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The Napue Doctrine: Protecting You from False Testimony

Continuing our criminal defense blog's mission to keep readers informed about their rights, today we're discussing the Napue Doctrine. Like the Brady rule, the Napue rule governs how the ...

Surviving Suspect of Bank Robbery May Be Charged with Murder

The only member of a gang of bank robbers that survived a shoot-out has been charged with several crimes and may also face a murder charge for using one of the hostages as a shield. J.R., 19, is ...

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 ...

Motivated to Impress Fictional Horror Character Two Teens Stab Third

A 12 year-old girl survived 19 knife wounds inflicted by two of her 12 year-old friends, the attack prompted by their desire to impress a website character called "Slenderman", and the two ...

"Young, Stupid and Selfish" Couple Charged with Killing Elderly Couple

A young couple, motivated by financial gains, has admitted to strangling and stabbing an elderly couple to death in their home as they slept, and the male was closely related to the victims, as ...

Woman Buried Alive for $8k Cash

Two men, allegedly motivated by a cash sum of $8,000 a woman carried in her purse as she was on her way to purchase a car, have been arrested and charged with murder after they gave her a ride and ...

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 ...

Man Confesses to Killing Stepfather, Discarding Body in Family Pool

A man has confessed to killing his stepfather with a sledgehammer, tossing his body into the family pool, hiding his crime from his mother, and then starting on the task of building a casket, as ...

Man's Rampage: Wife, Dogs and Parrot Killed

In most criminal defense cases, individuals can be charged with a crime that has elevated penalties due to "intent to kill." Intent to kill crimes concern offenses where the defendant wanted ...

High School Student Charged as Adult in Murder of Classmate

A 16 year-old boy has been charged as an a adult for the murder of a 16 year-old girl, in what appears to be motivated by her declining to attend the prom with him as her date, as reported by CNN and ...

Man Charged with Murdering Girlfriend

As reported by Seattle PI a 20-year-old man, G.N., has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 20-year old girlfriend, A.L., and is being held in King County Jail on a $2 million ...

Man Enters Guilty Plea in 2011 Calif. Salon Killing Spree

When S.D. stormed into the hair salon his wife worked in and shot her and seven others to death it made national news in 2011. Now, three years later, S.D. has agreed to plead guilty according to his ...

Miranda Barbour Claims She's a Serial Killer While Awaiting Trial for Murder

Famed Craigslist killer Miranda Barbour, currently headed for trial for one murder, has been claiming from her jail cell that there were several more victims of her rampage, and a couple of men ...

After Repeated Stories as to Her Groom's Death, Bride Pleads Guilty to Murder

After telling authorities several stories about how her husband came to fall to his death in Glacier National Park during their honeymoon, the new bride admitted to pushing him from a cliff and will ...

MD Pleads Guilty to Two Felonies After His Prescriptions Led to an Overdose

The Des Moines Register has reported that a physician has entered a guilty plea for his role in the overdose death of one of his patients; as he had given the man, with a known "drug habit", ...

Evidence Piling Up Against Man Accused of Kidnapping and Murder

During a search of a an accused murderer's home, after finding the murdered child, police located child pornography, cameras, video recordings, journals and over a dozen guns. They also found a ...

Mother Charged for Murder of Children After Failed Exorcism Attempt

In a horrific piece of news a mother has been arrested for the murder of her two children and the attempted murder of two of her other children, as she and another woman tried to exorcise demons that ...

Man Charged Murder After Shooting Girlfriend's Drug Dealer

Police charged a man with murder after allegedly killing his girlfriend's drug dealer. The Chicago Tribune reports that he did this out of anger after learning she had gone to the man to purchase ...

Son of Boston Red Sox Broadcaster Pleads Not Guilty to Murder

Though soaked in the victim's blood, and with two eye witnesses, the son of Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, has entered a plea of not guilty in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, as ...

Mentally Ill Defendant Facing Up To 93 Years in Prison for Rape and Attempted Murder

A mentally ill man that attacked a woman, raped her eight-year-old stepdaughter and stabbed her dog, has pleaded guilty to all charges and is now facing between 12 and 93 years behind prison bars, as ...

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 ...
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