May 9, 1998 |
An identical twin whose plot to kill her sister made headlines around the world sobbed uncontrollably Friday as a judge sentenced her to 26 years to life in prison. Despite her emotional, last-minute protest of innocence, Jeen "Gina" Han, 24, dubbed "the evil twin," received the maximum sentence. "It is obvious Miss Han is a danger to society, particularly her own family," said Orange County Superior Court Judge Eileen C. Moore. "All of her family have been victims of her crimes."
November 9, 2006 |
Bill Cosby settled a lawsuit Wednesday with a woman who said the entertainer drugged and sexually assaulted her at his home outside Philadelphia. Terms of the settlement will remain confidential, according to a one-paragraph statement released jointly by both sides. Cosby's publicist, David Brokaw, said there would be no further comment. The woman claimed that Cosby, 69, assaulted her at his mansion in Cheltenham, Pa., in early 2004 after giving her pills.
September 16, 2013 |
HENDERSON, Nev. - In 2009, Samantha Geimer was watching the daytime talk show "The View" from her then-home in Hawaii when the panel took up the topic of her encounter at age 13 with director Roman Polanski. Polanski had just been arrested in Switzerland, more than three decades after the day in 1977 that changed both their lives. "It wasn't rape-rape," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, setting off a firestorm of criticism. In fact, it was "rape-rape" by nearly any definition except the charge to which Polanski pleaded guilty (unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor)
April 15, 1990 |
Federal court records have been unsealed in a case one attorney dubbed "Water Closet Gate" involving secret videotaping inside a police station men's room. The documents released on Friday show that Concord Police Chief George Straka was on vacation in the summer of 1986 when Capt. Bob Evans ordered the camera to be hidden in the ceiling above a urinal. Evans hoped to catch officers suspected of clogging the urinal with paper towels, resulting in the flooding of the chief's adjacent office.
April 5, 2013 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. - With his shaggy hair, bushy mustache and obstinate ways, Jeffrey Allen Wright was well known to sheriff's deputies in Santa Rosa County, Fla. Wright, 55, drove around with a phony license plate. When stopped, he refused to produce a driver's license. Once he threatened to sue a deputy who pulled him over. After he was fined for traffic offenses in September, Wright paid with counterfeit money orders. When deputies served warrants for felony counterfeiting March 8, Wright barricaded himself in his garage and declared that he would not be "a servant of the king.
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June 3, 2010 |
A machete-wielding porn performer went on a rampage at a Van Nuys production facility, killing one of his former co-stars and badly wounding two other men, Los Angeles police investigators said Wednesday. Police said the assailant, porn actor Stephen Clancy Hill, was last seen driving a blue Toyota RAV4. The attack was reported around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at Ultima DVD Inc., a video distribution business where Hill did production work and apparently lived, police said. Police said they are investigating whether Hill was angry with his colleagues after learning that he was being fired and evicted.