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Prosecutors: Oregon woman beat 4-year-old son to death because she thought he was gay

Prosecutors said an Oregon woman beat her 4-year-old son to death because she feared he was gay. Zachary Dutro-Boggess was hospitalized Aug. 14, 2012, the day after his fourth birthday, with trauma to his abdomen that caused tears to his bowel, and urine and fecal matter seeped into his body…

Prosecutors: Alabama pastor charged in wife’s stabbing was fleeing US to marry his boyfriend

An Alabama pastor who was arrested in his wife’s slaying as he tried to board a plane was headed to Germany to marry another man, prosecutors said. A judge set bond Thursday at $100,000 for 53-year-old Richard Shahan, who was arrested Jan. 1 at a Nashville airport and charged with…

Judge allows prosecutors to call George Zimmerman a ‘wanna-be cop’ during trial

Zimmerman trial: Prosecutors can call him a 'vigilante,' judge says (via The Christian Science Monitor) A Florida judge on Friday rejected a motion from George Zimmerman’s lawyers to censor prosecutors, ruling that the state is perfectly free to use charged references like “wanna-be cop” and “vigilante” to describe Trayvon Martin’s…

Pussy Riot member could be transferred after court ruling

The prison camp where Pussy Riot punk Maria Alyokhina is being held broke the law by keeping her in isolation for too long, prosecutors said Wednesday, raising the possibility she could be transferred to another prison. Alyokhina, 24, is serving a two-year sentence in Corrective Labour Camp No.28 in the…

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