An undercover state investigator told a right-to-die network that he wanted to kill himself. In response, he later testified, officials of the network planned to have him asphyxiate himself with a helium-filled face mask while holding down his arms.
The worst crime in the word may be making a government official wet his pants. Read between the lines, and that's the real offense committed by Justin Chilton who responded to post-midnight pounding on the door with a gun in hand
An assistant principal at Freedom High School, was arrested on the felony charge and has since also been charged with 2 misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was in possession of an cellphone photo of a female student t
Bernard L. Madoff is expected to plead guilty on Thursday to charges that he operated a worldwide $50 billion Ponzi scheme, according to court documents filed late Friday.
Federal authorities have finished compiling detailed electronic dossiers on 241 detainees who remain in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and interagency review teams have begun studying the individual files. The process could see som
A Detroit journalist who was arrested last November for taking pictures at a police scene is still facing two felony counts despite the fact that the charges are an obvious act of retaliation from a vengeful prosecutor.
From Rapper Luther Campbell Slams Media Over Child Support Jail-Time Reports (PostChronicle.com, 2/23/09): Veteran rapper Luther Campbell has hit out at reports he was jailed for skipping child support payments, and accused the media and authoriti
The Supreme Court seemed divided on familiar ideological grounds today when it confronted the question of whether a judge should recuse himself in a case where one of the parties spent millions of dollars supporting his election.
Disgraced bite mark witness Michael West angrily responded yesterday to charges I first reported at Reason that he tampered with evidence by pushing a dental mold of a suspect’s teeth into the corpse of 23-month-old Haley Oliveaux.
If Supreme Court justices are going to create a constitutional right for convicts to have access to the DNA evidence in their cases, some of them would like to know that the prisoner is at least willing to swear that he is innocent. [crap]
A company's CEO vowed an appeal to the West Virginia Supreme Court -- but first, he spent an unprecedented $3 million to persuade voters to get rid of a judge he didn't like and elect one he did. That judge provided the deciding vote
The complaint details sometimes stormy preparation sessions for Pendergest-Holt in January and February during which the bank's shaky asset base became apparent to a wider circle of officials and to the lawyer -- "Attorney A" -- who lat
Four members of an alleged assisted suicide ring were charged with helping a 58-year-old Georgia man end his life, and investigators in eight other states were looking into whether the group was involved in more deaths.
The Justice Department has granted Minor just three hours today to visit his dying wife in hospice, accompanied by four armed guards. The Department says they consider Minor a "threat" to society, though he was not convicted of a violent cr
Experts say this exclusive video shows a dental examiner creating the bite marks that put a man on death row.
Move over Bob Schulz - there's more than one way to 'skin a cat'.... LETS TRY THEM ALL!
A Broward County judge denied bond to a woman spotted by a Publix shopper pouring an unspecified black liquid into jars of baby food inside the grocery store on the evening of Feb. 12.
Two former U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a fleeing drug smuggler were released from prison Tuesday and allowed to return to their homes in El Paso. Jose Compean, 32, and Ignacio Ramos, 40, served roughly two years of their respec
Michael T. Conahan, appeared in federal court in Scranton, Pa., to plead guilty to fraud for taking more than $2.6 million in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers.
1967 murder death bed confession: She killed those women, she told police, because they teased her about her sexuality. She also told them that afterward she handed the gun to the lead detective and he buried it.
A federal judge held Justice Dept. attorneys in contempt for failing to deliver documents to former Sen. Ted Stevens' legal team, a rare punishment for prosecutors in a case where corruption allegations have spread to those who investigated him.
Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich is lashing out at the Illinois lawmakers who removed him from office, calling them drunkards and adulterers who don't know how to do their jobs. Blagojevich's former colleagues and close associates are laughing of
For years, the juvenile court system in Wilkes-Barre operated like a conveyor belt: Youngsters were brought before judges without a lawyer, given hearings that lasted only a minute or two, and then sent off to juvenile prison for months for minor off
An F.B.I. agent who worked on the investigation of Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, who was convicted on ethics charges, has said in a stunning formal complaint that a fellow agent and prosecutors contrived to improperly conceal evidence from the court
From Venezuela's Jews Fear More Attacks As Chavez' Anti-Israel Campaign Intensifies (Associated Press, 2/6/09): As President Hugo Chavez intensifies his anti-Israel campaign, some Venezuelans have taken action, threatening Jews in the stre
There are what the new administration’s hatchet men in black toga describe “war criminals” to investigate and if found guilty to hang by the neck until dead. But by doing this they fry on their own lard.
Federal judges ordered California to release tens of thousands of inmates, up to a third of all prisoners, in the next 3 years to stop dangerous overcrowding. As many as 57,000 could be let go if the current population were cut by the maximum percent
A judge charged with drunken driving and videotaped using racial slurs while arguing with police officers was suspended without pay for 8 months by a judicial review panel. Superior Court Judge E. Curtissa Cofield, who was confirmed as Connecticut
Early yesterday, the Pakistani scientist at the center of one of history's worst nuclear scandals walked out of his Islamabad villa to declare his vindicaiton after 5 years of house arrest. "The judgment, by the grace of God, is good,"
A man who died in prison while serving time for a rape he didn't commit was cleared by a judge who called the state's first posthumous DNA exoneration "the saddest case" he'd ever seen. State District Judge Charles Baird