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Criminal Law

No Charges Filed Against Teens Who Heckled Drowning Man
3 months ago

No Charges Filed Against Teens Who Heckled Drowning Man

A video shot by a group of teens laughing and taunting a man as he drowns in a retention pond in Cocoa, Florida has been making its rounds on Facebook …
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Acid Attacks are Getting Trendy in London
3 months ago

Acid Attacks are Getting Trendy in London

London has an acid problem. No, not the kind that makes you see vibrating colors, the kind that leaves people permanently disfigured. Since 2010, there have been over 1,800 acid …
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The Predator Next Door
4 months ago

The Predator Next Door

In the summer of 2003, Harold Dwayne English went to stay with his step-brother and his step-brother’s family in Bristow, Oklahoma. The Dyer family had no idea that they were …
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Killers Who Claimed Insanity
7 months ago

Killers Who Claimed Insanity

Despite the popular perception that those who kill must be insane, it is pretty rare for a killer to actually mount a successful insanity defense. A plea of not guilty …
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The Exoneration of Robert Jones
8 months ago

The Exoneration of Robert Jones

In 1992 Robert Jones was sentenced to life in prison after being accused of a crime spree involving robbery, rape, and the manslaughter of tourist Julie Slott. There was only …
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I Would Like to Call Alexa to the Stand
10 months ago

I Would Like to Call Alexa to the Stand

On the night of November 21, 2015, James Bates invited a few friends over to watch the game. The friends spent the evening at Bates’ drinking beer, taking shots of …
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The Execution of Ronald Smith
10 months ago

The Execution of Ronald Smith

In 1995 Ronald Bert Smith, Jr. was convicted of killing convenient store clerk Casey Wilson. After Smith’s confession, a jury recommended that he spent the rest of his life in …
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Programmed to Kill
11 months ago

Programmed to Kill

In November of 2012, a Long Island man walked calmly up to the 12th floor Manhattan home office of psychiatrist Michael Weiss. Wielding a sledgehammer and a knife, Jacob Nolan …
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Along Came Polly
1 year ago

Along Came Polly

In May of 2015, a concerned neighbor asked firefighters responding to a house fire to assist in a welfare check on an Ensley Township, Michigan couple. Firefighters entered the home …
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“Invisible Child” Escapes from Toledo Basement
1 year ago

“Invisible Child” Escapes from Toledo Basement

Sword and Scale episode 67 discussed a horrifying case of a mother convicted for killing her own children, but many were left to wonder how these kids were able to …
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