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Man Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges in Attempted Rape Case

Man Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges in Attempted Rape Case

MLive.com reports that a Michigan man who was arrested for allegedly attempting to rape his ex after breaking into her house has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of third-offense domestic violence, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Joseph J. Wilcox, 50, came to a plea agr...
Kentucky Woman Arrested for Leaving Kids in Freezing Car

Kentucky Woman Arrested for Leaving Kids in Freezing Car

People.com reports that a 28-year-old mother was arrested in Louisville on January 4 for allegedly leaving her three children in the car in sub-freezing temps while she shopped at Walmart for more than 20 minutes. Broquel King did not leave the car running and left the windows cracked, says Peopl...
California Man Arrested for Murder of Victim Found in Backyard

California Man Arrested for Murder of Victim Found in Backyard

FOX News reports that a California man has been arrested for murder this week after a skeleton was uncovered in his former backyard. In 2015, the man’s housemate was murdered, and his remains were found in December while construction crews were digging up the backyard of the home the two had s...
23-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Lifeless Baby Found in Yard

23-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Lifeless Baby Found in Yard

MSN.com reports that a Colorado woman has been arrested for the murder of a newborn baby found in a yard with the umbilical cord still attached. Police were called to the scene at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday and found the baby lifeless. The baby was reported to authorities by a local witness. Camille Wasin...
Remains Found in Trash Cans; Indiana Man Faces Murder Charges in Second Case

Remains Found in Trash Cans; Indiana Man Faces Murder Charges in Second Case

The AP reports that the remains of a 41-year-old woman have been found in Evansville, Indiana in a trash can. The trash can was located behind the home of a man who was charged with shooting and killing a 20-year-old earlier this week. Earl Martin, 38, is now under suspicion as a result of the di...
L.A. Man Arrested in “Swatting” Case Stemming from Online Gaming Feud

L.A. Man Arrested in “Swatting” Case Stemming from Online Gaming Feud

FOX News reports that a man has been arrested in a case of “swatting,” which happens when someone files a false report on an address to get the SWAT team to respond. Apparently, the hoax was initiated as a response to an online gaming feud between two players on “Call of Duty.&rdqu...
Woman Witnesses Murder, Is Kidnapped and Thrown Into River

Woman Witnesses Murder, Is Kidnapped and Thrown Into River

NBC News reports that a woman who witnessed a murder was reportedly kidnapped and subsequently thrown off a bridge in Arkansas. In Scott, Arkansas, two men were shot in a home on Christmas morning. When authorities arrived, one was dead and the other had survived. The survivor’s girlfriend ...
English Teacher Allegedly Had Drunken Sex Parties with Minors

English Teacher Allegedly Had Drunken Sex Parties with Minors

FOX News reports that a 32-year-old English teacher from California, Samantha Ciotta, has pleaded not guilty to felony charges after allegedly having an affair with a teenage student. The married mother of two is accused of engaging in drunken sex romps with an underage boy, and was arrested on Sept...
6-Year-Old Texas Boy Fatally Shot During Police Chase

6-Year-Old Texas Boy Fatally Shot During Police Chase

NBC News reports that a 6-year-old boy has been slain in a deputy shooting, just days before Christmas. The shooting occurred in Bexar County, Texas, while deputies were shooting at a woman during a chase. One of the deputies’ bullets went through the side of a mobile home and hit the boy in t...
Toronto Billionaire Couple Murdered in Own Home

Toronto Billionaire Couple Murdered in Own Home

The Associated Press reports that homicide detectives are searching for a suspect in the murders of billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife in Toronto, Canada. Autopsy reports showed the cause of their death was "ligature neck compressions." Sherman was a pharmaceutical mogul; he an...