Crime Files

Officer in Tony Robinson Shooting Will Not Be Charged

The white police officer who shot and killed unarmed biracial 19-year-old Tony Robinson in Madison, Wis., earlier this spring will not face charges, CNN reports.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced Tuesday afternoon that Madison Police Officer Matthew Kenny will not be charged in the March shooting.

Inmate who had sex with jail staffers to sue for sexual harassment

An Oregon inmate who had sex with jail staffers plans to sue for sexual harassment, claiming that the two female guards violated him.

The case has already garnered attention, with both staffers being fired for their actions after both pleaded guilty to charges related to the case, reports the New York Daily News. They admitted to letting the prisoner out of his cell for sexual encounters, but both insisted that he was the one who pursued them.

Man Arrested For Driving With Rival On the Hood of His Car After Argument

State police say a Pittsburgh man drove for several miles through seven communities with another man clinging to the hood of his vehicle after an argument.

The driver, 46-year-old Dwayne Harvard, is charged with aggravated assault and other crimes after the Sunday night incident. He tells local TV reporters he was just defending himself and called 911 while driving with the man still hanging on.

Harvard and his girlfriend say the man had a knife. Harvard also says he was afraid the man might shoot him if he stopped driving.

The other man hasn't been charged.

Teacher Filmed Putting Student In Chokehold

A video taken on a cell phone which shows a teacher placing a student in a chokehold while attempting to break up a fight has surfaced. The boy’s parent, identified as Shunkita Qualls, said her 16-year-old son was involved in a fight with another student at Northeast Prep in East Memphis. She told reporters that she thought the teacher had used more force than was absolutely necessary, causing bruises all over the boy’s arms and neck. Qualls also said a police report had been filed and hoped the teacher would be punished.

Six Baltimore Police Officers Suspended After Man In Custody Dies From Severe Spinal Injury

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police were conducting a criminal investigation Sunday into the death of a man injured in their custody, and the mayor vowed to ensure the city held "the right people accountable."

73 Year Old Grandmother Convicted Of Killing Husband 30 Years After Killing Second Husband

A 73-year-old grandmother from Northern California has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of her third husband - three decades after being acquitted of killing her second husband.

The Sacramento Bee reported a Placerville jury took less than two hours Wednesday to return a guilty verdict against Colleen Ann Harris.

Seventy-two-year-old Robert Harris was found dead from a shotgun blast at the couple's home in 2013.

Colleen Harris testified that she couldn't recall the events leading up to his death because of traumatic memory loss.

Woman Arrested For Decapitating 3 Month Old Daughter

Deasia Watkins, 20, was arrested on an aggravated murder charge Monday morning for the death of her 3-month-old daughter Jayniah.

A child in the home, located in the 5900 block of Waldway Lane, found the newborn lying on the counter with a severed head, according to Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, Hamilton County Coroner.

The baby also suffered multiple stab wounds to the face and a fractured right arm.

13 Year Old Stabs His Mother's Abusive Boyfriend During Fight

Phoenix police say the teen was forced to stab his mother's boyfriend after the boyfriend went on the attack.

The man, identified as Keith Childress, exploded in anger and began beating the boy's mother before turning his rage towards that boy and his 15-year-old sister.

That's when the young man named Darvon grabbed a kitchen knife and fought back.

Man Beats Woman for Refusing Sex After He Bought Her McDonald’s Meal

Bada ba ba ba, she wasn't loving it. 

A man is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail after he beat up a woman who refused him intercourse after he bought her breakfast at McDonald’s. The man, Justin Jarrard Oliver, is currently facing felony charges, battery charges and false imprisonment charges. The 26-year-old is being held in lieu of a $75,000 bail.

Arrest Made in Murder of Transgender Woman Islan Nettles

An arrest has been made in the beating death of a transgender woman, according to the victim's mother.

Delores Nettles told DNA Info on Tuesday that prosecutors have informed her of an arrest in the 2013 killing of her daughter, 21-year-old Islan Nettles. "I'm overwhelmed," Nettles said. "I still want to know the facts, but it's been a long time coming."

The New York Daily News reports that the suspect is 21-year-old James Dixon.

He was charged with manslaughter and assault.

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