Death row inmate granted new trial

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CNN) — A new trial has been ordered for Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom, according to a state Supreme Court opinion issued Monday. Byrom’s capital murder conviction was reversed, and the case has been remanded to the circuit court for a new trial, the opinion said. “We are very grateful that the Mississippi Supreme [...]

Flight 370 debris spotted?

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(CNN) — New satellite images provided by a French defense firm show 122 objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean, not far from other satellite sightings that could be related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the Malaysian transport minister said Wednesday. When photographed by the satellite on Sunday, the objects were scattered over 154 [...]

David Cassidy: ‘I am an alcoholic’

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(CNN) — Pop icon David Cassidy, in rehab after his latest DUI arrest, says if he ever takes another drink, it could be fatal. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Cassidy admitted that his latest drunken driving arrest was a wake-up call. “If I take another drink, I’m going to die, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. [...]

Oscar Pistorius Trial Update

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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 [...]

Mom Drove Van into Florida Surf as Kids Screamed for Help

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ABC NEWS:  A man who helped pull three children from a sinking minivan said he tried to stop the mother from driving the vehicle in the into rough surf on a Florida beach, but she suddenly veered away and plowed into the water. Stacy Robinson, a sophomore at Seminole State College in Sanford, Fla., said [...]

Marissa Devault’s Murder Trial Compared To Jodi Arias

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HLN NEWS: It’s a case that some are comparing to the Jodi Arias saga. In another Maricopa County, Arizona, courtroom, a woman is on trial for killing her husband. Marissa Devault told police she killed her husband, but she said she acted in self-defense. Marissa Devault, 36, is on trial for the slaying of Dale Harrell in [...]

Body of missing Missouri girl found in home of coach

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:  Craig Wood, a Springfield grade school coach and teacher’s aide, was charged  Wednesday with the murder and kidnapping of 10-year-old Hailey Owens. Police say  the girl’s body was found in Wood’s basement with a gunshot wound to her skull. A Missouri grade school coach has been charged in the murder and [...]

Son-in-law charged in fatal Tennessee bombing

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(CNN) — [Breaking news update 6:10 p.m. ET] (CNN) — The son-in-law of a Tennessee lawyer and his wife killed in an explosion at their rural home has been charged with planting a bomb there, authorities announced Thursday. [Original story posted at 4:22 p.m. ET] (CNN) — The wife of the retired Tennessee lawyer who [...]

Prosecution rests in Michael Dunn trial

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NEED TO KNOW Michael Dunn is charged with first-degree murder for shooting Jordan Davis after dispute over loud music The prosecution rested its case Monday after calling the medical examiner to the stand FROM HLN NEWS FEB. 10, 2014 : Prosecutors rested their case against Michael Dunn Monday after calling a medical examiner to the [...]

Mother charged in dismembering death of 32-year-old son

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CNN) — A 59-year-old Michigan woman has been charged in connection with the death and dismemberment of the woman’s 32-year old son, a sheriff said Monday. Donna Scrivo was arraigned in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, on charges of disinterment and mutilation of a body, St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said at a news conference. [...]

Escaped Killer’s Getaway Car Found, Schools on Lockdown

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A small Indiana town is the focus of a massive law enforcement manhunt for a quadruple-murderer who escaped from prison after his vehicle was located there. Schools in Shipshewana, Ind., have been placed on lockdown after police found the red Jeep Cherokee that was hijacked by escaped inmate Michael David Elliot Sunday night. Elliot is [...]

Michigan Police Seek Person of Interest in Body Parts Case

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ABC NEWS:  Michigan police are looking for a woman who they say is a person of interest in the case of human remains found in garbage bags on a snowy highway. Police from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office have released a surveillance photo of the woman, who was driving a gray SUV. The case [...]

Body parts found in garbage bags along snowy Michigan roads

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CNN) — Human body parts have been found in garbage bags dumped along snowy roads in a rural area of Michigan, authorities said. The body parts are believed to belong to one white male, St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said Friday. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday afternoon. For the sheriff’s office, the sinister [...]

Amanda Knox’s Countdown to Yet Another Verdict

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ABC NEWS  Anxiety has set in for American student Amanda Knox as she waits for the fourth time in six years for an Italian court to decide whether she is guilty or innocent of killing her roommate Meredith Kercher. Knox has remained at home in Seattle because she feared she would be “wrongly convicted” and [...]

Blade Runner Said To Bargain With Dead Womens’ Parents

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ABC News:  Former track star Oscar Pistorius, charged with killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is reportedly negotiating with her parents – hoping to reach a deal and avert a potential civil lawsuit before the end of his criminal trial. It’s been almost a year since the model was gunned down by Pistorius at his home [...]

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