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Members of the FBI evidence response team carry out the front screen door from a house where 3 missing women; Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight where found alive in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Ariel Castro’s house to be demolished this week

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for about a decade will be torn down this week. The electricity was turned off at Ariel Castro’s home on Seymour Avenue on […]

08/06/2013

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight (l-r) in their YouTube video thanking the public for their support.

Fund for Cleveland women held captive tops $1.3M

CLEVELAND (AP) — A fund to help three Cleveland women who were held captive in a house for over a decade has now raised more than $1.3 million. Organizers of the Cleveland Courage Fund said […]

08/02/2013

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, is escorted to a security vehicle outside of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Manning acquitted of most serious charge, but still faces up to 136 years in prison

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning has been acquitted of the most serious charge against him — aiding the enemy — a charge that carried a potential life sentence. […]

07/30/2013

In this Saturday, July 27, 2013, photo provided by Brian Harrell, Amanda Berry, one of three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade, makes a surprise appearance at the RoverFest concert in Cleveland. Berry appeared at a public event for the first time since her rescue, a day after her abductor pleaded guilty in the case. The rapper Nelly called Berry back to the stage after his music set. (AP Photo/Courtesy Brian Harrell)

Ariel Castro’s son say life sentence ‘appropriate’

CLEVELAND (AP) — The son of the Cleveland man who admitted kidnapping, raping and enslaving three women for about a decade said Monday his father belongs in prison for the rest of his life. In […]

07/29/2013

In this May 21, 2013 file photo, Jodi Arias points to her family as a reason for the jury to give her a life in prison sentence instead of the death penalty, during the penalty phase of her murder trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool, File)

Judge ponders September trial date for Arias

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Jodi Arias’ murder case says she expects to set a new trial date for late September. During a hearing Tuesday in Phoenix, Judge Sherry Stephens gave attorneys additional time […]

07/16/2013

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San Diego man gets 50 years to life for killing wife

SAN DIEGO (AP) – An 85-year-old man has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for fatally shooting his estranged wife in San Diego’s bustling Gaslamp Quarter. Joseph Gotell was sentenced Friday after […]

07/05/2013

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Woman gets life for severing husband’s penis

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California woman who cut off her husband’s penis and threw it in a garage disposal has been sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole. The Orange County […]

06/28/2013

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Ohio man gets 36 years to life in dying blink case

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man convicted in a murder trial that hinged on a paralyzed victim blinking his eyes to identify his shooter was sentenced Thursday to 36 years to life in prison. A […]

06/20/2013

Jodi Arias during sentencing phase in murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, Maricopa County Superior court, Phoenix. (AP Photo)

Arias tells jury what she’ll do if allowed to live

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias asked jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, arguing she “lacked perspective” when she told a local reporter in an interview after she was convicted of murder that she […]

05/21/2013

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Arias case likely far from over even after verdict

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder, but the case is far from over. Arias, 32, was convicted of first-degree murder in the June 4, 2008, death of Travis Alexander, […]

05/08/2013

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A look at the charges in Jodi Arias’ murder trial

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury of eight men and four women has found Jodi Arias guilty of first degree-murder. Jurors had several options as they considered four months of testimony and evidence in the case: […]

05/08/2013

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Calif. man who dealt with death faces prison life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Wayne Sconce’s past life as a mortician has come back to haunt him decades after he gained notoriety for stealing body parts from corpses and plotting to kill a funeral […]

05/06/2013

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