Recent Posts in Homicide Category

Why We Need the Brady Rule: Another Look

In a blog from earlier this year, we brought up the vital importance of the Brady rule—a procedure by which prosecutors are required to reveal all evidence that supports or strengthens the ...

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Pregnant Ex

A man has pled not guilty to murder and arson regarding the death of his former girlfriend, who was five months pregnant with his child when she disappeared in Maui. S.C. was the last person to see ...

Mentally Ill Man Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Attorney Who Angered Him

A man that may be battling mental illness, has pled not guilty to murder via a court-appointed attorney, in regards to the shooting death of a popular defense attorney, as reported by Kentucky.com ...

Parent Accused of Murder Researched Hot Car Deaths

The temperature needed for a child to die in a car was of interest to both parents of a toddler that did later die in a hot car, and a judge must now determine if the baby died in an accident or in an ...

Drunken Teen, Charged with Murder, Hid Father Under Kitty Litter

According to CNN a teen boy that spent his afternoon consuming alcohol with his father, and then overheard a telephone argument his father had with his mother, grew angry, beat his father to death ...

Man, Thinking Lover has AIDS, Strangles Her to Death

A man has been arrested and charged with murdering a woman after the two had been on a methamphetamine binge, engaged in oral sex, and he later learned that she had AIDS. The man, J.W., 32, has ...

Man Gets Life in Prison for Kidnapping, Rape and Murder of Niece

A former serial rapist, with some unprosecuted crimes dating back to the 1980s and 90s, has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2008 kidnapping, rape and murder of his niece, as reported by WCAX ...

Prosecution Accused of Unethical Evidence Practices in Indictment of Nanny Facing Murder Charges

Defense attorneys are arguing that the prosecution is behaving unethically in the evidence they presented to a grand jury, which resulted in the indictment of an Irish nanny for murdering the ...

Frustrated Young Soccer Player Accidentally Kills Referee with One Punch

Angry following a soccer referee's call, a 17 year-old player hit the ref once in the head. The blow sent the man to the hospital and into a coma for a week before he died from the injury. A judge ...

Man Receives Five Consecutive Life Sentences for Five Counts of Murder

After attempting to place blame on his 14-year-old nephew, a man has been found guilty of killing five members of his ex-wife's family and sentenced to five consecutive life sentences, with an ...

Woman Charged with Murdering Husband with Pickaxe

After a woman jokingly told a friend that she had killed her husband in 2008, the woman was charged with murder when her husband's body was located in a small grave behind their home, as reported ...

Respected College Grad Admitted to Stabbing Man Over Bar Stemware Argument

A church-going “good kid” with a master’s degree is facing murder charges for killing another young man, also a college graduate, over an argument concerning stemware in a downtown ...

Young Man Charged with Attempted Murder of War Vet

As reported by The Washington Post, and several news media, a 19 year-old man has been arrested and arraigned in the shooting of an army soldier, while the two men were at a party celebrating the ...

Man Ignores No-Contact Order & Now Faces Murder Charges

As reported by the Denver Post, a man that had been ordered to stay away from his girlfriend, has now been charged with shooting her in the head as she tried to drive down an alley near her home. The ...

Witnesses + MD Report = Reckless Homicide Charge for Child's Death

A man is facing several criminal charges, including first-degree reckless homicide of a child, due to a doctor's suspicions, the autopsy and several witness accounts of instances of previous child ...