An Illinois judge sparked outrage on Thursday when he threw out the sexual assault conviction of an 18-year-old man, saying that the 148 days he spent in jail was punishment enough.
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Two Canadians died of gunshot wounds after an argument turned violent at a resort near Cancun on Mexico's Caribbean coast, authorities said on Friday. Both guests at the upscale resort on the Riviera Maya of Quintana Roo state had criminal records, said Mexican officials, citing information from the Canadian police. Mexican police are searching for another person thought to have fired the shots who had a "long" criminal record in Canada, said the attorney general's office in Quintana Roo, home to a stretch of white-sand beach resorts and lush jungles.
A Florida teenager is accused of tracking the movements of a man who regularly jogged past his home with the intention of killing him and keeping his corpse in his closet “to play with.” Logan Smith, 18, was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of attempted murder in connection with the failed strangling of the victim near Smith's Cocoa home, according to an arrest report from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, obtained by Orlando outlet WOFL reports. One week before his arrest, Smith
- The State
The witness also told police that David Bennett Galloway III lied to a group of teenage girls about his age on the night of the assault.
- Kansas City Star
The children were forced to leave their home after a fight with their mother, police say.
- Miami Herald
A Miami couple was arrested Friday after an investigation found they stole $2.5 million from a Florida Keys fish house they managed and from several commercial fishermen, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.
- Kansas City Star
In February 2019, Crystal Smith was working as a teacher at the Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School when she was caught on surveillance cameras kicking a 5-year-old girl.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Justice Department said he had pictures of a prepubescent girl and a man, believed to be himself, on his laptop.
Police in Vancouver, Canada, are seeking the public’s help to identify a man involved in an “unprovoked and random” attack on a young Asian woman on New Year’s Eve. Surveillance footage released by the Vancouver Police Department shows the 22-year-old woman strolling outside of Hotel Georgia on West Georgia Street when the man walking in the opposite direction grabs her at around 3:30 p.m. Tania Visintin told the Vancouver Sun.
Hanifa Abubakar was allegedly kidnapped for ransom and then killed by the owner of her school.
- NBC News
A New York couple has been arrested and charged after launching a hateful rant caught on video against a family on a Long Island Rail Road train.
- Miami Herald
A sergeant from the Sunrise Police Department who was seen on body-cam footage released last week grabbing a fellow officer’s throat was suspended with pay Wednesday afternoon and is now the subject of a criminal investigation, officials said.
Lori Vallow’s brother said “death isn’t good enough” for his jailed sister. Vallow’s older brother Adam Cox made the comments during a new interview with ABC News’ “20/20” exploring Vallow’s past, her attitude today while behind bars and the divide the disturbing accusations against her have caused within her family. Vallow and her fifth husband Chad Daybell, a religious author who often wrote about the end of days, are facing murder charges in the death of two of her children, 7-year-old Joshua
- Idaho Statesman
The woman was reported missing on New Year’s Eve; she was last seen 10 days earlier, police said.
A Black woman involved in a botched Chicago police raid got a $2.9 million settlement. She said she would have rather seen the cops get fired.
The city of Chicago agreed to a $2.9 million settlement with Anjanette Young after police targeting the wrong house handcuffed her naked in 2019.
- Atlanta Black Star
Travis McMichael’s Attorneys Say the State Never Proved Beyond a Reasonable Doubt He Was ‘Guilty’ of Killing Ahmaud Arbery, Request a New Trial
Convicted murderer Travis McMichael says that he wants a new trial around his involvement in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. The request for the new […]
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The Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division needs the public’s help to identify the suspects involved in a robbery by force that occurred around 2:15 p.m. on September 18, 2021, in the 1800 block of Broadway. Police say the woman had visited a bank in the 1100 block of Southmore before the robbery. (Video: Houston Police Department Robbery Division)
- The Providence Journal
Joseph Lancia will be formally sentenced next month for a 2019 shooting outside the Hells Angels clubhouse on Wendell Street.
- Bradenton Herald
Investigators said 203 copies of $50 with the same serial number put into circulation in the Middle District of Florida.
- Pensacola News Journal
ECSO arrests a teenager for allegedly assaulting his teacher at Bellview Middle School and that the teacher had to strike the teen in self-defense.