By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Close X

Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

Arias’ attorneys claims misconduct

Attorney for Jodi Arias want the death penalty off the table. The Arizona Republic reports, the defense filed a motion Wednesday claiming prosecutorial misconduct prevents Arias from getting a fair trial.

Arias was found guilty of murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008. The jury that convicted her was unable to decide on a sentence. A new jury is being selected to decide whether Arias will get the death penalty or life in prison.

Mayor Daniel Crespo killed by his own wife

Mayor Daniel Crespo killed by his own wife

Cops say well liked California Mayor Daniel Crespo was gunned down by his own wife in the middle of the day in their home. 

Police say the couple was arguing when their 19 year old son intervened.  Then a physical fight broke out between father and son and that’s when Levette Crespo allegedly went to get a gun and shot her husband several times.  He was later pronounced dead. 

Jesse Matthew linked to 5th alleged crime

Jesse Matthew linked to 5th alleged crime

More shocking information is coming to light about accused kidnapper Jesse Matthew.  While he was a student at Christopher Newport University in 2003, he investigated for sexual assault.  The alleged incident occurred shortly after he left Liberty University, where he was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student in 2002.

Cops say DNA links Matthew to the brutal October 17, 2009 murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, and that DNA links Harrington's murder to an unsolved 2005 sexual assault.  Now, police across the state are investigating the possibility that Matthew may be linked to several cold cases.  They're questioning his involvement in the murder of 23-year-old Cassandra Morton, who was last seen in Lynchburg, VA a week before Harrington's murder.  Morton's body was found in pieces months later, buried in a shallow grave off a mountain trail.  Police are also looking into the possibility that Matthew is connected to the murders of Virginia Tech students Heidi Childs and David Meltzer.  The couple was shot to death with a rifle near the Virginia Tech campus on August 27, 2009.

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 convenience 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.

The weirdest weight-loss ideas of all time

The weirdest weight-loss ideas of all time

Sure, you've heard of the ever-faithful Weight Watchers and the latest craze with juice cleanses, but what about the Hallelujah diet? Or the Sleeping Beauty diet? Check out this list of weird diets people used throughout history:

The Fletcherism diet

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.

Advertisement