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Oscar Pistorius on the Stand: 'I Was Simply Trying to Protect Reeva'

Oscar Pistorius on the Stand: 'I Was Simply Trying to Protect Reeva'

Originally posted 04/07/2014 07:00AM

An emotional Oscar Pistorius took the stand in his own defense on Monday, and immediately issued a strong – and surprise – apology to the family of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he killed in his home on Valentine's Day 2013.

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Mom Sentenced to 20 Years for Baby's Breast-Feeding Drug Overdose

Mom Sentenced to 20 Years for Baby's Breast-Feeding Drug Overdose

Originally posted 04/04/2014 03:25PM

Weighing 7 lbs., 2 oz. at birth, Alexis Catherine Greene gained only 4 oz. over the next month. She grew pale, became lethargic and struggled to breathe.

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Mom Who Complained Her Son Seemed Gay Is Convicted of Murder

Jury Finds Mom Guilty of Murdering Her 4-Year-Old Son After She Complained He Seemed Gay

Originally posted 04/03/2014 01:55PM

It took a Portland-area jury about an hour Wednesday to reach a guilty verdict for a mom who, along with her boyfriend, fatally beat her son a day before his fourth birthday, after she complained that he seemed gay.

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Sibling of Self-Proclaimed Serial Killer: My Sister Is a Liar & Loves Dexter

Miranda Barbour's Sister: She Is Lying About Murder

Originally posted 04/02/2014 07:30PM

Miranda Barbour, the Pennsylvania woman who claims she's a serial killer, is a liar, her sister says in a new interview with a local newspaper.

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Bones May Solve 50-Year-Old Cold Case of Missing Mother

Bones May Solve 50-Year-Old Cold Case of Missing Mother Inez Garcia

Originally posted 03/31/2014 06:30PM

Fifty years after the Santa Fe New Mexican published a story about a mom of four who "abruptly dropped out of sight ... and has not been seen since," cold case detectives finally appear to have solved the case.

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Prosecutor: Mom Beat 4-Year-Old Son to Death Because She Thought He Was Gay

Prosecutor Says Mom Beat Son, 4, to Death Because She Thought He Was Gay

Originally posted 03/28/2014 08:00PM

Jessica Dutro regularly beat all three of her kids – but the Portland mom was especially hard on her son Zachary, eventually beating him to death the day before his fourth birthday because he seemed gay, prosecutors say.

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Oscar Pistorius 'Likely' to Testify in Murder Trial

Oscar Pistorius 'Likely' to Testify in Murder Trial

Originally posted 03/25/2014 12:30PM

Oscar Pistorius, who is expected to testify in his murder trial at the end of the week, said Tuesday he's going through "a tough time" in a rare comment after the prosecution closed its case against the double-amputee runner.

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Mom Convinces Son He Has Cancer, Raises $25,000 for Fake Treatments

Mom Convinced Son He Had Cancer and Scammed Community, Cops Say

Originally posted 03/21/2014 06:45PM

A 6-year-old Colorado boy believed he had cancer. He was told he was going to die. Turns out, it was all part of an elaborate scam, according to police.

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Male Strippers Tackle Suspected Armed Robber in Las Vegas

Male Strippers Tackle Suspected Armed Robber in Las Vegas

Originally posted 03/21/2014 10:50AM

A man accused of firing a gun near the head of a performer in the Thunder from Down Under male revue during a backstage robbery attempt was identified by authorities Thursday as a Las Vegas resident with a history of scrapes with the law.

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Johnny Cash's Great-Niece Found Stabbed to Death

Johnny Cash's Great-Niece Found Stabbed to Death

Originally posted 03/21/2014 06:45AM

The great-niece of the late singer Johnny Cash has been found stabbed to death and stuffed in a box in a house, authorities in Tennessee said Thursday.

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