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Why Teen Gunned Down His Parents Remains a Mystery

Why Teen Gunned Down His Parents Remains a Mystery

Originally posted 03/10/2014 05:45PM

Police are still searching for a reason why a 19-year-old man shot and killed his parents before trying to murder two of his siblings inside their luxury Southern California home last month.

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Joran van der Sloot Will Face U.S. Charges in Natalee Holloway Case

Joran van der Sloot Will Face U.S. Charges in Natalee Holloway Case

Originally posted 03/10/2014 11:45AM

Joran van der Sloot, the longtime suspect in the 2005 disappearance in Aruba of American teen Natalee Holloway, finally will face U.S. criminal charges in the case – but not until 2038, at least.

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Celebrity Skincare Specialist Charged with Plotting to Murder Rival

Celebrity Skincare Specialist Charged with Plotting to Murder Rival

Originally posted 03/08/2014 03:20PM

A skincare specialist said to have an A-list Hollywood clientele was arrested and charged with plotting to hire a hit man to kill a competitor.

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'Mom Tried to Kill Us,' Say Kids in Van Driven into Ocean

Woman Who Drove Children into Ocean Charged with Attempted Murder

Originally posted 03/07/2014 08:05PM

A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida was charged Friday with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse, authorities said.

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New Evidence Found in Missing Maui Woman Case

New Evidence Found in Missing Maui Woman Case

Originally posted 03/07/2014 09:00AM

Maui police are waiting on the results of forensic tests conducted on several pieces of new evidence in the case of a missing pregnant woman.

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Man Found Guilty of Homicide in Death of Usher's Stepson

Man Found Guilty of Homicide in Death of Usher's Stepson

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.

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5 Common Myths About Serial Killers

5 Common Myths About Serial Killers

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.

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Teen Claims to Have Killed 22 People – Can She Be Believed?

Miranda Barbour, Accused Craigslist Killer, Claims She Committed 22 Murders

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.

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London Police Rescue 3 Women Allegedly Held Captive for 30 Years

London Police Rescue Three Women Allegedly Held Captive for 30 Years

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.

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Is a Decorated Soldier Being Tried for His Twin's Sex Crimes?

Is a Decorated Soldier Being Tried for His Twin's Sex Crimes?

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.

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