Court rules for NBC in George Zimmerman defamation case

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FROM USA TODAY:  A Florida judge on Monday rejected George Zimmerman’s suit seeking damages from NBC for allegedly portraying the neighborhood watch volunteer as racist in a series of news reports about the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that Zimmerman is entitled to no money from the media […]

Jodi Arias ‘Hellbent On Telling The Truth’ — Production Company Has Exclusive Rights To Her Life Story

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FROM RADARONLINE =>   A production company based in Northern California has been granted the exclusive rights to the life story of Jodi Arias — a deal made with the convicted killer herself — and plans to turn it into a feature film are well under way, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. Gary Nelson of Splash Hit […]

Bond reduced for woman who drove kids into ocean

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A mother charged with trying to kill her three children by driving them into the Atlantic Ocean in a minivan with the windows rolled up is no longer hearing voices or having hallucinations, a psychiatrist testified Thursday before a Florida judge reduced the woman’s bond. Ebony Wilkerson, 32, has been […]

Julie Schenecker Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder of Kids

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TAMPA –  Julie Schenecker has been found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of her two teenage children. The judge sentenced her to life in prison without parole on both counts. Schenecker had admitted to shooting and killing her teenage children, 16-year-old Calyx and 13-year-old Beau in January 2011. She was […]

Dr. Martin MacNeill found competent to stand trial for forcible sex abuse

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FOX NEWS:  PROVO — Dr. Martin MacNeill, convicted of killing his wife and now facing a sex abuse charge, has been found mentally competent to face trial. At a hearing Monday afternoon here in Fourth District Court, Judge Sam McVey set a July 2 trial date after two evaluations found Dr. MacNeill mentally able to […]

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Update

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   Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) — Oscar Pistorius spoke to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp‘s in a “very sinister tone” Tuesday, asking her: “How can you sleep at night?” the friend’s lawyer said. Kim Myers found the “unwelcome approach … extremely disturbing,” lawyer Ian Levitt said, adding that the incident had been reported to the […]

Jodi Arias — I Got Hepatitis C in Jail

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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

$1 million winner now broke and convicted

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USA TODAY:  CINCINNATI — Kevin Lewis has had a heck of a year. Seven months ago, he had $1 million in his pocket and a big smile on his face. He had neither Wednesday, though, when he stood before a judge and avoided going to prison for drug convictions when he was placed on three […]

Jodi Arias Penalty Phase Trial Date Set for September

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ABC NEWS:  Prosecutors will again try to convince a jury to sentence Jodi Arias to death in a second penalty phase that will begin in September. During a hearing Monday, which Arias did not attend, a judge set the new trial date with jury selection to begin Sept. 8. The 33-year-old former waitress was convicted […]

Joran Van Der Sloot to Be Extradited to US in 2038

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Peru’s government says that once Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot completes his murder conviction in 2038, he will be extradited to the United States to face trial on charges he extorted and defrauded the mother of a young American woman for whose disappearance he is the chief suspect. A decree published Sunday in Peru’s […]

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 […]

Murder Charges Filed in Case of Holly Bobo

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 FROM ABC NEWS:  Murder and aggravated kidnapping charges were filed today against a suspect in the disappearance of Holly Bobo. Zachary Rye Adams is being held without bond in connection with the disappearance of the nursing student, who hasn’t been seen since 2011. “We believe we can prove she was taken forcefully from her home […]

Casey Anthony ordered to answer some questions in deposition

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TAMPA, Fla. — A judge ordered Casey Anthony to answer some questions under oath Tuesday. Attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez have asked a judge to force Anthony to answer questions in a deposition related to the defamation lawsuit against her. Anthony has refused to answer any questions about her daughter Caylee, but in court Tuesday, the […]

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