Etan Patz’s mom testifies about suspect defense hints is real killer


The mother of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy who vanished on his way to school more than 35 years ago, retook the witness stand Tuesday in the case of her son’s accused killer as the lengthy trial neared its end and prosecutors began presenting witnesses to rebut the defense’s case.
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General enters guilty plea as captain testifies to her emotional pain


At his sentencing hearing, Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair pleads guilty to charges that include mistreating his mistress. 'I failed her as a leader and a mentor,' he says. FT. BRAGG, N.C. — Two former lovers faced off a few paces apart in a military courtroom Monday, avoiding eye contact as a judge heard conflicting narratives about a tumultuous and illicit affair between two officers of very different rank and stature. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

First Witness Testifies in the Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial


Capturing the world's attention, the first day of testimony in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial took place in Pretoria, South Africa on Monday (March 3). Before hearing from the first witness, the double amputee athlete pleaded not guilty to murder and some weapons-related charges. Last year, the former Olympian shot his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp in his residence. According to the Blade Runner, he thought she was a home intruder. In the courtroom, witness Michelle Burger testified that she Read more [...]