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URL :http://www.newser.com/section/13/crime-courts-news-headlines.html
Filed Under:News / Crime
Posts on Regator:9526
Posts / Week:40.6
Archived Since:March 4, 2010

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17-Year-Old Held in Murder, Assault of Wash. Girl, 6

A week after 6-year-old Washington state girl Jenise Wright went missing, authorities have charged a 17-year-old male who lived in her neighborhood with her murder and sexual assault, reports the Seattle Times. The teenager isn't yet being named, but faces charges including second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, and child rape. "There's...

St. Louis Erupts After Cop Shoots Teen

An angry crowd of a couple hundred people marched into a suburban St. Louis County police department this morning, demanding answers a day after a police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old black man. Some in the crowd taunted police with chants of "Don't shoot me" as they held up...

White Teacher Prevails in $350K Racial-Bias Suit

A former Maryland high school teacher has won $350,000 in a lawsuit claiming racial bias. What's unusual is that Jon Everhart, 65, is white. "Justice was served," Everhart tells the Washington Post. "I do feel as though I have been vindicated." Everhart claimed in his lawsuit that Angelique Simpson-Marcus,...

Chris Christie Team Member Dead in Murder-Suicide

A member of Republican Gov. Chris Christie's transition team and her husband were under "enormous stress" in the weeks before he fatally shot her and then killed himself, their daughter said. Lorraine "Lori" Bramhall told the Daily Record that John Bramhall believed his wife of 54 years, Joan, was suffering...

Press Sec James Brady's Death Ruled a Homicide

James Brady's death was ruled a homicide today, and that means John Hinckley Jr—Ronald Reagan's would-be assassin—could face murder charges for it, NBC Washington reports. Brady, Reagan's press secretary, was severely wounded in Hinckley's 1981 attempt on Reagan's life. Confined to a wheelchair with poor speech, Brady waged...

Fugitive's Mistake? He Wins Police Doughnut Contest

When you're on the lam from police, it might be best to avoid entering doughnut-eating contests sponsored by the aforementioned police. Because you just might win, get written up in the local paper, and then not be on the lam anymore. Such is the strange fate of Bradley Hardison of...

Defense Likens Pistorius to Abused Wife

Oscar Pistorius will know next month whether he's going to prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Closing arguments finished today, and Judge Thokozile Masipa said she would announce her verdict on Sept. 11, the AP reports. After prosecutor Gerrie Nel ripped into the defense's case yesterday, Pistorius' lawyer took to...

Mom Arrested in Son's Murder 23 Years Later

The 23-year-old cold case of the murder of 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey may finally be solved. His mother, 47-year-old Michelle Lodzinski, was arrested in Florida this week—on what would have been Timothy's 29th birthday—and charged with killing her son, reports the AP. She initially claimed he had escaped her...

5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Lessons in how not to make a good first impression in your new job and in how not to act in a cemetery highlight the week's list: Teacher Shows Up Drunk on First Day—Without Pants : As far as back-to-school outfits go, Lorie Ann Hill's was an ill-advised one. Oklahoma...

War Crimes Suspect Walks Into Maine

A man suspected of involvement in the Rwandan genocide was arrested in a Maine town after apparently strolling over the nearby Canadian border. Jean Leonard Teganya, 42, was ordered to be deported from Canada in 2012 after a court decided he had been complicit in the massacre of hundreds of...

Body Found in Search for Washington Girl, 6

A tragic end to the search for 6-year-old Jenise Wright of Kitsap County, Washington: An FBI team discovered a body believed to be that of the missing girl in a wooded area close to the mobile park home where she was last seen Saturday night, reports King5. A sheriff's department...

Senior Stowaway Arrested Yet Again

A persistent stowaway "fixated on flying" was arrested again at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday just hours after a court ordered her to stay away unless she had a boarding pass, police say. The airport's chief of police says fliers of 62-year-old Marilyn Hartman had been distributed to airport police...

Cop: Obama Ignores the Constitution, So I Will Too

A New Jersey police officer has resigned after saying that he can ignore a citizen's Constitutional rights—because President Obama has already "decimated the friggin' Constitution." Special Police Officer Richard Recine made the heated remark Monday in a confrontation with a resident of Helmetta, NJ, who had been seen taking...

Detroit Homeowner Guilty of Murder in Teen Shooting

A homeowner in Detroit who shot to death a 19-year-old woman on his porch in the middle of the night has been convicted of second-degree murder and faces life in prison, reports NBC News. The jury also found 55-year-old Theodore Wafer guilty of manslaughter and a felony weapons charge in...

Trump Wants Name Off 'Appalling' NJ Casinos

Donald Trump is taking a break from protesting the arrival of Ebola-infected health workers in the US to attend to more important matters: himself. Specifically, he's suing Trump Entertainment Resorts to take his name off of Trump Plaza and the Trump Taj Mahal, two Atlantic City casinos the corporation manages,...

Married Cops Arrested for Shooting Daughter's Boyfriend

Married police officers in Tulsa are behind bars after the husband allegedly shot and killed their daughter's boyfriend. Shannon Kepler turned himself in not long after the shooting, at which point he was arrested for first-degree murder, while his wife Gina Kepler was later arrested for accessory to murder, reports...

Teacher Shows Up Drunk on First Day—Without Pants

As far as back-to-school outfits go, Lorie Ann Hill's was an ill-advised one. Oklahoma police say the Wagoner Public Schools teacher allegedly showed up to the job on Monday drunk—and then removed her pants. Police fielded a 9am call from school officials who had found Hill "in a room...

Notorious Stowaway Flies to LA, Ticket-Free

A persistent "plane hopper" has finally had success as a stowaway. Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, made it past security at the Mineta San Jose International Airport yesterday—even though she didn’t have a ticket—and boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to Los Angeles, reports NBC Bay Area. Hartman has been...

Woman Poses for Clerk Holding Stolen Credit Card

A picture is worth a thousand words—or at least a possible jail sentence. Police in Ocala, Fla., are searching for a woman who used a stolen American Express credit card after a suspicious store clerk snapped a photo of her posing with it, reports the Smoking Gun. The shopper...

Court: Rapper's Lyrics Aren't Evidence

Disturbing though they may be, justices say, a man's violent rap lyrics can't be used as evidence that he tried to kill someone. New Jersey's Supreme Court reached a 6-0 decision in the case of Vonte Skinner, who is accused of shooting and paralyzing a man. Skinner wrote extensive violent...

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