Kelly's skull was last thought to have sat on the desk of a Victorian state police detective in 1929. The successful identification of Kelly's remains happened 131 years after he was hanged for murder. Scientists used DNA from Kelly's great great nephew, a Melbourne teacher, Leigh Olver, to identify his bones from others in a mass prison grave.
A councilman from Fort Bragg, Calif., was shot and killed while investigating a marijuana-growing operation, authorities said.
A woman from Florida reportedly left her five-year-old daughter in her stroller at 10 pm on the rainy night of Thursday, outside a bar, to enjoy a couple of drinks. The 34-year-old mother, Sarah Lynn Cheek, has been charged with child neglect after some bystanders reported the incident of child-torture to the authorities.
When the storied West Memphis Three walked to freedom 18 years after they were imprisoned for allegedly killing three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, there were crowds of people outside the prison offering them support, and chanting that justice was finally done. Were they really innocent?
A Mississippi teenager who intentionally ran over a black man in an apparent hate crime and bragged about the incident to a friend will be charged with capital murder, which can attract death sentence or life in prison.
The West Memphis Three -- Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. -- who spent almost two decades in prison for the killing of three young boys, were freed by the court on Friday. The three men were tried and convicted of the murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, on May 5, 1993. During the trial, the prosecution put forth the idea that the only purported motive in the case was that the slayings were part of a satanic ritual.
Oslo mass killer Anders Breivik will make his second court appearance Friday as relatives of the 69 people he gunned down gather on the island where they died, ahead of a national day of remembrance.
The motive behind the killing of 3-year-old Missouri girl Breeann Rodriguez remains a mystery even after a neighbor arrested Saturday has confessed that he suffocated the child with a plastic bag before dumping her body in a ditch.
A chemistry student, suspected of planning a gas attack against protesters opposing a visit by Pope Benedict XVI, has been arrested by the Spanish police.
A Philadelphia man has been murdered after his ex-girlfriend, and the mother of his child, posted a note on Facebook promising $1000 for killing him.
Authorities found the remains of the 3-year-old Missouri girl Breeann Rodriguez, who went missing for more than a week, on Tuesday, near a series of floodway ditches about eight miles southeast of the girl's family's home in Senath. A suspect from the girl's neighborhood Shawn Morgan, who was arrested on Saturday, has confessed that he had suffocated the child with a plastic bag before dumping her body in the ditch.
A New Jersey man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a sleeping passenger during a May 2010 flight from Hong Kong to Newark.
The former juvenile court judge allegedly accepted nearly $1 million in exchange for sentencing minors to time in for-profit detention centers.
Former Pennsylvania county judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was sentenced to 28 years in prison after being convicted of accepting a million dollars in bribe from a builder of juvenile detention centers.
"Twilight" movie series actor Kiowa Gordon was arrested in Mesa, a city in Maricopa County in Arizona, on an outstanding warrant for not appearing in the Mesa court after being charged for driving under the influence of drugs.
Self-proclaimed "Spam King" Sanford Wallace of Las Vegas pleaded not guilty in federal court on Thursday, according to a report.