Mother charged with school teacher abuse

Police: Houston mom arrested after hitting crying baby in doctor's office

According to University of Texas police, 36-year-old Dorisella Johnyle Murphy had taken her 1-year-old son to a pediatrician’s office in the UT Professional Building on Monday.

 While inside the office, the infant started crying. When the infant would not quiet down, witnesses said Murphy hit him. A witness called police.

READ MORE : http://www.click2houston.com/news/police-houston-mom-arrested-after-hitting-crying-baby-in-doctors-office/27758350

Police: Maine woman burned 4-year-old daughter

STRATTON, Maine (AP) -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Department says a Maine mom burned her 4-year-old daughter with a wood-engraving tool as punishment.

 Detectives charged 39-year-old Jessica LaPlante of Stratton with assault after an investigation that started when the girl's father filed a complaint with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

 READ MORE: http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2014/08/27/police-maine-woman-burned-4-year-old-daughter/14686209/

Man Kills Wife at Hospital and Turns Gun on Himself, Son Found Dead at Family's Home: Police



The son of a man believed to have shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself was found dead Wednesday at a South Jersey home.

Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Man-Kills-Wife-at-Hospital-and-Turns-Gun-on-Himself-Son-Found-Dead-at-Familys-Home-Police-272942621.html#ixzz3BnCxTcOx

Jailed Dutchman van der Sloot on hunger strike in Peru

Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year prison term in Peru for the murder of a Peruvian woman, has gone on hunger strike.

 Van der Sloot, 27, is also the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of US teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba. He says he is protesting against his transfer to a maximum security jail.

 READ MORE: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-28935900

Mom says son handcuffed her in garage with truck running to try to kill her

Pontiac— A 78-year-old Waterford Township woman testified Wednesday her son handcuffed her inside their garage for nearly four hours, trying to kill her with carbon monoxide fumes from a truck.

 Adam D. Lutz, 46, is charged with assault with intent to murder, attempted murder, torture and unlawful imprisonment in the Aug. 26, 2013, incident on Coseyburn Road where he lived with his mother, Gloriann Lutz.

 From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140827/METRO02/308270090#ixzz3Bn7jPOwR

British police investigating Madeleine McCann disappearance want to quiz more suspects

A new international letter of request has been received from Scotland Yard, Portugal’s Attorney General’s Office confirmed.

The news comes as Operation Grange officers prepare for a further trip to the Algarve next month.

 Officials have declined to comment on the content of the latest letter of request.

 READ MORE: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/504070/British-Maddy-police-new-Portuguese-plea

Newborn found in trash on ventilator; mom arrested



KEARNS, Utah — A newborn baby girl was expected to remain in critical condition for several days after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can in a Salt Lake City suburb.

READ MORE: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/27/newborn-found-in-trash/14687081/

7-Year-Old Kidnapping Victim Faces Alleged Rapist in Court



Dressed in a pink sweater, lime green skirt and looking more mature than her 7 years, a Philadelphia girl who was abducted last year from her kindergarten and raped repeatedly testified Wednesday in a hushed courtroom about her 19-hour ordeal.

 Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/5-Year-Old-Kidnap-Victim-Girl-Faces-Alleged-Rapist-Regusters-Court-Cobbs-Creek-272928151.html#ixzz3Bn5blJsM

TX family claims toddler strapped with duct tape

A new day care worker was so concerned by what she saw in June that she says she snapped a photo of a toddler who was strapped to his nap mat with duct tape.

That employee of Heart2Heart Montessori Academy in Willow Park, Texas, notified parents and authorities and then quit her position.

READ MORE: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/08/27/lawsuit-day-care-duct-tape-texas/14712375/

PD: Tsarnaev sister arrested after bomb threat

BOSTON —Ailina Tsarnaeva told Team 5 Investigates to "get lost" two weeks ago when we confronted her outside her North Bergen, New Jersey, home.

 Team 5 was tracking down Katherine Russell, the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsanvaev, and found Katherine now living with Ailina, her sister-in-law.

Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/news/report-tsarnaev-sister-threatens-to-blow-up-woman/27762886#ixzz3Bn48Szyf

Team 5 Investigates tracks down widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev

BOSTON —Team 5 Investigates has tracked down the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

 Right after the attack Katherine Russell was living in her parents home in Rhode Island. Now she's living more than 100 miles away, and still embracing her husband's family.

 Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/news/team-5-investigates-tracks-down-widow-of-tamerlan-tsarnaev/27691958#ixzz3Bn3QiL8O

Dad acquitted in slaying of drunk driver who killed sons

ANGLETON, Texas A jury has acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.

 David Barajas cried when the verdict was read Wednesday. He faced up to life in prison, if convicted.

 READ MORE: http://www.wndu.com/news/nationworldnews/headlines/Dad-acquitted-in-slaying-of-driver-who-killed-sons-272924631.html

Lawyer can't drop case of Michigan mom accused of trying to kill autistic teen

Beulah— A defense lawyer was ordered to stay on the case of a Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter, despite a “total breakdown” in their relationship.

 Benzie County Judge James Batzer denied a request by Heidi Hodek to stop representing Kelli Stapleton, who goes to trial Sept. 3 in northern Michigan.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140827/METRO06/308270033#ixzz3Bn28PBBZ

Divers had tough time finding drowned family in murky water

GASTON, Ore. -- The visibility so poor beneath the surface of Henry Hagg Lake that deputy Robby Nashif had to search by touch in blindness for 3 family members presumed drowned.

 Nashif is a member of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, which was called in to help the Washington County Sheriff's Office in the search for a Hillsboro family missing at the lake.

READ MORE: http://www.kgw.com/story/news/local/2014/08/27/hagg-lake-drowning/14716105/

Bryan Hulsey sentenced to death in killing of Glendale Officer Anthony Holly

When jurors filed into a Maricopa County Superior Court room for the last time Thursday, none of them looked at Bryan Wayne Hulsey, the man they'd convicted of killing Glendale police Officer Anthony Holly in a 2007 traffic stop.

When they read out their verdicts one by one, confirming that he'll be the first man sentenced to die by lethal injection since a drawn-out execution last month, Hulsey passed judgment on his jury. He clapped.

READ MORE : http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/glendale/2014/08/28/hulsey-trial-cop-killer-verdict/14744665/

Hulsey applauds death sentence

Feds charge man with threatening mass shooting at NMSU

LAS CRUCES >> Federal authorities have arrested a Las Cruces man for threatening a mass shooting at New Mexico State University in May.

 Zachary M. Hess, 19, was booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center at 8:25 a.m. Monday, the same day officials unsealed documents in federal court detailing the allegations. He's charged with making a threat online.

READ MORE: http://www.ruidosonews.com/ruidoso-news/ci_26424943/feds-charge-man-threatening-mass-shooting-at-nmsu

Hummelstown man gets 6 to 12 years in state prison on child rape plea

A Hummelstown man who pleaded guilty to repeatedly molesting a girl will spend the next 6 to 12 years in state prison.

 Charles E. Espenshade, 59, received that sentence, to be followed by 8 years of probation, from Dauphin County Judge Andrew H. Dowling during a hearing Thursday.

READ MORE: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/08/hummelstown_man_gets_6_to_12_y.html#incart_river

Search intensifies for missing Indianapolis baby ( Delano Wilson )

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INDIANAPOLIS - It has been nearly two days since an Indianapolis man claims two people abducted his six-week-old son in a violent attack. The Amber Alert is still out for Delano Wilson.

READ MORE: http://www.wthr.com/story/26388916/2014/08/27/amber-alert-issued-for-indianapolis-baby

Wife films secret footage of orphanage manager beating children with a stick and kicking them until they burst into tears in case that has shocked Egypt

A wife filmed secret footage of her orphanage manager husband beating children with a stick and kicking them until they burst into tears.

 The video shows Osama Mohamed Othman hitting the children before kicking them as they run away, screaming in pain.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2716752/Court-shown-secret-footage-orphanage-manager-beating-children-stick-kicking-burst-tears-trial-shocked.html#ixzz3BdilPPUY

3 bodies of family members found in Hagg Lake

GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Divers on Tuesday recovered the bodies of a mother and two of her children who authorities say drowned in a popular lake west of Portland.

 The discovery came a day after the body of the woman's 3-year-old grandson was recovered after he also drowned in the same area of Henry Hagg Lake, authorities said.

 READ MORE: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2014/08/26/hagg-lake-oregon-drowning/14645105/

Marine Wife's Suspected Lover Pleads Not Guilty to Her Murder ( Erin Corwin )

A former Marine accused of having an affair with the 19-year-old wife of a fellow Marine pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder charges in her death, officials said.

 Former Marine Cpl. Christopher Lee, 24, was extradited from Alaska to Southern California and entered the not guilty plea in Joshua Tree Superior Court, according to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office.

 READ MORE: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/Suspect-in-Marine-Wifes-Murder-Pleads-Not-Guilty-Erin-Corwin-Christopher-Lee-272789861.html

Father charged in infant son's death ( Daniel Bryan )

HOUSTON - A father has been arrested in connection with the death of his infant son.

 Everton Oneal Bryan, 20, is charged with murder and injury to a child with serious bodily injury.

According to Houston police, his son, Daniel, was transported to Texas Children's Hospital on Aug. 21. The infant had suffered several blunt trauma injuries and died a few days later at the hospital, police said.

 READ MORE: http://www.click2houston.com/news/father-charged-in-infant-sons-death/27742942

Judge grants Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

A judge has granted a request by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home in a search during a 2013 murder investigation.

 Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh ruled Tuesday that police did not specifically list those items in a search warrant for Hernandez's home in North Attleborough on June 18, 2013.

The court concluded that the Commonwealth was "not entitled to the fruits of the seizure of the iPhone and Blackberry Bold," along with an Apple iPad 16GB tablet and two Apple iPad mini tablets.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://m.whdh.com/article.html#!/110960/c04a57c8dff2f49ff17fa7d0b1788527

Aunt of slain 2-year-old speaks out; suspect's neighbor recalls hearing 'loud thumps' ( Grace Ford )

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Plano Police said Tuesday that they've made an arrest in the recent death of a 2-year-old girl.

Melinda Lynn Muniz, 25, has been charged with capital murder in the death of Grace Lillian Ford, police say. Muniz is reportedly the fiancée of Ford's father, Mitch.

 READ MORE: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/24568137/mans-fiance-charged-in-death-of-his-2-year-old-plano-daughter

Update: Woman allegedly kills father

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A woman is in police custody after allegedly killing her father Monday night.

 The woman who called asked officers to check on the welfare of her daughter, 23-year-old Jacklynn Murphy and her ex-husband. The woman told offices that Murphy told her over the phone that she killed her father.

READ MORE: http://www.thv11.com/story/news/local/little-rock/2014/08/25/jacklynn-murphy-reportedly-kills-father-in-little-rock/14603539/

New Nail Polish Detects Presence of Date Rape Drugs in Drinks

The future of preventing date rape may soon be at the tip of your finger—literally.

A group of undergrad students at North Carolina State University have invented a nail polish called “Undercover Colors” that changes hue when it comes into contact with Rohypnol (“roofie”), GHB, and other more common date rape drugs.

 READ MORE : http://live105.cbslocal.com/2014/08/26/new-nail-polish-detects-presence-of-date-rape-drugs-in-drinks-roofie-undercover-colors-unc/

10 Investigates: Teachers Caught Recording, Condoning Children To Fight At Columbus Day Care



COLUMBUS, Ohio - A local day care says two of its teachers have been caught on camera “recording and condoning children fighting.

READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/08/26/columbus-ohio-teachers-caught-recording-condoning-children-to-fight-at-columbus-day-care.html

Child removed from Middletown home after playing with feces

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A child was taken from a Middletown home Monday, when he was found in “extremely unclean, unkept and unfit” conditions.

The child had played in feces sometime before police showed up at the home in the 1600 block of Meadow Avenue at about 1:30 p.m., according to Journal-News .

READ MORE: http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/child-removed-from-home-after-playing-with-feces

Teen shot and killed on North Philadelphia basketball court

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A teenager was shot and killed on a crowded North Philadelphia basketball court, police say.

The shooting happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 800 block of West Cumberland Street.

Police say someone opened fire on a 17-year-old boy.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://6abc.com/news/teen-shot-and-killed-on-north-phila-basketball-court/282516/

Did a 911 dispatcher deny help to child locked in hot car?

Police ID birth mother of infant found in Kearns garbarge can

KEARNS, Utah — The birth mother of an infant found in a Kearns garbarge can has been arrested on a charge of attempted murder, according to police officials.

Police have identified the mother as Alicia Marie Englert, 24.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://fox13now.com/2014/08/26/police-id-birth-mother-of-infant-found-in-kearns-garbarge-can/

Officials: Girl Accidentally Kills Gun Instructor

A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.

 Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, died Monday shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Mohave County sheriff's officials said.

READ MORE: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/instructor-accidentally-shot-girl-dies-25133836

Accused killer of Amy Lord expected in court

SOUTH BOSTON (WHDH) - The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a South Boston woman is due in court today.

Edwin Alemany is expected to appear for a pre-trial conference today. Lawyers for Alemany say he will use an insanity defense in his upcoming murder trial.

 READ MORE: http://www.whdh.com/story/26371456/accused-killer-of-amy-lord-expected-in-court

Murder suspect Craig Wood will be tried by out-of-town jury, trial date is not set ( Hailey Owens )

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A man accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering a 10-year-old girl in Springfield last February appeared in court on Tuesday for a motions hearing. The defense attorney, prosecuting attorney and judge discussed various motions and procedures, and possible trial dates for Craig Wood, but no decisions or agreements were made, except that a jury from outside Greene County will hear the case.

Wood is accused of killing Hailey Owens, 10. Police found her body at his home in central Springfield a few hours after a man grabbed her off a street near her home, threw her in a pickup and drove away on the afternoon of Feb. 18.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://www.ky3.com/news/local/murder-suspect-craig-wood-appears-in-court-no-word-on-trial-date-or-change-of-venue/21048998_27734090

Trial begins for man accused of burning girlfriend to death ( Jessie McFadden )

A North Little Rock man set his girlfriend on fire and doused her in gasoline, causing fatal injuries that burned more than 90 percent of her body, after threatening to do so on multiple occasions, prosecutors said at the beginning of Matthew Nichols' capital murder trial Tuesday.

 Opening statements began a day after jurors were seated in the trial in Pulaski County Circuit Court of Nichols, 47, who is charged in the May 20, 2013, burning death of 38-year-old Jessie McFadden at the couple's home on Water Street.

 READ MORE: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2014/aug/26/trial-begins-man-accused-burning-girlfriend-death/

Trial underway for father accused of murder after drunk driver killed his sons ( David Barajas )

Alvin, TX - A trial in Alvin, Texas is splitting the town in half. A man on trial for murder is accused of shooting a drunk driver who hit and killed his sons.

 David Barajas was almost home when his pickup ran out of gas in December 2012.

READ MORE : http://www.wbtw.com/story/26369990/trial-underway-for-father-accused-of-murder-after-drunk-driver-killed-his-sons

Mother says missing 14-year-old is 'full of life' ( Hannah Amaro )

MARSHALL, Mich. (WZZM) The Marshall Police Department released more information Tuesday afternoon about a West Michigan girl missing from Calhoun County.

 Hannah Amaro, 14, was last seen at 10 a.m. Saturday at her home in the 400 block of Green Street in Marshall.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/2014/08/25/hannah-marie-amaro/14601711/

'No one' believed Michigan man killed Renisha McBride in self-defense: juror

"No one believed" a suburban Detroit man's claim that he fatally shot an unarmed woman out of self-defense, one juror said.

During the murder trial, Theodore Wafer, 55, testified that he was protecting himself when he killed Renisha McBride, 19, on the porch of his Dearborn Heights home.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/believed-michigan-man-killed-woman-self-defense-juror-article-1.1916983#ixzz3BXGl8f8u

Pistorius witnesses 'trampled and exhausted' by courtroom maulings

They were bit players in a courtroom drama who suddenly found themselves uncomfortably centre stage, with the eyes of millions upon them and top lawyers trying to rip their credibility to shreds.

The 37 witnesses in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ranged from experts and academics to unsuspecting members of the public for whom the witness stand felt more like the dock.

 READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/aug/25/oscar-pistorius-witness-court-south-africa

Judge grants yet another delay in Martin MacNeill case

PROVO — A 4th District Court judge allowed yet another delay Monday in the oft-delayed cases of Martin MacNeill.

The Utah doctor and lawyer was set to be sentenced for forcible sex abuse, a second-degree felony. A jury in July convicted MacNeill, 58, of abusing his adult daughter a month after he murdered his wife in 2007.

READ MORE: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609556/Judge-grants-yet-another-delay-in-Martin-MacNeill-case.html

Babysitter Accused of Setting Fire to Family's Home

A Texas woman was allegedly so annoyed with two girls she babysat, police say she decided to set their bedrooms on fire.

 Martha Dreher is charged with arson, accused of setting a fire in the two girls' rooms while their father, Glenn Williams, was out of town with his daughters.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-babysitter-accused-setting-fire-familys-home/story?id=25095886

History of abuse at home of 12-year-old murder suspect ( Connor Verkerke )



KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM)— Newly-obtained court records indicate the home of a 12-year-old murder suspect has a history of abuse.

 Jamarion Lawhorn, 12, is charged as an adult with the open murder of 9-year-old Connor Verkerke. Jamarion is accused of repeatedly stabbing Connor on a Kentwood playground on Aug. 4.

 READ MORE : http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/kentwood/2014/08/26/jamarion-lawhorn-kentwood-murder-connor-verkerke-anita/14624575/

Man guilty of 2nd-degree murder in pregnant woman’s slaying

AMBRIDGE, Pa. — A Beaver County jury on Tuesday found a man accused of killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child guilty of second-degree murder.

For the past two weeks, the victim’s family has listened to testimony against Marlin Kelly.

 READ MORE: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/jury-deliberates-verdict-pregnant-womans-slaying-t/ng8xy/

Three more bodies recovered from Hagg Lake day after boy's death

GASTON, OR (KPTV) - Three additional bodies were found at Hagg Lake on Tuesday, one day after an unconscious young boy was pulled from the water and pronounced dead.

 Investigators confirmed that the bodies recovered from the water on Tuesday are the boy's grandmother, mother and her brother.

 READ MORE: http://www.kptv.com/story/26375761/three-bodies-recovered-from-hagg-lake-day-after-boys-death?autostart=true

Police make third arrest in shooting death of teen ( Nizzear Rodriguez )

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The Carrollton Police Department has made a fourth arrest in the shooting death 13-year-old Nizzear Rodriguez.

A second suspect, Kenneth Wheat, 21, was picked up around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. A third suspect, 24-year-old Jackquline Leann Freeman, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/carrollton/2014/08/24/teenager-struck-and-killed-by-drive-by-shooting-bullet/14536893/

Parents charged in the death of 12-year-old ( Skylar Spore )



According to Stacey Page Online, Darrick Spore, 34, and Candy Chamness, 33, the parents of Skylar Spore, 12, have been arrested for the neglect of a dependent resulting in death and reckless homicide.

READ MORE: http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Parents-charged-in-the-death-of-12-year-old-272492421.html

Oregon teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

 In a Portland courtroom Thursday, 16-year-old Blue Kalmbach told the victim in a barely audible voice that he was "very sincerely sorry."

READ MORE: http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/2014/08/22/oregon-teen-gets-11-years-for-carving-swastika-on-boy/14462631/

Parents turn in daughter over sexting

The pictures she discovered were so disturbing that she turned the girl in to sheriff's deputies.

 The parents discovered their 13-year-old daughter, who is about to enter the eighth-grade, had been sending and receiving naked pictures of other teens using her tablet.

 Read more: http://www.wesh.com/parents-turn-in-daughter-over-sexting/27704356#ixzz3BQ7Ne54h

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity To Pay Mike Brown’s Memorial And Funeral Costs

Elev8.com reports Al Sharpton and Kimora Lee Simmons are among other notables who offered to pay the services, but Alpha has stepped to the plate and requested that the expenses not be shared with any other person or organization.

 Brown’s services are under the direction of Austin A. Layne Mortuary, Inc..

 READ MORE: http://theurbandaily.com/2014/08/23/alpha-phi-alpha-fraternity-to-pay-full-cost-of-michael-browns-memorial-and-funeral-services/

Painting Canton pink for Myra Lewis

CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A Mississippi woman who knows the pain of losing a child, organized an event in Canton to help a Camden family find their missing little girl.

Volunteers dedicated part of their Saturday to paint Canton pink with ribbons in an effort to keep missing two-year-old Myra Lewis on people's minds.

READ MORE: http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/26353363/volunteers

DNA analysis of remains found in Florida complete, findings inconclusive ( Heather Elvis )

DNA testing has been completed on human remains recently found in Florida that attracted the attention of Horry County police investigating the disappearance of Heather Elvis, according to a Florida law enforcement agency.

 But the findings are creating more questions than answers since the remains still have not been positively unidentified.

 READ MORE : http://www.myhorrynews.com/news/crime/article_5dfdaea6-2a12-11e4-93d5-0017a43b2370.html

Madeleine McCann investigation: Detectives to return to Portugal in 'make-or-break' moment

British police are believed to be preparing to head back to Portugal as part of renewed investigations into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

 A group of detectives from Scotland Yard’s Operation Grange are reportedly set to travel back to the holiday resort of Praia da Luz next month, from where the-then three-year-old Madeleine was taken in 2007.

 READ MORE : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/madeleine-mccann-investigation-detectives-to-return-to-portugal-in-makeorbreak-moment-9687189.html

Testimony from cleaning ladies used to help defend Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee

FALL RIVER — Cleaning ladies testified at the grand jury investigating disgraced ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee that she was “snobby and lazy” but they never told her about the guns they saw stashed around the former tight end’s North Attleboro home, her lawyer said today.

Janice Bassil, Shayanna Jenkins’ lawyer, said that is one of the reasons her client did not know how many guns Hernandez had hidden around their home when prosecutors questioned her about it.

READ MORE: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/08/testimony_from_cleaning_ladies_used_to_help_defend_aaron

Police: NYC woman said she stepped on toddler who died

NEW YORK -- A child care worker charged with killing a toddler in her home told police she threw the boy to the floor and stepped on him three times, and after that, he could no longer walk on his own, authorities said.

Athena Skeeter, 40, was arraigned Sunday on charges of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child.

READ MORE: http://6abc.com/news/police-woman-said-she-stepped-on-toddler-who-died/279495/

Lewis family speaks out on Myra's disappearance ( Myra Lewis )

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - It's now been almost six months since 2 year old Myra Lewis vanished from her home in Camden. Friday her parents spoke to us exclusively about her unexplained disappearance, and why they continue to believe she'll be returned home safely.

 READ MORE: http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/26350277/lewis-family-speaks-out-on-myra-disappearance

Case worker assigned to Rachel Fryer's children out of jail

SEMINOLE COUNTY -- The man serving as the case worker and potential supervisor of Rachel Fryer's children was arrested for allegedly falsifying reports.

Investigators say that contributed to the great bodily hard or death of an individual in the care or custody of a state agency.

READ MORE: http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/8/22/caseworker_assigned_.html

Brevard father faces murder charge in baby's hot truck death ( Anna Marie Lille )

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ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - A Brevard County father accused of leaving a 9-month-old girl alone in a hot vehicle for hours now faces a charge of murder, officials announced Friday.

READ MORE: http://www.clickorlando.com/news/brevard-father-faces-murder-charge-in-babys-hot-truck-death/27680226

Can You Believe it? This Little Girl was Left to Die at a Graveyard

HYDERABAD: A baby girl aged below one was found abandoned at a graveyard at Subhodaya Colony in Meerpet here Sunday. Locals, who noticed the baby crying, alerted the police who immediately shifted her to a child protection centre.

 The police suspect the baby’s parents/guardians must have left her to her fate at the graveyard, considering her a burden.

READ MORE: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/Can-You-Believe-it-This-Little-Girl-was-Left-to-Die-at-a-Graveyard/2014/08/25/article2397008.ece

Juror: 'No one' believed Wafer killed McBride in self-defense

Theodore Wafer testified that he shot Renisha McBride in self-defense, but according to one juror in the murder trial, “no one believed it.”

 Why? Because on the stand, Wafer claimed he was protecting himself when he shot the 19-year-old on his Dearborn Heights porch, but he told police the shooting was an accident, said the juror, who spoke to the Free Press on the condition of anonymity.

READ MORE: http://www.freep.com/article/20140825/NEWS02/308250036/Wafer-juror-Renisha-McBride

Teen arrested in shooting death of Carrollton boy ( Nizzear Rodriguez )



The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Carrollton police late Sunday arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with the death of a younger teen shot earlier in the day while he slept.

 READ MORE: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/teen-arrested-in-shooting-death-of-carrollton-boy/ng8Q3/

Fingerprint Evidence Mulled in James Holmes Case

Attorneys in the Colorado theater massacre are returning to court for a hearing on whether testimony on fingerprint comparison should be allowed at the trial.

Monday's hearing is one of the last scheduled before James Holmes goes on trial in December on multiple charges of murder and attempted murder. Schedule changes have been common, however.

READ MORE: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fingerprint-evidence-mulled-james-holmes-case-25112328

Board Denies Commutation for Child Molester Implicated in Sisters' Disappearance

Delaware's Board of Pardons has a denied a commutation request from a child molester who also has been named a person of interest in the 1975 disappearance of two sisters in Maryland.

Fifty-seven-year-old Lloyd Lee Welch was sentenced in 1998 to life in prison, suspended after 33 years behind bars, for unlawful intercourse, unlawful sexual penetration and unlawful sexual contact. Board members agreed to reject his commutation application without a hearing in advance of Thursday's monthly meeting.

 Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Sister-Disappearance-Child-Molester-272132191.html#ixzz3B8blg0Oy

Police give homicide investigation details in press conference ( Selena Thomas )

NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) - Local law enforcement agencies held a 10:00 am press conference at the Nampa Police station regarding the investigation into Selena Dawn Thomas's homicide.

At the conference, leaders from Nampa Polce Department, Caldwell Police Department and the Canyon County Sheriff's Department, along with Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor gave details about her disappearance.

READ MORE: http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Police-give-homicide-investigation-details-in-press-conference-272177881.html

Death of Connecticut child left in hot car ruled a homicide ( Benjamin Seitz )

(CNN) — The Connecticut medical examiner has ruled the death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in his father’s car in July a homicide.

 The cause of Benjamin Seitz’s death was hyperthermia because of environmental exposure, the state medical examiner said on Wednesday.

 READ MORE : http://fox13now.com/2014/08/21/death-of-connecticut-child-left-in-hot-car-ruled-a-homicide/

Mother of toddler killed in hit-and-run wants sister out of jail

Overcome with grief, Shonece Rodgers sat on the couch in her San Francisco apartment Wednesday, surrounded by family members and friends, and struggled to make sense of losing her 2-year-old daughter in a hit-and-run crash downtown.

 Rodgers doesn't blame her sister - who was arrested in the little girl's death by police, who said she had left the toddler alone in the middle of a busy street - and said she wants her out of jail immediately. She said the investigation should focus solely on the driver, who remains at large.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Dad-wants-justice-after-arrest-in-S-F-girl-s-5700935.php

Family offers reward for info in teen's death ( Marcus Jones )

DAVENPORT (AP) — The family of a Davenport teenager found dead after an apparent shooting is offering a $5,000 reward for information resulting in the arrest and conviction of his killer.

 The family of 17-year-old Marcus Jones posted the reward on Facebook this week.

 Read more at http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/public-safety/crime/family-offers-reward-for-info-in-teens-death-20140821#zttTwoUcZPtIeQZs.99

Police Kick in Door of NJ Family's Home, Save Newborn Baby Who Stopped Breathing

A 5-day-old New Jersey boy is in critical but stable condition after he stopped breathing suddenly over the weekend, possibly because of a bacterial infection, his parents say.

The boy's grandmother called 911 Saturday afternoon to report the Hopatcong infant appeared jaundiced and "non-reactive," while the child's mother, Andrea Suarez, frantically tried to revive little Maddox.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Boy-Maddox-Stop-Breathing-Hopatcong-Unconscious-New-Jersey-Rescue-Bacterial-Infection-Suarez-272193931.html

Police: Shop owners neglect child, sell drugs

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 4-year-old girl was inside an office where drugs were found during a police search, officers said.

 Tracey Charles Nichols, 45, and Orie Marcia Made, 32, both appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon and were charged with first-degree child neglect, delivery and possession of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.

READ MORE: http://koin.com/2014/08/21/police-repair-shop-owners-neglect-child-sell-drugs/

Zahra Baker basics

HICKORY, N.C. – Zahra Baker’s murder was covered across at least three continents and in virtually every major American news outlet. It was a complex case that took almost three years to come to a conclusion.

 Zahra was born in Australia and moved to America with her father and stepmother when she was 8 years old. She had already survived two bouts of cancer.

  READ MORE : http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/zahra-baker-basics/article_02a3b99c-2878-11e4-9d38-001a4bcf6878.html

DOJ civil-rights probe in Zimmerman-Trayvon case continues

n Washington 21/2 years ago, the nation's top civil-rights enforcer, Thomas Perez at the U.S. Department of Justice, sat down with Sanford's mayor, city manager and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and promised to investigate whether Trayvon Martin was the victim of something more heinous than a homicide.

 Was he also the victim of a killer intent on harming him because he was black?

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/trayvon-martin-george-zimmerman/os-trayvon-martin-doj-civil-rights-investigation-20140820,0,1018138.story

Man accused of terrorizing teen girls at gunpoint

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Goodyear mother to 911: 'I just drowned my baby'

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GOODYEAR, AZ (CBS5) - A Goodyear mother is in jail on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder after a drowning call involving her 21-month-old daughter.

 READ MORE : http://www.kait8.com/story/26318349/goodyear-mother-accused-of-trying-to-drown-daughter

Trayvon Martin autopsy doctor: State 'hoped to lose the case' against Zimmerman

The doctor who autopsied Trayvon Martin, and later raised eyebrows with his uneven testimony during the trial of George Zimmerman, has released an ebook in which he argues prosecutors "hoped to lose the case."

 Despite that claim, "Dead Men Can't Lie," the 37-page ebook by Dr. Shiping Bao, offers no proof.

READ MORE: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/trayvon-martin-george-zimmerman/os-trayvon-martin-autopsy-doctor-book-20140814,0,925805.story

Penalty Phase Reset - PDF Jodi Arias

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 Penalty Phase Reset / Capital Case _ Jodi Arias :

 http://www.courtminutes.maricopa.gov/docs/Criminal/082014/m6448306.pdf

Father, Girlfriend Charged In Boy’s Mauling Death ( Javon Dade Jr )

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two people have been arrested and charged in connection to the mauling death of a child in Goulds.

 Four year old Javon Dade Jr. was attacked and killed by his father’s dog, or dogs, on Wednesday, August 13th, in the yard of his father’s home on SW 123rd Avenue about a block south of SW 228th Street.

 READ MORE : http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/08/22/father-woman-charged-in-boys-mauling-death/

Former foster mom pleads guilty to molesting children

A former Hamilton County foster mom pleaded guilty Friday to molesting children in her care and was immediately sentenced to seven years in prison.

 Barbara Brooks, 64, pleaded guilty to four counts of rape before Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Martin.

READ MORE: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/crime/2014/08/22/foster-mom-accused-of-molesting-kids-to-plead-guilty/14429053/

Babysitter accused of injuring girl in St. Cloud

ST. CLOUD -- A man, accused of severely injuring the Osceola County child he was supposed to be babysitting, is out on bond.

Christopher Wigfield is charged with aggravated child abuse and domestic violence

READ MORE : http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/8/22/st_cloud_babysitter_.html

Police: Couple wanted 2 Amish girls for slaves

FOWLER, N.Y. — A northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand and planned to turn them into slaves, but released them after becoming frightened by news reports, an investigator said.

St. Lawrence County Sherriff's Sgt. Brooks Bigwarfe said Thursday that Nicole Vaisey admitted she and her boyfriend, Stephen Howells Jr., lured the 7-year-old and 12-year-old sisters to their car with an offer to pet a dog and then Howells shoved them in.

READ MORE : http://www.wpxi.com/ap/ap/us/police-couple-wanted-2-amish-girls-for-slaves/ng68X/

Police focus on shoe print, trash in teen trail murder ( April Millsap )

ARMADA, Mich. (Gina Damron and Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press)-- A month after April Millsap's body was found near the Macomb Orchard trail, police continue to investigate the Armada teen's killing.

 A person with knowledge of the investigation said authorities are investigating that Millsap had a shoe print on her upper torso.

 READ MORE: http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/crime/2014/08/22/april-millsap-armada-james-vancallis/14434189/

Utah woman accused of helping hide baby sitter’s body to be sentenced ( Alexis Rasmussen )

OGDEN, Utah – A woman accused of helping to hide the body of her child’s baby sitter is to be sentenced Thursday.

 Dea Millerberg is also facing charges for allowing Alexis Rasmussen to be exposed to controlled substances.

 READ MORE : http://fox13now.com/2014/08/21/utah-woman-accused-of-helping-hide-baby-sitters-body-to-be-sentenced/

Convicted killer Jeffrey MacDonald seeks new trial, again

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Former Fort Bragg doctor Jeffrey MacDonald filed a motion Thursday seeking a new trial in the murder of his wife and children more than 40 years ago.

 In the filing, MacDonald claims there is new evidence to support a new trial.

READ MORE : http://abc11.com/news/convicted-killer-jeffrey-macdonald-seeks-new-trial-again/274816/

PD: Dad leaves kids in car to drink, gets beat up by bar patrons

OCALA, Fla. —A local man is accused of leaving his three children in a car while he drank beer at a bar, according to the Ocala Police Department.

 Police say they arrested Joshua Delong, 28, after they found him bloody and on the ground outside of Dr. B’s Bar on Northeast Eight Place.

 Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/pd-dad-leaves-kids-in-car-to-drink-gets-beat-up-by-bar-patrons/27660052#ixzz3B2kSVnc4

Cops: Man charged in Erin Corwin case researched body disposal

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.

 Christopher Lee, 24, admitted conducting Internet searches on human body disposal, and a witness told detectives that Lee asked him "what was the best way to dispose of a human body," a sheriff's investigator wrote in a document filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court in support of an arrest warrant.

 READ MORE : http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-man-charged-in-erin-corwin-case-researched-body-disposal/

Deputies: Man lashed 6-year-old boy with weed-whacker

Montrell Brundidge, 25, of Deltona, was arrested Monday for aggravated child abuse.

Deputies were called to the home Monday, where the boy told them he suffered injuries to his left leg and ankle area from a weed-whacker, according to a report.

READ MORE: http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/8/20/deltona_weed_whacker.html

Court Docs Detail Torture of 8-Year-Old LA County Boy ( Gabriel Fernandez )

The fatal beating Gabriel Fernandez took on May 22, 2013, in a Palmdale apartment is just part of what could be described as a living nightmare for the little boy, that according to grand jury transcripts which led to murder charges against his mother, Pearl Fernandez and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre.

 Gabriel's older brother, Ezequiel, says on a daily basis Gabriel was gagged with a sock and bandana and stuffed into a small cabinet locked from the outside with handcuffs.

Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Court-Docs-Describe-Torture-of-Gabriel-Fernandez-8-271765511.html#ixzz3B2cxu8pz

Report: Suspects in Bali "suitcase murder" on suicide watch

BALI, Indonesia - A Chicago woman and her boyfriend - who are accused of killing the woman's mother on the Indonesia resort island of Bali - were placed on suicide watch in jail, police say, according to Reuters.

Bali police spokesman Hery Wiyanto said Heather Mack, 19, and Tommy Schaefer, 21, were depressed and their mental state is being checked every day, according to the news outlet.

 READ MORE: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-suspects-in-bali-suitcase-murder-on-suicide-watch/

Judge delays start of Arias penalty-phase retrial

PHOENIX — An Arizona judge on Wednesday granted Jodi Arias' motion to delay the start of her planned Sept. 8 penalty phase retrial. Arias briefly addressed the judge Wednesday morning before the courtroom was closed to the media and public.

The judge then granted Arias' request, setting a new retrial date for Sept. 29.

 See more at: http://www.news965.com/ap/ap/us/judge-delays-start-of-arias-penalty-phase-retrial/ng59T/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#sthash.9BuqTpYL.dpuf

Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect ( Dzhokhar Tsarnaev )

BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday.

 Dias Kadyrbayev, 20, is accused of removing a backpack containing emptied-out fireworks from Tsarnaev's dorm room after realizing he was suspected of carrying out the 2013 attack with his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

 READ MORE : http://bigstory.ap.org/article/guilty-plea-expected-friend-marathon-suspect

Bibb judge blasts child molester, tells her of ‘special place in hell’

“Ms. Arellano, I don’t know that I have ever said a curse word from this bench,” he said, “but you may be the vilest bitch that I have ever met.”

 The judge, his voice solemn, then spoke of “a special place in hell for people who do” what Arellano did.

 Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2014/08/14/3250237_bibb-judge-blasts-child-molester.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

Mother arrested after children found living in 'completely unsanitary' conditions



GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Police arrested a mother after they said they found her three children living in deplorable conditions at a home in Gwinnett County.

READ MORE : http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/mother-arrested-after-children-found-living-comple/ng6CN/

Dog of murdered mother found, spurs hope for finding her missing children ( Alicia Fox )

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DETROIT (WJBK) - Little Kaylah Hunter and Kristian Justice are still missing from Detroit months after their mother, Alicia Fox, was found murdered. Now, some volunteers pray that a new discovery might be the hope the children's family has been waiting for.

 READ MORE : http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/26314156/dog-of-murdered-mother-found-spurs-hope-for-finding-her-missing-children

Twisted Twins: Teen sisters confess to killing mother

Murder charges filed in case of missing Marine's wife ( Erin Corwin )

(CNN) -- Murder charges were filed Tuesday against a man accused of killing the pregnant wife of a Marine in California.

 Erin Corwin, 19 and three months pregnant, had been missing since June 28 after she said she was going to Joshua Tree National Park to scout trails. Over the weekend, searchers found her body about 140 feet down a mine shaft.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/19/us/california-missing-marine-wife/index.html

Police: Students willing to die in mass shooting plot



SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. -- Two students arrested in connection to a mass shooting plot at South Pasadena High School were willing to die to carry out their plan, police said Tuesday.

READ MORE : http://abc7news.com/news/police-students-willing-to-die-in-mass-shooting-plot/271222/

Renisha McBride's family files $10M civil suit against Theodore Wafer

A wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $10 million has been filed against Theodore Wafer, the Dearborn Heights man convicted of murder in Renisha McBride’s death.

 An attorney representing McBride’s family filed the lawsuit this morning in Wayne County Circuit Court.

 READ MORE: http://www.freep.com/article/20140819/NEWS01/308190138/wrongful-death-lawsuit-theodore-wafer

Zahra Baker Treehouse in Hickory now open

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HICKORY, NC (WBTV) - There is a new addition to the Zahra Baker Playground at Kiwanis Park in Hickory. A new $45,000 dollar wooden treehouse is up and open for kids of all abilities.

READ MORE: http://www.wbtv.com/story/26321121/zahra-baker-treehouse-in-hickory-now-open

Jodi Arias Handwritten Motion to Continue

 Jodi Arias Handwritten Motion to Continue:

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/link/709654/arias-motion

Judge Belvin Perry discusses Casey Anthony trial

Despite presiding over countless trials, fighting for adequate state court funding, and taking leadership roles in professional activities such as the Florida Innocence Commission, Judge Belvin Perry will likely always be remembered for his work on one particular criminal trial.

 "If I could write what I wanted people to remember me by, it would not be the Casey Anthony case," said Perry. "It was just by pure fate I got that case."

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.clickorlando.com/news/judge-belvin-perry-discusses-casey-anthony-trial/27620030

Case Against Frisco Mother Moves Forward ( Arnav Dhawan )



Pallavi Dhawan was charged in the murder of her 10-year-old son, Arnav Dhawan, in January.

 READ MORE: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Case-Against-Frisco-Mother-Moves-Forward-271923471.html

Community Celebrates Hailey Owens' Birthday Monday

Six months after a little girl was kidnapped and murdered in Springfield, friends and family will gather Monday to celebrate her 11th birthday. Hailey Owens would have been in fifth grade this school year.

A birthday party is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on South Scenic.

 READ MORE: http://www.jrn.com/ktts/news/Community-Celebrates-Hailey-Owens-Birthday-Monday-271634871.html

Stay family murder suspect misses court appearance due to evaluation

HOUSTON - Ronald Haskell, the man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family and injuring a 15-year-old girl, was not present for a scheduled court appearance Monday morning.

Officials said he did not appear before a judge because he was being evaluated. The last time Haskell was in court, he collapsed to the floor after hearing the capital murder charge and the evidence against him.

READ MORE: http://www.click2houston.com/news/stay-family-murder-suspect-expected-in-court-today/27580654

Teen Held in Mom's Bali Killing Says She Was Assaulted in Jail

Erin Corwin’s Body Discovered, Alleged Lover Arrested For Her Death

Searchers discovered the body of missing pregnant Marine wife Erin Corwin on Aug. 16 in a 140-foot mine shaft on Bureau of Land Management land in the Mojave Desert, law enforcement officials announced Monday.

 Dental records were needed to confirm Corwin's identity. An autopsy conducted Monday morning concluded the manner of death to be homicide, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon.

READ MORE :http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/aug/18/neighbor-missing-marine-wife-erin-corwin-arrested/

NYC School Aide Accused of Punching Boy With Autism in Face Over Spilled Water

An aide at a Brooklyn school has been charged with assaulting an autistic student in the school cafeteria.
 
Milton Parker, 58, is accused of punching the 11-year-old boy in the face on Aug. 7 after the child spilled water and apparently didn't understand Parker's commands to clean it up.

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Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's fiancee seeks to dismiss perjury charges

BOSTON – The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is seeking to have perjury charges dismissed.

 Shayanna Jenkins' lawyers filed a motion in county court in Fall River stating that prosecutors failed to provide sufficient evidence to a grand jury. The defense's legal memorandum supporting the arguments was filed under seal.

 READ MORE: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/18/ex-new-england-patriots-player-aaron-hernandez-fiancee-seeks-to-dismiss-perjury/

Oscar Pistorius Case: Verdict Possibilities In South African Murder Trial

Oscar Pistorius will soon learn his fate for shooting and killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa is scheduled to render a verdict Sept. 11, and the ruling can go several ways.

The prosecution wants Pistorius to be found guilty of premeditated murder.

 READ MORE: http://www.ibtimes.com/oscar-pistorius-case-verdict-possibilities-south-african-murder-trial-1661724

Met chief vows no let-up in search for Madeleine

BRITAIN’S top policeman vowed to keep going in the hunt to discover what happened to Madeleine McCann after Scotland Yard’s major operations this summer.

Operation Grange was launched in May 2011 after Madeleine’s parents Gerry, 45, and Kate, 46, of Rothley, Leics, appealed to David Cameron.

READ MORE: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/499453/Met-chief-let-up-search-Madeleine

Investigators not sure what happened to Kristy Kelley, missing Indiana woman

BOONVILLE, Ind. - Police are piecing together new information as the number of volunteers grows searching for a missing Indiana mother of two.

 Warrick County Sheriff Brett Kruse told a large group of volunteers preparing to search for Kristy Kelley, of Boonville, on Monday that investigators are unsure what happened to her.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/investigators-not-sure-what-happened-to-kristy-kelley-missing-indiana-woman

Double murder suspect: Victims were grooming boys for sex



TACOMA, Wash. - A sex offender suspected of killing his two roommates in Frederickson claims the two victims were "grooming" boys for sex, according to court documents.

 READ MORE: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Double-murder-suspect-Victims-were-grooming-boys-for-sex-271736231.html?tab=video&c=y

Phoenix grandma, daughter accused of abusing girls



PHOENIX (AP) -- A woman is accused of child abuse for allegedly spanking her two grandchildren with a belt in front of the children's mother, who also has been arrested.

READ MORE: http://www.azfamily.com/news/Phoenix-grandma-daughter-accused-of-abusing-girls-271736861.html

Shaina McBride: 14-year-old girl missing in Fort Lauderdale



The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has issued a missing child alert for 14-year-old who has been missing since Aug. 15.

READ MORE: http://www.wptv.com/news/state/shaina-mcbride-14-yr-old-girl-missing-in-fort-lauderdale

Friend: Man Who Killed Daughter "Not a Monster"

A friend of the man who police say shot two relatives and killed his 3-year-old daughter says Frederick Roy Miller is "not a monster."

Prince George's County police said Miller, 38, shot two of his relatives at a home on Farmer Place in Fort Washington Saturday afternoon. A police pursuit began shortly after on Branch Avenue, where Miller was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with officers.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Friend-Frederick-Miller-Killed-Daughter-3-Year-Old-Killed-Prince-Georges-County-271745401.html

UPDATE: Grandmother Accused of Stabbing Grandson



A grandmother accused of killing her grandson will soon undergo back to back psychological evaluations.

 READ MORE: http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Stabbing-in-Killearn-Lakes-Subdivision-270011581.html

"Straight-A" Student Killed in Chicago Drive-By Shooting



Among the seven people shot and killed over the last weekend was a 16-year-old girl described by family members as a straight-A student who dreamed of becoming a forensic scientist.

READ MORE: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-international/chicago-shooting-shaquise-bucker-271656901.html

Jenise Wright’s parents still don’t know when they will regain custody of their kids

PORT ORCHARD — Despite an official hearing on the issue Monday, the parents of slain 6-year-old Jenise Wright still don’t know when they will regain custody of their other three children who were removed by Child Protective Services.

At a hearing Monday afternoon, Jim and Denise Wright, of East Bremerton, learned their kids will remain with their grandparents until further notice.

READ MORE: http://q13fox.com/2014/08/18/jenise-wrights-parents-still-dont-know-when-they-will-regain-custody-of-their-kids/

Police arrest 2 California teenagers who allegedly planned mass school shooting

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. – Police say they have arrested two teenage boys who were planning a mass shooting at their Southern California high school.

 South Pasadena police Sgt. Brian Solinsky said the two students from South Pasadena High School were taken into custody Monday.

READ MORE: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/18/police-arrest-2-california-teenagers-who-allegedly-planned-mass-school-shooting/

County will not pay medical bills for toddler hurt in Habersham raid



HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. — Habersham County officials say they do not plan to pay for the medical expenses of a toddler seriously injured during a police raid.

READ MORE: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/lawyer-county-refuses-pay-medical-bills-toddler-hu/ng3s9/

American Tourist Found Dead in Suitcase in Bali, Daughter Arrested


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NH teen suffered "numerous" acts of violence, lawyers say ( Abigail Hernandez )

CONWAY, N.H. - The New Hampshire teenager who returned nine months after she vanished on the way home from school was violently abducted by a stranger and "suffered numerous acts of unspeakable violence" for many months, her lawyers said in a statement.

 The three lawyers put out a statement Tuesday on behalf of Abigail Hernandez and her mother. It was featured on the "Bring Abby Home" website created after the 14-year-old disappeared Oct. 9 on her way home from school in Conway, a small tourist town in northeastern New Hampshire.

 READ MORE: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-hampshire-teen-suffered-numerous-acts-of-violence-lawyers-say/

Teen survivor of the double murder-suicide in Fayetteville speaks for the first time



CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The only survivor of a double murder-suicide shooting that left a mother and her son dead is out of the hospital and speaking for the first time about the violence that left her family dead.

 READ MORE: http://abc11.com/news/teen-talks-about-surviving-double-murder-suicide/254747/

Father arrested for leaving infant in vehicle in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH -- A man has been arrested in Daytona Beach for leaving his 2-month-old son inside of a vehicle outside of a Home Depot store.

Police responded to the call from a Home Depot employee in regards to the infant being left alone in an unattended vehicle.

 READ MORE: http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/8/13/father_arrested_for_.html

Missouri governor: Highway patrol will direct security in Ferguson ( Michael Brown )

The Missouri Highway Patrol "will be directing the team that provides security" in Ferguson, Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday.

Nixon said he decided to put the state's highway patrol in charge of security because "at this particular point, the attitudes weren't improving, and the blocks towards expression appeared to be a flashpoint, and that if we put some people first, that we'd be in a better situation."

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO :http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/14/us/missouri-teen-shooting/index.html

Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb ( Michael Brown )

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

 Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, who has been the public face of the city torn by Saturday's death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, told reporters earlier in the day that the St. Louis County investigation of the shooting could take weeks to complete.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/26267454/id-of-officer-who-killed-teen-festering-issue

Jodi Arias wants sentencing phase of retrial delayed

Convicted killer Jodi Arias was back in court Wednesday.

 She is asking for a delay in the sentencing phase of her retrial.

During Wednesday’s court appearance, Arias’ discussed her frustrations in trying to represent herself while in jail.

 Read more: http://fox43.com/2014/08/14/jodi-arias-wants-sentencing-phase-of-retrial-delayed/#ixzz3AOv7Oijz

Florida man accused of killing his friend asked Siri where to hide the body, court hears

US police say a Florida man accused of killing his roommate asked Apple’s digital assistant Siri for advice on hiding the body the day the man went missing.

 Pedro Bravo, 20, is accused of kidnapping and strangling his friend Christian Aguilar in September 2012 after an argument started over Aguilar dating Bravo’s ex-girlfriend.

READ MORE: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/florida-man-accused-of-killing-his-roommate-asked-siri-where-to-hide-the-body-9665437.html

13th victim added to case against 18-year-old San Tan Valley man

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- A third indictment has expanded the criminal case accusing an 18-year-old San Tan Valley man of sexual assaults and other sex crimes.

 The Pinal County Attorney's Office on Wednesday announced that a third indictment was issued Aug. 6 against Tyler Kost of San Tan Valley, charging him with one count each of attempted sexual assault and attempted child molestation of a victim under the age of 15.

 READ MORE: http://www.azfamily.com/news/13th-victim-added-to-case-against-18-year-old-man-271134231.html

Boy Mauled To Death By Dog(s) In Goulds( Javon Dade )

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A child in Goulds was mauled to death by at least one dog Wednesday morning.

 Police have identified the boy as 4-year-old Javon Dade, Jr.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/08/13/goulds-child-killed-by-dog/

Local 2 Charged With Killing Sleeping 8-Year-Old Boy Due In Court

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A man and teenager are scheduled to return to court in the death of an 8-year-old boy who was shot while sleeping inside his Detroit home.

A preliminary hearing to determine if the case goes to trial is Wednesday afternoon in 36th District Court for 28-year-old Calvin Mosby and 17-year-old Devaunte Starks.

 READ MORE: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/08/13/2-charged-with-killing-sleeping-8-year-old-boy-due-in-court/

Missing Cowlitz County baby now in custody of protective services

LONGVIEW, Wash. -- Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies say a 1-year-old baby they say was being hidden from authorities by its mother is now in the custody of protective services.

They say the baby of 30-year-old Christina Char Moore was dropped off at the home of a family friend by an unknown woman a little before 3 p.m. Wednesday. The baby was then turned over to child protective services.

 READ MORE: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Deputies-looking-for-mom-they-say-is-hiding-baby-from-protective-services-271116821.html

Youth worker accused of sex assault says it was a set up

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - A man accused of assaulting two teenagers at a Manatee County Youth Academy feels he was set up.

 Leroy Bostic, Jr. was arrested Tuesday. At his bond hearing Wednesday, his family told the judge he's innocent.

 READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.wfla.com/story/26273685/manatee-youth-academy-worker-accused-of-molestation-attorney-says-it-was-a-set-up

Day care center where boy died ordered closed

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Late Wednesday the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning ordered an emergency closure of Generation Kids Daycare, the Brunswick day care center where a 3-month-old died Tuesday.

 READ MORE: http://www.news4jax.com/news/brunswick-police-investigate-3montholds-death-at-day-care-center/27456218

Jump in rape cases in Singapore involving girls under 14

Changing attitudes towards sex and increasing parental awareness of statutory rape laws could be reasons the number of rape cases in Singapore has jumped by almost half, say experts.

 Police revealed yesterday that 91 rape cases were reported in the first six months of this year - 30 more than the 61 over the same period last year. There were 120 reported rape cases in the whole of last year, marking a gradual slide over recent years, until now. -

 See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/jump-rape-cases-singapore-involving-girls-under-14-20140814#sthash.A5hN9ddK.dpuf

Mesa mom Crystal Carimbocas convicted in daughter's 2011 death



Authorities say Anays Chenal Carimbocas was taken to a Mesa hospital in May 2011 with fatal injuries that her mother's boyfriend said incurred when the girl fell into an apartment complex's pool.

READ MORE : http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/mesa-mom-crystal-carimbocas-convicted-in-daughters-2011-death

Local Lizzi Marriott’s Family Rips Seth Mazzaglia At Murder Sentencing

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who raped and killed a college student was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the chance of parole after the victim’s family tearfully and angrily lamented what he took from them.

Seth Mazzaglia, 31, received the maximum sentence Thursday for the killing of 19-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott, of Westborough, Massachusetts.

READ MORE : http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/08/14/lizzi-marriotts-family-friends-to-confront-seth-mazzaglia-at-murder-sentencing/

Deputies: Child tied to door, left alone in home with sibling

ORLANDO, Fla. —Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies found two children left home alone on Tuesday.

One of the children was tied to the sliding glass door with a belt, according to the arrest report for Neftaldry Escarment, 24, of Haiti.

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/deputies-find-child-tied-to-door-left-alone-in-home-with-sibling/27458974#ixzz3AOVpzH6k

Parents facing charges for malnourished baby

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A mother and father are facing felony charges after doctors found their baby malnourished and in need of emergency hospitalization.

READ MORE: http://www.19actionnews.com/story/26275196/parents-facing-charges-for-malnourished-baby

Hernandez’s cousin receives probation

FALL RIVER — The cousin of Aaron Hernandez became the first person in the football star’s inner circle to face punishment, and a judge’s scorn, when she pleaded guilty Tuesday to contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury in connection with Hernandez’s murder case.

 Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh upbraided Tanya Singleton, saying she had openly flouted the law and would have surely faced jail time if she were not afflicted with terminal breast cancer that prison doctors cannot effectively treat.

READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO : http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/08/12/tanya-singleton-cousin-aaron-hernandez-pleading-guilty-criminal-contempt/EL3hCfH4SEUKxSMM0eC6GM/story.html
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