A murder trial that was put on hold on Tuesday is being canceled altogether. The defendant has decided he does not want a trial and is willing to plead guilty. I-team Investigator Kylie McGivern first reported on the case three years ago, and she has the latest on the case and the unexpected events that happened inside the courtroom.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Christopher Scarver, who killed Jeffrey Dahmer in prison, said in 2015 that he did it because Dahmer taunted inmates with food
In 2015, Christopher Scarver, the inmate who killed Jeffrey Dahmer, said he did it because Dahmer taunted inmates by shaping his food into body parts.
- The Guardian
The incident at Rudsdale Newcomer high school comes as Oakland has been grappling with more than two years of elevated gun violence
The Boston Police are turning to the public for help in locating the suspect of a sexual assault that occurred in a South Boston neighborhood last week.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
The lawsuit states Bud’s Gun Shop sold the rifle to the shooter despite the fact that it is illegal for residents in Highland Park, Ill., to own assault weapons.
Theo Ferrara, a high school freshman, disappeared last Thursday afternoon, after he was seen walking away from his home in Freeport towards Brunswick
- Associated Press
Police said Wednesday that they are searching for five shooters who ambushed a group of teens outside a Philadelphia high school killing one 14-year-old and wounding four other teenagers after a football scrimmage. Nicholas Elizalde, of suburban Havertown, was killed in the ambush as he and the other teens walked away from an athletic field at Roxborough High School shortly after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Philadelphia Police Captain Jason Smith said during a news conference Wednesday that police believe Elizalde was not the intended target of the shooters.
- Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Here’s what the jurors told defense attorneys after they returned the verdict.
- Miami Herald
“This is a hold up. Give us all your money,” the two teenagers told the man as he was forced to the ground, police said.
A Massachusetts woman accused of murdering her former landlord with a hammer and stealing tens of thousands of dollars through forged checks from his savings was arraigned on Wednesday. Xiu Fang Ke, 43, was accused of murdering Leonard Garber, 65, inside his Mount Vernon Terrace home in West Newton, Massachusetts. The man’s brother reported him missing on Monday, prompting the Newton Police Department to search for him at his address three times.
- KDVR - Denver
Man accused of trying to abduct girl outside of Colorado school in custody after his parents recognize him
The Thornton Police Department has arrested a 28-year-old man in connection to an attempted abduction that happened outside of STEM Launch on Sept. 23.
A 38-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital after gunfire ripped through a Midtown apartment, according to Memphis Police.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced the man, whose identity is still unknown, was charged in a "John Doe" complaint with one count each of murder, assault with intent to commit rape during a residential burglary, first-degree residential burglary and sexual contact with deceased remains.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17 people before his crimes were discovered. These are the victims and what we knew about them
This is what we knew about the 17 victims killed by Jeffrey Dahmer, most in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
- Kansas City Star
The bus was taking students home after school, media reports said.
A 19-year-old Asian woman was physically assaulted in what police are investigating as a racially motivated attack in downtown Vancouver. The woman, a student, was walking near Dunsmuir and Cambie Streets at 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday when a man hit her on the back of her head with a pole, according to Vancouver police. “Although there were other people walking in the block at the time of assault, they couldn’t have prevented the attack because it was so sudden,” Constable Jason Doucette reportedly said on Wednesday.
- Baltimore Sun
The family of Hae Min Lee will appeal a Baltimore judge’s decision to overturn Adnan Syed’s 22-year-old murder conviction in Lee’s death, and the Maryland Attorney General’s Office is expected to file a brief arguing the judge erred in releasing Syed. Attorney Steve Kelly, who represents the Lee family, told The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday night he filed the Lee family’s notice to appeal ...
- Associated Press
A former Iowa State Patrol trooper who was captured on cruiser dash camera video hitting and knocking over a biker during a traffic stop in 2017 has pleaded guilty to a federal count of violating the biker’s rights, prosecutors said Wednesday. Robert Smith, 58, pleaded guilty Monday to deprivation of rights under color of law, federal prosecutors said in a statement. As part of his plea, Smith admitted that this intentional open-hand strike was an unreasonable use of force against Bryce Yakish.
An officer who spent the last 18 years with the New York Police Department has been fired from the force due to his alleged involvement in an anti-Muslim attack earlier this year. Riggs Kwong, 50, is facing multiple charges — including hate crimes — for the Jan. 16 road rage incident, which allegedly saw him pummel, spit on and use anti-Muslim language toward a 32-year-old man. The altercation reportedly started when Kwong’s Honda Accord blocked Abdul Motalab, who was in a Toyota RAV4, from making a turn at McDonald and Church Avenues in Kensington, Brooklyn.
Dallas police shot and killed an armed man on Shiloh Road early Wednesday morning. Police say the man was pointing guns at cars and fired at officers.
An armed carjacker accused of ambushing a mother and her teenage daughter in the driveway of there Northeast Philadelphia home has been captured, according to a source.