Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

On location: Pistorius' text messages revealed

On location: Pistorius' text messages revealed

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.

Week 4, Day 14 in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was full of high drama – culminating with a series of Whatsapp messages between the paralympian and slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 

Sex offender arrested for toe sucking

Sex offender arrested for toe sucking

Police say a convicted sex offender is caught on camera moments before sexually assaulting a woman by sucking on her toes.

Police say Michael Brown posed as a podiatry student and offered to help a woman try on shoes at a Wal-Mart in North Carolina. The alleged victim says before she knew what was happening his mouth was wrapped around her toes.

Seals slaughtered in Canada

Seals slaughtered in Canada

Seals are being hunted down and slaughtered right now during Canada’s annual seal harvest.  Why does this have to happen to these beautiful creatures?  Canada claims the market for seal fur is still booming but seal fur was banned in the U.S. In the 1970's, and the European Union just voted to uphold their ban on the sale of seal products .  People around the world have begged Canada to end this senseless slaughter.  These are helpless, gentle animals.  They can't run away from these brutal killers.  Seals less than about 3 weeks old cannot be killed.  Instead, those babies have to watch their mothers be bludgeoned, leaving them to starve to death!  The hunt is at its peak in March and the hunters are actually fishermen so this is not their main source of income so why does it have to happen at all?

In a statement, the Department of Fishing and Oceans told us quote:  “The Government of Canada remains unequivocal in its support for the Canadian sealing industry.  We remain committed to supporting jobs and growth which includes the economic benefits to northern and coastal regions of the country provided by the sealing industry. The Government of Canada supports the sustainable and well-managed seal harvest, which continues to be an economic and cultural activity in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and the Arctic." 

Feds investigating Kendrick Johnson's death

Feds investigating Kendrick Johnson's death

New developments in the case of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson, who was found dead inside a rolled up mat in his high school gym more than a year ago.  The Sheriff’s Office concluded Kendrick accidentally suffocated when he crawled inside the rolled up mat to get a shoe and got stuck.  The teen’s parents say their son was murdered and accuse the department of a cover-up.  Now CNN has obtained an anonymous email claiming an ex-schoolmate confessed to the killing.  Jane has the latest.

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Great niece of Johnny Cash stabbed to death

Great niece of Johnny Cash stabbed to death

The great niece of musician Johnny Cash was found dead in a box inside her Tennessee home.  Courtney Cash went out with her boyfriend and a friend, Wayne Gary Masciarella. According to Cash’s boyfriend, William Johnson, when the three returned home a fight broke out and Masciarella stabbed both Cash and Johnson.  Johnson managed to escape and make it to a hospital where he made a statement to the Sheriff’s Office.

Wayne Masciarella was arrested hours later and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Courtney Cash. Jane spoke exclusively to Courtney's grandfather and Johnny Cash's brother, Tommy Cash. 

Was someone manipulating teen before she vanished?

Was someone manipulating teen before she vanished?

Danielle Locklear left her grandfather’s home on the night of March 11 and has not been seen since.  The 15-year-old lives with her grandfather outside of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  A little before 10 p.m. on the 11th Danielle told her grandfather she was going to her friend’s house up the street but she never made it there.

The next afternoon her grandfather reported her missing. Some of Danielle’s clothes were found along a nearby creek but no one has seen Danielle.

Contra-band? Rap vid filmed behind bars goes viral

Contra-band? Rap vid filmed behind bars goes viral

Inmates in a South Carolina prison somehow managed to make a rap video from behind bars and now it is going viral.  That video now has been viewed almost half a million times.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections says it knows the identity of the eight inmates involved and “once the investigation is complete, inmates involved will be properly charged.”

Did teen act strangely before disappearing?

Did teen act strangely before disappearing?

Danielle Locklear left her grandfather’s home on the night of March 11 and has not been seen since.  The 15-year-old lives with her grandfather outside of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  A little before 10 pm on the 11, Danielle told her grandfather she was going to her friend’s house up the street but she never made it there.

The next afternoon her grandfather reported her missing. Some of Danielle’s clothes were found along a nearby creek but no one has seen Danielle.

Kris Jenner battles sex-tape extortion plot?

Kris Jenner battles sex-tape extortion plot?

Is Kris Jenner caught in a sex-tape extortion scandal?  Radar online says someone is blackmailing Kris threatening to leak a sex-tape for the world to see.

Kris Jenner has reportedly gone to the police and hired a private investigator.  HLN has reached out to Kris Jenner and have not heard back.

New clues in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann

New clues in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann

British authorities now say they have a new suspect in the mysterious disappearance of missing Madeleine McCann.  McCann was three years old when she vanished from a hotel room in Portugal in 2007.

Now, police say they are searching for a man they believe broke into 12 vacation homes near where the McCanns were staying.  During those break-ins, police say five British girls between the ages of 7 and 10 were sexually assaulted.  These crimes all occurred within 35 miles of where the McCanns were staying in Portugal.  Could Madeleine’s disappearance be related?

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