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Executions Hit Lowest Number in 20 Years

Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report. The Death Penalty Information Center, a nonprofit organization that opposes executions and tracks the issue, said 35 inmates were executed this year and 71 have so far...

The Fraudster Who Faked His Own Death: Inside the Aubrey Lee Price Case

2 days agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

Aubrey Lee Price went from a devout minister and trusted financial adviser to a schemer who wiped out his clients’ life savings and then faked his own death to avoid taking responsibility for what he had done, becoming a drug dealer during his 18 months on the run.

Cop Charged With Torture in Teen's Wrongful Execution

On Monday, the conviction of an 18-year-old teen in China for the rape and murder of a woman in a public restroom was overturned —18 years after he was put to death for the crime. Today, the police officer who led the investigation into the case of young Huugjilt was...

Rikers guard guilty of ignoring dying inmate pleas

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Terrence Pendergrass faces 10 years in prison for ignoring the pleas of a bipolar inmate who had swallowed a toxic soap ball

U.S.: Drug lord's mother-in-law helps him skirt sanctions

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Treasury Department takes action against Mexican Sinaloa cartel leader's family member

Mom Files $30M Suit Against Police for Not Arresting Son

Peter Fedden was picked up by police the night of July 30, 2013, after drunkenly plowing his car through a fence, across a couple of lawns, and into the side of a house in Commack, NY. It's at this point that Fedden's mom, Kathi Fedden, thinks police should have arrested...

Montana Man's 'Castle Doctrine' Defense Fails Him

Just days before he killed a 17-year-old German exchange student, Markus Kaarma told a hairstylist he had been waiting up to shoot some kids who were burglarizing homes. Kaarma hoped to bait an intruder by leaving his garage door partially open and placing a purse inside, Montana prosecutors said. And...

Vets: Pa. spree killer fought constantly with wife

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Before killing ex-wife and five of her family members, ex-Marine Bradley Stone had been in lengthy custody battle that sparked frequent calls to the police

Report: Suspect in custody for alleged NYPD attack

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

One of the suspects being sought in connection with the assault of two NYPD lieutenants during an Eric Garner protest on the Brooklyn Bridge has turned himself in to police

Body ID'd as missing pregnant woman Aubrey Andrews

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Aubrey Andrews, 20, was nine months pregnant when she vanished Dec. 6 -- now, police say she's been found dead

Competency hearings set in Slender Man stabbing

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Defense attorneys are challenging findings from state doctors that the girls are fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges

Man dies 2 weeks after police used stun gun on him

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

According to reports, deputies fired their stun guns five times after Cody Robert Healey resisted arrest

Boston Marathon bombing suspect back in court for 1st time since 2013

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, wearing a black sweater and sporting a scruffy beard, was led into the courtroom by U.S. marshals

Woman Who Fatally Stopped for Ducks to Learn Her Fate

A Canadian woman who stopped her car on a highway in 2010 to assist ducklings will be sentenced today, some four years after a father and daughter crashed into her vehicle and died. Convicted of two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death,...

Feds sue NYC over "deep-seated culture of violence" at Rikers Island jail

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Federal complaint says reforms have yet to reach 18-year-olds in nation's second-largest jail system

Man fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys at Florida Wal-Mart

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Watch duo's unusual strategy to steal motorized power wheel Barbie car, Leap Frog tablet and Barbie Glam vacation house

Texas teen mom guilty of getting 1-year-old drunk

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Houston child's grandmother called 911 when she thought the baby was intoxicated

Crime lab workers accidentally inhale "spice"

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Two Denver crime lab employees were rushed to the hospital after a bag of synthetic marijuana burst

About dozen pedestrians struck in L.A. County hit-and-run

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

At least three of them died; vehicle kept on going, then hit another vehicle head-on, police say

1 Killed, 11 Hurt as Car Plows Into Church Crowd

A motorist hit a group of pedestrians outside a California church as a Christmas service ended last night, killing one person and leaving up to 11 others injured, police say. Some of the pedestrians were rushed to hospitals with critical injuries, a police spokesman in Redondo Beach says. One adult...

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