Rarely a day passes by that you don’t come across a story about a thief who bungled the simplest of heists. Check out these three, who reached new depths in criminal ineptitude, including one guy who literally wore his crime on his chest.
Guilt written in permanent ink - This guy thought it would be a good idea to get a tattoo depicting the scene of a murder. It just so happened that the murderer ... well it's him. This cold case had stumped L.A. investigators since 2004, but thanks to his tat, he's now convicted of the crime.
[7:30 p.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. PT] Lindsay Lohan was ordered Friday to serve 120 days in jail for violating her probation by getting arrested on allegations of stealing a necklace from a store.
Lohan was immediately taken into custody.
Her lawyer immediately filed a notice of appeal, which allowed her to post bond since the case involves a misdemeanor violation.
The judge set her bond at $75,000, which she was expected to post Friday evening.
The same judge earlier reduced her felony theft charge to a misdemeanor.
[5:30 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. PT] The judge has ruled that the necklace theft case against Lindsay Lohan will go forward to trial, but with the felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor.
"I'm going to give her an opportunity," Judge Stephanie Sautner said.FULL STORY
Religion is always a talker for CNN.com readers, and with today being Good Friday, we take a look at a story on what kind of justice Jesus would get in a modern world.
A mock trial in Richmond, Virginia, sought to find out if Jesus would be sentenced to death or simply faced life behind bars with no chance for parole.
Readers had a lot of different takes on how they thought the ruling should go. Most tackled the subject matter seriously and a few made jokes. The comment of the day was a clever tangent from the main topic: "If the crown of thorns don't fit, you must acquit," said Colin in jest. Here's a helping of the best of the rest.
Two teeth that appear to be human were discovered Friday as investigators searched a remote area of Long Island, police said. The teeth were found near where a human skull was uncovered in Nassau County, New York, last week, and are the latest discovery in an ongoing search that has found 10 sets of human remains in the area since December.FULL STORY
From wedding pizzas to a "Royal Virility Brew," final preparations are continuing for the Royal Wedding. In one week, history will be made in Britain's first royal hoopla in decades. Whether you're a Brit or not, you'll love today's Gotta Watch blog, where we'll bring you some fun factoids about the wedding.
Prince William to be suited up on Savile Row - Savile Row is a London street known for its men's tailor shops. Fashion designer and bespoke tailor Ozwald Boateng takes CNN down Savile Row and discusses what Prince William will be wearing on his big day.[cnn-video url="http://cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/04/21/ozwald.boateng.cnn"%5D
The actor/director (pictured) has given his first interview since a 2010 audio recording was released with him verbally assailing Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his young daughter. The interview appeared late Thursday night on Deadline.com.
Gibson was funny, abashed and even melancholy —"Just Mel being Mel," reporter Allison Hope Weiner said. He took responsibility for his recent actions; played down charges of racism; and reconciled with the legal and social consequences he's facing to avoid humiliating his family. He accepted those who have ostracized him in the industry and thanked people like Whoopi Goldberg who publicly supported him.
Gibson also spoke frankly about the future of his public life. While his appearance in "The Beaver," directed by ally Jodie Foster and releasing May 6, is considered one of the best of his career, Gibson will spend most of his time writing. "I don't care if I don't act anymore," he said.
Good Friday - Non-Orthodox Christians are observing Good Friday, the solemn commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Pope Benedict XVI will lead a "Way of the Cross" ceremony at 3:15 p.m. ET at the Colosseum in Rome, followed by Mass at the Vatican at 5 p.m. ET.
A prosecutor and a public defender in Richmond, Virginia, will put on a mock trial with Jesus facing capital punishment. The audience will be the jury in the sentencing phase and decide his fate.
Meanwhile, a pastor looks at the connections and possible conflicts between Earth Day and Good Friday.
Earth Day - Friday also is Earth Day, an observance meant to draw attention to environmental issues, including energy conservation. Here's a list of 10 simple things you can do to go easy on your world.
Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage on the government spending battle in Washington.
Today's programming highlights...
8:15 am ET - Papal question-and-answer session - For the first time in history, a pope will participate in a televised question-and-answer session. Pope Benedict XVI will answer a series of viewer-submitted questions on Jesus of Nazareth.
U.S. Sen. John McCain arrived in the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi on Friday morning.
Abdul Hafiz Ghoga, spokesman of the opposition Transitional National Council, accompanied McCain on a visit to the city's Freedom Square.
A crowd of about 100 Libyans greeted him with chants in English and Arabic of "God is great," "McCain is here" and "Down with the tyrant." Several demonstrators waved American flags.
McCain has been an advocate of U.S. military intervention to remove leader Moammar Gadhafi from power.FULL STORY