News : Crime

Texas spares death row inmate's life minutes before execution

Friday  11:55,   23 february 2018

The life of a Texas man who conspired to kill his family in 2003 was spared Thursday after father makes plea. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott decided to reduce Thomas Whitaker's sentence to life in prison without parole, the governor said in a[...]

California couple charged with torture of kids due in court

Friday  09:56,   23 february 2018
Associated Press

A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court on Friday. David and Louse Turpin are scheduled to appear in a Riverside courtroom for a conference about their case.They have pleaded[...]

Alabama Senate votes to allow execution by nitrogen gas

Friday  05:11,   23 february 2018
Associated Press

Alabama on Thursday moved closer to approving the use of nitrogen gas in executions, a method that has never been used to carry out a death sentence.The Alabama Senate voted 29-0 for the bill that permits execution by nitrogen hypoxia if lethal[...]

Charges pending for Chicago father after boy, 2, found dead with his throat deeply cut

Friday  04:45,   23 february 2018

Murder charges are pending for a 37-year-old man who is a suspect in the death of his 2-year-old son who was found dead, his throat deeply slashed, at his home in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, police[...]

Kansas Mom Allegedly Tried to Kill 3 Children by Poisoning Them Amid Custody Battle

Friday  00:21,   23 february 2018

Police in Kansas have charged a 37-year-old woman with a single count of attempted capital murder after she allegedly gave her three children medication in a bid to kill them, PEOPLE confirms. Therese Roever was detained on Wednesday and is being[...]

Woman, 2 men dead in Illinois had been reported missing

Friday  00:20,   23 february 2018
Associated Press

Police in northern Illinois said on Thursday that the bodies of two people were found in a park hours after the man suspected of kidnapping them apparently shot and killed himself in his car.In a news release, Rockford Police provided details of the [...]

Woman Becomes Private Eye to Help Solve Murder of Best Friend Killed in 1984

Friday  00:20,   23 february 2018
Inside Edition

Sheila Wysocki never gave up trying to find out who killed Angela Samota.The best friend of a woman whose murder went unsolved for more than two decades has helped catch her killer after refusing to give up in a quest for[...]

A Murder, a Conviction, and a Never-Ending Case

Thursday  23:11,   22 february 2018
The New York Times

Fifteen years after a college student was found shot five times in a quiet Brooklyn neighborhood, the circumstances of his death remain muddled. And a man convicted in the killing remains in limbo.Just before sunrise, on Oct. 12, 2003, the residents [...]

Arizona couple arrested after adopted children found living in squalor

Thursday  22:51,   22 february 2018
NBC News

Benito Gutierrez, 69, and Carol Gutierrez, 64, were arrested after their adopted children were discovered living without access to food, water, lights, or a bathroom.Benito Gutierrez, 69, and Carol Gutierrez, 64, were booked on charges of child[...]

Court rejects request to return Kennedy cousin to prison

Thursday  22:20,   22 february 2018
Associated Press

A request by prosecutors to revoke Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's bail and send him back to prison while his murder case appeal is pending has been rejected. The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled against the state prosecutors' request late[...]

Woman convicted in love triangle murder gets 25 years in prison

Thursday  22:20,   22 february 2018
New York Daily News

The victim was gunned down in a Tehachapi rail yard by his wife's new boyfriend, Jonathan Heard. An investigation revealed that Limon and Heard plotted to kill her husband so they could get married and be together.Limon denied any involvement in [...]

Man pleads guilty to murder for Oregon weighmaster's death

Thursday  22:20,   22 february 2018
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man convicted of shooting at Los Angeles police in 2014 has pleaded guilty to killing an Oregon weighmaster months before the California shootout. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 44-year-old Dirck White on Wednesday pleaded[...]

Man linked to art heist found competent, sentencing set

Thursday  21:21,   22 february 2018
Associated Press

A reputed mobster who authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history has been found competent to proceed to sentencing in an unrelated weapons case. Eighty-one-year-old Robert Gentile is now[...]

Man arrested in shooting death of postal worker on highway

Thursday  20:45,   22 february 2018
Associated Press

DALLAS — Investigators have arrested a man who they say shot and killed a postal worker while he was driving an 11-ton (10-metric ton) delivery rig on a Dallas highway. U.S. Postal Inspector Amanda McMurrey says postal inspectors in cooperation with [...]

Florida eye doctor gets 17 years for Medicare fraud

Thursday  18:50,   22 february 2018
Associated Press

A prominent Florida eye doctor once accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey received a 17-year sentence Thursday for stealing $73 million from Medicare by persuading elderly patients to undergo excruciating tests and treatments [...]