June 2013 Archives

Former Patriots' star charged with first-degree murder

Last season, the National Football League experienced a number of tragic incidents involving violence and questionable decision-making. The Kansas City Chiefs Javon Belcher committed suicide near the team's training facility after fatally shooting his girlfriend. Also, Josh Brent, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys was driving drunk when he crashed a car that killed his best friend.

First phase of jury selection complete in Trayvon Martin case

As the national coverage of the Jodi Arias trial fades into obscurity, another high profile murder trial begins to pick up steam. The initial phase of jury selection is reportedly complete in the Trayvon Martin case, and the next phase is set to take place next week. 

Supreme Court approves DNA collection in violent crime cases

People arrested in Arizona on suspicion of violent crimes may be linked to other crimes after a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Maryland v. King, the high court ruled that law enforcement may take DNA samples of suspects taken into custody in violent crime cases.