A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the death of his 9-year-old half-sister, whose body was found attached to a rope hanging from a tree, Alabama authorities said Friday.
Oakland is reeling after a gun rampage at a small religious college left seven people dead. Six months ago, eight people died in a shooting in Seal Beach, California. And just over a year ago, an attack targeting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona left six dead and 13 injured.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales has been charged with 17 counts of murder and six counts of assault and attempted murder.
The man that prosecutors say is behind the stabbing deaths of four homeless men in Southern California now stands accused of the brutal killing of a mother and brother of an old friend, authorities said.
An Ohio grand jury on Friday indicted a 52-year-old man, alleging that he "pulled the trigger" to kill three men who had answered a Craigslist ad for work on a cattle farm, authorities said.
Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs is a world away from the tiny, sun-baked Afghan villages he is accused of terrorizing as the leader of what prosecutors call a rogue group of soldiers that targeted civilians.
An Arkansas man charged with murder will get a hearing before the Supreme Court over whether he can be retried on that charge after the trial jury's failure to reach unanimous verdicts on other charges.
A 29-year-old Los Angeles woman was charged with murder Friday and her two accused male accomplices were charged with robbery in a shotgun crime spree that allegedly resulted in the execution-style slaying of an MTV producer, authorities said.
A 16-year-old boy has been indicted as an adult on charges of murdering two British men in Sarasota, Florida, police said Wednesday.
In February, a North Carolina grand jury charged Elisa Baker with murder in the death of her stepdaughter, Zahra Baker.
A grand jury returned an 11-count indictment against Lonnie David Franklin Jr., the alleged "Grim Sleeper" serial killer accused of murdering 10 victims over a 20-year span, authorities announced Thursday.
New evidence leads to Gary Ridgeway's 49th charge of murder since 1982.
Prosecutors Monday charged Gary Ridgway, the confessed "Green River Killer," with a 49th slaying -- that of a 20-year-old mother more than 28 years ago.
From December 2010: An American woman is tied up and stabbed to death in Israel. Paula Hancocks reports.
Israeli police and security services have arrested four Palestinian men in connection with the December slaying of American tourist Kristine Luken, authorities said.
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, made its own history Tuesday as its homicide rate reached 3,000 deaths for the year -- 10 times the number of killings annually that the border city counted just a few years ago.
Military officials have referred charges against Staff Sgt. David Bram -- in relation to a larger case involving five soldiers accused of killing Afghan citizens for sport -- to a general court martial, officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington said Monday.
Three men pleaded not guilty Wednesday in separate killings in Maplewood, New Jersey, that prosecutors are investigating as bias crimes, according to the Essex County Prosecutors' office.
A hearing opened Monday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington for the first of five soldiers charged with the premeditated murder of three Afghan civilians.
U.S. troops are charged with murdering unarmed civilians in Afghanistan. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
Five U.S. soldiers facing murder charges in the deaths of three Afghan civilians earlier this year have now been charged with "conspiracy to commit premeditated murder," and seven more soldiers have been charged in connection with the probe into the incidents.
In television dramas like CBS' "Criminal Minds," serial killers are apprehended swiftly and surely.
New DNA technology helps lead to an arrest in the L.A. 'Grim Sleeper' case by matching DNA with the suspect's son.
A suspect is charged in the slaying of four people in a home in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. WFMZ reports.
Curtis Flowers has stood before five juries in the past 13 years on capital murder charges, accused of killing four people in a Mississippi furniture store.
A University of Virginia lacrosse player has been charged with murder in the death of a fellow student.
A 12-year-old could be tried on charges of murdering his father's pregnant fiancee. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.
After scathing criticism from the son of slain Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, police in Los Angeles, California, have apologized for including the clothes the senator was wearing when killed in an exhibit of high-profile homicide cases.
The niece of the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, once lived with murder suspect Anthony Sowell, a registered sex offender charged with murder after the remains of 11 victims were found at his home, a spokeswoman for the mayor said Monday.
A district attorney Friday considered seeking the death penalty for a man charged with killing a toddler and three others at a Kansas City, Kansas-area home.
A Colorado jury has found Allen Andrade guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a transgender teen.
A 41-year-old man was charged Thursday with murder and other charges in connection with the deaths of two British soldiers at a base in Massereene, Northern Ireland, earlier this month, police said.
A second man has been charged with murder over the killing of a policeman in Northern Ireland two weeks ago.
A recently retired Mexican army general whose bullet-riddled body was found Tuesday near Cancun had taken over as the area's top antidrug official less than 24 hours earlier, officials said.
A woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter and dumping her body in Galveston Bay in Texas has pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in the case.
A woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter and dumping her body in Texas' Galveston Bay went on trial Tuesday on capital murder charges in the child's death, court officials said.
A convicted sex offender who was sentenced to death for killing a 9-year-old Idaho boy is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges related to the killing of a 10-year-old California boy.
The body found inside an SUV Monday morning has been confirmed to be Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, a top FBI official said.
Killings in Kansas City are happening at an alarming rate, and police and residents say the slayings can be traced to the same urban maladies that have plagued the city for years
A prosecutor presents his case against a man accused of killing his wife's teenage lover.
Police say the man charged with killing a pregnant soldier was the baby's father.
Nancy Grace reports on a murdered missing soldier whose remains were found in North Carolina.
The convicted killer of his wife and baby daughter will not be permitted parole
A British man who fled the U.S. after his wife and baby were shot to death was convicted of murder Wednesday by a jury that rejected defense claims that the mother killed her daughter and herself as they snuggled in bed
For a year, LA Times reporter Jill Leovy blogged about every homicide in Los Angeles. CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports.
Two or three people are killed each day by others in Los Angeles County. Most of them died anonymously until Jill Leovy and her blog, The Homicide Report, came along.
Surveillance video shows the suspect in the brutal murder of a New York therapist entering her building.
David Tarloff, the man accused of hacking a Manhattan therapist to death with a meat cleaver, was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in Manhattan District Court on Friday.
Baltimore ended the year with the city's highest murder rate in eight years, despite a new police commissioner's modest success in slowing the spike in homicides
Mark Hacking is accused of killing his pregnant wife, Lori, in Salt Lake City. Scott Peterson is accused of killing his pregnant wife, Laci, in Modesto, California. Meanwhile, as their cases play out before a national audience, countless other husbands and boyfriends stand accused of the same crime in courtrooms across the country.
Profiles of the key attorneys in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson:
Developments in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson from July 10-14, 1995
Confident that they have proven intent to kill, Michigan prosecutors rested their case in the murder trial of Dr. Jack Kevorkian after playing the videotape of Thomas Youk's death and calling the medical examiner and investigators in the case.
The King County prosecutor lays out the case against a couple charged with murdering six members of a family.
New York City is on course to mark the fewest homicides since records have been kept, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced Wednesday.
Missouri police say they've solved five murders committed in 1977 or 1982. Affiliate KSDK reports.
Robert Pickton faces life in prison for the murder of six women. CNN's Colleen McEdwards explains.
The accused in the Madrid train bombing are scheduled to hear the verdicts and sentencing on Wednesday morning. All of the 28 defendants are men except for one Spanish woman. All the defendants have pleaded not guilty during the trial.
Father Bill Terry of St. Anna's Episcopal Church in New Orleans wants everyone to know what's happening in New Orleans: too many murders with too few people held accountable.
Priest posts names of victims
A Marine accused of murdering Iraqi civilians, including children, in the town of Haditha should have all charges dropped against him because of weak evidence, an official said
A 19-year-old man has confessed to killing a prominent African-American journalist, who was gunned down Thursday as he walked to work, Oakland police told CNN on Saturday.
A Marine was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison after being convicted of unpremeditated murder and other charges in connection with the death of a civilian in Hamdaniya, Iraq, last year.
A man killed by New Orleans police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was shot in the back, according to an autopsy report CNN obtained.
Autopsy: Victim shot in back
Suspected killer arrested
A man accused of killing and dismembering his wife and hiding some of her remains in their Detroit-area home has given a "lengthy confession" to police, Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel said Monday.
A 48-year-old man appeared in court in England on Friday to face charges that he murdered five prostitutes.
The deaths of five women -- all working as prostitutes --- in the past two weeks in Ipswich, eastern England, has triggered an urgent manhunt for a suspected serial killer. Here The Briefing Room recalls the infamous careers of some of the other chilling murderers whose crimes continue to haunt us.
A fourth soldier from the 101st Airborne Division was charged Wednesday in connection with the shooting deaths of three detainees during an operation in Salaheddin province in May, the military said.
A jury found California housewife Susan Polk guilty of second-degree murder Friday in the stabbing death of her wealthy psychologist husband.
It was the tragedy that stunned Australia a decade ago: 35 innocent men, women and children gunned down by a disturbed young man in the forbiddingly beautiful setting of Port Arthur, an isolated 19th century prison on the island of Tasmania.
Death row inmate Stanley Tookie Williams, a founder of the Crips street gang who has worked from behind bars to quell gang violence, has asked California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to spare his life. The request was denied and he will be put to death shortly after midnight.
The mother of a 16-year-old charged in the brutal slaying of an attorney's wife was arrested Thursday on a charge of accessory to murder for allegedly telling her son not to come home because police had blocked off the neighborhood following the killing.
Prosecutors called Jim Holden a ruthless hit man who killed a man "execution style" during opening statements in Holden's murder trial. They then used his own words to emphasize their point.
The killer of a law school coed 36 years ago demonstrated a sense of "compassion" for his victim that distinguishes him from a serial killer who targeted young women during the same time period, an investigator testified at the murder trial of a retired nurse.
More than two months after Terri Schiavo died, there are answers about what killed her but as in her life, there is a dispute in her death.
As medical officials wrapped up Terri Schiavo's autopsy, her relatives continued on disparate paths with plans for her burial and legacy.
The fate of Robert Blake is now in the hands of five men and seven women who began deliberating late last week in the 71-year-old actor's murder trial.
Investigators still don't know who is responsible for the murder of a Chicago judge's husband and mother on Monday, but white supremacist Web sites are applauding the killings.
A U.S. soldier pleaded guilty to murder charges Friday related to his role in the shooting death of a wounded Iraqi teenager.
Two days after a convicted sex offender confessed to killing two women in his apartment building, police said Thursday they were carrying out additional searches and believed they could find more bodies.
About four decades ago authorities in Mississippi ended their investigation into the brutal murders of three civil rights workers who had helped register black voters as a part of the 1964 "Freedom Summer." No one was ever charged with their murders.
A former nurse accused of murdering dozens of patients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania hospitals over nearly two decades pleaded guilty Thursday to 13 counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
A former nurse who prosecutors say has confessed to killing dozens of patients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania hospitals is expected to plead guilty to murder charges Thursday morning.
A former nurse who prosecutors say has confessed to killing dozens of patients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania hospitals is expected to plead guilty to murder charges in a deal that would spare him from the death penalty, according to a prosecutor's spokesman.
On the day he was supposed to begin his senior year of high school, Martin Tankleff's life suddenly veered off course. Waking at 6:10 A.M. in his bedroom in Belle Terre, N.Y., a wealthy town on Lon...
A couple hours after a man was charged with killing his cousin, the cousin's wife and their 4-year-old son, investigators found three bodies Monday.
A couple hours after a man was charged with killing his cousin, the cousin's wife and their 4-year-old son, investigators found three bodies Monday.
As the body of UK serial killer Harold Shipman, found hanged in his prison cell, was taken away for an autopsy, relatives told of their anger.
Shortly before dawn on a rainy morning this past summer, Harvey Jay Brown drove to an empty parking lot near his Tampa apartment, where he knew he'd be alone. Dressed in a T-shirt and sweatpants, h...
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