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Serial Monday: The Tool Box Killers

The year: 1979 Two friends who met in a correctional facility in California. Norris claimed that ittaker had saved him multiple times from being attacked by other inmates. They discovered that they shared an interest in sexual sadism. Over the… Continue Reading →

Michigan vs. Cochran- Week 2

The trial of Kelly Cochran started with a bit of a delay due to an unforeseen legal issue. The day did start with jury instructions. Judge Richard Cellelo stated: “Now after all of the evidence has been presented, the prosecutor… Continue Reading →

Missouri vs. Van Note- VERDICT

The Verdict is in….NOT GUILTY!!   On Tuesday night after deliberating 6 hours, a jury decided that Susan Van Note was not guilty. One panelist stated that the jury felt that Van Note was involved but that the evidence wasn’t… Continue Reading →

Michigan vs. Cochran

Kelly Cochran, 34, is accused of helping her husband murder her boyfriend and then is also accused of killing her husband. Not only was her boyfriend killed, he was dismembered. On Oct 13, 2014, Cochran came up with a plan… Continue Reading →

State of Missouri vs. Van Note- Updated!

Susan Elizabeth Van Note was a lawyer in Lee’s Summit who specialized in matters such as wills and other end-of life business. Van Note acknowledged that she had a volatile relationship with her father William Van Note. Sharon Dickson, was shot and… Continue Reading →

Verdict Daily Update- 10/5/16

Split verdict in Schenectady murder trial Albany Times Union SCHENECTADY — A Schenectady County jury on Tuesday acquitted a city teenager of the June 29, 2015 murder of 19-year-old Lasean Gause in … Murderer on run after leaving Georgia courtroom… Continue Reading →

Trial of Hubert Zafke- Neubrandenburg Germany

Hubert Zafke is 95 years old and it is currently being questioned whether or not he is fit to stand trial. The trial was scheduled to start in February in the state court in Neubrandenburg, Germany. It has been postponed… Continue Reading →

State of Florida vs. Robert Eugene Hendrix- Death Warrant Case

  Case Details: – Robert Hendrix and Elmer Scott (his cousin) were involved in a residential burglary where Scott was then apprehended by authorities. – Scott entered into a plea deal with the authorities that says while he was guilty… Continue Reading →

State of Florida vs. Robert Lavern Henry- Death Warrant Case

Quick Facts: – November 1, 1987, police and firefighters respond to a 9:30 p.m. call about a fire at a Deerfield Beach fabric store where they discovered Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor, two of the store’s employees. – Phyllis Harris was… Continue Reading →

Texas vs. Ray Jasper- Death Warrant Case- 3/19/14

  3-19-14 ***UPDATE 2!*** Courts denied request for stay! Opinion can be read in its entirety here   3-19-14      ***UPDATE*** The last appeal in this case was filed 4/26/12 arguing that: 1) Race based jury selection is unconstitutional and a potential juror… Continue Reading →

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