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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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Third Suspect Arrested in Aspen Socialite Murder

Third Suspect Arrested in Aspen Socialite Nancy Pfister's Murder

Originally posted 03/16/2014 04:00PM

Authorities said Saturday that a third suspect was arrested in the killing of an Aspen, Colo., socialite, more than a week after a couple who rented the woman's home were taken into custody.

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Pinkberry Co-Founder Sentenced to Seven Years in Jail for Beating a Man

Pinkberry Co-Founder Sentenced to Seven Years in Jail for Beating a Man

Originally posted 03/16/2014 01:30PM

A co-founder of the frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for beating a homeless man with a tire iron in Los Angeles.

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Sheriff: Celeb Facialist Ordered Hit on the Wrong Guy

Sheriff: Celeb Facialist Ordered Hit on the Wrong Guy

Originally posted 03/14/2014 12:05PM

The crazy case of celebrity skincare specialist Dawn DaLuise, who was charged last week with hiring a hit man to off a competitor, grew even stranger Thursday, when Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators announced the arrest of a man whom they say harassed and scared DaLuise while encouraging her to assume her tormentor was somebody else.

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2 Killed, 23 Injured as Car Plows into Barrier at SXSW in Austin

2 Killed, 23 Injured as Car Plows into Barrier at SXSW in Austin

Originally posted 03/13/2014 08:20AM

A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a crowded street, police said.

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