December 31, 2013

Top Crime Stories of 2013

The escape of three Cleveland women from more than a decade of captivity by a sexual predator, a sensationalized trial that probably should have never taken place, and the conviction of a Boston mob boss who was captured after being on the run for more than 16 years topped the crime and punishment headlines duriing 2013. Read more...

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Search Intensifies for 2 Missing Women

Police searching for two women who recently vanished in South Carolina came upon a set of human skeletal remains near where a third woman disappeared three years ago. The discovery came as a reward for missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis, of Myrtle Beach, was increased to $20,000. Authorities intensified their search for Elvis and another young woman -- both of whom disappeared from the same area within a week of each other. While scouring a heavily wooded area for Elvis, authorities found "adult skeletal remains," said Lt. Peter Cestare. Read more...

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Oklahoma Doctor's Records Seized

Narcotics investigators have seized medical records from the office of a former Oklahoma City-based doctor who faces possible murder charges after eight patients died of prescription drug overdoses and another allegedly caused a fatal traffic accident. An affidavit for a search warrant says the records were seized from the office of 71-year-old William Martin Valuck. Federal agents arrested Valuck Friday at his home in Kilgore, Texas. Read more...

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Ohio Man Pleads to 2 Murders

A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty to hundreds of charges, including the murders of two women more than 15 years ago. Elias Acevedo entered the pleas in a hushed courtroom as relatives of some of the victims watched, some wiping away tears. In all, Acevedo, 49, agreed to plead guilty to 297 counts, including kidnapping and raping children. He accepted a life prison term under the plea deal. Read more...

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Man Shoots Woman in Applebees

Police say a man shot a woman to death as horrified diners took cover inside a west Jacksonville Applebee's restaurant. About 40 people were dining when the 8 p.m. shooting happened. About 20 customers crawled through the kitchen and went behind a large trash bin. Jacksonville Sheriff's Sgt. Shawn Coarsey says witnesses detained the shooter until officers arrived. Read more...

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Woman Accused of Trying to Poison Children

An Arizona woman is accused of trying to poison her four children, including one who died, and of stabbing her husband, all on Christmas. Casa Grande police say 35-year-old Connie Villa was arrested on suspicion of one count of first-degree murder and four counts of attempted murder. According to police, the ex-husband called 911 after he was stabbed when he went to Villa's residence. Officers found the body of 13-year-old Aniarael Macias and Villa with stab wounds believed to have been self-inflicted. Read more...




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December 30, 2013

Triple Killer Caught in Oklahoma

A month-long, nationwide manhunt for a man suspected of killing three Colorado people and setting a fire to cover up the shootings has ended in a motel room in Oklahoma. Harry Carl Mapps was arrested without incident in a Roland, Oklahoma motel room over the weekend, authorities said. Read more...

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2 Charged in Pregnant Teen's Death

Suburban Chicago police investigating the fatal Christmas shooting of a pregnant teenager as an alleged drug deal went awry nearby have charged her boyfriend and his brother with first-degree murder. Eva Casara, whose baby survived and remains hospitalized, wasn't an intended target — nor was she involved in the situation police believe was a drug deal that spiraled out of control, police said. Read more...

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Rapper Doe B. Killed in Shooting

Police in Alabama are investigating the killings of rapper Doe B. and another person in a shooting that also wounded six others inside a bar and grill. Police say the gunfire happened around 1 a.m. about a half-mile north of Alabama State University. Police identified those killed as 21-year-old Kimberle Johnson and 22-year-old Glenn Thomas, both of Montgomery. They said Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas -- an up-and-coming rapper known as Doe B -- was taken to Baptist Medical Center South, where he was later pronounced dead. Read more...

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Doctor's Son Stabs Sister to Death

A northern New Jersey teenager has appeared in court to face charges that he fatally stabbed his 20-year-old sister with a kitchen knife during an argument. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the 17-year-old suspect stabbed his sister Teia Gallo multiple times in their Washington Township home. Friday's court hearing in Hackensack was closed because the suspect is a juvenile. A public defender entered a not guilty plea. Prosecutors say they will decide within the next month whether to have the suspect tried as an adult. Read more...

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3rd Person Charged in Dismemberment

A third person has been arrested and charged in connection with the slaying and decapitation of a West Side man in May, police said. Milton Miranda, who is believed to be the boyfriend of a woman already charged in the slaying, was arrested in Morristown, N.J., according to Chicago Police Department, and charged with first degree murder in the death of Jose Reyes in May. Daisy Gutierrez, 19, had earlier been charged with first degree murder in connection with Reyes' death and her father Salvador Gutierrez, 56, was charged with concealing a homicide. Read more...

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Teens Arrested for Posing as Cops

Authorities are asking for the public's help in gathering additional evidence against a group of teenagers who allegedly posed as Temecula police officers while staging pranks against their unsuspecting victims. The first report to police involved two separate incidents on the evening of Dec. 23, but the pranksters may have been involved in other similar acts, according to a statement from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Read more...




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December 27, 2013

4 Dead in Louisiana Shootings

Five people were shot in southern Louisiana and three of them died, including a Raceland hospital administrator and the wife of a Lafourche Parish councilman, authorities said. The suspect, Ben Freeman, was found dead in his vehicle, Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Brennan Matherne said in a news release. Read more...

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Teen Arrested in Decapitation Case

A Chicago teen has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the decapitated body found on Christmas Day. Alexis Valdez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after police allege he murdered and dismembered a 41-year-old whose body was found early Christmas morning in the Northwest Side Hermosa neighborhood, police said.. Read more...

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Feds' 1st Knockout Suspect Is White

The Obama administration filed a federal hate-crimes charge Thursday against a man whom authorities accused of using the "knockout game" to target a black man, videotaping it, and then bragging about the assault to strangers. The charge marks the first time the administration has taken action on a "knockout" case after the game became an Internet and media phenomenon. It chose a case in which the person accused is white, even though most other cases reported in the news have involved black assailants. Read more...

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Jodi Arias Trial to Stay in Phoenix

The Jodi Arias trial is to stay in Phoenix, a judge ruled last week, while the family of Travis Alexander–the man she killed–said a pre-trial hearing will take place next week. Arias was convicted in the 2008 killing of her live-in boyfriend Travis Alexander. Alexander's family, via the "Justice for Travis Alexander" Facebook page, said the next hearing for Arias is Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Read more...

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Mother, Daughter Killer Arrested

A suspect has been taken into custody in the double murder of a Westfield mother and daughter. Westfield police said that Christian Rene Haley, 20, of Indianapolis, was taken into custody on multiple preliminary felony charges, including two counts of murder, one count of robbery and one count of burglary. On Dec 20., family members alerted police that they had found the bodies of Marylyn Erb, 52, and Kelley Erb, 23, in their home near 161stStreet and Oak Part Court in Westfield. Read more...


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December 26, 2013

Teen Charged in Mom's Murder

A teenager has been charged with murdering his mother after she was found with a kitchen knife sticking out of her eye socket in her Florida home. Sharon Aydelott was found dead in her home in Gulf Breeze, Fla., having been stabbed multiple times, beaten with a baseball bat and had her throat slashed. Read more...

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Three Charged in Home Invasion

Three Northwest Side Chicago men have been charged in connection with a home invasion and shooting Tuesday morning, police said. Jose Barriga, 18, Sergio Mayim, 22, and Matthew Andras, 25, are all charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and home invasion, police said. The three men forced their way into the victim's home to commit a robbery, police said; during the robbery, one fired a handgun at the victim, a 46-year-old man who was transported in serious condition to Adventist Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Read more...

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Girlfriend Killed, Buried in Backyard

A 22-year-old Compton man is being held on $1-million bond after he was arrested on suspicion of murder after he told authorities he had killed his girlfriend and buried her in a backyard. The suspect, Devion Anderson, surrendered at the Compton sheriff's station. Police discovered a mound of freshly ground dirt in the backyard, according to a news release. Read more...

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FBI Nabs Serial Bank Robbery

A suspected serial bank robber wanted in incidents in three East Coast states has been arrested in Medford, New York, the FBI said. Agents and New York police arrested Luis Alomar, 37, around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, the agency said in a statement. It didn't provide details of where he was arrested in the Long Island community or how he was located. Read more...

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3 Teens Shot in Newark

Authorities say three teens have been shot in Newark and media reports say two of them have been killed. Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said the shooting happened not far from Interstate 78 and Irvington, a neighboring city. DeMaio says the victims were juveniles. Their conditions were not immediately available. Read more...

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Hernandez Judge Weighs Gag Order

A Massachusetts judge may impose a formal gag order in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez after his attorneys accused the state of allowing leaks that they say could jeopardize his right to a fair trial. At a hearing in Fall River Superior Court, defense attorney Michael Fee blamed prosecutors for out-of-court statements reported in the media in an attempt to tarnish the ex-player. Read more...


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December 24, 2013

Survivalist Remains on the Run Seven Months

A survivalist who allegedly killed his wife and two young daughters reportedly remains on the run seven months after the triple killing. Shane Franklin Miller, 45, is the sole suspect in the May 7 shooting deaths of his 34-year-old wife Sandra and the couple's two daughters, 8-year-old Shelby and 5-year-old Shasta, in the rural community of Shingletown in Northern California. The case is one of the few instances of gun violence against children in the United States that remains without an arrest since the Newtown shootings. Read more...

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Pair Charged With Murder Of Sheriff's Deputy

Two men have been ordered held without bond, accused of shooting and killing a Cook County Sheriff's deputy as the officer tried to stop them from robbing his daughter and her boyfriend over the weekend. Gage Thornton and Brandon Jackson, both 22, both have been charged with three counts of murder, and one count of attempted armed robbery, in the shooting death of Cook County Sheriff's Officer Cuauhtemoc Estrada. Read more...

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Teen Shot, Killed by Stepfather

Police say a 14-year-old Colorado girl was fatally shot by her stepfather after a report of a burglary at her home. Colorado Springs police spokesman Larry Herbert said the girl's stepfather fired the shot, but said it was unclear if he had mistaken the teen for a burglar. The stepfather hasn't been arrested and it will be up to prosecutors to decide whether charges should be filed. Read more...

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Fugitive Caught After 36 Years

A Texas woman on the run since 1977 from attempted murder allegations was arrested this week nearly 1,500 miles away in Michigan. Kathlyn Regina Huff, 58, was arrested in Farmington Hills, Mich., a Detroit suburb, more than 36 years after she was indicted in San Antonio, Texas, for allegedly shooting her common-law husband in the head, according to authorities. Authorities took Huff into custody without incident. Read more...

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Alleged Cleveland Hero Gets Book Deal

The man who famously put aside his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive in a Cleveland house over a decade has signed a contract to publish his memoirs. Charles Ramsey signed the deal with the Cleveland publisher David Gray & Co. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight and Berry's 6-year-old daughter escaped to freedom May 6. Read more...

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Texas A&M's Claiborne Arrested for Drugs

Texas A&M standout freshman linebacker Darian Claiborne has been arrested on two drug possession charges. Claiborne was arrested on charges of possession of a dangerous drug and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, according to the Brazos County Jail website. He was arrested at about 3 p.m. and released less than two hours later after posting $6,000 bond. Read more...


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December 23, 2013

Theater Gunman Competent to Stand Trial

The former graduate student accused of gunning down scores of patrons in a Colorado movie theater last year was found competent to stand trial by court-appointed sanity evaluators, a judge said. The disclosure by Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour came in the course of legal wrangling over the evaluations that threaten to delay for months a possible trial for 26-year-old James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 people and wounding dozens more during a midnight screening of the Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises", in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Read more...

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Public Barred From Holmes Hearing

The public and the news media were barred from a pretrial hearing in the Colorado theater shooting case that included testimony from a psychiatrist who evaluated whether defendant James Holmes was insane, the judge ruled. Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said testimony from the psychiatrist and other witnesses would "infect a large portion of the jury pool with factual information" about Holmes' sanity and make it impossible for him to get a fair trial. Read more...

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Teen Shot at Colorado School Dies

Claire Davis, the 17-year-old Colorado high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate, has died according to hospital statement. "It is with heavy hearts that we share that at 4:29 p.m. this afternoon, Claire Davis passed away, with her family at her side," the statement on Littleton Adventist Hospital's Facebook page read. Davis was in critical condition after being shot at point-blank range at Arapahoe High School on Dec. 13. Friends and well-wishers had posted prayers online and raised money to help pay for her medical care. Read more...

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Deputy Fatally Shot Outside Holiday Party

A sheriff's deputy has been shot to death while trying to break up an armed robbery outside a family Christmas party in suburban Chicago. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the shooting happened at the VFW hall in Bellwood, about 13 miles from downtown Chicago. Dart says the deputy is a former Marine who'd been with the department for more than 20 years. Read more...

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Teens Sought Who Shot Teacher

Police are searching for four teenage boys they say shot and injured a teacher who fought back during an attempted robbery at a central California high school. Steven Guerrero was shot twice in a classroom at Edison High in Fresno. He teaches athletic training part time. Deputy Police Chief Pat Farmer says the armed teens entered an unlocked classroom and demanded a laptop computer. Read more...

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4 Arrested in Deadly Carjacking

Nearly a week after a shopper was gunned down in a deadly carjacking at a New Jersey shopping mall garage, police arrested four men on charges of murder. Dustin Friedland, 30, an attorney from Hoboken, was shot in the head on Dec. 15 in front of his wife after the couple loaded their car with holiday gifts at The Mall at Short Hills, about 12 miles west of Newark. Three of the men arrested are from Newark and were identified as Karif Ford, 31, Besim Henry, 32, Kevin Roberts, 33. The fourth suspect, Hanif Thompson, 29, is from Irvington, N.J. Read more...

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Bears' Melton Charged With Public Intoxication

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton has been charged with assault and public intoxication after refusing to leave a bar and fighting with employees in a Dallas suburb. Grapevine police Sgt. Robert Eberling says Melton was arrested at Chill Sports Bar after becoming belligerent. The nearly 300-pound Melton, who suffered a cut nose but declined treatment, was freed on $1,210 bond. Read more...





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December 20, 2013

Suspect Sought in 3 Murders

A nationwide search is underway for a former long-distance trucker who is suspected in the deaths of three people in Colorado and is likely on the run rather than hiding out, authorities said. Harry Carl Mapps is wanted on charges of first-degree murder and arson in the Nov. 27 shooting deaths and a fire at the home where the bodies were found, Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor said at a news conference in Pueblo. Read more...

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Bank Robber Arrested After Standoff

Police spent much of Thursday afternoon trying to get a suspected bank robber out of his home in Quincy. The man supposedly robbed a Bank in Wellesley before barricading himself inside the home for nine hours. Once police removed the man from the home, he was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. Read more...

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Note Foretold Reno Attack

Bypassing waiting patients, a gunman who complained he had a botched 2010 surgery opened fire with a 12-guage shotgun at doctors at a Reno medical office — a deadly rampage that investigators say was referred to in a suicide note. For the first time detectives provided a chilling, detailed account of how Alan Oliver Frazier of Plumas County, Calif., opened fire with a pistol-grip shotgun in the examination room area.of a urology medical practice. Read more...

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Man Thought to Be Gacy Victim Found

A man presumed dead for decades as a potential victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has been reunited with his family after investigators found him alive and well in Montana. Robert Hutton was located in April after his sister submitted his name as a possible Gacy victim, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said. Investigators in Dart's office collected DNA samples two years ago from the remains of eight unnamed victims in an effort to identify them. Read more...

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School Standoff Teen Pleads Guilty

A 14-year-old Ohio student accused of triggering a lockdown and police standoff at a high school has pleaded guilty to three charges in juvenile court. Police in Toledo and other students say the boy set off the lockdown earlier this month at Scott High School by pulling out a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm after he was sent to a room for disruptive students. Read more...

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4 Charged in Bogus Prison Release

A Florida man is charged with helping his brother's killer and another murderer escape from prison with bogus court documents. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said that Willie Slater Jr., of Orlando, was part of the scheme that helped Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker walk out of a Panhandle prison this fall using fake release orders. Walker was serving a life sentence for murdering Slater's brother. Read more...




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December 19, 2013

Teen Sentenced in Federal Bomb Case

A 19-year-old jailed on accusations that he built bombs and talked about attacking the Las Vegas Strip has been sentenced to three more months behind bars and three years of closely supervised release. Steven Matthew Fernandes didn't speak before U.S. District Judge Andrew Gordon sentenced him to 18 months in federal prison for his guilty plea to a federal firearm charge. Read more...

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'Great Train Robber' Dead at 84

Ronnie Biggs, one of the most famous criminals in British history, who helped commit the Great Train Robbery of 1963, broke out of prison, enjoyed a notoriously colorful life on the lam in Brazil and then gave himself up, in thoroughly British fashion, to a tabloid newspaper decades later, has died. He was 84. He had been ill off and on for the last several years. Read more...

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Man in Patz Case Has Dark Past

Prosecutors say the man charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy who disappeared in 1979 has a disturbing past. In court papers, the Manhattan district attorney's office says Pedro Hernandez beat his wife, molested a relative and used cocaine. Hernandez emerged just last year as a suspect in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz. The case spotlighted the problem of vanished children nationwide. Read more...

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Lostprophets' Ian Watkins Gets 35 Years

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been sentenced to 35 years for a string of child sex offences including the attempted rape of a baby. Watkins, 36, from Pontypridd, pleaded guilty at Cardiff Crown Court last month to 13 child sex offences. His two co-defendants, who are the mothers of children he abused, were jailed for 14 and 17 years. Read more...

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Stepson Charged in Stabbing Death

The stepson of a Salvation Army worker who was stabbed to death in Harlem was charged in his killing, the police said. The worker, Ashford Geddes, 68, was stabbed multiple times on Lenox Avenue near 138th Street Street in Harlem, the police said. The stepson, Waldean Elliot, 32, was charged on Wednesday night with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. The police said they did not know the nature of the dispute between the men. Read more...

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Man Fatally Shoots Home Intruder

Police in Cleveland say a victim of a home invasion fatally shot one of the would-be robbers and wounded the other. Twenty-four-year-old Everton Mosby told officers that two men approached him outside his house on the city's east side and ordered him back inside where they pistol-whipped him. Mosby -- who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon -- said he was able to get hold of his gun and shot the two men. Read more...

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Man Throws Hot Oil on Wife

A Connecticut man has been arrested after police say he threw hot cooking oil on his estranged wife while she was sleeping, severely burning her. Police say the 41-year-old woman decided to sleep over Mohammad Chaudhry's home in West Haven while visiting their teenage children. Authorities say one of the children called 911 shortly after 4:30 a.m. to report the attack. Read more...

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Reggie Rogers Died From Cocaine, Alcohol

Reggie Rogers, the former University of Washington All-American whose pro football career flamed out after he killed three teenagers in a DUI crash, died of cocaine and alcohol intoxication. The King County Medical Examiner's Office said that toxicology tests indicated that Rogers, 49, died of "combined cocaine and ethanol (alcohol) intoxication." Rogers' death was ruled an accident. Read more...


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December 18, 2013

Teen Girl Arrested for First-Degree Murder

A teen who was caring for a 2-year-old was arrested on charges of first-degree murder. Kern County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives arrested a 17-year-old girl for one count of first-degree murder and one count of assault on a child causing death in relation to the death of 2-year-old Kayden Webb. Webb was found not breathing and unresponsive in an apartment in east Bakersfield. Read more...

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1 Dead, 2 Hurt in Reno Hospital Shooting

A gunman opened fire at a Reno hospital killing at least one person and critically wounding two others before apparently taking his own life, state emergency officials said. Reno Deputy Police Chief Tom Robinson told reporters the gunman apparently shot himself. The incident took place on the third floor of a medical building at Renown Regional Medical Center, Robinson said. He estimated that about 100 people were inside at the time. Read more...

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LAX Shooting Suspect Ciancia Indicted

Paul Ciancia, the 23-year-old Californian suspected of shooting to death a federal security officer at Los Angeles International Airport last month, was indicted on first degree murder charges that carry a potential death penalty, the U.S. said. In an 11-count grand jury indictment returned today Ciancia was charged with murdering Gerardo Hernandez, a Transportation Security administration officer, during a Nov. 1 shooting spree that wounded two other TSA officers and another person. Read more...

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Girlfriend Charged in Fatal Stabbing

A woman arrested last year for allegedly stabbing a woman at a Chuck E. Cheese is now facing murder charges in the death of her boyfriend during a fight over the weekend, police said. Shardonnae Pruitt, 20, was arrested after she stabbed Kahlin Holloway, 22, in the chest with a butcher knife, police said. Bail was set at $750,000 for Pruitt who was charged with first degree murder, according to court records. Read more...

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Whitey Bulger Transferred to Oklahoma

Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was moved to a federal prison in Oklahoma although a prosecutor there said officials haven't yet decided whether to try him for a 1981 murder in Tulsa. It appeared to be a coincidence that the 84-year-old gangster was taken from Brooklyn, N.Y., to FTC Oklahoma City, a transfer point that houses inmates as they are moved between prisons. Chris Burke, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons, would not say where Bulger is ultimately headed, citing Bureau of Prisons policy. Read more...

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Father Guilty of Murdering 2-Month-Old

A father was found guilty of the 2001 murder of his 2-month-old daughter in Riverside County. Her remains were later found in a plastic container at an Arkansas storage unit, authorities said. Vermont resident Jason Michael Hann, 38, was living in Desert Hot Springs when he killed his daughter, the Riverside County district attorney's office said. The infant's remains were found in 2002 after Hann and co-defendant Krissy Lynn Werntz failed to pay the storage bill and the container was cleaned out, according to authorities. Read more...

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Country Star Cagle Arrested for DWI

Country singer Chris Cagle has been arrested in Texas on a driving while intoxicated charge. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Cagle was arrested near Greenville, 50 miles northeast of Dallas. DPS says the 45-year-old entertainer was pulled over after running a red light. Read more...


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December 17, 2013

Troy Football Player Charged With Murder

Troy football player Dimitri Miles was arrested and charged with murder in connection with a shooting death at an off-campus apartment complex in Troy. The 21-year-old Miles had been a walk-on linebacker for the Trojans, spending his 2013 junior season with the scout team after being declared academically ineligible. He is being held on $100,000 bond. Miles was immediately dismissed from the Trojan football team and suspended by the school. Read more...

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Father Gets 15 Years for Insurance Murder

A 53-year-old upstate New York man who killed his son for the insurance money has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Karl Karlsen was sentenced after pleading guilty in November to a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Levi Karlsen. Prosecutors said Karlsen killed his son in 2008 by shifting a truck off its jacks as the younger man worked underneath on the family's Finger Lakes property in Romulus. Read more...

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Jury Votes Death for Double Homicide

A California jury has recommended a death sentence for a man convicted of the murders of his ex-girlfriend's father and sister in a fiery 2007 attack on the family's home. Orange County jurors recommended the sentence for 29-year-old Iftekhar Murtaza. Prosecutors say Murtaza wanted to kill ex-girlfriend Shayona Dhanak's family to try to win her back after she ended their two-year relationship citing her Hindu family's opposition to her dating a Muslim. Read more...

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Colorado School Shooting Victim in Coma

The 17-year-old girl shot at point blank range when a gunman opened fire in her Colorado high school is in a coma, her family said. Claire Davis had no time to react when an unhinged student, Karl Pierson, burst into Arapahoe High School and fired a pump-action shotgun to the girl's head Friday, authorities said. Pierson, 18, was gunning for Tracy Murphy, the school's debate team instructor that suspended the teen after he made a threat in September. Read more...

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Kelly LeBrock Arrested for DUI

Kelly LeBrock has reportedly been arrested for a DUI. The Gisele Bundchen of the '80s - who was in such massive hits as Weird Science and The Woman In Red - was taken in by police two weeks ago in Santa Barbara. The 53-year-old was pulled over for going over the speed limit, not stopping at a stop sign and swerving. Read more...


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December 16, 2013

Reward Offered in Fatal Shooting

Los Angeles police and city officials will announce a $75,000 reward for information in the fatal shooting of a reality TV director and writer who was killed in a home-invasion robbery at his Glassell Park home the day before Thanksgiving. James Marcus Howe was attacked Nov. 27 when he answered his front door after hearing a knock, authorities said. When he opened the door, three people stormed into the house, shooting and killing Howe and seriously injuring his wife. Their 6-year-old was not injured. Read more...

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School Shooter Came Armed for Slaughter

The unhinged teen who shot a fellow student at his Colorado school before killing himself arrived armed for slaughter. Karl Pierson, 18, stormed Arapahoe High School in the Denver suburbs Friday with a pump-action shotgun, machete, three incendiary devices and ammunition strapped to his body, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said. Read more...

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Florida Man, 21, Sentenced to Death

A 21-year-old man was sentenced to death in Florida for concocting what the judge called "the most cold, calculated and premeditated" case of murder he had seen. Michael Bargo was sentenced to death by Circuit Judge David Eddy in Marion County court for the brutally violent murder of 15-year-old Seath Jackson in an Ocala home by five teenagers. Authorities identified Bargo as the ringleader and said he was caught in a love triangle with the victim's ex-girlfriend. Read more...

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Neighbor of Slain Girl Arrested

A neighbor was arrested in the killing of a 9-year-old Ohio girl whose body was found in a trash bin near her home after authorities and residents conducted a frantic search for the missing child. Jerrod Metsker, 24, was arrested at his home on a murder charge about 12 hours after deputies found the body of Reann Murphy near her home at a mobile park in Smithville, about 30 miles southwest of Akron. Read more...

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DNA Leads to Arrest in 1985 Case

A Georgia man has been charged with strangling his estranged wife inside her Syracuse apartment nearly 30 years ago, authorities said. Ronald Meadow was arrested Monday by police in Douglas County, Ga., on an arrest warrant for second-degree murder, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick and Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler told local media. Meadow, whose age wasn't available, was arrested at his job at a Mitsubishi plant west of Atlanta, the officials said. Read more...

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Wife Charged with Murder in Stabbing Death

Anne Arundel County police said a mother and wife has been charged in the stabbing death of her husband in Laurel, Md. Police found Johnnie Sutton III, 38, dead inside the home. Sutton was a member of the United States Army. Investigators found evidence to charge his wife, Marquita Sutton, 30, with his death. Mrs. Sutton turned herself in to police on Saturday and has been charged with second-degree murder. Read more...

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'Teen Mom 2' Star Arrested

One of the stars of MTV's "Teen Mom 2" has been arrested in South Carolina and charged with breaching the peace. Jail records show 21-year-old Jenelle Lauren Evans was booked into the Horry County jail. Police say they were called about a man and a woman yelling outside a North Myrtle Beach home. Evans' boyfriend told police she locked him out of the house. Read more...

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Tami Erin Arrested For DUI

Former child star Tami Erin is facing charges of driving under the influence (Dui) and felony hit-and-run following an arrest in Los Angeles. "The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking" star was stopped by police officers after allegedly hitting three cars while driving through the city. She reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody, where she was booked. Read more...


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December 13, 2013

DNA Links Man to 1988 Murder

DNA evidence helped Chicago police arrest a convicted felon in the cold-case murder of an elderly woman in her Rogers Park apartment more than 25 years ago. Prentice Phillips, 48, of Evanston, was charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of Margaret Blair, who was 81. Investigators were able to have DNA evidence collected at the time of the attack analyzed this year using a cold-case grant, and it matched Phillips, police said. Read more...

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Son Who Stabbed Father Guilty of Murder

Jurors determined that a man who killed his father by stabbing him once in the chest with a 7-inch kitchen knife didn't do so in self-defense. Kyle Miller, 30, first was tried on a charge of murder in November, but state District Judge Mary Roman declared a mistrial after 19 hours of deliberations because the jury was deadlocked 11-1 in favor of a guilty verdict. Read more...

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Ex-Boyfriend Charged in Thanksgiving Slaying

A mother of three on her way to work Thanksgiving Day was stabbed to death outside her Northwest Side home by her jealous ex-boyfriend, Cook County prosecutors said. Maria Gonzalez, 39, had just left her apartment about 5 a.m. Nov. 28 and was about to get into her car when she was attacked by Alberto Gaytan, 42, with whom she had a 4-year-old daughter, said Assistant State's Attorney Maura White. Read more...

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Teen Arrested in Car Wash Shooting

A 17-year-old man was arrested on accusations that he repeatedly shot a man found last week staggering on Mansfield Highway. Dmorion Lamont Holleman faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting of Patrick Bell Collier, 27. Collier was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in critical condition. Holleman was being held in the Forest Hill jail with bail set at $50,000. Read more...

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Keli Lane Appeal Dismissed

Keli Lane, the former elite water polo player jailed for killing her newborn baby, has had her appeal against her conviction dismissed. Chief Justice Tim Bathurst, Justice Carolyn Simpson and Justice Christine Adamson handed down their decision at the NSW court of criminal appeal in Sydney. The 38-year-old was jailed in 2011 for at least 13 years and five months for the murder of two-day-old Tegan. Read more...

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Foster Mother Arrested for Murder

A foster mother is in jail for murder after a 2-year-old girl was found dead in a home south of Tahlequah. Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and Cherokee Nation EMS were dispatched to a home on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. for an unresponsive child. A toddler was pronounced dead on arrival. Read more...


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December 12, 2013

Oklahoma Executes Double Killer

Oklahoma executed a man who was convicted of killing two women — one 83, the other 93. Ronald Clinton Lott, 53, was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m. after receiving a lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Lott was the fifth Oklahoma death row inmate to be executed this year. Read more...

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Two Men Arrested for Murder of Woman

Two men have been arrested for the murder of a Seminole woman. The Hobbs Police Department arrested Juan Manuel Villegas, 30, and Carlos Najera, 43, for Capital Murder. The warrants for their arrests originated from the Gaines County Sheriff's Office for the murder of 24-year-old Ana Villegas. Ana was reported missing by family members on Nov. 21. Her body was later found in the Pecos River by New Mexico authorities on Dec. 2. Read more...

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Man Pleads Guilty in Maze Murder

Jahleel Hoskins has pleaded guilty to several charges, including second-degree murder, in the death of his girlfriend, Latrice Maze. Hoskins also pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and being a habitual offender, fourth degree. The guilty plea came on day three of Hoskins' trial in Kent County Circuit Court. He was originally charged with open murder in Maze's March 19 death. Read more...

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Suns Tom Chambers Gets DUI

Former Phoenix Suns star and current Suns broadcaster Tom Chambers was arrested in Scottsdale on suspicion of driving under the influence over the weekend, authorities said. Chambers, 54, was pulled over at Pinnacle Vista and Scottsdale Road in far north Scottsdale. A police officer stoped Chambers after seeing a GMC pickup truck going north on Scottsdale Road in the bicycle lane and weaving, according to a police report. The report also says Chambers was belligerent and yelled during the field sobriety test, which he reportedly refused to take. Chambers Read more...

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Ambulance Driver Charged with DUI

Police say a suburban ambulance driver was three times over the legal limit for alcohol when he ran a red light, his emergency lights and sirens on, and crashed into a pickup truck in the Sheridan Park neighborhood on the North Side. John P. Lara, 31, has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence causing an accident resulting in bodily harm, disobeying red light, failing to reduce speed, negligent driving, and failing to carry or display a driver's license, according to authorities. He was ordered held on $300,000 bail. Read more...

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Drunk Driving Killer Gets Probation

To families of the victims, Ethan Couch was a killer on the road, a drunken teenage driver who caused a crash that left four people dead. To the defense, the youth is himself a victim -- of "affuenza," according to one psychologist -- the product of wealthy, privileged parents who never set limits for the boy. To a judge, who sentenced Couch to 10 years' probation but no jail time, he's a defendant in need of treatment. Read more...

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Marshawn Lynch Plans for Trial

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is preparing to take his DUI case to trial, but the court date likely will postponed from Dec. 27, attorney Ivan Golde said. "It's likely we will get this postponed until after the Super Bowl," Golde said Tuesday. "There are some discrepancies in the case and it is a very low blood-alcohol DUI. In the end, it will be Marshawn's decision about how we proceed, but as of now, we plan to take this to trial." Read more...

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Toya Wright Arrested in Georgia

Toya Wright was reportedly arrested and briefly detained in Georgia after being pulled over for a routine traffic stop. According to Corey Blackwell, who spoke to Rolling Out magazine, the entire incident was a "misunderstanding." Apparently, Toya was taken into custody after the officer uncovered a warrant for her arrest that allegedly resulted from unpaid parking tickets. Read more...


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December 11, 2013

Suspect Arrested in Death of Arizona Teen

A suspect has been arrested in the death of a 14-year-old Mesa girl who was assaulted, strangled and dumped in a trash container, police said. Alex Anthony Madrid, 31, was being held without bond on suspicion of first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual conduct with a minor, molestation of a child, sexual abuse, child abuse, abandonment/concealment of a dead body and tampering with physical evidence, according to Mesa police. Read more...

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Man Wanted for Murder Captured

A man accused of fatally stabbing his fianceé, then burning and burying her body was tracked down and taken into custody, the Leon County Sheriff's Office confirmed. Colt Morgan, 29, had been on the run since killing his fiancée Wende Marshall, burning her body in a fireplace and burying her in the backyard of their Cypress home in late October, police say. Read more...

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FBI Arrests 19 MS-13 Gang Members

Nineteen alleged members and associates of the Mara Salvatrucha-13 gang, including a high-ranking leader, were arrested after a two-year investigation, authorities said. The investigation targeted "leadership, shot-callers and decision-makers" in MS-13 connected to its overseer, the Mexican Mafia, said Timothy Delaney, special agent in charge of the Los Angeles FBI criminal division. Authorities allege Thomas "Big Boy" Rodriguez, 35, of Los Angeles, is one of those top-ranking members; he was arrested Tuesday on federal charges tied to methamphetamine distribution. Read more...

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Shootout in Miami Leaves 2 Dead

Three police officers were shot and several more were injured in a shootout and chase in Miami, Fla. that left two other people dead. Miami-Dade police said the incident began around 4:30 a.m. with a report of gunfire in a trailer park. When a police officer arrived, he confronted a man thought to have committed an attempted armed robbery at a nearby Walgreens in which an employee was threatened at gunpoint, according to the station. Read more...

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Home Invaders Steal Boy's Christmas

Police in Georgia say they are looking for two men who held up a couple at gunpoint and robbed them of about $800 worth of Christmas presents and other items. Investigators say a 9-year-old boy was playing video games at a home in Forest Park when the men came through its front door. One of the gunmen held the boy's grandparents inside their bedroom while the other man went through the house and grabbed items, authorities said. Read more...




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December 10, 2013

Zimmerman Girlfriend Wants Charges Dropped

George Zimmerman girlfriend has apparently decided she doesn't want to press charges in connection with a domestic incident at her Florida apartment. In an affidavit filed in the court by Zimmerman's attorneys, Samantha Scheibe said he doesn't want Zimmerman charged with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief. She said investigative detectives misunderstood what she said the day of the incident. Read more...

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Teen Hero, 16, Fatally Shot

A teenager hailed as a hero in 2010 when she helped save two children who fell into an icy reservoir has died in a shooting in an Indiana home. Aubrey Peters, 16, was pronounced dead at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, hours after she was shot in the chest inside a Noblesville home. Twenty-year-old Jacob Travis McDaniel of Noblesville was charged with reckless homicide and pointing a firearm. Read more...

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L.A. Deputies Arrested in Jail Probe

Federal officials unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system. The charges were announced at a press conference after 16 of 18 defendants were arrested earlier in the day. They were expected to be arraigned later in U.S. District Court. Read more...

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Jury Selection Begins in Newlywed Murder Trial

Jury selection gets underway in the murder trial of a newlywed bride accused of pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park just days after their wedding. Jordan Graham has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and making a false statement to authorities in the death of Cody Johnson. Read more...

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Man Gets 5 Years in 'Sextortion' Case

A 27-year-old Southern California man who admitted hacking into hundreds of social media and email accounts to get women to pose naked for him has been sentenced to five years in federal prison. City News Service reports Karen "Gary" Kazaryan of Glendale was immediately taken into custody after his sentencing. In July, Kazaryan pleaded guilty to one count each of identity theft and unauthorized access of a protected computer. Read more...

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Tony Rizzo Arrested for Domestic Violence

Cleveland television sports anchor and radio host Tony Rizzo faces domestic violence charges after his wife called police to their Medina home. Rizzo hit his wife, Catherine, in the face, according to a Medina Police incident report. She locked herself in a bathroom on the main floor of their home. Read more...

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Drunk Driver Kills 'Santa Claus'

A burst of Christmas joy turned tragic when an allegedly drunk driver ran over and killed a man dressed as Santa Claus in the streets of Philadelphia. Adam Herr, 24, of Lebanon, Pa., was in the city of brotherly love Saturday for the annual Running of the Santas. He wound up along Interstate 95 South when the vehicle mowed him down, police said. Read more...

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Lamar Odom Sentenced to Probation

Former Lakers and Clippers forward Lamar Odom pleaded no contest Monday through his attorney to one count of driving under the influence and was sentenced to three years of probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment. Odom, 34, must pay $1,814 in fines in connection with his August arrest by the California Highway Patrol in the San Fernando Valley. Read more...




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December 09, 2013

Letter From Missing Team Brings Hope

A letter believed to be from a New Hampshire teen who has been missing since October 9 has given her family hope that she is still alive, if not safe. The mother of Abigail Hernandez received the letter Nov. 9, but authorities kept it secret while verifying its authenticity. Read more...

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Newlyweds Killed Man for Thrill

Newlyweds just three weeks removed from their wedding day lured a Pennsylvania man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said. Elytte Barbour told officers before his arrest that he and his wife, Miranda, had planned to kill before but their plans never worked out until last month when Troy LaFerrara responded to an online posting that promised companionship in return for money. Read more...

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Woman Charged With Boyfriend's Murder

A 27-year-old woman was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend in a Midtown apartment, according to Anchorage police. Bonnie Degenstein called 911 at 10:16 p.m. and said that she and Ryan Tamborrino, 24, were drinking and "playing with guns." She said she accidently shot Tamborrino in the head, police said. Read more...

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San Antonio Police Officer Shot

A San Antonio police officer was shot in the head and critically wounded during a car chase involving what authorities said were armed robbery suspects. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus asked for prayers for the officer, whom he identified as Robert Deckard, 31, a seven-year veteran of the department. Deckard was in intensive care after surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Read more...

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Convicted Doctor Attempts Suicide

Jail officials say they intervened in a suicide attempt by the Utah doctor recently convicted of leaving his heavily drugged wife to die in a bathtub. Martin MacNeill was rushed to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center with unspecified injuries after the suicide attempt. MacNeill was expected to be returned to Utah County Jail. Read more...

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Mars Fined for Fatal Crash

A co-owner of the Mars candy company and one of the world's richest women pleaded guilty Thursday to reckless driving in a fatal crash. A Loudoun County judge ordered Jacqueline Badger Mars, 74, to pay a $2,500 fine and suspended her driver's license for six months. Court papers say Mars told a witness she fell asleep just before the October crash in Aldie. Read more...

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2 Attica Inmates Die of Overdoses

New York State Police say two inmates at the Attica state prison have died of apparent drug overdoses the same day. The men, ages 25 and 51, were found in separate cells at the Attica Correctional Facility. Police said Saturday that a preliminary investigation shows the men died from overdoses, but toxicology results are pending. Read more...

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Alfonzo Dennard DUI Dismissed

New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard wrapped up two days of court hearings in Nebraska by getting a drunken-driving charge against him dismissed as part of a plea deal. In an agreement with the Lincoln city attorney's office, Dennard pleaded no contest to refusing to submit to a chemical test in exchange for having the DUI case dismissed. He was fined $500 and placed on probation. Read more...

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Former Raven Ralph Staten Charged With DUI

Former Ravens safety Ralph Staten was arrested in George County, Miss., and charged with driving under the influence following a high-speed chase, according to a sheriff's department press release. Staten was also charged with fleeing, driving with a suspended license, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. Read more...




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December 05, 2013

Greed Reigns in Michale Jackson's Family

Michael Jackson's family has filed court papers indicating that they plans to seek a new trial in their wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG, according to Reuters. A California jury determined in October that AEG was not responsible for the singer's death in 2009. Attorneys for Jackson's mother, Katherine, and his three children filed a two-page document that cites misconduct in the jury of the trial and insufficient evidence as reasons they should be granted a new one. Read more...

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How Michael Morton Lost 25 Years

Christine, Michael Morton's wife, was attacked and killed at their home in Williamson County, Texas, just outside Austin. Michael Morton was at work at the time. Still, authorities suspected him. "Innocent people think that if you just tell the truth then you've got nothing to fear from the police," Morton says now. "If you just stick to it that the system will work, it'll all come to light, everything will be fine." Read more...

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DNA IDs New Suspect in 1996 Killing

A law clinic established to seek freedom for convicts it believes are innocent says new DNA evidence tying another man to the 1996 rape-slaying of a northern Michigan woman discredits the confession of a mentally ill man now serving life in prison without parole. Statements by Jamie Peterson were used to obtain his 1998 conviction on first-degree murder and first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges in the death of Geraldine Montgomery, 68, in her Kalkaska home. Read more...

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Lawyer Convicted in $800 Million Fraud Case

A South Florida attorney has been convicted for his role in an $800 million insurance fraud scheme involving investments in death benefits. A jury convicted 64-year-old Anthony Livoti Jr. of money laundering and fraud conspiracy in the Mutual Benefits Corp. case. Livoti was acquitted of several other counts but still faces decades in prison because of the fraud's size. Read more...

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Parking Lot Death Ruled a Homicide

A medical examiner has determined the death of a Missouri man in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot during a Kansas City Chiefs game was a homicide. But Kansas City police say the cause of 30-year-old Kyle Van Winkle's death has not been determined. Van Winkle was found unconscious at 5:20 p.m. Read more...

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Housemate Charged in Stabbing Death

The roommate who was found relaxing on a couch near the body of a Mascoutah man on the living room floor was charged with the man's stabbing death. Joshua A. Rogers, 23, was being held in lieu of $2 million bail at the St. Clair County Jail. He was charged with first-degree murder for the death of his friend, Richard A. Feldt. Read more...

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Woman Crahes Into School Bus

A St. Petersburg woman has been charged with driving under the influence after authorities say she crashed into a school bus. Police say 31-year-old Nancy Kavallierakis had her 3-year-old son in her car when she rear-ended the Pinellas County school bus. The bus carried three students, and no injuries were reported. Kavallierakis was charged with DUI, careless driving and refusing to submit to a blood-alcohol test. Read more...




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December 04, 2013

Texas Executes Guard's Killer

A Texas inmate was executed for the death of a corrections officer during a short-lived escape from prison six years ago. Jerry Martin, 43, had requested that no additional appeals be filed on his behalf, clearing the way for his lethal injection. From the death chamber gurney, Martin told relatives of the slain corrections officer that he was sorry. "I wish I could take it back, but I can't," he said. Read more...

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O.J. Appeals Judge's Denial

O.J. Simpson's lawyers said they will take his case back to the Nevada Supreme Court, hoping justices will overturn a lower court judge's decision last week denying the former football star a new trial in his armed robbery case. A notice mailed to the state high court gives Simpson's new legal team until Jan. 13 to file documents supporting their claim that Simpson didn't receive a fair trial and challenging the recent ruling by Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell, Simpson appeals attorney Patricia Palm said. Read more...

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Prosecutors Say Hernandez's Girlfriend Lied

Prosecutors say the girlfriend of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez lied to a grand jury nearly 30 times, including saying she could not recall where she left a large box Hernandez allegedly told her to dispose of. Prosecutors made the accusation in a document filed in Fall River Superior Court explaining a perjury charge against Shayanna Jenkins. Read more...

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Man Charged With Capital Murder, Rape

A 22-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of a southeast Kansas mother and her three children a week after being jailed. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office also charged David Cornell Bennett Jr., of Cherryvale, with rape and criminal threat. And as a potential alternative to the capital murder charge, Schmidt's office filed four counts of first-degree murder in Labette County District Court. Read more...

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Mother Pleads Guilty to Murder

An Ohio woman has pleaded guilty to murder in the slaying of her 18-month-old daughter, whose remains were found in a box three months after she was reported missing. Angela Steinfurth entered a type of guilty plea to murder and obstructing justice under which she maintains her innocence but acknowledges prosecutors had enough evidence to convict her. Her plea deal calls for a life sentence with parole eligibility after 18 years. Read more...

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Wife Arrested in Judge's Poisoning

An arrest has been made in the poisoning investigation of an Ashtabula County common pleas judge. The judge's wife, Carla Hague, was arrested. The 71-year-old retired nurse is being held in the Lake County jail on a charge of attempted murder. She is expected to be arraigned in the next few days. Read more...

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WVU Cornerback Charged With DUI

West Virginia University redshirt junior cornerback Travis Bell is facing DUI charges after being arrested, his second arrest in 10 months. After an argument with his girlfriend outside a parked vehicle at Creekside Condos in Morgantown, W.Va., Bell, 22, failed all field sobriety tests, was booked for DUI and driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department. Read more...

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Alice Walton Gets DWI Arrest Expunged

Alice Walton, the billionaire daughter of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. founder Sam Walton, has had a 2011 arrest in Texas for suspected drunken driving cleared from her record after prosecutors declined to press formal charges. The arrest was expunged from Walton's record during a hearing in Parker County, Texas. Parker County Assistant Prosecutor Fred Barker said in October that he expected Walton's request to be granted and that case records would be destroyed. He declined to discuss the matter Monday. Read more...




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December 03, 2013

Baby Elaina's Mother Indicted for Murder

An Ohio grand jury indicted Angela Steinfurth for murder in the death of her 18-month-old daughter, Elaina. Steinfurth's ex-boyfriend, Steven King, was also indicted on charges of aggravated murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. Elaina Steinfurth, widely known as "baby Elaina" since her disappearance, was reported missing from an East Toledo, Ohio, home -- a house owned by King's family -- on June 2. Angela Steinfurth initially said she last saw Elaina when she put the 18-month-old down for a nap that day. Read more...

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Officers on Trial in Death of Homeless Man

Opening statements are underway in the trial of two California police officers charged in the death of a homeless man whose family says was schizophrenic. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said that Fullerton officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli are responsible for the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas in July 2011. Ramos has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Cicinelli has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force. Read more...

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Home Invasion Suspect Charged With Murder

A man who was arrested for his connection with two violent home invasions was charged in a Nov. 27 murder. Adrian Anthony has been charged with murder and robbery in a fatal shooting that took place on North Gray Street on Nov. 27. Robbie Gibson and his brother were working at a residence on North Gray Street when they were approached by two suspects who displayed a handgun and demanded money. It is alleged that Anthony fatally shot Robbie Gibson. Read more...

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Trial Begins in Pregnant Woman's Death

In one of the final text messages entered into Margorie Holland's cellphone -- composed but not sent the day she died -- the 37-year-old Apple Valley woman told a relative in Texas she and her husband wouldn't be coming to plan for a move there, prosecutors say. "Getting a divorce instead," the message read. "Explain later." Within hours, she was dead in what Dakota County prosecutors argue was the final act of a marriage to Roger Holland "based upon fraud and deceit" and crumbling amid her husband's financial misdeeds. Read more...

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Penn State Wrestler Charged With DUI

Penn State wrestler Ed Ruth has been charged with DUI stemming from a late-night incident last month in downtown State College. Police wrote in charges that Ruth, 23, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.281 percent — more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent — when he crashed his car trying to park on East College Avenue. Read more...




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December 02, 2013

Reward Offered for Missing Teen

The family of a Kentucky teen who has been missing since June has offered a reward for information leading to her whereabouts. Brookelyn Farthing has not been seen since she was reportedly dropped off at a party in a house in Berea on June 22. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:57 AM

Jodi Arias Fades From Spotlight

For months, Jodi Arias was a television staple and practically every minute of her murder trial was broadcast live. But Arias has vanished from view since her trial ended in May, and the judge has done a complete about-face. She has shut the media and public out of nearly every hearing in the case and drawn complaints from First Amendment lawyers that she has gone too far. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:57 AM

Bulger Items to Hit Auction Block?

Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger could soon see some of his jewelry, clothes and other belongings on the auction block. The U.S. Marshals Service will auction off many of the items seized from Bulger's California apartment after his arrest two years ago. Authorities say the profits will be split among the families of those who were killed by Bulger. Items belonging to Bulger and his girlfriend are in storage in Massachusetts and are being appraised. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:54 AM

Woman, 76, Killed in Shootout

A 76-year-old South Carolina woman who managed an illegal gambling hall died in a shootout with armed robbers, authorities said. Three thieves ambushed Dorothy "Dot" Hendrix as she pulled up to her house, Anderson County Sheriff's Lt. Sheila Cole told the Daily News. "It looks like they were waiting for her," Cole said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:51 AM

Killer Nanny Louise Woodward Pregnant

An English nanny convicted as a teen of killing a suburban Boston baby is all grown up — and expecting a child of her own. Louise Woodward, now 35, is seven months pregnant and living a quiet life with her husband in a rural English town. Her new life is a sharp break from the worldwide infamy of Woodward's murder conviction in 1997 for the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen in Newton, Mass. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:47 AM

Daughter Arrested in Murder of Aurora Woman

Traci Cunningham, a 28-year-old Aurora woman, was charged with the murder of her mother, Eagle County authorities said. The body of Penelope Sue Cunningham, 60, was found beside a rural road in the county. Eagle County sheriff's deputies took Traci Cunningham into custody, calling her a "person of interest." Investigators interviewed her and charged her with first degree murder, according to a statement by the sheriff's office. Read more...

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Man Charged in 2011 Murder

A Long Island man has been charged with the murder of his classmate two years ago. Thomas Liming, 21, was arraigned in Suffolk County Court in the death of Kyle Underhill, 18. Underhill's body was found in November 2011, not far from his Islip, Long Island home. Prosecutors said he was beaten to death, and his body left in a marsh of Brook Street. Read more...

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Todd Herzog, Survivor Winner, Battling Alcoholism

The video is horrifying: Survivor: China winner Todd Herzog, unable to walk, slurs his words as he admits to drinking an entire bottle of vodka. The footage, which will air on Dr. Phil in a show about Herzog's difficult battle with alcoholism, shocked Survivor fans across the web. Several of Herzog's closest friends and relatives talked to PEOPLE about his struggle – not for publicity, they say, but to raise awareness of the complicated issue of alcoholism. Read more...




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