News : Crime

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

Friday  17:15,   18 august 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

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. 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 SPORTS

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. 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[...]

These are the safest cities in America, according to FBI data and SafeWise

Thursday  19:36,   17 august 2017
Houston Chronicle

Thinking about making a move? Money might be at the top of your concern list, but personal safety is a must too. That's why the folks at SafeWise have compiled a list of the top 50 cities in America based on FBI crime[...]

NY woman dies defending family in four-borough gunfight

Thursday  19:05,   17 august 2017
New York Daily News

The woman shot to death on a Queens street corner died defending her fiancé’s family during a Hatfields-and-McCoys-type fracas, sources said. Teriana Holcombe, 21, a day care center worker, was hit in the head by a bullet on the corner of[...]

Dalia Dippolito to Serve Jail Time During Appeal in Murder-for-Hire Case

Thursday  18:56,   17 august 2017
LawNewz

A Florida judge has ruled against Dalia Dippolito in her attempt to remain free as she appeals her conviction for plotting to have her husband Mike Dippolito killed in 2009Dippolito was sentenced to 16 years in prison for her crime, but she is[...]

'They haven't brought my baby home yet'; 911 calls released in toddler's death at daycare

Thursday  18:22,   17 august 2017
WESH Orlando

Recordings of 911 calls released Wednesday shed new light on the investigation into the death of 3-year-old Myles Hill, who was found lying lifeless last week in a day care van. "I called the lady who owned the day care and they seem like[...]

Pennsylvania road rage shooting suspect waives hearing

Thursday  17:20,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man charged with fatally shooting an 18-year-old woman during a road rage encounter has waived his preliminary hearing. That means 28-year-old David Desper, of Trainer, will head to trial. A formal arraignment is[...]

Catholic school teacher convicted of child rape freed early

Thursday  17:20,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — A former Catholic school teacher convicted of raping a child was released more than a decade early from prison on Wednesday after a judge threw out his conviction amid questions about his accuser's truthfulness.Rather than face a[...]

Teen mom charged with Ohio murder still free on bond

Thursday  16:48,   17 august 2017
WLWT Cincinnati

<p>A Warren County, Ohio teen, accused of murdering her newborn, will remain free on bond. Brooke Skylar Richardson appeared in court Tuesday morning for a pre-trial hearing.</p>Judge Don Oda set the schedule for the case as it moves forward,[...]