09:48 PM EDT 03/08/2014
Originally posted 03/07/2014 08:55PM
A 19-year-old man was charged Friday with shooting his parents to death and trying to kill two of his siblings inside their luxury Southern California home in a complex case that took investigators weeks to unravel.
Originally posted 03/07/2014 03:00PM
A landlord in Tucson removing property abandoned by an evicted family made a gruesome discovery this week: the skeletal remains of a 3-year-old boy stuffed inside a blue toy chest.
Originally posted 03/07/2014 02:00PM
On the morning of Feb. 6, Ruthanne Lodato heard a knock on the front door of her middle class home in Alexandria, Va.
Originally posted 03/06/2014 01:00PM
As the girlfriend he shot lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday.
Originally posted 03/05/2014 04:10PM
While she would be away in Australia, Aspen resident Nancy Pfister agreed to rent her home to a doctor and his wife who had moved to the area last fall. But the arrangement apparently did not unfold smoothly.
On Jan. 21, Pfister – the daughter of a prominent ski resort developer – wrote on Facebook that her tenants would be kicked out within a month, according to the Aspen Daily News.
"The people that were supposedly taking care of my house are not doing what they said they would do," she wrote in another post, "and they're not paying rent and they haven't paid utilities."
A work force agency did indeed move the couple's possessions out on Feb. 22, when Pfister, 57, returned to Colorado. Four days later, on the evening of Feb. 26, a friend who came by the house found Pfister's body in an upstairs closet.
Originally posted 03/03/2014 03:00PM
With gripping testimony about a "blood-curdling" scream, the Oscar Pistorius murder trial started Monday in a South African court where the double-amputee Olympian stands accused of fatally shooting his model-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius, 27, has pleaded not guilty and claims he fired four times through a bathroom door in February 2013 in the mistaken belief he was shooting at an intruder. The trial – a sensation in his home country, which has held the Olympian as a hero – already has offered several highlights, surprises and unusual moments:
A Mother's Stare
Reeva's mother June Steenkamp stared at Pistorius for a full minute as he walked into the courtroom. He steadfastly ignored her. The Steenkamp family sat on the right side of a long bench along with the Pistorius family, with several lawyers sandwiched between them.
Originally posted 02/28/2014 05:00PM
The Olympic athlete admitted to shooting his girlfriend to death on Valentine's Day 2013, but was it an accident or premeditated?
Originally posted 02/28/2014 08:30AM
A Georgia mother is stepping up efforts to find her missing daughter, Tiffany Michelle Whitton, who vanished last September.
Tiffany Michelle Whitton, 27, was last seen outside a Walmart near her Marietta, Ga., home at 2 a.m. on Sept. 13.
No one has heard from her since, including her 6-year-old daughter.
"I suspected something was wrong when she stopped posting on Facebook," her mother, Lisa Daniels, tells PEOPLE. "We had not been on very good terms at the time but I always kept up with her through Facebook."
Originally posted 02/27/2014 08:10AM
A psychology professor who has consulted for the World Health Organization was ordered Wednesday to stand trial in California for the murder of a man who she says raped her in 1995 when she was in college.
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