Author Archive: The Trial Diaries

This Woman Urged Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself So She Could Be “The Grieving Girlfriend”: Prosecutors

Michelle Carter wanted attention so much that she used her 18-year-old boyfriend as “a pawn in her sick game of life and death,” prosecutors said of the 20-year-old Massachusetts woman who is accused of urging boyfriend Conrad Roy — through…
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Mother of Bella Bond Testifies About Drug Use, Text Messages

The mother of Bella Bond testified Monday that she and her daughter’s accused killer were using heroin “heavily” in the days after Bella’s death. Michael McCarthy, 37, is accused of killing the 2-year-old in 2015 in the Dorchester apartment he…
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Former UFC fighter War Machine sentenced to 36 years to life in prison for assault on ex-girlfriend

Former UFC competitor Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver on Monday was sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole in 36 years after being convicted on 29 separate charges in connection with an assault committed against his ex-girlfriend Christy Mackinday…
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‘What The (Expletive) Did You Do?’: Mother Testifies Against Bella Bond’s Accused Killer

BOSTON (CBS) – The prosecution’s star witness took the stand Friday in the trial of Michael McCarthy, the man accused of killing 2-year-old Bella Bond. Bella’s mother, Rachelle Bond, began testify against McCarthy, her ex-boyfriend, claiming he killed her daughter…
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Friend: Bella Bond’s Accused Killer Spoke of ‘Evil Spirits,’ ‘Removing Demons’

A friend of the man on trial for beating a 2-year-old girl to death testified Wednesday that the accused killer had an interest in the occult and spoke of ridding people of “demons” and “evil spirits.” The second day in…
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Todd Kohlhepp to serve life in prison after pleading guilty to 7 counts of murder, kidnapping, other crimes

WOODRUFF, SC (FOX Carolina) – Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp pleaded guilty to seven counts of murder, the kidnapping of Kayla Brown, and all other charges he was facing in just after 10 a.m. Friday morning during a hearing in Spartanburg County….
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Man who wanted to show his penis to jury to help him beat a murder rap found not guilty

The Margate man who was accused of killing his girlfriend and then asked to show the jury his penis as part of his defense was found not guilty Monday after a weeklong trial, according to news reports. Richard Patterson’s attorney,…
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