News : Crime

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[...]

'Out of control' teen son and friends strangled, stabbed mom over move to Maine, cops say

Tuesday  23:31,   24 april 2018
FOX News

A 15-year-old boy and his two friends have been accused of drugging his mother before strangling and stabbing her in her Maine home, court documents say.A 15-year-old boy and his two friends have been accused of drugging his mother before strangling [...]

Man Fatally Stabbed in California Restaurant While Daughter Sat in Lap

Tuesday  22:30,   24 april 2018

The horrific incident took place at Aloha Steakhouse A man was randomly stabbed in the neck while dining with his family at Aloha Steakhouse in Ventura, Calif. on Wednesday. A man was randomly stabbed in the neck while dining with his[...]

Colombian cartel boss extradited to Brooklyn

Tuesday  22:05,   24 april 2018
New York Daily News

The boss behind Colombia's largest crew of drug traffickers and criminals has been extradited to Brooklyn to face federal charges. Daniel Rendon-Herrera's Clan Usuga imported tons of cocaine from Colombia to Central America and Mexico,[...]

W.Va. Mom Who Claimed Human Traffickers Kidnapped Her 3-Year-Old Daughter Is Convicted of Murdering Her

Tuesday  22:05,   24 april 2018

<p>A West Virginia woman who claimed her 3-year-old daughter was kidnapped by human traffickers in 2011 has been found guilty of murdering the child, multiple outlets report.</p>On Monday, a jury in Lewis County Circuit Court found Lena Marie[...]

Man Arrested in Nearly 20-Year-Old Cold Case Killing of Teens, Couple

Tuesday  21:40,   24 april 2018
Inside Edition

Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible, both 16, were last seen alive on Dec. 29, 1999. The girls had planned to celebrate Ashley’s birthday with a sleepover at her Welch, Okla., home.Eighteen years after two girls vanished following a fire that destroyed[...]

In closing, defense calls Cosby accuser 'pathological liar'

Tuesday  21:35,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

Bill Cosby's lawyers are urging a jury to acquit the 80-year-old comedian of sexual assault charges they say are based on "flimsy, silly, ridiculous evidence." The defense at Cosby's retrial gave its closing argument Tuesday. His[...]

Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp out of protective custody, officials say

Tuesday  20:34,   24 april 2018
WYFF 4 Greenville-Spartanburg

One of the South Carolina's most notorious killers is no longer in protective custody, according to Department of Corrections officials.&nbsp;DOC spokesman Jeffrey Taillon said Monday that Todd Kohlhepp, 47, is no longer in protective[...]

Death row inmate slated for execution Wednesday denied clemency

Tuesday  20:07,   24 april 2018

A Fort Worth man on Texas death row was denied clemency and a late-stage federal appeal on Monday, barely 48 hours before he is scheduled for execution in the Huntsville death chamber.&nbsp;Erick Davila was convicted of killing a rival gang[...]

LA firefighters hear gunshots while battling fire; suspect in custody

Tuesday  18:54,   24 april 2018
Los Angeles Times

A man who opened fire as firefighters knocked down a blaze at a Harbor Gateway home is in custody, police said.&nbsp;The suspect “appeared to be suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a tweet.[...]