Tag Archive: Crime

N.Y. Parents Accused of Murdering Teen Son with Disabilities — Then Burning Their House Down to Cover It Up

An upstate New York couple has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly murdering their teenage son, who had  developmental disabilities, and then setting fire to their home to cover up the crime. Ernest F. Franklin II, 35, and…
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Steven Capobianco sentenced to life in prison with parole

Steven Capobianco, the man convicted of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend on Maui, has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. “Your actions were senseless, cold, calculated and self-centered, and for that you must serve an extremely severe…
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Javier Righetti sentenced to death for rape and murder of 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba

On deciding Javier Righetti’s punishment for the rape and murder of 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba, a prosecutor on Tuesday urged jurors to look no further than the defendant’s own words. “I should just die,” Chief Deputy District Attorney Giancarlo Pesci said,…
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Psychiatrist: Antidepressants altered Michelle Carter’s brain in texting suicide case

TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — A psychiatrist hired by Michelle Carter’s defense team testified Tuesday that the 20-year-old Plainville woman was “intoxicated” by antidepressants when she encouraged her friend to kill himself in 2014. A judge is trying to determine if…
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Tennessee Teacher Accused of Abducting Missing 15-Year-Old Girl Researched ‘Teen Marriage’: Authorities

The father of a missing 15-year-old girl — who authorities say disappeared with her 50-year-old former teacher more than a week ago — was overcome with emotion to learn that her alleged abductor had been recently looking up teenage marriage…
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Key witness in Aaron Hernandez trial talks about alleged encounter that led to shooting

Jurors in the Aaron Hernandez trial heard for the first time this morning about the spilled drink prosecutors say drove the former NFL player with millions on the line to murder two strangers. Alexander Bradley, the 34-year-old father of three…
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