Posts Tagged ‘crime’

Horrific, controversial Ohio execution sparks outrage

January 16, 2014 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  3 Comments
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Ohio death row inmate Dennis McGuire

Ohio death row inmate Dennis McGuire died from “air hunger” after suffocating for over 10 minutes Thursday as he was executed.

Ohio death row inmate Dennis McGuire likely suffered an agonizing death that could be considered a violation of his Constitutional rights. On Thursday morning, McGuire was put to death via lethal injection for the 1989 rape and murder of 22-year-old Joy Stewart using a new, untested combination of drugs. Read More

Remembering JonBenet Ramsey: 17 years after her murder

December 26, 2013 |  by  |  U.S. Headlines  |  1 Comment
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JonBenet Ramsey

JonBenet Ramsey seen here in pageant attire in August 1996.

Interest in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case spiked yesterday as many remembered the tragic, unsolved case of the 6-year-old beauty queen who was brutally murdered on Christmas Day in Boulder, Colorado. Read More

Ethan Couch kills four people, paralyzes one: Serves no jail time

December 12, 2013 |  by  |  U.S. Headlines  |  6 Comments
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Ethan Couch arrives for court

Ethan Couch killed four people and paralyzed another. He avoided a 20-year prison sentence and instead was ordered to a luxury rehab center for “affluenza,” with 10 years on probation.

In one of the most obvious signs of injustice, Ethan Couch will retain his freedom despite the fact that he killed four people and paralyzed another in a drunk-driving case.

Couch is described as a privileged 16-year-old boy from a wealthy family who avoided a 20-year prison sentence because the judge agreed with the defense’s argument that Couch needs treatment — for being spoiled. Read More

George Zimmerman: Domestic violence arrest leads to felony charge

November 19, 2013 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  2 Comments
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George Zimmerman was arrested Monday at his girlfriend's home.

The home of George Zimmerman’s girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, where he was arrested Monday for domestic violence.

George Zimmerman appeared before a judge today on three charges following his arrest Monday for abusing his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe.

Zimmerman is charged with one count of felony aggravated assault and also faces two misdemeanor counts stemming from his girlfriend’s accusation that Zimmerman pointed a gun to her face, threatened her and destroyed her property.  Read More

Brashear High School shooting: 3 Students injured

November 13, 2013 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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Police swarm outside Brashear High School in Pittsburgh.

Police swarm outside Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after shots are fired Wednesday afternoon.

Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was on lockdown this afternoon after at least one person opened fire just outside the high school. Local news station WTAE says there are at least three victims with five persons of interest — one woman and four men — in custody. Read More

CCSU Lockdown: ‘Active shooter’ in police custody

November 4, 2013 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  1 Comment
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Newington S.W.A.T. teams responds to CCSU lockdown.

Newington SWAT teams responds to CCSU lockdown

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) is currently on lockdown after a suspicious man with a gun was seen on campus. CCSU issued a campus emergency alert at 1:00 p.m. EST. CCSU is communicating updates through its Twitter account.

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LAX Shooting: Suspect identified as Paul Ciancia

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An LAPD police car sits outside the entrance to LAX after a young man opened fire in Terminal 3 at a TSA security checkpoint.

A shooting at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) left one dead and six people injured Friday morning. Los Angeles Police (LAPD) shot and arrested the LAX shooting suspect, 23-year-old Paul Ciancia.  Read More

JonBenet Ramsey: 1999 grand jury to put parents on trial

October 25, 2013 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in 1996. Her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, were mostly guilty in the court of public opinion. Now it looks like a 1999 grand jury thought the Ramseys were deserving of that guilt and voted to put them on trial. It never happened. Read More

Valet steals over $220k from NFL player Todd Herremans

October 23, 2013 |  by  |  Sports  |  No Comments
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NFL Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans was robbed by a snoopy valet at a team hotel. Yahoo! Sports says Herremans left his car with a parking attendant at a team hotel. The valet dug through Herremans’ belongings and uncovered his checking account information.  Read More

Sparks Middle School shooting: Teacher dies shielding students

October 21, 2013 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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Sparks Middle School during Monday's shooting

A S.W.A.T unit arrives at Sparks Middle School after a student opens fire on campus Monday morning.

Sparks, Nevada: Michael Landsberry, an eighth-grade teacher at Sparks Middle School, was shot and killed Monday morning as he tried to shield students from gunfire. Police believe a student at Sparks Middle School opened fire. Two boys are in critical condition from gunshot wounds.

Landsberry, a former marine and member of the Nevada Air National Guard, leaves behind his wife, Sharon, and two stepchildren. He taught eighth-grade math at the Nevada middle school.   Read More