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Self Defense Claimed in SF Gay Man's '11 Death

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 28
The man accused of brutally stabbing and beating to death his gay older roommate in 2011 did it after the victim raped him, the man's attorney said as the trial opened in San Francisco Superior Court this week.

Wesleyan Overdoses Happened As School Stepped Up Efforts

By Michael Melia | Feb 28
As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug viola

Tulsa Amputee Gets Protection From Penis-Biting Ex

By EDGE | Feb 28
An Oklahoma amputee whose girlfriend awoke him by allegedly trying to bite his penis off is now getting 300-feet of protection from the weiner-chomping woman, thanks to a court order secured this week.

Michael Alig Interview: The Taming of a Party Monster

By JC Alvarez | Feb 28
Like Rip Van Winkle awakened from his slumber, former nightlife czar Michael Alig has emerged from 17 years in prison to survey his former kingdom

$150K Dress Worn By Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars Reported Stolen

By Anthony McCartney | Feb 27
The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion.

Ex-Police Chief: JonBenet Ramsey Crime Scene Was Mishandled

Feb 27
In his most extensive comments on the JonBenet Ramsey case, the former Colorado police chief who led the investigation into the 1996 slaying of the 6-year-old beauty queen acknowledged online that officers botched the initial handling of the crime scene.

Cherry Factory Front Echoes of Real-Life 'Breaking Bad'

Feb 27
Investigators originally suspected the Dell's Maraschino Cherry plant was illegally dumping "hazardous materials" into New York City's sewer system. The discovery of a secret pot farm pushed the man carrying on the family business to a violent end.

'Black Madam': I've Been Haunted Since Butt-Injection Death

By Maryclaire Dale | Feb 26
A transgender hip-hop performer who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial Thursday she has been haunted since the 2011 death of a client she injected with low-grade silicone.

States Predict Inmates' Future Crimes With Secretive Surveys

By Eileen Sullivan and Ronnie Greene | Feb 24
States are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which inmates will commit future crimes and who might be safe to release, despite serious problems and high-profile failures.

Man Convicted in Deaths of 'American Sniper' Author, Friend

By John L. Mone and Jamie Stengle | Feb 24
A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the "American Sniper" author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis.

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