When she was just 29-years-old, Cathy Woods (above, now 64) was convicted of stabbing 19-year-old nursing student, Michelle Mitchell, to death on the edge of the University of Nevada campus in 1976. But in September of 2014, Washoe District Judge, Patrick Flanagan, ordered Woods to appear at a retrial July 13, 2015. However, Washoe County District Attorney, Chris Hicks, told a news conference that he’s filing a motion to dismiss the case. “It is our belief that the newly discovered DNA evidence and the continued investigation of this case exonerate Cathy Woods of the murder of Michelle Mitchell,” Hicks said.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Travis Alexander’s sisters sobbed in the background as Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, Sherry K. Stephens, made the announcement this morning that the judge could not reach a unanimous decision on whether or not to sentence convicted killer, Jodi Arias, to death. Judge Stephens stated that the jurors repeatedly indicated they could not reach consensus (hung jury). This verdict comes after the second jury considered her case because the first jury, which convicted her of murder two years ago, could not agree on whether or not to sentence her to death.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Twelve years after the body of 15-year-old Brenda Sierra (above) was discovered in San Bernardino, California, authorities arrested Rosemary Chavira, 27 (who was a “friend” of Brenda’s) near her home in Lancaster and ordered her jailed without bail Tuesday in connection with the murder.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
They say that perhaps the most heinous crimes a person can commit is murdering a child or infant. They are right! Taking it one step further, Megan Huntsman, 39, plead guilty today six counts of murder for killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Friends and relatives are shocked about the recent alleged murder/suicide of Michael Tabacchi and Denise Iran Pars Tabacchi. After autopsies, Bergen County Prosecutor, John L. Molinelli, said yesterday on Twitter that Tabacchi, 27, had strangled and stabbed his wife, Denise Iran Pars Tabacchi, 41, then stabbed himself in the chest. Authorities said that the tragedy occurred on Friday night around 11 p.m. Their 15-month-old son, August, was found safe in their home at in their home at 595 High Street in Closter, New Jersey.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Alstory Simon, who confession to a 1982 double homicide that helped free an inmate from death row in 1999, was released from prison last month. Simon was in prison for 15 years for the double murder, the same case in which Anthony Porter, an alleged neighborhood gang banger, was convicted and later freed.