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June 6th, 2013
12:42 PM ET

Judge's speech on death penalty sparks controversy over minorities and crime rates: CNN's Ed Lavandera reports

Texas Judge Edith Jones, who serves on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, faces criticism for remarks over the death penalty, claiming minorities are more likely to commit crimes. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

READ MORE: Judge in hot water: Allegedly said minorities are prone to violence


Filed under: Crime • Justice • Texas
June 5th, 2013
11:41 AM ET

Star Jones weighs in on the latest regarding the murder of a Michigan mother whose body was found over a week ago

Attorney and former prosecutor Star Jones weighs in on the latest regarding the murder of a Michigan mother whose body was found over a week ago.

The victim, 32-year-old Rosaline “Rhonda” Ransom Lee, is the sister of a sorority sister of former “The View” co-host Star Jones.


Filed under: Crime
June 5th, 2013
11:40 AM ET

Video played at trial of cop accused of killing wife – HLN's Nancy grace weighs in

(CNN) - A former policeman is on trial in Kansas, accused of killing his wife and setting their home on fire more than two years ago.

Attorneys for Brett Seacat say his wife, Vashti, started the fire and shot herself.

But prosecutors say he was upset about the dissolution of their marriage, giving him more than enough motive.

READ MORE: Did Kansas cop kill wife, burn down their home?


Filed under: Crime
May 29th, 2013
09:43 AM ET

Yanira Maldonado's daughter and father-in law weigh in on Yanira being arrested in Mexico for marijuana at checkpoint

(CNN) - An Arizona mother of seven will be back in court on Wednesday as a judge weighs whether she will go free or remain behind bars in Mexico, her family said.

It's a situation Yanira Maldonado's family said she never imagined when she boarded a bus to head back to the United States last week after attending a family funeral.

READ MORE: Arizona mom doesn't belong in Mexican jail, daughter says


Filed under: Crime • Mexico
May 23rd, 2013
08:30 AM ET

HLN's "After Dark" host Vinnie Politan on Arias' fate: New jury may be selected to determine life or death for Arias

Host of HLN's "After Dark," Vinnie Politan, sheds light on day three of deliberations as Jodi Arias awaits her fate. "In Arizona, it's got to be unanimous for life or unanimous for death," Politan says. He says there is some sort of impasses as the jury has not yet reached a consensus, but he has "no idea what the split is, if it's one holdout or if it's 6-6."

It also isn't clear which way the jurors are swaying. "The bottom line here now is if they all cannot agree one way or the other, then what happens, believe it or not, is a new jury gets impanelled and they will determine that single issue...of life or death."

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Filed under: Crime • Criminal charges • Jodi Arias • Jodi Arias trial • Law
May 15th, 2013
12:36 PM ET

Legal roundup with Anne Bremner

Former Defense Attorney Anne Bremner is on 'Starting Point' talking with Christine Romans about several high profile legal cases of the day.

She weighs in on the model Juliana Redding's murder case, Jodi Arias sentencing hearing, and the charges against Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro.


Filed under: Crime
May 14th, 2013
10:52 AM ET

Student: Leila Fowler's 12-year-old brother brought pocket knife to school – Dan Simon reports

Reports surfacing from the suspect's school now report that Leila Fowler's 12-year-old brother was suspended for five days for bringing a pocket knife to school. The 12-year-olds' name is not being released because he is a minor. He is too young to be charged as an adult. In California only minors 14-years and older can be charged as adults. If convicted of murder he will remain in custody until he is 25-years-old.

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Filed under: Crime • Criminal charges • Leila Fowler
May 13th, 2013
07:49 AM ET

CNN’s Martin Savidge speaks to the brothers of kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro in a CNN exclusive

CNN Exclusive: Pedro and Onil Castro speaking publicly for the first time about their brother Ariel and the ten years of torture he allegedly inflicted on his victims. Castro’s brothers discuss the impact his madness has had on them with CNN’s Martin Savidge.

READ MORE: CNN Exclusive: Castro brothers say Ariel 'fooled' them


Filed under: Crime • Kidnapping
May 9th, 2013
09:39 AM ET

Dr. Lolly McDavid and Fmr. Special Victims ADA Roger Canaff on the psychological ramifications of abductions

Investigators feverishly looking for answers as new details continue to emerge regarding what went on inside the Seymour Avenue house.

UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Medical Director Dr. Lolly McDavid and Fmr. Special Victims ADA Roger Canaff weigh in on Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight reintegrating into society.

READ MORE: Ohio captive to police: Suspect punched me in the stomach until I miscarried


Filed under: Crime • Kidnapping • Ohio Missing Women Found
May 9th, 2013
09:18 AM ET

Jodi Arias gives TV interview after first-degree murder conviction – Criminal Defense Atty. Joe Tacopina weighs in

In just a few hours, Jodi Arias will be back in court for the penalty phase of her murder trial. She has been placed on suicide watch, after a jury found her guilty of killing her ex-boyfriend in cold blood. Literally minutes after the verdict Arias told a Phoenix TV station she would rather be executed than spend of the rest of her life in prison.  In the interview which aired on KSAZ she was also asked about what she would do differently.

This morning, Criminal Defense Attorney Joe Tacopina weighs in on the latest in the Arias case.

READ MORE: Death penalty possible after jury convicts Jodi Arias of first-degree murder


Filed under: Crime
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