May 6, 2017
True crime in the news for the week of 04/23/2017 - 04/29/2017.
- The father of a long-missing Hawaii child known as “Peter Boy” has led investigators to a location on the Big Island where he says the boy’s remains are located.
- The suspect in a racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men he targeted randomly on the street.
- Father of missing boy arrested after giving police contradictory statements
- Slain woman's Fitbit data cited in murder case against husband
- Man guilty of killing ex-FSU mascot over gumbo spices
- Thai husband kills baby and himself on FB Live
- Police bust cockfighting ring and recover 100 roosters
- Vet tied up therapy dog before shooting it dead while being filmed
- Woman held captive in pit inside neighbor’s backyard shed
- 86 year old woman beaten to death on high school track
- Man’s body found encased in concrete in a dumpster
- 2 children missing after mother found dead in creek
- Drunk driver hits 5 kids getting off school bus, killing 1
- Man sentenced for using Xbox chat to ask for boys' nude pics
May 6, 2017
True crime in the news for the week of 04/16/2017 - 04/22/2017.
- Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hung himself in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, taking his life 5 days after being acquitted in the deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
- A 50-year-old Tennessee teacher who vanished last month with a teen student is under arrest in Northern California.
- Suspect kills elderly victim on FB Live and threatens an “Easter day slaughter”
- 8 year old girl kills 2 year old boy while unsupervised in daycare
- Witch Nelda sentenced to life for child abuse
- Etan Patz’s killer sentenced 40 years after murder
- Suspect in custody after Fresno killing spree that left 3 dead
- 10 year old autistic boy handcuffed at school
- Woman faked 10 year old son’s death to raise money
- 2 more doctors charged in female genital mutilation case
- Navy SEAL faces child porn charges for filming abuse of a minor
- Doctors and Pharmacists charged in $40 million kickback scheme
- 2 men arrested after K2 drug infects 40 people
April 28, 2017
True crime in the news for the week of 04/09/2017 - 04/15/2017.
- Parents copy movie plot in an attempt to get away with the murder of their adopted son with special needs.
- Three teenagers who beat a 16yo schoolmate to death in a bathroom have been charged.
- Manhunt for “manifesto fugitive” Joseph Jakubowski ends after a 10-day manhunt.
- 4/10 - CO - Police officer throws woman face-first onto sidewalk
- 4/10 - IL - Man shot to death in quarrel with father over who would walk dog
- 4/10 - CA - School shooting murder/suicide leaves 3 dead & 1 injured
- 4/10 - ME - Dad charged in infant son’s death 38 years later
- 4/11 - PA - Man accused of abusing kids with dog shock collar, needles and pliers
- 4/11 - Queensland, Australia - Aspiring rapper racks up $465 seafood bill before attempting an ocean getaway
- 4/12 - PA - Woman using Ancestry.com discovers identity theft of baby for decades
- 4/12 - NJ - Fugitive suspect in MS-13 slaying added to FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list
- 4/13 - FL - “Cocaine Cowboy” caught after 26 years on the run
- 4/13 - GA - Teen fatally beat and stabs grandparents with her boyfriend
- 4/13 - MA - A woman raped in a state hospital cannot sue for damages
- 4/13 - MI - Dr charged with genital mutilation on girls
- 4/14 - CN - Elite boarding school details decades of sexual abuse of students
- 4/14 - VA - Father convicted of killing infant son for life insurance money
- 4/14 - MA - Aaron Hernandez found not guilty of 2012 double homicide
April 20, 2017
True crime in the news for the week of 04/02/2017 - 04/08/2017.
- 15 year-old boy arrested in connection with rape case that was broadcasted live on Facebook
- Suspect in Cincinatti nightclub shooting indicted
- Homeowner who shot three burglars not being charged
- Couple selling baby on Craigslist have "done this before"
- The search of a girl missing after a double murder ends
- Trial begins for girls charged in fatal high school bathroom fight
- Girl jumps from moving car to escape kidnapper
- Mother accused of abandoning her infant in a front yard
- Lottery winner invests part of his $3m prize in meth ring
- Roman Polanski’s bid to end sex abuse case is rejected
- Man admits to killing 7yo son & feeding his body to pigs
- Prosecution asks jury for "full justice" over barracks ambush
- Woman who attacked "lazy" boyfriend with hammer sentenced
- Woman charged for leaving paraplegic ex in woods to die
- Sheriff arrested after causing an elderly woman’s heart attack
- Rick Ross sentenced to probation in assault and kidnapping case
- 11 year-old boy commits suicide after social media prank
- Mayor accused of the sexual abuse of a teen back in the 1980s
- Woman accused of choking girl for blocking Disney fireworks view
- Parents accused of "gifting" teen daughter to "cult-like figure"
- Man sent to prison for biting off girlfriend’s nose
- Father of boy missing for 20 years pleads guilty
- Sports doctor loses license after sexual assault accusations
- Fake surgeon pleads guilty to operating on dozens
- Manhunt on for suspect accused of stealing firearms and sending manifesto to Trump
- Two pastors arrested for sex crimes against children
April 5, 2017
True crime in the news for the week of 03/26/2017 - 04/01/2017.
- 14 year old boy arrested in the sexual assault of a 15 year old girl streamed live on Facebook
- Teen runaway spotted with teacher at Oklahoma City Walmart
- Officer sentenced to 40 years in prison for the shooting death of a 6 year old autistic boy
- 2 men arrested in connection with a nightclub shooting that left 1 person dead and 16 others injured
- Homeowner's armed son shoots and kills 3 attempted burglars
- $1 million worth of heroin found in dog crate at JFK airport
- Couple tries to sell baby on Craigslist for $3,000
- Woman beat with hammer and set on fire is rescued by 2 good samaritans
- Salon worker found guilty of murder after illegal silicone buttocks injections killed client
- 2 teens convicted of rape but insist it was consensual. Case turns into immigration debate and father is arrested because of a questionable immigration status
- Man found innocent after serving 20 years for attempted murder
- School attack plot foiled by parents
- 2 activists who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood are charged with 15 felonies
- Pastor scams his flock of $6.7 million
- Angel of Death serial killer beat to death in prison
- Allman Brothers Band co-founder's wife arrested for pointing a rifle at teens
- 3 men charged with human trafficking in a ring that is linked to exploiting young men with mental health issues
- Charleston church shooter pleads guilty to avoid 2nd death sentence
- Judge orders public humiliation for domestic abuser
- Death penalty sought for couple charged in teen's rape, murder and dismemberment
- Man sentenced in DUI crash that killed his wife as they had sex
March 28, 2017
True crime in the news for the week of 03/19/2017 - 03/25/2017.
- Pregnant woman killed in SWAT raid; boyfriend uses her as shield
- 6 hunters accused of illegally killing dozens of hares
- Police officer runs over and kills shooting suspect
- Man admits to lying about being a POW to get gifts
- 9 year old shot in the head by 2 year old brother; parents arrested
- Ex-MMA fighter "War Machine" learns fate after trial for kidnapping and sexual assault
- Woman goes on Walmart parking lot rampage
- International manhunt for Russian murder suspect ends
- Man indicted for hate-crime for seizure-inducing tweet
- Daycare provider indicted on 100+ criminal counts
- White teen who accused 3 black men of kidnap and rape confesses to hoax
- Death row inmate who survived a 2 hour botched execution resists setting new execution date
- Parents arrested for allegedly killing son and setting fire to home to cover up crime
- Police officer accused of dumping emaciated dog in trash bag at city park
- Man acquitted of rape because woman didn't scream
- Officer convicted in shooting death of 6 year old
- Black lawmakers ask FBI to help find missing black girls
- Girl gang-raped on Facebook Live now receiving death threats
- Suspect in NYC Midtown stabbing wanted to kill a black person
- Teacher kidnaps 15 year old student after alleged affair