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‘Black Widow’ Killer, 77, Charged with Poisoning New Husband

‘Black Widow’ Killer, 77, Charged with Poisoning New Husband

Hemera/Thinkstock(CAPE BRETON, Nova Scotia) — An elderly woman known as the “Black Widow” for killing her first husband has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly poisoning her current husband.Melissa Ann Weeks, also known as Melissa Ann F…

Alleged Houston Killer Used Past Tense in "Dr. Phil" Interview

Alleged Houston Killer Used Past Tense in "Dr. Phil" Interview

ABC | Houston Police Dept.(HOUSTON) — Mark Castellano, the Houston computer technician who has been charged with killing his ex-girlfriend, Michelle Warner, referred to her in the past tense during an interview with TV talk-show host Phil McGraw two d…

Ga. Man Sentenced in Flight Attendant’s Murder, Stabbing of Her Child

Ga. Man Sentenced in Flight Attendant’s Murder, Stabbing of Her Child

Hemera/Thinkstock(MARRIETA, Ga.) — Waseem Daker, the man convicted last week of murdering a Georgia woman and repeatedly stabbing her 5-year-old son, was sentenced Monday to life in prison, plus 47 years.Karmen Smith was killed in her home in 1995. He…

Boyfriend Charged in Beating Death of New York College Student

Boyfriend Charged in Beating Death of New York College Student

ABC News(BROCKPORT, N.Y.) — The boyfriend of a college student who was found beaten to death in her upstate New York dorm room has been charged with murder. Clayton Whittemore, 21, allegedly admitted to causing the death of his girlfriend, who has not…

Boyfriend Charged in Beating Death of New York College Student

Boyfriend Charged in Beating Death of New York College Student

ABC News(BROCKPORT, N.Y.) — The boyfriend of a college student who was found beaten to death in her upstate New York dorm room has been charged with murder. Clayton Whittemore, 21, allegedly admitted to causing the death of his girlfriend, who has not…

Accused Murderer Had ‘How-to’ Murder Books, Say Prosecutors

Accused Murderer Had ‘How-to’ Murder Books, Say Prosecutors

ABC News(MARIETTA, Ga.) — Prosecutors in the Waseem Daker murder trial showed jurors that when he was arrested in 2009, they found rope, handcuffs and how-to manuals about getting away with murder in his possession.In court Monday, jurors were present…

Washington Man Who Killed Two Rapists Gets Life Sentence

Washington Man Who Killed Two Rapists Gets Life Sentence

Comstock/Thinkstock(SEQUIM, Wash.) — A Washington man who gunned down two convicted sex offenders offered little in the way of apology even as he was sentenced to life in prison without parole.Patrick Drum, 34, hailed by some as a vigilante hero and o…

Chef Who Killed Wife Cooked Her for Four Days, Disposed of Remains

Chef Who Killed Wife Cooked Her for Four Days, Disposed of Remains

Lomita Police Dept.(NEW YORK) — A Los Angeles chef on trial for the murder of his wife told investigators that he disposed of her body by boiling it for four days then trashed the remains with other waste in a grease pit in his restaurant. David Viens…

Stabbing Survivor Grilled by Man Accused of Stabbing Him, Strangling Mom

Stabbing Survivor Grilled by Man Accused of Stabbing Him, Strangling Mom

Comstock/Thinkstock(MARIETTA, Ga.) — It was clearly going to be a grueling day of testimony for Nick Smith as he was about to be cross-examined by the man accused of murdering his mother and stabbing him 18 times when he was only 5 years old.Smith beg…

Georgia Woman Testifies Against Stalker, Now Accused of Killing Her Roommate

Georgia Woman Testifies Against Stalker, Now Accused of Killing Her Roommate

Comstock/Thinkstock(MARIETTA, Ga.) — A 17-year-old murder case has brought a convicted stalker face-to-face in a Georgia courtroom with the woman he harassed. He is now on trial, accused of killing her roommate as an act of revenge for reporting him t…

Jeffrey MacDonald: Judge to Consider New Evidence in 42-Year-Old Murder Case

Jeffrey MacDonald: Judge to Consider New Evidence in 42-Year-Old Murder Case

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Jeffrey MacDonald, a green beret and doctor who was convicted 33 years ago in the stabbing and beating deaths of his pregnant wife and two daughters, will be back in court on Monday as a judge considers new evidence that …

California Professor, 69, Accused of Murdering His 29-Year-Old Ex-Wife

California Professor, 69, Accused of Murdering His 29-Year-Old Ex-Wife

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — A distinguished professor at California’s Naval Postgraduate School has been arrested in connection with the death of his much-younger ex-wife, whose body was found discarded alongside a highway last week. Lawrence R. Jones, 69…

UNC Chapel Hill Student Murdered in Apartment

UNC Chapel Hill Student Murdered in Apartment

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — Police are investigating the murder of a 19-year-old University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill student, the second murder at the university in four years. Undergraduate Faith Hedgepeth, a member of the Hal…

Mom of Missing Arizona Girl Charged with Murder

Mom of Missing Arizona Girl Charged with Murder

Hemera/Thinkstock(GLENDALE, Ariz.) — The mother of Jahessye Shockley, a 5-year-old Arizona girl who has been missing for nearly a year, was arrested and charged with felony child abuse and first-degree murder for her daughter’s death.”For the past 11 …

Oregon Man Charged with Murder After Release from Crowded Jail

Oregon Man Charged with Murder After Release from Crowded Jail

Hemera/Thinkstock(SALEM, Ore.) — Mark Edward Brown was arrested on drug possession charges last month and released the same day because the jail in Oregon’s Marion County was overcrowded.Brown, 41, is back in jail Thursday being held without bail beca…

Drew Peterson Murder Trial Winds Down with Closing Statements

Drew Peterson Murder Trial Winds Down with Closing Statements

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(JOLIET, Ill.) — The murder trial of former Illinois cop Drew Peterson will wrap up Tuesday as attorneys for both sides offer closing arguments to the Joliet, Ill., jury.The final statements will close a five-week trial tha…

Daughter of US Open Ref Says Her Mother Is Innocent

Daughter of US Open Ref Says Her Mother Is Innocent

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The daughter of the U.S. Open tennis referee accused of bludgeoning her husband to death says her mother is innocent and the charges against her are “completely ridiculous.”Lois Goodman, 70, a veteran line judge, was ch…

Drew Peterson Trial Focuses on Whether Wife’s Injuries Point to Murder

Drew Peterson Trial Focuses on Whether Wife’s Injuries Point to Murder

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — Prosecutors in the Drew Peterson murder trial lined up a series of forensic experts as the trial’s final witnesses on Thursday to rebut defense claims that Peterson’s third wife died by falling in her bathtub an…

Drew Peterson’s Son Believes Dad Is ‘Innocent’

Drew Peterson’s Son Believes Dad Is ‘Innocent’

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — Drew Peterson’s 19-year-old son took the stand in his father’s murder trial Wednesday, telling the jury that his dad did not kill his mother.Dressed in a suit and tie, Thomas Peterson told the court, “I believe …

US Open Ref Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charge

US Open Ref Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charge

Comstock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The U.S. Open line judge accused of bludgeoning her husband to death pled not guilty to the crime Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom.Lois Goodman made her first appearance in court Wednesday morning dressed in an o…

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