Scott Peterson's death sentence in murder of pregnant wife overturned by California Supreme Court
Laci Peterson and their unborn son, Conner, were killed over 15 years ago
The California Supreme Court on Monday overturned the death penalty sentence for Scott Peterson, convicted in the Christmas Eve murder of his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner.
The court's decision came more than 15 years after Laci, a Modesto, Calif., school teacher, was killed. Investigators said...
A first-degree murder charge was filed on Tuesday against a young man in the case of missing Iowa jogger Mollie Tibbetts, state officials said Tuesday.
The suspect, 24-year-old Cristhian Rivera, is an undocumented immigrant who lives in the rural area where the college student vanished one month ago, according to Rick Rahn of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
Authorities in Jacksonville, Florida issued amber alert and sent additional 100 or more cops, firemen and others without hesitation to look from the air, ground and water Wednesday in two town for a missing 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams.
However, as of Wednesday evening, all effort to locate the missing girl from her Brentwood home on Ivy Street since 12 PM, turned up nothing. The pursuit extended to a Southside high rise where she lived before her family’s relocation to another home...
According to documents filed Monday in Cass County Circuit Court, Oklahoma-based DNA Solutions must be allowed to access skeletal remains for both Kara Kopetsky and Jessica Runions, whose remains were found in rural Cass County in 2017.
Documents also say DNA Solutions must be allowed to test hair recovered from a white SUV in 2013.
All testing must be done at the DNA Solutions lab in Oklahoma, according to the documents. The evidence must be returned to the Jackson County Medical...
BREAKING: Federal court OVERTURNS Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence
On Friday, a federal appeals court in Massachusetts overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted of killing three people and injuring more than 260 others in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
In a 224-page opinion...
Justice for Dylan Redwine: seven years and waiting
Dylan Redwine disappeared seven years ago Tuesday in La Plata County, an event that prompted a yearslong investigation that led to the arrest of the boy’s father on suspicion of murder.
Dylan’s disappearance Nov. 19, 2012, and subsequent homicide investigation sparked national attention. The boy, 13, was last seen with his father, Mark Redwine, on surveillance footage at the Durango-La Plata County Airport and at Walmart in Durango...
A 36-year-old woman who claimed that her two children had killed themselves has been accused of murdering them two months after they died in Albany Township, Pennsylvania.
Lisa R. Snyder was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder, endangering the welfare of children, and tampering with evidence. She was also charged with one count of sexual intercourse with an animal and one count of cruelty to animals.
She is being held without bail at Berks County Prison in Pennsylvania...
Court docs: Stepmom killed Gas City girl over charm bracelet. Abuse, confinement marked her last hours.
Skylea Carmack had been confined to her room for more than a week, before her stepmother allegedly choked the 10-year-old Gas City girl to death last week, according to court documents.
Grant County prosecutors on Friday formally...
One year later, Hania Aguilar murder case proceeds slowly in Robeson County
One year ago today, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation made a dreaded find: The body of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar.
The Lumberton girl lay face-down, naked, in a pit of water more than 4 feet deep off Wire Grass Road outside of Lumberton.
Hania had been missing for...
FBI now involved in ongoing search for missing 11-year-old Colorado Springs boy
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now involved in the ongoing search for a missing/endangered 11-year-old Colorado Springs boy who went missing Monday afternoon, and the task force investigating his disappearance is organizing a team of volunteers to start searching for him.
Gannon Stauch was believed to be a runaway after he left his home southeast of Colorado Springs between 3:15 and 4 p.m. on Monday...
NXIVM head Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison
Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Disgraced self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, whose NXIVM followers included millionaires and Hollywood actors, was sentenced to 120 years on Tuesday for turning some adherents into sex slaves branded with his initials.
U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis handed down the sentence in federal court in Brooklyn after a lengthy hearing featuring statements by victims of a...
Isabel was 6 years old when she vanished from her parents' east-side home in April 2012. Maribel was 13 years old when she went disappeared while walking to a friend’s house in 2014.
Maribel's body was found a few days after she went missing. Isabel's remains were not located until March 2017.
Defense urges separate trials in Tucson child murders
Attorneys for Christopher Clements, the man charged...
Just before Sydney Loofe went on her first Internet-arranged date with a woman named “Audrey” on Nov. 14, 2017, she texted a cautionary question.
“Just going to be me and you, right?” she asked via the dating app Tinder.
“OK. Yes. Of course,” responded Audrey.
“Audrey” turned out to be Bailey Boswell, the girlfriend of Aubrey Trail.
A Florida man and his father have been indicted in the death of the son’s estranged wife.
An Osceola County grand jury formally charged Christopher Otero-Rivera with second-degree murder on Thursday, the Orlando Sentinel reported. He faces a possible life sentence. Otero-Rivera’s father, Angel Rivera, is charged with being an accessory after the fact and faces up to 15 years in prison.
Nicole Montalvo, 33, was found dead in October on property owned by Rivera, investigators said. The St...
A man accused of murdering a Salem mother and her toddler son is fighting for the dismissal of an aggravated murder charge — a change that would make him no longer eligible for the death penalty.
On Friday in Yamhill County Circuit Court, attorneys for Michael John Wolfe, 52, argued for dismissing the aggravated murder charge Wolfe faces for allegedly murdering 3-year-old William "Billy" Fretwell, his biological son.
One of the two aggravated murder charges Wolfe initially faced after...
The body of 5-year-old Renezmae Calzada was found Wednesday in the Rio Grande near Santa Clara Pueblo, according to two sources who participated in the search crew.
Authorities called back search parties shortly after the discovery, and started tearing down a command post they had established at Ohkay Casino, ending a search that involved scores of local and state police officers and FBI agents and even more local volunteers...
A Miami mother will spend the rest of her life in prison after pleading guilty Friday for her role in the starvation, torture and murder of her adopted daughter in a case that rocked Florida’s child welfare agency.
Under the plea deal, Carmen Barahona, 69, will testify against her husband, Jorge Barahona, who faces the death penalty if convicted of abusing and murdering his 10-year-old adopted daughter, Nubia.
The actual sentencing will be deferred until after Carmen Barahona’s cooperation...
Leon Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson set an April 13 trial date for Katherine Magbanua, whose charges in the murder of Florida State law professor Dan Markel ended in mistrial earlier this month.
Magbanua, wearing a blue Leon County Detention Center jumpsuit, appeared in the courtroom with her attorneys, Chris DeCoste and Tara Kawass. Hankinson asked about her legal representation moving forward; DeCoste said he and Kawass intend to continue defending her...
His body was recovered April 24 from a shallow grave several miles away in rural Woodstock. His parents, Andrew Freund Sr., and JoAnn Cunningham, had reported him missing six days earlier, but were charged with first-degree murder and other felonies following the discovery.
Cunningham, 36, pleaded guilty to a murder charge in December and faces up to 60 years in prison when sentenced April 30.
Freund Sr., 61, last week requested a bench trial and is scheduled to return to court April 24...