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Actor Ed Asner on Robin Williams: 'He was so alone'

Actor Ed Asner on Robin Williams: 'He was so alone'

Actor Robin Williams was found dead Monday inside his Tiburon, California home. He was 63-years-old.

According to a Marin County Sheriff's office press release, the actor was found unconscious and not breathing inside the home he shares with his wife around 11:55 am on Monday. He was pronounced dead at 12:02 pm.

Strike a pose! Sheldon & a few friends are looking for new homes

Strike a pose! Sheldon & a few friends are looking for new homes

Each night, Jane Velez-Mitchell features her "Pet of the Day" on her show at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Today, we have a special collection for Pet of the Day. These pets all need new homes. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell is teaming up with animal welfare expert Jane Garrison and adoptapet.com to try to find some amazing animals new and loving homes. You can find information on adopting each animal below. And you can always go to adoptapet.com to rescue an animal near you! If you save any of these animals, please send us a photo so we can post it on the website. Our email address is Jane@hlntv.com

Cat vs. water: Friend or foe?

Cat vs. water: Friend or foe?

Arrest in mysterious death of Alfred Wright

Arrest in mysterious death of Alfred Wright

Officials with the U.S. Attorney’s office in Texas have announced an arrest in connection with the death of 28 year old Alfred Wright.  Authorities say Shane Hadnot will be charged with conspiracy involving distribution of cocaine resulting in the death of Wright.  The death of the married father of three has been a mystery since he disappeared.  Wright’s family believes his death was a murder which was later covered-up by local officials. 

In November 2013, Wright was having car trouble so he pulled into a liquor store and called his family to come get him.  Shortly before they arrived, Wright’s wife says she tried calling him just after 6 p.m. and heard “heavy breathing as if he were in distress of some sort.”  When Wright’s parents got to the liquor store the clerk told them Wright, “All of a sudden put his cell phone in his sock and took off like the truck was gonna blow up.”  She would not comment on what caused Wright to run, saying only, “He left of his own free will.” 

This week's most shocking 'Jane Velez-Mitchell' clips

This week's most shocking 'Jane Velez-Mitchell' clips

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Sunday Selfies!

Sunday Selfies!

Best Buddies!

Best Buddies!

Wafer found guilty on all charges

Wafer found guilty on all charges

The jury has reached verdict in the porch shooting murder trial.  After about 8 hours of deliberation, the jury announced their decision, finding Theodore Wafer guilty on all three counts in the shooting death of Renisha McBride.

19 year old Renisha was shot in the face and killed after knocking on Wafer’s door, presumably looking for help after she crashed her car.  The 55 year old airport maintenance worker took the witness stand in his own defense, saying he was in fear for his life when you he was woken up around 4:30a.m. by pounding on his front and side doors.  He claimed he couldn’t find his cell phone to call for help so he grabbed his shotgun and went to investigate.  Wafer told the jury he didn’t know if a man, a woman or several people were outside his Detroit area home.  He claims he shot a faceless figure who came out of the darkness.

Philadelphia mom found strangled to death

Philadelphia mom found strangled to death

Police launch a manhunt for a murderer in Philadelphia. Police say Connie McClain-Murray was found strangled to death in a local park.

Investigators say the mother of two left her house Monday night around 9 PM to go for a jog. When she didn't come home two to three hours later, her family searched for her and then alerted the police by 2 AM. McClain-Murray’s body was found by someone walking a dog just a few hours later but her cell phone and ear buds were missing. Police say they have no suspects and no motives for the killing.

Summer Snacks!

Summer Snacks!

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