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  • Pistorius's next battle to avoid notorious C-Max jail

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After his conviction on Friday for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius's next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious...
  • South Carolina man accused of killing his 5 kids has criminal record here

    South Carolina man accused of killing his 5 kids has criminal record here
    A South Carolina man charged in the deaths of his five children was arrested for a string of crimes when he lived in Chicago’s northwest suburbs years ago, police said. Timothy R. Jones, 32, faces five counts of murder in the deaths of his...
  • Bizarre details emerge in Allentown slaying

    Bizarre details emerge in Allentown slaying
    Jesus "Playboy" Dominguez readily admitted killing his "cougar," 60-year-old Shirley DiLeo, but blamed another man, Gabe, for blocking the door of the bathroom where her dead body lay for at least two days, detectives say. Dominguez, 33, described Gabe'...
  • West Sider gets 45 years in killing of girl over gang signal

    West Sider gets 45 years in killing of girl over gang signal
    An admitted gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting a 13-year-old girl to death and attempting to kill six others last March after tricking one of the victims into flashing a rival gang`s hand signal. Michael Martinez, 19, of 3040 S. Kostner Ave....
  • Judge acquits driver in shooting that left 13-year-old girl dead

    Judge acquits driver in shooting that left 13-year-old girl dead
    The head of Mothers Against Gangs expressed outrage Friday after a Cook County Criminal Court judge acquitted a teenager in the murder of a 13-year-old girl and the wounding of three others in a West Side shooting in 1988. With little comment, Judge...
  • Acquittal of Oscar Pistorius on murder charges stuns many S. Africans

    Acquittal of Oscar Pistorius on murder charges stuns many S. Africans
    Evasive, negligent, unreasonable, hasty and at times a dishonest witness. Oscar Pistorius is all those things, but he is not a murderer, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled Thursday. Pistorius crumpled, sobbing, his shoulders shaking uncontrollably after...
  • Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options

    Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options
    Thokozile Masipa, the South African judge who has quietly absorbed the evidence in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, will deliver her verdict Thursday, in a judgment that could see the Olympic athlete walk free and return to his career, or consigned to...
  • Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide, receives bail extension

    Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide, receives bail extension
    Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-old double amputee,...
  • Warrant: Grandson accused of murder had cash woes

    Warrant: Grandson accused of murder had cash woes
    The former Illinoisan accused of murdering his grandmother was extradited from Texas this week, and newly released court documents say he and the elderly woman had argued after he used a credit card she had given him to take out a large cash advance....
  • Orange County settles with victims in home confinement scandal

    Orange County settles with victims in home confinement scandal
    Orange County has settled a civil case with the families of three victims shot in a home invasion two years ago by an assailant accused of trying to silence two of them in a previous case. Bessman Okafor was already awaiting trial for previously...
  • Father booked into S.C. jail for murder charges; 5 children identified

    A South Carolina father is suspected of killing his five small children about one week before they were reported missing. Timothy Ray Jones, 32, was arrested Saturday in Mississippi and has been booked into a jail in Lexington County, S.C., on suspicion...