A Torrance mother charged with murder for allegedly stabbing her three young girls to death and trying to kill her own mother pleaded not guilty in court Thursday as her husband wept inside the Compton courtroom.
Carol Coronado, 30, was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair as she recovered from a self-inflicted stab wound.
In a recent circuit court filing listing Windmoor Healthcare as the potential defendant, Parker Schenecker petitioned for an extension of the statue of limitations to look into any potential claims "arising out of the negligence by the above named defendant and any other individuals/entities that may have been involved in the care or treatment of Julie Schenecker."
DOVER, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- The attorneys in the Seth Mazzaglia murder trial laid out their cases for jurors.
Mazzaglia is on trial for the 2012 murder of University of New Hampshire student Lizzi Marriott. The 19-year old's body has never been found. Investigators believe it is lost at sea after being dumped in the Piscataquis River.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -
Dontae Morris will be put to death for the 2010 murders of two Tampa Police officers.
Morris showed no emotion as Judge William Fuente sentenced him Friday morning. Last year, a jury convicted him of murdering TPD Officers Dave Curtis and Jeff Kocab. The jury recommended the death penalty.
(Newser) – Police are now confirming they were aware as early as late April that Elliot Rodger posted "disturbing" videos online, but didn't watch them, even after a visit to Rodger's apartment weeks before the Isla Vista shooting.
Four deputies, a UC Santa Barbara police officer, and a dispatcher in training visited Rodger for a welfare check on April 30.
In March, I posted a long report on the Darryl Howard case. There’s a lot to this story, but here’s a quick and dirty summary:
Howard was convicted in 1995 for murdering a woman and her 13-year-old daughter in a Durham public housing complex. Despite evidence that both women had been sexually assaulted, there was no physical evidence linking Howard to the crime scene.
MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Four more of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month have escaped than previously thought, Nigeria's Borno state said on Wednesday, but 219 others were still missing and assumed held by the Islamist militants.
The girls were taking exams at a secondary school in the remote northeastern village of Chibok on April 14 when the Islamist gunmen surrounded it, loaded 276 of them onto trucks and carted them off, according to official figures.
PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) - A police chief in central Arizona says a 3-year-old boy shot and killed his 1½ -year-old brother after the boys found a handgun in a neighbor's apartment.
Payson Police Chief Don Engler says his department's investigation of the Tuesday shooting will take about a week. He says results will be forwarded to the Gila County Attorney's Office for a decision on whether to prosecute anybody.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez gunned down two men in their car in 2012 after one of them accidentally bumped into him at a Boston nightclub, spilling a drink, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Hernandez pleaded not guilty in Suffolk Superior Court Wednesday afternoon in the shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28, after a chance encounter at Club Cure early on the morning of July 16, 2012.
PHOENIX -- The family members of 5-year-old Ian Blair spoke exclusively to 3TV Wednesday, saying there were signs of abuse that went ignored by his mother months before his baby sitter was arrested in connection to his death.
DAYTONA BEACH — The newborn child of the mother accused of driving her minivan loaded with her three children into the ocean is with the father, according to a motion asking that she be released from jail or that her $1.2 million bail be reduced.
Ebony Wilkerson’s fourth child, born May 20 at Halifax Health Medical Center, is in the custody of the father, Lutful Ronjon.
Posting gratuitous pictures of your newborn on Facebook will usually cost you a few friends, but thanks to an alert on the site and the actions of four friends, a family was reunited with their precious bundle of joy after she was taken from their arms.
An Indianapolis woman told reporters last week that she felt sucker-punched by the punishment that Marion County Judge Kurt Eisgruber gave her ex-husband on May 16: eight years in home detention and a 12-year suspended sentence for raping her while she was drugged or asleep.
Wise, 52, was convicted last month of one count of rape and five counts of criminal deviate conduct.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
Prosecutors with State Attorney Angela Corey's office said they want Michael Dunn sentenced on three counts of attempted murder before he's retried for the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
LAHORE, PAKISTAN — A pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of a Pakistani high court on Tuesday for marrying the man she loved.
Nearly 20 members of the woman’s family, including her father and brothers, attacked her and her husband with batons and bricks in broad daylight before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high court of Lahore, police investigator Rana Mujahid said.
The parents of Susan Cox Powell, the missing Utah mother of two, have started to comb through her father-in-law's former home in Washington state, where they have found not only tragic reminders of the past but also potential clues to her disappearance.
WOBURN, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- An independent review of the Middlesex District Attorney's office was released Tuesday, examining how the office handled Jared Remy's case after he was arrested for assaulting girlfriend Jennifer Martel, two days before he killed her.
(Reuters) - An Arizona judge has rejected media requests to allow live broadcasts of court proceedings to determine if convicted killer Jodi Arias should receive the death penalty for murdering her ex-boyfriend in 2008, documents showed on Tuesday.
Judge Sherry Stephens ruled that the penalty phase may be recorded but that any resulting audio or video recordings may not be made public until after a verdict has been reached, according to court papers.
A photograph resembling the missing Madeleine "Maddy" McCann has gone viral on the internet resurrecting public interest in what some are now calling the "most heavily reported missing persons case" in history.
Twitter users reposted the photo of Maddy's lookalike, and quickly the photo had gone viral across the globe.
Josh Powell infamously killed his two young sons with a hatchet before committing suicide and setting his home ablaze— but now, two journalists claim the boys may have suffered immensely even before their horrific murder in 2012.
BAY CITY, MI — About 40 people sat in a federal courtroom in downtown Bay City, many wiping tears from their eyes with the smiling face of 4-year-old Carnel Chamberlain stared from their custom T-shirts, as they watched the little boy's killer, Anthony M. Bennett, learn he'll spend the next four decades in prison.
U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington on the afternoon of Thursday, May 22, sentenced the 22-year-old Bennett to 40 years in prison. After he serves his term, he is to be on supervised release for five more years, the judge ordered.
A federal agent testified Thursday that authorities discovered a folder in Craig Michael Wood's bedroom that included handwritten stories that Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson described as "pornographic."
FBI agent Jonathan Tucker said one person in a story was named Hailey.
The evidence presented was enough for Judge Mark Powell to rule there was probable cause to move the case toward trial.
APPLETON, Wis. — A man who claimed his 3-year-old daughter initiated sexual contact with him in 2012 was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison after a judge ordered he remain behind bars long enough for his child to grow up without being re-victimized.
The 39-year-old man also was sentenced to eight years of extended supervision and ordered to have no contact with the girl or minors without prior approval.
AUGUSTA — A 3-month-old girl whose death led to manslaughter charges against a 10-year-old was suffocated, according to previously confidential autopsy findings.
The report on the death of Brooklyn Foss-Greenway in July 2012 tracks with what police told her mother: Brooklyn died from asphyxiation and had traces of medication in her system. She also had bruises on her head.
A stay-at-home mother charged with fatally beating her 3-year-old daughter called 911 to report two intruders had broken into their Northwest Side apartment and hurt the girl, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.
The victim, Ashley Mendoza, described by a family member as “a sweet, smart girl,” was found dead Sunday on the kitchen floor by paramedics.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) – During the second day of the trial against the parents of Robert Guinyard Jr., members of the jury cried when solicitors showed photos of the dead child and scars from alleged abuse.
Robert's grandmother, and two of Robert's aunts, testified Wednesday they contacted the South Carolina Department of Social Services about the boys well being.
Aaron Hernandez's TATTOOS could unlock important information in his double murder case ... this according to cops who are now trying to track down AH's tat artists.
The Suffolk County D.A. issued a statement saying they are "seeking assistance" from anyone who put the needle to Aaron's RIGHT FOREARM in the aftermath of the 2012 drive-by shooting that killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
WASHINGTON — The United States has sent 80 troops to Chad in Central Africa to support a growing international effort in neighboring Nigeria to help find and rescue the schoolgirls who were abducted by an Islamist extremist group last month, the White House said on Wednesday.
The American military personnel are not ground troops.
RALEIGH — Jurors who took 23 hours to convict a 32-year-old man accused in a string of robberies, shootings and killings started deliberations Monday over whether he will be the first man sentenced to death in Wake County in nearly seven years.
Armond Devega was convicted Monday of one of two murder counts, attempted murder and six of eight robbery charges in a trial that started nearly eight weeks ago.
NEW YORK — The 14-year-old boy sat on the stoop of the Hookah Shop in the Bronx, blood pouring from his chest and filling his lungs, and thought:
This is what it’s like to die. Moments before 11 o’clock Saturday night, the boy, Javier Payne, had been smashed through the store’s plate glass window by a police officer who had stopped him after an altercation with a man on the street, witnesses said.
A man was in custody on suspicion of kidnapping his girlfriend's teenage daughter nearly 10 years ago in Santa Ana and holding her captive for a decade, during which he repeatedly physically and sexually assaulted her and fathered her child, police said.
Two New York City fourth-graders were arrested Tuesday after allegedly putting poison in a teacher's water bottle, police said. The two boys, ages 9 and 12, allegedly poisoned the teacher's water Monday afternoon, causing her to feel nauseated the next day.
She was treated by her doctor and is now in good condition, said Sgt. John Buthorn of the New York City Police Department.
SKOWHEGAN — A judge has dismissed a felony manslaughter charge against Kelli Murphy, 12, in the death of Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway, the 3 -month-old Clinton girl who died two years ago while staying with Murphy’s mother.
The order is the first step in an apparent plea agreement reached by defense and prosecuting attorneys.
The parents of a Minnesota girl who has been missing for 25 years have been asked to leave their home while police and FBI agents who have reopened the cold case appear to be concentrating on the property.
Amy Sue Pagnac has been missing since 1989. Pagnac was 13-years-old when she was last seen in the passenger seat of her step-father’s car at a gas station on Aug. 5.
Jodi Arias will appear in Arizona state court again on July 1st, 2014 for the second penalty phase of her murder trial. Arias was convicted of murdering her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008.
The official Twitter account for Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, AZ, under the handle MC Superior Court, announced ”Next court date in State v. #JodiArias is July 1st at 8:30 am.
SUNBURY — A Northumberland County judge today denied a defense request to take the death penalty off the table if murder suspect Miranda Barbour is convicted of first-degree murder.
Judge Charles Saylor ruled that if jurors find Mrs. Barbour guilty of first-degree murder, they will be permitted to consider torture and robbery as “aggravating circumstances” that could justify the death penalty in the Nov. 11 stabbing death of Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton.
The parents of missing Utah mom Susan Cox Powell are planning a cadaver dog search of her father-in-law's former Washington state home.
Steven Powell -- the father of Susan Cox Powell's husband, Josh Powell -- has not resided in the residence since 2011, when he was arrested. Authorities said they found inappropriate photos of two young neighborhood girls in his home.
Inside the residence, deputies found the bodies of three little girls, ranging in age from 3 years to 2-months-old, lying in a pool of blood on the bed with their mother, authorities at the scene said.
The mother, 30-year-old Carol Coronado, was found naked and holding a knife, investigators said.
SANTA ROSA, CA - A Northern California woman is facing charges that she grabbed a 12-year-old boy by the throat while confronting him about bullying her daughter, authorities said Sunday.
Delia Garcia-Bratcher, 30, of Santa Rosa came to an elementary school around lunchtime Friday and asked her son, who also attends the school, to point out her daughter's alleged tormentor, the Sonoma County Sheriff's office said in a statement.
Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Boca Raton man who allegedly attacked his mother and girlfriend Friday night, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Jacob Belleme is facing charges of battery on a person 65 years old or older and simple battery in connection to the alleged incident that occurred at about 11:08 p.m. in unincorporated Boca Raton, the report said.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Josh Powell's family can share in the life insurance proceeds from the two young sons he killed in 2012, a federal judge has ruled.
U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton's ruling last week came in a dispute between the families of Powell and his long-missing wife, Susan Powell, over three insurance policies covering the couple and the boys.
After spending six days with Candelaria and their father, the children were brought back to their mother's place on Friday, when the 3-year-old girl complained to her mother that Candelaria made her eat her feces as punishment for defecating in the bath tub.
The girl was hospitalized for examination, which revealed several injuries on her body, including bruising and swelling, according to the documents.
LOS ANGELES —
Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show "The Shield," was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of shooting his wife to death in their Los Angeles home, authorities said.
South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was ordered on Tuesday to undergo a month of psychiatric tests to find out whether he was criminally responsible on the night he shot dead his girlfriend on Feb 14 last year.
The body of a baby buried in a bag of cracked concrete was found this week in a Fresno canal, police said.
The baby's mother, Stephanie Saylor, and her live-in boyfriend, Joseph Castro, were arrested Thursday on unrelated charges, but they told authorities they got rid of the baby's body because they did not know what else to do with it, Fresno police Sgt. Jaime Rios said.
With no jury present to try and influence, Jodi Arias appeared in an Arizona courtroom on Friday in her black and white striped prison uniform and RadarOnline.com has the photo of the convicted killer as her attorneys fight to have cameras banned in her upcoming hearings.
The Toronto Relationships Examiner previously reported that Jodi Arias was to appear in court May 16 in a hearing pertaining to matters around the retrial of her sentencing phase.
Speculation of the matters that are currently in motion before the courts center around a CNN filing requesting camera access for the September trial, and matters pertaining to mitigation specialist Maria de la Rosa.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Jurors in the David Chalue triple murder case have found the defendant guilty on all charges yet again, but this time, the verdict was unanimous.
The guilty verdict on was read Friday afternoon at Hampden Superior Court in Springfield. When individually polled following the verdict’s reading, all members of the jury agreed that the guilty verdict on multiple charges of murder, kidnapping, and witness intimidation were indeed their findings.
CHARLOTTE- The adoptive parents of Erica Parsons are continuing their efforts to regain custody of their two youngest children.
Sandy and Casey Parsons appeared in a Rowan County juvenile court Thursday.
They are fighting to get their two youngest children back, who were taken by DSS after Erica's disappearance. -
FAIRFIELD, Maine — A prosecutor’s proposal to dismiss a manslaughter charge against a 12-year-old girl in connection with the death of a 3-month-old nearly two years ago as part of a plea agreement is not sitting well with the infant’s mother.
The Fairfield girl, whom the Bangor Daily News is not naming because she is a juvenile, was 10 years old when charged with reckless or criminally negligent manslaughter in the death of Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway on July 8, 2012.
There’s a mystery involving a missing boy in Aurora, and police are seeking answers. Three years ago, 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen was sitting inside his Greenman Elementary School when he was picked up because of a family emergency.
Police said his mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, went to the school to pick up her son. From that point on, no one knows for certain what happened to Timmothy.
TAMPA — The bar for criminal insanity is high in Florida, and Julie Schenecker, the New Tampa woman accused of killing her teenage children in 2011, hasn't met it, three mental health experts testified Wednesday.
Retained by the prosecution, they trooped into the courtroom one after the other to refute testimony from the three experts hired by defense attorneys. Just as those experts were certain that Schenecker was having a psychotic episode on Jan. 27, 2011, when she killed her children, this set was equally assured that she was in control of her actions.
The trial for the Burlington County man charged with killing Etan Patz is set to begin on Jan. 5, 2015, according to a report from the New York Post.
The trial is expected to last at least two months, the report said.
Six-year-old Patz went missing from a Manhattan neighborhood on May 25, 1979, the first day his parents allowed him to walk his school bus alone.