Thursday April 27, 2017

Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Patriots now might owe Aaron Hernandez millions

Now that Aaron Hernandez may have his conviction posthumously vacated — under an obscure Massachusetts legal doctrine — the Patriots could owe him money, a lawyer said Thursday. The Pats may actually be contractually obligated to pay Hernandez’s estate a $3.5 million bonus that was stopped hours after his murder arrest in 2013.  More…

Chemist admits botching crime lab results for nearly a decade

More than 20,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts will be tossed out after a lab chemist admitted she intentionally botched evidence for nearly a decade.  More…

Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself In Prison

Former New England Patriot and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison overnight, authorities said Wednesday morning. Just last week Hernandez was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting deaths of two men in the South End in July 2012.  More…

Hero guard fatally shoots armed bank robber

An Illinois security guard is being hailed as a hero when he shot dead a masked bank robber who opened fire on him, officials said. In surveillance video, Brian Harrison — a retired sheriff’s deputy — instantly pulls out his holstered pistol and shoots Laurence Turner, 34, inside the Alpine Bank in Rockford.  More…

Facebook murder suspect found dead in car

The man who allegedly gunned down a Cleveland grandfather and posted the murder on Facebook was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a report. Steve Stephens, 37, was found in his white Ford Fusion on Buffalo Road in Erie, Pa.  More…

Lawsuit: I paid $4,500 for a ‘worthless’ Eli Manning helmet

Diehard Giants fan Michael Jakab started to smell a rat shortly after paying $4,300 for a Giants helmet signed by quarterback Eli Manning and inscribed “Game Used 2007-08 Superbowl Season.” Jakab’s research concluded the helmet “had never been used in a game by Manning” and “was actually worthless to collectors,” his suit says.  More…

‘Proof’ Eli Manning was in on Giants memorabilia scheme

A smoking gun email from Eli Manning proves he quarterbacked a conspiracy to defraud collectors by pawning off phony game-worn gear as the real deal, according to court documents obtained by The Post.  More…

Justice for Judith Clark means no parole

Judith Clark’s supporters may have swayed Gov. Cuomo to commute her sentence late last year, leaving her eligible for parole — but she still doesn’t deserve to be a free woman. Clark represented herself at trial but refused to recognize the court’s authority to try or convict her. In her closing statements, she announced, “Revolutionary violence is necessary, and it is a liberating force.”  More…

Cop gets demoted for lying to Uber driver

A North Carolina police officer has been demoted after he was caught on camera telling an Uber driver he could not record a traffic stop. Local news outlets report police records show that Wilmington police Sgt. Kenneth Becker was demoted to corporal Wednesday. The demotion costs Becker $1.38 an hour.  More…

United Airlines gives refunds to passengers on chaotic flight

The free-for-all became free for all! Every passenger aboard United Airlines’ Flight 3411 bound for Louisville, Kentucky, will get a refund following the mayhem of a doctor getting dragged off the plane.  More…

Cop Slams 22-Year-Old Woman to the Ground Face-First

A disturbing video shows a Colorado police officer slamming a woman face-first to the ground after a scuffle. In the video, a woman in a black dress and high heels can be seen struggling with a Fort Collins police officer outside a bar. After a few seconds, he turns and throws her face down on the pavement.  More…

United Passenger Dragged From Overbooked Flight

A man on an overbooked United Airlines flight was forcibly removed from his seat and dragged through the aisle on Sunday, and video of the anguished protests by him and other passengers spread rapidly on Monday as people criticized the airline’s tactics. A police officer involved in the episode has been placed on leave, the authorities said.  More…

EMT run over, killed by man driving stolen ambulance

An FDNY medic was run over and killed with her own ambulance in The Bronx Thursday when a man who had been joyriding on the rear bumper commandeered the vehicle.  More…

Kidnapped woman escapes from moving car’s trunk and runs to freedom

Dramatic surveillance video shows the moment a kidnapping victim hopped out of the trunk of a moving car in Alabama and dashed to freedom. A man abducted the 25-year-old woman outside her apartment in Birmingham’s Avondale neighborhood around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Alabama.com reported. The kidnapper pointed a gun at the woman, demanding money.  More…

Driver in fatal crash that killed 13 people was texting

A witness says the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, acknowledged he had been texting while driving — a development that highlights the dangers of sending messages on smartphones while behind the wheel.  More…