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James Holmes To Face Trial, Plea Delayed

January 11, 2013
The suspect accused of killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater will face a trial and enter a plea in March, a judge ruled Friday.

Iraq Vet To Stand Trial In Officer's Murder

January 3, 2013
The Iraq war veteran accused of ambushing and murdering his officer wife on duty waived his preliminary hearing and faces a trial for first-degree murder on Jan. 24.

Husband Arrested In Slaying of Wis. Officer

December 27, 2012
The husband of slain Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer L. Sebena has been arrested and is expected to be charged with her shooting death early Christmas Eve, authorities announced Thursday.

NYC Celebrates Crime-Free Day

December 3, 2012
The city's crime-free Nov. 26 marked a steep fall in violent crime from the early 1990s in a city expected to record 400 murders this year.

Casey Anthony Detectives Overlooked Google Search

November 26, 2012
The Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office has acknowledged its computer investigator missed evidence of a Google search for "full-proof" suffocation methods on the day Casey Anthony's 2-year-old daughter disappeared.

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.
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