Monday May 20, 2013
The woman who was convicted of helping a fugitive mobster stay on the lam for more than 16 years has failed in an attempt to have her sentenced reduced. A federal appeals court rejected Catherine Greig's unfair sentence claim for her conviction of helping Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.
Greig is serving 8 years in federal prison for conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud. Read More...
Friday May 17, 2013
During the first day of the death penalty hearing for convicted killer Jodi Arias, the jury listened to the emotional statements from Travis Alexander's brother Stephen Alexander and sister Samantha Alexander.
Stephen Alexander described the emotional and physical pain he has felt since Travis was killed including ulcers, depression, nightmares and the separation from his wife. Read More...
Thursday May 16, 2013
In 1984 at age 21, Debra Brown became involved in a master-slave relationship with habitual killer and rapist Alton Coleman and the two went on a massive killing, raping and torture spree across the midwest. When finally captured, Brown showed no remorse whatsoever, saying she had fun.
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Wednesday May 15, 2013
With the murder trial still a month away, attorneys are already fighting it out in court in the case of Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Prosecutors want to block George Zimmerman's defense team from presenting evidence about Martin's marijuana use and background.
Meanwhile, Zimmerman's attorneys are challenging audio analysis of screams heard on 9-1-1 calls made during the shooting. Read More...
Tuesday May 14, 2013
Three women who were kept captive in a Cleveland home for more than 10 years have asked the media to respect their privacy and will not be giving interviews until the criminal case is over, their attorney said. The three victims said they just want time to be with their families and take time to heal.
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were freed from their captivity on May 6 when Berry screamed to neighbors for help. Read More...
Monday May 13, 2013
O.J. Simpson will appear in public today for the first time since he was sentenced four years ago. He will be in the same courtroom where he was convicted of a sport memorabilia armed robbery asking for a new trial on this kidnapping and armed robbery conviction.
Simpson, who had not one, but two high-profile attorneys during the trial, is claiming ineffective counsel. Read More...
Monday May 13, 2013
On May 6, 2013, kidnap victim Amanda Berry made a desperate call to 9-1-1 after escaping from the house where she had been held captive for 10 years. After a recording of the call was released, there was a lot of criticism about the way the dispatcher responded to Berry.
Here is the transcript of the actual call and the response
by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson regarding the criticism of the dispatcher.
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Thursday May 9, 2013
He was attractive, smart, and had a future in politics. He was also one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history. Ted Bundy screamed his innocence until his death in the electric chair became imminent, then he tried to use his victims one more time - to keep himself alive. Read more...
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Wednesday May 8, 2013
After deliberating for almost three full days, an Arizona jury has returned a guilty verdict in a lurid murder trial that attracted national attention via tabloid coverage and cable television. Jodi Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting and stabbing death of her lover Travis Alexander on June 4, 2008.
The jury briefly began deliberations late Friday afternoon and reached a verdict late Wednesday morning. Read More...
Tuesday May 7, 2013
Pedro, Ariel and Onil Castro (L-R)
Investigators are trying to determine how three kidnapped women managed to go undetected for a decade in a densely populated residential Cleveland neighborhood. The three managed to escape their ordeal when one of them, with the help of neighbors who heard her screams, managed to kick her way through the front door of 2207 Seymour Avenue.
Amanda Berry, who vanished in 2003, pulled herself and a six-year-old girl through the door, then called 9-1-1 to get police to rescue Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus. Read More...