Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

Jodi Arias: Does an impartial jury exist?

Jodi Arias: Does an impartial jury exist?

It's day one of jury selection in Jodi Arias penalty phase retrial and already the challenges to finding an impartial jury are clear.

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.” 

Man last seen with Hannah Graham in custody

Man last seen with Hannah Graham in custody

The man wanted in connection with the abduction of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is now in custody, authorities announced Wednesday at a press conference.  

Jesse Matthew, 32, was captured in Galveston, Texas. He is currently being extradited back to Virginia, according to Charlottesville, Virginia, Police Chief Timothy Longo.

Father won't face death penalty in hot car case

Father won't face death penalty in hot car case

The Georgia father accused of leaving his son in a hot car to die will not face the death penalty at this time, District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced Wednesday.

“After reviewing Georgia’s death penalty statute and considering other factors, the State will not seek the death penalty in this case at this time," Reynolds said in a press release. "I cannot and will not elaborate at this juncture of the case."

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