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Manslaughter Charge for Cop Who Mistakenly Killed Librarian

An elderly Florida woman taking part last August in a citizen's role-playing drill with police was accidentally killed during the exercise. Now, per WINK News, Lee Coel, the cop who pulled the trigger has been arrested and charged with felony manslaughter—and Tom Lewis, the chief of the Punta Gorda...

Arrests After UConn Student Killed in Freak Accident

A freak accident left the University of Connecticut reeling in October; now, six arrests may have it reeling once more. Jeffny Pally was sitting up against a garage bay door at a fire station near her dorm on the Storrs campus around 1:15am when the door opened as fire...

Cops Say Mardi Gras Driver Blew .232; Legal Limit Is .08

The man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, say police. The New Orleans Police Department identified the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. He's being held at the city's jail on charges of...

8-Year-Old Murdered Moments After Surviving Crash Crash

Police in Houston are looking into the senseless murder of an 8-year-old just moments after she survived a car crash unharmed. Latoyia Jarmon-Thomas, mother of De'Maree Adkins, says they were on their way home in her Honda Accord early Saturday when they were hit by a speeding Pontiac while traveling...

Caretaker Charged in Woman's Bedbug Death

A truly horrifying story out of Hanover, Pa., where a 96-year-old woman died last February due to complications from sepsis that arose after a bed bug infestation. Mary Stoner's caretaker, Deborah Butler, has now been charged in Stoner's death, the Evening Sun reports. Butler, 72, once ran a licensed home...

Truck Plows Into Crowd at Mardi Gras, Injures 28

A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, reports the AP. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. Harrison said...

Football Player Gets Probation in Brutal Locker Room Assault

An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a brutal locker room assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town, the AP reports. According to the Times-News...

Man's Wife Vanished on a Cruise. He Told No One

Daniel Belling, his wife, and their two children set off on an 11-day Mediterranean cruise on Feb. 9. Only three of them boarded a flight back to Dublin—or tried to. The 45-year-old German native was stopped for questioning at Rome's Ciampino Airport on Tuesday in connection with the apparent...

Amazon Defends Alexa's 1st Amendment Rights in Murder Case

Does Alexa have First Amendment rights? That's one of the questions at the heart of a legal battle between Amazon and Arkansas police. Victor Collins was found dead in James Bates' hot tub back in 2015, and Bates has been charged in his friend's murder. Believing an Amazon Echo found...

4 More Assassinations, Attempts Using Chemicals

In the wake the news that Kim Jong Nam was, according to Malaysian police, assassinated using the powerful toxin VX, the AP takes a look at four more notable assassinations or attempted assassinations involving poison or chemicals: Alexander Litvinenko : The former Russian intelligence agent was given tea laced with a...

Kansas Shooter 'Said He Killed 2 Middle Eastern Men'

Five hours after allegedly shooting two Kansas bar patrons from India, Adam Purinton walked into an Applebee's in Missouri and told a bartender he'd just killed two Middle Eastern men and needed a place to hide out, the Kansas City Star reports, based on witness accounts. That bartender called police,...

Novelist's Plea in Court Will End 15-Year Murder Case

Theories surrounding the 2001 death of Kathleen Peterson range from the accidental (a fall down the stairs) to the horrifying (killed by home intruders) to the bizarre (an owl attack). But the one taking center stage Friday in Durham, NC, focuses on her husband, novelist Mike Peterson, who will file...

7 New Homicides in Chicago Bring New Rebuke From Trump

Chicago's 760 homicides made 2016 its deadliest year in two decades—but 2017 is on track to steal that title. The city experienced its deadliest day of the new year on Wednesday when seven people were killed—five in a two-hour period—including a pregnant woman in her 20s. That...

An Uber Nightmare: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

This week kicks off with two crimes allegedly involving 20-something women and vehicles: Cops: Uber Ride Turned Into Nightmare for Colo. Driver : A Colorado Uber driver got a raw deal over the weekend, but so did a retaining wall, a tree, and his car after one of his passengers was...

Trump Scraps Plan to Phase Out Private Prisons

This is why shares in private prisons soared after President Trump's election win: His administration, in a widely expected move, has scrapped the Obama administration's plan to phase out the federal government's use of private prisons, reports Reuters. In a memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions released Thursday, the Aug....

Son Dies Protecting Mom in Subway Shop Robbery

Houston police say an 18-year-old sandwich shop employee was fatally shot as he tried to protect his mother during an attempted robbery at the store. Police say Javier Flores and his mother were the only people working in the southeast Houston Subway restaurant near closing time Wednesday night when two...

A Murder Charge 11 Years After Teacher Disappeared

Eleven years after a high-school teacher and former beauty queen went missing in rural Georgia, an arrest has been made, CBS News reports. Ryan Duke, 33, was charged with murder Thursday in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead in October 2005. According to WSB-TV, someone came into the sheriff's...

Tips Pour in After Recording Released in Teen Girls' Murder

Indiana police say they've received 1,900 more tips after releasing a recording of a voice saying "down the hill" on Wednesday, the Indy Star reports. Police believe the voice belongs to the man who killed two girls Feb. 13 while they were hiking on the Delphi Historic Trail on...

Man Allegedly Yells 'Get Out of My Country' Before Shooting 3

A man opened fire at a crowded Kansas bar, killing one man and wounding two others before he was arrested in Missouri, police said Thursday about an attack that some witnesses suggested had racial overtones. Adam Purinton, 51, was arrested in Henry County, Missouri, after the shooting Wednesday evening at...

Authorities Find DNA in Murdered Jogger Case

Another break in the case of Vanessa Marcotte, the 27-year-old Massachusetts woman murdered while out for a jog in August : Authorities say they have DNA and are looking for a person of interest. Specifically, the DA says that, based on info from the DNA as well as witness statements, they...

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