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Abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell Ends Defense With No Witnesses

Abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell Ends Defense With No Witnesses

Hemera/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — The attorney for controversial abortion doctor and accused murderer Kermit Gosnell rested his defense Wednesday without presenting any witnesses or calling on Gosnell to testify.
The announcement by Gosnell’s attorney…

Jodi Arias Makes Final Plea to Jury to Believe Her in Murder Trial

Jodi Arias Makes Final Plea to Jury to Believe Her in Murder Trial

ABC News(PHOENIX) — Accused murderer Jodi Arias made a dramatic final plea to the jury in her murder trial Thursday, asking them to believe her.
“Why should anyone believe you now? That is the ultimate question, Jodi. Why should we believe you now?” a…

Jurors’ Questions Betray Suspicions About Jodi Arias

Jurors’ Questions Betray Suspicions About Jodi Arias

ABC News(PHOENIX) — Questions posed by jurors to accused murderer Jodi Arias Wednesday showed skepticism toward many of Arias’ claims about her relationship with ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander and the alleged confrontation that resulted in his death.Me…

Jodi Arias Trial’s Focus Is Graphic Sex, Not Killing

Jodi Arias Trial’s Focus Is Graphic Sex, Not Killing

ABC News(PHOENIX) — It has been a trial filled with smut: hours of phone sex conversations, emails and text messages containing pictures of genitals, and testimony filled with the sexual fantasies and preferred sex acts of accused murderer Jodi Arias …

Jodi Arias Reads Torn-Out Diary Pages About Suicide, Rocky Relationship

Jodi Arias Reads Torn-Out Diary Pages About Suicide, Rocky Relationship

ABC News(PHOENIX) — Accused murderer Jodi Arias tore out pages of her diary in which she complained about her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, and said she wanted to commit suicide, she testified Monday. She said she was afraid he would snoop and read …

Jodi Arias Prosecutor Like a ‘Rabid Dog,’ Legal Critic Says

Jodi Arias Prosecutor Like a ‘Rabid Dog,’ Legal Critic Says

ABC News(PHOENIX) — He has barked, yelled, been sarcastic and demanded answers from accused murderer Jodi Arias this week.And in doing so, prosecutor Juan Martinez and his aggressive antics may be turning off the jury he is hoping to convince that Ari…

Jodi Arias Claims Innocence on Charge That Carries Death Penalty

Jodi Arias Claims Innocence on Charge That Carries Death Penalty

ABC News(PHOENIX) — Accused murderer Jodi Arias was confronted Monday with a barrage of lies she told after she killed her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, but she twice defiantly declared that she was innocent of first-degree murder.”It’s the truth. I’…

Jodi Arias Finishes Testimony Describing Killing

Jodi Arias Finishes Testimony Describing Killing

ABC News(PHOENIX) — Jodi Arias stepped down from the witness stand Wednesday after mounting an emotional effort to save herself from death row, insisting to the Arizona jury that an explosive fight with ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander led to his death, …

Jodi Arias Describes Violent Sex Before Killing Travis Alexander

Jodi Arias Describes Violent Sex Before Killing Travis Alexander

ABC News(PHOENIX) — Jodi Arias and her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, had increasingly violent sex in which he tied her to his bed, twisted her arm and made sex videos with her in the hours leading up to the stabbing and shooting incident that left A…

Jodi Arias Said She Liked ‘Debasing’ Phone Sex Talk with Ex-Boyfriend

Jodi Arias Said She Liked ‘Debasing’ Phone Sex Talk with Ex-Boyfriend

ABC News(PHOENIX) — A raunchy 40-minute phone call between accused murderer Jodi Arias and her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander that was filled with references to rape, porn and Alexander’s crude fantasies showed the twisted relationship the pair had bef…

Aurora Shooting Suspect James Holmes Can Face Trial

Aurora Shooting Suspect James Holmes Can Face Trial

RJ Sangosti-Pool/Getty Images(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) — In a ruling that comes as little surprise, the judge overseeing the Aurora, Colo., theater massacre has ruled that there is enough evidence against James Holmes to proceed to a trial.In an order poste…

Jodi Arias Trial: Jurors Shown Photos of Victim’s Dead Body in Shower

Jodi Arias Trial: Jurors Shown Photos of Victim’s Dead Body in Shower

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Prosecutors in the Jodi Arias murder trial showed jurors a photograph of her former lover, Travis Alexander, lying slashed and lifeless in a pool of blood in his shower.The gruesome scene was introduced on the s…

Afghans Testify in Hearing of US Soldier Accused of Massacre

Afghans Testify in Hearing of US Soldier Accused of Massacre

ABC News(KABUL) — Some of the Afghans who were wounded or witnessed the attacks on two villages have been testifying at the hearing for the U.S. soldier accused of having carried out the massacre that left 16 Afghans dead.  Staff Sergeant Robert …

Baby Gabriel’s Mother Used Him as a Pawn in Custody Battle, Said Prosecutors

Baby Gabriel’s Mother Used Him as a Pawn in Custody Battle, Said Prosecutors

Comstock/Thinkstock(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Nearly three years after 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson was reported missing in San Antonio, Texas, prosecutors say his mother used him as a pawn against his biological father because she was angry at him and wanted to…

Utah Doctor Charged with Drowning, Drugging Wife Will Face Trial

Utah Doctor Charged with Drowning, Drugging Wife Will Face Trial

Hemera/Thinkstock(PROVO, Utah) — A Utah judge has decided that a once prominent doctor who was recently freed from prison for identity fraud will now stand trial for the murder of his wife, calling his actions surrounding her death “evidence of a guil…

Ohio Teen Headed to Trial in Craigslist Killings

Ohio Teen Headed to Trial in Craigslist Killings

ABC News(AKRON, Ohio) — The trial for an Ohio teen accused of being the co-conspirator in an allegedly phony Craigslist job scheme that resulted in the deaths of three men is underway with jury selection beginning Tuesday.Brogan Rafferty, 17, allegedl…

Abu Hamza and Four Other Terror Suspects Arrive in US for Trial

Abu Hamza and Four Other Terror Suspects Arrive in US for Trial

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, the man authorities said tried to set up a terrorist training camp on American soil, has arrived in the U.S. to stand trial after an eight-year delay. Hamza, the one-eyed and hook-handed…

Waseem Daker Trial: Ex-Husband and Victim Fought Day of Murder

Waseem Daker Trial: Ex-Husband and Victim Fought Day of Murder

ABC News(NEW YORK) — While testifying in the murder trial of Waseem Daker, the Georgia man accused of killing flight attendant Karmen Smith in 1995 and stabbing her then 5-year-old son, Smith’s ex-husband broke down in tears as he told the court that …

China: Bo Xilai’s Former Ally Emerges from ‘Vacation-Style Therapy’ for Trial

China: Bo Xilai’s Former Ally Emerges from ‘Vacation-Style Therapy’ for Trial

George Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — Amidst the distraction of the widespread anti-Japanese demonstrations raging across China, Wang Lijun, the former police chief of the city of Chongqing, finally emerged from seven months of “vacation-style ther…

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…

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