TV Anchor Slaying Suspect Says Confession Forced At Gunpoint
Curtis Lavelle Vance, the man accused of murdering television anchorwoman Anne Pressly, appeared in court yesterday demanding access to DNA evidence against him, while a deputy prosecutor claimed Vance had previously confessed to the killing. Vance said the confession came after police "put a gun to my face." He has pleaded not guilty to capital murder charges.
Knox's Mother To Testify At Italian Murder Trial
Amanda Knox's mother, Edda Mellas, is scheduled to testify Friday at her daughter's murder trial in Italy. Mellas sent Knox off to Italy in 2007 as part of a University of Washington study-abroad program. Knox and a former boyfriend she met in Italy are accused of killing her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, during a sexual assault. Another man, an Ivory Coast native who prosecutors allege was an accomplice, was already convicted.
Boy Who Fled Chemo Responding Well To Treatment
A family friend says x-rays show the tumor in the chest of a 13-year-old Minnesota boy who resisted treatment has shrunk significantly after court-ordered chemotherapy. Daniel Zwakman stopped chemotherapy after a single treatment in February. His family insisted on alternative treatment for the boy's cancer.
Gun Rights Groups Plan State-By-State Revolt
Does the federal government have the constitutional power to regulate guns? That's the question a new gun rights coalition is asking; part of a new strategy to prevent tougher gun laws.
Postal Inspectors Play Big Anti-Drug Role
U.S. postal inspectors in Tucson have been smelling mail as part of an investigation to detect evidence of drug trafficking in letters and packages – efforts that led to five arrests last week.
Lead In Sensational 1955 Long Island Kidnap Mystery: Michigan Man Claims He Was Abducted Child
A middle-aged Michigan man has come forward to authorities, claiming he is Steven Damman, who, as a 3-year-old went missing outside a Long Island supermarket, while out shopping with his mother. DNA results that could prove his claim are due back in a month.
No Breaks For Victim's Family In 23-Year-Old Murder Case
Loretta Rasmussen, mother of 1986 murder victim Sherri Rasmussen, was dealt another blow today when her other daughter, Connie Sue Wilkinson, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for swindling. Sherri Rasmussen's murder case has resurfaced as prosecutors recently charged a veteran LAPD detective with the crime.