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Cops: Woman Drove SUV Off a Cliff to Kill Twin

A woman has been charged with her twin's murder after allegedly driving an SUV off a seaside cliff in Maui. Police say Alexandria Duval, 37, was driving a Ford Explorer that went through a rock wall, plunging 200 feet onto rocks on May 29. She was flown to a hospital...

Petition Targets Judge in Stanford Rape Case

The outrage over the Stanford University rape case isn't going away: A Change.org petition calling for Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky to be removed from the bench for his lenient sentence in the case is gaining momentum and now has more than 200,000. Persky sentenced...

Cops: NY Woman Admitted Sabotaging Lover's Kayak

The New York woman accused of murder in her fiance's kayaking death confessed to sabotage even before the body of Vincent Viafore was found, a police investigator testified at a pretrial hearing. Senior investigator Aniello Moscato told the hearing Monday that during a trip to lay a wreath for the...

Farmer Charged With Manslaughter After Bull Causes Car Accident

A Vermont man whose loose bull wandered onto a road and was hit by a car, killing the driver, is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge, prosecutor said, and farmers are worried about the harm a conviction could do to the state's agriculture economy. Farmers and friends packed a legal proceeding...

Couple Charged With Trying to Sell 3-Month-Old

A man and woman were arrested in West Virginia last week on charges that they tried to sell the woman's baby on May 28, the AP reports. Ashley N. Harmon, 25, and her fiance Jonathan Isaac Lucas Flint, 20, allegedly attempted to sell the 3-month-old girl for $500 to $1,...

Jurors Vote for Death Sentence for 'Grim Sleeper'

A jury has returned a death sentence for a serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper," who murdered nine women and a teenage girl over several decades in South Los Angeles, the AP reports. The verdict Monday came nearly a month after 63-year-old Lonnie Franklin Jr. was convicted of 10...

Hillary's Bro-in-Law Busted on DUI Charge in California

In what TMZ calls "impeccable timing," Bill Clinton's baby brother, Roger, was arrested Sunday in California on DUI charges—just two days before Hillary Clinton goes up against Bernie Sanders in the state primary there. Roger Clinton, 59, was busted around 8pm in Redondo Beach and is still in custody...

2 Shots Fired After Man Challenges Daughter to 'Duel'

A Colorado man has been arrested after an alleged domestic violence incident that included challenging his daughter to a "duel," KRDO reports. Robert Williams, 38, of Calhan was arguing with his daughter on Wednesday evening when things "escalated to the point that the father pulled out a handgun and pointed...

Old Friend: OJ Simpson Will Confess

OJ Simpson will confess to murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman—one of these days. At least that's what one of his former friends tells the New York Daily News. "I hope one day he actually will rid us of all the doubt and all the conspiracy theories and...

Dad of Stanford Rapist: Don't Judge Son on '20 Minutes'

A rape case at Stanford continues to make headlines, first because of the defendant's sentence and the victim's powerful statement, and now because of another statement made by the 20-year-old assailant's father. Swimmer Brock Turner received a sentence of six months in jail—he could have gotten 14 years—after...

Cops: Babysitter Killed Infant With Allergy Medication

Katie Mulkey just wanted to leave her son in good hands while she went to work—but by day's end, he was dead. Police say unlicensed caregiver Lori Conley is to blame for putting 8-month-old Haddix Mulkey to sleep in a highly dangerous manner, ABC News reports. Seems Mulkey dropped...

Where 64 Are Shot, 6 Killed in One Weekend

One long weekend. Sixty-four shootings. Six people dead. That was Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, where the New York Times sent in journalists to report on gun violence over three heart-breaking days. What they found: Little gun control, gangs bent on retaliation, and police so distrusted that most homicides go...

Suspect Shoots 3, Hits and Kills Memphis Cop

A Memphis police officer who was struck by the fleeing vehicle of a man suspected in a shooting near the city's fabled Beale Street that left three other people injured died Saturday night, reports the AP. Officer Verdell Smith, 46, was pronounced dead from his injuries at 10:45pm Saturday,...

Charges: Drunk Priest Attacks Cop, Paramedic

A British priest pleaded guilty Friday to drunkenly assaulting a police officer and paramedic while claiming diplomatic immunity from the Vatican, the Guardian reports. According to the Sun, a paramedic found 36-year-old Gareth Jones, vicar at London's St. Mary and the Virgin, passed out in the street in his clerical...

Cops: Construction Worker Buries Boss in Tons of Dirt

A Florida construction worker allegedly used a piece of heavy machinery to bury his boss in dirt before beating him unconscious Wednesday, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Police say Erick "Pork Chop" Cox was arguing with supervisor Perry Byrd at an under-construction Walmart when he used a front-end loader to drop...

Family Says Parrot Is Key Witness in Man's Murder

Can a foul-mouthed parrot act as a witness to a murder? That's the question Martin Duram's family wants answered after Duram was killed in his Michigan home in May 2015, WOOD reports. Weeks after the murder, Duram's African grey parrot, Bud, could be heard repeating the phrase "Don't fucking shoot....

Rape Survivor Makes Grueling Statement After Assailant Gets 6 Months

"You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today." So says the rape survivor in the case of Brock Allen Turner, 20, a former Stanford University swimmer sentenced Thursday to 6 months in county jail, probation, and...

Police Believe They've Found UCLA Gunman's Car

Police believe they've found the car of the gunman who fatally shot his estranged wife in Minnesota then drove to Los Angeles to kill a UCLA professor and himself, the AP reports. Police Capt. Andrew Neiman said Friday a gray 2003 Nissan Sentra with Minnesota license plates is parked on...

Guy Gets Cab Ride to, From Bank Robbery

Authorities say a man who held up a Denver bank got a cab ride to and from the robbery. The Denver Post reports the FBI is asking for the public's help to find the suspect. Authorities say the man took a cab to the bank, asked the driver to idle...

Sex Assault Charge Leads to Sobbing Mugshot

There's nothing at all amusing about the serious charges a Wisconsin man is facing—but his mugshot is getting a few pokes on the Internet. Anthony Zingale, 19, is accused of threatening a Plymouth woman with a knife in a rape attempt at a house party Saturday night, the Sheboygan...

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