Jane Velez-Mitchell

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NFL star’s 2-game suspension: Fair or unfair?

In the early morning hours of February 15, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice walked into an elevator at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City with his then-fiancée Janay Palmer. Moments later, surveillance footage shows Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer out of that elevator. Rice, 27, was charged with third-degree aggravated assault, for which he could have served three to five years behind bars.

But Rice will not be serving any time behind bars. In fact, all criminal charges were dropped after he agreed to enter a program for first-time offenders that included participating in family counseling.  

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Day 2: Was Renisha McBride a threat?

Day 2: Was Renisha McBride a threat?

Day two in the Renisha McBride shooting trial brought several new witnesses to the stand including a responding officer and a woman who witnessed the 19-year-old victim's car accident hours before she was shot to death.

Wafer is accused of shooting and killing Renisha McBride on his porch last year.  He claims he was in fear of his life and shot her in self-defense.

Drugged, raped & bitten at CEO's mansion?

Drugged, raped & bitten at CEO's mansion?

Former Tennessee tech CEO Mark Giannini is accused of raping a woman who thought she was meeting the businessman for a job interview.

The victim apparently told police Giannini drugged and raped her and that one of his employees then drove her back to a motel where her family was staying.

Four-year-old's body found stuffed in trunk of mom's car

Four-year-old's body found stuffed in trunk of mom's car

Around 9 a.m. Monday Stacie Marie Parsons walked into an Athens, Texas police department and told cops she killed her 4-year-old daughter, Victoria. This according to the sheriff's office. Now police and family members are trying to figure out why.

The 25-year-old mother was arrested and charged with capital murder. Her bond has been set at $2 million.

Did jealousy push a mom to kill her daughter?

Did jealousy push a mom to kill her daughter?

Around 9 a.m. Monday Stacie Marie Parsons walked into an Athens, Texas police department and told cops she killed her 4-year-old daughter, Victoria. This according to the sheriff's office. Now police and family members are trying to figure out why.

Cops found the little girl's lifeless body with trauma to her head and chest at Parsons’ house wrapped in a garbage bag.

Statements begin in Renisha McBride shooting trial

Statements begin in Renisha McBride shooting trial

Opening statements began Wednesday in the case against Theodore Wafer, the 55-year-old man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed 19-year-old girl on his porch last year.

Defense attorneys opened their case by telling jurors Wafer had heard banging on his door at least four separate times before he opened it and shot Renisha McBride in the face in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.

Who killed popular professor Dan Markel?

Who killed popular professor Dan Markel?

Cops are searching for clues in the mysterious murder of Dan Markel, a well-liked law professor from Florida State University who was found shot to death in his home last week.

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A look inside the Renisha McBride shooting trial

A look inside the Renisha McBride shooting trial

Jury selection began Monday in the shooting death trial of Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old who was shot in the face after banging on a stranger's front door in a suburb near Detroit, MI.

That stranger was 55-year-old Theodore Wafer.

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Check out the best of 'Jane Velez-Mitchell' from this week!

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