News : Crime

Trial over Ohio firefighter's arson death set for November

Monday  21:20,   27 february 2017
WLWT Cincinnati

A November trial has been scheduled for two men charged with murder and arson in a house fire that resulted in an Ohio firefighter's death.  A November trial has been scheduled for two men charged with murder and arson in a house fire [...]

ATF says Safe Streets employee led drug organization

Monday  20:06,   27 february 2017

The ATF is alleging that an employee of the city-funded violence intervention program Safe Streets was using its offices and his company cell phone to lead a drug trafficking organization involved in "several" shootings, authorities say in [...]

2 more jailed in fatal beating, robbery of Somali cab driver

Monday  20:05,   27 february 2017

Four men have now been arrested in the robbery and fatal beating of a Somali immigrant cab driver.Christen Glenn, 18, of Greensburg, and Daniel Russell, 19, of Youngstown, Ohio, were arrested Sunday in Youngstown, Pittsburgh police said.They[...]

New York, North Carolina: When should teen be tried as adult

Monday  19:50,   27 february 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. — Luis Padilla remembers the terror he felt as a 16-year-old arrested on a robbery charge and locked up with adults in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail. "Even now if I see a Rikers bus, I start to get jumpy and[...]

Judge rules Bill Cosby case to be decided by outside jury

Monday  19:50,   27 february 2017

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia judge has ruled that a jury from outside the area will hear the sexual assault case against actor Bill Cosby. Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill ruled Monday. He says the jury will be[...]

Flight attendant charged in fake bomb threat signs plea deal

Monday  18:56,   27 february 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. — A flight attendant accused of making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015 has signed a plea deal to avoid trial, but he could still end up spending decades in prison.Justin Cox-Sever, 23, of Tempe, Arizona, is accused[...]

3rd suspect in 2-year-old Lavontay White Jr.'s murder denied bail

Monday  16:35,   27 february 2017

The third suspect in the killing of 2-year-old Lavontay White Jr. and his uncle on Valentine's Day appeared in bond court Saturday. Jeremy Ellis, 19, of the 2200 block of South Kirkland Avenue, appeared at the Leighton Criminal Court[...]

Florida police chief, officer arrested in woman's fatal shooting at citizen's academy exercise

Monday  16:35,   27 february 2017
FOX News

A police chief and one of his officers are facing charges in the fatal shooting of a 73-year-old retired librarian during a police academy "shoot/don't shoot" class last summer.A Florida police chief and one of his officers are facing[...]

‘Slap on the wrist’: White classmate avoids jail in coat hanger assault of disabled black teen

Monday  16:21,   27 february 2017

The victim's parents called the deal unfair and stormed out before the hearing ended. The mayor called it a “slap on the wrist."The victim’s parents called the deal unfair and stormed out before the hearing ended, according to the[...]

Cosby to ask judge for outside jury for criminal trial

Monday  10:21,   27 february 2017

Actor Bill Cosby is set to return to a Pennsylvania courtroom Monday to ask a judge to bring in outside jurors in his criminal sex assault case. The hearing comes after the trial judge Friday ruled that only one other accuser can testify at [...]

Judge will hear from attorneys on police murder retrial

Monday  09:21,   27 february 2017

The judge who will preside over the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop plans to get an update from attorneys on pretrial progress in the case.Hamilton[...]

How a True-Crime Podcast Became a Mental-Health Support Group

Monday  01:35,   27 february 2017
The Atlantic

On the way to her first therapy appointment on a November morning in Lafayette, Louisiana, Windy Maitreme listened to her latest podcast obsession, My Favorite Murder. “If I don’t really focus on something, I worry about everything,”[...]

After a Killing: ‘I Only Wanted to Scare Them’

Sunday  22:05,   26 february 2017
The New York Times

A scuffle over a case of beer left in a South Bronx doorway ended with an aspiring rapper shot dead and an expectant father in jail.Her boyfriend, Maurilio Juárez, 21, was talking happily with his brother and sister, all of them in various states of [...]

Ancient murder victim's face digitally re-created

Sunday  17:20,   26 february 2017
CBS News

The face of a 1,400-year-old murder victim is seeing the light of day through digital reconstructionThe victim, a young Pictish man, met a grisly end when he was brutally murdered in what is now modern Scotland. Archaeologists found the man’s[...]

Man Accused of Posing As Uber Driver And Offering Free Ride to 15-Year-Old Before Assaulting Her

Sunday  03:21,   26 february 2017
Inside Edition

He's charged with kidnapping and sexual assault. The teen told police that she told Scott he was going the wrong way, authorities said.She also said she tried to escape the car a couple of times but that Scott held her inside, according to[...]