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Two reportedly shot dead in Little Haiti during Monday Night Football gathering - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

An overnight shooting in Little Haiti left two people dead and two others in the hospital.
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Report Faults Military's Strategies on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Report Faults Military's Strategies on Drug and Alcohol Abuse | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Despite a well-documented increase in the abuse of alcohol and prescription medications among military personnel over the past decade, the Defense Department's strategies for screening, treating and preventing remains behind the times, a major new...
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Judge to hear new testimony in 1970 slaying of Green Beret doctor's family - CNN.com

Judge to hear new testimony in 1970 slaying of Green Beret doctor's family - CNN.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A judge will hear testimony Monday on whether Jeffrey MacDonald, a former Green Beret convicted of killing his family, should get a new trial.
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Man Convicted in 1957 Murder of Girl

The case, involving the death of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, was one of the oldest unsolved crimes to eventually get to court in the United States.
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Trial begins in gruesome South Beach kidnapping and slaying - Miami Beach - MiamiHerald.com

Joel Lebron faces the death penalty if convicted of the 2002 slaying of South Miami’s Ana Maria Angel, 18.
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Marilyn Monroe’s earliest portraits to be displayed at World Erotic Art Museum in South Beach - People - MiamiHerald.com

Norma Jean Dougherty, a 20-year-old brunette beauty, walked past Los Angeles photographer Bruno Bernard in July 1946 as he left a dentist’s office. He followed the young woman and gave her his business card: Bernard of Hollywood.
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FBI arrests mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, in corruption case - CNN.com

FBI arrests mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, in corruption case - CNN.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
FBI agents arrested the mayor of New Jersey's capital city on Monday after he allegedly accepted bribes during an undercover sting operation, according to the FBI and court records.
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Former Illinois cop Drew Peterson found guilty of murdering his third wife

Former Illinois cop Drew Peterson found guilty of murdering his third wife | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

(CBS/AP) JOLIET, Ill. - Drew Peterson, the former Illinois cop who was accused of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio in 2004, has been found guilty.

 

Savio was found dead in a bathtub in 2004. Initially, police thought her death was accidental, but after Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007, authorities took a second look and determined Savio's death was a homicide.

 

The verdict was the culmination of a years long judicial process. Peterson has been jailed since 2009. In April, an appellate court ruled that prosecutors could present hearsay evidence in the case.

 

Because of a botched initial investigation into Savio's death, detectives collected no fingerprints, strands of hair or any other physical evidence. That meant the case largely hinged on the hearsay and other circumstantial evidence. Sentencing is set for November 26th...

 

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Lawyer of the Day: Literally Fighting for Her Right to Party

Lawyer of the Day: Literally Fighting for Her Right to Party | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A young prosecutor allegedly got into a drunken fight with Atlanta police.... uh-oh.
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Feds arrest Miami-Dade cop, say he stopped women drivers without cause for sexual thrills - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

The officer was charged with depriving people of their civil rights for detaining numerous women drivers without probable cause, so that he could ask them to expose their breasts or talk about their underwear.
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Port St. Lucie woman charged with driving off without paying...

Port St. Lucie woman charged with driving off without paying... | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A 20-year-old woman was arrested on a felony charge after police say she absconded with gas 10 times from a business on Northwest California Boulevard, according to an affidavit released Wednesday.
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Man in Joker makeup arrested at Florida theater - CNN.com

Man in Joker makeup arrested at Florida theater - CNN.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Florida police said they arrested a man wearing "Joker" makeup at a movie theater Wednesday after a report of him acting suspiciously.
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Body found in Medley cement silo - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

Recovery workers have found a body in the cement silo in Medley, Fla. where the roof collapsed on August 17.
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West Memphis 3: Life after death

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After 18 years in an Ark.prison for murders he didn't commit, Damien Echols must now adjust to life beyond death row...
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Hearsay evidence proves crucial in Drew Peterson's conviction - CNN.com

Hearsay evidence proves crucial in Drew Peterson's conviction - CNN.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Stacy Peterson disappeared five years ago, but the suspicions and fears she harbored about her husband proved crucial in his murder conviction.
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Execution For Killing His Sex Abuser?

A Philadelphia judge on Friday granted a condemned man a rare hearing to weigh whether prosecutors failed to disclose key evidence indicating the true motive behind a grisly killing nearly 30 years ago.
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Police: Driver crashes after woman starts sex in moving car and pulls gun - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

Charlotte County detectives have arrested a woman they say pulled gun on man while attempting to have sex in a moving car that resulted in a crash, WWSB TV reports. Arrested was 26-year-old Amanda Jean Linscott.
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WEST PALM BEACH: South Florida scientist who helped in filming sunken Titanic to be sentenced for child porn - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

A 62-year-old former South Florida Water Management District engineer who once showed off his computer skills when he created an underwater vehicle later used to explore the sunken Titanic will be sentenced to federal prison Thursday morning for...
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Whoa, This Zombie Law Thing Is Kind of Taking Off

An attorney is fundraising in order to create a zombie law casebook. Awww yeah.
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Depp Shares Ink With Man He Helped Release From Death Row

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TORONTO -- The man Johnny Depp helped release from Arkansas' death row has become like a brother to him, right down to getting matching tattoos. "We have some," Depp said Saturday as he touched a tattoo on the right side of his chest.
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Young girl found alive among dead bodies in France - CNN.com

Young girl found alive among dead bodies in France - CNN.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Investigators were working Thursday to determine what caused a shooting in eastern France that killed two British women and a man, and a French cyclist.
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TALLAHASSEE: Gov. Rick Scott orders execution of mass killer in Miami-Dade - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

TALLAHASSEE: Gov. Rick Scott orders execution of mass killer in Miami-Dade - Florida - MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A Miami man convicted of eight murders in the 1970s will finally face execution next month, after Gov. Rick Scott signed his death warrant.
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Toronto police: Floating suitcase had human remains - CNN.com

Toronto police: Floating suitcase had human remains - CNN.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Toronto police made a gruesome discovery Wednesday when they opened a suitcase that two boaters on Lake Ontario had towed back to shore.
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Public defender: Woman charged with death of newborn son is mentally ill - Broward - MiamiHerald.com

Public defender: Woman charged with death of newborn son is mentally ill - Broward - MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A Fort Lauderdale woman arrested Monday and charged with the death of her newborn son is mentally ill, said her defense attorney. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in Broward court.
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