News : Crime

Closing arguments set in blogger beheading plot trial

Tuesday  13:56,   17 october 2017
Associated Press

Attorneys are set to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. Closing arguments in David Wright's trial are expected Tuesday in Boston's federal[...]

Ohio man charged in 4 slayings still held without bond

Tuesday  13:56,   17 october 2017
Associated Press

A man charged in the slayings of three adults and a young boy in southern Ohio continues to be held without bond. The Ironton Tribune reports 23-year-old Arron Lawson waived a bond hearing on Monday in Ironton Municipal Court.He was ordered held[...]

Ohio Mom Says She Was Insane When She Murdered Daughter, 5, Whose Body Was Found Hidden in Family's Restaurant

Tuesday  03:11,   17 october 2017

An Ohio mother last week pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to allegations that she murdered her 5-year-old daughter in January, PEOPLE confirms. MingMing Chen, 29, is scheduled to be tried on charges of murder, tampering with evidence,[...]

First Waco biker trial could have domino effect on others

Tuesday  00:38,   17 october 2017
Associated Press

<p>Steel barriers and sheriff's deputies surrounded the courthouse in Waco, Texas, in a show of heightened security as the trial began for an alleged leader of the Bandidos biker gang in connection to the deadliest shootout between biker[...]

Son steals parents' money, leaves dad at funeral home

Monday  23:23,   16 october 2017

Janet and William Powers bought a house in the Florida city where their son was living so that when they could no longer live independently, they could move into a mother-in-law suite at the home. There, they could live out their final years — cared [...]

Bizarre $1.2 million fajitas theft scheme leads to arrest

Monday  22:06,   16 october 2017
FOX News

A Texas man was charged with felony theft after investigators linked him to an odd plot to steal more than $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years, the Brownsville Herald reported. Former Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department employee[...]

Burning death trial goes to 2nd day of jury deliberations

Monday  22:06,   16 october 2017
Associated Press

Jurors deliberated more than four hours Sunday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a Mississippi man charged with burning a woman to death in 2014.BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Jury deliberations have resumed in the trial of a Mississippi man[...]

Robert Durst to appear in court as prosecutors gather witness testimony in his murder case

Monday  22:05,   16 october 2017
Tribune News Service

Robert Durst — the idiosyncratic New York real estate tycoon who lived for years under the suspicion of authorities — is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday for a hearing at which prosecutors will gather early witness testimony[...]

He confessed to murdering 11 Texas girls. But was he their killer?

Monday  20:54,   16 october 2017

He called them "the eleven who went to heaven."A six-part documentary series on A&E, starting Thursday, will examine the long-unsolved murders of 11 young women in and around Galveston in the 1970s — and the man who says he's[...]

Mother and Son Sentenced to Prison for Killing Estranged Husband

Monday  17:25,   16 october 2017

Laura Rideout and her son Colin Rideout were sentenced to 26 years to life in prison on Friday for the cover-up and murder of Laura’s estranged husband and Colin’s father Craig Rideout, according to multiple outlets. Both Laura, 46, and Colin, 24,[...]

2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

Monday  17:24,   16 october 2017
CBS News

Surgeons at a Georgia hospital won't perform procedure because child's father, who is a 110 percent match, served time in prisonBurgess, who only weighs 25 pounds at age 2, spent 10 months in a neonatal intensive care unit. Dickerson was[...]

2 Texas doctors accused of hiring a hit man in a bizarre murder plot

Monday  16:02,   16 october 2017
CBS News

When two Texas doctors meet, it seems like true love -- but police say the couple had some unfinished business with their former partnersMoataz Azzeh, a decorated former U.S. Army soldier who pretended to take on a hit job for two Houston area[...]

A Gun to His Head as a Child. In Prison as an Adult.

Monday  15:50,   16 october 2017
The New York Times

Taking childhood trauma into account means asking inmates ‘What happened to you?’ instead of ‘What is wrong with you?’LEBANON, Conn. — Rob Sullivan still remembers the gun and the sound of his mother’s high-pitched pleas. Two thieves had burst into[...]

TIMELINE: What Happened The Day Jessica Chambers was Murdered

Monday  15:50,   16 october 2017

The following is a timeline pieced together by the LawNewz Network based on testimony at trial during the state’s case in chief. The defense may refute some of the times and details. We will continue to update this timeline as testimony[...]

New details emerge in case of teen found dead in hotel freezer

Monday  14:26,   16 october 2017
CBS News

Dozens of police reports and witness statements shed new light on the case of woman found dead in a hotel's walk-in freezerCBS Chicago reports the new details include that Jenkins was found by a hotel worker lying face down on her side. She had[...]