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Castro Called Captive's Mom From Girl's Cell

Admits to close calls, suicidal thoughts in police interrogation tapes

(Newser) - Just when you thought the worst details of the Cleveland kidnapping case had been aired, more facts emerge via police tapes of Ariel Castro's interrogation. In addition to Castro describing his thoughts of suicide, NBC News reports the tapes reveal a shocking confession: Castro once called Amanda Berry's... More »

Teens: Why We Didn't Help Steubenville Rape Victim

Police video reveals why they held back

(Newser) - New video has emerged of police interviewing teenagers who saw the Steubenville rape victim getting more and more drunk before she was attacked, ABC News reports. "I could tell that she was gradually getting more drunk and worse throughout the night,” said 16-year-old Farrah Marcino. “Just, like,... More »

Cops Can Question Suspects Sans Lawyer: High Court

Conservatives overturn 1986 case in 5-4 decision

(Newser) - The Supreme Court today overturned a longstanding ruling that stops police from initiating questions unless a defendant's lawyer is present, a move that will make it easier for prosecutors to interrogate suspects. The court’s conservatives, in a 5-4 victory, overturned a 1986 ruling that applied even to defendants who... More »

India to Use Truth Serum on Terrorist

Drug used during Cold War, now banned in most democracies

(Newser) - Indian police plan to inject a controversial truth serum into the lone surviving Mumbai terrorist to try to prove his identity, reports the London Times. The narcotics-powered analysis could yield proof that the so-called "baby-faced gunman" is indeed from Pakistan, which India suspects but Pakistan doubts. Western agencies stopped... More »

Boy Admits Killing Dad in Cops' Video

Motive still unknown

(Newser) - An 8-year-old Arizona boy charged with fatally shooting his father and a tenant confessed to the crime in a chilling videotaped police interrogation, CNN reports. The boy, sitting cross-legged in an overstuffed arm chair, explains that he finished off his father after shooting him "because he was suffering."... More »

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