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May 29th, 2013
09:20 AM ET

A gang member now charged with first degree murder in the fatal shooting of a six-month-old Jonylah Watkins – CNN's Ted Rowlands reports

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.

READ MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/28/justice/illinois-baby-shooting

Filed under: Crime
May 29th, 2013
09:09 AM ET

American woman jailed in Mexico due in court today – Casey Wian reports

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.”

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May 29th, 2013
08:52 AM ET

Inside Arias' jury room – Christine Romans has the story

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.

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May 28th, 2013
07:46 AM ET

American wife & mother accused of smuggling pot, arrested in Mexico – John Berman reports

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."

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May 27th, 2013
08:15 AM ET

Death row mom Debra Milke could soon go free – Christine Romans reports

"Death Row Debbie" was sentenced to death for plotting her 4-year-old son's murder in 1990. Christine Romans has more.

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May 27th, 2013
08:07 AM ET

Mysterious death of Philly woman found dead in attorney-boyfriend's bathtub – Christine Romans reports

A Philly paralegal was found dead in the home of her boyfriend, also a well-known attorney. Christine Romans has more on the story.

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May 24th, 2013
07:00 AM ET

Jurors deadlocked on sentence for convicted killer leads to mistrial in Jodi Arias penalty phase – CNN’s Casey Wian reports

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.

READ MORE: New jury to decide Jodi Arias' fate after penalty phase mistrial

Filed under: Crime
May 17th, 2013
09:39 AM ET

Florida man charged by federal authorities with tricking girlfriend into taking abortion pill

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.

Filed under: Abortion • Crime
May 13th, 2013
07:27 AM ET

Witnesses record moment police entered kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro's home- CNN's Susan Candiotti reports

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

Filed under: Crime • Ohio
May 13th, 2013
07:21 AM ET

Brother, 12, arrested in 8-year-old Leila Fowler's death – CNN's Dan Simon reports

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

READ MORE:Slain girl's mom pleads for privacy after son's arrest

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