News : Crime

Golden State Killer: A primer on an elusive predator

Thursday  00:01,   26 april 2018
Los Angeles Times

Here is a primer on the Golden State Killer from the pages of the Los Angeles Times: Q: What do we know about the Golden State Killer?A: The killer is believed to be responsible for 12 slayings, 45 rapes and more than 120 residential burglaries[...]

A look at well-known serial killers in the US since 1971

Wednesday  23:36,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

A former police officer who authorities suspect was an elusive serial killer who committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s was arrested Wednesday. A law enforcement official[...]

Law enforcement official identifies suspected California serial killer

Wednesday  22:20,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Law enforcement official identifies suspected California serial killer as former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo. PREVIOUS: Authorities in California plan to make a "major announcement" in the case of an elusive serial[...]

1 of 2 Dallas police officers shot at Home Depot dies

Wednesday  21:55,   25 april 2018

<p>One of two police officers shot at a Home Depot in northeast Dallas Tuesday afternoon has died, Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said Wednesday morning.</p><p></p>One of two police officers shot at a Home Depot in northeast Dallas[...]

Man paralyzed after being shot on way home from church in Baltimore

Wednesday  20:01,   25 april 2018
WBAL TV Baltimore

A man returning home from church is one of the latest victims during an especially violent month in Baltimore City.&nbsp;Sally Yancey-Boodram had just put her feet up when she heard two[...]

Dallas police shooting: 2 officers and a civilian are fighting for their lives

Wednesday  19:56,   25 april 2018

Two Dallas police officers and a civilian shot at a Home Depot remain in critical condition, police in the Texas city said Wednesday.The officers have been identified as Crystal Almeida and Rogelio Santander, both three-year veterans, according to a [...]

Golden State Killer case: Ex-cop arrested in serial murder-rape cold case

Wednesday  19:42,   25 april 2018
NBC News

A 72-year-old man named Joseph James DeAngelo, who appears to fit the description of the elusive California killer, was arrested overnight, sources say.A decades-long search for the "Golden State KIller" — who police say committed 12 murders, 45[...]

Pennsylvania murder-suicide sparked by love triangle, police say

Wednesday  18:50,   25 april 2018
Los Angeles Times

<p>On paper, Meredith Chapman and Jennair Gerardot had plenty in common.</p>Both were well-educated, accomplished women with backgrounds in marketing. Both had notable ties to Delaware: Chapman once ran for office there, and worked for much of [...]

Texas to execute man convicted of killing two at birthday party

Wednesday  13:36,   25 april 2018

<p>Texas plans to execute on Wednesday a man convicted of opening fire at a children's birthday party in 2008, believing a rival gang member was present and fatally shooting a woman and her five-year-old granddaughter in a spray of[...]

Defendants in water slide murder case want separate trials

Wednesday  06:30,   25 april 2018

The five defendants facing serious criminal charges for the 2016 death of a young boy on the Verruckt water slide in Kansas City, Kan., are asking for separate trials. In a filing Tuesday in Wyandotte County District Court, Jeff Henry, John Schooley [...]

Man shackled for days in prisoner transport van files suit

Wednesday  02:35,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

A Virginia man who spent 18 days shackled in the back of a van in transit between jails on a charge that was ultimately dismissed is filing a lawsuit. Edward Kovari of Stephens City was arrested in Virginia on September 2016 on charges in Texas.[...]

Officials release causes of death for 7 inmates killed in S. Carolina prison riot

Wednesday  00:35,   25 april 2018
Los Angeles Times

Officials Tuesday released more information about how seven inmates were killed during a riot at Lee Correctional Institution earlier this month. According to Lee County Coroner Larry Logan, all seven died from exsanguination, or severe blood loss,[...]

Mississippi defendants spend months in jail awaiting trial

Tuesday  23:40,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

Poverty, scarce resources, and a pattern of locking up people for low-level crimes all lead to very long jail stays for many defendants awaiting trial in Mississippi. A new recent survey provided exclusively to The Associated Press shows more than[...]

The Cold-Case Specialist Who Wants to Put Robert Durst Away

Tuesday  23:36,   24 april 2018
The New York Times

With no weapon or witness, a California prosecutor who has won more than a dozen cold cases must prove that Mr. Durst killed a confidante 17 years ago.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]

Affidavit: Suspects bragged about abducting Oklahoma teens

Tuesday  23:31,   24 april 2018
KOCO Oklahoma City

Authorities say suspects in the 1999 shooting deaths of an Oklahoma couple and the abduction of their 16-year-old daughter and her friend "bragged" about photographing the girls while they were bound. Sixty-six-year-old Ronnie Dean Busick[...]