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Past articles by Crystal:

Colorado mom who faked years of daughter’s ‘terminal’ illnesses pleads guilty in girl’s death

Kelly Renee Turner, 43, is expected to be sentenced to 16 years in prison next month. Turner, who was initially charged with murder, pleaded guilty to child abuse in the 2017 death of 7-year-old Olivia Gant. → Read More

Harmony Montgomery: Arrest made in connection with New Hampshire girl missing since 2019

Adam Montgomery, age 31, of Manchester, was arrested Tuesday and charged with the felony assault of his daughter, Harmony Montgomery, who was last seen alive in October 2019. The girl, now 7, was reported missing last week. → Read More

North Carolina trooper hits, kills trooper brother, detained driver while responding to traffic stop

Trooper James Horton was responding to a Rutherford County traffic stop just before 9 p.m. Monday, in which his brother, Trooper John Horton, had pulled over a driver. → Read More

85-year-old woman to be paroled in 1973 death of young stepson, killing of husband 2 decades later

When a hired hitman voiced concern about killing Sylvia White's husband in 1992, the soon-to-be widow had a chilling response. “It’s not that hard to do. I had a stepchild. I put a bag over it until it stopped breathing. It was better off,” she said. → Read More

Woman indicted in August deaths of 2 men found in lake near Georgia-Alabama state line

Abbrianna Williams, 25, and Joshua Wayne Nutt, 39, both of LaGrange, are accused of the Aug. 8 murders of Marcus Lee Caswell Jr., 46, and Travis Lodato, 31, both of Newnan. The men, were found shot to death in West Point Lake, were allegedly slain for their motorcycles. → Read More

Former NASA exec found guilty of killing neighbor over dog poop, noise and trash complaints

Michael Hetle, 54, of Springfield, Virginia, was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the March 3, 2020, death of 24-year-old Javon Malik Prather. The deadly shooting and its aftermath were captured on Hetle's doorbell camera. → Read More

Army Ranger charged in fatal bludgeoning of female security guard caught on camera

Spc. Patrick Philip Byrne, 29, is charged with first-degree murder, burglary and kidnapping in the July 18 killing of security guard Denise Smith, 41, of Tacoma, Washington. Byrne, 29, was stationed at the nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord. → Read More

Zodiac Killer mystery cipher cracked 51 years after killer sent it to San Francisco newspaper

A code-breaking team from the U.S., Australia and Belgium has cracked what has become known as the “340 Cipher,” a message written in code that the notorious killer sent to the San Francisco Chronicle in 1969, at the height of his killing spree. The Zodiac is confirmed to be responsible for five killings, though he claimed dozens more. → Read More

Breonna Taylor: Debunking 6 myths and bits of misinformation about deadly police shooting

As protests continue in the aftermath of an indictment in the case, so does misinformation about Taylor, 26, and the events leading up to and following her March 13 killing by Louisville police officers. → Read More

‘Tiger King’: Sheriff seeking leads in 1997 disappearance of Carole Baskin’s 2nd husband

A Florida sheriff is taking advantage of the enormous popularity of Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” to try to answer one of the most enduring questions raised by the limited series: What happened to Jack Donald “Don” Lewis? → Read More

Romance author from Oregon charged with killing chef husband

Nancy Brophy, 68, was arrested Wednesday in the June 2 shooting of Dan Brophy, 63, at the Oregon Culinary Institute. → Read More

Beltway sniper Lee Boyd Malvo granted new sentencing hearing in Virginia killings

Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the men known as the D.C. snipers or Beltway snipers, is serving life in prison for 10 murders. → Read More

Officer was sworn in hours before killing unarmed teen, mayor says

Antwon Rose was fatally shot Tuesday night as he ran from a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh. → Read More

Tipster leads California authorities to felon's stash of 553 guns, police say

Los Angeles County investigators received a tip about a felon with a "large arsenal of firearms," officials said. → Read More

Man with gun tattoo on forehead charged with illegal gun possession

Michael Vines has a gun tattooed on his forehead, but that’s not the weapon that put him behind bars in South Carolina. → Read More

British ex-soldier gets 18 years to life for parachute plot to kill wife, who survived plunge

“Are you trying to bump me off?” Victoria Cilliers asked her husband after a gas leak in their home. It turned out, he was. → Read More

‘Are you dead, sir?': Video shows ER doctor mocking, berating patient with anxiety

Dr. Beth Keegstra has been removed from duty at El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, California, since the June 11 incident. → Read More

Woman found dead in freezer following husband's suicide, police say

Officers were attempting to notify Lori Bruick, 55, of her husband's death when she was found slain, police said. → Read More

Police: 13-year-old girl dead in ‘brutal' killing, grandmother's body also believed found

Mariah Lopez, 13, was found dead June 6, dressed in gingerbread man pajamas, in a wooded area in north Alabama. → Read More

‘Bro, I just caught a body': 3 teens charged in ‘modified' Russian roulette death of friend

Matthew Minkler thought he was among friends. Police officials say one of those friends shot the 17-year-old in the face June 8. → Read More