A gang member who's been arrested 38 times before is now charged with first degree murder in the fatal shooting of a six-month-old baby.
Koman Willis is accused of shooting Jonylah Watkins inside her father's parked minivan March 11th. Investigators believe the theft of a PlayStation video console may have sparked the shooting.
CNN's Ted Rowlands has more from Chicago.
The American woman accused of trying to smuggle 12 lb. of marijuana is due in court today. Casey Wian has more. "There's a chance she's gonna get out soon," Wian reports. But, he says, “In this case the judge has the power to hold Maldonado in prison up to four months before trial.”
Last week, the jury deadlocked during the sentencing phase of Jodi Arias’ trial. Eight jurors wanted the death penalty, four others held out for life, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial. Christine Romans has more on what went on inside the jury room and why the jurors couldn’t make a unanimous decision to sentence Arias.
Yanira Maldonado, an American woman accused of smuggling pot in Mexico, may find out today if she will go free or remain in jail until her trial. John Berman has the story.
"Arizona Senator Jeff Flake says he is personally involved," Berman reports. "He is working the case. He's had several conversations with...the Mexican Ambassador to the United States. They're trying to bring Maldonado home."
"Death Row Debbie" was sentenced to death for plotting her 4-year-old son's murder in 1990. Christine Romans has more.
A Philly paralegal was found dead in the home of her boyfriend, also a well-known attorney. Christine Romans has more on the story.
Spectators who lined up for courtroom seats are preparing themselves for "phase two" in the penalty phase of her murder trial the judge declaring a mistrial after jurors could not agree on life in prison or the death penalty.
A retrial on the sentencing issue for Arias who was convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend is now set for July. CNN’s Casey Wian is following developments.
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