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2008: Kedisaletse Tsobane

3 days agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this day in 2008, 49-year-old Kedisaletse Tsobane was executed in the southern African nation of Botswana for the murder of his ten-year-old daughter, Kgotso Macfallen. He was the first person to be executed under the administration of President Ian Khama. Tsobane […]

Now That Benjamin Levy’s Face Looks Like This, Will Somebody Help Him?

Reading from the Voice Media empire: Even if Benjamin Levy, thirty, wasn’t one of his state’s most frequently arrested men, his latest bust, for a drunken scooter crash, would still stand out, since the incident injured his passenger and left his face looking like an order of steak tartare. But while his actions certainly qualify him for nomination as douchebag, that [...]Show More Summary

College football players face felony charges after hazing probe

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

A judge has signed arrest warrants and set $50,000 bonds for the Wheaton College players

DA reveals how California dad allegedly killed his children

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Prosecutors charged a father with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his children

In Loving Memory: Patricia Louise Smith

Patricia Louise Smith would be 84 years old today. She was born on September 19, 1933. Her life was ended Jan 10, 1984 by an unknown person who raped and murdered her inside her own home. Patricia’s murder is connected to a string of hammer murders in Aurora, Colorado. Show More Summary

Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

….How did psychiatry come to play a crucial role in criminal trials? Why do defense and prosecution psychiatrists often disagree drastically in their expert opinions? What good, if any, does psychiatry do in our courts? To begin to answer these questions, we must first look at how the insanity defense operates. Show More Summary

Kurt Vonnegut's Response to a Critic of Science Fiction

Peter S. Prescott says in his Newsweek piece on science fiction (December 22, 1975): "Few science fiction writers aim higher than what a teen-age intelligence can grasp, and the smart ones--like Kurt Vonnegut, carefully satirize targets--racism,...Show More Summary

Charles Bukowski's Fan Mail

I get many of my letters from people in madhouses and jails and some from strange people out of them. What they say, mainly, is that I have given them a reason for going on: "Since you are so screwed-up, Bukowski, and still around, there is a chance for me." But I don't write to save people; I dislike most of them. Show More Summary

2 men charged in alleged rape of Auburn University student

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Two men who worked for a company that runs the Auburn University transit system were charged in alleged student rape on a bus

3 arrests during protest at Georgia Tech after vigil for student shot dead

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Three people were arrested during a protest after a vigil for a student who was fatally shot by campus police, officials say

Deadly Girlfriends: Cierra Alexis Sutton charged with killing and dismembering her boyfriend, Steven Coleman

Steven Coleman Police: Woman shot, killed sleeping boyfriend before dismembering body Police: Woman shot boyfriend in head, cut up body with machete Gruesome murder case shocks Baytown PD Cops: Texas woman killed boyfriend as he slept,...Show More Summary

Charles Kenneth Maness murder 12/27/1998 Oxford, MS James Ray Sanders pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison

Authorities investigate weekend shooting motive James R. Sanders v State of Mississippi 2003 (conviction and sentence affirmed) James Ray Sanders v State of Mississippi 2015 (conviction and sentence affirmed) Escaped Parchman prisoner...Show More Summary

"Why shoot?": Family speaks out after death of student

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Scout Schultz, 21, was shot dead over the weekend and now his family asks police why they used deadly force

Insane amount of fentanyl seized in record-breaking bust

3 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

Law enforcement agents seized a record haul of street-grade fentanyl from a Queens building — ?marking ?the largest ?such bust ?in New York City history, officials announced Monday. NYPD and DEA agents recovered 64 kilograms of the lethal drug from a residential address in Kew Gardens on Aug?. 1 as part of a broader pair...

'We Have a Sense of Why He Did It': Arrest in 1992 Murder

Authorities say a man has been charged with killing a Massachusetts middle school teacher's aide 25 years ago, the AP reports. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said Monday that Gary Schara, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was arrested in Connecticut and charged with the April 1992 death of Lisa Ziegert. Gulluni...

Driver killed in NYC bus accident previously arrested for drunk driving

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

3 people are dead and 16 injured after a charter bus smashed into a city bus in Queens

2 'Armed and Dangerous' Inmates Escape Miss. Prison

Two inmates, including a convicted murderer, have escaped from Mississippi's largest prison, the AP reports. Officials say the escapees are armed and dangerous. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said Monday that 41-year-old James Sanders and 22-year-old Ryan Young broke out from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Corrections officials believe...

Notorious 86-year-old jewel thief is a free woman again

3 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

DECATUR, Ga. — A notorious 86-year-old jewel thief is out of jail but still faces legal trouble. Drew Findling, a lawyer for Doris Payne, said Monday that Payne was released Friday from the DeKalb County jail, just outside Atlanta. Payne was arrested July 17 and charged with misdemeanor shoplifting after a Walmart employee said she...

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