Jodi Arias — I Got Hepatitis C in Jail


PHOENIX (CBS5) – An attorney for convicted murderer Jodi Arias says neither Arias nor anyone on her defense team has filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a CNN on-air personality. Jennifer Willmott told CBS 5 News the suit filed April 4 in U.S. District Court is completely false and she doesn’t [...]

Marissa Devault guilty of killing husband with hammer


PHOENIX –  An Arizona woman was convicted of first-degree Tuesday for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer in what prosecutors said was a failed bid to collect on a life insurance policy to repay about $300,000 in loans from her boyfriend. The same jury that convicted Marissa Devault now will decide whether to [...]

Ariz. Woman’s Murder Trial Harkens Back Jodi Arias Case


ABC NEWS:  Jurors in Arizona are deliberating the case of a woman accused of murdering her husband with a hammer, a case that brings to mind last year’s Jodi Arias trial in the very same courtroom. Marissa DeVault, 36, a mother of three, has pleaded not guilty to the January 2009 attack on Dale Harrell, [...]

Oscar Pistorius trial postponed due to illness of assessor


Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) — The trial of Oscar Pistorius, accused of killing his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was postponed until April 7 because one of two assessors was hospitalized. The assessors will help the judge decide the verdict. South Africa does not have jury trials. Pistorius killed Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year. Of [...]

Newlywed sentenced for cliff push


(CNN) — Less than nine months after she shoved her husband off a steep cliff just days into their marriage, a federal judge sentenced Jordan Linn Graham to 30 years in prison Thursday. Graham, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in December, admitting to luring her new husband, Cody Johnson, to Glacier National Park and [...]

Oscar Pistorius Prosecution Rests After Blade Runner Cries


ABC NEWS:  The murder prosecution of Oscar Pistorius rested today after more than three weeks of testimony, clearing the way for the Blade Runner to eventually take the stand. “My Lady, learned Assessors, this is the State’s case,” prosecutor Gerrie Nel announced to the judge, ending the case against Pistorius. The prosecution called 21 out [...]

Parents of George Zimmerman sue Roseanne Barr


NEED TO KNOW Robert and Gladys Zimmerman have accused Roseanne Barr of causing them emotional distress The comedian tweeted out their address in 2012, before George Zimmerman was arrested for shooting Trayvon Martin From HLN NEWS:  George Zimmerman’s parents have filed a lawsuit against Roseanne Barr, alleging that the comedian caused them “severe emotional distress” [...]

Sandusky ‘was found guilty before trial,’ says ex-Penn State coach’s wife


(CNN) — Jerry Sandusky’s wife still stands by him, insisting the former Penn State assistant football coach is innocent of sexually abusing young boys. Dottie Sandusky, in an interview with CNN’s Jason Carroll, blames the news media for the conviction that sent her husband, now 70, to prison on a 30- to 60-year sentence. “I [...]

Oscar Pistorius Trial Update


Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) — Oscar Pistorius’s hard-hitting defense lawyers will try Monday to rattle one of the most unflappable witnesses to testify so far against the track star accused of murdering his girlfriend, cover girl Reeva Steenkamp. A security guard at the estate where Pistorius lived — and Steenkamp died — produced some of [...]

Child porn found in home of Hailey Owen’s alleged killer


NEED TO KNOW A binder containing images of child pornography was found in the home of the suspect in the Hailey Owens case, police said The 10-year-old girl was abducted while walking home from a friend’s house Craig Wood, 45, has been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal   FROM HLN NEWS/NANCY GRACE FEB. 27, [...]

Casey Anthony still says ‘Zanny the Nanny’ is a real person

Casey Anthony Trial

NEWS 13 ORLANDO –  Casey Anthony maintains that a baby sitter, ‘Zanny the Nanny,’ her attorney acknowledged was a fabrication during her 2011 murder trial, is a real person. Anthony was questioned in a Jan. 23 deposition related to bankruptcy proceedings and a defamation case brought against Anthony by Zenaida Gonzalez. A transcript of the [...]

Casey Anthony Latest News – Court Hearing Next Month


FROM THE ORLANDO SENTINEL:  A bankruptcy judge will hear arguments next month on whether Casey Anthony should be compelled to answer the questions of attorneys for a woman suing her for defamation. The hearing, set for March 4, follows a stalled Jan. 23 attempt by attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez to depose Anthony at the office [...]



Florence, Italy (CNN) — An Italian appeals court convicted former exchange student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on murder charges Thursday night. Prosecutors said the couple had killed Meredith Kercher in November 2007. They were convicted two years later of murder, but those charges were overturned on appeal in 2011. A judge said [...]

Martin MacNeill’s mental competency deteriorating in jail, attorney argues

Martin MacNeill leaves the courtroom after a hearing in his sex abuse case at 4th District Court in Provo Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

  PROVO — The attorney for convicted killer Martin MacNeill says his client’s mental competency has deteriorated in jail to the point that an evaluation is needed. MacNeill, 57, was found guilty in November of murdering his wife, Michele MacNeill, in 2007. The former Pleasant Grove doctor is scheduled to go to trial Feb. 4 [...]

Jodi Arias New Sentencing Trial Date Set for March 17th


ABC NEWS:  A judge has set a March 17 trial date to decide whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. The 33-year-old Arias was convicted of murder last year, but the jury deadlocked on her punishment. A new penalty phase must be held in which lawyers are expected [...]

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