News : Crime

Man who was 'gathering souls' shoots 4, kills 1 within hours, officials say

Tuesday  23:32,   17 april 2018
FOX News

A Wisconsin man told a childhood friend he was “gathering souls” last week before shooting him and three other people, killing one, within a three-hour period, officials said Monday. Joevashaun Ward, 37, was charged Monday after shooting dead one[...]

Beauty queen wife voices concerns for 'El Chapo' health

Tuesday  22:01,   17 april 2018
AFP

The young wife of accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Tuesday spoke publicly for the first time since her husband was extradited to the United States last year, voicing concern for his health in solitary confinement.[...]

El Chapo seeks talk with judge during upcoming court appearance

Tuesday  19:51,   17 april 2018
New York Daily News

El Chapo would like to discuss his jail conditions, money for his defense and his mental state in Brooklyn Federal Court on Tuesday.The Mexican drug kingpin would like to personally discuss his jail conditions, money for his defense and his mental[...]

Lawyer: El Chapo's mental health is deteriorating

Tuesday  19:36,   17 april 2018
Associated Press

The lawyer for notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says his client's mental health is deteriorating. Eduardo Balarezo told reporters on Tuesday that he's seeking a psychological evaluation for Guzman before he goes to [...]

Prosecutors lay out their case against Robert Durst, arguing he should stand trial for murder

Tuesday  19:02,   17 april 2018
Tribune News Service

LOS ANGELES - Grisly autopsy photos flashed on the screen in the Los Angeles courtroom. LOS ANGELES - Grisly autopsy photos flashed on the screen in the Los Angeles courtroom. One focused on the spot where a bullet tore through the back of[...]

Lois Riess, grandmother accused of killing her husband, may also have killed a woman

Tuesday  19:01,   17 april 2018
CNN

A nationwide manhunt is underway for a grandmother known as "Losing Streak Lois" to authorities, who believe she killed her husband last month in Minnesota, then killed a woman in Florida, likely in a bid to steal her identity. Lois[...]

Closing arguments begin in Atlanta attorney's murder trial

Tuesday  18:41,   17 april 2018
Associated Press

Closing arguments are underway in the murder trial of an Atlanta attorney who fatally shot his wife. TThere's no question that 75-year-old Claud "Tex" McIver shot 64-year-old Diane McIver in September 2016. Jurors will have to decide whether they[...]

Trial of men accused in Somali immigrant bomb plot nears end

Tuesday  18:41,   17 april 2018
Associated Press

Attorneys are set to make their closing arguments to jurors deciding the fate of three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in Kansas. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen are[...]

Trial of men accused in Somali immigrant bomb plot nears end

Tuesday  18:41,   17 april 2018
Associated Press

Attorneys are set to make their closing arguments to jurors deciding the fate of three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in Kansas. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen are[...]

Was Nanny Insane When She Killed 2 Children? Jury Hears Closing Arguments

Tuesday  17:31,   17 april 2018
The New York Times

During summations, a prosecutor said Yoselyn Ortega stabbed two children in her care to spite their mother, while her lawyer argued she suffered psychosis.A former nanny who fatally stabbed two small children in her care planned and carried out the[...]

Judge rules jury can hear Bill Cosby quaaludes testimony

Tuesday  17:17,   17 april 2018
Associated Press

A judge is allowing jurors to hear Bill Cosby's deposition testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex. Judge Steven O'Neill ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can read the testimony into the record at Cosby's retrial on charges he[...]

Judge rules jury can hear Bill Cosby quaaludes testimony

Tuesday  17:16,   17 april 2018
Associated Press

A judge is allowing jurors to hear Bill Cosby's deposition testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex. Judge Steven O'Neill ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can read the testimony into the record at Cosby's retrial on charges he[...]

Kidnap drama involving 2 boys unfolds in Iowa

Tuesday  17:05,   17 april 2018
CBS News

They were found safe but no word on fate of alleged abductor; authorities said me might be armed and suicidalAuthorities were seeking Jason Taylor Milroy, who was described as a 27-year-old male, 5'8, 135 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He's [...]

Kidnap drama involving 2 boys unfolds in Iowa

Tuesday  17:05,   17 april 2018
CBS News

They were found safe but no word on fate of alleged abductor; authorities said me might be armed and suicidalAuthorities were seeking Jason Taylor Milroy, who was described as a 27-year-old male, 5'8, 135 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He's [...]

California’s plan to keep executions partially secret draws media lawsuit

Tuesday  16:46,   17 april 2018
SF Gate

With the prospect of executions resuming in California, news organizations are suing state prison officials for their plans to conceal some of the lethal injection process from reporters and witnesses, and to pull the curtain if the drugs fail to[...]