News : Crime

Ex-classmate accused of killing Blaze Bernstein boasted of religious faith, conservative views

Friday  21:35,   19 january 2018
Tribune News Service

The 20-year-old Newport Beach man facing a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of former high school classmate Blaze Bernstein spoke openly on social media about his Catholic faith and conservative political views. Samuel Lincoln Woodward wrote more [...]

California community rallies behind 13 victims in 'house of horrors' case

Friday  21:11,   19 january 2018
FOX News

A display of flowers, balloons and stuffed animals is growing outside the California home of the 13 children alleged to have been shackled and tortured by their parents as their community is rallying behind the victims. The children of David and[...]

Suspected Phoenix serial killer was an aspiring rapper

Friday  20:25,   19 january 2018

Before he was suspected of nine murders in Phoenix, Cleophus Cooksey was trying to be a rapper. Two years ago, Cooksey, who has been linked to nine killings over three weeks in the Phoenix metro area, was making YouTube videos of himself rapping[...]

Alameda County sheriff’s deputy charged with felony in jail beating

Friday  18:20,   19 january 2018
SF Gate

An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy accused of coordinating the assault of a jail inmate told six prisoners to “take care of him and make it look like he fell in the shower,” according to investigators. Joseph Bailey, 28, of Tracy, was charged[...]

California slaying suspect no longer charged in South Dakota

Friday  18:20,   19 january 2018
Associated Press

Authorities in South Dakota have dropped local charges against a California man who they say was arrested with his mother's body found in the vehicle he was driving. The procedural move by prosecutors clears the way for Lommen to be returned to [...]

Boy, 13, charged as adult in crossbow killing of 10-year-old

Friday  17:16,   19 january 2018
Associated Press

Prosecutors in Oklahoma have charged a 13-year-old boy with first-degree murder in the crossbow killing of a 10-year-old friend. The death happened last fall in the small town of Chandler, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City.[...]

The Latest: Couple plead not guilty to torture of children

Friday  05:00,   19 january 2018
Associated Press

The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local):2 p.m.The parents of 13 children and young adults have pleaded not guilty in a California court to numerous charges that[...]

Hate crime charges being considered in Blaze Bernstein death

Friday  01:21,   19 january 2018
CBS News

Suspect Samuel Woodward told investigators he became angry after Bernstein kissed him the night he disappeared . Asked if it could be considered a hate crime, Rackauckas said, "That's certainly an open question and we are in fact looking for[...]

80-year-old accused of bank robbery has decades-old record

Friday  00:04,   19 january 2018
Associated Press

The lanky, bespectacled man walked into a bank in a strip mall on Tucson's northern edge with a gun, demanded that a teller hand over an undisclosed amount of cash and made his escape on foot.Experts say the heist on Friday at the Pyramid[...]

2 killed in South Side shooting — first gun deaths in Chicago in 7 days

Thursday  22:51,   18 january 2018

Two men were shot to death as they sat in a car on the South Side early Thursday, Someone pulled up to their car in the 6600 block of South Evans Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood around 2:50 a.m. and fired, Chicago police[...]

Parents of 13 children charged with years of torture, abuse

Thursday  22:51,   18 january 2018
Associated Press

<p>The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family's Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with[...]

Deputy US marshal killed while serving Pennsylvania warrant

Thursday  22:50,   18 january 2018
Associated Press

<p>A U.S. deputy marshal was shot and killed in Pennsylvania's capital city and at least two other officers were wounded while attempting to serve an arrest warrant to a suspect who was also hit by return gunfire, authorities said on[...]

What to Know About Andrew Cunanan, the man who murdered a fashion legend

Thursday  21:25,   18 january 2018
Harper's Bazaar

The serial killer allegedly murdered five people, including fashion designer Gianni Versace, before killing[...]

Alleged Arizona serial killer murdered nine people in three-week span, police say

Thursday  20:53,   18 january 2018
FOX News

An Arizona man is accused of a stunning murder spree in which he killed nine people in three weeks -- a rampage that would make him one of the most prolific serial killers in the state's history.An Arizona man is accused of a stunning murder[...]

2 boys charged with felonies after half-million bees killed

Thursday  20:23,   18 january 2018

The boys, 12 and 13, face charges of criminal mischief, agricultural animal facilities offense and burglary."All of the beehives on the honey farm were destroyed and approximately 500,000 bees perished in the frigid temperatures," the release[...]