Crime & Punishment

An unscripted look at actual cases brought to trial by the San Diego District Attorney's office. Although it is edited to have the look and feel of a prime-time drama series, it gives viewers a real behind-the-scenes view into the criminal justice system.
  • Texas shootout lasted 25 minutes
    CNN

    Texas shootout lasted 25 minutes

    Officers arrived at the school's art lab section about four minutes into the shooting and engaged the shooter right away, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset told CNN. But it's unclear whether all the victims were shot by the suspect, or whether some were shot by deputies during the crossfire. Trochesset said authorities are waiting for the medical examiner's autopsies to make that determination. A "decent amount of cameras in the school" will help investigators piece together a timeline, Trochesset said. The suspect told an investigator he acted alone and spared people he liked because he wanted his story told, according to a probable cause affidavit. The victims include a girl who rejected

  • Lynchburg police search for 2 after shooting, theft
    WSLS

    Lynchburg police search for 2 after shooting, theft

    LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg police are looking for two people thought to be connected to a shooting and robbery.  Around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the 100 block of Timber Court for a report of a malicious wounding.  When they arrived, they found a man who had a single gunshot wound to his upper torso. Emergency crews took him to Lynchburg General Hospital, where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He is in stable condition, according to police.  Police say the shooting was the result of a domestic incident involving a family member. After the shooting, police say the victim's electronics were stolen.  The suspects drove off in an unknown vehicle after the shooting,

  • Suspect shot dead in Dublin as police search for missing woman
    Mail Online

    Suspect shot dead in Dublin as police search for missing woman

    A married father-of-two believed to have abducted a Filipino student at the weekend has been shot dead by gardai in Dublin. The suspect, named locally as 40-year-old Mark Hennessy, was shot in the head and arm around 8pm Sunday after being tracked to an industrial estate in Dublin's south. But gardai found no trace of Jastine Valdez, 24, who was last seen being forced into a black Nissan Qashqai around 6.30pm on Saturday near Enniskerry. Police have shot and killed a man, named locally as 40-year-old Mark Hennessy (left), in south Dublin while searching for missing Filipino student Jastine Valdez, 24 (right) Hennessy was driving the same vehicle when he was stopped by armed gardai on Sunday,

  • Massachusetts man caught breaking into home, and making sure the dog doesn't get out
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    Massachusetts man caught breaking into home, and making sure the dog doesn't get out

    A suspect who allegedly broke into a home in Massachusetts earlier this month was kind enough to make sure the family dog didn't get loose, after he realized a security camera was watching his every move. The unidentified man was recorded entering the home in East Milton on May 7, just before 1:30 p.m., the Milton Police Department wrote on Facebook Sunday. He knocked on the house's rear sliding-glass doors in the kitchen a few times before the dog barked and tried to greet the new visitor. The man — wearing tan cargo pants, a brown striped shirt and hat with gloves in his back pocket — apparently shouted "hello" into the house a few times while the dog bounded in and out of the kitchen. The

  • Ex-cop father, 62, 'intentionally' rams his car into crowded restaurant killing daughter
    Mail Online

    Ex-cop father, 62, 'intentionally' rams his car into crowded restaurant killing daughter

    A father has been arrested after police say he intentionally rammed his car into a restaurant where his family was eating brunch - killing his own  daughter and daughter-in-law. Driver Roger Glenn Self, 63, was charged with first-degree murder on Sunday amid the carnage at the Surf and Turf Lounge in Bessemer City, North Carolina, on the outskirts of Charlotte.  Killed was the driver's daughter, 26-year-old Corporal Katelyn Self of the Gaston County Sheriff's Office. The other fatality was identified as the driver's daughter-in-law Amanda Self, a nurse who was married to a Gaston County police officer. The family pastor said that Roger Self has been dealing with mental illness, including anxiety,

  • Robbery suspect dead after altercation with witnesses
    The Columbus Dispatch

    Robbery suspect dead after altercation with witnesses

    A suspected robber died early Sunday, after he was chased down by several "good Samaritans" who Columbus police say intervened in the situation outside an East Side gas station. The man, whose identity had not yet been released late Sunday because family members were still being notified, died just before 11 a.m. Sunday, about an hour after he was rushed to Ohio State University Hospital East in critical condition. Homicide detectives also wouldn't release the names of the several males who they say chased the suspected robber and got into a physical confrontation with him that resulted in fatal injuries. They wouldn't give further details. Detectives were trying to determine whether criminal

  • Don't neglect to pay the middleman: How Shell and Eni ended up on trial
    Reuters

    Don't neglect to pay the middleman: How Shell and Eni ended up on trial

    Seven years ago, two middlemen launched civil lawsuits to seek payment for helping arrange a $1.3 billion oil deal in Nigeria. Now, nine current and former executives or contractors from Italy's Eni and British-Dutch giant Royal Dutch Shell , including ENI Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi, have been accused by Italian prosecutors of paying bribes to secure the license to explore a large offshore oilfield in 2011. All deny wrongdoing, as do Shell and Eni.

  • Mario Batali Under Criminal Investigation For Sexual Misconduct: NYPD
    HuffPost

    Mario Batali Under Criminal Investigation For Sexual Misconduct: NYPD

    Mario Batali, the world-famous chef and restaurateur who has been accused by

  • Woman charged after 'cutting the throats' of two police officers
    Mail Online

    Woman charged after 'cutting the throats' of two police officers

    A man and a woman have been charged after two police officers were allegedly attacked during a random breath test.  A 33-year-old man and 30-year-old woman, both from Wagin, south-east of Perth, became aggressive on Saturday during the traffic stop, police allege. A male Sergeant and a female Senior Constable stopped the vehicle about 11pm at the intersection of Wendell Street and Johnston Street. The female Senior Constable was allegedly attacked 'to the head and throat' as the officers were speaking to the man, the West Australian reported.   The woman allegedly 'continued the assault by further kicking and striking the officer,' a police spokeswoman said.  'The male Sergeant intervened and

  • Teen, 14, pretends to be a police officer to steal a legally blind man's wallet in the subway
    Mail Online

    Teen, 14, pretends to be a police officer to steal a legally blind man's wallet in the subway

    A wily 14-year-old boy who posed as a New York City police officer while snatching a legally blind man's wallet in a Manhattan subway station on pretense of helping him was arrested on Sunday. His mother turned the baby-faced youth in to police nearly a week after authorities said he fled the subway station at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, near Macy's, leaving his victim behind. On May 14, police said he approached the 64-year-old man, identifying himself as an officer and offering to lead him through the station and past a turnstile to his train. A 14-year-old teen was arrested Sunday after pretending to be a police officer so he could rob a legally blind man in the New York City subway Surveillance

  • Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family
    Associated Press

    Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

    BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina businessman suffering from severe mental illness left a meal with his family, got into his sport utility vehicle and then drove at high speed into the restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law and critically injuring other relatives, his pastor said Monday.

  • DNA leads to arrest in Washington cold-case murder of young couple
    Fox News

    DNA leads to arrest in Washington cold-case murder of young couple

    A 55-year-old man has been arrested in a 31-year-old cold case involving a young couple murdered in Washington state. Detectives from the Snohomish County and Skagit County Sheriff's Offices arrested William Talbott for the November 1987 murders of 20-year-old Jay Cook and 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg, the Skagit County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. He was ordered held on $2 million bond after a court appearance Friday, Q13 Fox reported. “We never gave up hope that we would find Jay and Tanya's killer,” Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said Friday. “Yesterday's arrest shows how powerful it can be to combine new DNA technology with the relentless determination of detectives.” Investigators