Serial Killer Avoids Death Penalty In Texas, Admits To More Murders in 1990

Robert Rhoades, the serial killer trucker with a torture dungeon, avoided the death penalty in Texas this week when he pleaded guilty to killing newlyweds in 1990. The 66-year-old killer is instead serving two life sentences for his two counts of capital murder. The man, already in an Illinois jail for killing a 14-year-old girl, has no chance of parole.

JetBlue Pilot Who Flipped Out In Midair Charged

Federal authorities filed criminal charges Wednesday against a JetBlue Airways pilot who ranted about religion and the Sept. 11 hijackings and pounded on a locked cockpit door before passengers subdued him in a midair uproar.

Trayvon Martin Case: Sanford Fla. Police Chief 'Temporarily' Steps Down [VIDEO]

Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee announced Thursday that he will be stepping down temporarily as chief, a move instigated by growing criticism of his handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting case in Florida. My role as the leader of this agency has become a distraction from the investigation, Lee said (watch full video here). It is apparent that my involvement in this matter is overshadowing the process.

French Gunman Merah On FBI Terror Watch Since 2010

The French citizen of Algerian heritage had been on the U.S. watch list for two years before he began the rampage that led to his death Thursday. He is believed responsible for the shooting deaths of seven people, including schoolchildren, in Toulouse.