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Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield


Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield takes a look at the daily stories of mystery and justice, and examines some of America's most shocking crimes that we just can't forget. Mon - Thu 6p - 8p on HLN.

Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield takes a look at the daily stories of mystery and justice, and examines some of America's most shocking crimes that we just can't forget. Mon - Thu 6p - 8p on HLN.
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Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield takes a look at the daily stories of mystery and justice, and examines some of America's most shocking crimes that we just can't forget. Mon - Thu 6p - 8p on HLN.




Walmart Child Killer Laughs In Court. Did The Dentist To The Stars Kill His Mom? Mom Boyfriend And Estranged Husband MIssing.

: A resident of Syracuse, New York and a mother of four, she was initially reluctant to testify. She didn't think she could bear reliving a day that haunts her still. Kerri-Anne Buck took the stand in court Tuesday and faced her worst fear. A grandmother was killed in her Beverly Hills mansion, and her own son, a prominent dentist to the stars - has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Rockford Police investigators were seen Tuesday afternoon moving in and out of a home on 10th Avenue....


8 Year Old Girl Lured From Walmart And Killed. Boy Mysteriously Vanishes From Home. Body Stolen From Funeral Home Still Missing

The jury that took only 12 minutes to confirm that Donald Smith is a child rapist and killer will be tasked this week with deciding whether those crimes should cost him his life. The hunt for a missing five-year-old boy turned desperate on Monday as the search entered its third day. Lucas Hernandez was reported missing from him home in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday by his 26-year-old stepmother. : "Really, the end goal is to have her body back," said Robert D. Tips, CEO of the Mission Park...


Married Senator Caught In Motel With Teen Boy. 8 Year Old Girl Lured from Walmart and Killed. Brain Eating Amoeba Kills Girl On Church Trip. Preacher Found With Bound Naked Man?

We're learning more about the case against a former state senator who pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking charges last year. In March, the Moore Police Department released a redacted report containing details of an incident at a motel between then-Sen. Ralph Shortey and a 17-year-old. The jury in the murder case of Cherish Perrywinkle will be back in the courtroom Tuesday -- this time listening from witnesses and determining the punishment for her killer, Donald Smith. The jury took 12...


17 dead, at least 14 injured in school massacre

(CNN) -- The FBI was warned in September about a possible school shooting threat from a YouTube user with the same name as the suspect in Wednesday's campus massacre in Parkland, Florida, according to a video blogger. Ben Bennight, the 36-year-old YouTube video blogger from Mississippi, noticed in September an alarming comment on a video he'd posted. He told CNN he immediately contacted the FBI. "Im going to be a professional school shooter," read the comment, left by a user with the name...


BREAKING NEWS: At least 17 dead in Florida school shooting

At least 17 people were killed Wednesday in a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. The suspect, 19-year-old former student Nikolaus Cruz, is in custody, the sheriff said. The sheriff said he was expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons. Police are investigating his digital profile, he said. So far, what they've found is "very, very disturbing." We cover the shooting live and speak with eye witnesses and victims.


Cops: Girl, 8, lured from Walmart & killed. Model Hires 'Hitman' to Kill hubby's ex? Body stolen from funeral home still missing. Cops: Man brutally punches grandma in face.

During the second day of the Donald Smith trial, the medical examiner took the stand in a Duval County Courthouse. Smith is accused of kidnapping Cherish Perrywinkle from the Walmart store on Lem Turner Road, raping her and then eventually killing her. The Pickaway County Prosecutor's Office has indicted a Circleville woman again after an error in paperwork led to her conviction being thrown out. Tara Lambert is accused of trying to hire someone to kill a couple. Lambert is scheduled to be...


Did Sheriff order killing to protect cars? Cops: Girl, 8, lured from Walmart & killed. Girl found dead after filing restraining order. Clerk, son pistol whipped in front of 4-year-old.

A Tennessee sheriff has been caught on camera ordering his officers to shoot dead a fleeing suspect instead of trying to ram him, seemingly because he didn't want his cars to get damaged. Last April, Michael Dial, 33, led police on a long pursuit over county lines before an officer shot him in the head, killing him. A panel of 12 jurors and four alternates was seated Friday to hear the first-degree murder trial of Donald Smith. The panel of eight black women, one Hispanic woman, four white...


Did millionaire murder wife in mansion? Missing teen girl found murdered in woods. Cops: Woman kidnaps baby, pretends to be mom.

Opening statements in the State of Florida v. James Robert Ward took more about two hours Wednesday morning. "Ladies and gentlemen, what the evidence is going to show in this case is, that on the night of September 21, 2009, the defendant, Mr. Ward, pointed a gun in the direction of his wife's face and pulled the 12-pound trigger on a .357 magnum and it went off," said prosecutor Will Jay. The 16-year-old from Grand Rapids who was found murdered in Kalamazoo was also the victim in a sexual...


Mom-to-be killed, baby cut from womb. Ex brutally beats mayor wife, avoids jail. Did teen kill girl for fear she was pregnant?

An infant who was ripped from her mother's womb by a neighbor last summer is being raised by her father, as her closest relatives still grapple with the fact that the child will never know her mother. Baby Haisley Jo is in the care of Ashton Matheny, in North Dakota. The man who beat and strangled then Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki will not go to prison. Only NBC2 was in court as former firefighter Ken Retzer pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Miami courtroom. In court, Sawicki played a violent...


Aspiring funeral home director found dead. Mom poisons toddler son, goes on shopping spree. Young waitress found dead after strange texts.

A Cobb County jury has found an Austell mother guilty of poisoning her disabled toddler and taking out credit cards in his name. Erica White was found guilty as indicted - on 16 counts that range from malice murder to financial fraud - on Monday, said Kim Isaza, spokeswoman for the Cobb district attorney's office. Evidence gathered in the death of 21-year-old Savannah Gold shows that police divers found her burned body in a Westside pond in August, just hours after her ex-boyfriend, Lee...


Cops: Woman snaps, calmly says she killed mom. Preacher with secret double life kills wife. Cops: Son kills wealthy parents, hides bodies.

A Chandler woman can be heard calmly admitting strangling her mother to death in a 911 call released by the Chandler Police Department on Friday. Elizabeth Ramirez, 59, called police on Jan. 16requesting assistance at the home of her mother, 80-year-old Bertha Hermosillo Gutierrez. The Washington County jury deliberated for about eight hours after getting the case earlier in the day following six days of testimony. Stephen Carl Allwine was found guilty Wednesday night of fatally shooting...


Missing Girl's Body Found in Shallow Grave. Preacher With Secret Double Life Kills Wife. Mom's Dismembered Body Found in Suitcases? Cops: Mom of 9 Kills, Buries Son in Backyard.

Officials with the FBI confirmed Tuesday afternoon that a body found in rural Wayne County last month is that of Megan Nichols, a Fairfield, Illinois, teen missing since July 3, 2014. Stephen Carl Allwine was found guilty Wednesday night of fatally shooting his wife and staging her death as a suicide. The man suspected of killing a 28-year-old Aloha mother, whose body was found inside the trunk of a car last week, has been charged and booked into Washington County Jail. Officials on...


Accused Killer Twin Pretended To Be Sister? Body Stolen From Funeral Home Still Missing. Billionaire Couple Killed in Mansion. Two Court Appearances In One Day for "Serial Stowaway"

A woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin had dressed up in her dead sister's clothes and flirted with her boyfriend shortly after the fatal crash, a court has heard. Ashleigh interviews the ex-boyfriend of Julie Mott, whose body went missing after her funeral.


EPSIODE 2: Chase suspect speaks out from jail, teacher bashes military in classroom rant, twin accused of killing sister

DESCRIPTION The man behind the wheel in a high-speed chase claims he's on the right side of the law. A teacher is caught on camera slamming the military, and Ashleigh slams him right back. And the twin accused of driving her sister off a Hawaiian cliff is headed to trial, saying her death was an accident.


Monday January 29, 2018

A married mother who was killed while leading a double life on an adult website was spotted in a liquor store buying absinthe and whiskey eight hours before she died. A man suspected of decapitating and dismembering a 28-year-old Oregon mother was found hiding in a ravine and screaming for help minutes before he was arrested by police. A Minnesota preacher in a failing marriage, who failed in his attempt to hire a hitman using bitcoin on the dark web, also failed to convincingly stage his...


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