James Holmes’ lawyers want closed jury selection

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Lawyers for the man suspected of killing 12 people in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater told a judge Thursday they want the public and the media barred from the entire jury selection process. Prosecutors agreed that individual questioning of potential jurors should be closed but said the last […]

Students, 9 and 12, Arrested For Allegedly Poisoning Teacher

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Two elementary grade students in Brooklyn, N.Y., have been arrested and charged with poisoning a teacher by putting rat killing chemicals in her water bottle. The teacher, who has not been identified, brought the water bottle to the principal’s office on Monday and then went to her  doctor to be checked out, the New York […]

Julie Schenecker Sent Haunting Message Before Killing Children, Ex-Husband Says

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On the evening of January 27, 2011, Julie Schenecker sent a chilling email to her then-husband, Parker. “Get home soon,” she wrote. “We’re waiting for you.” But no one really was. Julie Schenecker had shot the couple’s two children just minutes earlier. Calyx, 16, was lying on her bedroom floor; her 13-year-old brother, Beau, was […]

Georgia elderly man decapitated, wife missing; police seek clues

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(CNN) — The Georgia couple is described as “sweet as can be,” and authorities are scrambling to unravel the mystery of how Russell Dermond, 88, was killed and then reportedly decapitated, and his 87-year-old wife disappeared. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is treating Shirley Dermond’s disappearance from the Eatonton home — where her husband was […]

Mom Murdered Kids Trial Update – Julie Schenecker Trial

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NEED TO KNOW Journal entries written by Julie Schenecker take center stage during day two of her murder trial The Florida mother is accused of murdering her two children in 2011 Jurors will decide whether Schenecker knowingly plotted to kill her children or was insane at the time   Chilling journal entries, graphic crime scene […]

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. […]

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