Ariel Castro

Ariel Castro Commits Suicide: Are We Punishing People For Being Mentally Ill?

By | Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:28

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro died Tuesday after hanging himself in his cell. Officials say that Castro was not on suicide watch, but should he have been?

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Texas Minority Student Attacked With 'Bleach-Bomb'

By | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 23:16

Bryan Davis, a University of Texas junior, was reportedly hit with a bleach-filled balloon on campus.

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8-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Grandmother After Playing Violent Video Game 'Grand Theft Auto'

By | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 14:46

The Slaughter, La. eight-year-old reportedly shot 90-year-old Marie Smothers in the back of the head while she was watching TV.

David Woo

Rogue Dentist On The Run After Treating Patients Without A License [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 08/16/2013 - 13:56

Unlicensed dentist David Woo treated patients in his bedroom using unsanitary equipment. Now he's on the run and all of his more than 1,000 patients have to get tested for hepatitis and HIV.

Catherine Kieu

Catherine Kieu Sentenced To Life In Prison For Severing Husband’s Penis Despite Claims Of Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse

By | Sat, 06/29/2013 - 15:05

Catherine Kieu's claims of mental illness and sexual abuse were not enough to prevent a California judge from sentencing her to life in prison for chopping off her husband's penis.

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James Holmes To Wear Hidden Harness In Aurora Massacre Trial; How Defendants’ Physical Appearance Can Influence Jurors

By | Fri, 06/28/2013 - 16:51

Research shows that jurors are significantly influenced by defendants' physical appearance, which is why James Holmes' lawyers don't want him visibly shackled during trial.

Ariel Castro

Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect Ariel Castro Faking Incompetency? Judge Orders Psychiatric Evaluation, Competency Test

By | Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:36

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapping suspect, will soon undergo a competency test to see if he's fit to stand trial.

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Yoselyn Ortega Not Fit For Trial? Psychiatrist Says ‘Killer Nanny’ Heard Voices Before Children’s Murder

By | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:44

According to psychiatrist Karen Rosenbaum, 'killer nanny' Yoselyn Ortega heard voices telling her to kill people before she allegedly murdered the two children entrusted in her care.

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John Wayne Bobbitt Says Wife Severing His Penis Changed Life For The Better; Penis Re-Attachment Surgery ‘Historic’

By | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 09:37

Twenty years after getting his penis severed by his wife, John Wayne Bobbitt says that his life is better because of the bizarre attack.

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Arrested 396 Times: A Chicago Judge Orders Shermain Miles To Get Mental Health Treatment

By | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 15:48

Shermain Miles expressed gratitude to a judge who sentenced her to treatment rather than prison, even though she has been arrested 396 times.

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Podiatrist Ninos Jando Receives 9-Month Jail Sentence For Videotaping College Wrestlers In The Shower, Medical License To Be Reviewed

By | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 13:47

Illinois podiatrist Ninos Danny Jando was sentenced to nine months in county jail for videotaping student wrestlers as they showered.

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Prostitute Zumba Instructor Alexis Wright Sentenced, Plus 3 Types Of Wellness Centers That Tend To Masquerade Brothels

By | Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:53

Fitness instructor Alexis Wright will face jail time for her role in a lucrative prostitution business that masqueraded as a Zumba studio.

Polygraph Tests - Beating Lie Detector Brain Scans -  Suppress Memories of Guilt

How to Beat Lie Detector Brain Scans: Suppress Memories of Guilt

By | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 23:40

While neuroimaging companies claim the reliability of lie detection brain scans, a new study finds them easy to beat if you can successfully suppress memories of criminal guilt.

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Supreme Court Decision On DNA Privacy Could Mean Rapists Will Go Free

By | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:33

DNA can be helpful in solving heinous crimes, but does analyzing DNA violate a suspect's rights?

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John Welden, World's Worst Boyfriend, Tricks Woman Into Aborting Her Pregnancy

By | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:52

John Welden is being charged with tricking his girlfriend into taking a drug that aborted her child.

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