An examination of this brutal form of mob justice, in which angry citizens assume the role of judge, jury and executioner.
When the trial opened on January 2, 2013, prosecutors portrayed Travis Alexander as a "good man." They asserted Jodi Arias seduced him, stalked him when he broke off the relationship, and finally murdered him in a jealous fit when she discovered he was dating other women. Prosecutor Juan Martinez stated, "This is not a case of whodunit. The whodunit sits in court today."
After hearing from more than 30 witnesses over several weeks, Judge Lori-Renee Weitzman has ruled that Luka Magnotta will stand trial for the grisly murder and dismemberment of college student Jun Lin.
This documentary goes inside the 1992 trial of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who killed 17 men and boys. Dahmer’s usual modus operandi was to pick up victims at gay bars and take them home, where he would drug, rape, kill and dismember them. Dahmer was beaten to death in prison two years after being sentenced to 15 life terms.
James Holmes killed 12 people and injured another 58 during his shooting rampage at a screening of “The Dark Knight.” Now Holmes faces death himself at the hands of the state.
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.
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.