In July 2011, Fullerton Police responding to a routine call ended up in a deady altercation with 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic homeless man. Thomas’ beating death was caught on camera, fueling national outrage. The trial of two police officers accused in the death began yesterday. In a Santa Ana courtroom, an eight-woman four man [...]
As the sensational trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito continues, we take look back at the murder of Meredith Kercher, a young English woman studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, who was found raped murdered in her room.
The trial of David Jeffs is underway in London and the case has us fascinated. Jeffs allegedly stole $343,000 from gay socialite Roberto Troyan (pictured), then squandered it on fancy cars, cocaine and strippers. According to prosecutors, Troyan confronted Jeffs but before he could contact authorities, Jeffs beat him death with a briefcase.
The body of a murder victim often provides important information about the killer, not to mention confirmation that a murder has actually occurred. Though authorities face great challenges in bringing a killer to justice without the victim’s body, such cases are not hopeless.
At the 1992 trial of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the family members of some of the 17 men and boys Dahmer murdered spoke about the suffering they’ve gone through following the brutal loss of their loved ones. Dahmer was beaten to death in prison two years after being sentenced to 15 life terms.
A look at some famous defendants who underwent drastic makeovers at the request of their lawyers, just in time for their trials.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to three life terms in prison after being found guilty of murdering three of four newborns he was charged with killing. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of an adult patient. A look in photos at what inspectors found when they entered his Philadelphia abortion mill for the first time in 17 years.
A man stabs his wife to death while sleepwalking; a girl claims she was held captive inside a box for seven years; a mother stones her children to death on God’s command. These are only some examples of the types of cases into which a forensic psychologist may be brought, for anything from assessment to testimony to treatment.
The trial of “Country Boy” killer Cody Legebokoff, was set to begin today in British Columbia, but has been postponed. Legebokoff was charged in 2010 with murdering missing teen Loren Leslie, 15, and legally blind, who may have met him online. He is now also charged with the murders of three sex workers who disappeared during the same time frame.
The murder trial of Jennifer Mee, known as ‘The Hiccup Girl’ for a medical condition that made her famous seven years ago, is underway in Florida.