A Florida man is now facing federal murder charges after he was accused of tricking his girlfriend into taking abortion pills to end her pregnancy. The suspect is charged with first degree murder, and product tampering. Under the Federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act, the murder charge could carry a life sentence for the suspect if convicted.
Two women happened to turn on to kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro's street in the middle of the escape to freedom for three women held captive there for years.
- CNN's Susan Candiotti has the story
There are new developments this morning in the murder of California girl Leila Fowler. Saturday, police announced Fowler’s 12-year old brother had been arrested for allegedly murdering his 8-year-old sister.
- CNN's Dan Simon reports
The daughter closest to kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro is speaking exclusively to CNN. Angie Gregg is angry and heart-broken. She says she never saw signs of the horror that was allegedly unfolding inside her father's house and she wants the world to know her family doesn't have "monster" in their blood.
CNN’s Laurie Segall sits down with Gregg in an interview you'll see only on CNN.
Reactions are emotional and dramatic after a jury finds Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder. John Berman covers the story.
Two of the women found in Ariel Castro’s home, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus are back with their families. The third victim, Michelle Knight remains in the hospital – however doctors say she is in good condition.
One man who played a big role in bringing them home after their escape on Monday is Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone. This morning he joins “Early Start” to discuss working very closely with the DeJesus and Knight families throughout their ordeal.
Thursday morning, new details continue to emerge regarding what went on inside the Seymour Avenue house where Amanda Berry and two others were held captive. The accused captor, Ariel Castro is now facing three counts of rape and four counts of kidnapping.
-CNN’s Pamela Brown reports
(CNN) - An Air Force officer who served as a branch chief for the service's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program was arrested and charged with sexual battery over the weekend.
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, 41, has been removed from current duty, an Air Force official said Monday. The official declined to be named because it is an ongoing law enforcement matter.
Krusinski was placed in charge of a section of the service's sexual assault prevention and response program in February, running a five-person office, the Air Force official said.
He was arrested just after midnight Saturday in Arlington, Virginia, and is accused of grabbing a woman's breasts and buttocks, Arlington County police said. Police said the woman fought off her assailant when he tried to grab her again before she called authorities. ...
Krusinski's arrest comes as the Pentagon has been under closer scrutiny from Congress over its handling of sexual assault cases in the uniformed services.
(CNN) - An intruder was shot and killed at the home of a deputy district attorney and her sheriff's-deputy husband in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, just before midnight Monday, according to a statement from the Colorado Bureau of Investigations.
Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock identified the man as Joshua Stevens, 31. It appears he was shot once in the head and several times in the torso. A full autopsy will be done Wednesday, she said.
Bock told CNN she thinks Stevens was unarmed.
This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Jim Spellman reports the latest on the intrusion, and if it could be connected to recent killings of public officials in Colorado and Texas.
(CNN) - A man plowed a car through the front doors of a Walmart store in California Sunday, then attacked customers with a blunt object, police said.
The suspect drove more than 10 feet into a store in San Jose, California, got out of the car and began assaulting people, San Jose Police Officer Albert Morales said.
The suspect was arrested on assault charges and remained in police custody Sunday afternoon, Morales said. His motive was unclear, Morales said, but police believe drugs or alcohol may have been involved.
CNN's Nick Valencia reports on the latest in the investigation on "Early Start" this morning.