Cleveland police have made an arrest in the case of missing teen Christina Adkins, who disappeared on her way to her boyfriend’s house in 1995. Adkins’ remains were found earlier this month and identified. Elias Acevedo Sr. has been indicted for her murder.
Seventy five of Cleveland’s finest will be disciplined after investigation into the shooting deaths of two unarmed people showed a massive fail in standard operating police procedure. Nineteen of those face suspension for offenses ranging from engaging in a chase without permission to providing false information on police reports.
A look inside the prison Ariel Castro created for victims Michele Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. These photos were shown at Castro’s August 1, 2013, sentencing hearing. Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years, with no chance for parole, and a $100,000 fine.
Last week Ariel Castro pleaded guilty to 937 charges, in connection with the abduction and imprisonment of Michele Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, in a plea deal to avoid the death penalty. Today Castro was sentenced to life imprisonment, plus 1,000 years, with no chance for parole and a $100,000 fine.
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight took to Youtube to thank everyone who prayed, supported, searched, donated and never gave up hope of finding them.
Lawyers for accused kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro are urging the public to withhold judgment of their client, saying that Castro, who is accused of abducting three teens and keeping them captive as his sex slaves for a decade, has been mischaracterized in the media. So what kind of person would commit such a crime?
On May 6, 2013, three young women were rescued from a home in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the girls, 26-year-old Amanda Berry, went missing more than a decade ago. Her grieving mother won’t get to reunite with her daughter. She died two years after so-called psychic Sylvia Browne told her that Amanda was dead.
In an bid to get their client’s death sentence changed to life in prison, attorneys for Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell wrote in a Supreme Court filing, “If anything, calling this case ‘a media circus’ is an understatement. A circus, after all, will eventually leave town. This one remains.”
A Cleveland woman caught on camera passing a stopped school bus on the sidewalk has been handed an embarrassing punishment. A judge has ordered Shena Hardin, 32, to stand at an intersection wearing a sign that reads “only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus” for two mornings.
Kimberly Black, 29, has been charged with murder and is being held on $1 million bond after allegedly setting off a tragic series of events that left her best friend and daughter dead.