Hundreds of Lawyers Defend Moroccan Women Arrested Over Tight Outfits

Two Moroccan women, aged 19 and 23, are on trial for dressing indecently and have found themselves with more representation than they can possibly handle. After being arrested for “gross indecency” for “too tight” dresses in June, the women have become controversial figures in the community, with their arrests… »7/07/15 3:00pm7/07/15 3:00pm


Pre-Teens Charged in Slender Man Case Deemed Fit to Stand Trial 

The two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to appease a mythical creature known as the Slender Man have been deemed competent by a judge to stand trial. They will both be charged as adults, at least initially, despite continued questions about their mental health: one of the girls… »12/19/14 4:50pm12/19/14 4:50pm

21 Egyptian Women Released from Jail After Harsh Sentences Appealed

Following news earlier that a court in Alexandria would be hearing the appeal of the 14 Egyptian women sentenced to 11 years in jail for their peaceful pro-Mohamed Morsi demonstration, Egyptian authorities released those women, along with seven girls who were initially ordered to be held until they turned 18. »12/08/13 12:30pm12/08/13 12:30pm

Psychic’s Trial Offers Testimony of Being Lonely in New York

Unless you’re an Immortal from the Highlander franchise, being alone can be pretty tough at times, and nowhere is one’s loneliness more acute than in a city teeming with busy, socializing people, a city like the mythical island of Manhattan. People cope with the isolation and loneliness of living in Manhattan in all… »10/05/13 12:30pm10/05/13 12:30pm

Oscar Pistorius’ Uncle Says Nephew Is Really, Truly Grief-Stricken

When last we heard from accused murderer and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius, he was living at his Uncle Arnold’s house in Praetoria, losing endorsement deals, and probably puzzling over the rumor that Ryan Gosling was going to portray him in a far-too-soon true-crime biopic. Tasteless Academy Award puns would… »6/02/13 2:00pm6/02/13 2:00pm

Like a Horror Movie Franchise, the Amanda Knox Legal Saga Might Get an Over-the-Top Third Installment

With the long-anticipated release of her book less than a month away, a new postcript has been tacked onto Amanda Knox's Italian saga. Italy's Supreme Court plans to rule on whether prosecutors will have another chance to try her for the 2007 murder of her roommate at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, a… »3/25/13 1:30pm3/25/13 1:30pm

Cannibal Cop Found Guilty, Could Face Life in Prison

A jury has found Gilberto Valle—a.k.a. Cannibal Cop—guilty of conspiring to kill and eat women. Valle's defense team argued that he was just fantasizing about killing and eating women, which is totes legal, with prosecutors countering that Valle researched specific victims, contacted them, and creeped on their houses… »3/12/13 12:40pm3/12/13 12:40pm

Holy Shit, Now Oscar Pistorius’ Brother Carl Is Facing Homicide Charges

Amid a stampede of fleeing sponsors, Oscar Pistorius was granted bail on Friday, which seemed to settle the Pistorius murder trial drama for the weekend. There is, however, yet another new twist in the Pistorius family saga — Oscar's brother has now been charged with culpable homicide for a 2008 road death, according… »2/24/13 12:30pm2/24/13 12:30pm