokesman said she wanted DNA of Hannah and Ethan Anderson. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:28 AM

Stroller Baby's Mom Testifies

The mother of a baby who was fatally shot in his stroller in coastal Georgia testified at a man's murder trial Tuesday that she threw her arms across her baby in a bid to save him. Sherry West cried as she told the court what happened as she walked home from the Brunswick post office March 21 with her 13-month-old son, Antonio Santiago. Two teenagers approached her, and the older one demanded money, West testified. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:27 AM

Elkins Earlier Shot Pastor, Too

A pastor testified Tuesday that a man accused of fatally shooting a baby in coastal Georgia shot him in the arm 10 days before the child's death. Wilfredo Calix Flores, pastor of a Hispanic church in Brunswick, said De'Marquise (deh-mahr-KEES') Elkins demanded money from him on March 11 and shot him when he said he didn't have any. Elkins also is charged with murder in the March 21 killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:27 AM

Jury Votes Death in Teen's Murder

A Florida jury recommended the death penalty for a man who lured a 15-year-old boy to an ambush in 2011 where he was shot, dismembered and incinerated in a fire pit. Michael Bargo, 21, was found guilty last week of first-degree murder for killing Seath Jackson whose remains were shoveled into paint cans and discarded in Summerfield, northwest of Orlando, according to court records. Bargo's co-defendants, who included two teenage girls, all admitted their roles in the killing and are serving life sentences in prison. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:27 AM

Joe Francis Sentenced in Assault Case

Joe Francis, the man behind "Girls Gone Wild," is going behind bars for a while. Francis was sentenced to 270 days in jail, stemming from a 2011 assault at his Bel Air mansion. Francis also received three years' probation, and ordered to complete an anger management course and a year of psychological counseling. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:26 AM

Was Hernandez Using PCP?

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was allegedly a regular user of the hallucinogenic drug PCP, and had become so paranoid by heavy use that he had started carrying a gun wherever he went, according to a report due out this week in Rolling Stone magazine. The story, written by magazine contributing editor Paul Solotaroff, also alleges that Hernandez's college coach at the University of Florida, Urban Meyer, "may have helped cover up failed drug tests" by Hernandez, as well as an assault and a drive-by shooting outside a local bar in Gainesville, Fla. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 03:25 AM

August 27, 2013

Zimmerman to Seek Legal Fees

An attorney for George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of all charges in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, will be seeking part of the defense's legal fees of his five-week murder trial. Mark O'Mara said he will ask the state to pay up to $300,000 of Zimmerman's legal expenses. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:19 AM

Stoller Shooter Hid the Gun

A man accused of fatally shooting a baby in coastal Georgia hid a gun at a relative's apartment the day after the slaying, and his mother and sister came to retrieve the weapon later that day, a woman who lives in the home said. Danielle Williams testified that De'Marquise Elkins came to her home March 22, the day after 13-month-old Antonio Santiago was shot to death in his stroller, and asked if he could hide a gun under a loveseat. Later that day, Elkins' mother and sister came by the apartment, took the gun from under the loveseat and left the home with it, Williams said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:19 AM

Judge Postpones Arias Retrial

An Arizona judge presiding over the high-profile murder trial of Jodi Arias postponed setting a date to begin selecting a new jury to decide whether the former waitress from California should be executed for slaying her ex-boyfriend. In postponing setting a date, the judge said she needed to deal with pending legal filings in the case. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:19 AM

Authorities Seize 367 Pit Bulls

An investigation into organized dog fighting and gambling in the Southeast resulted in 12 arrests and the seizure of 367 pit bulls in one of the nation's largest crackdowns on the bloody exhibitions. Federal, state and local officials announced the arrests. They stemmed from raids on homes in Alabama and Georgia and the seizure of more than $500,000 in cash that investigators believe was tied to illegal gambling on dog fights. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:18 AM

Truck Company Shooter Made List

A former Florida trucking company employee who went on a weekend shooting rampage left a handwritten note that listed his four victims, two of whom died, investigators said. Union County sheriff's Lt. Lyn Williams said three days of interviews with people who knew 72-year-old Hubert Allen Jr. haven't turned up a motive for Saturday's shooting spree centered around Pritchett Trucking Inc., but his targets weren't random. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:17 AM

Hernandez Associate Waives Court Hearing

An associate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has waived his right to appear at a hearing connected to a Massachusetts murder. The probable cause hearing for Ernest Wallace occurred in Attleboro court. The hearing was continued to Sept. 23. Wallace was indicted on a charge of being an accessory to murder after the fact. He pleaded not guilty earlier in district court to the same charge and was ordered held on $500,000 bail. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:17 AM

Boyfriend's Body Found in Freezer

A 29-year-old Shorewood woman was charged with killing her boyfriend as he tried to leave the relationship, apparently beating him with a closet rod before wrapping him in plastic and duct tape and stuffing him into a freezer. Jetaun Helen Wheeler, a mother of three whom witnesses say was in a tumultuous relationship with the 58-year-old victim, with whom she lived, was charged with second-degree murder in the killing, which took place in the couple's Shorewood home around Aug. 1. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:16 AM

Man Arrested for Choking Hotel Maid

A man has been arrested for strangling a hotel maid until she passed out. According to an arrest affidavit from the Austin Police Department, Eric Robertson, 19, has been charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. The woman says she fought him off several times, but Robertson eventually pinned her to the floor and strangled her until she passed out. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:16 AM

Mike Tyson 'On the Verge of Dying'

Drugs and alcohol have Mike Tyson up against the ropes as the former heavyweight champion fights for his life against addiction. Tyson made the startling revelations about his substance abuse problems while plugging the first fight card under his Iron Mike Productions promoting venture. "I'm on the verge of dying because I'm a vicious alcoholic," Tyson told reporters at the Turning Stone Resort in New York, where Argenis Mendez retained his IBF junior lightweight title after battling to a 12-round draw with challenger Arash Usmanee. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:15 AM

August 26, 2013

Amanda Knox Won't Return to Italy

One of Amanda Knox's lawyers says the American won't return to Italy for a new appeals trial over the 2007 killing of her British roommate. In March, Italy's supreme court ordered a new trial for Knox and her former Italian boyfriend for the slaying of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, where they were students. An appeals court in 2011 had acquitted both, overturning convictions by a lower court. The new appeals trial begins in Florence on Sept. 30. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:43 AM

Man Charged in 1993 Cold Case Murder

A northern Indiana man was arraigned on murder charges in the 1993 strangulation of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend, five years after prosecutors got the break in the case that eventually led them to him. Judge Tom Alevizos entered a not guilty plea on behalf of 38-year-old Jason Tibbs in the slaying of Rayna Rison and ordered the LaPorte man held without bond. Rison's disappearance on March 26, 1993, garnered widespread attention. It was featured on "America's Most Wanted" Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:42 AM

Keith Bulluck Charged With Robbery

Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck was arrested on a felony robbery charge after a cab driver accused him of taking money during an argument in Nashville, Tenn. The cab driver, who called 911 at 3:50 a.m. ET, was waiting outside a bar for a paid fare when Bulluck, 36, approached him, according to a statement released by the Nashville Police Department. The driver said there was an altercation and Bulluck took a $100 bill and fled, according to police. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:42 AM

Fugitive Arrested at Jersey Shore

Philadelphia police say a wanted fugitive has been arrested at the Jersey Shore. Philadelphia police say 37-year-old Dennis Woods, who also goes by the name Dennis Boyce, was taken into custody Friday afternoon at the Aruba Motel in North Wildwood. Woods was identified by authorities as the alleged mastermind of a string of ATM robberies and pharmacy break-ins earlier this month. Police have connected the group to the robbery of 10 ATMs at banks in the city, and say they have gotten away with more than $100,000 in cash along with prescription drugs. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:41 AM

Store Clerk Shooter Arrested

Tips from the public helped investigators identify and arrest a suspect in the shooting death of Daniel Olivera. Eric David Robbins, 35, was arrested near his Victorville home on suspicion of murdering Olivera, who was shot to death Aug. 11. Jail records show Robbins was arrested in the area of Brucite Road and Copper Street, about three miles from the convenience store at 15730 Roy Rogers Drive where the shooting took place. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:41 AM

Man Charged With Shooting Toddler

He shot a 3-year-old boy in the head -- and then ordered a friend not to call 911 as the critically wounded child lay bleeding in his arms, prosecutors charged. Alleged tot-shooter Akeem Bernard, 22, did not speak as he was charged in Brooklyn Criminal Court with criminal weapons possession, assault, endangering the welfare of a child and evidence tampering. Little Tharell Edward – who was still recovering from a vicious pitbull attack two months ago – was in a bedroom crib of his mother's apartment when Bernard took a gun into the room, prosecutors said. The child's mother, who is a friend of Bernard's, wasn't home at the time, sources said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:41 AM

Todd Harrell Guilty of DUI

3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell has been found guilty of DUI by Judge David McVeay, according to D'Iberville Municipal Court Clerk Patty Jackson. No monetary fine was announced, but under Mississippi law first offense DUI's carry a mandatory 90-day suspension of driving privileges. Jackson did say Harrell would have to attend both the Mother's Against Drug Driving (MADD) Victim Impact Panel and the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program classes. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:40 AM

Anthony Hamilton Busted for DUI

R&B crooner Anthony Hamilton was arrested for DWI in North Carolina. The 42-year-old singer was pulled over by police in Mecklenburg County, N.C., for speeding. The officer suspected that Hamilton was intoxicated and arrested him for driving while impaired. He was later booked and released under his own recognizance. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 04:40 AM

August 23, 2013

Teen Fingered as Stoller Shooter

The teen accused of shooting a toddler between the eyes during a robbery attempt counted down from five before firing, his alleged accomplice testified after pointing him out as the shooter. Dominique Lang testified that he ran into De'Marquise Elkins on the morning of the March 21 slaying. A short while later as the two walked together, they saw Sherry West with a stroller. Lang says Elkins walked to West and demanded her purse before pulling out a gun. When West refused to hand the purse over, he hit her in the face with it and threatened her baby. 'The baby was in the stroller screaming,' Lang said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:05 AM

Hernandez Indicted for June Murder

Former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez was indicted on Thursday by a grand jury in Massachusetts on a charge of first-degree murder and five firearms violations for the June killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez, a former New England Patriots tight end, appeared briefly in Attleboro District Court after being indicted in the shooting of Lloyd, whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial area near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:04 AM

Teens Sought in Vet's Beating Death

Police in Washington state are searching for two young suspects who beat a World War II veteran to death in a parking lot. The Spokane Police Department says officers responded to reports of an assault and found the victim in his car with serious head injuries. He later died in the hospital. Authorities released surveillance photos of the two suspects, who they describe as African-American males between the ages of 16 and 19. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:04 AM

Man Sentenced for Mennonite Assault

A central Pennsylvania man convicted of robbing and assaulting three elderly Mennonite sisters has been sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison. The Lancaster County sentencing judge said 22-year-old Dereck Taylor Holt is a danger to the community. Holt will get psychiatric treatment in prison. Authorities say Holt pretended to be an insurance salesman to get inside the Clay Township home in December, then bound the 85- to 91-year-old victims, hit them with a stun gun, sprayed their home with household chemicals and left them for dead. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:03 AM

14-Year-Old Charged in Murder of Father

A 14-year-old Mississippi boy is charged with murder in the slaying of his father, and a police officer charged as an accessory to the killing is also charged with sexual battery of the boy. The boy and two others -- LeJerrious A. Perkins, 17, and Greg Antonio Fortenberry, 26 -- are charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, arson and conspiracy to commit arson in the death of Kenneth Thompson of McComb. Jasper Cortez Pittman, 25, a Brookhaven police officer, is charged with accessory after the fact of murder, sexual battery, third-degree arson and conspiracy to commit arson. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:03 AM

Rapper 2 Chainz Arrested After Standoff

Rapper 2 Chainz was one of 11 people arrested after refusing to get off a tour bus for almost nine hours following a traffic stop in Oklahoma City, police said. 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, and the others were arrested on a charge of obstructing a police officer and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on Thursday morning, Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:03 AM

Man Arrested After Drug-Fueled Rampage

Police in a Boise, Idaho, suburb have arrested a 23-year-old man after they say he went on a 90-minute rampage through a downtown neighborhood, punching a teen, kicking a dog, beating a construction worker with a shovel and tipping over a man in a wheelchair. Sean Carnell is charged with kidnapping, two battery counts, robbery, burglary and animal cruelty after the apparently drug-fueled crime spree in Meridian. His bail was set at $1 million, and he was to be appointed a public defender. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:02 AM

Jay Ratliff DWI Case Postponed

A Tarrant County judge has postponed the drunk driving case against Dallas Cowboy defensive tackle Jay Ratliff until after the current football season. Ratliff was arrested January 22 after his pickup truck collided with a 18-wheeler before running into a guardrail on State Highway 114 in Grapevine. Ratliff failed his sobriety test and declined to submit to a Breathalyzer test. Police secured a search warrant, took him to the Grapevine jail and took a blood sample. Grapevine Police say the results of Ratliff's blood test showed a BAC of 0.16, twice the legal limit. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:02 AM

Omar Gooding Arrested for DUI

Former Nickelodeon star Omar Gooding has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. Omar, the younger brother of actor Cuba, found fame as the host of hit 90s show Wild & Crazy Kids. He was arrested in Los Angeles and released hours later on his own recognizance. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:02 AM

August 22, 2013

Co-Defendant Quizzed in Stroller Case

The jury hearing evidence in the fatal shooting of a toddler in a stroller in Brunswick will hear the testimony of the 15-year-old boy who authorities said was with the accused shooter, the trial judge ruled. The jury was outside the courtroom as Dominique Lang, 15, said he had been with murder defendant De'Marquise Elkins, 18, when he tried first to rob Sherry West and then shot her baby, Antonio Santiago, in the head. Lang testified as Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley conducted a hearing on a defense motion to disallow Lang's identification of Elkins. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:59 AM

Nurse Sentenced in Hit Man Case

Andrew Martin, a former Cleveland Clinic nurse, was sentenced by a federal judge to 12 years in prison after he admitted trying to get a patient to act as a hitman. Martin had pleaded guilty in April to using a phone to further the plot. Authorities say he offered $10,000 to an ER patient to kill a woman in a dispute over ownership of her deceased brother's home. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:58 AM

Arias Wants Jurors' Twitter Accounts

Jodi Arias' attorneys want a judge to allow them to monitor the Twitter accounts of the jury seated in her murder trial to be certain jurors aren't communicating details about the case on social media. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder May 8 in the 2008 death of boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home, but the same jury failed to reach a decision on her sentence. Her case is now in limbo as prosecutors decide whether to seat a new jury in pursuit of the death penalty. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:57 AM

Body Found in Search for Girl

Crews searching for missing Missouri girl Adriaunna Horton have discovered an unidentified body. Crews have been told to call off their search for the 12-year-old, reports the station. Horton was last seen Monday evening when authorities say she was seen getting into an SUV at Hazel Park in Golden City. Volunteers and officers from than a dozen agencies were called in to aid in the search, which spanned three days. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:57 AM

Baby-Killing Nurse to Walk Free

The Mandatory Release law allows inmates convicted of violent crimes in Texas between 1977 and 1987 to be automatically released if their "good behavior" credit plus their time served equals their sentence. The law was changed in 1987 to exclude violent criminals, but it isn't retroactive. Genene Jones is set to walk free in a matter of a few years. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:57 AM

DiMaggio Family Requests DNA Samples

James DiMaggio's family is requesting DNA samples from the family of Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old girl he's accused of kidnapping and whose mother and brother were found dead in his burned home. The reason? They want to know if he was the biological father of the children, Hannah and 8-year-old Ethan, the family spokesman said. "We are going to be requesting from the Anderson family that we try to get DNA samples from Hannah. And if they have anything left from Ethan, that we get a DNA sample," family spokesman Andrew Spanswick said. "There has been a lot of rumors that Jim might be the father of either or both children." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:56 AM

David Cassidy Faces Another DUI

Former teen idol David Cassidy faces a drunken driving charge after his arrest in Schodack, New York, police said. Cassidy, 63, was given breath and field sobriety tests after he failed to dim his car's headlights at a police checkpoint. He was arrested when he blew a .10 in the breathalyzer device, the report said. The legal blood alcohol limit is .08. The former star of the TV series "The Partridge Family" was released on $2,500 bail and ordered to appear in court on September 6, the police report said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:56 AM

DMX Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Rapper DMX can't seem to keep himself out of the slammer. The embattled musician, 42, who has been arrested too many times to count, was a passenger in a truck that was pulled over in South Carolina — initially for making an illegal U-turn. Upon being stopped cops said they found weed in the truck close to where the rapper was sitting, and that DMX smelled like he had been drinking, according to a police report. The "Party Up" rapper was taken to jail after several more bags of weed were found in the car in a search. Read more...



Posted by Webmaster at 02:55 AM

August 21, 2013

Serial Killer Naso Found Guilty

A man who drugged prostitutes, photographed and strangled them while they were unconscious then disposed of their nude bodies has been convicted in four of their deaths. Joseph Naso was found guilty in Marin County, California for the murders of four women between 1977 and 1994. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:37 AM

Teens Kill Australian 'For Fun'

Prosecutors in Oklahoma have charged two teens, 15 and 16, with first-degree murder in the death of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane, 22. A third boy, 17, is reportedly charged as a youthful offender with accessory to first degree murder. Prosecutors say the teens shot and killed Lane, a student at East Central University who was jogging near his girlfriend's home in Duncan, Oklahoma, "for fun." Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards, Jr., 15, of Duncan were charged with first-degree murder and, under Oklahoma law, will be tried as adults. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, of Duncan was accused of using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory to first-degree murder after the fact. He is considered a youthful offender but will be tried in adult court. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:36 AM

Man Fires Assault Rifle at School

A man is in custody after allegedly firing shots from an assault rifle at an Atlanta-area elementary school. No one was injured in the shooting and all students and teachers were accounted for and safe. The suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill, fired at least a half-dozen shots with an assault rifle from inside the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur and officers returned fire, DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric L. Alexander said at a news conference. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:36 AM

Unidentified Remains Found in Storage Unit

West Virginia officials have called in experts from Washington, D.C., as they try to identify two sets of human remains found in a Nicholas County, W.Va. storage unit. Prosecutors say 61-year-old Wanda Kiser, of Nicholas County, will be charged with illegally disposing of a body once she's released from a hospital. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:35 AM

Teen Charged With Shooting 7-Year-Old

A 15-year-old boy jumped from his bike and opened fire after a passenger in a car issued an apparent taunt, but the bullets struck a 7-year-old child who had just returned from riding bikes with his cousin, authorities and family said. Cook County prosecutors said Lavante Jackson was tied to the Sunday night shooting on the West Side by two eyewitnesses and the GPS bracelet he was wearing as part of his bail on juvenile drug charges. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:35 AM

Terrence Mitchell Arrested for DUI

Former South Florida wide receiver Terrence Mitchell was arrested near the South Florida campus and is now facing DUI and assault charges. While being evaluated by Tampa Fire Rescue personnel, Mitchell "became agitated," according to the report, and "twice attempted to bite an EMT (against the will of the EMT)." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:35 AM

Von Miller Suspended 6 Games

The Denver Broncos will be without their best defensive player for the first six games of the season. The NFL suspended Von Miller for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The league initially sought an eight-game suspension for Miller but settled on six. Miller released a statement through the NFL Players Association: "The substances of abuse policy requires everyone to comply with the rules. Although my suspension doesn't result from a positive test, there is no excuse for my violations of the rules." Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:34 AM

August 20, 2013

Stroller Shooting Trial Begins

More than 300 miles from the Brunswick, Georgia street where a 13-month old baby was shot in his stroller, a panel of 48 potential jurors has been called to hear the case. Jury selection has begun for De'Marquise Elkins, charged with the murder of Antonio Santiago on March 21, 2013. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:29 AM

Andrea Sneiderman Convicted of Perjury

The Georgia woman accused of lying to investigators about the death of her husband has been convicted of perjury and several other counts. Jurors began deliberating in the Andrea Sneiderman case after closing arguments Thursday. Sneiderman was found guilty of hindering the apprehension of a criminal, concealment of material fact, three counts of giving false statements and four counts of perjury. She was found not guilty of three counts perjury and one count of giving a false statement. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:29 AM

Suspect Arrested in 1999 Murder

It was a bittersweet day for Kristin Twilla. On one hand, Twilla, 29, of West Liberty, learned that an arrest was made in the 1999 murder of her mother, Judith Weeks. On the other hand, Twilla was faced once again with the memories of that 14-year-old crime. The Cedar Rapids Police Department announced that 34-year-old Deshaun L. Phillips had been arrested for Weeks' murder. He faces one count of first-degree murder - Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:29 AM

Drug Cartel Leader Gets 15 Years

The last of four brothers accused of creating an infamous Mexican drug cartel has been sentenced in San Diego to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to helping send hundreds of millions of dollars in proceeds from the United States. Eduardo Arellano Felix was sentenced as part of a plea agreement struck with prosecutors in May. It marks one of the final milestones in an investigation that began two decades ago. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:28 AM

David Terrell Arrested on Drug Charges

David Terrell's post-NFL story has apparently taken another dark turn. The former receiver and noted draft bust has been charged with felony manufacturing or delivery of cannabis and a misdemeanor count of battery, according to several reports. ESPN Chicago is reporting that Chicago Police was called to the Bronzeville section of town after reports of marijuana smoke in the area. Terrell was on the scene and interviewed by police in an area where cannabis scales and drug paraphernalia were in sight. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:28 AM

Diehl Gets Drunk Driving Charges Wiped

NFL player David Diehl successfully tackled the terms of his drunk driving deal and can walk away with a clean record, a Queens, N.Y., judge said. Judge Toko Serita said his record would be expunged. Diehl, 23, had admitted he was blitzed when he drove his BMW into a row of parked cars last summer outside an Astoria bar where he'd been watching a high-stakes soccer game with pals. Read more...




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August 19, 2013

Judge Denies Arias Motion

The death penalty is still on the table for a woman convicted of stabbing and shooting her lover to death in his Arizona home. A judge has turned down a motion by Jodi Arias to set aside the jury's finding that the murder of Travis Alexander was done in an "especially cruel" manner. Read more...

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Hundreds Arrested in MS-13 Gang Sweep

A nationwide sweep by federal agents targeting the violent MS-13 street gang has resulted in hundreds of arrests, including 263 gang members, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced. Those arrested in the July and early August sweep include suspects wanted on murder, assault, sexual assault, robbery and kidnapping charges, among other offenses. Among those charged are 158 members and associates of MS-13, with 105 others allegedly belonging to other gangs. Read more...

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5 Arrested in Human Trafficking Case

Police arrested five people from Northern California in connection with kidnapping a woman and forcing her into prostitution, officials said. The victim, 18, was allegedly kidnapped by the suspects who were armed with pistols, police said. After being abducted, the victim was sexually assaulted by two of the five suspects, police said. She was then told she would be forced into prostitution at a hotel in Moreno Valley. Read more...

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Vandals Hit Colorado Cemetery

Police in Colorado are looking for suspects who snuck into a cemetery and decapitated a Civil War statue worth up to $40,000, in addition to damaging more than 100 headstones. Tracey George, the manager at the Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont, said footprints show at least two people climbed up on the monument last weekend and pushed it over, CBS Denver reports. "It's devastating … what, I guess, a group of people can do in a couple of hours," George said. Read more...

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Auburn Safety Dismissed After Pot Arrest

A major contributor to the Auburn defense will no longer be with the team. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn dismissed safety Demetruce McNeal, the Tigers' leading returning tackler, only hours after McNeal was arrested for possession of marijuana. "After visiting with Demetruce, I made the decision to dismiss him from our team," Malzahn said in a statement. "We have high expectations both on and off the field for our players." McNeal, a senior, was arrested along with former Auburn players Jonathan Evans and Jawara White on East University Drive and charged with second degree possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, according to Auburn captain Thomas Stofer. Read more...

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Alabama CB Geno Smith Arrested

Alabama cornerback Geno Smith landed in some legal trouble over the weekend. According to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the sophomore cornerback was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Sunday morning. Smith appeared in 13 games for the Crimson Tide as a freshman in 2012, recording nine tackles and two pass breakups. The Atlanta native was expected to compete for a starting job and see more action at the nickel cornerback position in 2013. Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan Admits She's a Addict

Lindsay Lohan admitted to lying about how many times she used cocaine during an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Sunday night on OWN. While the actress has previously stated that she used the drug three or four times, she told Winfrey that the actual number is more like 10-15 times. "I was terrified of being judged," she said, adding that she snorted -- and never injected -- the drug. Lohan also admitted, "I'm an addict," but insisted that her addiction is to alcohol. Read more...




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August 16, 2013

Rockefeller Imposter Gets 27 Years

A man who once posed as a Rockefeller family heir among other aliases has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for 1985 murder of the son of his then landlady. Christian Gerhartsreiter, also known as "Clark Rockefeller," was sentenced for the murder of 27-year-old John Sohus in San Marino, California. Sohus remains were found nine years later, buried in the backyard of the property where Gerhartsreiter was living at the time. Read more...

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Blood Clue in Erica Lynn Parsons Case

Search warrants issued in the disappearance of a North Carolina teenager said investigators seized stained flooring and baseboard's from the girl's home and were checking red-stained drywall for blood, a newspaper reported. Investigators also found a book about the disappearance of JonBenet Ramsey and plastic bag with magazines about the 6-year-old, who was found dead in her Colorado home in 1996, the Salisbury Post reported. Her killing was never solved. Authorities also took out two large knives covered with shrink wrap. Police are trying find out what happened to Erica Lynn Parsons, who was 13 when she was last seen in November 2011 and was reported missing July 30 by her older adoptive brother. Read more...

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Missing Student's Remains Found

Investigators have confirmed that badly decomposed human remains found in the desert are those of an Arizona college student who disappeared two months ago. Tempe Police spokesman Michael Pooley says the state Department of Public Safety laboratory identified the remains as 19-year-old Adrienne Salinas. Pooley says investigators conducted a large-scale search of the area in Apache Junction where the body was found on Aug. 6 by a homeowner. Investigators will be back in the area to continue searching for clues. Read more...

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Singer Miguel Arrested for DUI

R&B singer Miguel was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence near Los Angeles. Miguel, 27, was pulled over by CHP officers in the seaside community of Marina del Rey for driving over the speed limit and having the front windows of the car tinted, CHP spokeswoman Sergeant Denise Joslin said. "The officers investigating observed alcohol intoxication and he (Miguel) was arrested on suspicion of DUI," Joslin said. The Grammy-winning "Adorn" singer, whose full name is Miguel Jontel Pimentel, was booked and released within a couple of hours on bail for $5,000 and is due in court on September 9, according Los Angeles County jail records. Read more...

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Actress Loses Battle With Addiction

Lisa Robin Kelly, the former "That '70s Show" actress died Wednesday night, her agent Craig Wyckoff confirms to E! News. She was 43. Prior to her untimely passing, Kelly—who has previously struggled with addiction—checked herself into a treatment facility, but ultimately lost her battle in the wake of her recovery efforts. She reportedly passed away in her sleep at a California rehab center. "Unfortunately Lisa Robin Kelly passed away last evening," Wyckoff tells E! News. "Lisa had voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility early this week where she was battling the addiction problems that have plagued her these past few years. I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her. Last night she lost the battle." Read more...


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August 15, 2013

DiMaggio Tortured Victims

Suspected murderer and kidnapper James Lee DiMaggio tortured a mother and her son before killing them, setting them ablaze in his own home and abducting the woman's 16-year-old-daughter, according to court documents. The documents — search warrants that investigators used to track DiMaggio and his captive down — contain chilling new details of what police discovered when they responded to a fire at a log cabin home in Southern California on Aug. 4. Read more...

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DiMaggio Had Multiple Bullet Wounds

A family spokesman says James Lee DiMaggio, the man killed during an FBI rescue of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson in the Idaho wilderness, had multiple bullet wounds in his chest and one in the side of the head. Andrew Spanswick said the body of the 40-year-old DiMaggio was flown to Los Angeles. He says DiMaggio's sister, Lora, saw the bullet wounds before the body was cremated. An autopsy report is expected Friday. Read more...

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State Mulls Charges Against Bulger

Prosecutors in Massachusetts plan to meet with their federal counterparts to determine whether murder or other charges can be brought against James "Whitey" Bulger or his associates at the state level now that his federal trial is over. A spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley says the office is "always looking for evidence that can help us investigate and prosecute Suffolk County homicides." Bulger was convicted Monday in 11 killings. He has never been charged with murder in a Massachusetts court. Read more...

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Arias Death Penalty Still Option

The judge in Jodi Arias' murder case has denied a motion by defense attorneys to set aside the Arizona jury's determination that Arias killed her one-time lover in an "especially cruel" manner, a finding that made her eligible for the death penalty. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder May 8 in the stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. The same jury failed to reach a unanimous decision on her sentence. Her case is now in limbo as prosecutors decide whether to put on another penalty phase with a new jury in pursuit of the death penalty or settle for life in prison. Read more...

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SWAT Team Kills Louisiana Bank Gunman

A police SWAT team stormed a rural Louisiana bank, killing a gunman after he fatally shot one hostage and critically injured another, in a dramatic 12-hour standoff. The suspect – identified by police as 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed – took two women and a man captive in the Tensas State Bank in St. Joseph, La., at about 12:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday, according to Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson. Bank teller Patricia White was freed unharmed after about nine hours, State Police spokesman Albert Paxton added. Read more...

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Jesse Jackson, Jr., Gets 2 1/2 Years

Former Illinois lawmaker Jesse Jackson, Jr., was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He will also face 36 months of probation, 500 hours of community service and continued mental health care. His wife Sandra Jackson was sentenced to one year, after pleading guilty to tax fraud. The couple's prison sentences will be staggered, and the judge left it up to the Jacksons' discretion to determine who will be first to serve their sentence. She will also have to pay $22,000 in restitution, and will face a year of supervised probation upon her release. Read more...

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Pine Ridge Votes to End Alcohol Ban

For practically as long as the Oglala Sioux have lived on the Pine Ridge reservation, alcohol has been seen as one of the tribe's greatest enemies. Over the years, it has been illegally smuggled onto the reservation and blamed for crime, poverty, family estrangements, fatal car accidents, suicides and unemployment. Now, alcohol is sowing resentment and division within the tribe as the people of Pine Ridge have voted to legalize its sale. Read more...

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Broncos' Von Miller Arrested

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was reportedly arrested for failing to appear in court on an outstanding warrant. He was released shortly after on a $1,000 bond. Court records show that Miller was arrested for failing to show up in court in December after being cited for careless driving, driving without a license and no proof of insurance in October 2012. His court date was for Dec. 31, one day after Denver's regular-season finale against Kansas City. Read more...

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Cody Longo Avoids Jail on DUI

Cody Longo, who currently stars in the Nick at Nite show "Hollywood Heights," has been sentenced to alcohol education classes after being charged with a DUI. The 25-year-old former child actor was pulled over by cops in June after demonstrating suspicious driving behavior; he was then arrested and taken into custody in Los Angeles. As part of the plea deal, Longo avoids jail time. In addition to alcohol education classes, the website reports, he will be expected to complete 10 Alcohol Anonymous classes and was sentenced to three years summary probation. Read more...


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August 14, 2013

Clues Few in Serial Killer's Past

Some of the crimes may never be solved. Some may not ever be discovered. But, the FBI is making every effort to try to uncover the crimes and victims of a confessed serial killer who committed suicide in an Alaska jail cell. When Israel Keyes died, he took a lot of secrets with him. Keyes confessed to eight murders in interviews with the FBI, and now the agency has linked him to at least 11 killings. Read more...

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'In Cold Blood' DNA Not Matched

DNA testing on the two men who killed a Kansas family and were profiled in the book "In Cold Blood" does not link them to a quadruple murder in Florida more than 50 years ago. Capt. Jeff Bell of the Sarasota Sheriff's Office said they were unable to make a match between killers Perry Smith or Richard Hickock to Christine Walker, who was killed in Sarasota in 1959 with her husband and two children. Read more...

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Body Found in Park Is Federal Investigator

Authorities say a body found near a Northern California park last week is that of a missing federal investigator. Oakland police identified the remains as those of 50-year-old Sandra Coke of Oakland. Search and rescue crews found the body in a woodsy area near Laguna Valley Park in unincorporated Vacaville. Coke worked as a capital case investigator for the federal public defender's office in Sacramento. Read more...

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Fitness Instructor Fatally Shot

Police say a gunman walked into a central Florida Crossfit gym and fatally shot a fitness instructor while those taking the class looked on in horror. The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. as the instructor was leading a workout class at the Mosiac Crossfit gym in Winter Garden. Read more...

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Bomber's Friends Plead Not Guilty

Two college friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy for removing evidence from Tsarnaev's dormitory room three days after the attack. The two students, who are from Kazakhstan, are accused in federal court of removing a backpack containing fireworks and a laptop computer from Tsarnaev's room at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as the FBI was searching for him. Read more...

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N.Y. Nanny Again Found Fit

A New York City nanny charged with stabbing two small children to death has again been found fit for trial after asking a judge to reconsider. A Manhattan judge reaffirmed his finding in Yoselyn Ortega's case. Police say Ortega killed 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim in October while their mother was out picking up her third child from a swimming lesson. Authorities say Ortega also cut her throat in a suicide attempt. Read more...

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Wife Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder

A Baltimore County jury rejected a White Marsh woman's claim that the only way to end years of spousal abuse was to hire a hit man to kill her husband. The jury, composed of nine women and three men, convicted Karla Porter of first-degree murder in a case that tested the scope of self-defense arguments. The 51-year-old defendant stood stoically in a dark pant suit with her long red hair tightly braided as the jury foreman read the verdict, which could send her to prison for the rest of her life without the possibility of parole. Read more...

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Big Pharma's Role in Meth Production

The U.S. has seen a proliferation of meth labs since the early 2000s, and pharmaceutical companies are partly to blame. According to the magazine, the number of meth sites busted by police has increased 63 percent nationwide since 2007. In Kentucky alone, the number of sites discovered has more than tripled in the same time frame. The steep rise in production is mostly a result of the "shake-and-bake" or "one-pot" method of cooking meth that gained popularity in the mid-2000s. Read more...

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Bobby Dale Earnhardt Charged With DUI

Authorities in Charleston, West Virginia have charged Bobby Dale Earnhardt, 25, with DUI after they pulled him over for speeding and squealing his tires. Bobby Dale is the grandson of late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt. The officer who pulled him over noticed that his speech was slurred, his eyes were glassy and a strong smell of alcohol was coming from the car. He flunked a field sobriety test with a blood alcohol level of .193. Read more...

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Heidi Fleiss Busted for Pot Plants

Authorities say former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss has been charged in Nevada with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell. The Nye County Sheriff's Department said that officers found nearly 400 marijuana plants growing in and around her home in Pahrump. Fleiss was not arrested. Authorities say Fleiss told officers she had been growing marijuana without a license and said she intended to sell to a cooperative in Las Vegas. Read more...


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August 13, 2013

Whitey Bulger Guilty of Racketeering

In a verdict that surprised no one, a federal jury has found former mobster James "Whitey" Bulger guilty of racketeering and conspiracy charges in connection with his activates as the leader of the Winter Hill Gang in South Boston. Bulger was also found guilty of extortion, money laundering and several firearms-related charges. When sentenced, the 83-year-old Bulger will probably spend the rest of his days in prison. Read more...

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Hannah Unaware Mother, Brother Killed

The Southern California girl rescued over the weekend in Idaho was taken against her will and not aware her mother and brother were dead until her rescuers told her, a San Diego County sheriff said. "It is clear from the information that we've received, that she was under extreme duress. She was taken out of the county, out of the state, clearly against her will," Sheriff Bill Gore told FOX5 San Diego. Read more...

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DiMaggio Fired Gun at FBI

The San Diego County sheriff says the man suspected of abducting a 16-year old California girl fired at least one shot before authorities killed him in the Idaho wilderness. Sheriff Bill Gore said that Hannah Anderson didn't know her mother and brother had been killed until she was rescued. Gore tells the Fox affiliate that Hannah was taken against her will and was under "extreme duress." Read more...

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Police Sergeant Charged With Stalking

A Milwaukee police sergeant made his first appearance in court after he was charged with one count of stalking. Alex Lopez, 38, is accused of being sexually violent toward a woman he began dating in January and then harassing her after she ended the relationship. The criminal complaint filed Sunday says the woman tried to break off their relationship in March, but Lopez talked her into staying with him. In late May, Lopez allegedly was sexually violent with the woman, and she stopped dating him. Read more...

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A.A.U. Coach Arrested on Drug Charge

The head of a major Amateur Athletic Union basketball program in Washington was arrested last week on drug trafficking charges after what law enforcement officials said was a yearlong investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Curtis Malone, the president and founder of the D.C. Assault program and one of the key power brokers in the college basketball recruiting scene, was arrested after agents searched his home and reported they recovered a kilogram of cocaine, 100 grams of what is thought to be heroin, a handgun and heroin paraphernalia. Malone was charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin along with another suspected dealer, Micah Jerry Bidgell. Read more...

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Randy Jackson Describes Interventions

Michael Jackson's youngest brother made an unsuccessful effort to reach the singer in his last weeks because of family concerns about his drug use, according to testimony in the AEG Live wrongful death trial. Lawyers for the concert promoter accused of liability in Jackson's death want to show that the pop icon was a secretive drug addict who was even beyond his family's help. Jurors watched video of Randy Jackson's questioning by the AEG Live lawyers about failed interventions he led because of his concerns about Michael Jackson's use of painkillers in the last decade of his brother's life. Read more...


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August 12, 2013

Teen Rescued, Kidnapper Killed

A man who killed a woman and her son, burned their bodies in a house fire and kidnapped her 16-year-old daughter, has been killed in the Idaho forest preserve by an FBI tactical team. James Lee DiMaggio was killed and Hannah Anderson was rescued apparently unharmed, authorities said. The shooting ended a week-long manhunt for DiMaggio that gained national coverage in the news media. Read more...

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Woman Gets 34 Years in Brutal Murder

The Washington state woman called a "danger to society" was sentenced to 34 years in prison for plotting to kill a 70-year-old Navy veteran – a two-time Purple Heart recipient – because she wanted to steal his valuable coin collection. Brenda Nicholas was the "mastermind" behind the December 2011 stabbing death of Francis "Patrick" Fleming and carried out the murder with extreme brutality, according to deputy prosecutor Carla Carlstrom. Read more...

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Teen Acquitted of Stepbrother's Murder

A Kentucky teenager was acquitted of beating his 14-year-old stepbrother to death, and officials scrambled to get the teen out of jail for the first time since his father tried to pin the murder on him two years ago. Judge Barry Willett dismissed charges that Joshua Young, now 17, murdered Trey Zwicker in May 2011, leaving him to die in a creek bed. Read more...

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Arizona Sheriff Arms Deputies With AR-15s

An Arizona sheriff is arming his deputies with AR-15-style assault rifles to give them "enough firepower to fight back" against criminals who he says are carrying increasingly dangerous weapons. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio made the announcement the same day one of his employees, 27-year-old Jorge Vargas, was gunned down as he walked into his driveway to head to work. Read more...

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Toddler Abducted After Murder Found

A 2-year-old Rhode Island boy abducted after a double murder was found in good health, police said. Police arrested for Malcolm Crowell, who is believed to have abducted a toddler after a double homicide in Johnston, R.I. An Amber Alert for the toddler, Isaiah Perez, had been in effect more than 12 hours after he was reported missing from his Johnston, R.I., home. He was found in Providence. Police said that Isaiah was found wandering the streets near a housing project. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Read more...

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CVS Asks ID for Nail Polish Remover

CVS pharmacy customers are being asked for identification when they buy nail polish remover. The policy, which has been rolled out across southern New England in the past few weeks, means customers must show ID and will be limited on the number of bottles of remover they can purchase, according to the station. The drugstore chain says the rule is an attempt to curb the making of illegal methamphetamine, and issued this statement, according to the station: Read more...


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August 10, 2013

Mom's Body Found in Freezer

Authorities say a teenager has discovered the body of his mother in a freezer at her North Texas home. Mineral Wells Police Chief Dean Sullivan says the death is being investigated as a possible homicide. He says no suspects have been identified. The teenager called the police after finding the body in a deep freezer often used to store meat and other foods for long periods. It's not clear what led him to look in the freezer. Read more...

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Kidnap Suspect's Car Found in Idaho

The car used by a California man suspected of killing two people and abducting a 16-year-old girl has been found in a remote, mountainous area of Idaho, and a group of horseback riders told police they may have met up with the pair, police said. Authorities, who earlier said the blue Nissan Versa driven by avid outdoorsman James Lee DiMaggio, 40, could be rigged with explosives, were on their way to the scene, in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, in Valley County. Read more...

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Body Found in Search for Oakland Woman

Crews recovered a body in Vacaville, where searchers were looking for a missing federal investigator from Oakland, Sandra Coke. The body is that of a female, but the identity of the body has not been confirmed. The Contra Costa County search and rescue team found the body on the west side of Interstate 80, across from Lagoon Valley Park. The body was found near the base of a tree. Read more...

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Man Leads SC Authorities to Teen's Body

A man accused of kidnapping the daughter of a South Carolina woman he once dated has now been charged with the girl's death. Fifty-three-year-old Freddie Grant was being held Friday on a murder charge. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says Grant led officers to the body of 15-year-old Gabbiee Swainson. Gabbiee's mother last saw her daughter at their home a year ago. Read more...

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Amanda Bynes' Hospital Stay Extended

Amanda Bynes will remain hospitalized for an additional 30 days and her mother has been granted a temporary conservatorship over the former actress' finances and medical care, according to reports. Bynes has been involuntarily hospitalized since late July 22 after she set a small fire in the driveway of a Thousand Oaks home, lighting her pants on fire in the process. Her initial 72-hour hold was later extended by two weeks. Read more...




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August 09, 2013

Students Charged in Boston Bomb Case

A U.S. grand jury indicted two students from Kazakhstan on obstruction of justice charges, alleging they helped hide evidence related to the April Boston marathon bombing that killed three and injured 264. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19, were college friends of surviving bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They are charged with removing a backpack containing fireworks and a laptop from Tsarnaev's dorm room after the FBI released pictures of Dzhokhar and his older brother Tamerlan in an effort to learn the names of the bombers, the U.S. Attorney's office for Massachusetts said. Read more...

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Parolee Questioned About Missing Woman

Oakland police say an extensive search is underway for a missing federal investigator after a parolee has been identified as a person of interest in connection with her disappearance. Officer Johnna Watson said that local and federal investigators will be searching an area around the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo overnight for any clues involving the disappearance of Sandra Coke who was last seen in Oakland on Sunday. Read more...

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Biker Gang Leader Convicted of Murder

A biker gang leader was convicted Wednesday of murdering a Hells Angels leader during a 2011 shootout at a Nevada casino that prosecutors said was part of an orchestrated assassination plot to take out a high-ranking official of the rival group. The Washoe District Court jury deliberated for only five hours before returning guilty verdicts on all seven felony counts, including first- and second-degree murder, for Ernesto Gonzalez, ex-president of the Vagos motorcycle gang's chapter in Nicaragua. Read more...

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Former Stripper Gets 20 Years

Vicky Renee Miller was sentenced to the maximum punishment of 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Miller showed little reaction as the verdict was read. After questioning from the defense, District Judge Ray Wheless determined that Miller was indigent and that an attorney would be appointed to handle her appeal. Read more...

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NYC Officer Won't Be Re-Indicted

A grand jury has decided not to re-indict a New York City police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager in his home amid a crackdown on illegal drugs. Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson and the teen's parents say they're disappointed by the decision. Officer Richard Haste was indicted last summer on manslaughter charges in the death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham. Read more...

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Man Kills Wife, Posts Photo

A South Florida man who authorities say fatally shot his wife — and apparently then posted a photo of her body on Facebook — has turned himself into police. Miami-Dade police report that 31-year-old Derek Medina turned himself, telling them he had shot 26-year-old Jennifer Alfonso. Detectives didn't immediately give a motive. Charges were pending. A post on a Facebook page identified as Medina's says, "I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife." Read more...

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Phone Use Leads to DWI

A driver stopped for talking on his cell phone was arrested on multiple charges, including driving while ability impaired by drugs, authorities say. Orchard Park Police stopped 31-year-old Joseph Tobin on Berg Road at 9:15 a.m. for using his cell phone. Police say Tobin gave officers a fake name and date of birth, but authorities were able to identify the West Seneca man and discovered an active warrant for his arrest from the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Tobin has been charged with DWI by drugs, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, misdemeanor unlicensed operation, second degree criminal impersonation, operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone and unlicensed operator. Read more...

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Robbie Knievel Arrested for DUI

Robbie Knievel is accustomed to earning headlines for his spectacular motorcycle exploits. On Tuesday, however, it was his performance behind the wheel of a motor home at the Sturgis motorcycle rally that turned heads. The 51-year-old daredevil and son of Evel Knievel was arrested on drunken driving charges Tuesday evening in Lawrence County after the vehicle he was driving crashed into two motor homes while he was leaving the Buffalo Chip Campground. Read more...




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August 08, 2013

School Bus Beatdown Goes Unnoticed

A viral video showing the beating of a 13-year-old white boy by three African-American youths in Florida has left hundreds of thousands of viewers horrified, but critics say the case doesn't seem to be attracting much sympathy from self-styled civil rights activists. In the chilling video, three 15-year-old boys repeatedly beat and kick a victim police said was left with a broken arm and two black eyes. Although Florida came under fire in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and George Zimmerman's acquittal by activists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson - who called it an "apartheid state" - neither has spoken publicly about the bus incident. Read more...

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Phoenix Officer Set for Murder Trial

It had all the elements of a routine police call when officers responded to a trailer home near Central Avenue and Baseline Road on an early October day in 2010. A mother had called to tell police that her son had threatened her in the trailer they shared, and she feared he might assault her. Elvira Fernandez also told police that her son, Daniel Frank Rodriguez, was not armed. Without an imminent threat, police took 20 minutes to respond, according to court documents. Read more...

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Manhunt Expanded in Abduction Case

Authorities issued Amber Alerts in Oregon and Washington for two children who have been missing since their mother's mysterious death after the suspected kidnapper's vehicle may have been spotted traveling from Northern California. The alert said the suspect's car, a blue 2012 Nissan Versa, was seen heading north near the Oregon border on Highway 395. It did not say whether suspect James Lee DiMaggio or either of the children was in the car. Read more...

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FBI Reopens 1964 Kidnapping Case

The FBI has reopened its investigation of the 1964 kidnapping from a Chicago hospital of an infant who was seemingly reunited with his parents more than a year later. That's what everyone thought until that boy — now a 49-year-old Henderson, Nev., college administrator — got his and his parents' DNA tested this year. Paul Fronczak says the tests showed he's not his parents' biological son. Read more...

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School Gives Parents Home Drug Test Kits

A southeastern Indiana school is distributing kits so parents can test their children for drug use. Organizers hope to make an impression on fifth and sixth graders at Sunman Dearborn Intermediate School because children often start experimenting with drugs around age 13. Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard obtained grant money to pay for the kits and created a Facebook page to boost the idea. Read more...

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'Party Princess' Sentenced to Four Years

Four days shy of her 21st birthday and resigned to enter prison for four years, Karlie Tomica turned to the former wife of the man she killed and held nothing back. Tomica tearfully admitted to drinking heavily during her bartending shift at South Beach's Nikki Beach nightclub. She copped to getting behind the wheel of her car and barreling down Collins Avenue last January. Sobbing and brutally forthright, Tomica confessed to plowing over Stefano Riccioletti as the chef walked to his job at the Shore Club, driving away even as a fellow motorist tried to pull her over. Read more...




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August 07, 2013

State to Exhume Reform School Boys

After years of allegations of cruelty and abuse, researchers have been given the authority to seek answers at a notorious North Florida reform school. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet issued a permit allowing the excavation of the graves of young boys who died at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. Read more...

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Jury Begins Bulger Deliberations

The jury in the federal racketeering trial of reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has gone home for the day without reaching a verdict. The jury of 12 began deliberating shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday and were dismissed by a judge around 4:30 p.m. Bulger is charged in a sweeping indictment that includes 19 murders, extortion, conspiracy, and multiple money-laundering and weapons counts. Read more...

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Caril Fugate Injured in Wreck

A woman who was one of two teenage participants in a killing spree that left 11 people dead 55 years ago and became the basis of the movie "Badlands" starring Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen has been critically injured in a crash. Caril Ann Clair, 70, of Stryker, Ohio, was critically hurt and her 81-year-old husband killed in a single-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 69 in Calhoun County. Caril Clair was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. As a 14-year-old, then-Caril Fugate and her 19-year-old boyfriend, Charlie Starkweather, went on a killing spree in Nebraska and Wyoming in 1957-58. Read more...

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Authorities Dig for Clues in 1947 Case

Investigators are digging up an empty lot in Janesville after receiving a tip about a cold case dating back to 1947 from neighboring Jefferson County. The Rock County Sheriff's Department says an individual provided some information to detectives last month, and they're checking it out. The case involves an 8-year-old girl who had gone missing May 1, 1947. Georgia Jean Weckler was last seen after being dropped off by a neighbor after school at her parents' farm near Fort Atkinson. The driver saw her get mail from the mailbox, but the girl also said she wanted to go into the woods to pick flowers for a May basket. Read more...

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Fort Hood Trial Turns Bizarre

The trial of the Fort Hood gunman, who is acting as his own attorney, took a surreal turn as the former Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 in the November 2009 attack grilled witnesses -- including his former boss in the military and a fellow Muslim who spoke to him the day of the shooting. After a short opening statement in which ex-Army Maj. Nidal Hasan called himself a "mujahedeen," admitted to the rampage and said "the dead bodies will show that war is an ugly thing," Hasan cross-examined prosecution witnesses, including retired Lt. Col Ben Kirk Phillips, his former boss. Read more...

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Drugs Found on Suns' Michael Beasley

Forward Michael Beasley, who vowed when he joined the Phoenix Suns a year ago that his marijuana problems were in the past, has been arrested by Scottsdale police after they found what they believe to be marijuana in his car. Beasley was arrested early Tuesday following a traffic stop, according to Officer David Pubins. An officer found three cigarettes suspected to contain marijuana in Beasley's Mercedes after smelling marijuana during the stop, Pubins said. Read more...

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'Manhattan Madam' Charged With Drugs

Kristin Davis, a candidate for New York City Comptroller known as the "Manhattan Madam" for a prior prostitution conviction, has been arrested on charges of selling prescription painkillers, authorities announced. Davis, 38, is charged with four counts of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Read more...




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August 06, 2013

Florida Executes Mass Murderer

A mass murderer who killed eight people in two incidents in the 1970s, and who was reportedly mentally ill, has been executed by the state of Florida. John Errol Ferguson died from a lethal injection at the state prison in Stark, Florida 30 years after his killing spree. The U.S. Supreme Court failed to grant a last-minute appeal by Ferguson's attorneys. Read more...

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4 Teens Arrested for Bomb Throwing

A Utah beauty pageant winner and three other 18-year-olds have been arrested on suspicion of throwing crudely-made bombs at ten homes. Unified Fire Authority Capt. Clint Mecham said authorities began receiving calls of people throwing explosives out of a vehicle around Riverton, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Arson investigators looked at the scene of one such incident and found four plastic water bottles with pieces of aluminum foil and a chemical substance that was detonated on roads near a home. Read more...

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Former Lawman Gets Life Sentence

A defiant former Kansas police instructor has been sentenced to life in prison for the April 2011 shooting death of his wife. Before he was sentenced, Brett Seacat accused the judge of helping to convict him by hiding evidence that proves Seacat's innocence. The 37-year-old Kingman man told Judge Larry Solomon in a rambling courtroom statement that the judge helped convict him because Solomon wants a Kansas Supreme Court nomination. Read more...

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'50 Cent' Pleads Not Guilty

Rapper 50 Cent stood silently before a judge as his attorney entered his plea of not guilty to domestic violence and vandalism charges involving an ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his child. The performer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was told to stay away from Daphne Narvarez and forbid him from contacting her by phone or email. He also was told not to possess any weapons. The 37-year-old "In Da Club" singer was ordered to return to court on Sept. 4 for a pretrial hearing. Read more...

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Kid Rock's Bulger Arrested

Cops collared a 43-year-old Detroit man who attempted to break in to Kid Rock's home, police said. The unidentified man was cuffed at his home after two tipsters revealed his identity to police, Oakland County Undersherriff Michael McCabe said. Read more...

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Suspected 'Pillowcase Burglar' Arrested

Atlanta police last week recovered over $100,000 in silver and jewelry believed taken in a rash of recent thefts by "pillowcase burglars" in Buckhead and other metro communities. Detectives arrested Farhana Sultan after receiving information from other jurisdictions, and during a search of Sultan's downtown apartment found a cache of items believed stolen in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Cobb County and Alabama, Atlanta Police Lieutenant R. Woody said. Read more...

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Kevin Hart Pleads No Contest to DUI

Comedian Kevin Hart was sentenced to three years' probation after pleading no contest to one count of driving under the influence of alcohol. The 33-year-old was also fined $390 and ordered to complete three months of alcohol education classes. Around 4:30 a.m. April 14, the "Let Me Explain" front man was seen driving at speeds up to 90 mph on the Ventura (101) Freeway. Read more...

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Bodyguard Testifies of Jackson's Drug Use

Michael Jackson's former security chief testified that he worried at times that the singer might overdose on drugs, but he didn't think he was an addict. Michael LePerruque, who traveled with the pop icon for three years a decade ago, returns to the stand for more testimony in the wrongful death trial of Jackson's last concert promoter. AEG Live called LePerruque as a witness in an effort to show jurors that Jackson was a secretive drug addict, making it impossible for its executives to know his life was in danger as he prepared for his comeback tour. Read more...




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August 05, 2013

Casey Anthony Pays to Protect Her Story

A federal bankruptcy judge has signed off on a deal that will allow Casey Anthony to pay the bankruptcy trustee $25,000 in exchange for not having to sell her life story to pay her debts. The trustee had suggested the selling of the rights to Anthony's story could help pay some of $792,000 she owes to creditors. Anthony, who was found not guilty in the death of her daughter Caylee, opposed the trustee's suggestion. Read more...

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Whitey Bulger Won't Testify

Whitey Bulger declined to take the witness stand Friday but had his say anyway — calling his federal murder trial a sham and telling the judge: "Do what you want with me." Bulger, the reputed boss of a ruthless gang that ruled the streets of South Boston a generation ago, stood in court to answer the judge's question about whether he would testify. Asked whether he understood the decision, he said he did. Then he added his take on the proceedings. Read more...

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Bulger Witness Killed by Poison

Authorities say a Massachusetts man is charged with attempted murder for allegedly poisoning the iced coffee of a man who had hoped to testify at James "Whitey" Bulger's trial. A jogger found Stephen Rakes' body July 17 in the woods in the Boston suburb of Lincoln. Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan says the investigation indicated 69-year-old William Camuti of Sudbury owed Rakes money and acted alone. Read more...

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Killer Set for Execution Found Hanged

A man condemned to death for fatally stabbing a neighbor during a Cleveland burglary apparently killed himself in his cell just days before his execution set for Wednesday. Billy Slagle, 44, was found hanging in his cell about 5 a.m. at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution south of Columbus, prison spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said. He was declared dead within the hour. Slagle was sentenced to die for the 1987 stabbing of Mari Anne Pope, who was killed while two young children she was watching were in the house. Read more...

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3 Charged in Shooting of 4-Year-Old

Three teenagers have been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 4-year-old girl as she rode her scooter near her grandmother's home. Laquan Waters, 18, Tyrese Pearson, 17, and Roosevelt Stevens, 15, have been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of Khalise Weatherspoon, said Cook Count state's attorney's spokeswoman Tandra Simonton. Khalise was the fourth child age 7 or younger to be shot and wounded in Chicago in July. Read more...

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Grandson, 2 Teens Charged in Murder

Three teens have been charged in the murder of a 79-year-old Willmar woman, Lila Warwick, who was found strangled and stabbed. Among those charged was Warwick's grandson, 17-year-old Robert I. Warwick. He was charged with two counts of second degree murder. Also charged were Brok N. Junkermeier, 19, and Devon J. Jenkins, 16, both of Willmar. Junkermeier was charged with one count of second degree murder and Jenkins was charged with two counts of second degree murder. Prosecutors say Junkermeier said Robert Warwick thought his grandmother had $40,000 in a safe, so they plotted to steal it. Read more...

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Andrea Sneiderman Trial to Begin

Opening statements are set to begin in the case of a suburban Atlanta woman accused of lying under oath and hindering the investigation into her husband's death. With a jury of six women and six men seated last week, arguments in the trial of 37-year-old Andrea Sneiderman are scheduled to start. Sneiderman's husband, Rusty Sneiderman, was gunned down in November 2010 outside a suburban Atlanta preschool. Andrea Sneiderman's former boss Hemy Neuman was convicted in the killing, but was found mentally ill. Read more...

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Kurt Angle Entering Rehab After DWI

TNA star Kurt Angle announced via Twitter that he is entering rehab in light of his DWI arrest in Texas. Angle tweeted, "I am blessed to have the support of my family, my friends and my company. In light of recent events I will immediately be entering a rehabilitation center. I realize that this is a pivotal time in my life and I ask for your understanding as well as your prayers and continued support. I am confident that in taking these steps I can begin to address necessary changes in my life." Read more...

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Sally Struthers DUI Trial Set

Actress Sally Struthers has a trial set for September on a criminal charge of driving under the influence in Maine. Court records say the 66-year-old Struthers must be present for the trial. The York Weekly newspaper reports that jury selection is scheduled for Sept. 23 in York County Superior Court in Alfred. Read more...




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August 02, 2013

Kidnapper Castro Sentenced to Life

Ariel Castro, who held three women captive for a decade, says he's "not a monster," just sick. A judge sentenced Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro to life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years. "These people are trying to paint me as a monster," Castro said at the sentencing hearing. "I'm not a monster. I'm sick." Last week, Castro, 53, pleaded guilty to 937 charges connected to the kidnapping and imprisonment of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus. Read more...

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Michelle Knight: 'Your Hell Is Just Beginning'

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was spared the death penalty when he pleaded guilty July 26 to more than 900 counts including kidnapping, torture and rape for imprisoning three women in his home for about a decade. Addressing her captor in court during his sentencing hearing Thursday, one of his victims said capital punishment would have been "so much easier" than a life sentence for the 53-year-old, who staunchly denied in court that he ever raped or tortured his victims. Read more...

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Texas Running Out of Execution Drug

The nation's most active death penalty state is running out of its execution drug. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Thursday that its remaining supply of pentobarbital expires in September and that no alternatives have been found. It wasn't immediately clear whether two executions scheduled for next month would be delayed. The state has already executed 11 death-row inmates this year, and at least seven more have execution dates in coming months. Read more...

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Former NBA Star Craig Ehlo Arrested

Basketball star Craig Ehlo, who played in the NBA and most recently coached at Eastern Washington University, was arrested on a domestic violence charge after firefighters encountered family members holding Ehlo down near a pile of his burning clothes. Spokane County sheriff's deputies arrested Ehlo, 51, on the felony charge of first-degree reckless burning and a seperate charge of domestic violence, according to the Sheriff's Office. He was booked into Spokane county jail. Read more...

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Ripken Family Offers $100,000 Reward

Cal Ripken Jr. announced a $100,000 reward Thursday for information that helps lead to the capture and conviction of the person who abducted his mother a year ago. Vi Ripken was taken from her Aberdeen home at gunpoint on July 24, 2012, and returned unharmed 24 hours later. The former Oriole said he hoped the reward would re-energize his mother's unsolved case. Read more...

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Former Dallas Cowboy Arrested for DUI

A former Dallas Cowboy faces drunk driving charges following his arrest in Nashville. Court records show Cory Fleming, 42, posted bond shortly after being booked into the Davidson County Jail. A police officer pulled Fleming over for driving without headlights around 1 a.m., police said. The officer conducted a field sobriety test when he noticed Fleming showing signs that he was intoxicated. This is Fleming's second arrest for driving under the influence, according to court records. Read more...




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August 01, 2013

Castro's Victims Kept Diaries

Court documents detail the horrifying conditions in which a "remorseless" Ariel Castro held the three women he kidnapped and locked up for years in his Cleveland home. The documents, a sentencing memo prepared by prosecutors ahead of Castro's formal sentencing hearing Thursday, reveal that the three women kept detailed diaries of their years of captivity — "during which he serially abused them physically, emotionally, and sexually on a daily basis," Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty wrote. "The entries speak of forced sexual conduct, of being locked in a dark room, of anticipating the next session of abuse, of the dreams of someday escaping and being reunited with family, of being chained to a wall, of being held like a prisoner of war, of missing the lives they once enjoyed, of emotional abuse, of his threats to kill, of being treated like an animal, of continuous abuse, and of desiring freedom," the memo says. Read more...

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O.J. Simpson Wins Small Victory

O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room. But the decision doesn't mean Simpson will be leaving prison anytime soon. The former NFL star was convicted on multiple charges and still faces at least four more years behind bars on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively. Read more...

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Michael Madison Pleads Not Guilty

A man pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags earlier this month. Michael Madison, 35, appeared via a video feed from jail for his arraignment, for which he was handcuffed and wearing orange jail scrubs. When the judge asked him how he was, Madison answered, "I've been better." The judge continued his $6 million bond and said she would appoint two attorneys to represent him. Read more...

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Texas Executes Road Rage Killer

Texas executed a man convicted of killing two truck drivers in a fit of road rage after one of the drivers pulled a truck in front of his motorcycle on the highway. Douglas Feldman, 55, was pronounced dead by lethal injection at a state prison in Huntsville, Texas, according to prison officials. Feldman was convicted of capital murder in 1999 for the shooting deaths of Robert Everett and Nick Velasquez, both 18-wheeler truck drivers who encountered Feldman on a highway north of Dallas in 1998. Read more...

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Suspect Sought in 30-Year-Old Murder

Boulder police say they need the public's help to find the killer of University of Colorado student Sid Wells, who was murdered 30 years ago this week. Investigators shared never-before-seen crime scene photos with 9Wants to Know in hopes of solving the case once and for all. "Those last few minutes in the tower that August 1, there were only two people who know what happened and one of them is dead," Boulder Police Deputy Chief Dave Hayes said. Read more...

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Rap Lyrics Lead to Murder Arrest

Rap lyrics may have been the break police in Newport News, Va., needed to solve a double murder from 2007. Police in the southern Virginia town arrested Antwain Steward, 22, on July 9 after receiving a tip that the rapper had made a song in which investigators believe he describes committing two unsolved murders. Steward has been charged in connection with a pair of killings dating back to May 10, 2007. Read more...

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Colt Brennan Pleads No Contest to DUI

Former University of Hawaii football standout Colt Brennan has pleaded no contest to driving under the influence. He said he took responsibility in part because of his youngest fans. "When I got in trouble, one of the people I felt I let down the most was the youth, and Hawaii, and my family as well," Brennan said. "At the end I can take away the fact that my blood alcohol level was what it was. So, basically I kind of reaped what I sowed. And I just want to take it and move on and learn from it." The court ordered him to pay a $300 fine and get substance abuse counseling, which he's already done. Read more...




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