Daily Archives: March 12, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Crime Editors Picks by Josh Crank  
Halliburton Cement in Doomed Oil Well Failed Stability Tests

An executive with oil services contractor Halliburton testified today that it would have required “perfect conditions” for his company’s cement formula to have properly set in the Macondo oil well, site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 people and soiled coastal areas from Texas to Florida. Thomas Roth, Halliburton’s global vice president of cementing at the time of the accident, said his technicians told him there were no major problems with the cement slurry. He testified that …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Editors Picks by Michele Bowman  
NYPD ‘Cannibal Cop’ Guilty of Kidnapping Conspiracy

NYPD cop Gilberto Valle, accused of conspiring to kidnap, torture and eat female victims, was found guilty by a federal jury in New York on Mar. 12. The jury deliberated for almost four days. Valle was also found guilty of accessing a law enforcement database to track potential victims. He faces life in prison for kidnapping conspiracy and up to five years for the database crime and will reportedly be sentenced on June 19.    Chilling Facts From January to …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Editors Picks by Aaron Kase  
Not Guilty Plea for Accused Aurora Gunman James Holmes

A judge entered a not guilty plea for accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes on charges that he killed 12 and wounded dozens in an attack that horrified the nation last summer. Holmes faces up to 166 charges for murder and attempted murder. His arraignment had originally been scheduled for January, but was pushed back at the request of his defense attorneys. He had been widely expected to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, but his lawyers argued that …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Betsy Kim  
Legalizing Marijuana [Poll]

The states of Washington and Colorado have legalized marijuana for recreational and medical uses. In addition, 16 states and the District of Columbia legally allow for the medical use of marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation. But marijuana is still illegal according to federal law. Should the federal law be changed? Take our poll and let your voice be heard.

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Posted 1 year ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
University Sued for Gruesome Attack by Deranged Student

A student at Morgan State University in Baltimore is suing the school after he was attacked by another student with a baseball bat. Joshua Ceasar, 23, claims that the university should have recognized “escalating warning signs” that Alexander Kinyua was dangerous and posed a threat to other students. Kinuya pummeled Ceasar last spring with a barbed wire-covered bat in a beating that left the victim partially blind. Ceasar says the school failed to act after Kinyua posted a series of …

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