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Virginia convicted murderer now charged with 2 cold case slayings after confessions: authorities

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Charles Helem, 52, is currently serving a life sentence at a Virginia state prison in the death of Patricia Bentley, a 37-year-old mother who was found strangled in her home in Chantilly, Virginia, in 2002.  Helem is...

Justin Ross Harris, Georgia man convicted in baby son’s hot-car death, asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling

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Justin Ross Harris, 41, is arguing through attorneys that the judge overseeing his 2016 trial should never have allowed evidence of Harris' extramarital communications and in-person trysts presented at trial because ...

Chicago police officer convicted of killing Laquan McDonald in 2014 to be released from prison

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Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery in McDonald’s killing. In 2019, he was sentenced to 81 months in prison, or almost seven years. Sources told FOX 32 Chicago, however,...

10 Illinois firefighters walk off job after man convicted of arson appointed new chief

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Fire Chief John Rosenkranz was removed from his post and replaced with Assistant Chief Jerame Simmons, at a fire district board meeting in East Carondelet on Monday, FOX 2 reports. The newly-appointed fire chief plea...

3 men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery will be sentenced on January 7

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A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery as he ran through their south Georgia neighborhood on February 23, 2020. Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichae...

Investigators find remains at location mapped out by convicted killer before his execution

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Investigators in Mississippi found remains Sunday at a site they found using a map provided by a man executed last month who said that's where they would find the body of Felicia Cox, who has been missing since July...

Jussie Smollett convicted of staging hate crime, lying to cops

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After a contentious week of witness testimony, counsel arguments and deliberation, the jury found Smollett guilty on the first five counts and he was acquitted on a sixth count, of lying to a detective in mid-Februar...

Convicted murderer Robert Durst’s health is improving, appeal pending

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The health of convicted murderer Robert Durst, 78, subject of the HBO crime documentary "The Jinx," has been upgraded to fair condition, California prison officials say. The report seems to mark an improvement in Du...

Author Alice Sebold’s memoir ‘Lucky’ pulled from shelves following exoneration of man convicted of 1981 rape

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"Following the recent exoneration of Anthony Broadwater, and in consultation with the author, Scribner and Simon & Schuster will cease distribution of all formats of Alice Sebold’s 1999 memoir ‘Lucky’ while Sebol...

Waukesha parade suspect faces multiple life sentences regardless of motive if convicted

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The Milwaukee man is accused of mowing down Waukesha’s Christmas parade. He has a violent past and had made anti-White and anti-Semitic Facebook posts before the social media giant took down his page last week. But e...

Former dean of Temple University convicted of fraud for using fake data to boost its national ranking

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The former dean of Temple University's business school was convicted Monday on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud for a scheme in which he and others used false data to boost the school's position on the US News a...

Kevin Strickland, wrongfully convicted of triple murder, freed after more than four decades in prison

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The convictions against Kevin Strickland, 62, were vacated following a three-day court hearing in which a Jackson County prosecutor said that evidence used to convict him in 1979 was recanted or disproven.  "I'm stil...

Atlanta airport gunfire: Manhunt underway for convicted felon, authorities say

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The firearm went off after a passenger awaiting a bag search reached inside his bag for the weapon, FOX 5 of Atlanta reported. After the shot was fired, the passenger ran off from the security checkpoint and fled fro...

Arizona man who left Nancy Pelosi threatening voicemails convicted by jury

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An Arizona man has been found guilty by a jury of communicating an interstate threat to kill or harm House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Justice Department announced Friday. According to federal prosecutors, Steven Art...

Victim calls ex-teacher, who was convicted for sexually battering her, a ‘monster’

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The victim couldn't contain her rage at Tom Privett, who sat stonefaced behind his mask Wednesday while she described him taking advantage of her at a time when she was dealing with a death in her family and other ha...

Exonerations for 2 men convicted in Malcolm X’s 1965 death

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Muhammad Aziz, now 83, and the late Khalil Islam were convicted in 1966, after a trial in which authorities withheld evidence favorable to the defense, said their attorneys, the Innocence Project and civil rights law...

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