Crime

Woman gets 20 years for recording sex assault of young boy

A Michigan woman who admitted recording herself sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy – and then sending it to an alleged drug dealer – has been …

This man predicted his own girlfriend would murder him - and he was right

When Travis Alexander broke up with his girlfriend, Jodi Arias, he reportedly told friends, "Don't be surprised if one of these Sundays, I don't show up and you find me dead someplace."<p>Eerily, the 30-year-old predicted his own gruesome fate. Police found the motivational speaker brutally murdered …

Mormonism

Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player's road-rage killing

GRETNA, La. (AP) — The trial in a road-rage shooting that left former NFL football player Joe McKnight dead was set to begin with jury selection Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb.<p>Ronald Gasser, 55, is charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 1, 2016, shooting of the local high school football …

"Gentle giant" bodybuilder 'shot dead by teenager after comment youngster looked like the Milkybar Kid'

A bodybuilder known as the "gentle giant" was gunned down by a teenager after a comment the youngster "looked like the Milky Bar Kid," a court …

It's An Easy Crime To Get Away With, But Prosecutors Are Trying To Change That

<i>Editor's note:</i> <i>This report includes graphic and disturbing descriptions of sexual assault.</i><p>There's a trial scheduled in March at the marble courthouse in Newark, N.J., of a man charged with kidnapping and raping a young woman with an intellectual disability.<p>That trial is likely to be a quiet one, …

Mother fears missing daughter, 27, killed; boyfriend arrested with facial injuries

A grief-stricken Minnesota mom is holding out hope her 27-year-old daughter will be found alive after the girl's boyfriend, Joseph Porter, was arrested in the wake of Cristina Prodan's disappearance.<p>“The deputies told me that they are looking for the body, but I don’t know if they find it or not,” …

Aunt of kids found shackled inside squalid California house of horrors reveal their ‘strange’ and secret upbringing

THE aunt of the 13 California ‘house of horrors’ kids found shackled to beds has revealed how they were raised in a bizarre cloak of …

Dolores O'Riordan

How a Facebook Selfie Led to a Manslaughter Conviction

The selfie showed a woman wearing a belt found near the body of a murder victim.<p>A selfie posted on Facebook was used as key evidence in a murder investigation that has led to a 21-year-old woman in Saskatchewan being sentenced to seven years in prison.<p>Cheyenne Rose Antoine, who was sentenced in the …

Smuggling cocaine in an iPhone box leads to death sentence

If you’re gonna smuggle cocaine, don’t use iPhone boxes.<p>The United Arab Emirates have sentenced a man to death after he was recently caught in Abu Dhabi the country with iPhone boxes stuffed to the brim with blow.<p>Video of the iPhone boxes of cocaine leaked online a few weeks ago. You can see in the …

Abu Dhabi

Army Hero Is Defiant After Brutal Gay Bashing

‘There are assholes who [try] to stifle you, to quiet you down and show their dismay at who you are. Don’t allow these fucking assholes to do that to …

El Paso

"I have killed their baby": Godmother's screams when baby boy was found dead while she was looking after him

A four-month-old baby was found dead in his car seat after being left to sleep with a milk bottle by his side him.<p>Baby Alexander Masters was being …

New Evidence Against Casey Anthony Surfaces — and We're Shook!

Nearly seven years after Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee, prosecutor Marcia Clark claims there is new evidence …

Ontario man charged with trying lure boy killed in Florida jail

MARIANNA, Fla. – Police say an 82-year-old Ontario man has been killed in a Florida jail, allegedly by his cellmate.<p>Arthur Williams of Tillsonburg, …

Florida

A Florida love triangle led to a murder-for-hire plot, police say. But the wrong woman was killed.

Heartbreak and jealousy were the twin engines driving the scheme, police would later say.<p>Ishnar Marie Lopez-Ramos was in love. The object of the 35-year-old Floridian’s affection, however, was tangled up with another woman. So Lopez-Ramos allegedly concocted a scheme straight from a dime novel or a …

What is MS-13, the violent gang Trump vowed to target?

One of President Trump’s main goals in office is to combat the notoriously violent MS-13 gang.<p>The gang, responsible for dozens of gruesome deaths throughout the U.S., was designated a “priority” last year by the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Prosecutors are …

MS-13

Mom accused of keeping kids in chains kept smirking, spitting during arrest

The California mom who allegedly kept their 13 kids malnourished and chained up in their suburban home was smirking and spitting when cops arrested …

Offbeat News

Two Children Beaten To Death Over Stolen Bagel, Bodies Discovered In Storage Facility

Shaun Tara, 6, and his sister Delylah, 3, were fatally beaten by their aunt and her partner after the siblings’ eldest sister stole a bagel. The …

Eldest

Was This Model Killed Before She Plunged 20 Stories?

A Dutch coroner tells The Daily Beast what he knows (and doesn’t) about the mysterious death in Malaysia of 18-year-old Ivana Smit. Her family’s …

Boxer challenges coward-puncher to a ‘real fight’ after he walks from court laughing

A TEENAGER who escaped a jail sentence for coward-punching someone is being inundated with challenges to step into the boxing ring and “fight like a …

Sport (Australia)

Parents charged in torture allegedly held 13 siblings 'captive': Officials

David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were charged with torture and child endangerment in Perris, California, officials said.

Judge asks man, 20, to explain ‘savage’ random attack. His reply? ‘I don’t know how to explain it’

Surveillance video of a trio of attackers brutally beating up a librarian — who did nothing more than walk down a Cincinnati street just after midnight last year — is difficult to watch.<p>The three attackers approached the victim, in his 40s, and asked him for a cigarette, the Cincinnati Enquirer …

Conservative View

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee suspected of spying for China

BREAKING<p>News<p>Share<p>Ken Dilanian<p>Twitter<br>• Email<p>Pete Williams<p>Twitter<p>Topics News, Asia, Crime & Courts, National Security, World, U.S. news<p>First Published Jan 16 2018, 6:35 pm ET<p>Next Story What's the mental test Trump took?

World News

Suspect in NorCal deputies' killings laughs in court, warns ‘I will kill more’

Luis Bracamontes on trial in 2014 killings of Sacramento County, Placer County deputies<p>A man who was arrested in the 2014 killings of two Northern California deputies appeared in court Tuesday, laughing, smiling and shouting out that a deputy was a coward as the prosecution laid out the timeline of …

Greater Sacramento

The Disturbing Case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, Who Murdered Her Munchausen-by-Proxy Mom

Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s mother abused her and pretended she was disabled to elicit sympathy for herself.

Essays

Colorado Woman Charged With Murder After Father’s Body Found Encased in Concrete Inside Crawl Space

The daughter of a man whose body was found inside a Colorado home has been charged with first-degree murder, the 17th Judicial District Attorney's …

Serial SWATter arrested, charged with involuntary manslaughter

Wichita police have arrested a 25-year-old online troll who calls himself SWAuTistic, charging him with involuntary manslaughter after sending police to a Kansas address. When police arrived at the address they opened fire on the resident, a father of two named Andrew Finch. SWAuTistic, real name …

Technology

Plastic surgeon showed up drunk to operate at Kentucky hospital, reports say

A Kentucky plastic surgeon was arrested Monday after allegedly showing up drunk to perform a surgery.<p>Dr. Theodore Gerstle, of Lexington Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, was scheduled to operate around noon on Monday at the Baptist Heath Lexington, but staff at the hospital were alerted that the …

Medicine

Man caught with 'most obscene' child abuse material

<b>A man caught with the "most obscene" child abuse material police investigators said they had ever seen has been remanded in custody.</b><p>Nigel Childs, 60, admitted possessing thousands of images and videos of babies and toddlers being tortured and sexually abused.<p>Perth Sheriff Court was told Childs was …

San Jose: Arrest of adult-teen robbery crew highlights new wave of ‘gang’ crimes

SAN JOSE — A robbery crew made up mostly of teenagers has been arrested in connection with at least 30 robberies and carjackings in San Jose dating …

San Jose

Man Allegedly Sexually Assaults Woman on CCTV Because She 'Has the Best Arse'

Jesse Ratu was on her way home from a morning walk when she was groped by a man who told her that he "just had to" do it.<p>In Australia, the sexual assault of a 24-year-old woman in broad daylight has made headlines after being captured on CCTV.<p>Jesse Ratu, 24, was returning home from her Sunday …

Feminism