News : Crime

Man found fatally shot in snow among 4 wounded in Chicago shootings

Sunday  22:05,   10 december 2017
MSN

A man was found fatally shot lying in the snow, and at least three other men have been wounded in separate shootings since Saturday morning, Chicago police said. The fatal attack happened about 8:30 a.m. in the Fernwood neighborhood, in the [...]

Special Report: Inmate deaths reveal 'torturous' use of Tasers

Sunday  22:05,   10 december 2017
Reuters

By Peter Eisler, Jason Szep and Charles LevinsonSmith was 20 years old, pregnant and stripped nearly naked, standing in a cell in the Franklin County jail in Columbus, Ohio. She had been detained on charges of stabbing a boyfriend she’d accused of[...]

Officers spotted what they thought was gun before man shot one of them: Prosecutors

Sunday  18:51,   10 december 2017
MSN

Chicago police spotted what they suspected might be a gun in a man’s waistband and were trying to stop him before he opened fire on them Wednesday night, hitting one officer in the hand and the bulletproof vest, prosecutors said[...]

MS-13 foiled in attempt to kidnap, kill teen boy on Long Island, NY

Sunday  18:51,   10 december 2017
FOX News

Long Island cops say they foiled an MS-13 kidnapping and murder plot when they saw the intended victim being lured into a van.Long Island police say they foiled an MS-13 kidnapping and murder plot when they saw the intended 16-year-old male victim[...]

South Carolina serial killer says there are more victims

Sunday  16:35,   10 december 2017
Associated Press

A South Carolina man convicted of killing seven people says he has more victims who have not been discovered.The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports that, in an eight-page letter, Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators and[...]

Can You Prove Your Innocence Without DNA?

Sunday  05:50,   10 december 2017
The Atlantic

Earlier this year, I visited the New Jersey home of Jim McCloskey. For more than three decades, he has worked to exonerate the wrongly convicted.<br>Earlier this year, I visited the New Jersey home of Jim McCloskey. We sat at his dining-room[...]

California man freed after 15 years for shaken baby death

Sunday  04:36,   10 december 2017
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California man who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death was freed Saturday, one day after a judge set aside his conviction.Zavion Johnson, 34, walked out of the Sacramento County jail, where he was being[...]

Northern California shooter who killed 5 died by suicide

Sunday  01:21,   10 december 2017
Associated Press

Authorities now say a gunman who killed five people in rural Northern California community didn't die from a police bullet.In a final report Friday, the Tehama County Sheriff's Department said an autopsy determined 44-year-old Kevin Neal shot[...]

Court: 'Making a Murderer' defendant's confession stands

Saturday  15:51,   09 december 2017
Associated Press

A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series from prison, though one dissenting judge called the case "a profound[...]

Person of interest sought in Houston triple homicide, police say

Saturday  08:31,   09 december 2017
CBS News

Police found three people apparently shot to death Friday in the Houston area when responding to a call, the Harris County Sheriff's Office saidPolice found three people apparently shot to death Friday in the Houston area when responding to a[...]

84-year-old fatally shoots suspected burglar, fights off another

Saturday  06:57,   09 december 2017
CBS News

Don Lutz, 84, says he confronted the two suspects on Thursday morningIt all started around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday at Don Lutz's home. The 84-year-old, who sleeps with his gun under his pillow, said he was woken up by the sounds of shattering glass[...]

In 1960, she went to confession and vanished. Now we know the priest murdered her.

Saturday  00:50,   09 december 2017
MSN

Allegations persist that local church and elected officials cut a deal to cover up the murder of 25-year-old Irene Garza.She was a 25-year-old dark-haired former beauty queen, her high school’s first Latina drum majorette, the first in her family to [...]

Sandusky's son sentenced to prison for sexual abuse of girls

Friday  22:05,   08 december 2017
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of Jerry Sandusky’s sons is headed to prison after pleading guilty to pressuring a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asking her teen sister to perform a sex act. BELLEFONTE, Pa. — One of Jerry Sandusky’s sons is headed to prison after [...]

Witness: Make ex-wife's death 'look like a robbery'

Friday  22:05,   08 december 2017
Associated Press

A prosecution witness who secretly recorded conversations of a man accused of a failed murder-for-hire plot involving his ex-wife says he was told to "make it look like a robbery."The Valley News reports Mark Horne testified Thursday in[...]

Couple's story about Chicago robbery was 'unfounded,' charges pending, cops say

Friday  20:21,   08 december 2017
MSN

Charges were pending Thursday night against an out-of-town couple who falsely claimed they were robbed at knifepoint of a $12,000 engagement ring while they were downtown early Thursday, police said. The pair, both 27 and from out of town,[...]