News : Crime

Officials release causes of death for 7 inmates killed in S. Carolina prison riot

Wednesday  00:35,   25 april 2018
Tribune News Service

Officials Tuesday released more information about how seven inmates were killed during a riot at Lee Correctional Institution earlier this month. According to Lee County Coroner Larry Logan, all seven died from exsanguination, or severe blood loss,[...]

Mississippi defendants spend months in jail awaiting trial

Tuesday  23:40,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

Poverty, scarce resources, and a pattern of locking up people for low-level crimes all lead to very long jail stays for many defendants awaiting trial in Mississippi. A new recent survey provided exclusively to The Associated Press shows more than[...]

The Cold-Case Specialist Who Wants to Put Robert Durst Away

Tuesday  23:36,   24 april 2018
The New York Times

With no weapon or witness, a California prosecutor who has won more than a dozen cold cases must prove that Mr. Durst killed a confidante 17 years ago.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]

Affidavit: Suspects bragged about abducting Oklahoma teens

Tuesday  23:31,   24 april 2018
KOCO Oklahoma City

Authorities say suspects in the 1999 shooting deaths of an Oklahoma couple and the abduction of their 16-year-old daughter and her friend "bragged" about photographing the girls while they were bound. Sixty-six-year-old Ronnie Dean Busick[...]

'Out of control' teen son and friends strangled, stabbed mom over move to Maine, cops say

Tuesday  23:31,   24 april 2018
FOX News

A 15-year-old boy and his two friends have been accused of drugging his mother before strangling and stabbing her in her Maine home, court documents say.A 15-year-old boy and his two friends have been accused of drugging his mother before strangling [...]

Man Fatally Stabbed in California Restaurant While Daughter Sat in Lap

Tuesday  22:30,   24 april 2018
Eater

The horrific incident took place at Aloha Steakhouse A man was randomly stabbed in the neck while dining with his family at Aloha Steakhouse in Ventura, Calif. on Wednesday. A man was randomly stabbed in the neck while dining with his[...]

Colombian cartel boss extradited to Brooklyn

Tuesday  22:05,   24 april 2018
New York Daily News

The boss behind Colombia's largest crew of drug traffickers and criminals has been extradited to Brooklyn to face federal charges. Daniel Rendon-Herrera's Clan Usuga imported tons of cocaine from Colombia to Central America and Mexico,[...]

W.Va. Mom Who Claimed Human Traffickers Kidnapped Her 3-Year-Old Daughter Is Convicted of Murdering Her

Tuesday  22:05,   24 april 2018
People

<p>A West Virginia woman who claimed her 3-year-old daughter was kidnapped by human traffickers in 2011 has been found guilty of murdering the child, multiple outlets report.</p>On Monday, a jury in Lewis County Circuit Court found Lena Marie[...]

Man Arrested in Nearly 20-Year-Old Cold Case Killing of Teens, Couple

Tuesday  21:40,   24 april 2018
Inside Edition

Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible, both 16, were last seen alive on Dec. 29, 1999. The girls had planned to celebrate Ashley’s birthday with a sleepover at her Welch, Okla., home.Eighteen years after two girls vanished following a fire that destroyed[...]

In closing, defense calls Cosby accuser 'pathological liar'

Tuesday  21:35,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

Bill Cosby's lawyers are urging a jury to acquit the 80-year-old comedian of sexual assault charges they say are based on "flimsy, silly, ridiculous evidence." The defense at Cosby's retrial gave its closing argument Tuesday. His[...]

Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp out of protective custody, officials say

Tuesday  20:34,   24 april 2018
WYFF 4 Greenville-Spartanburg

One of the South Carolina's most notorious killers is no longer in protective custody, according to Department of Corrections officials.&nbsp;DOC spokesman Jeffrey Taillon said Monday that Todd Kohlhepp, 47, is no longer in protective[...]

Death row inmate slated for execution Wednesday denied clemency

Tuesday  20:07,   24 april 2018
Chron

A Fort Worth man on Texas death row was denied clemency and a late-stage federal appeal on Monday, barely 48 hours before he is scheduled for execution in the Huntsville death chamber.&nbsp;Erick Davila was convicted of killing a rival gang[...]

LA firefighters hear gunshots while battling fire; suspect in custody

Tuesday  18:54,   24 april 2018
Tribune News Service

A man who opened fire as firefighters knocked down a blaze at a Harbor Gateway home is in custody, police said.&nbsp;The suspect “appeared to be suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a tweet.[...]

LA firefighters hear gunshots while battling fire; suspect in custody

Tuesday  18:53,   24 april 2018
Tribune News Service

A man who opened fire as firefighters knocked down a blaze at a Harbor Gateway home is in custody, police said.&nbsp;The suspect “appeared to be suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a tweet.[...]

Real-Life Murder That Inspired 'Twin Peaks' Probed in New Book

Tuesday  17:57,   24 april 2018
The Hollywood Reporter

'Blonde Beautiful and Dead' looks at the infamous 1908 murder of Hazel Irene Drew that that series creator Mark Frost learned about from his grandmother who lived nearby.Now, David Bushman, the author of the Twin Peaks FAQ, and Mark Givens,[...]