MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (CBS/WBNS) Matthew Hoffman pleaded guilty Thursday to killing three people in Ohio and to all the other charges against him.
Authorities said Hoffman killed and dismembered Tina Herrmann, 32, her
son, Kody, 11, and a family friend, Stephanie Sprang, 41.
ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS/AP) The hits just keep on coming for the defense team behind Casey Anthony, charged with the 2008 capital murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, after one of her lawyers, Jose Baez, was slapped with a $583.73 fine for failing to turn over information about expert witnesses.
The judge in the central Florida case also denied a request to view a blogger's photos, calling it "fishing."Continue »
HANOVER, Md. (CBS/WJZ/AP) Someone described as a disgruntled lone wolf, who was griping about highway signs, mailed the small package intended for Maryland's Democratic governor that ignited Thursday when a worker in the state mail room unzipped it, shooting out a tiny flame that singed the worker's fingers.Continue »
PEARL, Miss. (CBS/AP) Two Mississippi women, dubbed the "Kidney Sisters" after their life sentences were suspended on the condition that one donate a kidney to the other, were released from prison on Friday after serving 16 years for an armed robbery.
Jamie and Gladys Scott waved to reporters and yelled "we're free" and "God bless y'all" as they left the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in an SUV.Continue »
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (CBS/AP) The El Dorado County Sheriff's Department has long objected to allowing the Northern California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years to speak on the phone once a month, and now they say their suspicions about Phillip and Nancy Garrido have been confirmed.Continue »
LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) The Los Angeles Police Department has opened four new missing person cases stemming from the release of more than 100 photos taken from the home of suspected "Grim Sleeper" serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr.Continue »
MCALESTER, Okla. (CBS/AP) Billy Don Alverson, the Oklahoma death row inmate convicted in the 1995 killing of a convenience store worker, was executed by lethal injection Thursday evening by the state of Oklahoma.
It was the first execution conducted in the U.S. this year.Continue »
GILBERT, Ariz. (CBS/KPHO/AP) If you've seen this man, or a $60 bill, you should call the police.
Investigators in the Phoenix area are looking for this bank robbery suspect they've dubbed the "$60 Bill Bandit" because he once asked a teller for $40 and $60 bills - denominations that aren't printed.Continue »