News : Crime

Suspect in stabbing death back in Chicago

Saturday  08:45,   19 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>An Oxford University employee accused of killing a 26-year-old hair stylist was extradited to Chicago late Friday night.</p>Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren arrived in Chicago just before midnight from[...]

Police: Man posed as wife on Craigslist to frame her

Saturday  07:40,   19 august 2017
USA TODAY

A Pennsylvania man posed as his estranged wife on Craigslist in an attempt to frame her for his own murder, authorities say. Christian Koelsch, 30, of Washington Township was sentenced to up to 23 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to false[...]

Teen faces 10 felonies after car wreck

Saturday  03:40,   19 august 2017
USA TODAY

FRANKFORT, Ind. — A 17-year-old girl had drugs in her system and was driving faster than 100 mph when she crashed into a home, killing two children, police said. Alia Sierra, of Frankfort, Ind., faces 10 felony charges, including two counts of[...]

Judge rejects bid to end Roman Polanski's sex assault case

Saturday  02:52,   19 august 2017
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge on Friday denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski's victim to end a four-decade-old sexual assault case against the fugitive director. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski [...]

Suspected Serial Killer With Aliases in Multiple States Identified After 6 Slayings

Saturday  01:10,   19 august 2017
Time

(CONCORD, N.H.) — Authorities on Friday said they have confirmed the identity of a man suspected of killing six women and children while using numerous names in multiple states. The announcement came seven months after law enforcement officials said [...]

Cops: Man fatally beaten after argument over cannibalism

Saturday  00:35,   19 august 2017
CBS News

Justin Calhoun, 24, allegedly stabbed Mark Brann, 67, in both eyesKEY WEST, Fla. — A Key West man is dead after allegedly being beaten and stabbed in the eyes after an argument over cannibalism, reports CBS[...]

911 Call Released in Death of Boy, 3, Who Cops Say Was Left in Day Care Van

Saturday  00:06,   19 august 2017
Inside Edition

Myles Hill was found dead in Orlando on Aug. 7. A 911 recording has been released by Florida authorities in the case of a little boy who is believed to have died after being forgotten in a day car van for hours.In a call placed after 8 p.m. on[...]

Man convicted in killing after 'Jenny Jones' taping to be freed

Friday  17:15,   18 august 2017
USA TODAY

A man convicted of murdering another man days after they appeared on a taping of the Jenny Jones show about same-sex crushes is scheduled to get out of prison next week.&nbsp;DETROIT — A man convicted of murdering another man days[...]

Judge weighs removing death penalty for mass killer

Friday  12:35,   18 august 2017
Associated Press

A California judge is expected to rule Friday whether a convicted mass killer should be spared the death penalty because of a long-running scandal over authorities' use of jailhouse informants.Judge Thomas M. Goethals will decide whether[...]

Man accused of eating couple's faces won't face death penalty

Friday  09:35,   18 august 2017
USA TODAY

Austin Harrouff won’t be put to death if he’s convicted of his alleged crimes. The state isn’t pursuing the death penalty against the 20-year-old charged with two counts of first-degree murder with a weapon, attempted first-degree murder with a[...]

2 Men Charged After 9-Month-Old Boy Killed in Drive-By Shooting: Cops

Friday  02:50,   18 august 2017
Inside Edition

Shaquille Chamberlain, 18, and 20-year-old John Brown III, were taken into custody this week. Two young men have been charged in the death of a Mississippi infant who cops say was shot dead in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday.Grenada Assistant[...]

Man Pulled Out Fake AR-15 Because Friend Was Denied Ice Cream, Cops Say

Friday  00:06,   18 august 2017
LawNewz

On late Sunday night, a Florida man pulled out an air-soft AR-15 rifle because his friend was denied ice cream, says the Delray Beach Police Department. Jerry Alexander Henry faces one count of improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon or firearm,[...]

Man arrested after girlfriend dies in alleged suicide pact

Friday  00:06,   18 august 2017
CBS News

Katherine Goddard's daughter reportedly found the couple in their garage with a dryer vent fixed to the exhaust of the car , Flagler County deputies said. Bruce Haughton, 52, had a pulse and was breathing, but Goddard was unresponsive when[...]

Police: 'Inconsistencies' in Chicago man's claims that 3 people he killed were intruders

Thursday  21:35,   17 august 2017
MSN

Police say there are "inconsistencies" in a man's claims that he shot and killed three people after they broke into his home on the Southeast Side over the weekend.&nbsp;The man, in his 30s, was taken in for questioning after[...]

After 45 years, murder conviction scratched for Michigan man

Thursday  21:20,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

A man in prison for 45 years could be on the cusp of freedom after another man said he had no role in a 1971 murder in Detroit. A judge last week threw out Phillips' conviction and ordered a new trial. It's not clear if prosecutors will take that[...]