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The heartbreaking truth about Daniel Holtzclaw’s rape convictions: “I didn’t think anyone would believe me. I’m a black female.”

<b>(AP/Sue Ogrocki)</b><p>His surprising conviction on multiple rape counts by a white jury is a radical shift in how we view sexual assault<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>December 11, 2015 4:14pm (UTC)<p>It was a shocking outcome for a rape trial — shocking because it ended with convictions. On Thursday, former …

Justice

Florida woman accused of chaining grandchildren to washing machine

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A 58-year-old Florida woman accused of forcing her grandchildren to sleep chained to her washing machine by dog collars and leashes, was released from jail on Friday on a $5,000 bond, according to court records.<p>A spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Children and …

2 adults, 3 kids arrested in East Knox County home

<b>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --</b> Five people were arrested Wednesday during a search for a runaway juvenile at a home on Stoney Point Road. Officers say …

Crime

Juvenile charged with murder of Letcher County, Ky infant

<b>LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WVLT/WKYT) --</b> Detectives with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard are investigating the death of a Letcher County infant.<p>At …

Kentucky

Woman murdered in machete attack identified

WEST POINT, Tenn. (WTVF) – Officials have released the name of the woman killed in a machete attack in Lawrence County. They said 43-year-old …

Crime

Woman charged with attempting to kill her husband found in Sevierville

<b>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --</b> A Sullivan County woman accused of shooting her husband in the back was found in Sevierville with her two children.<p>CBS …

Crime

Sixth arrest in Anderson County gang-related attempted murder case

<b>CLAXTON, Tenn. (WVLT) --</b> The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says a sixth person has been arrested in a gang-related attempted murder and conspiracy …

U.S. Marshals find marijuana grow house while arresting fugitive

<b>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -</b> Federal authorities trying to arrest an attempted murder suspect in Knoxville on Thursday uncovered a marijuana grow …

Police say Ky man fatally shoots wife, then himself

<b>LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) --</b> Police say a man fatally shot his wife outside a gas station in Louisville before turning the gun on himself.<p>Police are …

Three arrested after meth found in South Knox County home

<b>KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -</b> A domestic call at a South Knox County home led to arrests of three people for making meth.<p>Two sheriff’s deputies …

Arrest in 1983 rape, slaying of S.F. teen found buried at beach

Thirty-two years after the body of a teenage girl from San Francisco was found half-buried in the sand at Pescadero State Beach in San Mateo County, authorities on Wednesday announced the arrest of a longtime suspect in the cold case.<p>John Joseph Scott, 67, was arrested Monday in the small community …

Crime

The Bizarre, Violent Story of Nova Scotia's Real-Life Trailer Park Boys

After decades of feuding, are Nova Scotia's two most infamous crime families finally finished killing?<p>When the police finally got Jimmy Melvin Jr. out of a seedy motel room in Bedford, Nova Scotia following a tense six-hour standoff in July 2006, it was too late to save face.<p>Melvin Jr. had been a …

Two Men Wanted for Allegedly Raping Mother, Teen Daughter During Home Invasion

Authorities in Minnesota are searching for two men who allegedly brutalized a mother and her teenage daughter four months ago, raping and beating …

Crime

Videos show accused student following teacher before she is killed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Surveillance video shown in the trial of Philip Chism, a former Massachusetts high school student accused of raping and killing his algebra teacher, shows him following the woman moments before her slaying.<p>The video, shown to jurors as evidence in court Wednesday, shows the then-14-year-old …

Mental Disorders

I Was Arrested for a Crime I Didn't Commit

"The judge said, 'It looks like you've got the wrong woman,' but still sent the case to a grand jury."<p>In April 2008, I got a call from my dad that turned my life upside down. I'd just returned to my apartment from classes at the University of Louisville, where I was majoring in psychology. He asked …