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The Presidential Assassin That History Forgot

Wednesday  19:38,   26 april 2017
Ozy

Charles Guiteau always thought he'd make history. He did when he shot President Garfield.“[Guiteau’s] teeth were clenched and his mouth closed firmly. His eye was steady, and his face presented the appearance of a brave man, who is determined[...]

The Presidential Assassin That History Forgot

Wednesday  19:38,   26 april 2017
Ozy

Charles Guiteau always thought he'd make history. He did when he shot President Garfield.“[Guiteau’s] teeth were clenched and his mouth closed firmly. His eye was steady, and his face presented the appearance of a brave man, who is determined[...]

Bridgeport restaurant murder suspect arrested in Florida

Wednesday  18:30,   26 april 2017
Connecticut Post

BRIDGEPORT—The man suspected of murdering Cristobal Hernandez at a local restaurant last year was arrested Tuesday in Florida. Police say that Douglas Rivas, 34, shot and killed Hernandez in the El Paraiso Restaurant on September 29, 2016. “On April [...]

Woman found trapped in hole inside Blanchester, Ohio shed

Wednesday  17:16,   26 april 2017
WLWT Cincinnati

A woman was found trapped in a hole inside a shed at a Blanchester home Wednesday, police said. Dennis Dunn was arrested at 113 Central Avenue at 8:15[...]

The Brash Plan to Defend Bill Cosby: "Rehabilitate His Reputation" at Trial

Wednesday  17:00,   26 april 2017
The Hollywood Reporter

In her first extensive interview ahead of the June 5 court showdown, the comic's lead attorney Angela Agrusa opens up about how she can counter public perception of a serial rapist (it involves a theory of " memory creation") and win[...]

How the 'Servant Girl Annihilator' Terrorized 1880s Austin

Wednesday  16:25,   26 april 2017
Mental Floss

He's been called America's first serial killer.Just two decades prior to the murders, Austin was a “rustic cowtown with a population below 5000,” writes Skip Hollandsworth, a journalist at Texas Monthly and author of The Midnight Assassin:[...]

Bill Cosby’s daughter unexpectedly speaks out in his defense

Wednesday  15:56,   26 april 2017
New York Daily News

The youngest of Bill Cosby’s children mounted a fierce defense of the scandal-scarred standup in an unexpected Wednesday statement. “I know that my father loves me, loves my sisters and my mother. He loves and respects women. He is not abusive,[...]

Arizona man convicted of killing best friend, woman, 4 kids

Wednesday  13:36,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

<p>An Arizona prisoner was convicted Tuesday of the gruesome killings of his best friend, the man's girlfriend and her four young children 12 years ago in what prosecutors called a crime motivated by money.</p>A jury found Preston Strong,[...]

Court documents: Mother had abused teen in kidnapping case

Wednesday  12:16,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who authorities say was kidnapped by her teacher had endured months of abuse at the hands of her mother, according to court documents, making her particularly vulnerable to an adult predator. The mother is scheduled to[...]

Court documents: Mother had abused teen in kidnapping case

Wednesday  12:16,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who authorities say was kidnapped by her teacher had endured months of abuse at the hands of her mother, according to court documents, making her particularly vulnerable to an adult predator. The mother is scheduled to[...]

Jury to begin weighing sentence for police ambush killer

Wednesday  09:15,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

A jury is expected to begin weighing the sentence for a gunman who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries.Eric Frein could be sentenced to death in the 2014 ambush that[...]

Marine veteran gunned down in McDonald's drive-thru

Wednesday  09:12,   26 april 2017
USA TODAY

Loved ones are mourning a former U.S. Marine gunned down early Sunday in an apparent road-rage shooting at a McDonald's drive-thru in Bedford, Ind. Justin N. Lampkins, 25, was shot about 1:20 a.m. ET Sunday outside McDonald's, 3302 16th St., [...]

Teens storm BART train, rob passengers, cops say

Wednesday  09:12,   26 april 2017
CBS News

Train passengers were robbed, and in some cases beaten, when dozens of juveniles forced them to give up their property, police saidBART Police said witnesses reported that 50 to 60 juveniles jumped the fare gates going to the platform. After[...]

New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

Wednesday  09:12,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

The nation's first double execution in more than 16 years raised a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber? A lawyer who watched Monday's executions in[...]

Victim told friend if she was harmed that Durst 'did it'

Wednesday  09:07,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

Years before Susan Berman was executed in her home, she foretold her fate and named her best friend, New York real estate heir Robert Durst, as her assailant, a close friend testified Tuesday.A nervous Berman summoned Miriam Barnes to her New York[...]