Police: Teen charged with abuse, faked child's seizures

TAMPA (FOX 13) - Tampa police say a Port Richey teen has been charged with four counts of child abuse for faking her child's seizures.

All of the alleged incidents happened inside St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.

 Violet Hinrichs, 19, is accused of squeezing her 7-month-old baby boy until he turned blue and became unresponsive, police said.

Read more: http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/25389385/police-woman-charged-with-abuse-faked-childs-seizures#ixzz30O4o08Hm

Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of Utah teen

While Cody Lynn Nielsen will continue to serve life in prison without the possibility parole for killing, dismembering and burying a 15-year-old Hyrum girl nearly a decade ago, the Utah Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the man’s aggravating kidnapping conviction be vacated.

 In December, Nielsen’s attorney argued before five Supreme Court justices that six issues warranted a new trial for the man convicted in the grisly murder of Trish Ann Autry.

 READ MORE : http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57884184-78/nielsen-trial-kidnapping-murder.html.csp

Cellphone video shows woman saying she is lost ( Brenda Salas )

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A woman whose body was found on a New Mexico mesa left behind a cellphone video explaining she was lost, authorities said.

 Authorities suspect the remains were those of Brenda Salas, a 27-year-old Bernalillo resident who disappeared in June 2012 following a fight with her boyfriend.

 READ MORE : http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MISSING_WOMAN_VIDEO?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Exclusive: Man who had received immunity is a third target in Bobo investigation

Prosecutors plan to indict at least one more person in the Holly Bobo case, according to documents obtained today by The Jackson Sun.

According to the documents, prosecutors plan to indict Shayne Kyle Austin, who previously had been granted immunity in exchange for his cooperation in the investigation.

READ MORE : http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20140429/NEWS01/140429025

Trial Date Set for Alleged Facebook Killer Derek Medina ( Jennifer Alfonso )


Medina, 32, is charged with first-degree murder in the August 8, 2013 shooting of wife Jennifer Alfonso.

READ MORE:http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Trial-Date-Set-for-Alleged-Facebook-Killer-Derek-Medina-257170471.html

Byron Smith audio tape ( warning very graphic) Nick Brady and Haile Kifer

Byron Smith audio tape from inside the house during the murder of Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady.

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http://mncourts.gov/Documents/0/Public/Court_Information_Office/Audio_from_house.mp3

Deliberations resume Wednesday at Devault's trial

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors who convicted an Arizona woman of fatally beating her husband with a hammer are scheduled to resume deliberations Wednesday morning.

 They are deciding whether 36-year-old Marissa Devault (dehv-WAH') should spend the rest of her life in prison or be sentenced to death.

READ MORE: http://azdailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/article_a2955c4c-879c-5b84-a1b4-36580e5b776f.html

New Kyron Horman flier refers to mysterious man

Schenecker jury selection proves to be challenging

Tampa, FL -- Jury selection is underway in the 2011 case of a New Tampa mother accused of murdering her two children.

Julie Schenecker, 53, is charged with shooting 16-year-old Calyx and her younger brother, 13-year-old Beau while their father Army Col. Parker Schenecker was serving overseas in Qatar.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/crime/2014/04/28/schenecker-jury-selection-challenging/8420681/

Little Falls Man Found Guilty On All Four Counts Of Murder ( Byron Smith )



After roughly three hours of deliberation, the jury found 65-year-old Byron Smith guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder for the shooting deaths of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady on Thanksgiving Day 2012.

 READ MORE: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/04/29/closing-arguments-tuesday-in-little-falls-murder-trial/

Amanda Knox slams Italian court reasoning on guilt

SEATTLE, Wash.--- Amanda Knox says an Italian appeals court's reasons for reinstating the conviction against her in the murder of her roommate are unsupported by evidence or logic.

On Tuesday, the court issued its explanation for reinstating Knox's conviction, saying it was she who delivered the fatal knife blow to 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in 2007.

 READ MORE: http://www.wndu.com/news/nationworldnews/headlines/Amanda-Knox-slams-Italian-court-reasoning-on-guilt-257248011.html

Mason Campbell could face lawsuit from victims

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – The families of the Roswell school shooting victims say they might have to sue the alleged shooter.

 Mason Cambell is accused of opening fire in the gym of Berrendo Middle school in January, hitting students Nathaniel Tavarez and Kendall Sanders leaving both with permanent injuries.

 READ MORE : http://krqe.com/2014/04/29/mason-campbell-could-face-lawsuit-from-victims/

Help in times of trial: victim advocates navigate the system

For four weeks of trial this winter, Romayne Grant-Muthra-Wright filed into a second-story courtroom and seated herself on a wooden bench in the back corner to watch the murder trial of the man accused of killing her 5½-month-old daughter, Sanjana, in 2008.

 Grant-Muthra-Wright has little family in Florida and oftentimes the only person sitting with her during the trial was Racheal Davis, a victim/witness advocate with the State Attorney's Office, who could be seen holding her hand or rubbing her shoulder to offer comfort, support or encouragement.

READ MORE : http://www.ocala.com/article/20140429/ARTICLES/140429660/1357/obiz?tc=ar

Report: CPS System Failed In Plano 2-Year-Old’s Case ( Grace Ford )



COLLIN COUNTY (CBS 11 NEWS) – In her short life, two-year-old Grace Ford received the attention of state Child Protective Services (CPS) four times. By the fifth time, she was dead.

 READ MORE: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/04/29/report-cps-system-failed-in-plano-2-year-olds-case/

Alexis Murphy Murder Trial to Begin This Week

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NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Randy Taylor, the man charged with murdering Nelson County Teen Alexis Murphy, is expected to stand trial beginning Thursday.

 READ MORE: http://www.wric.com/story/25382534/alexis-murphy-trial-to-begin-this-week

Belvin Perry discusses mental-health crisis

The topics in local public-affairs programs this weekend include Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr., Lake Apopka and the 2014 Florida Legislative Session.

 Perry talks to Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Perry discusses how the court system is dealing with the mental-health crisis and the costs of improving care and treatment facilities. Perry also talks about his personal life and his plans after he leaves the bench.

READ MORE : http://www.orlandosentinel.com/os-belvin-perry-discusses-mental-health-crisis-20140429,0,5160155.post

Holly Bobo Murder Shock: Second Man In Prison With 26 Felonies Charged In Her Death, Witnesses Saw Her Alive After She Was Kidnapped

A second man has been charged in the murder of Holly Bobo, the 20-year-old who was kidnapped from her home in Teneessee in 2011 and witnesses reportedly saw her alive in the presence of the two men now charged with her death.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations announced the arrest of Jason Wayne Autry, 39, saying he was being charged with first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.

 READ MORE: http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/04/holly-bobo-murder-second-man-charged-press-conference-arrest/

Bail hearing in Kayleigh Slusher murder case postponed

A bail hearing for the Napa mother charged with killing her 3-year-old daughter has been postponed until May 9.

 On Monday, Sara Krueger asked a Napa County Superior Court judge to release her on $1 million bail, according to court records.

 READ MORE : http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/bail-hearing-in-kayleigh-slusher-murder-case-postponed/article_69217886-cfdf-11e3-98d2-001a4bcf887a.html

No brawl this time: Guilty verdict in 2nd murder trial ( Kylia Shields )

Byron Frazier, whose October murder trial resulted in a brawl in front of jurors and a mistrial, was convicted Tuesday of murder and other charges that could send him to prison for life.

 A Hamilton County jury deliberated over two days before convicting Frazier, 28, of murder, attempted murder and felonious assault in a 2012 Christmas Day shooting.

 READ MORE : http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/courts/2014/04/29/byron-frazier-convicted-of-murder/8467067/

Man Accused of Killing Phylicia Barnes Back in Court

The man accused of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes will be back in court Monday afternoon after a judge threw out his murder conviction.

 Michael Johnson was convicted of second-degree murder last year, but a judge threw out the ruling because they felt prosecutors withheld information from the defense about a key witness during the initial trial.

 Johnson's attorney said prosecutors waited weeks to provide information that jailhouse informant James McCray had lied about testifying in another unrelated case.

 Read More at: http://www.foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/man-accused-killing-phylicia-barnes-back-court-27568.shtml#.U1-yc1e0Rpx

Former doctor at Walter Reed charged with child sex abuse



SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police have arrested a former military doctor who served at the high-profile Walter Reed Army Medical Center before its closure and charged him with decades-old sexual abuse against young relatives.

 READ MORE: http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/silver-spring/2014/04/28/silver-spring-child-sex-abuse-arrest-leslie-altstatt/8417067/

James Holmes trial update: Prosecutors hint at possible new searches

DENVER - Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting case hinted they may want to search for additional evidence or look for more documents, although they aren't publicly saying why

. In a motion filed Friday and released Monday, prosecutors asked Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. to keep secret any future requests they might make for search warrants or for court orders to produce records.

 READ MORE : http://www.abc15.com/news/national/james-holmes-trial-update-prosecutors-hint-at-possible-new-searches

Jacksonville man on Death Row asks for new trial, claims original lawyers were ineffective ( Alan Wade )

A Jacksonville man on Death Row for his role in robbing, kidnapping and burying a disabled Jacksonville couple alive is asking for a new trial.

 Alan Lyndell Wade, 26, is arguing that the attorneys who represented him during his criminal trial were ineffective. Wade was convicted of multiple counts of first-degree murder, armed robbery and kidnapping. A jury recommended death by an 11-1 vote and Circuit Judge Michael Weatherby concurred.

 READ MORE: http://members.jacksonville.com/news/crime/2014-04-28/story/jacksonville-man-death-row-asks-new-trial-claims-original-lawyers-were

Richmond mother pleads not guilty to murder ( Shavaugh Robinson )



RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) – Shavaugh Robinson plead not guilty to first degree murder in Circuit Court Monday morning.

 Robinson is accused of leaving her new born daughter in a dumpster on Monument Avenue shortly after the child’s birth; a janitor discovered the body.

READ MORE : http://wtvr.com/2014/04/28/richmond-mother-pleads-not-guilty-to-murder/

Accused of killing her kids, Julie Schenecker places blame on their dad

TAMPA — Attorneys for a woman accused of murdering her two children say another person also bears blame in the deaths: their father.

 Parker Schenecker knew his then-wife, Julie, was mentally unstable yet left the teenagers in her care while he served overseas in the military, they said.

READ MORE: http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/civil/accused-of-killing-her-kids-julie-schenecker-places-blame-on-their-dad/1204980

Utah Mom Accused of Killing Six Babies Hit With Murder Charges ( Megan Huntsman )

PROVO, Utah — Prosecutors have filed six first-degree murder charges against a Utah woman accused of killing six babies after giving birth to them, and keeping their bodies in boxes in her garage.

 The charges were filed Monday morning shortly before 39-year-old Megan Huntsman appeared in court for the second time. She was informed of the charges during the brief hearing.

 READ MORE: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/utah-mom-accused-killing-six-babies-hit-murder-charges-n91591

Sentences vary for 6 guilty in Orlando man's murder ( Berson Michel )

At only 19, Cheyanne Woods, a former Freedom High School honor student, looks to spend more time in prison than she has been alive.

 Both Woods and Jackson were sentenced on Monday along with two co-defendants, Chaquida Roosevelt and Yasmine McIntyre. They and two others were charged in the murder of 24-year-old Berson Michel, who was shot to death during a home-invasion robbery in June 2012.

 READ MORE : http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-kirkman-road-murder-sentencing-20140428,0,3652631.story

Baby, Mom Among 3 Shot on New Jersey Street: Police

A baby girl and her mother were wounded, along with another man, outside a New Jersey home Monday night when gunfire erupted as children played on the street, police say.

 Police say the 1-year-old girl and her 29-year-old mother were on Comstock Street in Asbury Park when bullets started flying shortly after 7 p.m. Police say as many as 15 shots were fired.

 READ MORE: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Baby-Mother-Shot-Asbury-Park-New-Jersey-257085941.html

Mom of Missing Children: 'We Can't Find Them' ( Kimbler Family )



Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Forestry and law enforcement officials from multiple agencies continue to search for signs of a missing father and his two children in the Congaree National Park.

READ MORE: http://www.wltx.com/story/news/local/2014/04/28/family-missing-in-congaree-national-park/8413971/

Trial begins for man accused of killing Mark Miller



Todd Stewart, 35, is accused of killing Mark Miller, 44, in September of 2012. The two men worked together at a tattoo shop owned by Miller.

 READ MORE: http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Stewart-murder-trial-to-begin-tomorrow-256919551.html

Gina Hall murder case sets precedent in Virginia, helps prosecutors in the courtroom ( Alexis Murphy )

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The Lovingston teenager disappeared back in August. To this day, the search efforts continue, but she's still missing.

 Taylor's trial is set to begin Thursday, but can you convict someone of murder without the body of the victim?

 READ MORE: http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/gina-hall-murder-case-sets-precedent-in-virginia/25704126

Crime scene photos: 'Mouthy' kids murder trial ( Julie Schenecker )

A Florida mother is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of her children inside their Tampa home in January 2011.

 Police say Julie Schenecker armed herself with a .38 caliber revolver and shot her 13-year-old son Beau Schenecker in the head twice.

 READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS :

 http://www.hlntv.com/slideshow/2014/04/28/schenecker-julie-crime-scene-photos-murder-trial-children

Death of Lynchburg teen putting renewed focus on effects of marijuana

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Utah woman, Megan Huntsman, accused of killing 6 babies, charged with first-degree murder ( Megan Huntsman )

PROVO, UT - Prosecutors have filed six first-degree murder charges against a Utah woman accused of killing six babies after giving birth to them, and keeping their bodies in boxes in her garage.

 The charges were filed Monday morning shortly before 39-year-old Megan Huntsman appeared in court for the second time. She was informed of the charges during the brief hearing.

 READ MORE : http://www.abc15.com/news/national/utah-woman-megan-huntsman-accused-of-killing-6-babies-charged-with-first-degree-murder

Julie Schenecker Emails PDF

Julie Schenecker Emails PDF :

http://www.scribd.com/doc/220718435/Julie-Schenecker-Emails

Teen from Saline pleads guilty to lesser charges in MSU student murder case ( Samantha Grigg )

ST. JOHNS, Mich. (WXYZ) - A teenager from Saline has pleaded guilty in the case of a murdered Michigan State University Student.

 19-year-old Samantha Grigg pleaded guilty to lesser charges of manslaughter and unarmed robbery in Clinton County Circuit Court Monday morning. As part of a plea deal, Grigg will testify against her co-defendants.

READ MORE : http://www.wxyz.com/news/teen-from-saline-pleads-guilty-to-lesser-charges-in-msu-student-murder-case

Funeral arrangements for Jeremiah Oliver announced

Funeral arrangements for 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver were announced Monday.

Calling hours will be held at the Rollstone Congregational Church on Main Street in Fitchburg between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday.

A funeral service will be held immediately after the wake. Interment at the Hope Cemetery in Worcester will follow the funeral. The Fitchburg boy's body was released to a funeral home after an independent autopsy was conducted.

Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/25356105/jeremiah-olivers-mother-to-appear-in-court#ixzz30CcMurpd

Trial begins for Bristol man accused of murdering friend, stuffing body in barrel ( Todd Stewart )

Todd Stewart, 35, is charged in the 2012 death of Mark Miller. Police say Stewart shot 44-year-old Miller and dumped his body in a 55-gallon barrel that was found along the St. Joseph River.  

 The two worked together at Miller's tattoo shop.

During their initial investigation, police learned that Miller owned and operated a tattoo business on the southeast side of Elkhart and was last seen around 11 p.m. on September 7.

READ MORE: http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/trial-begins-for-bristol-man-accused-of-murdering-friend-stuffing-body-in-barrel/25692808

Student to be arraigned in prom day slaying ( Maren Sanchez )

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 16-year-old student faces arraignment on murder charges in the stabbing death of a classmate at their high school on the day of the junior prom.

 Police haven't released the suspect's name, but people who saw him taken into custody identified him as Chris Plaskon, a friend of the victim, 16-year-old Maren Sanchez.

 READ MORE :http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Student-to-be-arraigned-in-prom-day-slaying-5434143.php

Chicago teen wraps newborn boy in bag and leaves him outside to die: police ( Ana Rosa Mora )

An 18-year-old Chicago woman wrapped her newborn in a bag and left him outside to die because she feared the child looked like her ex-boyfriend and her current beau would leave her, cops said.

Ana Rosa Mora is facing charges of first-degree murder following the senseless action, reports the Chicago Tribune.

 Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/mom-leaves-newborn-baby-die-article-1.1770804#ixzz30CMnSpSG

Gerry Sandusky writes about football, family in new book

When you hear his name, you automatically think controversy, but the Gerry Sandusky we want you to know is anything but what the name has become famous for. Gerry Sandusky, who is sports director, for WESH's sister station WBAL in Baltimore discusses his new book -- Forgotten Sunday's with Stewart Moore.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://www.wesh.com/tv/about/Gerry-Sandusky-writes-about-football-family-in-new-book/25692908#ixzz30CLO2pU6

Exclusive: Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour Tells How and Why She Killed

A few weeks ago, Miranda Barbour decided to kill herself. She says she quietly unscrewed the bulb from the socket in her cell in Pennsylvania’s Northumberland County Prison, smashed it on the ground and picked through the shards, searching for a piece sharp enough to slice open her wrists. She was dismayed that none of the pieces would do the job.

She tells Newsweek in an exclusive jailhouse interview that she didn’t want to end it all; she just wanted to hit the reset button. “I believe in reincarnation,” she says. “I wanted a fresh start.”

 READ MORE: http://www.newsweek.com/2014/05/09/exclusive-craigslist-killer-miranda-barbour-tells-how-and-why-she-killed-248670.html

Friends honor Connecticut teen stabbing victim by crowning her prom queen ( Maren Sanchez )

A 16-year-old high school student could be arraigned as soon as Monday in a Connecticut courtroom after being accused of stabbing a fellow classmate, Maren Sanchez, to death after Sanchez turned down his invitation to the prom.

 She died of wounds to her neck and torso sustained Friday morning, hours before she was supposed to go to the dance, reports CBS News correspondent Don Dahler.

READ MORE :http://www.cbsnews.com/news/friends-of-maren-sanchez-honor-stabbing-victim-by-crowning-her-prom-queen/

VIDEO: Dad kicks son down skateboard ramp



A father is being investigated after he was caught kicking his 6-year-old son down a skateboard ramp at a Jacksonville skate park.

 See more at: http://www.news965.com/news/news/local/video-dad-kicks-son-down-skateboard-ramp/nfjm5/#sthash.9PCyvIMG.dpuf

CHILLING! Baby Monitor Hacked, Man Talks

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Judge: Mom of Teen Killer Can Sue Son, Ex-Husband ( Autumn Pasquale )

More than eight months after a teen admitted to murdering a 12-year-old girl, a judge decided to allow his mother to file a civil complaint against the boy and his father, seeking to hold them liable for potential damages in a lawsuit brought by the homicide victim's father.

 The Courier-Post reports a judge granted Anita Saunders request this week.

 READ MORE : http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Autumn-Pasquale-Lawsuit-256841201.html

Experts: Schenecker insanity defense may be iffy

TAMPA — No one disputes that before she was accused of killing her two children, Julie Schenecker had a history of mental illness.

 Prosecutors cited “overwhelming evidence” of that history when they announced April  1 they had changed their minds and would not seek a death sentence.

 A widely broadcast video of Schenecker after her arrest shows a clearly disturbed suspect trembling uncontrollably as she is placed in a patrol car. When she talked to detectives, an audio recording shows she struggled to be coherent.

 READ MORE : http://tbo.com/news/crime/experts-insanity-defense-may-be-iffy-20140427/

Curtis Reeves appeals denial of bail in Pasco movie shooting

Curtis Reeves Jr., the retired Tampa police captain arrested in a fatal movie theater shooting during an argument over texting, is asking an appeals court to overturn a judge's ruling denying bail and free him from jail.

 A lawyer on Reeves' defense team filed the petition this week asking the 2nd District Court of Appeal to allow Reeves to be released until trial on second-degree murder and aggravated battery charges.

 READ MORE : http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/curtis-reeves-accused-in-pasco-movie-theater-shooting-appeals-judges/2176872

McDaniel guilty plea almost didn’t happen ( Lauren Giddings )

Stephen McDaniel almost didn’t plead guilty last week.

 Though his attorneys have said he drafted a confession -- a portion of the plea that prosecutors insisted on -- the plea hung in the balance as the hearing was about to begin Monday morning.

 The courtroom filled with Lauren Giddings’ family, friends, cops and others.

 Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2014/04/27/3068279/mcdaniel-guilty-plea-almost-didnt.html#storylink=cpy

FOUND: Shirt worn by Madeleine McCann suspect

Peter Bleksley believes the shirt worn by the prime suspect was a rare design produced by beer company Super Bock.

 It was not sold but given away to loyal customers and should be possible to trace.

The suspect is a child sex attacker who has been operating for years in the area of Portugal where Madeleine vanished in 2007.

READ MORE : http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/472668/FOUND-Shirt-worn-by-Madeleine-McCann-suspect

Mother admits stabbing her one-year-old son to death in California state park ( Ashley Newton )

A young mother admitted to police she stabbed her infant son to death in a California park.

 Ashley Newton, 23, of San Jose, told East Bay Regional Park District Police she stabbed her seven-month-old son to death Saturday morning in a remote part of Del Valle Regional Park, spokesperson Tyrone Davis told MailOnline.

 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2614598/Mother-admits-stabbing-one-year-old-child-death-California-state-park.html#ixzz30BdyTtpt

Jail phone calls a nightmare for defense attorneys ( George Zimmerman )



 George and Shellie Zimmerman likely didn't think anyone else would decipher the codes they used during phone calls.

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http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-jail-phone-call-used-against-you-20140426,0,60689.story

Couple killed; daughter finds them shot to death

Memphis, TN - A 7-year-old girl in Memphis, Tennessee wakes up to find her parents murdered. The little girl was getting ready for school and found her parents shot to death in the family's living room.

 Danielle Alexander and James Alexander had four children , ranging in age from 2 to 7, who were home at the time.

READ MORE: http://www.wbtw.com/story/25339542/couple-killed-daughter-finds-them-shot-to-death

'Keep going,' Alexis Somers tells fellow crime victims at annual conference ( Michele MacNeill )

SALT LAKE CITY — It has been 2,571 days since Alexis Somers last spoke to her mother, smelled her perfume or held her hand.

 She said Friday she feels as if she's been ripped into two people: who she was before her mother's death and who she has become after.

 READ MORE : http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601844/Keep-going-Alexis-Somers-tells-fellow-crime-victims-at-annual-conference.html

Teleka Patrick Remembered

ORLANDO, FL. (April 25, 2014) — Teleka Patrick’s funeral took place today in Orlando, Florida at Mount Sinai Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her parents live close by in Kissimmee.

 The 30-year-old doctor’s body was found in Lake Charles in Porter, Indiana on April 6th. Her brother Matthias (Eddie) and sister Tenesha were among several people to speak during her memorial, which lasted about three hours.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEOS: http://fox17online.com/2014/04/25/teleka-patrick-remembered/#vW6Iokmsu7DPqB4P.99

Julie Schenecker: Trial begins with jury selection for mom accused of killing her teen children

Kayleigh Slusher's mother seeks release from jail

The Napa woman charged with killing her 3-year-old daughter earlier this year has made a motion to be released from jail on $1 million bail.

 An attorney for 23-year-old Sara Krueger argued her client should be released on bail, saying the lifelong Napa County resident poses no threat to the public. Krueger and her boyfriend, Ryan Scott Warner, 26, have been charged with murder in the death of Kayleigh Slusher at Krueger’s east Napa apartment.

 READ MORE: http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/kayleigh-slusher-s-mother-seeks-release-from-jail/article_da276b56-ccd0-11e3-9760-0019bb2963f4.html

Dr. Phil On Monday-accused 'Craigslist Killer' ( Miranda Barbour )

The mother and sister of alleged 'Craigslist Killer' Miranda Barbour sit down with Dr. Phil to tell their account of what could possibly have led to Miranda's jailhouse claim that she'd murdered over 20 people, in addition to the man she's charged with killing.

In a story that quickly made national headlines, Miranda and her newlywed husband allegedly strangled and stabbed to death a man that police say they'd met earlier via Craigslist. Shortly thereafter, while awaiting trial, Miranda made the stunning jailhouse confession that she had killed so many people, she'd lost count of the actual number.

 READ MORE : http://www.wusa9.com/story/entertainment/television/programs/2014/04/25/dr-phil-miranda-barbour-craigslist-killer/8153449/

Teen girl stabbed to death at school after rejecting prom invitation ( Maren Sanchez )

A jilted teen killed a 16-year-old girl inside their Connecticut high school early Friday — after he asked her to go to tonight’s junior prom, and she said no.

 The artistic and pretty victim, Maren Sanchez, was stabbed in the neck by the 16-year-old boy near a stairwell of Jonathan Law High School in the coastal town of Milford, officials said.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO:

 http://nypost.com/2014/04/25/teen-girl-stabbed-to-death-after-rejecting-prom-proposal/

Two Weeks After Kidnapping, 200 Girls Remain Missing In Northern Nigeria

Saddened parents are turning angry in northern Nigeria, where more than 200 girls, ages 15–18, were kidnapped from their boarding school two weeks ago.

 Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group, is believed to be behind the kidnapping.

The girls were abducted around midnight on April 15 from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, in Borno state, in northern Nigeria.

. READ MORE : http://www.buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/two-weeks-after-kidnapping-200-girls-remain-missing-in-north

Judge recused in Renisha McBride shooting death ( Renisha McBride )

Wayne County Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny recused trial Judge Qiana Lillard on Friday in the case of the shooting death of Renisha McBride.

 A male prosecutor handling the case had been listed as part of Lillard’s campaign committee and had sold tickets to a fundraiser on her behalf.

 READ MORE: http://pressandguide.com/articles/2014/04/25/news/doc535a8084603bb841256010.txt

People Walk Past Loved Ones Disguised As Homeless On The Street! (Social Experiment)

Cumberland Co. teen accused of poisoning grandmother's collards

A Cumberland County teen is accused of putting poison into her grandmother’s collard greens on Easter Sunday.

According to an arrest warrant, Tyt'ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson, 17, of Harrison Street, put insecticide and termiticide into a cooking pot of collard greens while her grandmother, 51-year-old Gaylon Moody, was at Easter service.

READ MORE : http://www.wncn.com/story/25341534/cumberland-co-teen-accused-of-poisoning-grandmothers-collards

3-year-old could lose eye after pit bull attacks 2 boys, police say

A 3-year-old Pontiac boy could lose his left eye after being mauled by a pit bull Wednesday evening, police said. An 8-year-old neighbor boy was also bitten after he tried to pulled the dog off the younger boy.

 The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said the attack occurred about 7 p.m. in the 700 block of Melrose.

 READ MORE: http://www.freep.com/article/20140424/NEWS03/304240183

FBI Releases Heavily Blacked Out Sandy Hook Records

The FBI has released about 175 pages of heavily blacked-out documents from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre investigation.

 Of the 175 pages released in response to a Courant Freedom of Information request, 64 were completely redacted and most of the other 111 pages were heavily redacted. The Courant submitted the request in January after state police released a report on the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting that left 20 first-graders and six women dead at the Newtown school.

 READ MORE: http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-sandy-hook-fbi-files-20140424,0,3591921.story

Berkshire triple murder trial of David Chalue: Live coverage of first day of trial ( David Chalue )

SPRINGFIELD - The Berkshire triple murder trial of David Chalue begins today in Hampden Superior Court.

 In August 2011, weeks before he was to testify against Adam Lee Hall, David Glasser and his roommate, Edward Frampton, and their friend Robert Chadwell, all of Pittsfield, disappeared. Their dismembered bodies were found in Becket nearly two weeks later.

READ MORE: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/04/berkshire_triple_murder_trial_1.html

Abby's parents disagree on why she vanished ( Abigail Hernandez )

CONWAY — The divorced parents of missing teen Abigail Hernandez disagree on whether she ran away or not. The teen has been missing for over six months.

 Abby Hernandez disappeared on Oct. 9 which was days before her 15th birthday. She was last seen shortly after leaving Kennett High School.

READ MORE: http://www.conwaydailysun.com/newsx/local-news/112743-abby-s-parents-disagree-on-why-she-vanished

Relisha Rudd’s Mother Blasts Critics During Bizarre Radio Appearance

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The mother of Relisha Rudd said she has faith that her 8-year-old daughter is still alive during a fiery appearance on an esoteric internet broadcast dedicated to the missing child.

 Shamika Young fired back at callers to “The Finding Relisha Rudd Show” who were critical of her actions both before and after her daughter’s disappearance in early March.

 READ MORE: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/04/25/relisha-rudds-mother-blasts-critics-during-bizarre-radio-appearance/

Special Report: Psychic insights on Isabel Celis case

Tucson News Now

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Isabel Celis was reported missing April 21, 2012. Since then, we've talked to the little girl's family, to Tucson Police, to private investigators, even the Centers for Missing and Exploited Children.

 READ MORE : http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/25336767/special-report-psychic-insights-on-isabel-celis-case

Action News Recreates Michael Dunn Shooting ( Jordan Davis )



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Our experts are taking all the evidence and testimony and giving you a never-before-seen look at what may have happened the night Jordan Davis was shot and killed by Michael Dunn.

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Friday marks 5 years since Brittanee Drexel went missing

The investigation into what happened to missing New York teen Brittanee Drexel continues Friday, as family and friends mark the five year anniversary of her disappearance.

 Drexel was in Myrtle Beach for Spring Break when she was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Bluewater Resort, walking North on Ocean Boulevard.

READ MORE : http://www.counton2.com/story/25338728/friday-marks-5-years-since-brittanee-drexel-went-missing

Former teacher faces additional charges after sexual relationship with student revealed ( Jennifer Fichter )

Lakeland, FL - Former English teacher Jennifer Fichter, 29, faces an additional 20 counts of unlawful activity with a minor after a second alleged sexual relationship with a student. She taught at Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland, Florida.

She's accused of having sex with a 17-year-old junior at the school during a relationship that lasted from October 2011 to May 2012 when she was 26, authorities said. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said the victim did not come forward but rather authorities sought him for questioning in the case. Authorities say it started when the student stayed after school, and then the two started texting and eventually he went to her apartment.

 READ MORE : http://www.counton2.com/story/25339345/former-teacher-faces-additional-charges-after-sexual-relationship-with-student-revealed

Pain patch blamed in boy's death: Homicide investigation launched in 3rd recent fentanyl overdose ( Demarcus Bryant )



Authorities have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a nearly 2-year-old Chattanooga boy after an autopsy found a lethal amount of a powerful painkiller in his bloodstream.

A report from the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office completed Saturday concluded that Demarcus Bryant died March 22 as a result of a 25-microgram fentanyl patch on his right midback.

READ MORE : http://m.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/apr/25/n-homicide-investigation-launched-in-3rd-recent/?local

Ex-soldier found guilty in death penalty case ( Talia Williams )

Former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams was found guilty on Thursday of capital murder for the death of his 5-year-old daughter in the first death penalty case in state history.

 The guilty verdict, reached by a federal jury in Honolulu, moves the trial to the penalty phase starting Tuesday in which the jurors will hear more testimony and then must decide whether Williams deserves the death penalty.

 READ MORE : http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140424_Jury_has_reached_verdict_in_Williams_death_penalty_case.html

Man accused of holding sister captive for years

SEYMOUR, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in Seymour have arrested a man who they say held his sister captive in a filthy, urine and feces covered bedroom for years.

 Officers on Thursday arrested Arthur Gauvin, 58, of Eleanor Road, and charged him with cruelty to persons, unlawful restraint and reckless endangerment.

 Police were called to the home after an anonymous caller said they were concerned about the woman’s welfare. Here’s how Deputy Chief Paul Satkowski described what police found:

 READ MORE: http://wtnh.com/2014/04/25/man-accused-holding-sister-captive-years/

Mother locks 6-year-old boy in dog cage

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- A woman and her girlfriend are charged with locking their son in a dog cage.

 Douglas County Police Chief Chris Womack says it happened over the weekend.

 Crystal Jean Hostetter, 24, and Sarah Elizabeth McClain, 30, are charged with cruelty to children and reckless conduct.

 READ MORE: http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/douglasville/2014/04/25/douglas-county-6-year-old-locked-in-dog-cage/8145187/

EXCLUSIVE: Wife of man accused of child abuse says no bruising points to medical issue, not abuse



MOUNT CLEMENS (WXYZ) - "He couldn't wait to have a little girl and then this happens," said Marquita Finner about her husband, Lance Finner, who relatives say has been wrongly accused of abusing their baby girl.

READ MORE: http://www.wxyz.com/news/exclusive-wife-of-man-accused-of-child-abuse-says-no-bruising-points-to-medical-issue-not-abuse

Family members react to murder trial postponement ( Khalil Singleton )

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - Family members of 8-year-old Khalil Singleton were ready to face the suspects accused of murdering him in court, but they will have to wait longer now after a judge ruled to continue the cases separately based on new evidence discovered earlier this week.

READ MORE: http://www.wtoc.com/story/25324985/family-members-react-to-murder-trial-postponement

Omaree's stepfather back in court ( Omaree Varela )



The stepfather of 9-year-old Omaree Varela was back in court Wednesday after violating the terms of his probation. Steve Casaus was arrested a month ago on drug charges. The judge let him out on bond, provided he stayed out of trouble.

 READ MORE : http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3410158.shtml

Judge tosses officer subpoenas in Wood case ( Hailey Owens )

It's an early example of the kind of complicated legal sparring that's likely in such an important, high-profile case.

 Subpoenas requesting four Springfield police officers bring reports to Craig Wood's preliminary hearing Thursday have been rejected because of the manner in which they were served.

 READ MORE : http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/crime/2014/04/22/judge-tosses-officer-subpoenas-wood-case/8016387/

After killing two teens, Smith tells himself: 'I was doing my civic duty' ( Byron Smith ) Nick Brady and Haile Kifer

LITTLE FALLS - After he killed two teenagers who had broken into his house, Byron Smith told himself, “I was doing my civic duty.”

 He continued, “I feel a little bit safer. Not totally safe, I’m still shaking a bit.”

The recordings were played for the jury in a Morrison County courtroom here, on the third day of his first-degree murder trial in the deaths of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady after they broke into his house on Thanksgiving Day in 2012.

READ MORE: http://m.startribune.com/?id=256376121

Prosecutors describe Danford Grant’s 'rape tool kit'



SEATTLE — KIRO 7 has uncovered new details about items taken from Danford Grant's car that will be used as evidence when he goes to trial May 5.

 READ MORE : http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/prosecutors-describe-danford-grants-rape-tool-kit/nfgZN/

No verdict yet in penalty phase of Devault trial

Jurors deciding whether an Arizona woman should get life in prison or be sentenced to death for fatally bludgeoning her husband with a hammer have wrapped up deliberations for the day on Wednesday.

 They will resume deliberating the fate of Marissa Devault at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April, 28.

READ MORE : http://www.kpho.com/story/25307455/no-verdict-yet-in-penalty-phase-of-devault-trial

VIDEO: Woman caught stealing stuffed toy from baby's gravesite

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According to Ontario Police, several people have contacted them concerning gravesite thefts at Mansfield Memorial Park, whether it is flowers, wreaths or little toy tanks.

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http://www.kait8.com/story/25319838/video-catches-woman-stealing-stuffed-toy-from-babys-gravesite

Cash family hears gut-wrenching testimony ( Courtney Cash )

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The great niece of Johnny Cash, Courtney Cash, was found brutally murdered inside her Putnam County home in March.

 READ MORE: http://www.wsmv.com/story/25324791/cash-family-hears-gut-wrenching-testimony

Lauren Spierer case: Men say parents' requests too broad

INDIANAPOLIS – Two men who were with a 20-year-old Indiana University student before she vanished in 2011 say in court documents that her parents are on a "fishing expedition" in their efforts to obtain evidence to use in a lawsuit against them.

 Lauren Spierer's parents are seeking private cellphone and academic records that have nothing to do with her disappearance, attorneys for Jason Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman say in court documents filed over the past four days in federal court in Indianapolis.

READ MORE: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/greenburgh/2014/04/22/lauren-spierer-case-men-say-parents-requests-broad/8010441/

Woman accused of attacking boyfriend with ax ( Rhonda Ravanis )

Rhonda Ravanis, 47, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, vandalizing property and resisting arrest.

 Ravanis is accused of attacking her boyfriend in their home at 140 South Row Rd., slashing at his neck with an ax.

Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/25320008/woman-in-court-after-allegedly-attacking-boyfriend-with-ax#ixzz2zq7Ka6TR

Polk teacher faces 20 additional charges of sex with student

A Polk County teacher already jailed for supposedly carrying on a love affair with a 17-year-old student now faces 20 additional counts of unlawful sex with another student, the Polk County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday.

 Jennifer Fichter, 29, was jailed last week after her alleged four-month sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy at Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland came to light. Polk County sheriff's investigators this week say the English teacher had consensual sex with another one of her students over a seven-month period beginning in October 2011.

 READ MORE : http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-teacher-sex-jennifer-fichter-new-victim-20140423,0,4172485.story

Troopers, deputies search home where day care crash suspect allegedly ditched car



WINTER PARK, Fla. — State troopers and Seminole County deputies spent much of Wednesday night at a home in Winter Park where they served two search warrants in connection to the fatal day care crash in Orange County.

READ MORE : http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/fhp-troopers-search-home-connected-fatal-hit-and-r/nfgcG/

Robert Hendrix executed for Lake County double murder

STARKE (AP) -- Florida executed a man on Wednesday who was convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary trial.

 Robert Hendrix was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke, shortly after the lethal injection procedure began. He made no final statement.

READ MORE: http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/4/23/Florida_executes_man_convicted_of_murdering_2.html

Kendrick Johnson family, attorney share investigation with ASU students

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Kendrick Johnson's mother continued her quest for justice for her son Wednesday, speaking at Albany State University.

 READ MORE : http://www.walb.com/story/25323863/kendrick-johnson-family-attorney-share-investigation-with-asu-students

Mother Arrested for Murdering Her Three Disabled Children, Including Twin Boys ( Tania Clarence )

Tania Clarence, 42, has been arrested on suspicion of murder for killing her three disabled children after allegedly having a breakdown about providing them care and treatment.

 Officials found the twin three year-old boys and their four-year-old sister dead in their apartment last night. Max, Ben and Olivia all reportedly were disabled and suffering from spinal muscular atrophy. Friends say Clarence was pregnant with the twin boys when she learned Olivia had the medical condition.

 READ MORE: http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/23/mother-arrested-for-murdering-her-three-disabled-children-including-twin-boys/

News Conference Today Regarding Jamisha Gilbert Investigation

Lynchburg, VA - According to the LPD, the Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney's Office and the Lynchburg Police Department will hold a news conference this afternoon to discuss the latest in the Jamisha Gilbert case.

 The missing person/suspicious death investigation began after the teen went missing in December 2013.

 READ MORE: http://www.wset.com/story/25330033/new-conference-today-regarding-jamisha-gilbert-investigation

Jessica Dutro gets life in prison for son's death; Brian Canady gets 12 years ( Zachary Dutro-Boggess )

For her 4-year-old son’s death, Jessica Dutro received a life sentence Friday in Washington County Circuit Court.

 She'll serve 25 years before she gets her first chance at parole.

 In half that time, her boyfriend, Brian Canady, will have been released from prison for his role in the child’s killing.

 READ MORE: http://www.oregonlive.com/tigard/index.ssf/2014/04/jessica_dutro_gets_life_in_pri.html

Mystery minivan: A year later, Jessica Heeringa's abduction still unsolved

Police in western Michigan released new information about the disappearance of a gas station clerk as the one-year anniversary of Jessica Heeringa’s abduction nears, including a detailed description from a witness who saw a silver minivan police have been seeking.

 Heeringa, who was 25 at the time, vanished from the her job at the Exxon Mobil on East Sternberg Road in Norton Shores the night of April 26 where she was working alone.

READ MORE : http://www.freep.com/article/20140424/NEWS06/304240084/Jessica-Heeringa-Norton-Shores-abduction-case

Central Florida teen charged with attempted murder in stabbing over Facebook post

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Minnesota Man Accused of Murdering Teens Who Entered His Home ( Byron Smith )

The trial against a 65-year-old man accused of murdering two teens who entered his home is underway in Minnesota, stirring debate about how far people can go in defending their homes.

 Byron Smith, a retired security engineer for the U.S. Department of State, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the slayings of cousins Nick Brady, 17, and Haile Kifer, 16, on Thanksgiving Day 2012. The killings rocked the small city of Little Falls.

Prosecutors say Smith was sitting in his basement when he heard a window breaking upstairs. When Brady started walking down the basement stairs, Smith shot him twice.

 READ MORE : http://abcnews.go.com/US/minnesota-man-accused-murdering-teens-entered-home/story?id=23419342

New details in case of baby found next to slain couple in SW Houston ( Melissa Guerra and Jose Salinas )

The little girl is currently in a foster home.

A Children's Protective Services hearing scheduled for Tuesday has been reset for later this month. Until then, the court will do DNA testing on family members who come forward asking for custody of the child.

 READ MORE: http://www.click2houston.com/news/new-details-in-case-of-baby-found-next-to-slain-couple-in-sw-houston/25602888

8-year-old boy charged with felony

Andrea Sneiderman could be released from prison in June



DECATUR, Ga. -- Georgia's State Board of Pardons and Paroles has decided to extend Andrea Sneiderman's parole eligibility another 2 months.

READ MORE: http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/dunwoody/2014/04/22/andrea-sneiderman-parole-hemy-neuman/8015587/

Court filing accuses Susan Powell’s family of ‘gamesmanship’

A new filing by attorneys for Josh Powell’s family accuses his in-laws of "gamesmanship," pointing to contradictory statements about whether Susan Powell is alive.

 Her father, Chuck Cox, has publicly stated he believes Susan Powell is dead, but his attorneys have taken the position in court that, at least legally, she is still alive, according to a brief filed last week in Utah.

 READ MORE : http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57850000-78/powell-susan-cox-josh.html.csp

Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict in Newlywed Murder Case ( Michel Escoto )



Michel Escoto, 42, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of wife Wendy Trapaga in October 2002 to collect the policy. The couple had returned from their honeymoon just days earlier.

READ MORE: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Jury-Deliberations-Begin-in-Newlywed-Murder-Case-256179991.html

Feds: Kidnappers went to wrong house

Raleigh, N.C. — A team of kidnappers accused of abducting a Wake Forest man from his home earlier this month meant to take his daughter but went to the wrong house, authorities allege in court documents.

 Federal indictments handed down Tuesday in the kidnapping of Frank Janssen reveal that the intended target was his daughter, Wake County Assistant District Attorney Colleen Janssen. She won a conviction two years ago against the alleged ringleader, Kelvin Melton, which put him in prison for life.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.wral.com/feds-kidnappers-went-to-wrong-house/13586091/

Preliminary hearing for murder trial set for Wednesday ( Courtney Cash )

COOKEVILLE — The March 19 murder of Courtney Cash, 23, has gained national attention. Cash is the grand-niece of country music legend Johnny Cash. Her accused killer, Wayne Gary Masciarella, 26, will have his preliminary hearing at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

 Masciarella’s attorney had hoped that cameras wouldn’t be allowed in the courtroom Wednesday, but the motion to limit media coverage was overruled earlier this month. Douglas Dennis, Masciarella’s appointed attorney, believed that such media attention may taint the jury pool.

Read more: http://www.herald-citizen.com/view/full_story/24975656/article-Preliminary-hearing-for-murder-trial-set-for-Wednesday?instance=homefirstleft

DA: Pizza Delivery Man Admits Raping Woman in NYC

Prosecutors say an 18-year-old has admitted raping a woman in her Manhattan apartment after delivering pizza to one of her neighbors.

Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office says Cesar Lucas pleaded guilty Tuesday to rape and other charges. His lawyer didn't immediately return a call Tuesday evening.

 READ MORE : http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Pizza-Delivery-Man-Admits-Rape-Manhattan-Apartment-Child-Asleep-Same-Bed-256262801.html

Lake couple's killer faces execution ( Bobby Hendrix )



Bobby Hendrix slashed his cousin's throat, put a bullet in his head and clubbed him with the gun so many times that the trigger broke off in the victim's scalp.

 READ MORE: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-execution-robert-hendrix-florida-20140423,0,4366914.story

Grandma left chilling murder-suicide note saying parents didn’t deserve kids ( Aston and Alton Perry ) Debra Denison




Police in Hartford, Conn. released a report on April 18 stating that the Connecticut grandmother that shot and killed her two young grandsons before killing herself last year, left a chilling and vengeful note to the parents of her grandchildren saying that the couple “did not deserve to have the children.”

READ MORE : http://www.examiner.com/article/grandma-left-chilling-murder-suicide-note-saying-parents-didn-t-deserve-kids?cid=sm-twitter-042214-6.01pm-grandmasuicidenote

In Zimmerman lawsuit, Roseanne Barr admits tweeting family address But I didn't mean to, she says

Yeah, I tweeted the address of George Zimmerman's parents, Roseanne Barr acknowledged in court paperwork this week, and now the comedienne has hired five lawyers to help her fight a lawsuit they filed against her.

 On Monday, those lawyers filed paperwork asking an Orlando federal judge to throw out the suit filed last month by Robert Zimmerman Sr. and Gladys Zimmerman, who accuse Barr of violating their privacy and intentionally inflicting emotional distress.

 READ MORE: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-zimmerman-roseanne-bar-suit-response-20140422,0,1067827.story

Woman once considered missing arrested in homicide case ( Vanessa Mendoza )



Mendoza reportedly declined to speak with investigators, but police said Silva revealed that he had gone to Mendoza’s apartment on March 15 to find her together with 39-year-old Daniel Barraza Gomez.

 READ MORE: http://www.azfamily.com/news/Woman-once-considered-missing-arrested-in-homicide-case-199763531.html

Judge: Grandmother ‘turned blind eye to suffering, death’ of Emani Moss



Neither grandmother of a Gwinnett County 10-year-old starved to death will be able to take home the girl’s younger siblings, according to reports.

READ MORE: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/judge-grandmother-turned-blind-eye-to-suffering-de/nffsM/

Trial delay request filed in Michael Dunn/Jordan Davis case

The motion for continuance was filed Tuesday afternoon and will be heard Wednesday morning by acting Circuit Judge Russell Healey.

 Dunn was convicted of the attempted murder of three teenagers at a Jacksonville gas station. But the jury deadlocked on whether he was guilty of the first-degree murder of Davis.

 READ MORE : http://members.jacksonville.com/news/crime/2014-04-22/story/trial-delay-request-filed-michael-dunnjordan-davis-case

Judge denies request to toss out Julie Schenecker's statements to police ( Calyx and Beau Schenecker )

TAMPA -- A judge has denied a request to throw out statements Julie Schenecker made to police after she was arrested for the deaths of her teenage children.

Schenecker, 53, is facing charges of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting deaths of 16-year-old Calyx and 13-year-old Beau.

READ MORE : http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2014/4/22/julie_schenecker_pol.html

More bones found in Franklin Co. believed to be from Katelyn Markham

A confirmation that the remains are in fact Markham's will come from a forensic anthropologist in six to eight weeks.

 WATCH VIDEO: http://www.wlwt.com/news/More-bones-found-in-Franklin-Co-believed-to-be-from-Katelyn-Markham/25612454#ixzz2zjtqkFaN

Abuse of special needs kids caught on hidden camera

Police: 6 new cases linked to McCann probe ( Madeleine Mccann )

(CNN) —Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal are looking at six more cases where a male intruder entered holiday villas where children were staying, police said Wednesday.

 The development means there are now 18 potentially linked crimes at resorts near where the 3-year-old vanished in June 2007, London's Metropolitan Police said.

 Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/national/Police-6-new-cases-linked-to-McCann-probe/25617336#ixzz2zjsRbtSy

Mom bites off pit bull's ear as it mauls 2-year-old

College degree to be given to woman killed by husband ( Yessenia Suarez )

Volusia County woman will receive her college degree next month, even though she was killed last fall.

 Yessenia Suarez's parents told WFTV that Rollins College will give their daughter a bachelor's degree in two weeks.

Suarez was in the process of earning her degree when she was killed.

 READ MORE: http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/college-degree-be-given-woman-klilled-husband/nffXm/

TPD continues Celis investigation; Family's private investigator has theories

TUCSON - It was two years ago Monday that an east side father woke up and quickly realized his daughter wasn't in her bed.

Isabel Celis was gone, disappeared. Immediately the search and investigation began. Tucson Police have followed thousands of leads and tips. Becky and Sergio Celis say they still have hope.

 READ MORE: http://www.kvoa.com/news/tpd-continues-celis-investigation-family-s-private-investigator-has-theories/

Citrus man accused of killing son facing new charges, 2 others arrested ( Daymeon Wygant )

CITRUS COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - Additional charges have been filed against a Citrus man accusing of killing his 1-year-old son last week so he could play video games, the Sheriff's Office says. Two others have also been arrested in connection to the case.

 Cody Wygant, 24, was charged with murder last Thursday in connection to the death of his son Daymeon. Now, Wygant is additionally facing charges of child neglect causing great bodily harm to a 3-month-old female also living in the home.

 READ MORE : http://www.wfla.com/story/25307840/citrus-man-accused-of-killing-1-year-old-son-facing-additional-child-abuse-charges

Judge: Western Iowa Teen Competent for Murder Trial ( Cody Metzker-Madsen ) Dominic Elkins

District Court Judge Judge Kathleen Kilnoski said an evaluation of 18-year-old Cody Metzker-Madsen showed that he understands the charges against him and can actively participate in his defense.

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that Metzker-Madsen is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Dominic Elkins. Authorities say Dominic was killed while the boys were playing outdoors on Aug. 31 at their home near Logan, in western Iowa. Dominic died as a result of blunt-force head injuries and drowning.

 Read more: http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Judge-Western-Iowa-Teen-Competent-for-Murder-Trial-256150151.html#ixzz2zdVLK5Jp

AZ mom who left kids in car not unemployed or homeless

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PHOENIX (CBS5) - A Valley mother accused of leaving her children in the car while she went on a job interview was actually working and had a home address, the Maricopa County Attorney said.

READ MORE : http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/25254715/az-mom-who-left-kids-in-car-not-unemployed-or-homeless

Jury Deliberations Underway In Newlywed Murder Trial ( Wendy Trapaga )

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Jury deliberations are underway in the so-called newlywed murder trial. The jury began deliberating at 10:30 am Tuesday.

 Michel Escoto is accused of murdering Wendy Trapaga, his wife of four days, in 2002 so he could collect on a one million dollar insurance policy.

 READ MORE AND WATCH TRIAL LIVE : http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/04/22/jury-deliberations-set-to-begin-in-newlywed-murder-trial/

Jury selection underway for trial of 3 charged in stabbing of Steeler Mike Adams

PITTSBURGH —Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Adams is not the one on trial, but defense lawyers for three men accused of stabbing and trying to kill the 6 foot 7 inch, 320 pound lineman are trying to put the player on the defensive.

 Allegheny County Judge Anthony Mariani has ruled that lawyers for defendants Jerrell Whitlock, Michael Paranay and Dquay Means can introduce evidence about Adams' contract with the Steelers.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://www.wtae.com/news/jury-selection-underway-for-trial-of-3-charged-in-stabbing-of-steeler-mike-adams/25589326#ixzz2zdSo2fsN

Brooksville mom pleads not guilty in death of infant daughter ( Aubrie Weber )




BROOKSVILLE, FL (WFLA) - The Hernando County mother accused of killing her infant daughter pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday morning.

 26-year old April Nichol Brooklyn Weber faces aggravated child abuse and first degree murder charges.

Sheriff's deputies say she admitted she lifted her 6-week old daughter Aubrie by the legs and threw the infant onto the bed in their Brooksville home last month.

READ MORE : http://www.wfla.com/story/25304600/brooksville-mom-arraigned-for-death-of-infant-daughter

Son of Convicted Killer Remains Conflicted: ‘I Still Love My Dad’ ( Shaima Alawadi )

The son of an Iraqi immigrant convicted of killing his wife said he remains conflicted on the high-profile case that ended in San Diego earlier this week with a guilty verdict, adding that he still loves his father.

 “It’s not that I disagree with what the decision was, it’s just I hate what the decision was itself. I hate the verdict,” Mohammed Al-Himidi told NBC 7 San Diego Friday in an exclusive interview.

 Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Kassim-AlHimidi-Murder-Trial-Mohammed-AlHimidi-Shaima-Alawadi-255884801.html#ixzz2zdP3lcy3

Hawaiian sexual predator, 33, who filmed herself having sex with boy, 11, to serve 20 years in prison ( Jean Paleracio )

A Hawaiian woman who filmed herself having sex with an 11-year-old boy has been jailed.

 Jean Paleracio will spend the next 20 years behind bars after she pleaded no contest to the sickening sex assault charges.

 Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/sex-predator-filmed-boy-11-article-1.1763340#ixzz2zdOOd94Z

Police: Newborn found alive in Greenville trash can, mom arrested

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - A woman has been charged after her newborn baby boy was found in a trash can outside a Greenville home on Monday, according to police.

READ MORE : http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/25301679/police-newborn-found-alive-in-trash-can-mother-charged

Trial of David Chalue, charged in Berkshire triple murder, dismemberment case, set to begin in Hampden Superior Court

 SPRINGFIELD — The trial of David Chalue, one of three men charged with killing and dismembering three people in the Berkshires, is set to begin in Hampden Superior Court in just a few hours. Chalue, 47, of North Adams, is the second defendant to be tried in the 2011 triple murder case, which attracted national attention due to the gruesome nature of the killings.

READ MORE : http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/04/berkshire_triple_murder_dismem.html

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 http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/04/live_coverage_berkshire_triple.html

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Public defender appointed for woman accused of killing six newborns ( Megan Huntsman )



PROVO — With her hands and ankles shackled, a Utah mother accused of murdering six of her infant children appeared in a Provo courtroom Monday.

 READ MORE : http://fox13now.com/2014/04/21/formal-charges-expected-for-woman-accused-of-killing-six-newborns/

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones recounts Lauren Giddings' murder case



MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says he will never forget the gruesome discovery of Lauren Giddings' torso inside a trash can on June 30, 2011.

 "The first thing I saw was a headless body wrapped up in plastic and I'm like I've never seen anything like this in my career," said Jones.

READ MORE : http://www.41nbc.com/story/d/story/bibb-county-coroner-leon-jones-recounts-lauren-gid/86693/ZC-6ohZrfkmPBvpadjHQMw
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