News : Crime

Missouri prepares to execute its 2nd inmate of 2017

Tuesday  13:10,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate warn that the state is preparing to execute a potentially innocent man.Marcellus Williams, 48, is scheduled to die Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre for stabbing to death former St. Louis[...]

Iowa Couple Wins $3.25M After Adopted Son Is Reclaimed by Birth Parents and Then Murdered by Birth Father

Tuesday  11:23,   22 august 2017

An Iowa couple last week won $3.25 million in a malpractice lawsuit against their former lawyer after the baby boy they were in the process of adopting was reclaimed by his biological parents — and then murdered by one of them five weeks later.[...]

Natalee Holloway's final hours: New clues surface in teen's disappearance

Tuesday  05:55,   22 august 2017
FOX News

New details are emerging in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway. One of the Alabama high school students who was with Natalee Holloway on the 2005 graduation trip to Aruba during which she vanished is revealing new details about the final[...]

Police: Fla. drunk driver hits 17 cars while trying to park

Tuesday  02:40,   22 august 2017
CBS News

Authorities say Tony Futch, who previously had his license revoked for a DUI in 2013, had separate crashes while maneuvering his SUV around a parking lotDAVENPORT, Fla. - A 25-year-old Orlando man was arrested on DUI charges after he allegedly[...]

Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slender Man attack

Tuesday  00:21,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>One of two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man pleaded guilty Monday, but she still faces a trial in the case next month focused on her mental health.</p>Anissa [...]

170 rape kits, no investigations until Cook County, Ill. stepped in to seek justice

Monday  21:22,   21 august 2017

A man being charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an assisted-living center is the latest result of the county's effort to investigate rape kits found collecting dust in Robbins in 2013.&nbsp;At the time of the attack, the woman, who[...]

Northwestern prof, Oxford worker to stay jailed before trial

Monday  20:56,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

CHICAGO — The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then[...]

Bill Cosby Names Michael Jackson’s Attorney To Head Defense As Retrial For 2004 Rape Looms

Monday  20:26,   21 august 2017

The lawyer who helped Michael Jackson get acquitted of child molestation charges in 2005 will be leading Bill Cosby’s attempt to escape a decade behind bars if found guilty in his criminal case retrial for the alleged 2004 rape of Andrea Constand.[...]

Judge shot, wounded near Ohio courthouse; suspect killed

Monday  18:46,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

A judge was shot and wounded Monday morning as he walked toward his county's courthouse, and a suspect was killed after a probation officer returned fire, officials said. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot near the courthouse in [...]

Family outraged by charges filed in deadly crash involving best friends

Monday  17:51,   21 august 2017
CBS News

Carlee D'Arata faces one count of felony manslaughter while intoxicated for killing her best friend in an ATV accident now faces a felony manslaughter charge.Police say the driver was under the influence when the vehicle flipped over and[...]

'CEO of Purple Drank' tied to Lil' Wayne, Chris Brown gets 30 years in prison

Monday  16:20,   21 august 2017
Miami Herald

The Miami man believed to have supplied music stars Lil' Wayne and Chris Brown with painkiller-spiked soda drinks is headed to prison for 30 years.&nbsp;A federal judge sentenced Harrison Garcia, also known as Cuban Harry, four months after[...]

Renewed Push for Justice in 1997 Disappearance and Murder of Michigan Girl

Monday  15:57,   21 august 2017
NBC News

Jessica Phelps disappeared from her family's front yard on July 1, 1997.It was taken at her family's annual summer gathering in the summer of 1997. She's wearing a blue life jacket and had spent most of the day in the[...]

Prosecutors: Fatal stabbing part of 'sexual fantasies' between Ex-NU professor, Oxford employee

Monday  13:41,   21 august 2017

Chicago police were tipped off to the vicious slaying of a 26-year-old man at a downtown apartment building by a mysterious caller who warned of a possible crime taking place inside one of the residences, officials[...]

Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty

Monday  09:50,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

In a heinous case on the Navajo Nation, an 11-year-old girl was lured into a van, sexually assaulted and killed. The tribe did not seek to have the man who recently admitted to killing her put to death.American Indian tribes for decades have been[...]

Texas mom who left 2 toddlers in hot car 'to teach them a lesson' indicted

Sunday  21:45,   20 august 2017
FOX News

A Texas mother accused of leaving her two children in a hot car to "teach them a lesson," ultimately leading to their deaths, was indicted on Thursday.A Texas mother accused of killing her two children by locking them in a hot car to[...]