Marissa Devault Cries In Court As She Begs Jury To Spare her the death penalty

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  Woman convicted of beating her husband to death with a hammer for insurance  money cries in court   Marissa Devault, 36, was convicted  earlier this month of first-degree murder in connection to her husband’s 2009  killing On Thursday, a tearful Devault begged the  jury to spare her the death sentence as they decide whether [...]

South Korean shipwreck survivors: Passengers told ‘don’t move’ as ship sank

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Jindo, South Korea (CNN) — Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water. “Don’t move,” a voice warned, according to a recording obtained by CNN affiliate YTN. “If [...]

Oscar Pistorius’ Own Expert Witness Contradicts Him

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OSCAR PISTORIUS LATEST NEWS: Oscar Pistorius’  murder trial was adjourned today for two weeks after one of the Blade Runner’s own expert witnesses contradicted his testimony. The expert defense witness, Roger Dixon, told the court under cross examination that after Pistorius shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door, the model fell on [...]

Marissa Devault qualifies for execution in hammer killing

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PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors decided on Monday that an Arizona woman convicted of killing her husband with a hammer is eligible for the death penalty after prosecutors argued that she carried out the brutal killing so she could collect life-insurance money.   The decision clears the way for jurors to now consider whether they will imprison [...]

7 Babies Found Dead in Utah Home; Woman Arrested

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A woman has been arrested on six counts of murder after authorities found the bodies of seven infants packed into separate cardboard boxes at a home in Utah, police said. Police arrested Megan Huntsman, 39, of Pleasant Grove, on Saturday following a gruesome discovery at a residence formerly occupied by the woman who they say [...]

Ana Trujillo Guilty in Houston’s ‘Stiletto Murder’

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A Houston jury found Ana Trujillo guilty today in the so-called “stiletto murder” of her boyfriend who was battered by her spiked heel shoe. Trujillo briefly closed her eyes as the verdict was read, but showed little emotion. Her family, however, left the courtroom in tears. The Houston trial gained international notoriety because of the [...]

Oscar Pistorius Judge Won’t Be Swayed By His Tears

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Oscar Pistorius‘ emotional meltdown in court today – along with his crying and vomiting earlier in the trial – will likely have no effect on the judge’s verdict, but could help Pistorius at his sentencing if he is found guilty, South African law experts said today. Pistorius has been emotional throughout the trial, but today [...]

Defense Rests Case in Texas Shoe Stabbing Trial

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Attorneys for a Houston woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her 5 ½-inch stiletto heel used a martial arts expert Monday to demonstrate for jurors how they believe she was attacked on the night of the killing. Ana Trujillo is accused of striking 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson at least 25 times in the [...]

Oscar Pistorius takes the stand

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PRETORIA, South Africa — Having to stifle sobs, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand Monday in his murder trial and apologized to the family of the girlfriend he shot dead, describing himself as being traumatized and awakening from nightmares to the “smell of blood.” Pistorius’ voice quavered so much and was so low that Judge [...]

Baby booked on attempted murder charge

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — A 9-month-old Pakistani boy bawled as he was fingerprinted and booked in Lahore on an attempted murder charge after his family members allegedly threw bricks at police trying to collect an unpaid bill. The ordeal started February 1 when several police officers and a bailiff went to a home hoping to [...]

Four Dead in Fort Hood Shooting

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ABC NEWS:  A gunman and at least three other people were killed in a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, according to senior U.S. officials and the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. The committee chairman, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, told CNN he had been briefed on today’s incident and that there were also [...]

After 25 days, plenty of ocean trash and questions, but no sign of Flight 370

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) — After three and a half weeks, the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has come down to this: a lot of floating rubbish, hundreds of heartbroken relatives and, now, quibbling over words all acknowledge offer no clues into what happened to the doomed plane. Malaysian authorities on Tuesday released the [...]

Body in DC Park Is That of Murder Suspect

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The body of a man found dead in a park of an apparent suicide has been positively identified as that of a murder suspect who was the last person seen with a missing 8-year-old girl, police said Tuesday. The man found dead Monday with an apparent gunshot wound was identified as Kahlil Tatum, 51, of [...]

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

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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, [...]

Gilbert hammer-killing trial: Jury deliberations begin

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Jurors are scheduled to begin deliberations Monday at the trial of a Gilbert woman accused of fatally beating her husband with a hammer in 2009. Attorneys at the trial Marissa DeVault made their closing arguments on Thursday. DeVault said she killed her husband, Dale Harrell, in self-defense and told investigators that Harrell had physically and [...]

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