Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Police shoot and kill wrong man

Police shoot and kill wrong man

Los Angeles Police respond to a hostage situation but instead of shooting the suspect they shoot and kill an innocent hostage trying to escape.  Investigators say John Winkler, a television producer, went to his neighbor’s home during a fight to try and help but ended up being held hostage by a man with a knife.

When police arrived, two men came running out covered in blood and police mistook Winkler for the suspect. Police say he matched the description of the suspect, Andrew McDonald.  McDonald is now being charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder and torture.

Neighbor of stiletto killer speaks out

Neighbor of stiletto killer speaks out

Ana Trujillo, the woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a stiletto heel, has been found guilty.  Trujillo now faces life in prison after stabbing her boyfriend, Dr. Stefan Andersson, 25 times with the sharp heel.  The jury deliberated for two hours before returning with the guilty verdict.  The sentencing phase began on Wednesday and continued through Thursday.  Trujillo took the stand on Thursday to plead her case to the jury. 

Jane spoke exclusively to a former neighbor of Ana Trujillo. 

On location: Lies, fatigue, & final moments

On location: Lies, fatigue, & final moments

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is providing local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell.

“Are you sure that Reeva did not scream after the first shot?”

What caused stabbing suspect to snap?

What caused stabbing suspect to snap?

Police say 16-year-old high school sophomore, Alex Hribal, injured 21 people in a stabbing spree through his school.  An eyewitness says Hribal charged down the hallway stabbing and slashing whoever was in his path with two kitchen knives.

What caused him to do this?  Jane talks to her panel of experts and two students who were at the school.

Killer heels: Guilty verdict in stiletto murder

Killer heels: Guilty verdict in stiletto murder

Ana Trujillo, the woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a stiletto heel, has been found guilty.  Trujillo now faces life in prison after stabbing her boyfriend, Dr. Stefan Andersson, 25 times with the sharp heel.  The jury deliberated for two hours before returning with the guilty verdict.  The sentencing phase began on Wednesday and continued through Thursday.  Trujillo took the stand on Thursday to plead her case to the jury. 

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Was this a millionaire murder for hire plot?

Was this a millionaire murder for hire plot?

California cops say a millionaire tycoon tried to kill his beautiful model but soon-to-be ex-wife by allegedly offering a friend $80,000 to murder her -- and it's all caught on tape!

Jane spoke to the attorney for the man accused of plotting to kill his wife. 

Video: Topless woman trashes McDonald's

Video: Topless woman trashes McDonald's

A woman wearing only a thong ransacks a Florida McDonald’s, and the whole thing is caught on tape. The video popped up on Live Leak and immediately went viral. 

Police say the 41-year-old Sandra Suarez was the woman trashing the McDonald’s but they say there were no signs of alcohol or drugs in her system.

'2 drunk 2 care' driver arrested

'2 drunk 2 care' driver arrested

The 20-year-old woman who allegedly tweeted ‘2 drunk 2 care’ hours before causing a fatal car crash has now been arrested. Kayla Mendoza has been charged with DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and driving with a suspended license.  

Mendoza allegedly tweeted ‘2 drunk 2 care’ hours before she caused the crash on November 17 which killed two 21-year-old girls.  Mendoza is still recovering from her own injuries and is in a wheelchair.

On location: Graphic images shown in court

On location: Graphic images shown in court

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is providing local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell.

“Look at the picture and take responsibility for what you’ve done, Mr. Pistorius!”

Did millionaire hire hitman to kill model wife?

Did millionaire hire hitman to kill model wife?

California cops say a millionaire tycoon tried to kill his beautiful model but soon-to-be ex-wife by allegedly offering a friend $80,000 to murder her -- and it's all caught on tape!

Was this tycoon being set-up by the alleged hit man or did this nasty divorce turn deadly?  Jane also spoke to the attorney of the man allegedly behind the plot. You can see that interview here

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