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.
This former cop was convicted this year of killing his first wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004, and is suspected in the 2007 disappearance of his second wife, Stacy. Read about the case from the beginning.
A look at the murder trial of the rich, powerful, eccentric and arrogant millionaire cross-dresser Robert Durst. A fugitive for a time, he was only caught because he tried to steal a sandwich instead of paying for it.
Defendants crossed and double crossed by former lovers in court.
The latest from the Boston courtroom where James ‘Whitey’ Bulger is being tried for an alleged life of crime.
Today’s news from the Boston federal courtroom where alleged mob boss Whitey Bulger is standing trial for 19 murders is that the honcho won’t take the stand. Of course he had an opinion to share, as well.
Jailhouse snitches help prosecutors get convictions even when there’s scant other evidence against the defendant, often offering the snitches drastic reductions in their sentences. In the past five years, roughly 49,000 convicts had their sentences lessened for helping prosecutors. But are the ethical implications of using witnesses who have nothing to lose and everything to gain by lying too great?
A look at some shocking acquittals that took everyone, except maybe the jury, by complete surprise.
In a handwritten statement, Casey Anthony claimed that June 9, 2008, was the last time she saw her daughter alive. Detectives found holes in her statements, claiming that Casey was alive and with her grandmother on June 15. Casey Anthony was famously acquitted of killing Caylee.
On June 5, 1985, the prosecution and defense made their closing arguments to the jury that would acquit Claus von Bulow of attempting to murder his wife Sunny. She had fallen into a permanent vegetative state after being given an overdose of insulin. Von Bulow, a wealthy socialite, was convicted at his first trial but that verdict was later overturned.