New clue surfaces in search for Dylan Redwine

After more than three months of disappointment and dead ends, a new clue has surfaced in the search for missing Colorado teen Dylan Redwine.

 It came from the East Mountain search-and-rescue group KOB Eyewitness News 4 introduced to the Redwine family.


Tia Sharp: Neighbour Denies Time-Wasting

A neighbor of the grandmother of murdered schoolgirl Tia Sharp has denied wasting police time.

 Paul Meehan, 40, is accused of causing wasteful employment of the police by making a false report saying he had information linked to an inquiry in August last year.

 Meehan, from Croydon, south London, entered a not guilty plea at Croydon Magistrates' Court.


NewsChannel 5 Obtains Copy Of Lindsey Lowe's Entire Confession | Nashville News, Weather
GALLATIN, Tenn. – How and why would a mother kill her own newborn twins? In this exclusive report we hear from Lindsey Lowe in her own words.

Police said Lowe confessed on videotape to smothering her twin newborns in the bathroom of her family's Hendersonville home just moments after they were born.


Can Casey Anthony's belongings be used to pay creditors?

For the first time, Casey Anthony will be forced to answer questions.

 News 13 will be there as Anthony arrives in Tampa on Monday to talk with attorneys about her bankruptcy filing. Orlando attorney Scott Shuker will be one of those people asking the questions.


Petelis sentenced in Dittmeyer slaying

OSSIPEE — Michael Petelis will spend decades in prison after pleading guilty in Carroll County Superior Court Wednesday to accomplice to second-degree murder for his role in the death of Krista Dittmeyer in April of 2011.

 Prosecutors say Anthony Papile, Trevor Ferguson and Petelis were planning to rob the 20-year-old Dittmeyer, but Papile killed her in the process. Dittmeyer's body was found in a pond at the base of Cranmore ski area several days after her black Nissan Sentra and her then 14-month-old daughter were found abandoned in a Cranmore parking lot.


Mother drowns son, nine, in the bath because she thought 'his small penis would ruin his life'

An Indonesian mother was so concerned that her nine-year-old son's small penis would ruin his life that she drowned him in the bath.

 Police in the capital Jakarta said today that the woman, 38, told them her son had a small penis before he was circumcised but that it was even smaller after the operation.

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Woman accused of killing her children pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

NEW ORLEANS -- A Gert Town woman accused of killing her two children in October 2012 has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, according to court records.

Chelsea Thornton, 23, is facing two first degree murder charges in the deaths of her two children, Kendall Adams and Kelsey Adams.


Sheriff Joe Arpaio says rising food costs, budget concerns will result in inmates paying for meals

Mother charged with leaving infant alone in Wall woods

East McKeesport police said a mother left her 8-month-old baby alone in a wooded area Wednesday evening with only a onesie on and a bottle of milk.

 According to the criminal complaint, Jennifer Cutruzzula, 24, told officers she intentionally left the child near Irwin Street in Wall because she wanted a “fresh start.

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Grandmother Who Shot 2 Grandsons Left Suicide Note

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New details about the grandmother who police said shot and killed her two grandsons before killing herself emerged on Wednesday night.

Family members said Debra Denison left a suicide note before she picked the children up from their North Stonington daycare on Tuesday.


Dershowitz Takes New Shots at Prosecutor in Trayvon Martin Case

Famed defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz has launched a new attack on the prosecutor trying George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

Florida State Attorney Angela Cory “has a reputation for always overcharging and then trying to reduce the charges as part of a plea bargain,’’ Dershowitz told Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.’’

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Santa Barbara TV anchor missing, station says

Authorities are investigating the disappearance of a longtime Santa Barbara television news anchor, her station announced Wednesday.

 KEYT-TV Channel 3 said in a statement that it had learned Wednesday morning that Paula Lopez had "gone missing." Lopez, who spent six years at KCAL-TV Channel 9 in Los Angeles, co-anchors the Santa Barbara station's 11 p.m. broadcast.


3-Year-Old Drinks Draino, Suspects Arrested for Cruelty Towards A Child

MILTON, Fla. (WPMI) A 3-year-old is in critical condition after drinking Draino from a sippy cup at an apartment where officials say meth was being made.


Local judge removes 5-year-old from grandparents to live with mom and known child abuser

(WXYZ) - A couple months before her 5th birthday, a little girl, who had been raised by her grandparents in Gibraltar, was ripped from their care without warning. A local judge handed the child over to her biological mother who she barely knows-- and who is married to a man with a history of child abuse.

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Amber alert canceled, 3 found dead

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) -- Police say two boys and their grandmother were found dead in a car Tuesday night. An amber alert was issued after the grandmother abducted the children from daycare Tuesday afternoon.

 Today 02/26/13 shortly after 4:00 p.m. State Police Troop E received a report from the mother of two children Ashton Perry age 6 months and Alton Perry 2 years. The mother stated that the children had been picked up from their daycare in Danielson by their grandmother. The grandmother identified as DEBRA DENISON DOB 4/5/65 had picked up the children at about 2:30.m. and the children and grandmother could not be located.


Missing boy's parents snipe on Dr. Phil

Missing boy's parents snipe on Dr. Phil

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - As investigators search for in the November disappearance of Dylan Redwine, his estranged parents are searching for answers from each other.


Judge: Wright still unfit for trial

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Jeremiah Wright still cannot rationally defend himself against the charge that he beheaded his 7-year-old son, so he will be returned to a state mental-health facility where doctors will again attempt to restore his competency to stand trial, a Thibodaux judge ruled last Tuesday.


Baez, who represented Casey Anthony, takes on Ocala murder case

Casey Anthony’s former defense attorney may soon make an appearance in a Marion County courtroom.

 Jose Baez is now the lead defense attorney in the Stevin Roopnarine murder case. Roopnarine is accused of shooting LaVar Watson, an Iraq War veteran, in the back of the head on Christmas night in 2011.


Judge denies key defense motion in Lindsey Lowe case

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 HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. - A Sumner County judge Tuesday denied a key defense motion in the case of a young woman charged with killing her newborns.


Casey Anthony bankruptcy case to stay in Tampa

RLANDO, Fla. -

A judge on Tuesday denied a motion from Zenaida Gonzalez's attorneys to move Casey Anthony's bankruptcy hearing from Tampa to Orlando.

 Lawyers for Gonzalez, along with Orange County meter reader Roy Kronk, a witness in Anthony's murder trial, wanted the bankruptcy case moved.


Gruesome discovery: Woman's dismembered body found spread out over Bronx nabe

The remains of a missing Bronx mom were found scattered around her neighborhood this morning — and cops are questioning the woman's son in her death, law-enforcement sources said.

 Sources identified the victim as 45-year-old home health aide Tanya Byrd, who went missing yesterday.


Ex-Cop Caught on Cam Hitting Woman Found Not Guilty

The former Philadelphia Police veteran caught on video hitting a woman has been found not guilty of simple assault.

 A bench trial was held for Jonathan Josey Tuesday morning. The not guilty verdict was handed down by the judge who claimed the video "didn't tell the whole story."


Dad Who Says He Fell on Baby Charged With Murder

An Upper Moreland father who told police he fell on top of his two-month-old daughter has been charged with murder.

After an autopsy was completed, it was determined that the 2-month-old died from "multiple and traumatic injuries," which included massive skull fractures.

"So many skull fractures that, at this point, they haven't all been able to be counted yet," Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said during a news conference this morning.


Search warrant: 3 guns found in home where mom shot kids; Isabel Perez survived

DENVER - Three guns were found in the home where a mother shot her three children earlier this month, killing two of them.

Two of the guns, a shotgun and a handgun were found with the mother, Mayra Nunez. Nunez also shot and killed herself.

 In the search warrant obtained by 7NEWS, Nunez's husband, Ricky Perez, told police he and his his wife had an argument on February 5 and he spent the night a friend's home. -

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Casey Anthony: Latest chapter will be behind closed doors

Casey Anthony will be back in the news Monday, but whether she’ll be seen is another matter.

 Her bankruptcy case will stay in Tampa, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, citing security concerns. Zenaida Gonzalez and Roy Kronk, who are suing Anthony, had wanted the case moved to Orlando.


Jodi Arias Is Lying! Shannon Crabtree Peterson Denies Affair With Travis Alexander!

Jodi Arias dropped the bombshell news that she thought Travis Alexander was having an affair with a married woman and that is why she hacked into his emails on the stand Tuesday, but spoke exclusively with the woman who adamantly denies Jodi’s claims! “No! I was not having an affair with Travis! Jodi is a liar,”


George Zimmerman Cites Massive Weight Gain in Reason to Postpone Trial

George Zimmerman has gained 105 pounds in the year since he shot Trayvon Martin. His lawyers are citing his weight gain as a sign of his emotional distress and mental state in their effort to postpone his criminal trial, which is set to start in June.


Attorneys want Casey Anthony hearings in Orlando

Attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez want Anthony’s bankruptcy hearings to be moved to Orlando.

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Pistorius brother also facing homicide charge

The brother of Olympic icon-turned murder suspect Oscar Pistorius is also charged in the death of a woman.

 Carl Pistorius is facing culpable homicide charges after a fatal traffic accident.

 He was initially scheduled to go to trial last Thursday.

That would have been right in the midst of his brother's bail hearing. A judge allowed the case to be rescheduled to March, so he could support his brother.


Boyfriend To Be Charged In Farmington Woman’s Murder

FARMINGTON (WWJ) – The boyfriend of a missing Farmington woman is now a suspect in her murder.

 Police said 29-year-old Kaitlin Hehir was found dead Saturday night in the home she shared with her boyfriend on Colchester near Orchard Lake and 10 Mile Road.


Dylan Redwine’s Parents Set To Appear On Dr. Phil

DENVER (CBS4) – The parents of a missing teenager will come together to ask the nation to help find their son. Dylan Redwine’s parents are divorced and admit they have their differences, but they will appear on Dr. Phil on Tuesday.


Jessica Ridgeway Murder Suspect Allegedly Confessed on 911 Call

(DENVER) -- The teenage suspect in the murder and dismemberment of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway will stand trial after a judge ruled there is enough evidence, including an alleged 911 confession, to move forward with the case. Prosecutors played the 911 recording on Friday at a preliminary hearing for Austin Sigg, 18, in which the teen confessed to murdering the fifth grader and trying to kidnap a female jogger.


Trayvon Martin’s mother: ‘Use this case as an example’

Sybrina Fulton wants George Zimmerman to stand trial for killing her son Trayvon Martin a year ago tomorrow in Sanford, Fla. Before that can happen, Judge Debra Nelson must determine whether the immunity from prosecution granted under Florida’s insane “stand your ground” (SYG) law applies to Zimmerman and his actions on Feb. 26, 2012. Neither Fulton nor her attorney Benjamin Crump believe it does. This is the only area where they agree with Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s lawyer. But Fulton says if the former neighborhood watch volunteer avoids a jury trial, “a whole lot of people need to be afraid.”


Trayvon Martin’s mother: ‘You can’t justify it’

Ever since the killing of Trayvon Martin a year ago tomorrow seared the national consciousness, passions have run high. Read the comments after any piece on Trayvon and his killer George Zimmerman, and you will encounter a range of reactions, from shock and pain to raw racism. The noxious notion among some Zimmerman supporters that the unarmed 17-year-old got what he deserved is particularly galling to his mother, Sybrina Fulton.


Trayvon Martin’s mother: ‘My baby’

“From that day until now, I’m still in disbelief. I just feel like he’s away. He’s away. I mean, in actuality, I know that he’s not coming back.” Sybrina Fulton told me over a seafood lunch in Maryland on Friday. “I’ve had people to die, pass away in my family. But the level that I’ve gone through with this is just, it just surpasses everything that I’ve been through. Not only because it was a sudden death. It was a minor. It was a teenager. It was a, you know, it was my baby.”


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Lawyer: Ohio teen accused of killing 3 at school to plead guilty

CHARDON, Ohio • A teenager charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school a year ago plans to plead guilty, his attorney said Tuesday.

 Eighteen-year-old T.J. Lane will enter the plea during a court hearing later Tuesday morning, said attorney Ian Friedman. Friedman declined to discuss the details of the plea deal, which has been in the works for weeks.


Relative claims Jimmy Lee Dykes' body

A relative has claimed the body of the man shot and killed by FBI agents to end a hostage standoff in southeast Alabama.

 Dale County Coroner Woody Hilboldt says a family member took custody of the remains of 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes late last week.


Petelis cuts plea deal for role in Dittmeyer death

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in the 2011 disappearance and death of a Maine woman whose toddler daughter was found abandoned in her car.

 Michael Petelis of Ossipee, N.H., is scheduled for a plea-and-sentencing hearing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in Carroll County Superior Court.


Man pleads guilty for 2011 rape, murder of 10-year-old girl

Jose Sifuentes, 24, received a 30 year sentence with the possibility of parole Monday in return for his guilty plea. In October of 2011, Oklahoma City resident Jasmen Gonzalez.


Man says he wanted revenge so he burned his estranged wife's bed

5 things to know about the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin saga

Officers take stand in murder pretrial

Officers take stand in murder pretrial

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - Judge Matthew Murphy is considering whether murder suspect John Freeman Jr.'s confession to police in the murder of 5-year-old Isabella Tennant can be used in a jury trial.


Zimmerman letters of support and disdain revealed

Woman caught on camera tampering with infant daughter's IV line


 A woman who was caught by surveillance cameras tampering with her infant daughter's IV line in the hospital will spend three months in jail after a plea deal on Monday.


Defense Opening Statement Summary #JodiArias

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Missing April Jones: Mark Bridger murder trial adjourned

The trial of a man for the abduction and murder of missing five-year-old April Jones has been adjourned.

Mark Bridger, 47, also denies attempting to pervert the course of justice following her disappearance in Machynlleth, Powys, last year.

The judge at Mold Crown Court heard an application from his defence and the case is now expected to begin on 29 April.


Famous Florida Judge Defends Casey Anthony

Mom: Peeper shot photos of my son using the restroom

Jacqueline Wilk in court again

Dylan Redwine's family slices open Vallecito Lake to search for missing teen

Children taken by CPS after caretaker is arrested for meth

ATTICA, Ind. (WLFI) - Three children are now in the hands of the Fountain County Child Protective Services, after their caretaker is arrested for manufacturing meth.

 On Friday, the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Team was advised by a local retail store in the Lafayette area, of possible articles purchased that are used to make meth.


Arias prosecutor's feisty style: Could it backfire?

Prosecutor Juan Martinez’s feisty courtroom demeanor could put his case against admitted killer Jodi Arias in jeopardy.

 If the jury perceives his aggressive questioning of Arias as unfair or inappropriate, it could make them sympathetic toward her.



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Giddings family agrees to drop death penalty

Stephen McDaniel’s mother says ‘it’s wonderful’ her son won’t face death if convicted For weeks, Lauren Giddings’ kin have discussed what fate her alleged killer should face.

Some believe in the death penalty. Others think life in prison is a fate worse than death.

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Lauren Giddings' Sister Reacts to Withdrawal of Death Penalty Motion for Stephen McDaniel

Monica Quan, Keith Lawrence, Christopher Dorner's first victims, laid to rest

IRVINE - Thousands paid their respects Sunday to Keith Lawrence and his fiancee Monica Quan - the first victims of a killing spree this month attributed to a disgruntled ex-Los Angeles police officer - at the university where they met and began their life together.

The emotional memorial service at Concordia University elicited both tears and laughter as those who knew and loved the young couple shared memories of two promising lives cut tragically short. The ceremony took place on the same floor where both Quan and Lawrence excelled as star basketball players for the school.


Girl's alleged killer to face judge ( Isabella Tennant )

Girl's alleged killer to face judge


The story shocked the community, when a little girl was killed and dumped in a garbage can. Monday, the teen accused of killing five-year-old Isabella Tennant will be back inside a courtroom.


Jodi Arias magazine messages decoded

No Bond for Man Charged with Deaths of Mother, Daughter

A 25-year-old man was charged with the deaths of a mother and daughter who were found fatally stabbed in a burning Chatham apartment building on Wednesday, officials said.

Thadeus Ridley, of the 2300 block of E. 70th Street, was charged with four felonies including two counts of first degree murder and two counts of aggravated arson.


Jodi Arias’ Body Language May Do Her In

On opening day of Jodi Aria’s trial, she ”cried” when the prosecutor spoke of her alleged evil deeds in stabbing her boyfriend 27 times and slashing his throat and then shooting him in the head. She also “cried” when her defense lawyer said that her acts we in self defense. But the crying she did for both the prosecution and defense’s arguments looked like what you see in the above photo, She hid her face and looked down.

 That type of body language will not bode well for a jury because it looked fake and manipulative.


What really killed Travis Alexander?

What really killed Travis Alexander? 

Christopher Dorner And The LAPD: Were His Allegations True?

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Stokes Indicted In Stabbing (Jade Morris)

Las Vegas CBS KXNT- The woman accused of killing a young girl was indicted today on charges of murder, kidnapping, and burglary. Brenda Wilson Stokes is accused of killing 10 year old Jade Morris.


Man found guilty of decapitating woman

LOS CRISTIANOS, Spain, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A 29-year-old Bulgarian man has been found guilty of decapitating a 60-year-old British woman in supermarket on the Canary Island of Tenerife.

 Deyan Deyanov, 29, who has a mental health condition, faces 15 to 20 years in a psychiatric unit after being found guilty of killing Jennifer Mills-Westley in Los Cristianos in May 2011, the BBC reported.

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Mother charged after duct-taping son's face

SANDUSKY, Ohio (WKYC) -- A Sandusky mother has been charged with child endangering after a duct-tape incident involving her son and another child.

 Police were called to investigate on Feb. 18 at a residence after a father called police about a photo sent to him by the mother of his son. In the photo, the boy had his eyes and mouth taped shut.


Jodi Arias trial: Analyst says accused Valley murderer stood her ground against prosecutor

PHOENIX - Jurors in the Jodi Arias trial witnessed a showdown in the courtroom Thursday as the lead prosecutor began grilling Arias to try and prove she planned to kill her ex-boyfriend.

 Juan Martinez is known for being an aggressive, no-holds-barred lawyer for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

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Jodi Arias trial: Phoenix lawyer says prosecution should avoid 'minefields'

PHOENIX -- After days of listening to accused murderer Jodi Arias answer questions posed by her defense team, prosecutor Juan Martinez was finally able to ask some questions of his own Thursday as he launched aggressive cross examination.


Suicide victim’s father speaks at student safety bill hearing

Former theater instructor charged with child molestation

MARTINEZ, Calif. —

A former actor and teacher at theater groups in Contra Costa and San Mateo counties has been charged with child molestation and other sex crimes against children.

 Jason Pedroza, 27, of San Bruno, was arraigned in a Martinez courtroom Friday morning on charges of child molestation, sexual battery, contacting a minor for the purpose of engaging in lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor and using a minor for a non-commercial sex act, according to court documents.


Grisly Jessica Ridgeway murder details revealed, including suspect’s 911 call to police

GOLDEN, Colo. — Jessica Ridgeway’s suspected murderer got on the telephone and told police he killed the 10-year-old girl. The call to 911 was played during his preliminary hearing Friday.

 “I murdered Jessica Ridgeway,” Sigg says during the phone call. “I have proof that I did it and I’ll answer all the questions that you want.”


Jodi Arias Asks Arizona Supreme Court to take Death Penalty off the table

18-year-old to be tried in death of 10-year-old Colorado girl ( Jessica Ridgeway)

(CNN) -- Austin Reed Sigg must face trial on 18 of 20 counts related to the slaying of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway and an attack on a jogger last year, a spokesman for Colorado's courts said Friday.

 Rob McCallum made the announcement after the 18-year-old Sigg appeared before Jefferson County Judge Stephen Munsinger in a preliminary hearing.

The arraignment is set for March 12; Sigg remains on no-bond hold.


Peterson enters Pontiac Correctional Facility to serve sentence

On Friday morning, Illinois Department of Corrections officers transferred the former suburban Chicago police officer from the Will County Jail--where he's been held in solitary confinement for the past four years--to Statevill prison outside Joliet. Then, he was later moved to Pontiac Correctional Facility.

A judge sentenced him Thursday for the 2004 drowning death of his fourth wife, Kathleen Savio. He's a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.

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Two accused of sex trafficking a 15-year-old girl in Palm Beach County

Local authorities in the summer of 2011 were investigating a case of child pornography production but ended up busting an alleged pimp and his associate after a 15-year-old girl accused them of prostituting her by way of online escort advertisements.

 Dontavious M. Blake, 32, and Tara Jo Moore, 26, are facing federal charges of sex trafficking of minors and inducing a minor to engage in commercial sex acts. They both have a pre-trial detention hearing Tuesday.


Judge denies George Zimmerman motion to depose Ben Crump


A judge on Friday ruled that the defense team for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, cannot depose Ben Crump, the attorney representing the slain teen's family.

 Zimmerman's lead attorney, former Local 6 legal analyst Mark O'Mara, and attorney Don West argued the motion, seeking to question Crump. Zimmerman and Crump did not attend the hearing.


Jodi Arias Believes She Should Be Punished, But Not Death Row, Friends Say

Pa. Babysitter Sexually Abused Boy: Police

A 19-year-old Reading woman has been charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old boy she baby-sat.

  Police say Jalissa D. Baez sexually assaulted the boy on numerous occasions between March and June while she was alone baby-sitting him.

 The boy's father was away at work when the alleged assaults took place.


Sex offender pleads guilty to two murders

 PORTLAND, Ore. – A registered sex offender changed his plea to "guilty" Friday to two counts of aggravated murder.

 Mark Beebout admitted to killing 15-year-old Mayra Cruz Rodriguez and 32-year-old Nikayla Powell.

 Beebout wanted to avoid a trial and the possibility of the death penalty.


Father of Oscar Pistorius's slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp speaks out

OHANNESBURG (AP) - The father of Oscar Pistorius's slain girlfriend has told a South African newspaper that the athlete will have to "live with his conscience" if he is lying about how he killed her.

In its Saturday edition, the Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper quotes Barry Steenkamp as saying Pistorius will "suffer" alone if his assertion that he accidentally shot 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp is false.


Jodi Arias petitions AZ Supreme Court Document

Jodi Arias petitions AZ Supreme Court Document:

Susan (Savio) Doman Victim Impact Statement:

Kathleen Savio Murder: Victim Impact Statements by Justice Café

Drew Peterson Shouts, 'I Did Not Kill Kathleen!' - Then Gets 38-Year Sentence

Key Deposition Sought In Trayvon Martin Case

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the former neighborhood watch leader accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin are seeking to obtain a deposition from a witness who says she was on the phone with the teenager before he was killed.

 George Zimmerman’s lead attorney, Mark O’Mara, will present a motion to the judge on Friday asking to question the woman known as Witness 8. Described as a friend of the 17-year-old Martin, she originally recounted the conversation she had with him to attorney Benjamin Crump in a recorded phone interview.


James Glasgow's press conference after Drew Peterson's sentencing

Attorney: Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lunch and sleep policies interfering with judicial process

Friend recalls last meeting of Alexander, Arias in public


Attorney wants hearing private for 11-year-old girl accused of killing baby

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — The attorney representing an 11-year-old Fairfield girl accused of killing a 3-month-old baby last summer has filed a motion in Skowhegan District Court to have the girl’s competency hearing closed to the public.

 Assistant Attorney General Andrew Benson, who is prosecuting the case, countered with a motion filed on Thursday to keep the hearing open to the public.


Body language expert: Jodi says no, but nods yes

Dorner's mentor cracked the case

It was nearing midnight when Terie Evans called police in Irvine with a hunch: An ex-Los Angeles police officer named Christopher Dorner might have killed a young Irvine woman and her fiance a few days earlier.

Evans, an LAPD sergeant who had trained Dorner, conceded that her theory was a long shot. But Dorner's name had suddenly surfaced the day before in a strange phone call.

And she knew he had a connection to the woman who had been killed. It seemed too much to dismiss as a coincidence. It wouldn't take long for Irvine detectives to realize just how valuable Evans' tip was.

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48 Hours Exclusive: Murder suspect Andrea Sneiderman's friend Joseph Dell speaks out

Thousands donated to aid Ala. boy held in bunker

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Donors have given thousands of dollars to help the Alabama boy who was held hostage for days in an underground bunker.

 An online campaign raised more than $10,000 to send 6-year-old Ethan Gilman and his family to Disney World. Authorities say another $7,000 was given to the child, much in small donations in birthday cards. And Dr. Phil McGraw of the "Dr. Phil" TV show made a donation through his foundation.


Court Hearing Set for Andrea Sneiderman in Murder Plot

DECATUR, Ga. (WXIA) -- Andrea Sneiderman is back in a DeKalb County court this afternoon.

 The case against Sneiderman will continue to focus on whether she played a role in the November 2010 murder of her husband Rusty.

Mrs. Sneiderman's coworker, Hemy Neuman, was the triggerman and is serving a life sentence.


Putting parents on trial in child's death proves difficult

SANTA ANA – She cut a diminutive figure, hardly visible alongside the other inmates in holding cages at the farthest end of a cavernous Orange County courtroom.

At an appearance last month where Sonia Hermosillo pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges that she murdered her disabled infant son by tossing him from the fourth floor of a hospital parking structure, she spoke softly through a Spanish interpreter and nodded when a judge asked a question.


Man handing out pamphlets during Casey Anthony trial gets 145 days in jail


A man was sentenced to 145 days in jail for handing out pamphlets outside the Orange County courthouse during the Casey Anthony trial in 2011.

 Chief Judge Belvin Perry designated a special area for public protesting, and he held Mark Schmidter in contempt because Schmidter didn't use the designated area.


Rumors not true: Haleigh Cummings' remains not found, says Putnam sheriff

Rumors that the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office recovered the skeletal remains of Haleigh Cummings, the 5-year-old girl who disappeared February 2009 from her Satsuma home, are not true, according to Sheriff Jeff Hardy.

The Sheriff’s Office said it received numerous inquiries regarding the recovery of the missing girl’s body after a rumor spread that she had been located.

But nothing was found Thursday when the Sheriff’s Office checked an area in South Putnam for the investigation.



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A Response to Jonathan Capehart’s Editorials In Regards to the Zimmerman Case

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This month, Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post published three opinions regarding the Zimmerman Case: The 'rabid' hate aimed at Trayvon Martin, Playing 'Games' with Trayvon Martin's image, and 'Stand Your Ground' eludes Robert Zimmerman. These three editorials draw attention to aspects of the Zimmerman Case that should be addressed; however, Mr. Capehart's positions betray his clear presumption of Mr. Zimmerman's guilt, which is fine in the context of an opinion piece, but in order to make his point, he must overlook some clear issues that are important to the broader social relevance of this case. He must also overlook the significant forensic evidence that supports George's claim of self-defense, and that FBI documents related to the civil rights investigation show no evidence that George acted in a racially motivated way that night (to the contrary, they illustrate examples of George as a non-racist who has a colorblind life philosophy). Mr. Capehart's voluntary decision to ignore this information bespeaks his willingness to craft his message without care for accuracy. Again, we understand that such is wholly allowed in an opinion piece, but we suggest his responsibility as a journalist should also impact his presentation.
The Zimmerman Case has become a flashpoint in the conversation about racial injustice. While we contest that any racial motivation played a role in the Zimmerman Case, we are compelled to use the notoriety of this case to begin a realistic, honest conversation about racial injustice. But here is a warning: to focus so intently on George Zimmerman, and to equate a civil rights victory to a Zimmerman conviction cheapens the conversation and threatens to drive us further apart. If the Zimmerman Case is to be the catalyst for conversation about race, then we owe it to ourselves to have a complete and nuanced understanding of all the factors involved.


Zahra Baker's skull identified

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Posted on February 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM
Updated today at 12:21 PM

HICKORY, N.C. -- A skull found in Caldwell County last April has been identified as that of Zahra Baker.
The skull was found in the woods on Winkler Way off N.C. 268 on April 17 by a hunter.
Zahra, a two-time cancer survivor, was 10 years old when she was killed and dismembered in September 2010. Her stepmother, Elisa Baker, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Zahra’s death in September 2011, but her skull had never been found before now.

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