The girl’s body was found by hunters near a marsh in the Karcher Wildlife Refuge in Burlington, Wisconsin on February 9, 1997.
She was partially clothed, with a black plastic bag over her head, her underwear in her pocket and a $5 Golden Books price tag from a Schaumburg, Illinois mall stuck to her arm, court documents stated.
A Texas mother and pediatric nurse is accused of giving her 4-year-old daughter dangerous amounts of salt, according to investigators.
The mother, 31-year-old Katie Ripstra, introduced “dangerous levels of salt in liquid form into her child’s body through a feeding tube” Lt. Ruben Diaz of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
As Oscar Pistorius faced tough cross-examination on the witness stand Wednesday, prosecutor Gerrie Nel played a video of the Olympic athlete shooting a watermelon at a gun range months before he shot and killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
HLN’s Nancy Grace analyzes the significance of the video and the reasons why the prosecutor chose to introduce it as evidence.
A Michigan mom and two of her adult friends are charged with child abuse after beating her 11-year-old son and posting the video to Facebook. Cops say Demitria Powell violently slapped her young son in the face after verbally accosting him, then allowed the boy’s godmother to beat him more than 50 times with a belt. The 6-minute video quickly went viral, and police are asking the public not to share it.
“We aim 2 Tease, Please & Satisfy,” the online classified ads said, according to police, but instead a Florida prostitution business allegedly lured men with the promise of sex with underage girls and robbed them instead.
A 22-year-old Deltona woman described by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office as the “ringleader” of the operation is now facing 12 felony charges and one misdemeanor.
Police arrested a 16-year-old teen on Tuesday, just one week after the murder of Nathan Trapuzzano. Trapuzzano, a newlywed and expecting father, was fatally shot in the abdomen while on a morning walk.
According to police, the teen, Simeon Adams, who reportedly goes by the nickname “Red,” forced Trapuzzano between two buildings shortly before 6 a.m. and shot him while another suspect acted as a lookout.
The Ultimate Warrior, one of the biggest stars in WWE history, died unexpectedly Tuesday night. According to reports, 54-year-old James Brian Hellwig, collapsed in front of his Scottsdale, Arizona hotel just before 6 p.m. Tuesday while walking to his car. The wrestler’s death comes just 3 days after being inducted into the WWE hall of fame. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, and the cause of death remains under investigation.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen wrestlers die young. Nancy Grace talks with Diamond Dallas Page, a former professional wrestler, about the death of Hellwig and other wrestlers.
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Nancy Grace Mysteries: Killer husbands
Husbands and fathers who wipe out their families in cold blood. But what drives these family men to murder? Tonight, we look at one such husband, Christopher Vaughn. He surprises his wife & 3 kids on an early morning car ride to the water park. But they never make it back home…Instead, their worst unimaginable nightmare. The husband slaughters them all, pinning the deaths on his wife. And later, Scott Peterson speaks out. The convicted murderer on Death Row…is he just spilling more lies? Tonight, we go into the mind of both family men killers.