Redding, California mother of two, Sherri Papini, disappeared on November 2, 2016, reportedly while out jogging about a mile from her home. Showing up three weeks later, emaciated, bruised, and with a brand on her shoulder, Papini claimed she’d been abducted and tortured by two masked, Spanish-speaking women who threatened her with human trafficking. After years of looking into the alleged kidnapping, authorities say they determined that Sherri Papini faked the abduction and manufactured her injuries with the help of an unwitting ex-boyfriend. “He was definitely duped,” says retired Shasta County Sheriff’s Department Captain John “Pat” Kropholler, the lead investigator. Kropholler says the former boyfriend was not charged. Papini is currently serving an 18-month sentence in federal prison after she pleaded guilty in April 2022 to mail fraud and making false statements. What did she tell investigators that they say gave them a gut feeling that she was lying? This episode of Dr. Phil, “Supermom Missing: Inside the Sherri Papini Investigation,” airs Tuesday. And later, what have her parents and other family members said about Papini’s past behavior? Plus, find out why criminal defense attorney Mark Eiglarsh says he doesn’t think Papini got the sentence she deserved. Check your local listing for airtimes. Hear more about the investigation into Sherri Papini on Dr. Phil's five-part true crime podcast, “Supermom Missing: Mystery and Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil,” available on all podcast platforms. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Outrageous news story in your town?
- Patriot Ledger
Two children are dead and a baby was flown to a hospital with traumatic injuries after they were discovered inside a Duxbury home Tuesday night.
- Business Insider
A defense attorney for one of the Memphis cops charged with fatally beating Tyre Nichols said 'no one' 'intended' for him to die. Nichols' family isn't buying that argument.
Antonio Romanucci, a lawyer for Tyre Nichols' family, said the officers' actions were "designed to harm" and called the murder charge "appropriate."
- Business Insider
A video of Tyre Nichols being killed by police is due to be released Friday. Even the police chief says what it shows is 'heinous' and 'inhumane.'
Tyre Nichols died after he was beaten by police at a traffic stop. Chief Cerelyn Davis said the footage shows a "disregard of basic human rights."
- WSB Cox articles
Video of the attack shows the student getting in her teacher's face before putting her hands on her.
- The Telegraph
Young college students enrolled in a beauty course stripped off in front of Isla Bryson, unaware the transgender rapist had been charged with two sex attacks, it has emerged.
The odor of urine and feces was “very strong,” animal waste was on the floor, and trash was throughout the house, police said.
Two Riverside parents accused of “serious child abuse” were indicted on multiple charges Friday.
- CBS News
The remains were found Jan. 17, one week after the search for the missing toddler began.
Authorities issued an arrest warrant for a Duxbury mother in connection with the deaths of her two young children who were found unconscious in their home on Tuesday night.
- Charlotte Observer
The girl suffered first-degree burns, according to her mom.
As opening statements got underway Wednesday in the trial of Alex Murdaugh, prosecutors stressed the critical role cell phone data—including a video taken by Paul Murdaugh just minutes before his death—will play in laying out their theory of the case. Murdaugh is accused of gunning down his wife Maggie, 52, and youngest son Paul, 22, on the night of June 7, 2021 at the family’s Colleton County hunting compound. Prosecutor Creighton Waters told jurors that at 8:44 p.m. on the evening of the murde
- Erie Times News
Pauline Bauer, who owns a restaurant in Kane, McKean County, initially appeared in U.S. District Court in Erie. She claimed law did not apply to her.
Reports newly released by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Thursday revealed that Aiden Fucci, a teenager charged with the murder of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey, has reportedly engaged in multiple disturbing instances while incarcerated at the Duval County Jail.
Detectives confirm they have shared their concerns with the families of James and Barry Gillespie.
- Fox News
Two suspects are charged with third-degree rape and two others with being principals to third-degree rape for alleged crimes against LSU student Madison Brooks.
- Kansas City Star
“The straps were cut in such a way that they would support the weight of the tree stand but would break as soon as additional weight was applied to them, having a trap door effect.”
- Greenville News
The Alex Murdaugh double murder trial continued Friday, Jan. 27 in Colleton County court. The latest updates and analysis, along with live video.
A Lake County school bus driver and a bus aide are recovering after deputies said an out-of-control, 12-year-old student hit them.
- Fox News
Arizona cold case investigators identify woman found stuffed in canvas sack in desert over 50 years ago
A woman found in a sack in the Arizona desert more than 50 years ago has been identified, authorities said this week.
- BuzzFeed News
At his murder trial on Friday, prosecutors speculated whether Alex Murdaugh had switched outfits after he allegedly fatally shot his wife and son.View Entire Post ›