News : Crime

'Don't Know How to Quit': Prisoner Faces Eighth Execution Date

Tuesday  09:15,   23 may 2017
NBC News

Tommy Arthur has been on death row for three decades.Seven times, Tommy Arthur has escaped death. With his eighth execution date less than a week away, he phoned from an Alabama prison to talk about the increasingly slim chance that his lethal[...]

Some Baltimore Officers in Gray Case Face Axe After Probe

Tuesday  09:11,   23 may 2017
NBC News

<p>Several Baltimore police officers involved in the Freddie Gray case are facing termination after an internal investigation found they committed administrative violations in their handling of the 25-year-old's death, according to[...]

No rush for charges in 'Angel of Death' fatal prison beating

Tuesday  08:58,   23 may 2017
Associated Press

Ohio authorities investigating the fatal prison beating of a serial killer dubbed the "Angel of Death" say they're in no hurry to file charges. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP) TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio[...]

Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say

Tuesday  05:55,   23 may 2017
Reuters

A West Virginia man was arrested on Monday and charged with fraudulently claiming he could sell some of the $500 million in artwork stolen from a Boston museum a quarter century ago, even though he had no access to the long-sought masterpieces. Todd [...]

Three teenagers denied bail in Mississippi boy's shooting death

Tuesday  00:05,   23 may 2017
Reuters

<p>Three Mississippi teenagers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy killed last week after his mother's car was stolen from a grocery store parking lot were denied bail on Monday, local media reported.</p>Dwan Wakefield, 17,[...]

Ohio Teen Who Shot Dad in the Head to Allegedly Escape His Abuse Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge

Monday  23:51,   22 may 2017
People

The controversial case of Ohio teen Bresha Meadows, who fatally shot her father in the head last year to end what she claimed was his years-long abuse, has come to a close. In a deal with prosecutors, Bresha, now 15 years old, pleaded guilty on[...]

Convicted killer of 11 women appeals to US Supreme Court

Monday  23:15,   22 may 2017
Associated Press

A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.At issue are arguments by 57-year-old Anthony Sowell (SOH'-wehl) over the closure of an evidence[...]

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Baby Doe

Monday  23:15,   22 may 2017
Associated Press

Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose image was shared by millions of social media users after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island.Michael McCarthy is charged in the 2015[...]

Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

Monday  22:05,   22 may 2017
Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio — Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2qceUUP) that Dayton police Detective Rod Roberts wrote in court documents[...]

Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

Monday  22:05,   22 may 2017
Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio — Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2qceUUP) that Dayton police Detective Rod Roberts wrote in court documents[...]

Frein transferred to death row in maximum security Pa. prison

Monday  21:51,   22 may 2017
Tribune News Service

<p>Eric Matthew Frein -- now inmate MY0275 -- will spend the majority of his days in an 85-square-foot cell in a maximum-security prison in the southwest corner of the state.</p>The Monroe County man convicted of killing a state trooper and[...]

Frein transferred to death row in maximum security Pa. prison

Monday  21:50,   22 may 2017
Tribune News Service

<p>Eric Matthew Frein -- now inmate MY0275 -- will spend the majority of his days in an 85-square-foot cell in a maximum-security prison in the southwest corner of the state.</p>The Monroe County man convicted of killing a state trooper and[...]

New PBS Documentary on Youth Prison Finds Salvation in the Arts: 'It's Important to Incentivize Hope'

Monday  21:50,   22 may 2017
People

Ben Lear, the son of TV pioneer Norman Lear, initially wanted to make a scripted movie that dealt with prison. Load Error But as part of his research, he got to know some jailed juveniles in the Los Angeles area and found their stories[...]

New PBS Documentary on Youth Prison Finds Salvation in the Arts: 'It's Important to Incentivize Hope'

Monday  21:50,   22 may 2017
People

Ben Lear, the son of TV pioneer Norman Lear, initially wanted to make a scripted movie that dealt with prison. Load Error But as part of his research, he got to know some jailed juveniles in the Los Angeles area and found their stories[...]

The Federal Prosecutors Backing Jeff Sessions on Mandatory Minimums

Monday  21:46,   22 may 2017
The Atlantic

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s recent directive to federal prosecutors to seek the harshest charges and sentences against defendants drew swift opposition from criminal-justice reform advocates both in and outside of government. The policy[...]