10:16 PM EDT 02/24/2014
Originally posted 02/21/2014 08:30AM
The man who was driving the jet-ski that struck Usher's ex-wife's son, Kile Glover, was convicted of homicide for the 2012 accident that killed the boy.
Originally posted 02/21/2014 08:00AM
Miranda Barbour is currently in the headlines for her claims that she murdered 22 men through Craigslist. While the truth of her confession – and along with it, the label of "serial killer" – have yet to be proven, here are some popular misconceptions about serial killers as well as the actual facts.
Originally posted 02/17/2014 03:00PM
A Pennsylvania woman, who was charged along with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they met through Craigslist, admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 others across the country. Police said they are investigating the claims.
Originally posted 11/21/2013 11:55AM
Three traumatized women have been rescued from a London home after one called a charity to say she'd been held against her will for more than three decades, British police said Thursday.
Metropolitan Police said a 67-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman were arrested on Thursday at a home in south London as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude.
The investigation comes after a charity contacted police in October to report that a woman had phoned to say she'd been held unwillingly for more than 30 years.
The catalyst for the call was a television documentary on forced marriages, according to police.
Originally posted 11/19/2013 01:30PM
Attorneys for an Army lieutenant and father of two facing life in prison for a three-state sex-crime spree will tell the jury that cops failed to investigate their client's twin brother.
Army 1st Lt. Aaron G. Lucas, 32, of Fort Carson, Colo., an artillery officer who has earned 10 medals including a bronze star, "just wants fairness. That’s what he risked his life for, for our country," his co-defense attorney, Elizabeth McClintock, told PEOPLE Monday.
McClintock says she's not claiming Brian F. Lucas is guilty of any of the 32 charges facing his twin brother – only that, if the evidence points to multiple suspects, the cops have to look carefully at each one. In this case, she says, DNA evidence linked to Aaron could just as easily have been linked to Brian.
Originally posted 10/24/2013 09:35PM
On the day her mother suddenly died following an April 2007 facelift operation, Rachel MacNeill was disturbed by something her father, Martin, told her in her parents' bedroom.
"He kept repeating that we need to have an autopsy done," Rachel, 34, tearily testified in a Provo, Utah, courtroom Thursday, "because he didn't want anyone to think that he murdered my mother. I asked him 'Why would anyone think that?' It was so shocking."
Martin MacNeill, a once-respected medical doctor and lawyer, is on trial for the first-degree murder of his wife of almost 30 years, Michele. Utah County prosecutors allege MacNeill pressured her into having plastic surgery, overmedicated and drowned her in the family bathtub so he could start a new life with his mistress.
Originally posted 10/23/2013 11:45AM
A 14-year-old high school student is accused of killing a math teacher, whose body was discovered in a wooded area near Danvers High School in Massachusetts.
Colleen Ritzer, 24, of Andover, was found dead early Wednesday, and the boy will be arraigned on a murder charge, Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said.
Police started investigating after Ritzer was reported missing late Tuesday night because she had not returned home from work and was not answering her cellphone. Investigators found blood in a second-floor school bathroom and soon located the victim, he said. He did not say how Ritzer died.
Originally posted 10/21/2013 02:00PM
The stepmother of a 14-year-old, who is accused of bullying a Florida girl prior to her suicide, was arrested and charged with child abuse after a video depicting the woman beating a boy was posted on Facebook, a sheriff said Friday.
During a news conference, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the arrest of 30-year-old Vivian Vosburg on two counts of child abuse with bodily harm and four counts of child neglect is a shocking chapter in a months-long tragic story in Central Florida.
Judd said Vosburg is the stepmother of one of two girls charged with felony aggravated stalking earlier in the week. Officials say the girls, 14 and 12, bullied and harassed 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick before she climbed a tower at an abandoned concrete plant and hurled herself to her death Sept. 9.
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 10/09/2013 10:00AM
Police investigating the 2007 disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann plan to issue an image of a possible suspect.
The computer-generated photo (called an efit) is a part of an active investigation attempting to identify a man seen near the resort hotel in Praia da Luz, Portugal, where the child was last seen while vacationing with her family the the Guardian reported Wednesday.
With the release of the new photo, Crimewatch on the BBC plan to broadcast a new appeal for witnesses on Monday. Similar appeals are set to go out in areas other tourists vacationing in Portugal at the time of Madeleine's disappearance may live, like Germany and the Netherlands.
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