News : Crime

Durst's Wife Told Neighbors He 'Wanted to Kill Her,' Cop Says

Wednesday  03:20,   26 april 2017
NBC News

"The Jinx" subject is accused of killing his first wife and a friend he thought could implicate him.Durst, the subject of the HBO series "The Jinx," is set to stand trial in Los Angeles for the murder of confidante Susan Berman in 2000.[...]

Last words haunt surviving teen's sentencing in fatal fire

Wednesday  02:05,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

In the last moments of his 14-year life, Joe Phillips dialed his friend's cellphone, cursing in panic. He was trapped by flames that had gotten out of control during what had been a summer afternoon of mischief inside a vacant[...]

Caught on video: Deputies pull fleeing felon from burning vehicle

Tuesday  23:45,   25 april 2017
CBS News

Deputies received tip that suspect only known as “Gold Teeth” was on his way to commit home invasion robbery and pursuit ensued, authorities sayDeputies received a tip on Sunday morning that a suspect only known as “Gold Teeth” was in a white van on [...]

Road Rage Cases With Guns More Than Double in 3 Years, Report Says

Tuesday  23:35,   25 april 2017
The New York Times

An analysis suggests that states with large numbers of concealed-carry permit holders and relaxed gun laws had more cases of road rage with firearms.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]

Louisiana Lawmakers Advance Bill to Abolish Death Penalty

Tuesday  23:35,   25 april 2017
NBC News

A bill to repeal capital punishment has advanced out of a state Senate committee.A Louisiana Senate committee voted 6-1 Tuesday to advance a bill — sponsored by a lawmaker who cited his Catholic faith — that would repeal the death penalty in the[...]

Toddler abducted at gunpoint found safe

Tuesday  23:26,   25 april 2017
CBS News

Police say armed California man abducted girl, threatened to commit "suicide by cop"MONTCLAIR, Calif. — A toddler who was abducted by her father at gunpoint in Southern California has been found safe, reports  CBS Los[...]

Explaining Spice, the Drug Found In Aaron Hernandez

Tuesday  22:16,   25 april 2017

Synthetic marijuana has been around since the early 2000s and has affected people from NFL players to the homeless.Most recently, spice again splashed across headlines following the suicide last week of former NFL star tight end and convicted[...]

Man in Love Triangle Allegedly Kills Lover After Ultimatum: 'It Was Either Her or the Other'

Tuesday  21:50,   25 april 2017

Man in Love Triangle Allegedly Kills Lover After Ultimatum: 'It Was Either Her or the Other'A statement obtained by PEOPLE confirms the arrest of William Chase Hargrove, 27. He is charged with the shooting death of Repkina, also 27. The[...]

A purse snatch, car chase, crash at school lead to felony charges for a 12-year-old

Tuesday  21:40,   25 april 2017
Miami Herald

MIAMI _ A simple purse snatching that escalated into a car and foot chase, a damaged police vehicle and a crash into a school ended with a 12-year-old and two 14-year-olds charged with a major felony.  The only adult in the group,[...]

Last-minute drama as Arkansas executes 2 in nation’s first-double execution since 2000

Tuesday  21:40,   25 april 2017

Arkansas executed two convicted killers scheduled to die by lethal injection Monday night after a brief flurry of legal wrangling by attorneys who claimed the first execution was botched. Video by[...]

Lawyers want Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction dismissed

Tuesday  21:21,   25 april 2017
Associated Press

Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez are formally asking that his first-degree murder conviction be dismissed in Massachusetts now that he has died.A spokesman for the Bristol district attorney's office says the motion was filed by defense[...]

Chicago passes 1,000 gunshot victims for the year, pace of violence close to 2016

Tuesday  21:16,   25 april 2017

Two people were killed and five others were wounded over a single hour in Chicago Monday as the number of gunshot victims this year passed the 1,000 mark. The city reached the grim milestone four days later than last year, which saw the[...]

Projected first-round pick Gareon Conley accused of rape

Tuesday  20:51,   25 april 2017
Larry Brown Sports

Gareon Conley has been named in a police report from a woman who claims he raped her, and the former Ohio State star insists the allegations are completely fabricated. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, a 23-year-old female[...]

The Bachelor's Chris Soules Arrested After Deadly Car Crash

Tuesday  20:40,   25 april 2017

Bachelor alum Chris Soules was arrested at 1:16 a.m. on Tuesday after a deadly car crash, PEOPLE confirms.  Video provided by[...]

Tad Cummins' Lawyer Defends Him: He 'Has No History of Violence'

Tuesday  19:22,   25 april 2017

Former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins' public defender Benjamin Galloway claims his client did not coerce, force or threaten his alleged kidnapping victim, 15-year-old student Elizabeth Thomas. In a statement to PEOPLE, Galloway says Cummins has[...]