Attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz suddenly and surprisingly rested their case Wednesday, leading to a shouting match after the judge accused them of a lack of professionalism. Cruz's attorneys had told the judge and prosecutors they would be calling 80 witnesses but rested at the beginning of Wednesday's court session after calling only about 25. There were 11 days of defense testimony overall, the last two spotlighting experts about how his birth mother's heavy use of alcohol during pregnancy might have affected his brain's development. Full Story: https://wfts.tv/3DpQtg1
- Miami Herald
An illicit early morning joy ride ended in tragedy Sunday in Southwest Florida, an area still reeling from Hurricane Ian.
- Fox News
‘Monster’: Jeffrey Dahmer survivor never recovered after harrowing escape from killer, defense attorney says
Defense attorney Paul Ksicinski's former client, Tracy Edwards, escaped from Jeffrey Dahmer's Milwaukee, Wisconsin apartment on the night of July 22, 1991.
NYPD asks for help after man follows woman into Chinatown apartment building and sexually assaults her
The New York Police Department is asking the public for help in finding a man sexually assaulted a woman in her Chinatown apartment building. The attacker followed the 27-year-old woman into her building near Market Street and Madison Street on Sept. 24, police said. In surveillance video of the incident, the woman is seen being pinned against the wall in her vestibule as the culprit tries to kiss her and forcibly grope her buttocks, breasts and groin, according to the NYPD.
- Raleigh News and Observer
She faces multiple charges, including attempted murder and malicious castration.
- E! News
Eliza Fletcher's body was found three days after she was abducted during her morning run. The man accused of killing her has also been charged with a violent crime that was reported a year ago.
A man has been arrested after Tulsa police say his alleged victim shot him in the foot.
- WLS – Chicago
One suspect threatened an employee with a hammer when they called 911, police said.
- Modesto Bee
He was repeatedly hit in the head with a baseball bat, authorities say.
Elderly Asian woman attacked and robbed of life savings by men posing as construction workers in California
The granddaughter of an elderly Asian woman in Daly City, California, is speaking out after her grandmother was assaulted and robbed of her life savings by three men pretending to be utility workers. Surveillance footage at the 70-year-old woman’s home shows a man wearing a construction worker vest, a hard hat and holding a laptop. “He was pretending to be someone from PG&E, to try and trick my grandmother into letting him to the house,” Skylar, the victim’s granddaughter, told NBC Bay Area.
- Fresno Bee
In an update Monday, police said the fatal shooting happened at the Soul Brothers clubhouse.
- Tallahassee Democrat
Marion Harmon, a former FAMU professor arrested in 2021 on 57 counts of animal cruelty charges, struck a plea deal with state prosecutors Monday.
- Business Insider
A woman is suing Hertz after being accused of stealing a rental car she'd paid for and getting arrested 4 times over the incident, lawsuit says
Dozens of customers are taking legal action against Hertz over wrongful arrests after their rental cars were reported to police as being stolen.
- Business Insider
Michael Fanone, a former DC police officer who was attacked at the Capitol riot, said he's 'broke' and that speaking out about January 6 'destroyed my career'
Michael Fanone told Rolling Stone he knew shortly after testifying about being assaulted on January 6 that his law enforcement career was over.
- Democrat and Chronicle
Devin Tribunella is again in trouble and again in jail.
Nevada mother arrested after she stormed inside a school bus to attack driver when he dropped their kids off an hour late: report
The driver pulled over several times because the children were out of control. One child attempted to hold the steering wheel, the Las Vegas Journal reported.
- Patriot Ledger
Reynold Buono, who has been free on bail while awaiting trial, changed his plea to guilty when faced with two counts of rape of a child with force.
Alameda police say they have arrested a man accused of slashing hundreds of tires.
Thousands of Alabama inmates are participating in a labor strike to draw attention to the cruel conditions behind bars in the state.
- Tri-City Herald
The video shows he fired four times and she fired three volleys.
- WSB Cox articles
The man told police she demanded he send her money before stabbing him.