July 12th, 2010
10:20 PM ET

Barefoot Bandit: Folk hero or crook?

The Barefoot Bandit has more than 80,000 Facebook fans who see him as a folk hero, a modern-day Jesse James. But police say Colton Harris-Moore is a brazen 19-year-old criminal, pure and simple.

The beginning and end of Harris-Moore's two-year run as a wanted fugitive is the stuff of Hollywood. Indeed, one studio has optioned his story. But police and some of his victims don't think he should be glamorized as he makes his first court appearance Tuesday.

"They can never imprison a mind like yours Colton," wrote one admirer on Harris-Moore's Facebook fan page Monday, a day after he was captured during a high-speed boat chase in the Bahamas.


June 7th, 2010
09:47 AM ET

Crews search for missing child in Oregon

The search for a second-grade student who disappeared last week after he arrived at his Portland, Oregon elementary school intensified Monday

Kyron Horman, 7, did not return home on Friday from Skyline Elementary School, police said.

According to investigators, the boy's stepmother said she last saw Kyron Friday morning while he was walking down the hallway towards his classroom.


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May 21st, 2010
11:32 AM ET

Lawyer: 'Suge' Knight innocent of weapons charge

The lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight insists the rap music mogul did not point a gun at a man Wednesday night in the Los Angeles area.

"He's innocent, 100 percent," Marc Brumer told CNN in a phone interview. "Suge Knight is a businessman. He is not a person who would carry a gun or flash a gun at anybody. That's not Suge Knight."


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May 3rd, 2010
11:41 AM ET

Arrest made in connection to popular D.C. principal's death

[Updated at 9:11 p.m.] The District of Columbia principal who was found shot to death in his home last month met his alleged killers on a phone chat line, authorities said at a news conference Monday where they announced arrests in connection with the slaying.

Two men have been charged in the killing of Brian Betts, 42. They have been identified as Alonte Saunders, of an unknown address, and Sharif Tau Lancaster, who resides in the District of Columbia, police said.

The suspects, both 18, have been charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and the use of a handgun in a felony crime of violence, according to Officer Melanie Brenner of the Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department.

Brenner said charges against a third unidentified suspect, also 18, are pending. Earlier, police said a fourth person was arrested in connection with the slaying of Betts. Artura Otey Williams, 46, was charged with two counts of knowingly receiving a stolen credit card with the intent to use it.

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April 12th, 2010
07:01 PM ET

Man arrested in home invasion slaying

 Police have made an arrest in the home invasion slaying last year of a Southern California couple in their beach house, authorities said Monday.

Joshua Graham Packer, 20, of Ventura is facing charges including three counts of murder and two counts of robbery, Capt. Ross Bonfiglio of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said.


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