06:03 PM EDT 12/09/2013
Originally posted 10/25/2013 08:00PM
The mistress at the center of the Martin MacNeill murder trial testified Friday about how the couple called and texted multiple times in the days leading up to his wife's mysterious April 2007 death.
Originally posted 10/24/2013 09:00AM
With a new trial ordered for Michael Skakel, a defense lawyer for the Kennedy cousin serving time in the 1975 slaying of a neighbor said he will seek his release from prison on bond.
Skakel's conviction was set aside Wednesday by a Connecticut judge, Thomas Bishop, who ruled that Skakel's trial attorney failed to adequately represent him when he was found guilty in 2002. Bridgeport State's Attorney John Smriga said prosecutors will appeal the decision.
Skakel's current attorney, Hubert Santos, said he expects to file a motion for bail on Thursday. If a judge approves it, Skakel could then post bond and be released from prison.
"We're very, very thrilled," Santos said. "I always felt that Michael was innocent."
Originally posted 10/18/2013 11:35AM
A model of the bathtub a former beauty queen died in took center stage inside a Utah courtroom Friday as her husband stands trial on charges of killing her after convincing her to get a facelift she didn't want, then giving her a lethal combination of prescription drugs and helping her into the bath.
Prosecutors hoped to haul the actual bathtub into court for a demonstration of Michele MacNeill's death, but a model was used instead, according to CNN. The trial will continue with testimony from neighbors, police and paramedics who arrived at the couple's home to find Martin MacNeill's wife comatose.
Prosecutors are trying to portray MacNeill, a former doctor, as a lying, manipulative husband who plotted his wife's death to carry on an affair with his mistress, Gypsy, who the doctor invited to his wife's funeral and asked to marry him weeks later. They said he pressed the plastic surgeon for drugs she didn't need and then gave her the fatal dose.
Originally posted 10/17/2013 04:15PM
The parents of a young girl arrested for bullying 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick so relentlessly that the Florida tween leaped to her death last month are speaking out – and claiming their daughter is innocent.
Vivian and Jose – who are not revealing their last names to protect their daughter's privacy – tell CNN their daughter played no role in Sedwick's death, despite an incriminating message left on their daughter's Facebook account.
"Yes, I know I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself but I don't give a [blank]," the message read.
Originally posted 10/15/2013 01:45PM
On the morning of Sept. 10, Rebecca Ann Sedwick didn't get on the school bus. Instead, police say, the 12-year-old changed the name on her cell phone to "That Dead Girl" and sent a text to a friend saying, "I'm jumping and I can't take it anymore."
Then, according to police, she climbed a tower at an abandoned cement plant and leaped to her death.
Police now believe Rebecca had been bullied for more than a year. On Monday, authorities charged two girls, ages 12 and 14, with aggravated stalking. Deputies arrested the girls and released them to the custody of their parents. The court date has not yet been set.
Originally posted 10/14/2013 08:30AM
Six years later, the hunt continues.
British police have released two photofits of the man sought for questioning about the disappearance of the nearly 4-year-old Madeleine McCann, who was snatched from her hotel room in the Portuguese town of Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007.
The computer-generated pictures are based on descriptions provided by new witnesses who claim to have seen the man on the night of Madeleine's disappearance.
Metropolitan Police describe him as white, between 20-40 years old, with short brown hair, of medium build, medium height and clean shaven.
On Monday, investigators in the case plan to make another appeal to the public on the BBC program Crimewatch, which is set to air in the U.K., the Netherlands and Germany.
Originally posted 10/12/2013 06:00PM
Police announced Saturday that, after an investigation that lasted more than two decades, they had arrested the killer of a child who was nicknamed Baby Hope by detectives after her body was discovered inside a picnic cooler beside a Manhattan highway in 1991.
During an interrogation early Saturday, the 4-year-old girl's cousin, Conrado Juarez, had admitted sexually assaulting and smothering her, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
The child's name and the circumstances of her death had been a mystery for two decades. But earlier this week, police announced that a new tip and a DNA test had allowed them to finally identify the baby's mother, a dramatic turnaround in one of the city's more notorious cold cases.
Originally posted 10/11/2013 09:00PM
Marina and Kevin Krim, whose children were allegedly murdered by their nanny last October, announced the official arrival of the newest member of their family Friday evening.
"We are very excited to share with you that Felix Harrison Krim, all 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and 21.5 inches of him, arrived today," they wrote on the Facebook page for the Lulu & Leo Fund, the nonprofit they formed in the wake of the deaths of two of their children.
"Marina, Felix and all of us are healthy and happy," they wrote.
Originally posted 10/08/2013 07:30PM
The San Francisco mom who mysteriously vanished from her hospital bed last month has reportedly been found dead in a hospital stairwell.
The body of Lynne Spalding, 57, was discovered Tuesday at San Francisco General Hospital where she had been treated for an infection, KGO-TV reports. She'd been missing for almost 18 days.
The hospital did not immediately confirm the identity.
Originally posted 10/08/2013 07:00PM
Hannah Anderson's kidnapper, James DiMaggio, taunted the teenager by suggesting she join him in playing Russian roulette, she says in her first lengthy interview.
"When it was my turn, I started crying and was freaking out," Anderson, 16, tells the Today show in an interview airing Thursday. "And he said, 'Do you want to play?' And I said, 'No.' And I started crying and then he's, like, 'Okay.' And he stopped."
Hannah, the subject of a nationwide search that ended when DiMaggio was killed in a shootout with federal agents, says she's "sick and angry" when she thinks about him.
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