News : Crime

Suspect in Vegas casino picnic shooting arrested in Texas

Thursday  22:27,   19 april 2018
Associated Press

A former Las Vegas Strip casino dealer on the run for days after authorities say he opened fire on a picnic for a group of fellow employees, killing one, was arrested Thursday in Texas. Anthony J. Wrobel, 42, was taken into custody by sheriff's[...]

Jurors who sent killer nanny to jail didn't believe her defense

Thursday  22:26,   19 april 2018
New York Daily News

Manhattan jurors who sent a killer nanny to jail for the rest of her life said they anguished over the decision, and the emotional trial. Shortly after finding Yoselyn Ortega guilty in the grisly stabbing deaths of two children she cared for in[...]

Former 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star testifies in son's attempted murder case

Thursday  22:26,   19 april 2018
Tribune News Service

A former star of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and her ex-husband testified Wednesday in their son's attempted-murder case that they discussed legal strategies with him during phone conversations that they didn't know were [...]

Ohio Supreme Court upholds death penalty constitutionality

Thursday  22:26,   19 april 2018
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of the state's three-decades-old death penalty law, rejecting a challenge that argued juries and not judges should impose death sentences. The court ruled against[...]

New sentencing date for man who tried to help Islamic State

Thursday  22:07,   19 april 2018
Associated Press

A federal judge has rescheduled sentencing for an Ohio man convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group.U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus on Wednesday in Columbus rescheduled Aaron Daniels sentencing from April 26 to May 24. Daniels pleaded[...]

Nebraska death penalty hearing for Patrick Schroeder

Thursday  21:00,   19 april 2018
KETV Omaha

A two-time killer says he's ready to die and he doesn't want to fight state prosecutors who will make that case Thursday. Patrick Schroeder was convicted of strangling his cellmate at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.Schroeder was[...]

Santeria, a fugitive killer and a corpse missed by cops. The story ends in prison

Thursday  20:31,   19 april 2018
Miami Herald

Fifteen years ago, a Miami jeweler named Hugo Quesada stabbed his estranged wife and her stepfather to death in a row over his attempt to become a priest in the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion. He then escaped to Argentina, where he lived for years[...]

Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's death

Thursday  20:30,   19 april 2018
Associated Press

The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died said Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in the musician's death, effectively ending the state's two-yearLoad[...]

Aging death row: Is executing old or infirm inmates cruel?

Thursday  18:40,   19 april 2018
Associated Press

Vernon Madison has spent decades on Alabama's death row. Now 67, Madison has suffered from strokes and dementia and his lawyers say he no longer recalls the crime that put him there: the 1985 killing of a police officer. His speech is slurred,[...]

Alleged East Coast leader of MS-13 facing New York charges

Thursday  18:35,   19 april 2018
Associated Press

Drug Enforcement Administration agents have brought the alleged East Coast crime boss of the notorious street gang MS-13 to New York to face murder conspiracy and drug-trafficking charges. Authorities say Miguel Angel Corea Diaz ordered beatings and [...]

Everything to Know About the Killer Grandmother on the Run

Thursday  18:00,   19 april 2018
The Cut

While Lois Riess’s whereabouts are unknown, she is believed to be driving her second victim’s car.A nationwide manhunt is currently underway for 56-year-old Lois Riess, better known as the “gambling grandma” from Minnesota, who’s on the run after[...]

New York Gov. Cuomo grants 35,000 paroled felons right to vote; GOP sees 'power grab'

Thursday  16:34,   19 april 2018
FOX News

In an executive order signed Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted some 35,000 paroled felons the right to vote. The move by the second-term Democrat came after state Republicans blocked a bill in the state Senate.“I’m unwilling to take no[...]

Former nurse blamed ‘voices in her head’ for Texas deaths, lawyer says

Thursday  16:26,   19 april 2018
mySA

Convicted child killer Genene Jones confessed at least three times to giving overdoses to babies in her care, at one point admitting “I didn’t kill the babies, the voices in my head did,” an attorney testified Wednesday at a hearing that turned into [...]

New York nanny convicted in stabbing deaths of two young children

Thursday  15:52,   19 april 2018
Reuters

A New York nanny was found guilty on Wednesday of stabbing to death two children in her care at their luxury Manhattan apartment, in a case that drew national headlines. A jury unanimously rejected the insanity defense of Yoselyn Ortega, 55, whose[...]

Deadly South Carolina prison riot exposes staffing shortage

Thursday  14:07,   19 april 2018
Reuters

<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 [...]