Tag: crime

Oscar Pistorius Gets 6 Years In Prison [VIDEO]

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He was immediately transported to a detention facility after the judgment was handed down. Pistorius was initially sentenced to five years in prison on manslaughter, but those charges were changed to murder…

Body of Missing Wisconsin Student Found In Italian River [VIDEO]

The body of a missing University of Wisconsin student who disappared in Italy on Friday has been found, his school said. Beau Solomon, 19, a cancer survivor, disappeared shortly after arriving in Rome. His body was found in the Tiber River. “He was full of life,” his older brother, Jacob Solomon, told reporters. “We may…

UCLA Shooter Student Had “Kill List” [VIDEO]

Los Angeles police on Thursday identified the shooter that killed a 39-year-old professor before turning the 9mm semi-automatic pistol on himself. Ph.D. student Mainak Sarkar reportedly shot William Klug inside the fourth floor of the school’s engineering building. Sarkar had reportedly accused Klug of stealing his computer coding.

Indiana Murder Spree Inspired by ‘Purge’

An Indiana teen modeled his four-day killing spree on The Purge movies, according to court documents filed in the case. Johnathan Cruz, a 19-year-old, reportedly texted others that he would need to leave town after he started his “purge.” By the time he was done, three people were dead in four days. (In the movie,…

Torso Found Under San Francisco Bay Bridge

Authorities say a headless human torso was discovered under the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The limbless torso was found on rocks near the bay by workers dismantling an old section of the bridge at about noon Wednesday. The Oakland Police Department believes the torso washed up from the bay. The gender and cause of the…

George Zimmerman’s Gun Sells for $120K [VIDEO]

The gun that George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin has reportedly sold for more than $120,000 to an anonymous bidder. According to TMZ, only seven verified users participated in the final bidding, and Zimmerman still has to verify the winner’s funds.

NYPD Kills Slasher in Manhattan [VIDEO]

New York police shot and killed a knife-wielding man in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday morning after he reportedly stabbed a woman. The New York Post reports the man stabbed a woman, citing authorities and eyewitnesses. (The Wall Street Journal’s law enforcement reporter confirmed the stabbing.) He reportedly lunged at police before he was shot by…

Robert Durst Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison [VIDEO]

Real-estate heir Robert Durst was sentenced by a New Orleans judge Wednesday to seven years in prison for federal gun charges. The 73-year-old still faces a murder charge in California for the 2000 death of writer and friend Susan Berman, and his plea agreement on the New Orleans gun charge included an 85-month prison sentence.…

Charles Manson Follower Recommended for Parole [VIDEO]

California review board recommen-ded parole Thursday for former Charles Manson “family” member Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted along with other members of the cult in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Van Houten, 66, had been denied parole 19 times by the state parole board since being convicted of first-degree murder and…

Judge To Release NAU Shooting Suspect Until Trial

A judge ruled 19-year-old Steven Jones, suspect in fatal Northern Arizona University shooting last October, can be released to parents, with conditions, as he awaits trial set for April 2017. The grand-jury indictment said Jones acted with premeditation while Jones has pleaded not guilty, telling police he acted in self-defense.

Homicide Victim ID’d as UT-Austin Dance Student

Officials have identified the victim of an Austin homicide as a University of Texas theater and dance student and freshman named Haruka Weiser. Her body was found on campus Tuesday, and Austin police are working with UT officers on the investigation, which authorities are treating as a homicide. UT President Gregory Fenves released a statement…

Man Shot While Live-Streaming on Facebook [VIDEO]

A man who was live-streaming footage of himself to Facebook was shot multiple times in a brazen daylight shooting in Chicago. The 31-year-old victim, who is reported to be in a critical condition and who local police alleged was a “known gang member,” was taking part in a Facebook Live video when the attack happened.…

Karadzic Guilty of Genocide, Terror [VIDEO]

A United Nations war-crimes tribunal in The Hague has convicted Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader, of genocide for the 1995 massacres of 8,000 Muslim boys and men. On a separate charge, the panel found Karadzic criminally responsible for murder, but not a separate charge of genocide in a conflict that drove Bosnian Muslims…

Police: No DNA on Buried O.J. Knife

Los Angeles police were testing a folding buck knife that was discovered buried on O.J. Simpson’s former Rockingham estate, but officials reportedly hit a dead end when the knife contained no traceable DNA. The microbes in the soil would probably have degraded any DNA that was on the knife, officials said. The knife was reportedly…

Va. Tech Pair Held in Teen Girl’s Murder [VIDEO]

Police said Sunday two Virginia Tech students were arrested and charged in connection to the death of a 13-year-old girl who disappeared last week. Nicole Lovell’s body was found late Saturday on a highway just over the Virginia border in Surry County, North Carolina, police said. David E. Eisenhauer, an 18-year-old freshman engineering major and…

Steven Avery Appeals Murder Conviction

Steven Avery has filed to have his murder conviction appealed by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in a motion made public Tuesday. Avery says the search warrant that collected evidence of Teresa Halbach’s murder was not valid because it only covered a single property, but multiple properties were searched by law enforcement. He does not…

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault [VIDEO]

SCOLL DOWN TO SEE COSBY on LARRY KING Bill Cosby was charged with sexual assault in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on Wednesday. District Attorney Kevin Steele said his office found evidence that Cosby drugged and digitally penetrated Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, at his home in 2004. “In the course of their association, the…

Robert Durst Faces Murder Charge [VIDEO]

Real-estate scion Robert Durst will be extradited to California from Louisiana to face a murder charge in the 2000 death of a longtime friend, officials said Tuesday. Durst, who faces a firearms charge in New Orleans, will be arraigned in the death of writer Susan Berman in Superior Court in Los Angeles by Aug. 18,…

FBI Join Hunt for ‘Affluenza’ Teen [VIDEO]

The FBI and U.S. Marshals have joined the search for “Affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, who killed four people in a drunk-driving accident at age 16 and now may have fled the country. Couch’s lawyers claimed in court that he suffered from “affluenza,” a made-up, non-medical condition. The condition supposedly meant the boy didn’t know the…

Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Arrested [VIDEO]

The pharma CEO reviled for raising the price of life-saving drugs for personal gain has been arrested for securities fraud. Martin Shkreli, 32, is accused of taking stocks from Retrophin Inc. to pay off unrelated debts. He started the biotech firm in 2011. Prosecutors say he made secret payoffs and set up fake deals.

Hung Jury in Freddie Gray Cop Trial [VIDEO]

Judge Barry G. Williams declared a mistrial after three days of deadlocked jury deliberations in the case of Officer William G. Porter who faced manslaughter charges for the April death of Freddie Gray. The jurors could not reach a unanimous agreement on any of the four charges Porter faced: involuntary manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office,…

Teen Guilty in Rape, Murder of Teacher [VIDEO]

A teen was convicted Tuesday in the brutal rape and murder of his high-school math teacher in Massachusetts. Philip Chism was found guilty of first-degree murder as well as charges of aggravated rape and armed robbery. Defense lawyers had argued that the 16-year-old suffered from a psychotic disorder when he killed Colleen Ritzer in 2013.…

Ex-Cop Found Guilty in Serial Rapes [VIDEO]

Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma police officer, accused of raping more than a dozen women, was found guilty Thursday on a number of charges, including five counts of rape and an additional 13 counts of sexual assault. He was recommended to get a sentence of 263 years in prison, after 45 hours of deliberation by…

Planned Parenthood Suspect Due in Court [VIDEO]

Robert Lewis Dear, Jr. is expected to be formally charged Wednesday with murder for killing a police officer and two others in the shooting rampage at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic last month. Planned Parenthood’s chief experience officer has suggested the attack counted as “a form of domestic terrorism.”

Pistorius Granted Conditional Bail [VIDEO]

A South African court granted Oscar Pistorius conditional bail Tuesday after he was convicted of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The double-amputee sprinter will remain under house arrest and his case has been postponed until April. Pistorius appeared at a bail hearing at the Pretoria High Court, where he sought leave to appeal…

Marine Guilty of Killing Transwoman Jennifer Laude [VIDEO]

Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton was found guilty of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines on Tuesday. The marine was sentenced to 6 to 12 years in prison for the death, which occurred while he was on shore leave. Pemberton is said to have killed Jennifer Laude by drowning her in a toilet after finding…

Arrest in Chicago Gang Murder of Boy, 9 [VIDEO]

Chicago police have made an arrest as part of their investigation into the execution-style killing of a 9-year-old schoolboy. The despicable murder of Tyshawn Lee is thought to have been an act of revenge against his father. He was lured into an alley and shot through the temple as he walked home from school to…