Crime
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Cosby found guilty of sexual assault

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/26/18, 02:46 pm

A jury found Bill Cosby guilty Thursday in the 2004 drugging and molestation of Andrea Constand, one of numerous women who claim the comedian and actor abused her in past years. Cosby could get 10 years in prison for each of three charges of aggravated indecent assault, though sentencing guidelines mean he will probably get less. It is still possible, given his age, that the 80-year-old will die behind bars. The guilty verdict vindicates prosecutors’ decision to retry Cosby after a trial last year ended without a verdict.

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California police crack serial killer cold case

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/26/18, 11:47 am

Police on Wednesday apprehended a former police officer suspected of terrorizing Sacramento-area neighborhoods as a serial killer and rapist in the late 1970s and early ’80s. The so-called Golden State Killer is suspected in 12 murders and about 50 rapes. DNA evidence linked Joseph DeAngelo to the attacks on sleeping women and sometimes their partners. DeAngelo lost his job as a police officer in 1979 after being caught shoplifting a can of dog repellent and a hammer. Police now wonder if he used those items to commit one of many crimes.

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Waffle House shooter had erratic past

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/25/18, 12:19 pm

Accused Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking exhibited erratic behavior for years before Sunday’s shooting in Nashville, Tenn., according to his former employer. Darlene Sustrich, co-owner of a Colorado crane company where Reinking once worked, said the Secret Service called her office after Reinking tried to jump the White House fence last July. “We told them, ‘Hang onto him if you can. Help him if you can,’” she said, describing him as paranoid and delusional at times.

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