Senator's Son Was in Charge When 20 Dogs Cooked to Death in Daycare

Adam Weinstein · 06/24/14 10:27AM

In a bizarre twist to a macabre story, Austin Flake, a son of Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, was supposed to be watching nearly 30 dogs in a sketchy-sounding Arizona canine boarding house when the AC broke down in the shed where the dogs were held, and 20 of them died from the heat.

Drunk Felon's Stray Bullet Kills Father Bringing Home His Newborn Baby

Adam Weinstein · 06/19/14 11:42AM

Justin Ayers, 33, had just made it home from the hospital with his wife, extended family, and 3-day-old child when a drunk felon next door with a 9mm pistol fired a shot that traveled more than half a football field away, tore through Ayers' house, and killed him.

Horrifying Audio of Man Killing Unarmed Teens Released By Court

Adam Weinstein · 05/02/14 12:30PM

Byron Smith waited in his basement with energy bars and bottled water. When the boy and girl snuck into his house, he stood his ground. Fired. Again. And again. Over their bodies. Over her screams. Then he delivered a five-minute vigilante tirade over the corpses. We know this, because he recorded it all:

A Video of Total Emotional Breakdown Caused By Police Harassment

Hamilton Nolan · 02/24/14 10:49AM

Many videos, from Rodney King onwards, have captured the physical violence of police brutality. Rarer is a video that captures the psychological trauma of someone suffering a complete emotional breakdown in the face of police harassment.

Hamilton Nolan · 02/07/14 05:09PM

A Tennessee couple is pleading not guilty to murder charges after, police say, they forced their daughter to "to drink about 2.4 liters of fluid, including several 12-ounce cans of grape soda, in a span of one to two hours," causing her to die.

​Three Young Girls Claim They Were Held Captive in Arizona Home

Lacey Donohue · 11/26/13 11:54PM

Tucson police have arrested 34-year-old Fernando Richter and 32-year-old Sophia Richter on three charges each of kidnapping, child emotional abuse, and child physical abuse after three sisters—ages 12, 13, and 17—were found malnourished and dirty, telling police they had been imprisoned by their mother and stepfather for two years. Fernando Richter is also facing one count of sexual abuse of a child under 15.

Impostor Landlord Rents Out Someone Else's Home

Lacey Donohue · 11/13/13 11:02PM

A woman posted an ad on Craigslist last month, offering to rent out bedrooms in a South San Francisco home. After touring the home with her on Oct. 13, two young couples paid $900 each in order to secure a room in the house.

Human Remains Found in Los Angeles Water Treatment Plants

Lacey Donohue · 10/28/13 08:47PM

The Sheriff’s Department in Los Angeles confirmed Saturday that human remains were found in a water-treatment facility near the 110 Freeway in Carson. The remains—a foot, a calf, and a lower torso—were found in a bin that separates debris from sewage water.