News : Crime

Boyfriend of Pregnant Woman Killed for Her Baby Reacts to Suspect's Confession

Wednesday  21:37,   13 december 2017
People

“She knew she did wrong, so she just probably accepted it,” Matheny tells PEOPLE exclusively of Brooke Crews, in his first comments about Crews’ guilty plea earlier this week in the death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, 22. “I think she[...]

Howell Donaldson III, accused Tampa killer, pleads not guilty

Wednesday  21:36,   13 december 2017
CNN

The man accused of fatally shooting four people during a killing spree that shocked Tampa, Florida, has entered a not guilty plea, a Hillsborough County court official said Tuesday. Howell "Trai" Donaldson III, 24, who was indicted last week on four [...]

Three Florida men charged after shark-dragging video goes viral

Wednesday  19:35,   13 december 2017
NBC News

Michael Wenzel, 21, Robert Lee Benac, III, 28, and Spencer Heintz, 23, have each been charged with two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty.Three Florida men have been charged in connection with a July video that shows a shark being dragged[...]

Tennessee prisons chief vows more private prison accountability

Wednesday  19:35,   13 december 2017
Associated Press

<p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's corrections chief says his department didn't fine the nation's largest private prison operator for staffing shortages later identified in an audit because the company seemed to be trying hard to fill[...]

NC prisons face changes following tragic year and Observer investigation

Wednesday  19:35,   13 december 2017
The Charlotte Observer

Changes are coming to North Carolina's prisons following five fatal assaults on prison workers and a Charlotte Observer investigation highlighting widespread dangers and corruption.&nbsp;Among other measures, the state says it is building[...]

Kids, porn off limits for Dennis Hastert, judge says

Wednesday  18:06,   13 december 2017
NBC News

It's not clear why a federal judge tightened restrictions on accused sex abuser Dennis Hastert, who was released from prison in July.A federal judge imposed the new restrictions without public explanation this week, a day after a sealed order in [...]

Pregnant Ohio Teen Reportedly Missing with Adult Cousin — Who Is a Wanted Fugitive

Wednesday  18:06,   13 december 2017
People

A missing and pregnant 14-year-old Ohio girl may be traveling with a fugitive 33-year-old man wanted for a parole violation and previously convicted of manslaughter, PEOPLE confirms. Annalys Clay, of Barberton, was reported missing Dec. 4 to Akron[...]

3rd trial for mom in 'Baby Lollipops' killing nearing an end

Wednesday  14:07,   13 december 2017
Associated Press

Closing arguments are set in the murder trial of a Florida mother accused of beating her toddler son to death in a case that riveted the Miami area decades ago. Ana Maria Cardona was convicted and sentenced to death twice before in the 1990 killing[...]

Death certificate says Charles Manson died of heart failure

Wednesday  03:35,   13 december 2017
Associated Press

Cult leader Charles Manson died of cardiac arrest accompanied by respiratory failure, triggered by colon cancer that had spread to other areas of his body, according to his death certificate.He died Nov. 19 at Bakersfield's Mercy Hospital, near[...]

Man Charged with Abuse in Death of 3-Year-Old Who Wouldn't Put on Her Pajamas: Officials

Wednesday  01:06,   13 december 2017
People

A Missouri man is charged in the death of a 3-year-old after authorities say he allegedly threw her on the floor multiple times last month because she wouldn’t follow his instructions to put on pajamas, PEOPLE confirms. Jalen Da’Shawn Vaden, of Carl [...]

Former 'Son of Sam' at New York hospital for heart ailment

Wednesday  01:06,   13 december 2017
Albany Times Union

<p>David Berkowitz, the serial killer who terrorized New York City in the 1970s and dubbed himself “Son of Sam,” is being treated at Albany Medical Center Hospital for a heart ailment, sources have confirmed.</p>News that Berkowitz was[...]

Kate Steinle case juror, defends decision, says murder was 'a freak accident'

Wednesday  01:05,   13 december 2017
FOX News

One of the jurors who last month found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of murdering Kate Steinle defended his decision, calling the 2015 shooting “a freak accident.” The juror, who asked not to be identified, told NBC Bay Area why the jury[...]

'Santa hat' thief burglarizing homes near Hollywood Hills

Tuesday  22:37,   12 december 2017
FOX News

A Grinch is burglarizing homes in the nation's second-largest city -- and, just like the devilish and green Dr. Seuss villain, he's sporting a Santa hat during the spree. The Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release a[...]

Sessions: FBI will 'probably' act in case Baltimore cop's death

Tuesday  22:37,   12 december 2017
MSN

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that the FBI would “probably” be able to act on Baltimore’s request for that agency to take over the investigation of a police detective killed in West Baltimore last month.&nbsp;Baltimore Police[...]

Man pleads not guilty to killing former NBA player Wright

Tuesday  22:36,   12 december 2017
Associated Press

A man charged with killing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright more than seven years ago in Tennessee has pleaded not guilty.Attorney John Keith Perry entered the plea during an arraignment hearing Tuesday for 46-year-old Billy Turner in[...]