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    NEWS

    Convicted killer Scott Peterson to be resentenced this fall following court overturning his death sentence

    Scott Peterson, the California man who was sentenced to death in 2005 for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, must be resentenced, a judge has ruled.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Man allegedly runs over woman in Starbucks parking lot, accused of attempted murder

    A California man allegedly ran over a woman in the Starbucks parking lot with his SUV. Now, police say he has been charged with attempted murder.
    By Todd Betzold
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    NEWS

    Body of former homicide detective, 87, found inside freezer at her California home, police say

    An 87-year-old female ex-homicide detective’s body was found in a freezer in the California home she shared with her daughter, police said.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Mother arrested after dragging her daughter outside of the car while trying to drive drunk, cops say

    A mother has been arrested after she allegedly dragged her 8-year-old daughter with her car. The child was trying to stop her from driving drunk, police say.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    Botched butt-implant surgery on wannabe porn star leaves one dead, two facing murder charges

    Two people face murder charges after a botched butt-implant surgery left a wannabe porn star dead, Los Angeles police said. The suspects were not medical professionals.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    A police officer thought he was responding to a car wreck. There, he found a murderer who opened fire.

    A gang member in California was convicted of killing a police officer and another man. Despite the conviction, prosecutors are mad they can't seek death.
    By Victor Fakunle
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    NEWS

    Man accused of gunning down California couple during parking spot dispute arrested in Iowa

    A man accused of killing a couple over a parking spot in California was arrested in Iowa, police said. The suspect was charged with murder, police said.
    By Nate Homan
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    COLD CASES

    Cold case murder of 22-year-old 7-Eleven clerk cracked nearly 50 years after her death: Police

    Police in California have used DNA to identify a suspect in the 47-year-old case of a woman who was murdered while working at a convenience store.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Murder suspect allegedly tied up 72-year-old man, stabbed him and then drowned him in bathtub

    A suspect has been arrested in connection to an elderly California man found stabbed multiple times and drowned in a bathtub, authorities said.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Teen boy shoots and kills girl he was riding in car with, police say motive unknown

    A teen boy in California shot and killed a teen girl while riding in a car with her. Police say the motive is unknown, but he has been charged with murder.
    By Todd Betzold
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    COLD CASES

    Police arrest suspect who allegedly traveled across country to kill man found fatally shot under tarp in 2013

    Authorities announced they have identified and arrested a suspect from South Carolina in a nearly decade-old murder case across the county in California.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    California mother accused of disabled son's death now faces murder charges in 4-month-old death: cops

    A California mom charged in connection to one child's death has now been accused of murder in another child's killing, prosecutors announced.
    By Nate Homan
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    NEWS

    Former California police officer accepted bribes, helped drug trafficker escort narcotic shipments: Feds

    Former California police officer accepts plea deal admitting to accepting bribes from a drug trafficker, federal prosecutors said. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Man, 18, accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old boy and claiming they were drive-by shooting victims: Police

    An 18-year-old man in California is accused of gunning down another teen and telling cops he and the boy were victims of a drive-by shooting, officials said.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    California high school teacher accused of sexual misconduct with 14-year-old former student

    A teacher in California is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old student, police said. Authorities say it is possible there may be more victims in the case.
    By Nate Homan
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    NEWS

    77-year-old plastic surgeon in L.A. accused of sexually assaulting two female patients

    A 77-year-old plastic surgeon has been charged with sexual battery after he allegedly sexually assaulted two female patients in his care. He could face a maximum sentence of five years.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    Man who assassinated Robert Kennedy granted parole, but there's a catch.

    Sirhan Sirhan, who shot and killed Robert Kennedy, was granted parole in California. But, the decision needs more approvals before he leaves prison.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    TRIAL ARCHIVES

    A trial made for television: The Menendez murder case became made-for-TV fodder

    Here is a recap of the case against Lyle and Erik Menendez. The duo was convicted of killing their parents and now reside in the same California prison.
    By Taneia Surles
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    GANGSTERS

    Living like a gangster: Now is your chance to own Al Capone's personal items

    An auction features hundreds of personal items from Al Capone and his family. The Chicago mobster died years ago, and his family is selling possessions.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    Teenager charged with three counts of murder after alleged street-racing crash in California

    One of two teenagers involved in a deadly alleged street-racing crash that killed three people now faces murder charges, prosecutors announced.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Teenage hitchhiker raped along road, police say they have caught the suspect months later

    A man in California faces charges after police say he sexually assaulted a teenage hitchhiker. The arrest comes months after the alleged rape.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    Woman charged with murder after leaving accident scene her friend drowned, report says

    A California woman left the scene of a crash where her friend drowned to death. Now, police have charged the driver with murder in connection to the wreck.
    By Todd Betzold
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    NEWS

    Driver ran down, killed bicyclist after dispute, California cops say

    California truck driver charged with fatal hit-and-run after allegedly hitting a Riverside bicyclist with his car after a dispute, police said.
    By Nate Homan
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    NEWS

    Alleged gang member in custody for robbery, carjacking, now accused of murdering woman he was dating

    A California woman was shot dead and a man she was seeing, who was already under arrest for unrelated crimes, is now a suspect in her murder.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    COLD CASES

    Suspect in custody after DNA identifies human remains found buried in shallow grave 18 years ago

    DNA has helped investigators identity a woman found buried in a shallow grave in California in 2003 and take into custody a suspect in the cold case.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    California man lured young girls via social media to isolated location to rape them, cops say

    A man in Riverside, California, was arrested after he allegedly met girls through social media, then lured them to a location and sexually assaulted them, cops say.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    Man kills girlfriend, injures their 4 children after allegedly driving SUV wrong way down freeway on purpose

    A California man's girlfriend is dead after he allegedly, and on purpose, drove his vehicle the wrong way down the 101 Freeway, authorities said.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    COLD CASES

    Suspect arrested for second time after DNA allegedly ties him to nearly 40-year-old murder of California mom

    Police were able to use modern technology to identify the man they allege was responsible for the 1981 murder of a Carmel woman.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    California mom, her two teens accused of fatally gunning down 13-year-old San Jose boy

    San Jose Police said Margarita Santillan and her two teenage children with fatally shot a teenage boy during a fight in daylight. The three suspects have been charged.
    By Nate Homan
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    NEWS

    He had a bomb in his hands and was ready to murder innocents in L.A. Then the FBI swooped in.

    A former U.S. Army infantryman was found guilty of planning a terrorist attack in California. The vet was upset after the attacks in New Zealand.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    Juvenile, 16, shot and killed shoe store employee after fight over Nike Dunk Low sneaker raffle: Police

    A teenager is under arrest after a fight broke out during a sneaker raffle in California, police said. One person was killed and the suspect was charged with murder.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Advocate fought for prison reform. Now, he'll spend decades inside for murder.

    A man who fought for prison reform in California was sentenced to decades behind bars for murder. The advocate represented himself during his trial.
    By Victor Fakunle
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    NEWS

    Grisly new details: Father who allegedly murdered his children in Mexico believed they had ‘serpent blood'

    The California father and suf shop owner accused of murdering his two young children in Mexico allegedly confessed to the crime, a criminal complaint claims.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Holocaust survivor, 80, found murdered in famous Palm Springs neighborhood

    An elderly Holocaust survivor was found murdered in a famous California neighborhood Frank Sinatra once called home. Police have made no arrests in the case
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Mother tossed infant son off hospital building, ‘validated her parking, and drove away’: District Attorney

    A California mother was found guilty of murdering her 7-month-old son nearly a decade ago by throwing him from the fourth floor of a hospital parking structure.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Man raped an 8-year-old girl after breaking into her bedroom, cops say

    A man has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl in California. Police say he broke into the girl's bedroom.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    California father accused of traveling to Mexico and fatally stabbing his son and daughter, ages 1 and 3

    A California father is accused of stabbing his children to death on a ranch in Mexico. He then tried to come back to the U.S. The dad is charged with murder.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Foster parents, ages 79 and 80, face murder and abuse charges after disabled teenager dies in their care

    An elderly woman running a foster home for dependent children and adults in California has been charged with murder.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    17-year-old and his mom in cuffs after teen girl found dead from gunshot wounds: cops

    A 17-year-old boy and his mother have been arrested in connection to the death of a 14-year-old girl in Fresno, California, police said. Another teen was wounded.
    By Mack Bush
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    COLD CASES

    How DNA helped police solve a 1980 cold-case murder: 'We now have some closure'

    The 1980 cold-case murder of Judy Nesbitt in California has been solved. The suspect was identified using advanced DNA techniques. The killer died in 1999.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    Prominent Black bank executive found dead in her Los Angeles home, colleague arrested

    A well-known, Black bank executive was found dead in her Los Angeles area home. Police say she “suffered trauma to her face." A colleague has been accused of her murder.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    Son uses dumbbell to kill mom — so he could get three hots and a cot in prison!

    A man used a dumbbell to beat his mother to death in California. He told the police he did it so he could get shelter and food while in prison.
    By Victor Fakunle
  • drunk driver charged with murder after pregnant woman forced c section and baby dies
    NEWS

    Suspected drunk driver crashes into another vehicle, killing a baby. Police accused him of murder.

    A drunk driver in California crashed into a pregnant woman's car. Now, police say after an emergency c-section, her baby has died. The suspect is accused of murder.
    By Todd Betzold
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    NEWS

    California mom gives birth, leaves baby 'discarded' outside their California home, cops say

    California police responded to a report of a woman giving birth to a stillborn baby, but officers say the baby was actually born alive and was killed.
    By Connor Surmonte
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    CELEBRITY MUG SHOTS

    An attack on a fellow music star didn't derail Chris Brown's career: A recap of his legal troubles

    Chris Brown's high-profile attack on fellow musician Rihanna did not end his music career. The domestic violence arrest on the day of the Grammy's became national news.
    By Taneia Surles
  • california man gets thrown out of restaurant proceeds to run patron over with car killing them
    NEWS

    Man gets kicked out of restaurant, hits patron with car, killing the victim, police say

    A California man was kicked out of a restaurant. Police say he angrily drove his car through the parking lot, hitting and killing the victim.
    By Todd Betzold
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    COLD CASES

    California investigators crack 1980 cold case murder of woman found dead in her condo

    Authorities used genetic genealogy to identify the person they believe killed 20-year-old Michelle Louise Wyatt in 1980 in her Santee, California, home.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Mom gunned down in front of daughter, police say it's a case of mistaken identity

    A mom in California was shot and killed in front of her daughter, police said. Officers described it as a case of mistaken identity as they search for the suspect.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    COLD CASES

    Incarcerated felon pleads guilty to 1995 cold case murder, rape of nurse out for jog

    A convicted felon serving time in Texas has confessed to the cold case killing of a woman out for a jog in California over 25 years ago, prosecutors said.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    California man admits to bribing officials in exchange for votes favorable to his cannabis businesses, feds say

    A Californian will plead guilty to bribery charges for paying a city official around $32,000 dollars for votes favorable to his cannabis businesses, feds said.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    COLD CASES

    The man buried next to the murder victim was her killer. California police just didn't know it for 45 years.

    Police in California say they identified the murderer of a woman killed 45-years ago. The suspect, who died shortly after the crime, was identified using DNA.
    By Victor Fakunle
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    NEWS

    Cops were told a teen was hit by a train, but quickly learned he was shot. Fellow teen accused of murder.

    California police responded to a report of a person getting hit by a train, but learned the case was actually a teenager who was shot and killed.
    By Connor Surmonte
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    MURDER & MAYHEM

    He shot up a synagogue in California, killing one, but copped to a plea deal to avoid facing execution

    The man who shot up a California synagogue took a plea deal to avoid the death penalty. He will now be sentenced to life in prison for murder.
    By Victor Fakunle
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    NEWS

    Murder suspect at large after he assumed another inmate’s identity and walked out of jail

    A man who was behind bars in California for murder is at large after he assumed another inmate’s identity and was released from custody by mistake.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    SERIAL KILLERS

    Serial killer known as the 'Dating Game Killer' dies while on death row

    The serial killer known as the "Dating Game Killer" died of natural causes while being held on death row. The murderer had been linked to deaths in California, New York and other states.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    COLD CASES

    Free spirit found dead in California in 1975. Decades later, police have yet to make an arrest.

    A woman known for her free spirit was killed in Long Beach, California, in 1975. The case has gone cold and officers have yet to make an arrest.
    By Victor Fakunle
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    NEWS

    Mother allegedly drives home, unloads groceries after teenage son shoots toddler sister in car

    A mom and her teenage son face charges after California police say they shot a toddler in the family's car while playing with a gun and fired a single round.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Body found buried on California man's property, but he denies murder charge: report

    A dead body was found on a California man's property. However, San Diego area police say the man denies the murder charge filed against him.
    By Todd Betzold
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    COLD CASES

    Suspect arrested in connection to Christmas 2017 cold-case murder in California

    Police have made an arrest in a cold case murder from Christmas 2017. Police have been investigating the gang-related case for the last three years.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    California couple who sparked massive wildfire at gender reveal party now face manslaughter charges

    A pair in California faces manslaughter charges in connection to a deadly wildfire that killed a firefighter. Officials say the fire started after a gender reveal event.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Doctor claimed his COVID-19 'treatment kits" were a 'magic bullet.' It could send him to federal prison.

    A California doctor admitted to trying to smuggle in hydroxychloroquine for his COVID-19 treatment kits, feds say. The doctor claimed the kits could cure coronavirus.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    SERIAL KILLERS

    Serial killer known as 'Hollywood Ripper" faces execution after being sentenced to death

    Michael Gargiulo, a serial killer known as the "Hollywood Ripper," was sentenced to death. He killed two women in South Carolina, including a woman connected to Ashton Kutcher.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    California man caught with gun arsenal, racist manifesto and bullets reading ‘cop killer,’ police say

    A man in California is under arrest and accused of having an illegal arsenal and other contraband after an alert businessowner tipped off police to a suspicious person.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    GANGSTERS

    He helped orchestrate a murder to join the MS-13 gang, now he'll head to prison for it

    A 22-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a California murder. The killing was an effort to join the MS-13 gang, officials said.
    By Victor Fakunle
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    NEWS

    Elderly woman accused of murdering roommate. Their friend suggests it may have been a mercy killing

    A 76-year-old woman admitted to fatally shooting her roommate at an independent living center for seniors in California. Police have not named the victim.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Rapper fatally shot while speaking with friend on Instagram Live: report

    A rapper based in Los Angeles was shot multiple times and his death was recorded on video. Police are looking for a suspect in connection to the killing.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    He was released on parole. Now he'll head back to prison — this time to death row.

    A man will head to California death row for a triple homicide over a car sale. The convict was released from prison just months before the killing.
    By Victor Fakunle
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    NEWS

    California man operated an organized dog fighting ring at his home, police said

    A California man has been arrested after he allegedly organized an illegal dog fighting ring. Nine dogs were seized, and one had over 249 scars and wounds.
    By Mack Bush
  • couple shot at parade man charged with shooting one victim cops believe victim accidentally shot his girlfriend
    NEWS

    Man accidently shoots girlfriend, then gets a gun turned on himself: cops

    A couple was shot at a Chciago Puerto Rican Day parade, but police say man accidentally shot his girlfriend before he was killed execution style.
    By Todd Betzold
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    NEWS

    Fireworks explosion in California injured 9 people, including several children, suspect in custody

    A fireworks explosion in California injured nine people, including six children, on the 4th of July. A suspect has been arrested in connection to the explosion.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    California wine bar patron assaulted by bouncer, dies two weeks later

    A drunk California wine bar patron was assaulted by a bouncer. Now, police say the customer died and the bouncer was charged with assault in connection to the case.
    By Todd Betzold
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    NEWS

    Man charged with murder after remains of girlfriend found in remote area of California: police

    A man in California has been charged with murder in connection to his girlfriend's death. The victim was reported missing in 2017 and her remains were found this year.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    California nurse accused of sexually assaulting three patients at hospital

    A California nurse is accused of sexually assaulting three female patients at a hospital. The suspect worked at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    California man admits he suffocated his wife to death because she hurt his pride, prosecutors say

    A California man admitted in court that he suffocated his wife to death but allegedly blamed her for the crime because she had damaged his honor and pride.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    California man with ‘Jesus is love’ forehead tattoo accused of fatally stabbing man during fight

    A California man inked with a "Jesus is love" tattoo on his forehead is behind bars and accused of murdering a man. Police say the victim was stabbed to death.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    EVIDENCE LOCKER

    Shocking video: Watch the moment a suspect murders a cop on his doorstep, then strangles a child

    A police officer in Stockton, California, was shot and killed responding to a call last month. New video shows the suspect opening the door and shooting at the officer.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    Aw nuts: California man busted over 42K pounds of stolen pistachios, cops say

    A California man was arrested in connection to thousands of pounds of stolen pistachios, police say. The nuts were being moved to smaller bags to be sold.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    Two accused of fatally gunning down innocent teenage bystander after fight in California

    Two men have been arrested after a teenage bystander was shot and killed following a fight, California police say. The teenager was not involved in the fight.
    By Nate Homan
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    FEATURES

    These dads committed inconceivable crimes of murder. Do you remember their cases?

    Here are some dads who committed unspeakable crimes that included the murder of women and children. Many of their stories shocked the nations when police made the arrests.
    By Taneia Surles
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    INVESTIGATIONS

    Forgotten Noir: Was a serial killer at work in 1940s LA responsible for the Black Dahlia killing?

    The 1940s were a dangerous time in Los Angeles for attractive young women, with several showing up dead and their killer never arrested. Was a serial killer at work?
    By Michael East
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    NEWS

    California man drove truck into bar crowd while engaged in sex act, killing one, police say

    A California man is accused of driving a truck into a crowd near a bar, killing one person. Reports say he was having sex when he crashed the car.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
  • dentist chairs
    NEWS

    Los Angeles dentist accused of sexually abusing at least 9 patients in his office

    A dentist in Los Angeles has been charged for allegedly sexually abusing nine patients at his office, officials said. The victims were between 27 and 73.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    Two suspects arrested in connection with fatal road rage shooting of 6-year-old California boy

    A man and woman accused of the fatal shooting of a young child during an alleged road rage incident in California last month are in custody.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Mom tending to marijuana leaves 3-year-old to die in hot car, California cops say

    A mother, and four other people, face charges after a 3-year-old child died in a hot car, California police say. The suspects were tending to a marijuana grow at the time.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    67-year-old attacked by Amazon delivery person, cops say. Watch the video here.

    An Amazon package delivery person in California attacked a woman at an apartment complex. Video shows the driver punching the elderly victim in the head several times.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    CELEBRITY JUSTICE

    Nick Nolte Mugshot: How an embarrassing pic helped him treat his addiction issues

    In 2002, actor Nick Nolte was arrested in California after driving erratically. His mugshot became infamous, but the charges help him address his addiction issues.
    By Taneia Surles
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