Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Utah Family of 5 found dead

Utah Family of 5 found dead

A strange and mysterious case stuns a Utah community as cops say a family of five was found dead inside their duplex, but say there are no obvious signs of violence or an accident.

Investigators say Ben Strack, 37, his wife, 36-year-old Kristi and their three children ages 11 to 14 were all found dead inside the master bedroom of the family’s home by their adult son. Preliminary reports show no sign of gunshots, knife wounds, or any other physical trauma. The police say initial tests for carbon monoxide in the duplex are negative and now investigators are running blood tests on the family to determine cause of death. 

Who murdered 8-year-old Hiawayi Robinson?

Who murdered 8-year-old Hiawayi Robinson?

Police in Alabama are searching for a child murderer who remains on the loose.  8-year-old girl Hiawayi Robinson vanished after leaving her family's Prichard apartment on September 16 around 4:30 p.m. to go see her cousin, who lived just a flight of stairs away.  Around that same time, Hiawayi was captured on surveillance video buying candy at a surveillance store 3 blocks away.  Investigators believe that was the last time the little girl was seen alive.  Her body was found 2 days later behind a nearby abandoned building.  An autopsy revealed that she was suffocated.

Though the 3rd grader's family reported her missing just hours after she disappeared, no Amber Alert was issued.  Police claim the guidelines were not met, specified that there must be belief that an abduction has taken place in order to issue an Amber Alert.

Jodi Arias: Does an impartial jury exist?

Jodi Arias: Does an impartial jury exist?

The first day of jury selection in the Jodi Arias penalty phase retrial suggests that there will be some challenges to finding an impartial jury.

Nearly one quarter of the prospective jurors told Judge Sherry Stephens Monday that they could not be impartial in deciding a life or death sentence, according to the Arizona Republic.

Did Jesse Matthew kill Morgan Harrington?

Did Jesse Matthew kill Morgan Harrington?

Police announced that they have found a forensic link between the man accused of kidnapping University of Virginia student Hannah Graham and the 2009 murder of Morgan Harrington.  Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, vanished after leaving a Metallica concert on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville.  Her body was found a few months later in a nearby field.  Her killer was never found, but investigators did link DNA evidence in her case to an unsolved 2005 sexual assault.

Could 32-year-old Jesse Matthew have perpetrated all 3 of these crimes?  The nursing assistant is currently behind bars, charged with kidnapping Graham with the intent to defile.  She was last seen leaving a bar in downtown Charlottesville with Matthew on September 13.  Could this well-regarded member of the community be a serial rapist and murderer?

Where are Jacob and Sarah Hoggle?

Where are Jacob and Sarah Hoggle?

The search continues for two missing Maryland children, 2-year-old Jacob Hoggle and his sister, 3-year-old Sarah.

The toddlers disappeared more than two weeks ago when cops say their mother, Catherine Hoggle, also vanished.

Pregnant mom pushed to ground by NYPD officers

Pregnant mom pushed to ground by NYPD officers

The New York Police Department is investigating officers who wrestled a pregnant woman to the ground on September 20 in Brooklyn and pinned her face down in the street on her belly. A witness captured the confrontation on video.

Sandra Amezquita and her attorney, Sanford Rubenstein, held a news conference Wednesday. "If you look at the video and you look at the marks on her abdomen, it appears that an asp...which is a new type of baton, was used on her body by a police officer. On her stomach, a pregnant woman! That is unacceptable," Rubenstein said. He showed reporters photos of what appeared to be bruises on Amezquita's stomach.

Kim Kardashian ambushed at Fashion Week event

Kim Kardashian ambushed at Fashion Week event

New video shows Kim Kardashian ambushed on her way to a Paris Fashion Week event.

The reality star, husband Kanye West, and “momager” Kris Jenner pulled up to a mob and when Kim got out of the vehicle a man took hold of her legs, nearly tackling her to the ground. 

Cop faces 20 years for shooting unarmed man

Cop faces 20 years for shooting unarmed man

A South Carolina state trooper opened fire on an unarmed man during a traffic stop - and it was all caught on tape. 

Sean Groubert pulled over 35-year-old Levar Jones in a gas station parking lot on September 4 because he thought Jones wasn't wearing a seatbelt.  Jones got out of the car and Groubert asked him to get his license.  When Jones reached back into his car, Groubert starting yelling at him to get out of the car, then fired 4 shots at Jones, who was struck once in the hip.

Does Jesse Matthew know where to find Hannah Graham?

Does Jesse Matthew know where to find Hannah Graham?

In a news conference today police say they are focused on finding missing university student Hannah Graham.

Yesterday police finally nabbed Matthew, a 32-year-old hospital nursing assistant, while he was camping on a beach in Galveston, Texas, about 1300 miles away from where police say he abducted University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham with the intent to defile.

Japan's annual dolphin hunt begins

Japan's annual dolphin hunt begins

It’s happening again. 

Dolphins are currently being slaughtered in Taiji, Japan’s infamous cove.  Hundreds of dolphins are corralled into this area each year, captured, then sold into captivity or slaughtered.  This practice was highlighted in the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove.” 

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