News : Crime

Illinois man to get mental health treatment after threatening Trump online

Wednesday  17:08,   21 february 2018
Associated Press

An Illinois man will get mental health treatment and substance abuse counseling after pleading guilty to making online threats against President Donald Trump. Joseph Lynn Pickett of Edwardsville was also ordered to spend six months behind bars for[...]

Subject of 'Making a Murderer' doc asks Supreme Court to hear his case

Wednesday  17:08,   21 february 2018
The Hill

Lawyers for Brendan Dassey, the subject of the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer," filed a petition Tuesday asking the Supreme Court to hear his case that his confession was obtained illegally. Dassey was convicted in 2007 of murder[...]

Man arrested in killings of two Las Vegas homeless men

Wednesday  15:45,   21 february 2018
Tribune News Service

Federal authorities have arrested a man in connection with the killings of two homeless men in Las Vegas and the shooting of two other people, authorities said Tuesday. Joshua Castellon, 26, of Las Vegas is being held in custody by federal[...]

Potential jurors offer excuses to dodge nanny murder trial

Wednesday  05:58,   21 february 2018
New York Daily News

Five jurors were picked to serve in the four-month trial of Yoselyn Ortega, 55, charged with fatally stabbing two children in 2012.Five jurors were picked to serve in the four-month trial of Yoselyn Ortega, 55, charged with fatally stabbing Lulu and [...]

Texas board recommends clemency for son who plotted to kill family

Wednesday  03:55,   21 february 2018
Tribune News Service

In a surprising, unanimous vote, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has recommended the governor grant clemency to death row inmate Thomas "Bart" Whitaker, fulfilling years of appeals from Whitaker's father, who survived the attack [...]

Two groups seek clemency for Alabama inmate set to die Thursday

Wednesday  00:17,   21 february 2018
Tribune News Service

Two groups seek clemency for Alabama inmate set to die ThursdayThis week, both the International Commission Against the Death Penalty and the United Nations Special Rapporteurs sent letters on Doyle Lee Hamm's[...]

Assault rifle-wielding MS-13 member threatens motorists, cops say

Wednesday  00:16,   21 february 2018
FOX News

A member of the violent MS-13 gang has been arrested in Florida for brandishing an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle at motorists.A member of the violent MS-13 gang has been arrested in Florida for brandishing an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle at motorists,[...]

Oklahoma woman who gave fentanyl patch charged with murder

Wednesday  00:07,   21 february 2018
Associated Press

A 58-year-old Oklahoma City woman is facing a murder charge after authorities say she gave fentanyl to a man who died from an overdose of the drug.Oklahoma County court records show a second-degree murder charge was filed Friday against Brenda June[...]

Teen sentenced to 6 months for smuggling tiger cub across border

Wednesday  00:07,   21 february 2018
Tribune News Service

When Luis Eudoro Valencia was caught at the border last summer with a tiger cub riding shotgun on the floorboards of a Camaro, he held himself out to be a naive 18-year-old who had bought the wild animal on impulse after seeing one being walked on a [...]

Mom stabbed to death by homeless man she tried to help, family says

Wednesday  00:07,   21 february 2018
CBS News

Dispatchers sent officers to the victim's residence, where they found her body and a slew of evidence , including a wallet with several of Dunford's photo ID cards in it. Those included his Veterans Affairs card, a Hawaii driver's license, and a [...]

California makes it hard for wrongly convicted to be compensated for lost years

Wednesday  00:06,   21 february 2018
SF Gate

Glenn Payne spent 13 years in prison for a 1991 child-molesting conviction in San Jose based on hair-identification evidence that has since been discredited. His record cleared, Payne, 55, no longer has to register as a sex offender and says he’s[...]

Teen convicted in brother's slaying after fight over candy

Wednesday  00:06,   21 february 2018
Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — An Ohio teenager charged as an adult for the killing of his younger brother after an argument over Halloween candy has been convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.Court records show Nicholas Starling[...]

Diner describes panicked scene during Texas Roadhouse shooting

Wednesday  00:06,   21 february 2018
CBS News

"I just wish people would be careful with guns," said one local man. ".A bullet don't have nobody's name on it"SAN ANTONIO -- Police are still searching for the masked man who shot five people outside a popular San[...]

Man recently released from prison fatally shot in Baltimore barbershop

Wednesday  00:01,   21 february 2018
WBAL TV Baltimore

A man recently released from federal prison was fatally shot Monday night in a barbershop in Baltimore. The His and Hers Perfections Barbershop in the 3200 block of Eastern Avenue remained closed[...]

Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing

Tuesday  20:40,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

TULSA, Oklahoma — A 63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting his Lebanese neighbor in [...]