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Mom of two beaten, killed, crushed & set on fire after she calls off engagement. Police charge fiancé 10 months later: C...
06/18/2020
Mom of two beaten, killed, crushed & set on fire after she calls off engagement. Police charge fiancé 10 months later: Court Docs

Mom of two beaten, killed, crushed & set on fire after she calls off engagement. Police charge fiancé 10 months later: Court Docs

A Connecticut man is facing murder charges in connection with the death of his wife, 10 months after they found her remains. The Hartford Courant reports that 39-year-old Jason Darnell Watson has been considered the prime suspect in the disappearance and death of his former fiancée, Perrie Mason. O...

‘Cult Mom’ Lori Vallow’s niece speak out on deaths of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow; says she wishes Tylee was here to ‘clear...
06/18/2020
‘Cult Mom’ Lori Vallow’s niece speak out on deaths of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow; says she wishes Tylee was here to ‘clear up all the confusion’

‘Cult Mom’ Lori Vallow’s niece speak out on deaths of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow; says she wishes Tylee was here to ‘clear up all the confusion’

Lori Vallow’s niece issued a lengthy statement addressing the deaths of Vallow’s children Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow. Last week, investigator in Idaho discovered human remains in the backyard of Vallow’s husband Chad Daybell. Authorities have since confirmed that the remains are that of 17-year-...

‘My client never kicked Mr. Brooks’: Defense lawyer says cop who shot Rayshard Brooks twice in the back is justified in ...
06/18/2020
‘My client never kicked Mr. Brooks’: Defense lawyer says cop who shot Rayshard Brooks twice in the back is justified in shooting

‘My client never kicked Mr. Brooks’: Defense lawyer says cop who shot Rayshard Brooks twice in the back is justified in shooting

A defense attorney for the now-former Atlanta police officer accused of shooting a man twice in the back at a Wendy’s parking lot last week says the shooting was justified. Fox News reports that defense attorney Lance LoRusso said he was shocked when he heard the charges against his client, Atlant...

BREAKING: Scientologist Danny Masterson charged with three counts of rape; could spend life in prison if convicted
06/18/2020
BREAKING: Scientologist Danny Masterson charged with three counts of rape; could spend life in prison if convicted

BREAKING: Scientologist Danny Masterson charged with three counts of rape; could spend life in prison if convicted

Actor and well-known Scientologist Danny Masterson had been charged with raping three women at his Hollywood Hills home. According to KTLA, the Los Angeles County District Attorney charged Masterson with three counts of forcible rape, involving three different victims and separate incidents between....

BREAKING: Officers involved in Rayshard Brooks death face multiple charges after allegedly kicking & standing on him fol...
06/17/2020
BREAKING: Officers involved in Rayshard Brooks death face multiple charges after allegedly kicking & standing on him following deadly shooting [DA]

BREAKING: Officers involved in Rayshard Brooks death face multiple charges after allegedly kicking & standing on him following deadly shooting [DA]

The Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot on As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation began investigating after officer Garrett Rolfe shot and killed 27-year-old Brooks in the back as he was running away from them. Brooks di...

Alleged perv sexually assaults little girl for years, pays someone to kill her & her mother so they won’t testify: Polic...
06/17/2020
Alleged perv sexually assaults little girl for years, pays someone to kill her & her mother so they won’t testify: Police

Alleged perv sexually assaults little girl for years, pays someone to kill her & her mother so they won’t testify: Police

A Wisconsin man charged earlier this month with sexual assault is apparently facing additional charges after he tried to have the victim and her mother killed, police say. Fox 11 reports that Laene Piontek appeared in court Tuesday on charges of first-degree intentional homicide solicitation. Althou...

URGENT: Baby’s father in custody for questioning as police issue Silver Alerts for missing mom and newborn
06/17/2020
URGENT: Baby’s father in custody for questioning as police issue Silver Alerts for missing mom and newborn

URGENT: Baby’s father in custody for questioning as police issue Silver Alerts for missing mom and newborn

A Silver Alert has been issued for an 11-day-old Connecticut baby and her mother who haven’t been seen in days. NBC Connecticut reports that Kiana Quiroz, 18, and her daughter, Heavenly Smith, were last seen Sunday morning at around 8 a.m. in Waterbury. On Tuesday, a Department and Children and Fa...

Serial killer? Three brutal shooting deaths of homeless people in Atlanta are likely linked, police say
06/17/2020
Serial killer? Three brutal shooting deaths of homeless people in Atlanta are likely linked, police say

Serial killer? Three brutal shooting deaths of homeless people in Atlanta are likely linked, police say

During a Monday press conference, Atlanta mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, announced that police believe that three deaths in the city of homeless people are linked. The first killing shooting happened on June 1 close to an overpass by Baker-Highland Connector and Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta. Someone sho...

SEE IT: Twin babies SAVED after dad tries to kill them by driving off of cliff, plunging into ocean [Police]
06/16/2020
SEE IT: Twin babies SAVED after dad tries to kill them by driving off of cliff, plunging into ocean [Police]

SEE IT: Twin babies SAVED after dad tries to kill them by driving off of cliff, plunging into ocean [Police]

A set of 2-year-old twins are injured but safe after a heroic officer jumped in water to save them after their father plunged his car off of the Sunset Cliffs on Saturday. CBS 8 reports that the wife of San Diego police Officer Jonathan Wiese called police at around 4:30 a.m Saturday morning, pleadi...

Massive child porn bust nabs 16 ‘deviants’ — including nurse & 2 Disney employees: Police
06/16/2020
Massive child porn bust nabs 16 ‘deviants’ — including nurse & 2 Disney employees: Police

Massive child porn bust nabs 16 ‘deviants’ — including nurse & 2 Disney employees: Police

How do you protect your children from predators? Join Nancy Grace and a team of world-class experts for the online course ‘Justice Nation: Crime Stops Here’. For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast. Listen to the latest episode: J...

MONSTER PERV: Man accused of sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl repeatedly
06/16/2020
MONSTER PERV: Man accused of sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl repeatedly

MONSTER PERV: Man accused of sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl repeatedly

A Texas man was criminally charged Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl on multiple occasions. According to WKRC, Bexar County police arrested Wilson Dyer, Jr., 64, in connection with a May 15 incident after the victim complained to her mother that she was bleeding from her but...

Two young sisters crushed to death while relaxing on a hammock at their home: Report
06/16/2020
Two young sisters crushed to death while relaxing on a hammock at their home: Report

Two young sisters crushed to death while relaxing on a hammock at their home: Report

Ohio police are investigating after two sisters died last week while relaxing on a hammock at their Cleveland Heights. Fox 8 reports that the incident happened at a residence off of Berkshire Road at around 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Cleveland Heights Police and Fire responded to a call about two girls trapp...

Teacher lures high school boy into classroom for sex. He tells police he thought she would ‘fail him’ for not having fee...
06/16/2020
Teacher lures high school boy into classroom for sex. He tells police he thought she would ‘fail him’ for not having feelings for her: Police

Teacher lures high school boy into classroom for sex. He tells police he thought she would ‘fail him’ for not having feelings for her: Police

A Florida woman is facing charges after a high school football player reported a sexual encounter with her. Pensacola News Journal reports that 37-year-old Meghan Mary Rodriguez was arrested last week and charged with sexual assault. According to police, she is accused of having sex with a student a...

Kids who died in dad’s locked truck climbed in on their own, video shows; he’s released from jail
06/16/2020
Kids who died in dad’s locked truck climbed in on their own, video shows; he’s released from jail

Kids who died in dad’s locked truck climbed in on their own, video shows; he’s released from jail

An Oklahoma dad who was charged with murder when his children were found dead in his locked truck was released Monday on a personal recognizance bond after surveillance video showed the children climbing into the truck on their own and not getting out, KJRH reports. Initial reports indicated that a....

BREAKING: Police find body of disabled, visually impaired woman who mysteriously disappeared after Lyft ride
06/15/2020
BREAKING: Police find body of disabled, visually impaired woman who mysteriously disappeared after Lyft ride

BREAKING: Police find body of disabled, visually impaired woman who mysteriously disappeared after Lyft ride

The body of a KSN reports that 23-year-old Savannah Schneider As CrimeOnline previously reported, Schneider, who was visually impaired, was last seen at her Wichita home off of 13th Street North and Maize Road on May 31. According to the KBI, Schneider got into a Lyft ride on June 1 but apparently d...

SEE IT: Niece of pop superstar Michael Jackson stabbed 7 times, called racial slurs during ‘hate crime’ incident [Police...
06/15/2020
SEE IT: Niece of pop superstar Michael Jackson stabbed 7 times, called racial slurs during ‘hate crime’ incident [Police]

SEE IT: Niece of pop superstar Michael Jackson stabbed 7 times, called racial slurs during ‘hate crime’ incident [Police]

The granddaughter of Joe Jackson and niece of late pop star Michael Jackson is in the hospital after police say she was involved in a disturbing incident that left her with stabbed numerous times. Although the incident happened in May, Yasmine Jackson recently posted photos of the aftermath of the a...

Missing girl held against her will, drugged & raped by suspected online pervert who lured her to meet him: Police
06/15/2020
Missing girl held against her will, drugged & raped by suspected online pervert who lured her to meet him: Police

Missing girl held against her will, drugged & raped by suspected online pervert who lured her to meet him: Police

A California man is behind bars after police say he held a teen girl against her will while raping and drugging her. ABC 7 reports that San Bernadino County authorities arrested 31-year-old Joshua Lewis Blackwell-Tallen on charges of rape and false imprisonment over the weekend. According to police,...

Florida women arrested after death of 6-month-old boy, found drowned & inside plastic container: Police
06/14/2020
Florida women arrested after death of 6-month-old boy, found drowned & inside plastic container: Police

Florida women arrested after death of 6-month-old boy, found drowned & inside plastic container: Police

A new video has surfaced showing the chaotic scene at the time a Minneapolis police officer allegedly murdered George Floyd last month. Ben Crump, the lawyer for Floyd’s family, posted the video on social media around 10:15 a.m. Sunday. “Beyond disturbing, even harder to watch than the 1st video...

‘Don’t you know who I am?’: Eight people shot by man who claims to be ‘UFC fighter’ after he’s turned away from popular ...
06/13/2020
‘Don’t you know who I am?’: Eight people shot by man who claims to be ‘UFC fighter’ after he’s turned away from popular bar [Police]

‘Don’t you know who I am?’: Eight people shot by man who claims to be ‘UFC fighter’ after he’s turned away from popular bar [Police]

Authorities on Saturday were searching for a man who allegedly shot and wounded at least eight patrons of a bar in San Antonio, Texas, KSAT-TV reports. The gunman was among a small group of people reportedly turned away from Rebar, a popular nightspot, shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Friday because the...

Grandmom gambles for 6 HOURS while grandson dies in hot car without air conditioning
06/12/2020
Grandmom gambles for 6 HOURS while grandson dies in hot car without air conditioning

Grandmom gambles for 6 HOURS while grandson dies in hot car without air conditioning

An Oklahoma woman was sentenced Thursday to nearly 18 years in prison for leaving her 5-year-old grandson to die in a hot car while she gambled at a casino. The U.S. Attorney Office for the Western District of Oklahoma announced that Alanna Jean Orr, 50, will spend 210 months in federal prison for t...

DEVELOPING: Young man’s body is found hanging from tree near city hall; investigation underway
06/12/2020
DEVELOPING: Young man’s body is found hanging from tree near city hall; investigation underway

DEVELOPING: Young man’s body is found hanging from tree near city hall; investigation underway

California authorities said a young man’s body was found early Wednesday hanging from a tree near city hall. Lieutenant Brandon Dean of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau told My News LA that the unidentified male was found with a rope around his neck and hanging fro...

Dad shoots, kills his 2 teen daughters before turning gun on himself in shocking murder-suicide: Police
06/12/2020
Dad shoots, kills his 2 teen daughters before turning gun on himself in shocking murder-suicide: Police

Dad shoots, kills his 2 teen daughters before turning gun on himself in shocking murder-suicide: Police

A Texas man is believed to have fatally shot his two daughters Tuesday night before taking his own life. Mesquite police reportedly discovered the bodies of Raymond Haydel, 63, and his two daughters, Alexa and Natasha Haydel, 16 and 17, after receiving a call about a shooting. The Kauffman Herald th...

Brother rapes and murders his own sister after allegedly ‘playing patty cake at full force,’ police say
06/12/2020
Brother rapes and murders his own sister after allegedly ‘playing patty cake at full force,’ police say

Brother rapes and murders his own sister after allegedly ‘playing patty cake at full force,’ police say

A Washington man is behind bars after he raped and killed his own sister, according to the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The Seattle Times reports that the incident happened at a home off of Northwest Indian Ridge Drive in Kitsap County. Police responded to a call over the weekend a...

‘Suspect down’: Manhunt ends for suspect who allegedly killed 1 man, wounded at least 4 police officers
06/12/2020
‘Suspect down’: Manhunt ends for suspect who allegedly killed 1 man, wounded at least 4 police officers

‘Suspect down’: Manhunt ends for suspect who allegedly killed 1 man, wounded at least 4 police officers

“The suspect is down.” A manhunt that last more than 36 hours in California’s Central Coast area ended Thursday afternoon with those words from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. The incident began before 4 a.m. Wednesday when a suspect opened fire on the Paso Robles Police Departm...

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I hope social services take away this baby the mom is with because she was at fault for her baby so doesn't deserve any babies.
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