P.M. UPDATE: POLICE in Pennsylvania have charged a 24-year-old man with first-degree murder in the sickening sex slaying of 9-year-old Skylar Kauffman. Sources say James Lee Troutman, a neighbor, confessed to the murder. The little girl went missing Monday and her body was found around midnight, wrapped in a blanket and dumped in a trash bin. She had been sexually abused and strangled. Police sources say Troutman wasn't very hard to find: he was in the vicinity and had blood on his shoes.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Her spokeswoman added, that while she only has a Grade 5 education: "Jaycee wrote her memoirs without help and the publisher was extraordinarily supportive of her wishes."
Kidnapped in 1991 when she was 11 by Phillip 'Creepy Phil' Garrido and his wife Nancy from near where she lived in northern California. For nearly 20 years, she was kept as Creepy Phil's slave and had two of his children. The Garridos have
Skylar had been playing outside her parents apartment in suburban Souderton Monday when she disappeared. But when the man grabbed her in the sex-fuelled attack, cops say she put up a heroic struggle that may ultimately send her killer to his death.
Police chief James P. O'Leary told Fox 29:
Lenny tells "the people of the great City of New York:
What I have somehow lived through the past 2½ years, and continue to live through now, makes me fully understand that God would never make someone endure what I have endured unless there was a reason for it. That being said, I was wrong when I thought God put me on this earth to
AFTER an agonizing three year wait, jury selection has gotten underway in the Casey Anthony murder trial. The hard-partying single mom from Orlando, Florida has been charged with murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008. On Monday, she broke into tears as a judge read potential jurors the indictment in a Pinellas County courtroom. If convicted she faces the death penalty.
CASEY ANTHONY MURDER TRIAL
CASEY ANTHONY MURDER TRIAL
She told the judge: "I fear for my friends' and for my family's safety," in the case against Shawn Christy, 19 and his father Craig.
Shawn Christy admitted in court to having threatened to rape Palin but has denied her allegations he menaced her daughters.
He also admitted sending Palin numerous emails and gifts, and to traveling to Anchorage on her birthday earlier this year, something which Palin said was a "clear signal" of his intent.
The girl and her two siblings, who's ages authorities have not provided that ages of live with their single mother, whom police said was not
The 43-year-old from Ford Heights, MI says he bought the animal five years ago in Indiana for only $200 and kept it because it attracted the ladies. It's not clear whether they were just eying it up for shoes or handbags though.
He told investigators that he tried to keep the unusual pet from
Annamaria Gana shot a bullet in the ceiling of her Tustin Ranch, CA home, then when her 72-year-old husband Tony and their son, who has not been named ran into the room she blasted her husband in the chest.
Then she shot her son in the arm before her ran out and called the cops.
Gana's 9-year-old son managed to wrestle the handgun from her hands and get out of the house.
Sheriff's detectives have not released a motive for the shooting.
Quite why she decided to shoot them is unclear but the district attorney's office charged 41-year-old Annamaria Gana with murder and attempted
Investigators have finally identified the remains of a skull and a pair of hands found in March as belonging to 20-year-old Jessica Taylor, whose headless, handless body was found 40 miles away in Manorville in 2003.
She is the fifth victim publicly identified in the case.
It is not yet known if whether, like the other victims, she was a prostitute who advertised on Craigslist.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said he was convinced the prostitutes were all killed by the same man, but admitted police have yet to identify a suspect - and there is likely to be a second killer.