Tag: Crime

Five Women Say They Were ‘Sexually Assaulted’ by Bill Cosby in New Lawsuit

Actor/stand-up comedian Bill Cosby arrives for sentencing for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on September 24, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images) Five women are using a new law to sue Bill Cosby, accusing the comedian of sexual misconduct that dates back decades. Lili Bernard, Eden Tirl, Jewel […]

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US Drug Fugitive Caught in Mexico After 9 Years on the Run, FBI Says

A fugitive who outran authorities for nine years has been arrested in Mexico and returned to the U.S., the FBI announced. Manuel Gortari-Redondo, 45, was extradited to Arizona after being arrested by Mexican law enforcement, the agency said. He was part of a Tucson-based drug-smuggling organization that sold marijuana to Nebraska’s division of the Bloods street […]

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Person of Interest in Killing and Dismemberments of 4 Oklahoma Men Is Charged With Murders

The sole person of interest in a grisly homicide case has been charged with murdering and dismembering four Oklahoma men, authorities said. Joe Kennedy, 67, now faces four counts of first-degree murder in the killings of Billy Chastain, 30, his brother Mark Chastain, 32, Mike Sparks, 32, and Alex Stevens, 29, who were reported missing by their families on […]

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Man Who Shot Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for ‘Cold-Hearted, Violent Act’

A California judge has sentenced the man who shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker in February 2021 to 21 years behind bars. James Howard Jackson, 20, pleaded no contest to a charge of attempted murder Monday. Other charges Jackson faced were dismissed as part of a plea deal, the BBC reported. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office called […]

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NXIVM-Funding Whiskey Heiress Gets Sex Offender Status Wiped From Record After S&M-Sect Shakedown

The wealthy Seagram’s heiress who provided critical funding for NXIVM and its disgraced leader Keith Raniere recently scored a minor legal victory in court. Clare Bronfman, 42, will no longer be classified as a “sex offender” after the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) agreed to stop applying that public safety factor to the inmate. In a writ of […]

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High-Ranking Prison Officer Aided a Neo-Nazi Gang Attack on Black Prisoners

A former high-ranking correctional officer at an Oklahoma prison just received a multi-year prison sentence for facilitating a white supremacist attack on Black inmates.  Matthew Ware, 53, a former lieutenant at the Kay County Detention Center, was sentenced to 46 months after being found guilty of violating the civil rights of three pretrial detainees, the […]

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A ‘How About Me?’ Comment on a Sheriff’s ‘Most Wanted’ Post Led Police to a Man With Warrants for His Arrest

A Georgia County Sheriff’s Facebook post helped them locate a person with warrants out for their arrest. The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office posted its November ‘most wanted’ list on Nov. 28 and a man commented under the post “How about me?” The sheriff’s office responded to the comment saying, “you are correct you have two warrants, […]

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Forensic Document From the Real ‘Cocaine Bear’ Case Offer Insight Into the True Story That Inspired Film

The upcoming Elizabeth Banks-directed film “Cocaine Bear” may sound like some sort of made-up Hollywood script, cut from the same cloth as “Snakes on a Plane” or “Anaconda,” but the film’s core premise— a bear consuming an obscene amount of the illegal substance — is inspired by a true event. A forensic document obtained by […]

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Polygamist Cult Leader Had 20 Wives, Most Under the Age of 15 and Engaged in Sex Trafficking: Report

Polygamous cult leader Samuel Bateman has been accused of having 20 wives, most of them under the age of 15, according to newly filed federal court documents, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Bateman, 46, and others allegedly tra fficked young girls between Arizona, Utah, Nevada and Nebraska, the documents said, according to the report. The affidavit alleges […]

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‘Torso Killer’ Richard Cottingham Pleads Guilty to Murdering Dance Teacher, Admits to 4 Other Killings

Richard Cottingham, a convicted serial killer known as the “Torso Killer” who is currently serving time in a New Jersey prison, admitted Monday to killing five additional women between 1968 and 1973, according to reports. Cottingham, 76, admitted Monday to raping and fatally strangling Diane Cusick, a 23-year-old dance teacher outside a Long Island, New […]

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Off-Duty Florida Deputy Dies After Being ‘Accidentally’ Shot by Fellow Officer Roommate: Cops

An off-duty Florida deputy died Saturday after cops say he was accidentally shot by his roommate, a fellow off-duty officer, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said. Off-duty Deputy Austin Walsh, 23, was shot dead early Saturday morning by fellow off-duty Deputy Andrew Lawson, according to Newsweek. The two roommates and friends were taking a break […]

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Murder Trial Begins For Aaron Dean, Ex-Cop Who Killed Atatiana Jefferson

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Lee Merritt/GofFundMe and Facebook / Lee Merritt/GofFundMe and Facebook The murder trial for a former Texas police officer who shot and killed a Black woman in her home is set to begin on Monday. In October 2019, criminal charges came nearly three full days after then-Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean shot through Atatiana […]

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Teen Accused of Triple Killing Arrested Again for Allegedly Dealing Pot While on Pre-Trial Release, Police Say

An Indiana teenager charged with killing three people was back in court this week after being arrested while on pre-trial release. He was allegedly caught on social media dealing pot and holding a handgun, police said. Caden Smith, now 18, appeared before Marion County Superior Judge Jennifer Prinz Harrison on Wednesday, as his attorney unsuccessfully […]

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‘Cocaine Bear’ Is Inspired by a True Story That May Be Even Wilder Than the Upcoming Elizabeth Banks Film

The upcoming Elizabeth Banks-directed blockbuster “Cocaine Bear” may sound like some sort of made-up Hollywood script, cut from the same cloth as “Snakes on a Plane” or “Anaconda,” but the film’s core premise—a bear consuming an obscene amount of the illegal substance—is inspired by a true event. The true story might even prove stranger than the fiction it […]

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University of Idaho Murders: Police Walk Back Claims That Victims Were Specifically Targeted

Authorities overseeing the investigation into the murders of the four University of Idaho students have walked back the claim that the victims were targeted. “Detectives do not currently know if the residence or any occupants were specifically targeted but continue to investigate,” Moscow police say. Their new statement directly contradicts their previously held position that […]

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