Durham Police officer charged with murder if another man was originally charged

DURHAM, NC (WTVD) — An unofficial at the Durham Police Department is facing murder charges in a case in which another man was falsely accused. The shooting took place on November 22 at approximately 11:45 p.m. in the 300 block of Gary Street. The victim was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. … Read more

Verdicts in 2 cases overturned due to incorrect jury instructions | Dishes

Colorado’s second highest court earlier this month overturned the convictions of two Arapahoe County criminal defendants, citing the trial judges’ failure to properly brief the jury on the self-defense law. The circumstances of each case differed slightly. In one instance, the trial judge apparently forgot to read the proper self-defense briefing he had previously promised. … Read more

California man ‘fished’ teens before murdering family, police say

A teenage girl in California was “fished” by a man who then murdered her mother and grandparents on Friday, police said. The Riverside Police Department was first brought to the attention of the crimes when it received reports of a “young woman who seemed distraught” as she got into a car with a man. When … Read more

California man ‘fished’ teens before murdering family, police say

A teenage girl in California was “fished” by a man who then murdered her mother and grandparents on Friday, police said. The Riverside Police Department was first brought to the attention of the crimes when it received reports of a “young woman who seemed distraught” as she got into a car with a man. When … Read more

The disturbing truth about the Texas Killing Fields murders has been revealed in a Netflix documentary

The flood of modern works about true crimes is actually a depressing reflection of a world of cruelty and injustice. Unsurprisingly, then Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields is a portrait of both a series of bewildering murders and the untold misery they caused for the victims’ families and loved ones, who never gave up … Read more

The arrest of the Colorado Springs shooter before 2021 sheds a spotlight on the politics of red flag laws

CNN — The previous arrest of the 22-year-old suspected gunman, who allegedly opened fire at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub last weekend, has put a spotlight on a state law that can be used to temporarily bar access to guns for those who are considered a danger to themselves or others . Colorado’s controversial red … Read more

Luke Christopher Pena murdered Gilbert Zepeda: authorities

Luke Christopher Pena. (Image via Prison Mugshot.) A Texas prison inmate is now facing murder charges for allegedly assaulting his cellmate while the victim slept. The victim languished in the hospital for nearly three weeks until succumbing to his injuries on Wednesday, according to San Antonio-based CBS affiliate KENS. According to a Bexar County court … Read more

Walmart shooter scolded co-workers in ‘death note’ before shooting at Virginia store

November 25 (Reuters) – A Walmart supervisor who killed six employees at a Virginia store on Tuesday bought a handgun on the day of the shooting and left a rambling note on his phone scolding other employees who he thought he had mocked and betrayed him. Information about the firearm purchase and the note was … Read more

The nation’s hopes for a Thanksgiving reprieve are dashed by another tragic spate of gun violence

CNN — As the nation’s psyche was rocked by another mass shooting in Chesapeake, Virginia, the terrifying moments of Walmart employee Jessie Wilczewski – who survived an attack Tuesday night that killed at least six people – reflected the position of hopelessness where America once again finds itself when it comes to gun violence. “He … Read more

Salvador Velasquez Jr. killed mother, grandmother of twin sons

Salvador Velasquez Jr. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Office) A 39-year-old man in California was arrested this week for allegedly killing the mother and grandmother of his 7-year-old twin sons. Salvador Velasquez Jr. was taken into custody on Saturday and charged with four counts of murder in the deaths Esmeralda Casillas36, and her mother, Ofelia Casillas68, authorities … Read more