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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…

Yasser Arafat’s Death Becomes a Murder Investigation in France

Yasser Arafat’s Death Becomes a Murder Investigation in France

AWAD AWAD/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) — The 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is now a murder investigation in France.Prosecutors agreed to look into the matter after Arafat’s family pushed for an official investigation into the death of the …

Ohio Woman Found Burned with Rope Around Her Neck in Road Dies

Ohio Woman Found Burned with Rope Around Her Neck in Road Dies

WSYX/ABC News(ZANESVILLE, Ohio) — An Ohio woman who was tortured in a wooded area and left abandoned near a remote road has died after being in critical condition for two days, officials said.The 29-year-old woman from Canton was discovered naked Sund…

Hannah Truelove Murder: Police Interviewing Murdered Teen’s Friends

Hannah Truelove Murder: Police Interviewing Murdered Teen’s Friends

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GAINESVILLE, Ga.) — Police in Georgia said they are interviewing the friends of a slain teen who tweeted days before her death that she had a “stalker,” trying to find a lead regarding who might have killed the girl.Hannah Truel…

Daughter ‘Happy’ to See Father Charged with Wife’s Murder

Daughter ‘Happy’ to See Father Charged with Wife’s Murder

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The daughters of a doctor now facing murder charges in the death of his wife say they always knew their father had a plan to kill their mother and are “happy” he has finally been arrested.Police arrested Martin MacNeill, 56, last …

Utah Doctor Charged With Drowning, Drugging Wife 5 Years Ago

Utah Doctor Charged With Drowning, Drugging Wife 5 Years Ago

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Utah doctor who was recently freed from prison faces murder and obstruction of justice charges relating to the death of his wife five years ago. Police arrested Martin MacNeill on Friday and booked him…

Two Teens Charged with Murder of St. Louis Univ. Alum

Two Teens Charged with Murder of St. Louis Univ. Alum

Saint Louis University Athletics Department(ST. LOUIS) — Two 18-year-old Missouri men have been charged with murder in the shooting death of former St. Louis University volleyball player Megan Boken.The suspects have been identified as Keith Esters an…

Charges Expected Against Teen Suspects in St. Louis University Alum Murder

Charges Expected Against Teen Suspects in St. Louis University Alum Murder

Saint Louis University Athletics Department(ST. LOUIS) — Formal charges against the two 18-year-old men arrested in connection to the shooting death of volleyball player Megan Boken are expected to be announced Friday afternoon.St. Louis circuit attor…

Charges Expected Against Teen Suspects in St. Louis University Alum Murder

Charges Expected Against Teen Suspects in St. Louis University Alum Murder

Saint Louis University Athletics Department(ST. LOUIS) — Formal charges against the two 18-year-old men arrested in connection to the shooting death of volleyball player Megan Boken are expected to be announced Friday afternoon.St. Louis circuit attor…

US Open Referee Charged with Killing Husband to Face Murder Charge

US Open Referee Charged with Killing Husband to Face Murder Charge

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New court documents obtained by ABC News say that the 70-year-old tennis referee accused of killing her husband with a coffee cup sent emails to another man, messages that reportedly mentioned “terminating a relationshi…

Mother Who Allegedly Decapitated Her Son Admitted Killing to 911 Dispatcher

Mother Who Allegedly Decapitated Her Son Admitted Killing to 911 Dispatcher

Zahree Thomas and his mother Chevonne Thomas are shown in these undated photos. (WABC/ABC News)(CAMDEN, N.J.) — A New Jersey woman who allegedly decapitated her son and placed his head in the freezer admitted that she had killed him to a 911 dispatche…

Texas Woman Found Dead in Home Two Days After Calling 911

Texas Woman Found Dead in Home Two Days After Calling 911

WFAA/ABC News(DALLAS) — The body of a Dallas woman was discovered in her home by her family two days after she called 911 for help while being attacked, allegedly by her ex-husband.  What appears to be a communications breakdown has prompted a po…

Murder Threat Against Movie Mogul and Others Uncovered

Murder Threat Against Movie Mogul and Others Uncovered

JB Lacroix/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Federal authorities say an aspiring actor has been arrested for trying to extort millions of dollars from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and four other tycoons and their families by threatening to kill them if his demand…

US Open Referee Charged with Killing Husband with Coffee Cup

US Open Referee Charged with Killing Husband with Coffee Cup

Comstock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A 70-year-old tennis referee was arrested Tuesday, charged with murdering her husband with a coffee cup last April in Los Angeles.Lois Ann Goodman was in New York City this week to officiate at the U.S. Open when Los…

Wife of Ousted Chinese Leader Receives Suspended Death Sentence

Wife of Ousted Chinese Leader Receives Suspended Death Sentence

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — Precisely on time and as expected, the Intermediate People’s Court in Hefei, China, announced on Monday that Gu Kailai, the wife of ousted party chief Bo Xilai, received a suspended death sentence for the a…

Mickey Shunick Fought for Her Life, Court Documents Reveal

Mickey Shunick Fought for Her Life, Court Documents Reveal

The Shunick Family(LAFAYETTE, La.) — The man accused of killing Louisiana student Mickey Shunick pleaded guilty Friday to her murder and the killing of another woman in exchange for life in prison without parole. The court document explaining the plea…

Wrong-Way Crash Leads to Clues in Murder of Michigan Family

Wrong-Way Crash Leads to Clues in Murder of Michigan Family

Comstock/Thinkstock(VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich.) — Michigan police on the way to alert a woman that her husband had died in a fiery car crash Thursday morning discovered the wife and her two young sons stabbed to death, in what appears to be a murder-su…

Drew Peterson Withdraws Mistrial Request, Wants Jury to Decide Case

Drew Peterson Withdraws Mistrial Request, Wants Jury to Decide Case

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — Accused wife-killer Drew Peterson on Wednesday withdrew his third request for a mistrial in his murder case, with his attorneys saying in court that they want a jury to decide the case.Judge Edward Burmila had s…

Drew Peterson Murder Case: Judge Considers Mistrial Again

Drew Peterson Murder Case: Judge Considers Mistrial Again

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — The murder trial of former Illinois cop Drew Peterson may be called a mistrial after the judge overseeing the case blasted prosecutors for ignoring his orders in the courtroom.Judge Edward Burmila called a reces…

Pennsylvania Bride Accused of Murdering Groom Hours Before Wedding

Pennsylvania Bride Accused of Murdering Groom Hours Before Wedding

Comstock/Thinkstock(WHITEHALL, Pa.) — A bride-to-be is charged with murder after allegedly stabbing her fiance just hours before the couple’s wedding was to start near Whitehall, Pa.Na Cola Darcel Franklin, 31, and her fiance Billy Rafael Brewster, 36…

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