News : Crime

Deadly South Carolina prison riot exposes staffing shortage

Thursday  14:07,   19 april 2018

<p>A gang-related melee at a South Carolina prison that ended with seven dead and 17 injured, the deadliest U.S. prison riot in a quarter century, exposed the vulnerability of an understaffed system.</p>A gang-related melee at a South Carolina [...]

Man stole ticket from Don Larsen's 1956 perfect game, police say

Thursday  10:31,   19 april 2018
FOX News

A Louisiana man this week had a valuable World Series ticket from New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen’s 1956 perfect game — the only perfect game thrown during a World Series — stolen by a homeless man he had befriended, according to authorities. A[...]

Robert Durst's wife told her mentor the millionaire murder suspect had a 'homicidal side'

Thursday  10:31,   19 april 2018
Tribune News Service

Kathleen Durst's former medical school mentor testified Wednesday that during a conversation in 1981 she told him she lived in fear of her husband, New York real estate tycoon Robert Durst, who she said had a "homicidal side."Kathleen[...]

Package bomber set to be executed for judge's murder

Thursday  09:55,   19 april 2018
Associated Press

NN A package bomber who created a wave of terror across the South in the 1980s is scheduled to be executed in Alabama. The execution is set to happen nearly 30 years after Walter Leroy Moody Jr. killed a federal judge with a bomb mailed to his home. [...]

Three Kansas militiamen who plotted to bomb Muslims are found guilty on terrorism charges

Thursday  06:40,   19 april 2018

The men spent months plotting to bomb an apartment building housing Somali refugees and a mosque in Garden City, Kan., prosecutors said.Patrick Stein, 49, Curtis Allen, 50, and Gavin Wright, 50, were found guilty on charges of conspiring to use a[...]

Florida mother charged with murder in deaths of newborn twins

Thursday  01:56,   19 april 2018
CBS News

Rachael Thomas said she gave birth to a boy who wasn't breathing, but a second dead infant was found in a trash binWEST MELBOURNE, Fla. -- A Florida woman who told police she gave birth to a stillborn baby boy has been charged with murder after[...]

Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke of plot

Wednesday  23:35,   18 april 2018
Associated Press

The chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005, a key defense witness testified Wednesday as the TV star's lawyers began putting on their[...]

Teen Accused of Murdering 98-Year-Old Woman and Hiding Her Body in Closet: 'An Easy Target'

Wednesday  23:00,   18 april 2018

An Ohio 17-year-old is accused of murdering his 98-year-old neighbor whose body was found in a closet beneath a pile of clothing and other items, PEOPLE confirms. According to a statement from Wadsworth police, the teen — whose name authorities are[...]

Sisters Beat Woman with Cross During Exorcism, Police Say

Wednesday  22:46,   18 april 2018
Law & Crime

Two sisters in Columbia, South Carolina are accused of literally trying to beat the devil out of a woman. Brittany Jones, 28, and Tiara Jones, 26, kidnapped a 56-year-old woman for an attempted exorcism, according to the police press release[...]

What's Ahead in Court for the House of Horrors Parents Accused of Torturing Their Kids

Wednesday  22:36,   18 april 2018

David and Louise Turpin sit in their jail cells at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, California, awaiting their next court hearing in a child abuse case that has made international headlines.&nbsp;The couple, whose 13 kids were[...]

Reward increased in Vidor, Texas cold-case that inspired "Three Billboards" movie

Wednesday  22:07,   18 april 2018

For decades, a Vidor father posted billboards about his daughter's murder, angry at the lack of progress in the 1991 case. But little changed -- until now, after a movie inspired by the signs, Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri, was[...]

Sheriff backs investigative staff 2 years after 8 killed

Wednesday  21:01,   18 april 2018
Associated Press

An Ohio sheriff says he remains confident in the staff investigating the unsolved killings of eight family members nearly two years ago. The anniversary of the April 22, 2016, slayings is Sunday. The case involves seven adults and a teenage boy from [...]

How 'House of Horrors' Siblings Are Enjoying Life After Alleged Captivity and ‘Just Want to Move On’

Wednesday  19:56,   18 april 2018

<p>For years, investigators believe, the Turpin kids lived in filth and isolation — with little access to food or hygiene — until their rescue from their family’s home in Perris, California, earlier this year.</p>Allegedly held captive in an[...]

Houston DA to U.S. Attorney: who will review fatal FBI shooting?

Wednesday  19:15,   18 april 2018
Houston Chronicle

Months after an FBI agent shot and killed a kidnapping victim during a rescue operation, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg took the unusual step Tuesday of publicly pressing U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick on whether he intends to review the[...]

The high cost of taking away prisoners' Medicaid coverage

Wednesday  18:47,   18 april 2018

Many prisoners lose Medicaid coverage the moment they are incarcerated, creating a critical gap in coverage that sets inmates up for failure and costs state and local governments billions.She's been in and out of jail since she was 18. Every time[...]