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Missing Boy's Father Arrested on Suspicion of Murder

The father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for over two months was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder. The LA Times reports that Aramazd Andressian Sr. was taken into custody in Las Vegas, where he is being held on $10 million bail until he is moved...

Cops: Mom Was on Facebook as Baby Drowned in Tub

A 21-year-old North Texas woman is jailed on charges of injury to a child after authorities say she was messaging on Facebook rather than focusing on her 8-month-old daughter in a filling bathtub where the baby drowned. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports three other small children of Cheyenne Summer Stuckey...

New Murder Charge for Nurse Accused of Killing Children

A former Texas nurse who prosecutors say may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge for the second time in recent weeks, the AP reports. The Bexar County district attorney's office said in a statement that Genene Jones was...

Cosby Juror Explains Why He Didn't Believe Accuser

Another Bill Cosby juror has spoken out anonymously, telling the Philadelphia Inquirer that votes were split "up the middle: young and old, black and white, men and women." He blamed that on the language to describe the charges being confusing and "too legal," saying jurors debated terms like "reckless" and...

Making a Murderer Inmate Scores a Legal Victory

A big win for Brendan Dassey: A federal appeals court panel has ordered Wisconsin to retry the inmate within 90 days or set him free, Courthouse News reports. The Chicago-based 7th Circuit panel upheld a ruling that overturned his conviction last year in the case made famous by Netflix's Making...

Another Mistrial in Case of White Cop Who Fatally Shot Black Driver

A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop, the AP reports. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of US jurors to convict officers. Hamilton County Judge...

'Drunken Fool' Returns Bar's Mummified Toe

Drinkers at a bar in Canada will no longer have to suffer through toe-less cocktails after the return of a missing mummified digit this week. The toe—used as a garnish in the signature "Sourtoe Cocktail" at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City—was first reported missing Sunday, UPI reports....

'Pizzagate' Shooter Receives His Sentence

A man who drove all the way from North Carolina to Washington DC and opened fire inside a pizza restaurant because of an internet conspiracy theory was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday, the BBC reports. According to WTOP, 28-year-old Edgar Welch, a father of two, had watched hours...

Cops Commit Crimes, Too. This One Is Just 'Invisible'

Police officers are trained to dominate, interrogate, and show strength. These are the skills that, in theory, make them good police officers—but those same skills can also make for a dangerous abuser, write Melissa Jeltsen and Dana Liebelson at the Huffington Post. "If domestic abuse is one of the...

This Might Be the Weirdest CIA Misdeed Ever

The CIA may be famous for daring acts of espionage, but in 2013 several agency contractors learned the hard way not to use their shadowy skills to steal from vending machines. A declassified report from the Office of Inspector General says several agency contractors conspired to steal more than $3,...

Manson Family Member Denied Parole

California's parole board denied parole for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel—a follower of cult leader Charles Manson—Thursday, the AP reports. Krenwinkel, 69, was previously denied parole 13 times for the 1969 slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four other people in Southern California. The next night, she helped...

Pair Who Killed Woman for Deflating Ball Learn Their Fate

Her lawyer described it as "an impetuous moment of madness," one that Natalie Bollen will now atone for with seven years of her life. Bollen, 28, and her father William Jelly, 48, were sentenced Wednesday to seven years in jail for a fatal assault on Bollen's neighbor, Kelly Machin, reports...

FBI: Flint Airport Attacker 'Has a Hatred for the US'

"Suffice to say, he had a hatred of the United States," Detroit FBI chief David Gelios says of Canadian citizen Amor Ftouhi, who is accused of stabbing a police officer in a suspected terrorist attack at Flint, Michigan's airport. Ftouhi, a 49-year-old Montreal resident, has been charged with committing a...

Cop Found Not Guilty in Milwaukee Shooting

A Milwaukee jury needed less than two days of deliberations to acquit a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that sparked two nights of violence on the city's north side. Jurors found Wednesday that Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, was not guilty...

Man Charged in Suspected Terrorist Attack at Mich. Airport

The FBI says a Canadian man charged with stabbing an airport officer in the neck in Flint, Michigan, made references during the attack to people being killed in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Special agent in charge David Gelios says authorities are investigating the attack by Amor Ftouhi as an act...

Va. Gunman Asked Ominous Question Before Shooting

The gunman at a Virginia ballfield where a GOP baseball team was practicing had more than 200 rounds of ammunition in a locker in Alexandria he visited every day, the FBI says. He also had a list on him with the names of six members of Congress and had done...

Their Crimes Were Unspeakable. They Were Also Bogus

They were labeled "satanic" daycare owners who murdered babies, held orgies involving children, took kids to Mexico to be raped by military officials, and forced others to drink blood. They each spent 21 years in prison based on those lies, reports the Intercept. But after 25 years, their names have...

OJ Simpson Gets Parole Hearing Date

OJ Simpson has a July 20 parole hearing that could have him released from a Nevada prison on Oct. 1, a state parole official said Tuesday. Simpson, now 70, has served more than eight years of a nine-to-33 year sentence imposed after he was found guilty in 2008 of armed...

Man Murdered Following Consensual Threesome

Police arrested a suspect Monday in the murder of a 20-year-old man following a consensual threesome in New York City, the New York Post reports. Police say the victim, Manos Ikonomidis, had a threesome with an unnamed woman and a 21-year-old man. The woman got upset when one of the...

He Made Millions Off Porn. And Killed to Keep It That Way

In 1970, Michael Thevis fatally shot a former employee turned rival peep machine manufacturer in an Atlanta warehouse filled with dildos and dirty magazines. Decades later, an imprisoned Thevis, self-made millionaire and so-called "Scarface of Sex," would give a piece of advice: "Make as much money as you can, but...

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