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Novi Murder: Trial Update

Jury Verdict: GUILTY “He did not love his wife. She stood between him and his freedom. The defendant wants you to believe he loved his family but actions speak louder than words, and his actions spoke of anything but love”. These were the words of the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Tricia Dare when she addressed the […]

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Novi Murder: Trial Begins

Man Accused Of Killing Wife & Children On Tuesday, June 3rd, the trial began for Lakshminivasa Nerusu, who the prosecution is charging with the 2008 murder of his family. Nerusu was recently extradited from India, where he has been living since he fled the country, the day after his wife and children were stabbed to […]

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Forrest Township: Murder Trial Begins

 Woman Claims “self-defense”                                                      The murder trial has begun for Diane Arellano, the 55-year-old Forrest Township woman accused of murdering her husband and concealing the act from the police. He […]

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Gunman In Lansing, MI Rite Aid Shooting Arrested

Rite Aid Shooting Suspect Charged With Multiple Felonies Ricard Walter Taylor, a 34-year-old resident of East Lansing, was arraigned on multiple charges just three days ago in the 54-B District Court in East Lansing. He is accused of murder for the deadly shooting of his next-door neighbor, 27-year-old Jordan Rogers, and 35-year-old Rite Aid pharmacist, […]

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New Years Day Death Beating Results In Hung Jury For The Second Time

Jury Deadlocked and Unable to Reach Verdict This is now the second time that a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case of Austin Smith, charged with the New Year’s Day beating death of a Lansing man in 2012. Jurors deliberated for several days before announcing that they were completely deadlocked, resulting […]

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Attorney General Authorizes Death Penalty Request for Boston Marathon Bomber

Terrorist Faces Death Penalty Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized the Department of Justice to seek the death penalty in the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. You may recall that Tsarnaev and his brother are alleged to be the terrorists that set the bombs during the Boston Marathon. Three people were murdered and 250 more were […]

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Child Sex Abuse Investigation leads to 29 arrests (so far)

29 Arrested (so far) in International Webcam-Child Abuse Trafficking Ring After a routine visit to a registered sex offender’s home in England, law enforcement uncovered evidence of an international organized crime ring based in the Philippines.  This crime ring involved individuals from 12 countries and specialized in live streaming of child sexual abuse.  It has […]

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Dearborn Heights Shooting Revives National Debate Over Gun Control

Last week, a 19-year-old Detroit woman was shot and killed on the front porch of a home in Dearborn Heights. Police are still investigating, but the homeowner is saying that it was an accidental shooting. He apparently thought that the woman, Renisha McBride, was an intruder, but that he did not mean to fire the […]

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It’s Always Worth Trying to Help a Teenager in Trouble

Last week, the playground at New Covenant Christian School in Lansing was the target of vandalism and graffiti. This neighborhood gathering spot has been hit more than 20 times in the past year with damage ranging from spray paint to breakage of the playground equipment. While we do not know if this is the case […]

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Police Officers’ Testimony about 911 Call Ruled Inadmissible

In U.S. v. Nelson, the defendant appealed his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g). This Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was released on August 7, 2013. In 2009, two officers responded to an anonymous 911 call indicating that a black man with an […]

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