Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

Who killed Shannon Kleeman?

Who killed Shannon Kleeman?

Shannon Kleeman was found murdered in the basement of her stepmother’s home. The 21-year-old was found shot multiple times and covered in blood.  But reporters tell us that police are baffled as to who might have done such a terrible thing.

Shannon was at her stepmother’s house pet sitting while the stepmother was in the hospital.  On Friday, her sister couldn’t get a hold of her and went to the stepmother’s house.  She discovered Shannon’s “mutilated body” in the basement.  Who would shoot Shannon multiple times and why?

Rusty Yates: Parallels to my ex-wife’s case

Andrea Yates was convicted of drowning her children in a bathtub.  She was eventually found not guilty by reason of insanity.  Her ex-husband, Rusty Yates, stood by her during her trial.  Rusty spoke to Jane Velez-Mitchell about why he stood by his ex-wife and he talks about the Michelle Schlemmer case.

Michelle Schlemmer admits to holding two of her young sons under the water in the bathtub killing one and leaving the other fighting for his life.  Schlemmer put her oldest son on the school bus then came back in the house and told her other two sons ages 6 and 3 to get in the tub. 

Mom hearing 'crazy voices' drowns son

Mom hearing 'crazy voices' drowns son

A mom of three admits to holding two of her young sons under the water in the bathtub killing one and leaving the other fighting for his life.  Michelle Schlemmer put her oldest son on the school bus then came back in the house and told her other two sons ages 6 and 3 to get in the tub. 

Schlemmer then says she got in the tub with them and held them under the water, even sitting on them at one point.  Her three-year-old son is dead and her six-year-old is on life support.  Schlemmer says ‘crazy voices’ told her to do it. She told police she thought she could be a better mom to her oldest son if her the two younger boys were gone.

Family wants girlfriend charged in teen's death

Family wants girlfriend charged in teen's death

The family of Johran McCormick, a 17-year-old shot and killed by his girlfriend's father March 13, wants charges filed against the girlfriend as well as her dad. So far, no one has been charged in the Texas teen's death.

According to CNN affiliate KHOU, a group in support of McCormick's family held a rally Wednesday in front of the Houston-area home where he was killed.

Cops: Teen may be with online predator

Cops: Teen may be with online predator

Lacey DeWent was reported missing Monday when she did not show up to her Albuquerque, New Mexico school. Police believe the 14-year-old may be with an online predator.  Lacey’s parents had recently taken out a restraining order against 26-year-old Robert Butler.  They say Butler had met Lacey online and the two had been communicating for the past year.

Lacey’s mom told HLN that she had recently found Robert hiding in Lacey’s closet.  She called the police but because Lacey had let him into the home they were unable to charge him.  Lacey’s mom then filed the restraining order but she says Robert repeatedly violated it. 

Wesley the roaming Labrador's happy homecoming!

Wesley the roaming Labrador's happy homecoming!

A New Jersey family and their beloved dog Wesley reunited Tuesday after almost a year and a half apart. The Cruz family said their Labrador went missing way back in November 2012 after running out of the family yard.  As months passed with no sign of Wesley anywhere, the family said they were heartbroken.

So you can imagine their surprise when they received a phone call on April 1 from police telling them they found Wesley! An officer from the West Windsor police department responded to a report of a dog on the loose in central New Jersey. At the scene, the officer said he found a friendly, large dog who was more than happy to jump into his patrol car and go for a ride.

Kahlil Tatum's nephew: He was a caring man

Kahlil Tatum's nephew: He was a caring man

The nephew of suspected kidnapper Kahlil Tatum tells Jane Velez-Mitchell that his uncle was a caring man who would do anything to help others.

Eight-year-old Relisha is missing and her suspected kidnapper, Kahlil Tatum, committed suicide according to police.  Read more about the story here.

Grandmother of missing Relisha Rudd speaks out

Grandmother of missing Relisha Rudd speaks out

The grandmother of missing Relisha Rudd tells Jane Velez-Mitchell she thinks there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye.  

Eight-year-old Relisha is missing and her suspected kidnapper, Kahlil Tatum, committed suicide, according to police. 

Dr. Judy Ho: Child Protective Services is broken

Dr. Judy Ho: Child Protective Services is broken

Editor’s note: Judy Ho is a licensed psychologist, professor, researcher and media consultant. She teaches at Pepperdine University. Her professional website is drjudyho.com, and she is on Twitter @drjudyho.com.

The latest story about the alleged severe abuse and neglect a five-year-old suffered at the hands of Bradley and Tammie Bleimeyer in Harris County will send chills down your spine. The five-year-old victim was forced to live in a closet under the stairs, was physically abused with bruises, scabs, and cuts, was severely malnourished at approximately 29 pounds, and forced to wear a diaper which suggests he was not allowed proper toilet training.

Cops: Mom left kids in SUV during job interview

Cops: Mom left kids in SUV during job interview

Police say a 35-year-old homeless woman left her two young children in the car while she went on a job interview. Someone walked by the car, heard a baby crying and called 911. Police showed up and found a two-year-old boy and a six-month-old baby in the hot car.

When the mother came out of the interview she told police she was homeless and had no one to watch her kids while she tried to find a job. Now she has been charged with two counts of felony child abuse.

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