Best Alibi Ever Saves Man From Life Imprisonment

Lauri Apple · 12/11/11 05:40PM

Here's one way to avoid being imprisoned for life on a felony charge: Try to be in jail on a less-serious misdemeanor charge at the same time that the felony crime occurs. This strategy worked for LaDondrell Montgomery, whose armed robbery conviction was just overturned by a Harris County, Texas judge.

Man Convicted for Killing Over Some Car Rims

Lauri Apple · 06/11/11 02:18PM

A set of cursed car rims brought about the death of one Texas man, and perhaps will result in the death of another. It it all very senseless and sad.

Joe Bruno Goes Down

cityfile · 12/07/09 02:06PM

After a month of testimony and seven days of deliberations, former Senate majority leader Joe Bruno was found guilty of two counts of felony corruption this afternoon. He faces up to 20 years in prison. [NYT]

'Rockefeller' Goes Down

cityfile · 06/12/09 09:46AM

Remember "Clark Rockefeller," the con man who bounced around social circles in New York and Boston posing as a physicist, financier, art collector, cardiovascular surgeon, government official, and sea captain, among other things? Rockefeller—real name Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter—was convicted today of kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter during a custody dispute with his ex-wife, and he now faces more than a decade in prison. Unfortunately, the trial did not fully account for how he managed to convince people he was all those things when, to most normal people, he bears a striking resemblance to a serial killer from a made-for-TV movie on Lifetime. But at least he'll have a non-fake job—license plate maker, perhaps?— to add to his resume in the near future! [AP]

Littlejohn Convicted

cityfile · 06/03/09 01:11PM

Darryl Littlejohn, the worst bouncer ever, was found guilty of rape and murder this afternoon after a day of deliberations. [NYT]