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Here's What Scott Peterson Looks Like Now

Convicted killer hasn't changed much since 2011

(Newser) - Scott Peterson looks to be aging well on death row at California's San Quentin prison. In a new mugshot, the man convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, and her unborn son on Christmas Eve 2002, looks much the same as in his last mugshot , taken in 2011,... More »

DUI Suspect Has No More Smile After New Manslaughter Charge

Angenette Welk's first booking photo made headlines but she's no longer smiling

(Newser) - A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died, the AP reports. News outlets report 44-year-old Angenette Marie Welk didn't smile when a new mugshot was taken... More »

Turning a Mugshot Into a Business Opportunity

A hairdresser in North Carolina knew opportunity when she saw it

(Newser) - Shia Yearwood knows how to spin bad news into good business. On Jan. 3, the Charlotte, NC, native was taken into police custody on a misdemeanor charge, after which her mugshot was posted to the website Charlotte Mugshots and its Twitter page. That's when Yearwood, a professional hairdresser, decided... More »

Manson's New Mugshot: Same Scowl, Less Hair

82-year-old mass murderer last posed for the prison cameras in 2014

(Newser) - A lot can change in three years, and in Charles Manson's case, that includes the status of his coif. A new mugshot (the first since 2014) has been released for the 82-year-old convicted mass murderer, and the New York Daily News notes Manson has a lot less hair, though... More »

Suspect Complains About Bad Mugshot, Is Arrested

'Not a very flattering mugshot; I'd appreciate it if you'd take this post down'

(Newser) - Vanity, thy name is Wayne. The BBC reports police in Wales arrested a man after he asked them to take down his mugshot because it wasn't a good photo of him. According to the Telegraph , 35-year-old Wayne Esmonde was wanted in connection with a July 18 assault, and the... More »

Displeased With This Photo, Teen Gives Police Better One

Amy Sharp provides smiling photo, halo emoji

(Newser) - The request was a polite one, if nothing else: "can you use this photo, please and thank you [haloed smiley emoji] Yours Truly Amy Sharp xx." Sharp allegedly posted that comment to Australia's 7 News Facebook post regarding her escape from police custody. The 18-year-old fled the... More »

Women Ham It Up for Mugshots After Alleged Assault

Facebook users aren't impressed

(Newser) - Mary Jordan was charged with assault and child endangerment last week in Bellevue, Ohio—but you wouldn't know it from her smiling mugshot. Police say Jordan and friends Ashley England and Sammie Whaley attacked a McDonald's worker in a restaurant parking lot on June 8 because they thought... More »

Mugshots in Stanford Rape Case Finally Released

As more than 200K want judge in Brock Turner case off the bench

(Newser) - The outrage over the Stanford University rape case isn't going away: A Change.org petition calling for Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky to be removed from the bench for his lenient sentence in the case is gaining momentum and now has more than 200,000 signatures.... More »

Sex Assault Charge Leads to Sobbing Mugshot

Anthony Zingale allegedly held knife to woman for sex

(Newser) - There's nothing at all amusing about the serious charges a Wisconsin man is facing—but his mugshot is getting a few pokes on the Internet. Anthony Zingale, 19, is accused of threatening a Plymouth woman with a knife in a rape attempt at a house party Saturday night, the... More »

'Dreamy Mugshot Guy' Free Again, Mulls Next Steps

Jeremy Meeks entertaining offers after release from prison

(Newser) - From California inmate to actor? It seems anything is possible for the "dreamy mugshot guy" with piercing blue eyes and a teardrop tattoo. Less than two years after his mugshot went viral , Jeremy Meeks was released from prison on Tuesday where he was serving time for weapons charges and... More »

TV Host Puts Up Mugshot That Looks Eerily Familiar

'That awkward moment...'

(Newser) - "I'd say your presenter has some explaining to do," one man tweeted Monday. On that day's episode of Crimewatch—a news program that's run for years on the BBC—host Jason Mohammad put up a mugshot of Viktor Lakatos, who was recently sentenced to 18... More »

Man Sends Cops Selfie to Replace 'Terrible' Mugshot

'We thank him for being helpful'

(Newser) - A wanted suspect—apparently embarrassed by the mugshot being circulated by Ohio police—sent them a selfie to replace it, the Palm Beach Post reports. Donald Pugh texted the new pic to police along with the message: "Here is a better photo that one is terrible." "We... More »

'Adorable' Suspected Drug Dealer Has DEA Agent Dad

Maybe she was smiling because she appreciates irony

(Newser) - It turns out the 19-year-old college student dubbed an "adorable drug kingpin" by the media is also the daughter of a veteran DEA agent, Death and Taxes reports. According to the Houston Chronicle , Sarah Furay was arrested in Texas last month after police allegedly found a good amount of... More »

Drug Bust Yields 'Happiest Mugshot in America'

Alleged kingpin, 19, wears arrest well

(Newser) - Meet Sarah Elizabeth Furay, a 19-year-old Texas teen who's now given us what the Houston Chronicle is dubbing the "happiest mugshot" in America. It's hard to see what brought out Furay's grin, after she was arrested Friday when College Station police used a search warrant to... More »

Guy Wears Stolen Shirt in Mugshot for Another Crime

And gets busted for that theft, as well

(Newser) - Derek Benson wore a sweatshirt that said "libre" ("freedom") on it for a 2014 mugshot, but he got quite the opposite after a man contacted police in Glastonbury, Conn., to report he had seen the mugshot and that Benson, 30, was wearing the victim's Coco Libre... More »

To Kill Rumors, Cops Release Hours of Sandra Bland Jail Video

They want to dispel theories she was dead before she got there

(Newser) - Authorities in Waller County, Texas, today took the unusual step of releasing hours of video of Sandra Bland in jail after her arrest. The reason was unusual as well—to debunk conspiracy theories that she was already dead when she arrived, reports USA Today . "We're hoping that by... More »

Jodi Arias Has a New Mugshot

She begins life sentence for murder

(Newser) - Jodi Arias has reported to prison in Arizona to begin serving her life sentence for murder, and she has a new mugshot. The image shows a stone-faced Arias dressed in an orange prison uniform. It's a sharp contrast from her original booking photo (see it here midway down the... More »

Woman Channels Inner 5-Year-Old for Mugshot

Linda MacDonald shows how she feels after being arrested for DUI in Vermont

(Newser) - Linda MacDonald was sent to adult timeout (the Vermont State Police's Brattleboro barracks) after she crashed her car into a fence Monday night and was subsequently arrested for drunk driving, CBS Boston reports. And, like a sullen toddler receiving a consequence, the 55-year-old Massachusetts woman posed for her mugshot... More »

Driver Is Apparently Shocked Over Arrest

Or Ashley Stabler is just goofing on the whole process

(Newser) - Ashley Stabler got booked for relatively nondescript reasons—suspended license, improper plates, no proof of insurance. But the 23-year-old's mugshot in Tulsa? It's the opposite of nondescript. For reasons that remain unexplained, either Stabler is genuinely shocked or she is pretending to be. The Smoking Gun first published... More »

'Dreamy Mugshot Guy' Headed to Prison

Oh the jailhouse letters Jeremy Meeks is likely to get...

(Newser) - "Dreamy mugshot guy" will soon be "dreamy California inmate." Jeremy Meeks, the man whose face launched a thousand Facebook comments last June ( sample : "I would rehabilitate him so hard"), was yesterday sentenced to 27 months in federal prison after having been convicted of... More »

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