News : Crime

Condemned police ambush killer back in court for sentence

Friday  01:59,   28 april 2017
Associated Press

A gunman condemned to die for a 2014 sniper attack that killed a Pennsylvania trooper and injured a second arrived at the courthouse Thursday for his formal sentencing, one of his last stops before heading to the state's crowded death row.Eric[...]

In Arkansas, Behind the Executioner’s Shroud

Friday  01:58,   28 april 2017
The New York Times

Two New York Times reporters were on hand, in a media room, when the state executed an inmate before a lethal injection drug was set to expire.Arkansas’s supply of midazolam, the first drug in the cocktail, is set to expire at the end of April, and, [...]

'He Kills Witnesses': Hollywood Producer Testifies in Durst Case

Friday  01:58,   28 april 2017
NBC News

Durst is accused of murdering a friend because he feared she would implicate him in the disappearance of his wife.Lynda Obst, who produced "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Interstellar," was the second so-called secret witness asked to testify at[...]

Chris Soules' phone use could determine outcome in fatal crash

Friday  01:58,   28 april 2017
New York Daily News

If "Bachelor" star Chris Soules was using his phone at the time of the fatal crash on Monday, he could face a more serious crime. Soules, 35, rear-ended a trailer on Monday night while driving his pickup truck and the driver of the trailer [...]

Pa. bicycling bank robber busted, police say

Friday  01:58,   28 april 2017
WGAL Lancaster-Harrisburg

A bank robber caught on video dropping thousands of dollars while biking away from the scene of the crime has been captured, according to Springettsbury Township Police. A bank robber caught on video dropping thousands of dollars while[...]

Delaware cop killer suspect still barricaded in Middletown home, shoots at police overnight

Thursday  16:50,   27 april 2017
USA TODAY

<p>More than 18 hours after the fatal shooting of a Delaware State Police trooper, a suspect remained barricaded early Thursday in a Brick Mill Farm development home north of Middletown.</p>The suspect continues to fire shots at police[...]

Slain friend of Robert Durst once posed as his missing wife - testimony

Thursday  15:51,   27 april 2017
Reuters

<p>Real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in HBO series "The Jinx," had his close friend Susan Berman make a phone call pretending to be his missing wife, a former acquaintance of Berman testified on [...]

Elizabeth Thomas' father files for divorce

Thursday  15:21,   27 april 2017
USA TODAY

Elizabeth Thomas' father files for divorceAccording to the filing, the couple have 10 children with four under age 18, including Elizabeth[...]

Elizabeth Thomas' father files for divorce

Thursday  15:21,   27 april 2017
USA TODAY

Elizabeth Thomas' father files for divorceAccording to the filing, the couple have 10 children with four under age 18, including Elizabeth[...]

Inmates Used Dark Web, Cellphones to Swap Child Porn, Feds Say

Thursday  12:37,   27 april 2017
NBC News

<p>Inmates at a federal prison in New Jersey have been swapping child pornography while behind bars, using smuggled cellphones, data cards and the dark web, authorities said Wednesday.</p>Videos and photos of kids being abused — including[...]

Dad reveals Hawaii site where he says he dumped dead son

Thursday  12:32,   27 april 2017
Associated Press

<p>The father of a Hawaii boy who went missing 20 years ago rode in a van with police and prosecutors last weekend, leading them to the site where he says he dumped his dead son's remains.</p>Peter Kema Sr., wearing a jail jumpsuit and[...]

What does the word 'witness' mean in an Arkansas execution?

Thursday  12:31,   27 april 2017
Associated Press

<p>About two dozen people witness each execution in Arkansas.</p>Arkansas has executed three men in the past week, with a fourth one set Thursday[...]

Murderer probed in fatal prison assault of young guard

Thursday  10:17,   27 april 2017
CBS News

<p>A prison sergeant died after being assaulted Wednesday evening by an inmate, reports CBS Greenville, N.C. affiliate WNCT-TV.</p>WINDSOR, N.C. -- A prison sergeant died after being assaulted Wednesday evening by an inmate, reports CBS[...]

Arkansas prepares to conclude aggressive execution schedule

Thursday  09:26,   27 april 2017
Associated Press

Arkansas will reach the end of an aggressive execution schedule Thursday as it prepares for a fourth lethal injection in a week after initially planning twice as many over an 11-day period.Kenneth Williams, 38, is set to die for killing a former[...]

Suspected arsonist in custody after 2 fires in Trump Hotel

Thursday  08:00,   27 april 2017
Associated Press

<p>Officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate fires were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.</p>The Clark County Fire Department released a statement saying toasters, towels and[...]