Law & Crime

Zakaria Amara was living in this home at the time of his arrest in spring of 2006.

Zakaria Amara, a man prosecutors say wanted to create a Canadian version of 9/11, was sentenced Monday to life in prison in Canada.

Police Make Arrest in Canada Pipeline Bomb Probe

JEREMY HAINSWORTH ABC News 01/09/2010
Wiebo Ludwig

An anti-energy industry activist convicted of bombing oil and gas wells a decade ago was arrested in connection with the investigation into a series of pipeline bombings in northeastern British Columbia, his lawyer said.


Accused Underwear Bomber Abdulmutallab Pleads Not Guilty

CHRIS CUOMO, LAUREN PEARLE and REYNOLDS HOLDING ABC News 01/09/2010
Accused Underwear Bomber Abdulmutallab Pleads Not Guilty

Accused "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab entered a Detroit courtroom under high security today and pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to blow up a jetliner filled with Christmas travelers.

Fugitive banker can be extradited to Thailand

JEREMY HAINSWORTH AP 10/29/2009
Rakesh Saxena

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday turned down fugitive Thai banker Rakesh Saxena's request to hear his case, ending one of the longest extradition fights in Canadian history.


Jaycee Lee Dugard and her captor Phillip Garrido

Phillip Garrido selected the pretty blonde girl with the gap-toothed grin as his prey during a "child shopping" trip because she looked "cute" , his wife Nancy has told investigators in California.

Dale Henry (L) with his wife Maneerat “Nee” Henry, in an undated photo.

CALGARY - All three people implicated in the shooting death of a Calgary-area man in Thailand have been convicted and sentenced to life in prison, according to a relative of the victim attending the trial in Asia.


Canadian police probe whether suspected killer Ryan Jenkins had help

Kim Murphy and Andrew Blankstein and Ari B. Bloomekatz Los Angeles Times 08/24/2009
Canadian police probe whether suspected killer Ryan Jenkins had help

Detectives are investigating whether Ryan Jenkins got help disposing of model Jasmine Fiore's body after he allegedly killed her and whether others helped him flee and hide, police said.

Reality TV contestant wanted in model's death is found hanged

Andrew Blankstein and Julie Cart Los Angeles Times 08/23/2009
Ryan Jenkins

Ryan Jenkins, a former reality TV contestant wanted in connection with the death of his ex-wife, model Jasmine Fiore, is found dead in a British Columbia motel room, authorities say.


Rioting inmates set central Kentucky prison ablaze

BURGIN, Ky. — Rioting inmates set fire to trash cans and other items inside a central Ky. prison, and damage to some buildings was so extensive that officials were busing many of the facility's 1,200 prisoners elsewhere, police said Saturday.

Liberian youths charged with raping child in Arizona

PHOENIX, Arizona — One of four Liberian boys charged with raping an eight-year-old girl in the southwestern US state of Arizona last week will be prosecuted as an adult, authorities said.


Canadian faces Thai sex charges in U.S.

A Canadian citizen has been extradited from London to the United States to face charges that he helped arrange trips to Thailand for adults who paid to have sex with children there.

Seattle man convicted of forcing girl, 12, into prostitution

Sharon Pian Chan Seattle Times 04/09/2009
Seattle man convicted of forcing girl, 12, into prostitution

A Seattle man has been convicted of coercing a 12-year-old girl into prostitution last year.


Woman who fell to death in Seattle identified

Casey McNerthney Seattlepi 04/09/2009
Woman who fell to death in Seattle identified

The woman who fell to her death from an International District apartment window Monday night has been identified as Kimberly Gobert, 36.

Seattle man pleads guilty to slaying in marijuana grow house

Sharon Pian Chan Seattle Times 04/08/2009
Seattle man pleads guilty to slaying in marijuana grow house

Tri Vo, a Seattle man, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 2007 fatal shooting of Duc Nguyen at a marijuana grow house near Covington, according to King County prosecutors.


98 shots from "new Rambo" spurs ammo debate

The man who gunned down 13 people at an upstate New York immigration center fired 98 shots from two handguns in a little more than a minute, police said Wednesday, a gunslinging feat one expert said would make him a "new Rambo."

Wash. man arrested for 7th drunken driving charge

A 62-year-old Bellingham man has been arrested for his seventh drunken driving charge, five of which have occurred within the last five years.


Seattle man ran 5 pot houses in Snohomish Co.

A Seattle man who admitted running five marijuana grow houses in Snohomish County faces up to nine years in prison when he is sentenced in July.

Seattle police officer pleads not guilty in alleged assault of wife

A Seattle police officer pleaded not guilty today to a second-degree assault charge stemming from an alleged domestic-violence incident at his Sammamish-area home.


Seattle man accused of targeting parents in online ID theft

Parents be warned -- your child's illegally downloaded music could cost you your identity.

Man shot in South Seattle, injuries life-threatening

A 21-year-old man was shot Tuesday afternoon in South Seattle and rushed to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.



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