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Affluenza Teen's Lawyers Fighting to Get Him Released

If you thought the affluenza teen's saga was over when he was caught after fleeing to Mexico and sentenced to two years in jail, well, you were wrong. Ethan Couch's lawyers are now arguing that the judge who sentenced him to those two years had no authority to do so....

Pa. Man Who Killed Wife While on Bail Declared Dead

Kevin Ewing was declared brain-dead Wednesday, bringing an end to what Pennsylvania cops and prosecutors call a harrowing, decades-long cycle of domestic abuse. Police say Ewing shot himself Tuesday night after fatally shooting his wife, whom he had kidnapped for a second time while on bail for kidnapping and abusing...

What's Going to Happen to Guy Who Hacked Bush Family

A Romanian hacker who targeted the Bush family, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and others is expected to get a prison sentence of at least two years. Forty-four-year-old Marcel Lazar, better known as "Guccifer," is scheduled for a sentencing hearing Thursday in federal court in Alexandria, Va., where prosecutors...

Huge Cocaine Shipment Found in Coca-Cola Plant

Coca-Cola has been cocaine-free since 1903—unlike its factory in Signes, southern France, where a massive shipment of the drug was discovered this week. Prosecutors say there is no sign that the 815-pound haul of the drug, which is one of the biggest seizures made in French history, had anything...

Prof May Have Lived 2 Days After Push Into Quarry

Penn State professor Ronald Bettig may have taken as long as two days to die after he was pushed from a ledge and fell 80 feet to the bottom of a quarry, a court heard Wednesday. The lead investigator on the case testified that a pathologist believes the 56-year-old professor...

Beach Boy May Have Seen Unreported Manson Killing

Charles Manson committed a murder that no one knew about—except at least two of the Beach Boys. That's according to Good Vibrations, the new memoir from Mike Love. In the book, Love claims bandmate and cousin Dennis Wilson came to him at a recording studio in 1969 "visibly shaken,...

Cops Want to Talk to This Man About Jogger's Murder

With few leads in the brutal murder of a jogger earlier this month, the New York Police Department has released a sketch of a man it believes could provide a much-needed break in the case, the New York Daily News reports. According to WABC, the man in the sketch was...

Woman Allegedly Murdered Husband by Plugging His Nose

A retired nurse in Florida is accused of killing her husband while he lay in his hospital bed. Staff at Florida Hospital Memorial Center in Daytona Beach tell police they saw Jan Sochalski, 61, lying across the chest of husband Henry Sochalski, 64, and pinching his nose, reports People. He...

Cops: Trio Brought $23M in Cocaine on Cruise

Australia has made one of its largest drug busts ever … on a cruise ship. With help from Canadian and US authorities, police searched the Sea Princess after it docked in Sydney on Sunday and uncovered 210 pounds of cocaine, worth about $23 million, in two cabins, reports La Presse...

'Vladimir Putin' Arrested at Florida Publix

"Vladimir Putin" showed up at a Florida Publix last week and started screaming at employees, police tell WPTV. No, not that Vladimir Putin. Police say a 48-year-old man claiming to have the same name as the Russian leader refused a manager's request to leave the West Palm Beach grocery store...

Chris Brown Arrested After 10-Hour Standoff With LAPD

Chris Brown spent Tuesday in a standoff with the LAPD at his Tarzana home that ended with the singer being arrested, the LA Times reports. He has since been released on $250,000 bail. It all started when, a woman claims, Brown pointed a gun at her and she tried...

Cops: Man Granted Bail After Kidnapping Wife Kills Her

A Pennsylvania man who was unexpectedly released on bail after being charged with kidnapping and beating his wife kidnapped her again, police say—and this time, she did not escape. Police say 48-year-old Tierne Ewing was found dead late Tuesday after being kidnapped for a second time by estranged husband...

FBI Has Horrifying Theory on Missing Teen

The FBI believes Brittanee Drexel, a 17-year-old girl vacationing in South Carolina, was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and dumped in a gator pit after disappearing from Myrtle Beach in 2009, USA Today reports. According to NBC New York, it's the first time the FBI has given its thoughts on what happened...

Dad Allegedly Crashes Car to Kill His Toddler

A Colorado father is accused of attempting to kill his 2-year-old son in a pre-planned car crash because "he did not think he was man enough to raise a child," KUSA reports. Authorities say 29-year-old Nathan Weitzel was watching his son Isaiah play at the park when he hatched the...

Prep School Rape Victim Was 'Disgusted' by Conviction

A year after her sexual assault at St. Paul's School made headlines, Chessy Prout says she's tired of hiding. "I want everyone to know that I am not afraid or ashamed anymore, and I never should have been,'' she tells Today of the May 2014 assault. Prout was just...

Surprise Find at Open House: Naked Couple

The wacky world of real estate-related crime continues with this entry out of Great Falls, Mont., where some young kids busted a couple of slightly older kids in a compromising position, per the Great Falls Tribune. Police reports note that a local real estate agent arrived to set a home...

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...

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