Friday, March 17, 2017

Man exonerated for LA murder walks free after 32 years

LOS ANGELES — Andrew Leander Wilson, a broad smile on his face and no bitterness in his heart, clasped hands with his family on his first day of freedom Thursday after spending 32 years in prison for a murder he denied committing.
Wilson, 62, was released from the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail downtown into a sea of cameras and cheers and applause from university law students who worked to free him.
"This is unbelievable. This is unbelievable," Wilson said.  More

EMT dragged, killed by own ambulance

NEW YORK - An emergency medical technician was killed and another was injured after they were run over with their own ambulance in New York.
Authorities said Yadira Arroyo and her EMT partner were responding to a call around 7 p.m. in the Bronx when a passing motorist told them someone was on their back bumper.
They pulled over to investigate and a man jumped into the ambulance. The two EMTs tried to pull him out but the man reversed the ambulance and dragged Arroyo under the vehicle, killing her.
Video posted on Twitter by a bystander shows the ambulance speeding across an intersection with the EMT's body pinned under it.  More

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Teen who starved to death found in diaper on linoleum floor

DES MOINES — Natalie Finn, the West Des Moines teenager who starved to death in October, was wearing an adult diaper and lying on the linoleum floor of her bare bedroom when police and medics discovered her.  More

School Custodian Is Accused Of Videotaping Girls In Locker Room

Parents are outraged after learning a school custodian in the southwest suburbs is accused of recording video of middle school girls in a locker room.  More

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mom Pushed Teen to Suicide, Watched It Unfold

A woman allegedly encouraged her daughter to commit suicide with comments posted on a live stream before the 14-year-old hanged herself in a bathroom, according to a horrifying report from the Florida Department of Children and Families.  More

Mother Deliberately Left Toddler Behind at Store

Based on surveillance video, police say the woman entered a Food-4-Less with her 2-year-old girl in tow.  More

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Huge Group of Dine-and-Dashers Leaves Behind $13K in Unpaid Checks

Authorities and restaurateurs in northwest Spain are on the lookout after a huge group of hungry people is suspected of skating out on massive bills around the region.  More

Man With Sweet Tooth Robs Store 3 Times in 4 Days

Prosecutors say 38-year-old Idris Allen has admitted to robbing the same 7-Eleven store in Newark, NJ, on three occasions over four days in December.  More

Man gets prison time for slapping woman who brought wrong food

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty of assaulting a family member with a prior conviction.  More

Monday, March 13, 2017

Couple accused in murder-for-hire plot against exes appears in court

HOUSTON - A Houston veterinarian and her live-in boyfriend, who are charged with soliciting capital murder, made their second appearance before a judge on Monday.  More

Man claims shooting grandmother twice was accidental

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A man charged with murder in the death of his 66-year-old grandmother was expected in probable cause court Monday morning, but did not appear due to suicide watch, prosecutors said.  More