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...
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...
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...
(CNN)Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn't breathe, officials said Tuesday.
The FBI is investigating the incident, which drew widespread condemnation of the officers after a video showing part of the encounter circulated on social media.
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.
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...
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.
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...
New trial date set after mistrial declared this week for Wesley Hadsell
Wesley Hadsell has a new trial date after the first trial attempt ended in a mistrial earlier this week.
The next trial will now begin May 19 and is expected to last for three weeks.
Hadsell faces murder charges for the 2015 death of his 18-year-old stepdaughter, AJ Hadsell.
On Monday morning, the...
Mariah Woods homicide trial postponed, no word on new date
What was scheduled to take place in February 2021 has now been forced into limbo as the Mariah Woods homicide trial was postponed.
Onslow County District Attorney Ernie Lee said in an email to The Daily News that due to COVID-19 issues, the trial is being rescheduled...
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...
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...
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...
A friend of slain Austin mother Heidi Broussard, who went missing in December and was later found dead, has been charged with capital murder and kidnapping.
Magen Fieramusca, 34, was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Travis County, according to a news release from the Travis County District Attorney’s office. The indictment alleges that Fieramusca kidnapped Broussard, 33, and 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...
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...
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...
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...