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California Aims to Close Loophole That Allowed Brock Turner Leniency

In response to the anger over the six-month jail term former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner received after sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, California lawmakers Monday passed legislation that would keep such a sentence from being handed down again. The current law calls for a mandatory prison term when a victim...

'Stanford Rapist' to Be Released After Serving Half of Sentence

Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer whose sexual assault conviction and subsequent sentencing to six months in jail made headlines, is scheduled to be released Friday after serving just three months behind bars. The San Jose Mercury News confirmed the release date via jail records and the Santa Clara County...

Albuquerque Throws Birthday Party for Brutally Slain Girl

Victoria Martens was brutally murdered in Albuquerque Wednesday— her 10th birthday. On Sunday, mourning residents of the city came together at a park the little girl loved to throw a birthday party for her, the AP reports. Thousands of people picnicked and ate donated pizza and birthday cake, children played...

Mark David Chapman's Parole Denied—Again

Nearly 26 years after he shot John Lennon dead, Mark David Chapman is still trying to get out of prison—and an upstate New York parole board is still denying him that chance, per the Hollywood Reporter. The 61-year-old, who's said to have learned how to fix wheelchairs during his...

Student Stabbed to Death in Melee at Cornell

Police investigating a brawl on the Cornell University campus that killed an Ithaca College student and injured another Ithaca student are asking witnesses with cellphone video to come forward. The students were stabbed around 2am Sunday during a large fight after several hundred college-age people attended a student-organized event at...

Displeased With This Photo, Teen Gives Police Better One

The request was a polite one, if nothing else: "can you use this photo, please and thank you [haloed smiley emoji] Yours Truly Amy Sharp xx." Sharp allegedly posted that comment to Australia's 7 News Facebook post regarding her escape from police custody. The 18-year-old fled the Surry Hills Corrective...

28 Years After He First Struck, China's 'Jack the Ripper' Found

The case of Jack the Ripper may have been solved—the Chinese version, that is. A serial killer who first struck in 1988 and is believed to have raped and killed 11 women and mutilated a number of them has been apprehended and confessed, state-run media report by way of...

Death Row Inmates Are Somehow Dying From Drug ODs

California hasn't executed anybody for more than a decade, but some Death Row inmates are still being killed by lethal drugs. Records from the coroner's office reveal that between 2010 and 2015, at least six condemned San Quentin inmates died with methamphetamine, heroin, or other drugs in their systems, including...

Man Handed 13-Year Sentence Leaps to His Death

Sudden death apparently sounded better to Jason Binkiewicz than 13 years in prison. The 42-year-old Dillonvale, Ohio, man had in July been found guilty of attempted murder and felony assault after shooting a man in the face Nov. 27, 2015; he was handed a 13-year sentence Friday morning, reports WTOV...

2 Brothers Charged in Murder of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Chicago police say two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as she was walking to register her children for school. Authorities say 26-year-old Darwin Sorrells Jr. and 22-year-old Derren Sorrells were charged Sunday in the death of...

Woman Filmed Child Sex Assault and Sold the Footage

A woman who videotaped herself sexually assaulting a 4-year-old relative and then sold the footage is headed to prison, the AP reports. Pamela Dziminski received a 25-year sentence Friday. The 30-year-old New Jersey woman had pleaded guilty last year to aggravated sexual assault after authorities discovered the videos online.

Man Faces Felony Terrorism Charges Over YouTube Video

A Las Vegas man is being held on felony terrorist charges after posting a YouTube video of himself holding a sniper rifle and AR-15-type rifle and threatening to kill government officials, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Bryce Cuellar, 24, posted the video July 1. According to KTNV, Cuellar shows off...

Murder Suspect May Be Hiding by Dressing as Woman

A suspected murderer Michigan authorities have been hunting for more than 30 years may be living in California disguised as a woman, the Los Angeles Times reports. John Gentry Jr. was 30 years old in 1983 when he was released from a Michigan prison for nearly killing his boyfriend. According...

Court: Jaycee Dugard Can't Sue Feds Over Parole Officers' Blunders

Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped as an 11-year-old and held captive for 18 horrifying years by a man who was supposed to be supervised by parole officials because of a conviction for another kidnapping. A federal court, however, has ruled that no matter how badly parole officers may have bungled their...

Man Charged in Murder of Mississippi Nuns

Authorities say they have charged a 46-year-old man in connection with the murder of two nuns who were found dead in their home in Mississippi on Thursday. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in a statement Friday night that Rodney Earl Sanders of Kosciusko has been charged...

Little Girl's Gruesome Slaying Rocks Albuquerque

It was in early morning darkness that officers scrambled to sort out the chaos at an Albuquerque apartment complex where a couple had reportedly been attacked, the woman bleeding from a head injury and the man with a black eye and wearing blood-stained shorts. The woman told officers her 10-year-old...

Mom's Arrest Underscores Ambiguity of Leaving Kids Alone

A Maryland mom who made a food run while vacationing in Rehoboth Beach, Del., probably wishes she had just microwaved some pizza bagels. Rehoboth Beach Police Lt. Jaime Riddle says 55-year-old Susan Terrillion was arrested Tuesday and charged with endangering the welfare of her 8-year-old and 9-year-old kids after she...

Guy Jumps Fence, Strips, Crashes Truck Into Plane

Cops in Omaha believe a suspect they arrested at Eppley Airfield Thursday night was on some very strong drugs, and it's not hard to see why: After parking his truck outside the airport's perimeter and screaming that people were trying to kill him, the man scaled a barbed-wire fence, stripped...

Vacation Nightmare? 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

From a worst best man to a real estate agent who was allegedly a little more real eXXXtate, here are the weird crimes of the week: Best Man's Bachelor Party Turns Out to Be 'Nastiest' Scam : Before Dino Carter even proposed to his girlfriend, he asked Martyn Galvin to be...

Couple Arrested for Calif. Murder, Kidnap

Days after the body of a woman was found in the Los Angeles area, a couple suspected of killing her and kidnapping her three children have been arrested in Colorado. Joshua Aaron Robertson, 27, and Brittany Humphrey, 22, were arrested Thursday without incident in Pueblo, about 40 miles south of...

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