For the family of Bridget Drobney -- who was brutally raped and murdered downstate in 1985 -- even the suggestion that convicted killer Robert G. Turner could get out of prison is like putting in the knife again and twisting. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Family Slams Florida Court’s Decision To Accept Plea Deal With No Jail Time For College Student Who Killed Couple, Chewed On Victim’s Face
A Florida judge accepted a former college student’s plea deal Monday for the random 2016 killing of a well-loved couple, allowing the now 25-year-old to plead guilty by reason of insanity and avoid jail time. Austin Harrouff — who was found by police chewing off one of the victim’s faces — will now be sent to a secure mental health facility until doctors and a judge determine that he is no longer a danger to society, according to Florida news station WPLG. Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer made the d
- The State
Clarrissa Winchester died Nov. 9 when she was seven months pregnant. The baby died as well.
- Fox News
Authorities have not identified a suspect in the murders of four college students, but some experts say detectives shouldn't discount the killer potentially being an "incel."
Leaders in Volusia County are looking into a mystery.
- The Courier & Press
Attorneys for Heidi Carter told jurors she was an unwitting victim who would not be facing trial had her ex-boyfriend not been shot by police.
A suspect has been arrested in the unsolved 1998 murder of a Marysville teenager, according to the Marysville Police Department. On Monday, detectives arrested a 52-year-old Renton man in connection with the 1998 murder of 19-year-old Jennifer Brinkman. The arrest was the result of advancements in DNA technology, including genetic genealogy.
Utah authorities say they’ve identified one of two suspects accused of the horrific murder of a Vietnam vet and the rape of his girlfriend half a century ago. Army veteran Gregory Dahl Nickell, 21, was shot to death while on a date with an unnamed 18-year-old woman over Thanksgiving weekend in 1972. The pair were parked at a scenic overlook near Vernal, Utah — nearly 200 miles east of Salt Lake City — when on Nov. 26, 1972, sometime after 1:00 a.m., a man tapped on the window and asked Nickell f
- Associated Press
Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose September execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved on Monday. The state agreed to never use lethal injection again as an execution method to put Alan Eugene Miller to death. Any future effort to execute him will be done by nitrogen hypoxia, an execution method authorized in Alabama but that has never been used to carry out a death sentence in the US.
- Kansas City Star
The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments filed in a motion to stay Monday afternoon. Johnson’s execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday and Gov. Mike Parson has said clemency will not be granted.
- IndyStar | The Indianapolis Star
More than five years after the slayings of two Indiana girls details were released Tuesday in the case against the man accused in their killing.
Tammel Esco, the man filmed brutally beating a senior Asian woman at a New York apartment in March, received a 17.5-year prison sentence on Tuesday. Esco, 42, pleaded guilty in September to the charge of first-degree assault as a hate crime in connection with the incident.
- Charlotte Observer
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta sent Matthew Wood back to North Carolina to serve a year of home confinement, not the 57-month prison sentence recommended by federal prosecutors.
- The Daily Beast
YouTubeA hearing Monday morning in the murder trial of 25-year-old Austin Harrouff—the infamous Florida “face eater” accused of fatally stabbing a random couple and attacking another stranger in 2016—was over in minutes after a judge accepted a last-second plea deal. Harrouff pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer accepted the deal, which was reportedly agreed upon by prosecutors and Harrouff’s defense attorneys in South Florida. Harrouff will be sent to a secu
Rhodes numbered among five defendants in the monumental trial surrounding the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Idaho college murder victim Kaylee Goncalves' father sheds new light on what happened the morning when four students were slaughtered in their beds yards from campus.
The man who founded the anti-government Oath Keepers group was found guilty of sedition for his role in the Capitol attack.
- NY Daily News
A corrupt former Rikers Island guard detailed how he used to smuggle pot into the notorious jail complex, providing testimony Monday against a detainee accused of bribing correction officers to bring in drugs for him to sell. Guard-turned-federal cooperator Patrick Legerme described how he struck a deal with inmate James Albert, who allegedly sold drugs to hundreds of his fellow inmates. ...
- The El Paso Times
As the El Paso Police Department's Gang Unit tried to execute arrest warrants, Julio Cesar Perez refused to exit the home.
A man arrested in connection with a brutal daytime attack of a 12-year-old Asian boy in Brooklyn earlier this month has been arrested nearly two dozen times in the past, according to reports. Police said Jamal McIlwain, 28, assaulted the victim with a crutch at the intersection of St. Paul’s Court and St. Paul’s Place at around 7:40 a.m. on Nov. 17. After failing to strike a third time, he "calmly" walks away, leaves the crutch on the sidewalk and heads north on St. Paul’s Place, as per the New York Post.
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A group of teenagers committed 13 armed robberies across Chicago early Monday morning, police said.