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Judge Exonerates 14-Year-Old Boy Who Was Executed 70 Years Ago

Judge Exonerates 14-Year-Old Boy Who Was Executed 70 Years Ago

Originally posted 12/18/2014 09:50AM

After a decades-old battle to clear the name of 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. – the youngest person ever to be executed – a South Carolina circuit court judge vacated the court's original decision.

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New Charges of Kidnapping, Rape in 9-Month Abduction of New Hampshire Teen

New Charges of Kidnapping, Rape in 9-Month Abduction of New Hampshire Teen

Originally posted 12/18/2014 07:20AM

More than 200 criminal charges made public Wednesday offer the most detailed look yet at the case of a New Hampshire teen who suddenly returned home last July, nine months after she says she was abducted on her way home from high school.

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North Carolina Churchgoers Indicted for Allegedly Kidnapping and Beating Gay Congregation Member

North Carolina Churchgoers Indicted for Allegedly Kidnapping and Beating Gay Congregation Member

Originally posted 12/17/2014 09:15PM

Five members of a North Carolina church were indicted Dec. 10 on charges of simple assault and kidnapping for allegedly beating a fellow member because he is gay.

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Pennsylvania Shooting Suspect Never Saw Combat, Says Marine Who Served with Him

Pennsylvania Shooting Suspect Never Saw Combat, Says Marine Who Served with Him

Originally posted 12/17/2014 05:50PM

A Marine who served with Bradley William Stone says the 35-year-old never saw combat during his deployment to Iraq.

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Woman Shot in Face Forgives Attacker

Woman Shot in Face Forgives Attacker

Originally posted 12/17/2014 05:10PM

Debbie Baigrie was shot in the mouth 24 years ago – and today, she says with confidence that she has forgiven the person responsible.

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Stephen Collins Confesses: 'I Did Something Terribly Wrong That I Deeply Regret'

Stephen Collins Confesses Sexual Abuse of Underage Girls to PEOPLE: 'I Did Something Terribly Wrong'

Originally posted 12/17/2014 07:30AM

Stephen Collins shares a vividly detailed confession with PEOPLE in which he admits he had inappropriate sexual conduct with underage girls. Subscribe now to access the complete statement, only in PEOPLE.

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Prosecutors Will Not Charge Bill Cosby in Sexual Assault Lawsuit | Bill Cosby

Prosecutors Will Not Charge Bill Cosby in Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Originally posted 12/16/2014 10:50PM

L.A. prosecutors will not charge Bill Cosby after a woman recently accused the comedian of sexually assaulting her 40 years ago, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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Man Sentenced to 80 Years in Prison for Montana Jogger Murder

Man Sentenced to 80 Years in Prison for Montana Jogger Murder

Originally posted 12/16/2014 08:20PM

Lester Van Waters was sentenced to 80 years in prison on Monday for his involvement in the kidnapping and murder of Sherry Arnold.

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Pennsylvania Shooting Suspect Died of 'Self-Inflicted Cutting Wounds,' Says D.A.

Pennsylvania Shooting Suspect Died of 'Self-Inflicted Cutting Wounds,' Says D.A.

Originally posted 12/16/2014 05:15PM

An intense manhunt came to an end on Tuesday afternoon after Bradley William Stone was found dead in the woods near his home, Lower Salford Township police confirmed to PEOPLE. He appeared to have committed suicide.

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Former Marine Suspected of Killing Six in Pennsylvania Found Dead

UpdatePosted 12/16/2014 02:50PM

Former Marine Suspected of Killing Six in Pennsylvania Found Dead

Originally posted 12/16/2014 11:55AM

The former Marine suspected suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead on Tuesday after an extensive search, police confirmed. He appeared to have committed suicide.

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