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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.

Was missing marine wife living a double life?

Was missing marine wife living a double life?

According to a new search warrant affidavit released this week, homicide detectives now believe that -- on the day she vanished -- missing Marine wife Erin Corwin went on a day trip with a neighbor and ex-Marine whom she was romantically involved with.

Corwin was last seen on June 28 leaving a California home she shares with her husband, headed to Joshua Tree National Park. Her husband, Lance Cpl. Jonathan Corwin, reported her missing a day later when she never returned. He said she was going to the park to scout out places to take pictures with her mother, who was coming in from out of town. Erin Corwin was three months pregnant at the time.

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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Did police exaggerate case against father?

Did police exaggerate case against father?

Details continue to emerge in the case against Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia dad accused of leaving his 22-month-old son to die in a hot car.

An article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution suggests that cops may have overstated some of the evidence against Harris during a probable cause hearing, describing several discrepancies between what cops say happened and evidence a newspaper was able to obtain.

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.

'Love & Hip Hop' sex tape: Big mistake or career win?

'Love & Hip Hop' sex tape: Big mistake or career win?

Jane and her Lion's Den panel debate, did Mimi Faust make a mistake or was this sex tape the smartest move of her career?

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

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Critics: Whale hunting needs to stop

Critics: Whale hunting needs to stop

Every summer, hundreds of whales are slaughtered for their meat and blubber on a set of islands located in the middle of Atlantic Ocean. It's a practice that critics say routinely turns the sea red with blood.

Hunters that participate in the event -- known as the pilot whale drive -- slaughter an average of 800 whales a year. 

Police hunt for Maggie Daniels' killer

Police hunt for Maggie Daniels' killer

North Carolina police announced that they had interviewed -- and cleared -- someone who they called a person of interest in the case of murdered teacher Maggie Daniels.

The popular school counselor was found murdered in her Newton, North Carolina, apartment on June 28. Authorities have yet to release how Daniels died or who possibly killed her, only stating that she was murdered.

Jarred Harrell: A look at Somer Thompson's killer

Jarred Harrell: A look at Somer Thompson's killer

"The Killer Next Door" takes a look at stories of murderers who walked among us, asking what were the red flags and how did we miss them?

Somer Thompson vanished without a trace in 2009 while walking home from school with her twin brother and older sister, on a street they all routinely traveled.

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