After a week of preliminary hearings during which the court heard investigators describe how 22-year-old Marine wife Brittany Killgore was brutally raped and strangled, a judge in Vista, Ca., has ruled that the man and two woman accused of her murder will stand trial.
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.
The next act in the “Canadian Psycho” drama that has riveted Canada (and much of the western world) opened Tuesday as Luka Magnotta’s preliminary hearing began in a Montreal courtroom. Magnotta, a former porn actor, is accused of last year’s savage murder of Chinese foreign exchange student Jun Lin.
In November, 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty was sentenced to life without parole for his part in three murders and one attempted murder. Now it’s time for an Ohio jury to decide the fate of the man Rafferty’s attorneys argued was the mastermind behind the killings. Jury deliberations began Monday evening.
A hearing begins today for the three defendants accused of murdering Marine wife Brittany Killgore in California last April. The hearing is expected to last five days and will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to try Marine Sgt. Louis Ray Perez and his lovers Jessica Lopez and Dorothy Maraglino for Killgore’s murder.
A Wisconsin woman whose alleged actions against her boyfriend’s dog sparked outrage in her community is due to go to trial in May. Authorities say Sean Janas, 20, intentionally killed her boyfriend’s dog, Mary, in June by poisoning her with Drano, bleach and pills, and then stabbing her.
Jury selection begins today in the trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia womens’ doctor charged with eight murders in the deaths of a woman and seven viable babies.
After Drew Peterson was convicted in September of killing his third ex-wife Kathleen Savio, his legal team argued for a new trial, claiming that Peterson’s previous attorney had botched the case. Today, a judge in Joliet, Ill., denied the new trial. Now, Peterson’s case will move to the sentencing phase.
Defendants crossed and double crossed by former lovers in court.
Geralyn Graham, 66, was accused of killing foster child Rilya Wilson, who disappeared a decade ago and whose body has never been found. During her trial, Geralyn’s ex-lover testified to witnessing the woman abuse the 4-year-old in increasingly brutal and contrived ways. Rilya’s name is an acronym for “Remember, I Love You Always.”