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  • UK judge: Suspect in Litvinenko death can testify at inquiry

    One of the main suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko can testify by video link at an inquiry into the death, the judge in charge said Monday. Judge Robert Owen said he was willing to grant Dmitry Kovtun "core participant"...
  • Murder charge filed in 1990 death of Berit Beck

    A murder charge has been filed against a Wisconsin man in the slaying of a woman nearly 25 years ago, a case that a local sheriff says has "haunted" some detectives for their entire careers. Dennis J. Brantner, 61, of Kenosha, was charged with first-...
  • Fiancee says she discarded box at Aaron Hernandez's request

    The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial Monday that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying but never looked inside before she dumped it in a random trash bin....
  • L.A. Unified teacher convicted of stabbing his wife to death

    L.A. Unified teacher convicted of stabbing his wife to death
    A Los Angeles Unified School District teacher was convicted Monday of stabbing his wife and leaving her to die on the pavement outside a West Hills home, authorities said. After deliberating for about 2-1/2 hours, a jury found Michael Kane, 48, guilty...
  • Jury selected in Bryan Santana murder trial

    Jury selected in Bryan Santana murder trial
    Shelby Fazio moved to Orlando to pursue dreams of becoming a conservation biologist. But the 23-year-old's ambitions were cut short in October when, investigators say, her roommate of three months stabbed her to death, strangled her with a belt and...
  • Kids in freezer hand no chance at life

    Two children are murdered. They are hidden in a freezer. If that sounds like a movie, sadly it is not. The killer, according to a court document -- and her own words to police -- is the children's mother, a 35-year-old Detroiter named Mitchelle Blair, who...
  • Suspect in prom day stabbing to use insanity defense

    A 17-year-old Connecticut boy charged with stabbing a classmate to death in school on their prom day intends to use an insanity defense, his lawyer said Monday. Christopher Plaskon is charged with murder for allegedly killing 16-year-old Maren Sanchez in...
  • Watching as police move in on suspected Southern California child killer in Idaho

    Amy Dexter and the other parents in the Idaho resort town grew nervous about the man inside the parked car on their street.  For three days he just sat there, watching. On Friday morning, Dexter, 48, placed a call to Sandpoint police. “I...
  • 1st-degree murder conviction in girlfriend's stabbing death

    A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the in the stabbing death of his girlfriend two years ago. Jurors in Elk County also convicted 24-year-old Nicholas Martin of Johnsonburg on Monday of abuse of a corpse in the...
  • Simsbury Mystery Tied To Robert Durst In Vermont

    Simsbury Mystery Tied To Robert Durst In Vermont
    SIMSBURY — Former state legislator Rob Heagney was stunned as he drove to work this past week and heard the name of a classmate he had not seen in more than 43 years. As a member of the Simsbury High School Class of 1971, Heagney knew the story...
  • Child molester's arrest in 1981 slaying of couple's son brings relief, sadness

    Bob and Connie Vargo spent three decades waiting for police to find the person who killed their 6-year-old son Jeffrey. The boy left his Anaheim Hills home on his bicycle July 2, 1981, and was not seen alive again. His strangled and partially clad...