News : Crime

Friend of 'Serial' Murder Victim Claims Adnan Syed's Alibi Witness Is Unreliable: 'She's Riding the Publicity'

Thursday  21:57,   26 april 2018
People

A friend of the slain victim at the center of the hit podcast Serial says Adnan Syed‘s alibi witness at his upcoming murder retrial is unreliable, accusing her of “riding the publicity” she has garnered from the case. A woman who identified [...]

Police scour central Maine for deputy's suspected killer as manhunt enters its second day

Thursday  21:57,   26 april 2018
Tribune News Service

<p>Authorities believe a fugitive suspected of shooting and killing a Somerset County sheriff's deputy early Wednesday morning remained in the Somerset County area on Thursday, the second day of a nationwide manhunt.</p>Investigators[...]

Daughter babysat for accused East Area Rapist, shocked parents say

Thursday  21:21,   26 april 2018
SF Gate

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Sacramento County — Jeannie and her husband, Bob, were nervous Wednesday as they waited to hear back from their daughter.&nbsp;CITRUS HEIGHTS, Sacramento County — Jeannie and her husband, Bob, were nervous Wednesday as they[...]

'Cocaine cowboy' gets 11 years in prison after 26 years as fugitive

Thursday  18:46,   26 april 2018
FOX News

A fugitive dubbed the last of Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison after being a fugitive for 26 years. Gustavo Falcon, 56, aka “Taby,” played a key role in one of the biggest drug trafficking operations of the[...]

Lyle Menendez Describes Reunion with Brother Erik Years After They Murdered Parents: 'Remarkable Moment'

Thursday  18:40,   26 april 2018
People

The last time Erik and Lyle Menendez saw each other in person was on September 10, 1996, when the two brothers were found guilty of first-degree murder in the 1989 shooting deaths of their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez.&nbsp;For more than two [...]

Ohio man accused in terror plot seeks early prison release

Thursday  18:36,   26 april 2018
Associated Press

An Ohio man has unsuccessfully asked a judge to release him from his 22-year prison sentence on a terrorism conviction.&nbsp;Court records show Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud) wrote Judge Michael Watson on April 18 [...]

He killed his parents and his sister 40 years ago. Should he get parole?

Thursday  18:31,   26 april 2018
The Boston Globe

A Topsfield, Mass. man sentenced to a life in prison without parole for killing his mother, father, and sister when he was a teenager 40 years ago will appear before the state parole board on Thursday morning, prosecutors said.&nbsp;Alfred[...]

15 years later, painful reminder of 2 officers' deaths during land-dispute standoff may be removed

Thursday  17:45,   26 april 2018
WYFF 4 Greenville-Spartanburg

Fifteen years ago, two law officers were killed by an Upstate family during a land dispute.&nbsp;For many living in the small town of Abbeville, a boarded-up house along Highway 72 serves as a constant reminder of the violence that took place[...]

Disappearance of two Okla. girls stumped police for 18 years. Then they learned about the Polaroids.

Thursday  17:23,   26 april 2018
MSN

This week police named three men they said were responsible for the abduction and killing of the girls in 1999.There were rumored to be about a dozen pictures, secreted away in a soft leather briefcase. In some images, the two missing 16-year-old[...]

Bill Cosby’s Lawyer Fell Asleep in Court

Thursday  17:16,   26 april 2018
Vulture.com

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San Antonio, Texas high school seniors had troubled relationship prior to murder-suicide, friends say

Thursday  16:36,   26 april 2018
mySA

Clarissa Riojas was set to graduate from Highlands High School this summer.&nbsp;But her plans -- and her life -- were cut short around 8 a.m. Wednesday when her ex-boyfriend, 19-year-old Louis Nickerson, broke into her apartment in the 3900[...]

Manhunt for John Williams, suspect in murder of deputy sheriff, continues in Maine

Thursday  16:10,   26 april 2018
The Boston Globe

The search continues in Maine Thursday for the man accused of murdering Somerset County Deputy Sheriff Corporal Eugene Cole early Wednesday - the same day the suspect was due in a Massachusetts courtroom for a illegal gun possession case. Cole was[...]

She stalked the Golden State Killer until she died. Some think her work led to the suspect’s arrest.

Thursday  16:06,   26 april 2018
MSN

Michelle McNamara wrote the book on California's serial killer. An arrest was made Wednesday. 'I think you got him,' husband Patton Oswalt said.She knew his blood type, his build, his habits and the way he breathed. She knew his twisted[...]

Man in U.S. illegally sentenced to death in slaying of officers

Thursday  09:56,   26 april 2018
Tribune News Service

A man living in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to the death penalty for the 2014 killing of a Northern California sheriff's deputy and a detective.&nbsp;The Sacramento Bee reports that Luis Bracamontes smiled during Wednesday's[...]

The possible crimes linked to the alleged Golden State Killer

Thursday  09:56,   26 april 2018
CNN

At a news conference Wednesday, authorities expressed belief that former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, committed 12 killings and at least 50 rapes across California in the 1970s and 1980s. DeAngelo was arrested Tuesday night after[...]