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Feds: We Just Arrested 3 R. Kelly Associates

Authorities say witnesses were being bribed, harassed, and intimidated

(Newser) - Three alleged R. Kelly associates are now, like him, behind bars—accused of trying to manipulate women who accuse him of sex crimes, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Federal prosecutors say they've charged Richard Arline Jr., 31, Donnell Russell, 45, and Michael Williams, 37, in separate schemes of trying to... More »

Sen. Alexander: Why I Cast My Deciding Vote

The Tennessee Republican voted against allowing witnesses in the Trump impeachment trial

(Newser) - Can you put out a fire with gasoline? Sen. Lamar Alexander says you really can't. The Tennessee Republican is getting a lot of attention for his key vote to block witnesses from the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, and now the press is quoting him on it. "... More »

Rand Paul to Fellow GOPers: Careful on Vote in Trump Trial

Warns Republican senators their vote on witnesses could threaten their reelection runs

(Newser) - President Trump's impeachment trial officially begins Thursday in the Senate, and at least four Republican senators will need to vote with Democrats to introduce new evidence and call witnesses such as John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney, per the Washington Post . And Kentucky's Rand Paul has a warning for... More »

Suspects Got Name of Witness by Mistake. They Killed Him

David Henderson had helped police solve a robbery

(Newser) - David Henderson stepped forward to help Denver police solve a crime—the 2016 robbery of a marijuana dispensary. The mechanic told police he'd seen two people whose cars he'd worked on with weapons and marijuana after the robbery. That got him shot 10 times after court documents identifying... More »

Trump Spoke to Witnesses About Their Interviews With Mueller: NYT

Sources say special counsel is aware of the conversations

(Newser) - Twice recently, President Trump has asked key witnesses in the Russia investigation about their conversations with special counsel Robert Mueller, three sources tell the New York Times . One alleged conversation involved White House counsel Don McGahn; Trump told an aide that McGahn should deny a January Times article that said... More »

Murder Witness Says She Was Thrown From Bridge, Survived

Jamie Shipp told Arkansas police she was kidnapped after seeing a double shooting

(Newser) - Just after 3am on Christmas Day, police in Little Rock, Ark., found Jamie Shipp soaking wet and freezing cold—and telling an incredible tale. The 42-year-old says she witnessed a double shooting in Lonoke County, was kidnapped by the perpetrators, and thrown off a bridge on I-430 on the 32-degree... More »

Teen Last Seen on Labor Day May Have Witnessed Murder

There have been some odd twists in the case of Jabez Spann

(Newser) - A Florida teenager who has been missing since Labor Day may have witnessed a murder a week before he vanished, according to a newly surfaced police report. The report seen by the Herald-Tribune states that 14-year-old Jabez Spann was leaving a home in Sarasota on Aug. 28 at the same... More »

Key Witness in Corruption Case Dies After LA Standoff

Johannes Marliem held cops at bay for 9 hours

(Newser) - A man who killed himself during an armed Los Angeles standoff last week was an important witness in a sweeping corruption investigation in Indonesia. Johannes Marliem, 32, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Sunday. A spokesman for the Corruption... More »

Michigan Woman Guilty of Murder Witnessed by Parrot

Glenna Duram will be sentenced next month

(Newser) - A jury has convicted a western Michigan woman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man's pet parrot. The Newaygo County jury deliberated about eight hours before finding 49-year-old Glenna Duram guilty Wednesday of killing 46-year-old Martin Duram, reports... More »

Secret Witness Spills on Durst: Wife's Fears, Open Marriage

Former BFF Nick Chavin says disappeared Kathie Durst called husband 'impossible'

(Newser) - The bizarre story of Robert Durst took a new turn this week as the much-talked-about "secret witness" emerged with details on Durst's first marriage. Per NBC News , 72-year-old Nick Chavin showed up at the real estate heir's pretrial hearing for his murder case Wednesday—through a back... More »

Roof: No Witnesses, Evidence in My Defense

Judge tells 22-year-old 'it's a bad idea' to go with that plan for penalty phase of trial

(Newser) - The sentencing phase of Dylann Roof's federal hate-crimes trial, in which he could be given the death penalty, begins Tuesday, and the 22-year-old who killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, SC, in 2015 told a judge Wednesday at a pretrial hearing that he still intends to serve as his... More »

New Witness: I Saw Fate of Natalee Holloway

Dutchman Jurrien de Jong says he saw suspect dispose of her body

(Newser) - On the night of May 30, 2005, Natalee Holloway ran onto a construction site with suspect Joran van der Sloot hot at her heels—and only five minutes later she was dead, according to a man who claims to be an eyewitness. But he says investigators won't take his... More »

Witness Who Filmed Police Attack Sent to Jail

Levi Frasier recorded punching incident on his tablet

(Newser) - A guy who filmed an incident of police violence was arrested this week and spent a night in jail—which his attorney says should raise a few eyebrows, the Denver Post reports. "The timing is curious to say the least," the attorney says of Levi Frasier's arrest.... More »

White Witness: Michael Brown Had His Hands Up

Construction worker says Brown moved toward cop

(Newser) - A witness described by some media outlets as white has given his account of the Michael Brown shooting. One of two construction workers who gave accounts to the FBI, he says that Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson chased Brown, shot at him from behind, and when Brown turned around... More »

Berlusconi Bribed 'Bunga Bunga' Women to Keep Quiet: Court

New probe likely for former Italian PM

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi paid women who attended his "bunga bunga" parties to keep silent during a probe, an Italian court says. Amid suspicion over the parties, investigators searched the homes of young women allegedly involved. Afterward, in January 2011, Berlusconi invited the women to talk with his lawyers—and the... More »

FBI Report Contradicts Benghazi 'Witness'

Dylan Davies told Bureau he never made it to consulate

(Newser) - CBS' 60 Minutes today backpedaled away from an attention-grabbing report on the Benghazi consulate attack that it aired two weeks ago, saying it had "learned of new information that undercuts the account" of its key source, a security officer who was protecting the US mission when it was attacked.... More »

Survivors Describe Navy Yard Shooting

'We're lucky he was far enough away he was a bad shot'

(Newser) - Terrie Durham and Todd Brundidge were working in a third-floor office at the Navy Yard yesterday when the alarm went off. "Someone came up to my desk and said, 'This is not a drill. Someone had just been shot," Brundidge tells NBC . They left their office, only... More »

Judge Tosses 'Bewildering' Murder Conviction

Frees defendant after 23 years in prison

(Newser) - A federal judge yesterday overturned the decades-old murder conviction of a Brooklyn man, lambasting the trial judge's decisions as "incomprehensible," the jury's conclusion as "bewildering," the man's lawyers as "indolent and ill prepared," and the prosecutors as "overzealous and deceitful.... More »

Dottie Sandusky Defends Her Husband

She says Jerry didn't molest boys who slept over

(Newser) - It was a busy day in court for Jerry Sandusky's defense team:
  • Wife defends him: Sandusky's wife, Dottie, said her husband never had inappropriate contact with boys who slept over, reports AP . She also denied that the basement had a soundproof room, and she specifically refuted one man'
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Prosecutors Release Zimmerman Witness List

Audio experts, Trayvon Martin's family on the list

(Newser) - Prosecutors gave the public a small, censored look at their case against George Zimmerman yesterday, delivering an eight-page list of witnesses it intends to call to the stand and evidence it intends to use. It also sent evidence to Zimmerman's defense team, though the team would say only that... More »

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