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Entries by Sonja Sharp from 07/2011

No Appeal For Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Brian David Mitchell

Posted 07.11.2011 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY -- A former street preacher sentenced to life in prison for the 2002 kidnapping and rape of Elizabeth Smart will not appeal his convict...

14-Year-Old Santa Rosa Girl Dies After Drinking Spiked Soda

Posted 07.11.2011 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO — Alcohol was a likely factor in the death of a 14-year-old Northern California girl after she and three friends apparently drank ...

Casey Anthony Fan Robert Hakimoglu Jumps Into River After Bar Fight Over Verdict: Cops

Posted 07.11.2011 | Crime

A Florida man with a soft spot for Casey Anthony allegedly dove off a pier to out swim police after a drunken fistfight over last week's not-guilty ve...

Thomas Timko, A Brain Damaged Man, Is Sued By His 11-Year-Old Daughter Over Road Rage Shooting

Posted 07.11.2011 | Crime

An 11-year-old Philadelphia girl is suing her father for provoking another driver in a 2008 road rage shooting that left him with extensive brain dama...

Strauss-Kahn's Sex Assault Case Court Date Delayed Amid Accuser Probe, Lawyers Hoping For Dismissal

Posted 07.12.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Dominique Strauss-Kahn's next court date in his New York sexual assault case was postponed Monday, with prosecutors invoking a need for fu...

Woman Posing As Immigration Agent Gets 20 Years For Kidnapping Tenn. Infant

Posted 07.12.2011 | Crime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A woman was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for kidnapping a 4-day-old boy in Tennessee while claiming to be an immigration...

Former New Orleans Cop Testifies He Helped Plant Gun, Fabricate Evidence In Katrina Danziger Bridge Shooting

Posted 07.12.2011 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A former police detective testified Monday that he participated in a plot to fabricate witnesses, falsify reports and plant a gun ...

Home Videos Show Jaycee Duggard Kidnappers Phillip and Nancy Garrido Taping Children

Posted 07.13.2011 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO — Newly released videos recorded by the Northern California couple who held Jaycee Lee Dugard captive for 18 years provide chillin...

Dismembered Body Of Missing Brooklyn Boy Leiby Kletzky Found

Posted 07.13.2011 | New York

The dismembered body of missing 9-year-old Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky was discovered early Wednesday morning in a dumpster outside an autobody shop in...

Leiby Kletzky: Funeral For Borough Park Boy Draws Thousands In Brooklyn

Posted 07.14.2011 | New York

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Sobbing mothers dressed in black crowded the streets of Brooklyn Wednesday night. Many had come from Monsey and New Square, 50 m...

Taco Bell Thieves Caught Stealing Painting From Fast Food Joint

Posted 07.14.2011 | Huffington Post

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- Workers at an Ohio Taco Bell say four people wanted more than nachos. Restaurant employees in suburban Cleveland told police that t...

Hoarders Had 80 Cats In Two Cars

Posted 07.14.2011 | Crime

BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Two New York women have pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after 80 cats were found in two cars in Vermont. They were arrest...

Casey Anthony Admirers Send Cash And Presents To Jail Following Verdict

Posted 07.14.2011 | Crime

At least 17 people have wired cash to Casey Anthony's jail commissary account since May, according to jailhouse records from the Orange County Correct...

New Orleans Teen Gunned Down By Cops After Katrina Shot Three Times As He Lay Dying: Pathologist

Posted 07.14.2011 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A forensic pathologist has testified that a teenager gunned down by police on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina was sho...

Salmonella Outbreak In Pennsylvania Prisons Sickens 500 Inmates

Posted 07.15.2011 | Crime

PITTSBURGH — Officials have confirmed an outbreak of salmonella poisoning at a high-security federal prison in northeastern Pennsylvania that si...

Quynh Maldonado, Wife Of Tacoma Mall Shooter, Says Husband Is Still 'The One' (VIDEO)

Posted 07.15.2011 | Crime

The young wife of the Washington man who shot and wounded seven in a Tacoma mall in 2005 and orchestrated a deadly failed prison break in June told AB...

Soldier Detained Attempting To Bring 'Souvenir' Military Explosives Through Arizona Airport

Posted 07.15.2011 | Crime

YUMA, Ariz. -- A U.S. Army private has been charged with trying to sneak a small amount of military explosives on board a United Airlines flight from ...

Underage Sex Ring Run By Florida School Bus Monitor

Posted 07.15.2011 | Crime

A Florida cop and a school bus monitor were arrested Thursday in connection with a child prostitution ring, Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a sta...

Abdulhakim Muhammad: Jury Selection To Begin In Ark. Soldier Slaying

Posted 07.18.2011 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An attorney for a man charged with capital murder told potential jurors Monday that half their work was already done, acknow...

Escaped Killing Suspect Who Swapped Identities With Fellow Inmate Turns Self In

Posted 07.18.2011 | Crime

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Miranda Wilkerson: Grandma Loses Custody of Florida 3-Year-old To Sex Offender Father

Posted 07.18.2011 | Crime

The bitter custody fight for Florida preschooler Miranda Wilkerson ended last week when a Jacksonville judge shifted guardianship from the 3-year-old'...

Hate Crimes Against LGBTQ Americans Increased In 2010, Report Shows

Posted 07.18.2011 | Crime
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In Ohio, they threw bottles and bricks. In California, they carved words into flesh. In Michigan, they went after victims where they worked. Acros...

San Diego Detective, Teen Daughter Found Stabbed To Death, Son Suspected

Posted 07.18.2011 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — A veteran police detective and her 18-year-old daughter were stabbed to death Monday, and her son was arrested on suspicion of murde...

New York Pharmacy Shooting Massacre: Wife Of Alleged Gunman Due In Court

Posted 07.19.2011 | New York

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — A woman accused of driving the getaway car after her husband allegedly massacred four people inside a pharmacy during a prescr...

New Jersey Rabbi Allegedly Threatened To Bury Israeli Kidnap Victim Alive Over Divorce Row

Posted 07.19.2011 | Crime

A New Jersey rabbi and his wife appeared in federal court Monday after surrendering to the FBI on charges that they conspired to kidnap, beat and rans...