One patient after another died last April at the Texas' Lufkin Dialyis Center for reasons no one could explain. Ambulances had to rush people to the emergency room almost every day. Things got so grim the clinic shut down to investigate.
One year later, prosecutors say they have an explanation: Saenz deliberately injected 10 patients with bleach, killing five of them in what were probably excruciatingly painful deaths.
HENDERSON, Texas (CBS/ AP) It was the worst crime scene anybody working the case had ever seen. Authorities say it was Dec. 2, 2008, when the lifeless body of 13-month old Amora Bain Carson was found covered in blunt force trauma wounds and human bite marks, allegedly the victim of an attempted exorcism gone terribly wrong.
The child's mother, Jessica Carson, 20, and Carson's boyfriend, Blaine Keith Milam, also 20, both face capital murder charges and will be tried separately.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (CBS/AP) Evangelist Tony Alamo preyed on his loyal followers' young daughters, once taking a girl as young as eight as his bride and repeatedly sexually assaulting her, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Clay Fowlkes said that girl's story and others unwound an "elaborate facade" Alamo wove around himself.
A New Hampshire man says he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and was charged over 23 quadrillion dollars. And then got slapped with a $15 overdraft fee.
Josh Muszynski checked his account online a few hours after the purchase and saw the 17-digit number — a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500 (twenty-three quadrillion, one hundred forty-eight trillion, eight hundred fifty-five billion, three hundred eight million, one hundred eighty-four thousand, five hundred dollars).
Seven men are jailed on charges including murder, in the shooting deaths of Byrd and Melanie Billings, who had 17 children -- four biological and 13 adopted.
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan told CBS "Early Show" on Wednesday that investigators had "verified yesterday that this team, this group of people, had been in training at least 30 days, a month, prior to the execution of it at the Billings' compound."
But last year, a male 18-year-old Wis. high school student, allegedly posed as a girl on the social newtork and tricked dozens of male classmates into sending him naked photos of themselves. He then blackmailed them into sex acts, according to prosecutors.
Now, the accused Berlin, Wis. student is due back in court Thursday in preparations for a criminal trial.
In an exclusive CBS The Early Show interview Tuesday, Amanda Knox's younger sisters Ashley Knox, 14, and Deanna Knox, 20, said Amanda Knox said she was hoping she wouldn't spend another birthday and jail and that she made the most of the behind-bars celebration.
"She always finds a way to be happy. She was still smiling," Deanna Knox said.
Melanie and Byrd Billings were shot to death Thursday in their nine-bedroom home in northern Florida. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan hugged their sobbing adult daughter, Ashley Markham, at a press conference Tuesday to announce that three more people had been arrested, bringing the total to seven.
"It is my honor today to tell you, Ashley, and your family, we have found them and they are in custody," Morgan said.
ALSIP, Ill. (CBS/AP) "What a mess!" That is was authorities must be thinking as they begin the daunting task of trying to identify remains in each of the approximately 100,000 graves at a suburban Chicago cemetery where four former workers allegedly dug up bodies in an elaborate scheme to resell the plots burial plots.
An FBI spokesman says about 20 agents have joined Cook County investigators at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip on Monday.
OREGON CITY, Ore. (CBS/AP) - A few days after her toddler died, Raylene Worthington told detectives that the child had been choking on phlegm.
But on the witness stand Monday, accused of using prayer instead of medicine to heal her increasingly ill child, Worthington said she didn't remember the 15-month-old girl choking at all.