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 12:30pm 12/08/13 12:30pm

NY Prostitution Case Dismissed Because Pea Coats

An ill-advised prostitution arrest in New York City (golly gee wilikers!) led to a hilarious courtroom disquisition about what sort of women's clothing is actually part of a sex worker's wardrobe. Much to the surprise of certain finger-wagging old-timers, tight, contour-enhancing jeans and a pea coat are most… » 11/10/13 11:30am 11/10/13 11:30am

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 12:30pm 10/05/13 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 2:00pm 6/02/13 2:00pm

Like a Horror Movie Franchise, the Amanda Knox Legal Saga Might Get an…

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 1:30pm 3/25/13 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 12:40pm 3/12/13 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 12:30pm 2/24/13 12:30pm

Casey Anthony Allegedly Googled 'Fool Proof Suffocation' Methods

Investigators who looked into the 2008 death of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony have missed an important piece of evidence that could have possibly (though probably wouldn't have) changed the verdict in the trial of Casey Anthony, the girl's mother who was acquitted of murder in 2011. As it turns out, the prosecution… » 11/26/12 10:50am 11/26/12 10:50am

NYPD's 'Cannibal Cop' Has a Mom Who Loves Him: 'The Whole World Thinks…

Just more proof that life isn't fair: of all the toxic asshole moms you know—maybe yours is one of them!—the Cannibal Cop has unconditional, staunch maternal love. 25-year-old NYPD officer and would-be cannibal Gilberto Valle, who was arrested by the FBI in late October for his extensive online plans to kill, cook and… » 11/24/12 2:30pm 11/24/12 2:30pm

The Verdict in France’s Teenage Gang-Rape Trial Will Probably Infuriate…

The verdict is in for the shocking teenage gang-rape trial in France, and depending on your level of world-weary, rape-trial cynicism, the results are probably going to shock you just as much as they shocked one of the victims' lawyers, who earlier today characterized the four-week-long proceedings as a "judicial… » 10/11/12 10:25pm 10/11/12 10:25pm