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Recent articles by Jeff:

5 Things to Know About the Mysterious Shooting of Popular Florida Law Professor Dan Markel

Family and friends of Florida State University law professor Dan Markel have waited a long time for answers in his 2014 execution-style shooting → Read More

Did a Divorce Fight Over Children Lead to Florida Professor’s Execution-Style Slaying?

Florida State University law professor Dan Markel was executed in his garage, and police say there are connections between his killers and his ex’s family → Read More

Texas Teacher, 27, Accused of Improper Relationship with 17-Year-Old Male Student

A Lockhart, Texas, high school science teacher was arrested Monday on a felony charge of having an improper relationship with a 17-year-old male student → Read More

Texas Man Allegedly Killed Artist Grandmother After Threatening Texts: ‘She Saw Beauty in Everything’

The body of Hazel Billingsley, 67, was found in a shed behind the home she shared with her grandson → Read More

Philadelphia Teen Claims Motel Knew She Was Being Sex Trafficked but Did Nothing

A teen girl in Philadelphia was was the victim of sex trafficking at a motel that knowingly profited from her exploitation, she alleges in a new civil suit → Read More

Satanist’s Girlfriend Sentenced in Murders of Two Men in North Carolina

Amber Nicole Burch pleaded guilty after 2014 discovery of missing mens’ bones in backyard → Read More

Ex-Prosecutor Found Not Guilty in Retrial for Wife’s Alleged Suffocation

After a hung jury, a second trial in Illinois cleared Curtis Lovelace, who was accused of murder eight years after the death of his first wife, Cory → Read More

Illinois Woman Allegedly Kills Boyfriend by Pouring Bleach Down His Throat During Fight

Darrius Ellis, 26, died after an argument in a van with Yasmine Elder, 24, who is charged with his murder → Read More

Pennsylvania Mom Accused of Drowning Sons Allegedly Tried to Kill Them Before By Running Them Over

Laurel Schlemmer, 43, is accused of drowning two youngest boys, ages 3 and 6, in bathtub in 2014 → Read More

Missing Indiana Woman Drowned While Trying to Rescue Lost Dog From River Bank: Police

Witnesses saw Jacquelyn Watts, 33, trying to catch missing dog near river before she went missing → Read More

Former Illinois Student Accused of Suffocating Newborn After Giving Birth in Dorm to Plead Guilty in Case

Lindsay Johnson faces charges of first-degree murder and child endangerment → Read More

11-Year-Old’s Stepfather Not Competent for Trial on Charges He Killed Her and Dumped Body in River

Wendell Noyes had been charged with second-degree murder in 2011 death of 11-year-old Celina Cass → Read More

Elizabeth Smart Meets Fellow Kidnapping Survivor Amanda Berry for the First Time: ‘You’re Just My Hero’

Years after they endured unspeakable horrors, abduction survivors Amanda Berry and Elizabeth Smart are meeting for the first time to discuss their lives → Read More

Former Illinois Prosecutor Curtis Lovelace Back on Trial for Alleged Murder of Wife After Hung Jury

Curtis Lovelace’s first trial in the death of his wife Cory ended in a mistrial → Read More

Ohio Parents Charged After Unresponsive Son, 8, Allegedly Found with Heroin in System

An Ohio mom and dad have been charged with child endangerment after authorities allege their 8-year-old son was found in January with heroin in his system → Read More

Colorado Mom’s Dismembered Remains Found in Oklahoma, Ex Arrested

Ashley Mead, 25, was reported missing Feb. 14 in Boulder and her ex has been charged in her death → Read More

Inside Daisy Coleman’s Campaign for Sexual Assault Survivors: ‘It’s About Healing Others’

Daisy Coleman is advocating for victims of sexual assault five years after she accused a teenage boy of assaulting her in their small Missouri town → Read More

Beach Boys’ Mike Love Remembers Confrontation with Charles Manson

In his new memoir, the band co-founder recalls a late-1960s brush with the murderous Manson → Read More

Loss of Son Moves a Father to Give Away Pianos and Share Gift of Music that Inspired Them Both

Tom Townsend's Pianos for People honors his son Alex, a musician and artist who died at 21 → Read More

Hung Jury Means Retrial for Curtis Lovelace, Charged with Killing Wife Cory

Judge sets new trial date of May 31 after jurors who deliberated 16 hours can’t reach verdict → Read More