A man believed to be a British solider was murdered in public Wednesday afternoon in a horrific and gruesome attack that left eyewitnesses stunned. Investigators suspect the attack is religiously motivated and could be classified as a terror attack. Read More
Boston terrorist suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev confirmed theories that the Boston Marathon bombings were a violent response toward the U.S. involvement and occupation of Muslim nations. In a shocking find, law enforcement officials say Tsarnaev wrote a note while he hid in a Watertown, Massachusetts, boat, which explained the motivation behind the terrorist attacks carried out by him and his older brother, Tamerlan. Read More
Jodi Arias faces a very real possibility that she will be sentenced to death for the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Jurors decided today after deliberating three hours that Arias' actions constituted "especially cruel" behavior. Death penalty cases require the jury to first determine if the crime was deliberately cruel and then to unanimously agree on life or death. CNN reports the Arias jury heard testimony from the medical examiner that performed the autopsy on Travis Alexander as well as remarks from both the defense and prosecution. The prosecution was clear to mention not only the length of time Arias stabbed Alexander — about two minutes — but also that he believed Arias was aware of Alexander's suffering. Jodi Arias spoke last week after she was found guilty of first-degree murder and commented that she prefers to die. "I said years ago that I'd rather get death than life, and thatRead More
Kermit Gosnell received three life sentences for the murders he committed while he operated his gruesome abortion clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Despite emotional statements from his victims' relatives and friends, Gosnell remained unemotional and offered no apology. Gosnell is already 72 years old and was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the death of three infants who were murdered during late-term abortion procedures. Gosnell often attempted to terminate pregnancies at six months or later (24 weeks). While physicians disagree on the exact definition of late-term abortions, most consider anything after 16 to 20 weeks late-term. Almost all fetuses are viable — able to survive outside the womb — after 27 weeks. The AP reports that Gosnell's clinic was not certified in obstetrics or gynecology and offered no trained nurses or medical staff. Moreover, federal law enforcement uncovered "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions — we will not mention the details here. Victims'Read More
Michelle Knight is one of three kidnap victims discovered Monday in Ohio. Knight — who vanished in 2002 when she was 21 years old — refuses to allow her family to visit her in the hospital. Knight believes her family did not look for her after her disappearance. Read More
Ariel Castro is the prime suspect in the brutal kidnappings of three Ohio teenagers — Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight — who were each taken on separate days between 2002 and 2004.
While the 52-year-old Castro is already in jail on rape and kidnapping charges regarding the above three women, prosecutors will attempt to add aggravated murder to Ariel’s current criminal record for the death of the captives’ unborn children. Read More
Jodi Arias is guilty of first-degree murder for the 2008 death of Travis Alexander.
The Jodi Arias trial entered into its final phase on Wednesday as the jury reached a verdict in the highly publicized Arizona murder trial. Jodi Arias remained calm but looked to be emotionally upset with red eyes and a red nose as the guilty verdict was read. The judge reported that tomorrow morning the Arias trial will resume — likely to determine sentencing. Cameras positioned outside the Phoenix courthouse show crowds cheering in support of the guilty verdict. Read More
The Jodi Arias trial nears a close as prosecutors finished their closing statements on Friday evening in Phoenix, Arizona. The decision of whether or not Jodi Arias will face the death penalty for the brutal murder of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, will be decided by eight men and four women. Read More
Two 12-year-old New Jersey girls made and uploaded to YouTube this week what is being called a “murder video.” The video showed the two girls as they discussed which classmates they would like to kill and how they would murder each victim. Read More
Just before 11 p.m. EST, gunshots rang out across the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus. Students and residents are on lockdown as police search the area for the perpetrator who fatally wounded an MIT police officer. Read More