Volunteers hang wreaths downtown for Chelsea Bruck

Sisters Gerry Ash of Monroe and Carol Dikowski of Newport had other plans on how to spend their Saturday morning, but scrapped those to hang large wreaths with symbolic purple ribbons on them in downtown Monroe.

 The two women were among more than two dozen volunteers who bundled up against the cold Saturday to help raise awareness about the search for Chelsea Bruck, 22, of Maybee, who has been missing since Oct. 26.

 Read more at: http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/nov/16/volunteers-hang-wreaths-downtown-chelsea-bruck/

Hannah Graham's death ruled homicide

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FBI director says US prepared for Tsarnaev trial ( Boston Marathon )

BOSTON —FBI Director James Comey says he believes authorities are well prepared to provide security for the terrorism trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

During a visit to the Boston FBI office Tuesday, Comey said the U.S. has had trials for accused terror suspects in New York, Chicago and Northern Virginia, and has "a pretty good handle" on providing security.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://www.wcvb.com/news/fbi-director-says-us-prepared-for-tsarnaev-trial/29804406

Albemarle County Police: Graham Died From "Homicidal Violence of Undetermined Etiology"

Albermarle Co., VA - Albemarle County Police have released the following information via their verified twitter account:

 "We have received a cause and manner of death from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the Hannah Graham investigation.

 READ MORE: http://www.wset.com/story/27419958/albemarle-county-police-graham-died-from-homicidal-violence-of-undetermined-etiology

Man gets 30 years for sexually assaulting friend's 12-year-old daughter

WHEATON, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A west suburban man who prosecutors say sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl for months until being caught by the girl's mother has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

 Judge Blanche Hill Fawell handed down the sentence Monday after 32-year-old Javier Rocha-Sosa of West Chicago pleaded guilty to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, according to the DuPage County state's attorney's office.

READ MORE: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/27419929/man-gets-30-years-for-sexually-assaulting-friends-12-year-old-daughter

Warrant: Kidnapped Md. girl, 12, used Kik to communicate with suspect

RALEIGH, N.C. - A Raleigh man charged with kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old Maryland girl used a mobile instant messaging application to communicate with her and find out where she lives, according to a search warrant.

 Victor Yanez Arroyo, 32, of Raleigh, was arrested Friday on charges of kidnapping and first-degree rape.

 READ MORE: http://www.wncn.com/story/27418429/warrant-kidnapped-md-girl-12-used-kik-to-communicate-with-suspect

Brooklyn Hospital Is Told to Keep Girl, 2, on Life Support Amid Organ Donation Fight ( Thaiya Spruill-Smith )

A judge on Monday ordered a Brooklyn hospital to keep a 2-year-old girl on life support for at least another day, as her parents argue over whether her organs should be donated.

 The girl, Thaiya Spruill-Smith, was declared brain-dead on Friday, after injuries apparently caused by her stepfather violently shaking her.

READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/18/nyregion/brooklyn-girl-life-support-custody-battle.html?_r=2

Hearing To Discuss Photos In Theater Shooting Case

Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are heading to court to discuss what photo and video evidence can be shown at trial.

 A hearing Tuesday will also address audio recordings and the storage of evidence that may be used during the trial of James Holmes.

 READ MORE: http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Hearing-to-discuss-photos-in-theater-shooting-case-283039791.html

Kendrick Johnson family wants public help

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The parents of teenager Kendrick Johnson want the public to come forward with information. With their attorney Chevene King, Jackie and Kenneth Johnson appeared at a morning conference in Valdosta Tuesday.

READ MORE : http://www.walb.com/story/27415827/kendrick-johnson-family-wants-public-help

Teen in baby-smothering case takes attempted-murder plea

A 19-year-old St. Cloud mother accused of repeatedly trying to suffocate her then-3-month-old daughter in June took a plea on Tuesday that carries the possibility of decades in state prison.

 Brenna Elise Winter pleaded no contest to attempted-first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges in a hearing before Circuit Judge Mike Murphy at the Orange County Courthouse.

 READ MORE: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-brenna-winter-baby-attack-plea-20141118-story.html

Ex-Army sergeant among 4 killed in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gunmen killed a retired Army sergeant and three members of his family, Puerto Rico police said Tuesday.

 A 13-year-old son survived despite being stabbed and thrown off a bridge.

 READ MORE: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/3cb4ab14aef241049a46e958ab0fe164/ex-army-sergeant-among-4-killed-puerto-rico

Father of Valdosta baby found dead speaks out

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The father of a baby found dead in a Valdosta home in September ago is spoke out Tuesday about the investigation.

 READ MORE: http://www.walb.com/story/27420313/father-of-valdosta-baby-found-dead-speaks-out

Toledo man accused of raping drunk 15-year-old, to be arraigned Wednesday

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - A Toledo man is behind bars, accused of raping an intoxicated 15-year-old girl.

According to court documents, 44-year-old James Wolff had sex with the minor when she was so drunk she couldn't resist.

READ MORE: http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/27421603/toledo-man-accused-of-raping-drunk-15-year-old-to-be-arraigned-wednesday

Use of theater shooting photos at trial debated ( James Holmes )

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case told a judge Tuesday that about 200 photos, many of dead and wounded victims, are too gruesome and would bias jurors if shown during trial.

 That's only a portion of about 2,500 photos prosecutors want to introduce during the trial of James Holmes.

 Read more: http://www.kmov.com/news/national/283084551.html#ixzz3JWzbUHJ5

Bashara's godmother 'floored' to learn of his affair ( Jane Bashara )

Detroit — Robert Bashara's godmother was "floored" to learn he slept in his marital bed with a woman while his longtime girlfriend slept on the floor.

 Gwendolyn Samuel, Bashara's godmother and aunt, began testimony Wednesday in the murder-for-hire trial of the Grosse Pointe Park businessman by saying she had no idea he was having an affair.

 READ MORE: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2014/11/19/robert-bashara-murder-trial/19266705/

Cash Reward Increases To $7,000 For Information On Missing Woman Chelsea Bruck

MONROE (WWJ) - A reward has been increased to $7,000 for information in the case of a missing 22-year-old Monroe County woman.

 Chelsea Bruck has been missing since Oct. 26, when apparently she walked away from a Halloween party at a rural farmhouse on Post Road in Frenchtown Township during the early morning hours.

READ MORE: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/11/15/cash-reward-increases-to-7000-for-information-on-missing-woman-chelsea-bruck/

Family of missing Michigan woman appeals for help ( Chelsea Bruck )

NEWPORT, Mich. - The family of a Michigan woman who disappeared last month from a Halloween party is making a fresh appeal for help in the investigation.

A prayer service and candlelight vigil was held Saturday for Chelsea Bruck at St. Charles Catholic Church in Newport. Leannda Bruck says "somebody knows something" about her daughter's disappearance.

READ MORE: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/family-of-missing-michigan-woman-appeals-for-help/29777830

Police: Luther man arrested in rape of 14-year-old

LUTHER, Okla. —A Luther man was arrested on a rape charge after officers pulled him over and his 14-year-old passenger told police he had sexually assaulted her.

According to the Logan County Sheriff's Office, Luther police stopped a vehicle driven by Cameron Williams, 28, and his teen passenger told police that Williams had sexually assaulted her overnight in Logan County on Sunday.

Read more: http://www.koco.com/news/police-luther-man-arrested-in-rape-of-14yearold/29771254#ixzz3JQiXPpjR

Man held over 'hit-and-run' death of 11-year-old Sophie Brannan

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of Sophie Brannan.

 The 11-year-old died on Saturday morning after being struck by a car on Friday evening as she walked with a friend and her uncle in Glasgow's Maryhilll area.

READ MORE: http://news.stv.tv/west-central/300012-man-arrested-in-connection-with-death-of-11-year-old-sophie-brannan/

Witness: Wife told Bashara 'don't embarrass the family' ( Jane Bashara )

A man who shared a prison cell with Bob Bashara testified the former Grosse Pointe Park businessman shared a conversation Bashara had with his wife.

Jane Bashara told her husband, whatever he did, "just don't embarrass the family," Bob Bashara's former cellmate at the Oaks Correctional Facility in Manistee said Monday.

 READ MORE: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2014/11/17/bob-bashara-trial-kill-prosecutor/19180199/

Father of shaken baby sentenced to 7 years

(NEWS CENTER) -- A judge sentenced a man convicted of shaking his infant daughter so hard it caused irreversible brain damage to seven years in prison.

 The case against Kevin Peaslee gained national attention when the baby's mother and the state went to court over a do-not resuscitate order.

 READ MORE: http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2014/11/14/shaken-baby-dnr-peaslee-sentence/19043711/

Stephanie Sloop pleads guilty to murder in death of 4-year-old son Ethan Stacy

Utah mother gets at least 20 years in son's death ( Ethan Stacy )

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) - A judge on Monday sentenced a Utah mother to serve at least 20 years in prison for her role in the killing of her 4-year-old son, who was malnourished, beaten and disfigured before he was buried in the mountains.

 Stephanie Sloop, 31, sobbed as she apologized in court and said her selfish behavior led to Ethan Stacy's 2010 death.

 READ MORE:http://www.counton2.com/story/27407367/utah-mother-gets-at-least-20-years-in-sons-death

St. Louis mom who waterboarded, beat her daughters gets 78-year sentence

A St Louis, Mo., psycho who beat, whipped and waterboarded her own young children in a brutal campaign of "systematic torture" has been jailed for 78 years.

 Lakechia Schonta Stanley reportedly confessed Friday to the sickening attacks on her two daughters.

READ MORE: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/st-louis-mom-waterboarded-daughters-78-years-article-1.2013311

Police: Mom admits to dropping 12-year-old daughter off at homeless shelter

OKLAHOMA CITY —A metro mother is facing charges of child endangerment after she admitted to leaving her daughter at a homeless shelter.

 According to police, the 12-year-old was dropped off at the City Rescue Mission Sunday.

Read more: http://www.koco.com/news/police-mom-admits-to-dropping-12yearold-daughter-off-at-homeless-shelter/29785462#ixzz3JQczUViW

Day 11 of Jodi Arias Trial: Jurors sent home until Thursday

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PHOENIX (CBS5) - There was another surprise and random delay in the Jodi Arias trial.

 Read more: http://www.wfsb.com/story/27402376/day-11-of-jodi-arias-trial-jurors-sent-home-until-thursday#ixzz3JQcG20hO

Witness: Wife told Bashara 'don't embarrass the family' ( Jane Bashara )

A man who shared a prison cell with Bob Bashara testified the former Grosse Pointe Park businessman shared a conversation Bashara had with his wife.

 Jane Bashara told her husband, whatever he did, "just don't embarrass the family," Bob Bashara's former cellmate at the Oaks Correctional Facility in Manistee said Monday.

 READ MORE: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2014/11/17/bob-bashara-trial-kill-prosecutor/19180199/

Madeleine McCann detectives interview British expat gardener living in Portugal about his movements on night child disappeared

Police have questioned a British expat over his movements on the night Madeleine McCann vanished seven years ago, it has been reported.

The self-employed gardener still lives in the Algarve region of Portugal and had worked near the resort where Madeleine's parents were staying in Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007.

 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2836531/Madeleine-McCann-detectives-interview-British-expat-gardener-living-Portugal-movements-night-child-disappeared.html#ixzz3JQab5cSu

Michelle Parker still missing three years after disappearance

Michelle Parker’s family gathered over the weekend to remember their loved one from Geneva.

 They said they will not give up searching for and praying for Parker, who has been missing since Nov. 17, 2011.

 READ MORE: http://www.wesh.com/news/michelle-parker-still-missing-three-years-after-disappearance/29770808

Before Goodman sentencing, judge gets mail from critics, supporters

One writer begins his letter to Palm Beach County Chief Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath with the words, "Please end the madness."

Another writer concludes with the plea, "Let justice be served like it would for the ordinary average person."

 READ MORE: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-goodman-sentencing-preview-20141117-story.html

Case Against Sierra LaMar Murder Suspect Postponed Again

They are still waiting for justice.

The family of Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar, who was kidnapped and killed two years ago, was back in court Wednesday.

 READ MORE: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Sierra-LaMar-Case-Grand-Jury-Report-Highlights-DNA-Evidence-282493141.html

Mom, Boy Killed in Suspicious South Jersey House Fire: Sources

Prior abuse evidence allowed at Marissa Alexander trial

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Prior acts of domestic violence by Marissa Alexander's estranged husband will be allowed at her December trial, the judge in the case announced Wednesday.

 Circuit Judge James Daniel granted, in part, the defense's request to call an ex-wife and two former girlfriends of Rico Gray, all of whom say he was abusive and whom Gray previously admitted abusing.

READ MORE: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/crime/2014/11/12/judge-allows-spousal-abuse-testimony/18908109/

Report recommends jail time for Steven Powell ( Susan Powell )

TACOMA, Wash. - A state corrections officer has recommended that the father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell serve 60 days in jail for failing to get court-ordered sexual deviancy treatment.

 The officer says Steven Powell continues to put the community at risk by failing to comply with court orders. He filed a report last week in Pierce County Superior Court.

READ MORE: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Report-recommends-jail-time-for-Steven-Powell-282461901.html

Prosecutor Response To Computer Tampering Allegation PDF Jodi Arias

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Winter Haven mother gets 13 years for death of son ( Jeffery Lentz Jr. )

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — The mother of a 3-week-old Winter Haven boy who died in 2012 of head trauma has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

A judge sentenced Jessica Lentz, 34, after she pleaded no contest to aggravated child neglect and other charges.

 READ MORE: http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/winter-haven-mother-gets-13-years-death-son/nh5gC/

Suspect in McStay case no stranger to family

(CNN) -- It's been one year since the bodies of the McStay family were found in the Mojave Desert.

An off-road motorcyclist reported possible skeletal remains in two shallow graves on November 11, 2013.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/10/justice/mcstay-one-year-later/index.html

Man arrested in McStay murders was writing book about case

Chase Merritt, the man recently charged with murdering the McStays, a family of four who disappeared in 2010 and whose remains were found last year in the California desert, was writing a book about the crime he's now accused of committing.

 The 57-year-old Merritt planned to release a book later this year titled, "Afraid of the Light," in which he claimed Joseph McStay had been concerned his wife may have been poisoning him in the days prior to the McStay family's disappearance.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-arrested-in-mcstay-murders-was-writing-book-about-case/

Man held without bond in wife's fall death

DENVER (AP) - A man accused of pushing his wife to her death off a cliff in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park also killed his first wife 17 years earlier, prosecutors said Wednesday, and a judge agreed the cases were "glaringly" similar.

U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya ordered Harold Henthorn, 58, to remain jailed without bond after a hearing in which prosecutors argued he was a dangerous flight risk with $1.5 million at his disposal that includes some of his late wife's assets.

READ MORE : http://www.counton2.com/story/27362731/man-accused-of-pushing-wife-off-cliff-is-in-court

Woman admits to lying for, about Bashara, his dead wife

A former Chicago police officer who said she met Bob Bashara over a web site testified Tuesday she tried to tarnish Jane Bashara’s name and lied for and about him following his wife’s murder.

 Therese Giffin took the stand in Bashara’s murder trial and said that, at Bashara’s request, she posted a blog on the web site, thehinkymeter.com, to taint Jane Bashara’s reputation in order to steer police away from his as a suspect in her death.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20141111/woman-admits-to-lying-for-about-bashara-his-dead-wife

Bashara trial: Ex 'slave,' Gentz's friend testify

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Questions raised in suspicious death of Embry Riddle student

The family of deceased Embry Riddle student Timothy Englehardt tells NBC News' "Dateline" that police are taking a closer look at the angle of the shot that killed the 22-year-old.

 WATCH VIDEO : http://www.wesh.com/questions-raised-in-suspicious-death-of-embry-riddle-student/29689594

Reward now $5,000 in case of missing Michigan woman ( Chelsea Bruck )

MONROE, Mich. - A cash reward of $5,000 is being offered in the case of a Michigan woman's disappearance from a Halloween party.

Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone said there's no evidence that Chelsea Bruck was hurt or killed. 

READ MORE : http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/reward-now-5000-in-case-of-missing-michigan-woman/29566028

Purple ribbon campaign begins for Chelsea Bruck

Chelsea Bruck’s favorite color is purple, so Monroe County is about to see a lot of it.

A purple ribbon campaign, started by LeeAnn Russeau, has begun, with supporters asking residents to wear purple ribbons, purple bracelets or tie purple ribbons at their homes.

 Read more at: http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/nov/11/purple-ribbon-campaign-begins-chelsea-bruck/

Arias Defense Focuses on Sex, Secrets, Religion

Defense attorneys for convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Wednesday sought to portray the victim as a man torn between his devout Mormon faith and his secret sexual urges as they worked to convince a jury to spare her life.

 Arias was found guilty of murder last year in the 2008 killing of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander at his suburban Phoenix home, but jurors deadlocked on whether she should be sentenced to death or life in prison.

READ MORE: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/arias-trial-resume-week-break-26851947

Bob Bashara calls daughter 'spoiled' in recorded call

Bob Bashara called his daughter "spoiled" in a recorded phone call made after the death of her mother, Jane Bashara, and played in court Wednesday.

 "It's unfortunate the way she's acting," Bashara said to a friend while behind bars accused of trying to orchestrate a hit on his former handyman.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO :http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2014/11/12/bob-bashara-trial-murder/18915325/

Free Jodi Arias? Yes. (And no.)

So, is it time to set Jodi Arias free?

READ MORE:http://www.azcentral.com/story/ejmontini/2014/11/11/jodi-arias-prosecutorial-misconduct-judge-sherry-stephens/18849251/

Madeleine McCann latest: Three British nationals to be questioned by police investigating girl’s disappearance

Three British nationals are among 11 people reportedly set to be questioned by police in the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Seven of them, including a British man and woman, will be identified as new suspects and declared as “arguidos”, or formal suspects under Portuguese law, it has been reported.



Madeleine McCann Investigators Set to Question Seven: Sources

British and Portuguese police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are set to question seven people, sources close to the case told NBC News.

 The grilling is likely to take place later this month, after British police receive permission to sit in on interrogations about the three-year-old who went missing from a hotel room in Portugal in 2007.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/madeleine-mccann-investigators-set-question-seven-sources-n245801

‘American Horror Story’ Endured by Toddler While His Mom Watched Brings DA to Tears ( Scott McMillan )

Scott McMillan was only three years old when he succumbed to the systematic abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother and her live-in boyfriend in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

District Attorney Tom Hogan’s voice choked with emotion as he described the torture Scott sustained.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://www.ijreview.com/2014/11/199136-american-horror-story-toddler-suffers-unspeakable-abuse-hands-mom-boyfriend/

5-year search for missing Ocoee woman goes cold ( Tracy Ocasio )

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The case goes cold. In this weeks 'Missing,' FOX 35 is focused on Tracy Ocasio.

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LIVE interview with mother of missing woman, Chelsea Bruck

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Family enlists professional help to find missing woman ( Chelsea Bruck )

With the search for a missing Maybee woman nearing the two-week mark, Chelsea Bruck’s family has enlisted the help of professionals to assist them in reorganizing the family-led search efforts.

This weekend, volunteers with the Ohio chapter of Texas Equusearch, or TXEQ, will be in Monroe County offering insight on the best approach and tactics for looking for a missing person.

 Read more at: http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/nov/08/family-enlists-professional-help-find-missing-woma/

Community gathers at Yaquina Bay Bridge to remember London McCabe

Six-year-old London was thrown from the Yaquina Bay Bridge near Newport on Monday. His body was recovered from the water and his mother was arrested.

 Jillian McCabe, 34, called 911 and told a dispatcher, "I just threw my son over the Yaquina Bay Bridge," according to court documents.

 Read more: http://www.kptv.com/story/27338199/community-gathers-at-yaquina-bay-bridge-to-remember-london-mccabe#ixzz3IllyeDeX

Husband and wife accused of beating 3-year-old relative to death ( Jasper Henderling-Warner )

Lewis County deputies say Jasper Henderling-Warner, 3, was left with Brenda and Danny Wing of Vader by his mother, while she spent time in Vancouver.

 Read more: http://www.kptv.com/story/27331798/husband-and-wife-accused-of-beating-3-year-old-relative-to-death#ixzz3IlkyJ2FW

These Are The States With The Most Open Missing Persons Cases

It’s the unthinkable in the age of connectivity. A spouse doesn’t arrive home on time; a colleague fails to show up for work; a child never makes it to class.

 Even now, people vanish without a trace -- leaving families and law enforcement grasping for clues.

READ MORE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/10/most-missing-persons-state_n_6110476.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment&ir=Entertainment

Parents of 3-year-old found dead near park under investigation ( Donnell Coakley )

CHICAGO -- The mother and father of a three-year-old found dead near the city's Rogers Park neighborhood are being investigated for abuse, a Department of Child and Family Services spokesperson said.

Donnell Coakley was found unresponsive in his bed by his parents around 8:40 p.m. Friday in the 6500-block of N. Seeley Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 READ MORE: http://abc7news.com/news/3-year-old-found-dead-near-park-/388102/

Pistorius appeal hearing set for Dec. 9

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Prosecutors said Monday their application to appeal against Oscar Pistorius' manslaughter conviction and five-year prison sentence will be heard in a South African court on Dec. 9.

 The prosecutors have said Pistorius should have been found guilty of murder for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

 READ MORE: http://www.wsvn.com/story/27342157/pistorius-appeal-hearing-set-for-dec-9

Jodi Arias defense allegations: Porn evidence destroyed on Travis Alexander computer

3 years later, search for 'Baby Lisa' continues ( Lisa Irwin )

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Three years after a 10-month-old girl who came to be known as Baby Lisa disappeared from her Kansas City home, her family and police continue to search for her but report little success.

 Lisa Irwin went missing on Oct. 4, 2011, drawing national attention and sparking an offer of a $100,000 reward and a massive search by thousands of law enforcement officers and volunteers.

Read more: http://www.kmbc.com/news/3-years-later-search-for-baby-lisa-continues/28386906#ixzz3IlhZyKG3

Nearly 300 Tips Received, Video Released In Case Of Missing Woman Chelsea Bruck

MONROE (WWJ) – “We have no reason to believe that she is not alive at this time.”

That was the word from Monroe County sheriff Dale Malone Wednesday, as he updated reporters on the case of 22-year-old Chelsea Bruck, who disappeared from an Oct. 26 Halloween party.

READ MORE:http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/11/05/100-tips-received-video-released-in-case-of-missing-woman-chelsea-bruck/

Jodi Arias Death Penalty Retrial Put On Hold As She Appears With Possible Signs Of Injury — The Latest Courtroom Secrets Exposed

Courtroom secrets have delayed the Jodi Arias death penalty trial for a week and RadarOnline.com has all the details.

 The halt comes after Arias demanded that the public and media be booted from court while a “mystery” witness testifies.

READ MORE: http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/11/jodi-arias-trial-delay-mystery-witness/

Prosecutors challenge 'shockingly light' sentence for Oscar Pistorius

Prosecutors asked Pretoria’s High Court on Tuesday for leave to appeal the jail sentence handed to South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, saying it was “shockingly light, considering that a life has been lost.” They also asked for permission to appeal his murder acquittal.
Pistorius was sentenced last month to five years in prison after a court convicted him of culpable homicide, or intentional killing, for shooting to death his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year.



Adrian Peterson Reaches Plea Deal in Child Abuse Case

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson avoided jail time on Tuesday in a plea agreement reached with prosecutors to resolve his child abuse case.

Peterson was indicted in September on a felony charge of injury to a child for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son earlier this year in suburban Houston.

Read more: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Adrian-Peterson-Court-Vikings-Child-Abuse-Case-281429331.html#ixzz3IKgA20qG

Madeleine McCann: Some of the 10 will be interviewed as SUSPECTS by police, report claims

Scotland Yard detectives have been given permission to instigate a fresh set of probes by new prosecutor Ines Sequeira, who has finally approved a fifth international letter of request that was received by the state in August.

 It was initially believed that the people stated in the request would be questioned as witnesses only.

READ MORE : http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/531252/Maddie-McCann-British-police-to-return-to-Portugal

Vigil planned for boy found dead in Yaquina Bay ( London McCabe )

WALDPORT, Ore. -- A vigil was planned for Saturday, for the 6-year-old Waldport boy who was found dead in Yaquina Bay Tuesday morning.
The vigil will be held at Clear Rogue Ales Brewery on the Bay, at 2320 SE Osu Drive in Newport, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.



David Kalac sought in girlfriend's murder after graphic photos posted online ( Amanda Coplin )

PORT ORCHARD, WA - Authorities are searching for a man suspected of killing his 30-year-old live-in girlfriend in Washington state after graphic photos posted online appeared to show her body hours before it was discovered.

David Kalac is suspected of second-degree murder in the death of Amanda Lynn Coplin, according to court documents from Kitsap County.



A third trial for John Goodman? Lawyers cite reasons why

WEST PALM BEACH — John Goodman’s second DUI manslaughter trial was so fraught with mistakes that a judge should grant him a third trial in the 2010 death of Scott Patrick Wilson, his lawyers are claiming.

 Goodman’s written motion for a new trial Wednesday comes more than a week after a six-member jury from Tampa repeated a local jury’s 2012 verdict, convicting Goodman of DUI manslaughter with failure to render aid and vehicular manslaughter.

READ MORE: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/john-goodman-to-ask-for-new-dui-manslaughter-trial/nhzxp/

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Principal: Boy thrown from bridge was happy ( London McCabe )

Bellevue boy, Sky Metawala, still missing after 3 years

Bellevue boy, Sky Metawala, vanished three years ago Thursday.

Sky Metalwala's mother, Julia Biryukova, said she left the 2-year-old in her car while she went to a gas station after she ran out of gas.



Police: 3-year-old hung up by feet, beaten, killed in Chester County( Scott McMillan )

WEST CALN TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Police say a man and his girlfriend are charged with murdering the girlfriend's 3-year-old son.

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrests of Gary Fellenbaum and Jillian Tait Thursday morning. He says Fellenbaum, his wife, and girlfriend, Tait, all lived in a trailer park on Hope Lane in West Caln Township.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://6abc.com/383512/

Recordings: Bashara pondered Hollywood-style hit on Gentz

A Detroit business owner, channeling famous actors, listed off ways he could help Bob Bashara orchestrate a Hollywood-style hit.

Among the ways Steven Tibaudo suggested having Bashara's former handyman Joseph Gentz killed in the Wayne County Jail: put somebody in jail with to poison him; put glass in a salt and pepper shaker so he would eat it and do damage to his intestinal tract, causing an excruciating death; or, if Gentz was being moved, take him out with a grenade launcher.

READ MORE: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2014/11/03/bashara-trial/18380401/

Sheriff: Mom drove off cliff to try to kill 2 kids

UKIAH, Calif. -- Authorities allege a Northern California mother tried to kill her two young sons by intentionally driving off a 300-foot cliff, injuring both children.

Mendocino County sheriff's officials say 35-year-old Athena Renee Doyle was arrested on a warrant in Humboldt County on Friday in connection with the Oct. 3 crash that injured her and her two boys, ages 2 and 4. She is facing two felony counts of attempted murder.

READ MORE: http://abc7news.com/news/sheriff-mom-drove-off-cliff-to-try-to-kill-2-kids/379182/

Joran van der Sloot reportedly stabbed in Peruvian prison, critically injured

Joran van der Sloot, the 27-year-old Dutchman who is the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, has been stabbed and may be in critical condition, according to a Dutch website.

 In an interview with a Dutch news outlet, van der Sloot’s lawyer, Máximo Altez, said the convicted killer was stabbed in the shoulder and waist by fellow prisoners.

READ MORE : http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/11/03/joran-van-der-sloot-reportedly-stabbed-in-peruvian-prison-critically-injured/

Guilty verdict reached in first of three witness-murder trials

Before Donnell Godfrey was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 19-year-old Alex Zaldivar, his victim's father told the convicted killer that he was lucky to be in custody.

 "If I could get my hands on you, I would kill you in a heartbeat," Rafael Zaldivar said.

READ MORE: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-donnell-godfrey-trial-witness-murder-20141104-story.html

Court can't shut out media in Jodi Arias case

Woman at center of manhunt takes plea deal ( Child Abduction Threat )

Recently her husband, Robert Clawson Jr., was sentenced to five years on a felony charge of burglary, three years for a felony charge of obstruction of justice and three years for synthetic identify deception.

The pair found themselves in the middle of a manhunt earlier this year after law enforcement officials received word that two people wanted out of northwestern Indiana had been spotted in Shelby County and made it known their desire was to abduct a child between the ages of 8-12.

READ MORE: http://www.shelbynews.com/news/article_879f6b04-638e-11e4-88e5-73312bb52197.html

Mother accused of throwing son, 6, off Yaquina Bay Bridge

NEWPORT, Ore. -- A Lincoln County woman was jailed on several serious charges after she reportedly threw her six-year-old son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport Monday night.

 Authorities said 34-year-old Jillian McCabe called 911 at 6:25 p.m. to report what she did. The drop from the highest point on the bridge deck to the water below is 133 feet.

READ MORE: http://www.kgw.com/story/news/local/central-coast/2014/11/03/woman-reportedly-throws-boy-off-bridge-in-newport/18446035/

Baby killed when hot plate starts fire; mother arrested

The mother was outside the home, eating at a nearby trailer on the property, when the fire broke out about 5 a.m. Monday.

 "The baby boy was by himself in the residence. The mother was in the other residence, basically eating cake, and was not aware of the fire," Ziesemer said.

 READ MORE: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Mom-arrested-after-using-hot-plate-for-heat-in-fatal-fire-281393121.html

Police search for Philadelphia woman whose abduction was caught on tape ( Carlesha Freeland-Gaither )

Police are searching for a 22-year-old Philadelphia woman whose abduction was caught on surveillance video Sunday night.

 Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was walking in Germantown, Pa., at around 9:40 p.m. when a man grabbed her at a street corner and pushed her down the block into his dark four-door sedan, police said.

 READ MORE : http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/philadelphia-woman-abduction-caught-tape-article-1.1997713

Reward offered for information leading to missing Monroe County woman ( Chelsea Bruck )

NEWPORT, Mich. -- As more people join in the search for a Monroe County woman missing for more than a week, officials have offered a cash reward for information leading to her.

22-year-old Chelsea Bruck was last seen in Newport in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 25. She had attended a Halloween costume party on Post Road Saturday night. The gathering was attended by hundreds of people, according to Bruck's sister.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.nbc24.com/news/story.aspx?id=1117839#.VFjbGslh3zc

Sister of missing Michigan woman hopeful in search since disappearance at crowded Halloween party ( Chelsea Bruck )

Friends and family of a Michigan woman have been combing cornfields of Monroe County ever since she vanished more than a week ago.

The 22-year-old, who spent her entire life near her hometown of Maybee, was last seen at a crowded Halloween party dressed as Poison Ivy.

READ MORE: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/sister-missing-mich-woman-hopeful-search-disappeared-halloween-party-article-1.1996646

Jodi Arias judge kicks everyone out of courtroom for mystery witness

Judge refuses to stop blocking access to Jodi Arias trial

What was arguably the nation's most public trial has moved further behind closed doors.

 On Friday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens denied a motion by The Arizona Republic, 12 News and Meredith Corporation, which owns local TV stations Channels 3 and 5, to prevent her from blocking media access to testimony in the Jodi Arias trial.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2014/10/31/judge-refuses-stop-blocking-access-arias-trial/18271065/

Clothing with bodies found in Mexico matches missing Texans'

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) - The Tamaulipas state governor and prosecutor have confirmed that three Americans missing in northern Mexico for more than two weeks have been found dead near Matamoros.

State Attorney General Ismael Quintanilla Acosta says the father of the three identified them from photographs of the bodies showing tattoos.

 READ MORE: http://www.ktxs.com/news/Clothing-with-bodies-found-in-Mexico-matches-missing-Texans/29444660

Mother of Sandy Hook shooting victim speaks about mental health in Dubuque

DUBUQUE — The mother of a student who was killed at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School will spoke about mental health and gun safety in Dubuque on Thursday.

Nicole Hockley’s son, Dylan, died in a shooting at the school nearly two years ago.

 Dylan was one of twenty first-graders and six adults killed at the elementary school in Newton, Connecticut in December 2012

 Read more at http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/mother-of-sandy-hook-shooting-victim-speaks-about-mental-health-in-dubuque-20141030#KEl3VzFD8IjRKkTZ.99

Mother accused of beating daughter with extension cord

MESA, Ariz. -- A woman is accused of beating her 10-year-old daughter with an extension cord.

 Erinn Gillis, 31, was arrested on Wednesday. She is facing a child abuse charge.

 Read more: http://www.azfamily.com/news/Mother-accused-of-beating-daughter-with-extension-cord-281011372.html#ixzz3I1NbqkRS

Emergency Calls Released in Marysville High School Shooting

Authorities in Washington on late Thursday released the recordings of emergency workers responding to the shooting that left the gunman and two other students dead and three injured at a high school near Seattle last week.

 "We are all in the cafeteria," a man said.

 READ MORE AND LISTEN TO 911 CALLS: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/emergency-calls-released-marysville-high-school-shooting-n237981

2nd arrest made in connection to Beverly Carter murder

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - The estranged wife of a murder suspect has been arrested in connection to the case, according to Little Rock television station KTHV.

 According to the news outlet, Crystal Hope Lowery, 41, of Jacksonville was arrested by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. Lowery is charged with capital murder and kidnapping of Beverly Carter.

READ MORE: http://www.kait8.com/story/27169187/2nd-arrest-made-in-connection-to-beverly-carter-murder

Kendrick Johnson's Autopsy Photos Anonymously Leaked To The Public

Valdosta, GA - On January 14th 2013, three days after Kendrick Johnson was found inside a rolled up gym mat at Lowndes High School, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations did an autopsy on the teen's body.

Jackie Johnson says last Thursday, those autopsy reports showed up on the website Re-News it, a blog that anonymously posts evidence and theories on national stories, what else they found, came as a shock.

 READ MORE: http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Kendrick-Johnson-Autopsy-Photos-Anonymously-Leaked-To-The-Public-278873501.html

Man sentenced in murder of two girls, girlfriend wants to withdraw plea

OKFUSKEE COUNTY, Okla. —An Oklahoma man convicted and sentenced in a murder wants to withdraw his plea.

 A hearing has been scheduled for Friday on behalf of Kevin Sweat. He's filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea.

Read more: http://www.koco.com/news/man-sentenced-in-murder-of-two-girls-girlfriend-wants-to-withdraw-plea/29433586#ixzz3I1KUaP37

Cheverly mom indicted on murder charges for suffocating her children

WASHINGTON - A Maryland mother accused of suffocating her two young children has been indicted on two murder charges.

 A Prince George's County grand jury returned the indictment, which was announced Thursday. Sonya Spoon, of Cheverly, is also charged with two counts each of first-degree assault, first-degree child abuse and second-degree assault.

READ MORE: http://wtop.com/?nid=893&sid=3733067

Investigators call Karen Swift’s husband ‘uncooperative and suspicious’

DYER COUNTY, Tenn. — Karen Swift spent her last night alive at a Halloween party with friends at The Farms Clubhouse.

She wasn’t with her husband. Karen’s first stop after the party was her friend’s house to pick up her car, and the second stop was to pick up her daughter from a Halloween party.

 READ MORE: http://wreg.com/2014/10/30/investigators-call-karen-swifts-husband-uncooperative-and-suspicious/

Mom who drove van into ocean granted limited contact with children ( Ebony Wilkerson )

New Madeleine McCann picture of missing tot posing in a pumpkin costume for Halloween

Clutching her teddy bear and beaming for the camera, little Madeleine McCann poses happily in a pumpkin costume for Halloween.

The snap was taken months before she disappeared from a holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007, when she was three.

 READ MORE : http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/new-madeleine-mccann-picture-missing-4552013

Police: Port Orange mom made children drink toilet cleaner

PORT ORANGE, Fla. — A Port Orange mother who was arrested after she allegedly made her children drink toilet bowl cleaner is being held without bond at the Volusia County Jail.

Officers were dispatched to the woman's home on Timber Trail around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

READ MORE: http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/port-orange-mom-allegedly-made-children-drink-toil/nhxsJ/

Bob Bashara trial scheduled to resume today

The trial of Bob Bashara — delayed last week after Bashara fell ill — is expected to resume today.

 Bashara, facing first-degree murder and other charges in the death of his wife, collapsed and was "complaining of pain and doubled over" on Wednesday, Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Robert Moran said in court that day.

READ MORE: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2014/11/03/bashara-trial/18380401/

'The day I meet Oscar has to come': Reeva Steenkamp's mother reveals she wants to ask Oscar Pistorius face to face why he killed her daughter

June Steenkamp has revealed she and her husband are willing to one day meet Oscar Pistorius and ask him face to face why he shot dead their daughter.

The couple have never actually met Pistorius, who was last month jailed for five years for killing their daughter Reeva, but Mrs Steenkamp is steeling herself for the inevitable day they finally meet and have the opportunity to ask him why he pulled the trigger.

Former Patriot Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial to stay put

FALL RIVER — A Superior Court judge has denied a request to relocate the first-degree murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez from Bristol County, a change the defense said is needed because media coverage is undermining his right to a fair trial.

 The trial is now scheduled to start Jan. 9 in Bristol Superior Court with Judge E. Susan Garsh presiding over jury selection.

 READ MORE: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/10/30/aaron-hernandez-back-court-where-lawyers-are-expected-urge-judge-move-trial/9tcloqir2hdYNISYihNx2H/story.html

Attorney asks for mental evaluation of UVa. student abduction suspect Jesse Matthew Jr. ( Hannah Graham )

Brittney Wood: Teen’s Disappearance Leads Police To Backwood Child Sex Ring, Nine Family Members Charged

Brittney Wood was last ween with her uncle Donnie Holland in 2012, and now the case of the missing teen and her uncle’s suicide has led police to discover what they say is an extensive child sex ring in the backwoods of Alabama.
Wood was 19 when she went missing on the night of May 30, and police zeroed in on her uncle, who was being investigated for sex crimes at the time

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1579709/brittney-wood-teens-disappearance-leads-police-to-backwood-child-sex-ring-nine-family-members-charged/#tT5xyEvxDli5kc23.99

Car linked to missing NE teen found in Park County ( Jason Berglund )

PARK COUNTY - Deputies in Park County found a car belonging to a teen reported missing from Nebraska.

 Jason Berglund, 18, was last seen wearing a grey and white Myrtle Beach hoodie, dark ball cap, jeans and tennis shoes. He may also have a backpack.

READ MORE: http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2014/11/01/car-linked-to-missing-ne-teen-found-in-park-county/18351727/

Rally and vigil held for murdered 12-year-old ( Davia Garth )

CLEVELAND -- An entire community paid homage to the life of a 12-year-old girl, whose life was taken by the hands of her stepfather, according to police. Family and friends of Davia Garth held a vigil for the girl outside her Clement Avenue home Sunday.

 More than a hundred came out to a rally set up by Coalition for a Better Life in honor of Davia Sunday outside their home on Cleveland's east side.

 READ MORE: http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/cleveland/2014/11/02/davia-garth-vigil/18383585/

Police: Man lures his teenage daugther’s alleged rapist to dinner and murders him

A father faces murder charges after police say he invited his 14-year-old daughter’s alleged rapist over for dinner and then burned his genitals with heated tongs and then strangled him to death.

The Indian Express reported that the 36-year-old father in India was getting revenge on his underage daughter’s 45-year-old rapist.

 READ MORE: http://kfor.com/2014/11/02/police-man-lures-his-teenaged-daugthers-alleged-rapist-to-dinner-and-murders-him/

Mom's co-workers saw signs of domestic violence before toddler's death, reports show ( Justin Polk )

The account was part of a 200-page report outlining a series of incidents that Anderson's co-workers reported to deputies after her son, Justin Polk, died at Florida Hospital South.

Charapata and Anderson were both arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect.

 READ MORE: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-justin-polk-child-abuse-death-20141102-story.html

Vigil held Sunday to remember 12-year-old Davia Garth who was shot and killed

CLEVELAND - Family and friends return to Clement Ave where 12-year-old Davia Garth was remembered during a vigil Sunday night.

 Garth was shot and killed by her stepfather Rufus Gray Thursday night during a domestic dispute between her mother and Gray, police say.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/oh-cuyahoga/vigil-held-sunday-to-remember-12-year-old-davia-garth-who-was-shot-and-killed-by-her-stepfather?autoplay=true
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