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Illinois man killed wife over explicit text messages sent to another man, attorneys claim

Attorneys for a northern Illinois man accused of killing his wife want allegedly explicit text messages sent by the victim introduced as evidence as possible justification for the violent confrontation. Brian Sigler has been charged with first-degree murder in the Jan. 12 slaying of his wife, Yolanda. Police said Sigler…

Alaska cop accused of asking 12-year-old girl for sex while drunk on duty

An Alaska police officer has been arrested and charged with soliciting a 12-year-old girl for sex using a village-issued cell phone. Investigators said Leon Outwater sent at least 20 text messages to the girl over a 24-hour period while he was drunk on duty. The 22-year-old Outwater was charged with…

Scientists discover how to send detailed text messages via vodka or perfume

Internet of Things Could Communicate Using Vodka (via slashdot) A team of British and Canadian researchers has developed a system to transmit text messages chemically using molecules of vodka or a range of other chemicals. Nearly all digital communications systems send messages in binary format using electrical…   [Image via…

BP oil spill engineer obstructed justice by deleting text messages

An engineer charged with obstructing justice in connection with the 2010 BP well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico has been found guilty of obstructing justice by deleting text messages from his mobile phone. Kurt Mix, a 52-year-old former BP employee, had faced two counts of obstruction for deleting hundreds…

New Jersey court declares texters can be held responsible for actions of drivers they distract

On Tuesday, a state appeals court in New Jersey ruled that texters can be held civilly responsible if they “knew or had special reason to know that the recipient would view the text while driving and thus be distracted.” The Appellate Division of the Superior Court emphasized that the primary…

Accused Steubenville rapist’s text: Victim was like ‘dead body’ that night

A blizzard of text messages sent and received by Steubenville, Ohio rape suspect and football player and his friends paint a harrowing and horrifying portrait of the night of the alleged gang rape. Yahoo! Sports reported that for more than two hours on Tuesday, forensic specialist JoAnn Gibb read selections…

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