Blog Profile / Crime & Courts from Newser


URL :http://www.newser.com/section/13/crime-courts-news-headlines.html
Filed Under:News / Crime
Posts on Regator:11278
Posts / Week:35.1
Archived Since:March 4, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Man Who Did 10 Years for Murder Gets Cleared of Crime

A Virginia man who spent a decade in prison after pleading guilty to a New York City slaying over 50 years ago was cleared of the crime Monday, the AP reports. At the request of a prosecutor, a judge vacated the conviction of 81-year-old Paul Gatling for the 1963 shooting...

FBI Seeks Guy Seen Pouring Liquid on Whole Foods Salad Bar

Something you don't want to hear before digging into a food bar at your local supermarket: that someone was spotted sprinkling an unknown substance on it. That's what Whole Foods is saying happened at one of its stores in Ann Arbor, Mich., just over a week ago, and now the...

His Dad Injected Him With HIV 24 Years Ago. Here's How He's Doing

Brryan Stewart was only 10 months old when his father injected him with HIV-positive blood—and now, burdened with health challenges at age 25, Stewart is not only surviving but seeing the positive. "Man, either I could be sitting around being so mad at the situation, or I can sit...

Analysis: 23 People Shot in 2016 ... by Toddlers

Last week in Milwaukee, a 2-year-old fatally shot his mom from the back seat of their car. But where a story like this may have once been a freakish anomaly, the Washington Post notes, it's now becoming increasingly and disturbingly commonplace. A Post analysis of news reports finds 23 shootings...

After Slew of Suspicious Fires, a Firefighter Is Arrested

After more than 20 suspicious fires in the space of a few weeks, it didn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that an arsonist was at work in the small town of Mayerthorpe, Alberta—but the real shock was the suspect's identity. On Saturday, volunteer firefighter Lawson Michael Schalm, 19,...

Woman: Jared Fogle Sent Me 'Horrifying' Prison Letter

So, how's it going for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle? "It's been a very hard nine months for me," he allegedly wrote in a March 25 letter sent from the Colorado prison where he's serving more than 15 years for child porn and having illicit sexual conduct with a child...

Pope Slams Pedophilia in Case of Girl Thrown Off Balcony

Six-year-old Fortuna Loffredo fell to her death from an eighth-story balcony in Italy two years ago. Now authorities are saying a man next door sexually abused and murdered her, and Pope Francis is speaking up about the horror of sex crimes, Reuters reports. Pedophiles deserve "severe punishment," he said Sunday....

Of All the Garage Doors in Alaska, Driver Hits This One

Of all the garage doors in Alaska, Alexander Oliphant allegedly hit a most unfortunate one: that currently being used by Gov. Bill Walker. The Juneau Empire reports that police responded to a call Thursday night and found Oliphant and his dog in his car, which happened to be in a...

Her Prison Job Terrified Her. What Was Scary Were the Guards

Harriet Krzykowski felt abandoned—and terrified. A new counselor at Dade Correctional Institution's mental-health ward in 2010, the then-30-year-old heard about guards taunting and starving inmates, so she told her superior. That's when guards began abandoning Krzykowski in areas packed with potentially dangerous prisoners. "It scared the hell out of...

Cops: Boys Made Sure Parents' Blood Wasn't Seeping Out of Home

"There are some unanswered questions to this case," but, according to Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Matt Braker, more chilling details are emerging. The case in question is the murder of San Jose, Calif., couple Golam Rabbi, 59, and Shamima Rabbi, 57, whose deaths made national headlines in part...

Teacher Gets Felony Charge for Lying About Puppy

In a bizarre turn of events, an Illinois community college instructor who claimed to have found a puppy inside a pillowcase along the highway is now being charged with a felony, the Chicago Tribune reports. Earlier this month, 38-year-old Hope Sanchez brought the puppy to show her psychology class at...

Man in Animal Costume Shot by Police Thought World Was Ending

The man shot by Baltimore police Thursday while wearing an animal costume and explosive vest made out of candy bars believed the world was ending, the AP reports. Police have identified the man who walked into a TV station and was later shot multiple times after refusing to put his...

Charge Reduced for Mall Easter Bunny Who Fought Toddler's Dad

A New Jersey mall Easter bunny who got into a scuffle with a father last month has had a criminal charge against him downgraded, the AP reports. According to NJ.com, authorities say Juan Jimenez-Guerrero attacked Kassim Charles, who had been playing the role of the Easter bunny, when his...

Woman Gets 100 Years for Cutting Baby From Womb

A judge sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy. Judge Maria Berkenkotter said the sentences were justified by the brutality of the 2015 attack, which she described...

Pollen May Help Solve 35-Year-Old Murder Mystery

A few grains of pollen might help authorities solve a 35-year-old murder mystery, WKRN reports. According to CBS New York, a woman known as "Buckskin Girl" for the jacket she was wearing was found in a ditch alongside an Ohio road in 1981. She died from wounds to the head,...

2 Kids Restrained Like Dogs, 6 Others Rescued in Texas

Authorities removed eight children—two of whom had been restrained like dogs in the backyard—from a San Antonio home late Thursday night, the AP reports. Their parents were nowhere to be found. According to KSAT, an anonymous woman called 911 shortly before midnight to report a child crying for...

Parents of Boy Missing 20 Years Charged With His Murder

The parents of a Hawaii boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years have been charged with murder after authorities reopened the case and re-evaluated the evidence, the AP reports. The boy's parents have long been suspects in the 1997 disappearance of then 6-year-old Peter Kema Jr., known as...

Children of Famed Pianist Were Likely Smothered

Concert pianist Vadym Kholodenko's two young daughters were probably smothered to death with pillows, investigators believe. The official ruling on the manner of the March 17 deaths of Nika Kholodenko, 5, and Michaela Maria Kholodenko, 1, as reported Thursday by a Texas medical examiner's office: homicidal violence, with the autopsy...

Man Pulls $25K Reward in Ohio Slayings Over 'Developments'

An odd and mostly unexplained development in the murder of eight Ohio family members : A local business leader has yanked his $25,000 reward in the case. In a tweet, restaurant owner Jeff Ruby said that "with recent complex criminal developments in Pike Co case, we are withdrawing our reward...

Shia LaOof: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

A Shia LaBeouf doppelganger and an unlucky (or incompetent) thief are among the weirdest crime stories of the week: Someone Stole 111 Road Signs From NY's DOT : That someone is allegedly 60-year-old Frank Moracco, who also happens to be the mayor of Frankfort, a town in upstate New York. Moracco...

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC