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Connecticut Serial Killer Case Now Has 7 Victims

Police in New Britain, Conn., have revealed good news and bad news about a suspected serial killer: The bad is that he's believed to have murdered more people than realized, but the good is that he's no longer considered a threat. Though officials won't say exactly why the latter is...

Man Accused of International In-N-Out Burger Scheme

Craig Stevens allegedly had what sounded like a great offer: Purchase an In-N-Out Burger franchise and bring the fast-food chain to the Middle East. That would be pretty major, considering a slim five US states are home to In-N-Out Burger locations. The only problem? The company has "adamantly" refused to...

Grandmother Gets Life for Girl's Fatal Forced Run

An Alabama woman convicted of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for lying about candy has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Joyce Hardin Garrard, the diminutive grandmother whom prosecutors depicted as the "drill sergeant from hell," stood before the judge yesterday and...

Nun in Tsarnaev Trial: 'His Voice Had Pain in It'

A Roman Catholic nun grabbed the spotlight today in the sentencing phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's high-profile trial, the Boston Globe reports. "He said emphatically, 'No one deserves to suffer like they did,'" said Sister Helen Prejean about a visit with Tsarnaev. She added that his voice...

Subway Worker Canned for Lauding Police Deaths

A Subway worker in Mississippi is out of work after posting on Facebook that two police officers shot and killed Saturday basically had it coming, the Clarion-Ledger reports. "Two police officers shot tonight in Hattiesburg," posted a woman who goes by C-Babi Denell Senshala and Sierra McCurdy. She added emojis...

George Zimmerman Shot in Fla. Incident

George Zimmerman is embroiled in another shooting: Police in Lake Mary, Fla., say he apparently suffered a minor gunshot wound in an incident this afternoon involving two men. Details are scant, but the injury is apparently not serious: Zimmerman "walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn’t being helped or...

Report: Many Brought to Baltimore Jails Hurt

In more ways than one, Freddie Gray's story was not unusual in Baltimore. Gray reportedly died after police ignored his requests for medical care—and he wasn't alone in failing to receive help, the Baltimore Sun reports. Corrections officers weren't willing to admit some 2,600 people held by police...

2 Inmates Dead as Guards End Neb. Prison Riot

A full-scale riot erupted at Nebraska's Tecumseh State Correctional Institution as corrections officers tried to break up inmates gathering in the yard yesterday afternoon. By the time the smoke cleared, two inmates were dead inside a housing unit, two more were shot (one with a rubber bullet, one with real...

4 Due in Court Over Killing of 2 Miss. Cops

As Hattiesburg, Miss., mourns two police officers killed in the line of duty Saturday evening, four people accused of involvement are due in court. Marvin Banks and Joanie Calloway have been charged with capital murder, while Curtis Banks—Marvin's younger brother—has been charged with being an accessory after the...

4 Shot at Mother's Day Motorcycle Blessing

New Jersey authorities say one person is dead and three others are wounded after gunfire broke out following an annual Mother's Day motorcycle blessing in Newark. Gunfire erupted last night in the city's South Ward, the scene of the Blessing of the Bikes, an event sponsored by the Newark Knights...

Passport Applicants' Data Stolen for Years: Prosecutors

Apply for a new passport lately? We hope your application didn't reach the desk of a woman accused of stealing people's personal data from the State Department's passport office since 2010. Chloe McClendon, who worked as a contractor, was indicted this week in Houston, the Washington Post reports. The 26-year-old...

Mom Charged After Boy, 1, Thrown From Bridge Dies

The 20-month-old boy whose mother allegedly tossed him over the side of a Pennsylvania bridge into the Lehigh River, then followed him in, has died after six days, reports NBC Philadelphia. Police had previously charged 19-year-old Johnesha Perry with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and endangering the welfare of a child;...

2 Brothers Held in Fatal Shooting of 2 Miss. Cops

Two police officers were shot and killed last night during a routine traffic stop in Hattiesburg, Miss., and two brothers were arrested early today after a manhunt, reports the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. "All I know right now is that there was a traffic stop and someone started shooting at them and...

American Sex Offenders Have Their Own City

State laws usually keep convicted sex offenders from living anywhere near children, so these people live in cars, under overpasses, in the woods—or in the City of Refuge. More like a village, Refuge houses 120 offenders in 61 concrete bungalows amid the cane fields of Pahokee, Florida. "Here is...

Court Rebuffs Suit by Parents Told Their Daughter Was Dead

So law enforcement officers mistakenly informed Maria and Jose Guerra that their daughter was dead—and the grieving parents believed that misinformation for a grueling six days. Is that reason to sue? The Arizona couple did sue the Department of Public Safety for negligence, only to have the state's high...

Holdout Juror in Etan Patz Trial Explains Himself

Eleven jurors voted to convict Pedro Hernandez in the 1979 murder of young Etan Patz, but the judge had to declare a mistrial yesterday because the 12th couldn't be swayed. “Ultimately I couldn’t find enough evidence that wasn’t circumstantial to convict,” explains 42-year-old Adam Sirois. "I just couldn't get there....

Etan Patz Case Ends in Mistrial

The murder trial of the man accused in the disappearance of first-grader Etan Patz ended today with the jury deadlocked after 18 days of deliberations, leaving unresolved a case that has haunted New York City for 36 years. Jurors said for a third time that they were deadlocked in the...

Woman Whose DirecTV Faltered During Flight Sues for $5M

On Feb. 21, Cary David paid $7.99, settled back into her seat on a four-hour United Airlines flight from Puerto Rico to Newark, NJ, and got ready to watch some DirecTV programming to pass the time. Except that DirecTV and WiFi services don't work outside the continental US or...

Video: White Delaware Cop Kicks Black Suspect in Face

"Oh my God. That's bad. That's messed up." That was the reaction of one Delaware viewer interviewed by the News Journal to a video released yesterday showing a white Dover Police Department officer kicking a black suspect in the head during an August 2013 incident, the newspaper reports. Cpl. Thomas...

Prom Faux Pas: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

A misguided prom invitation and a not-recommended Ice Bucket Challenge are among the weirdest crime stories of the week: Ice Bucket Video Could Get Cop 6 Years in Jail : Like countless others, Jaime Robison found herself playing a part in last summer's Ice Bucket Challenge craze to raise money for...

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