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Ex-Con Charged with N.Y. Cop's Killing

October 25, 2012
An ex-convict suspected of gunning down a New York policeman and a carjacking victim was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree murder as he appeared in a courtroom packed with officers.

Former Ala. Trooper Who Murdered Trooper Girlfriend Leaves Prison

October 10, 2012
A onetime Alabama trooper who fatally shot his trooper girlfriend as she sat in her patrol car left prison Sunday after serving a 25-year prison sentence for the crime.

3rd Ex-Fullerton Cop Charged In Beating Death

September 28, 2012
A third Fullerton (Calif.) Police officer now faces felony charges in the beating death of a homeless, mentally ill man at a bus depot last year. An Orange County grand jury indicted Joseph Wolfe, 37, on charges of involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force.

13-Year-Old Fla. Boy Charged with Murder

September 18, 2012
A 13-year-old Florida boy faces murder charges as an adult in a case that could provide another test of sentencing rules for juveniles. Cristian Fernandez has been accused of murdering his 2-year-old half-brother and sexually abusing his 5-year-old half-brother.

Drew Peterson Conviction Hinged On New Hearsay Law

September 7, 2012
Drew Peterson—the crass former Illinois police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger wife vanished in 2007—was convicted Thursday of murdering a previous wife in a potentially precedent-setting case centered on secondhand hearsay statements.

N.J. Police Investigate 'Wet' In Fatal Attacks On Children

September 5, 2012
A Camden, N.J. man was charged with murder for allegedly slashing the throat of a 6-year-old Camden boy. Police say he told investigators he was smoking a combination of marijuana and PCP, known as "Wet," just before the killing.

Convicted in the Media

August 22, 2012

Special Agent Chris Deedy has been charged with second-degree murder in Hawaii following an off-duty shooting in front of a McDonald's in Waikiki. Headlines were quick to characterize Deedy as a killer and a murderer.

7 Charged In Shootings of Deputies

August 17, 2012
Seven people have been charged in the deadly shootings of two Louisiana sheriff's deputies in LaPlace. Five suspects have been booked, and two others remain hospitalized.

Wash. Teen Kills Sureño Gang Members, Claims Self-Defense

August 10, 2012
Lameiro Flores told police he had been assaulted by Martinez (known as "Demon") and Avilez ("Sicko"), and brought his .45-caliber pistol to the river because he had a "gut feeling" they may attack him again.

James Holmes Faces 142 Counts, Death Penalty

July 30, 2012
Prosecutors charged the man allegedly responsible for one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history with 141 felonies in connection with the midnight movie theater shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded.

Colo. Shooting Suspect Appears Dazed In First Court Appearance

July 23, 2012
News coverage has depicted James Holmes as a shy loner who once showed promise as a neuroscience student. District Attorney Carol Chambers declined to say whether she will seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing 12 in a Colorado movie theater.

Man Charged In Va. Cop's 2010 Slaying

July 2, 2012
Virginia Beach Police have charged a serial armed robber with first-degree murder in the death of an off-duty Norfolk officer.

Calif. Officer's Killer Sentenced To Death

June 25, 2012
A judge Monday ordered Earl Ellis Green sentenced to death for fatally shooting Riverside police officer Ryan Bonaminio at point-blank range as the officer pleaded for his life.

Ohio High School Shooter To Be Tried As Adult

May 25, 2012
The Ohio teenager accused of gunning down three classmates in the Chardon High School cafeteria will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled on Thursday. If convicted, T.J. Lane would be eligible for life imprisonment.

Mich. Deputies Stop Courtroom Brawl

May 22, 2012

Oakland County (Mich.) Sheriff's deputies quickly restored order after family members became disorderly at a sentencing hearing. The brawl erupted after convicted killer Melvin Dalton asked, "What about my justice?" Read the full story here.

Suspect In Miss. Highway Shootings Not a Fake Cop

May 18, 2012
James Willie was not posing as a police officer in the shootings as authorities previously suspected. Authorities arrested Willie after a woman alleged he had raped her.

Mongols Member Gets Life for Murdering San Francisco Hells Angels President

May 16, 2012
The Modesto Mongols member who killed the president of the Hells Angels San Francisco chapter in a 2008 fight outside of a bar received life in prison. Christopher Bryan Ablett is a member of the Modesto chapter of the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang known as "Stoney."

Video: Two Calif. Cops Face Murder Trial

May 10, 2012
Two Fullerton (Calif.) Police officers will stand trial for fatal beating of a homeless man in June. The officers were captured on surveillance video fatally beating a shirtless Kelly Thomas near a bus depot.

Fullerton Police Beating

May 10, 2012

The new video, which comes from a bus depot camera, shows the confrontation, as Officers Manuel Ramos, Joseph Wolfe, and Jay Cicinelli knee and strike Kelly Thomas, who cries for help. Read the full story here.

Calif. Officers Face Hearing In Death of Homeless Man

May 7, 2012
The two Fullerton (Calif.) Police officers charged in the fatal beating of a homeless man will face a preliminary hearing today where a judge will determine if there's enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
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