A veteran Texas pastor was shot in the head with his own gun by a burglar as he begged for his life in his home in a tragic Fourth of July attack. His family believes he tried counseling his alleged killer before his death.
Pastor Donald Frazier, 69, has been preaching and counseling inmates in jails and prisons for more than 40 years and neighbors in his secure Deerfield Village community in Harris County described him as the "nicest guy" with a heart of gold.
In a brazen and cold-blooded attack in the wee hours of last Friday morning, suspected burglar Daniel Durham, 30, confessed to deputies at the Harris County Sheriff's Office that he shot the beloved pastor in the head as he begged for his life on the floor of his home, according to KHOU. more >>
Joran van der Sloot, the man suspected in the death of American student Natalee Holloway, has officially married while in a Peruvian prison, his lawyer confirmed. Van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence and may face extradition to the United States, where he is wanted for questioning and extortion.
Van der Sloot exchanged vows with a Peruvian local named Leidy Figueroa on Friday morning, CNN reported. The couple met while he was in prison, serving time for killing Stephany Flores and maintained a relationship in- and outside the prison walls. The two even managed to conceive a child and Figueroa is due in September.
"They became friends and spent a lot of time together in his cell," van der Sloot's lawyer, Maximo Altez, said. "Unlike the United States, here in Peru, loved ones or relatives can see inmates inside their jails." more >>
Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry told members of the U.S. Homeland Security Committee Thursday afternoon that the illegal immigrants who've flooded the border since October must be sent back home.
Perry told committee members who toured a facility in McAllen and other centers in the state, where immigrants are being housed temporarily, that returning the children and adults who are entering the U.S. illegally will send a message to others to not embark on the dangerous and possibly deadly journey.
"Some may think that allowing them to stay here is the more humane option; I assure you it's not," Perry asserted. "Nobody is doing any of these children the slightest favor by delaying a rapid return to their countries of origin." more >>
An intense video of an unidentified black man being arrested for what he claims is sleeping on a the train, and according to the NYPD "occupying more than one seat," is now going viral on YouTube eliciting strong reaction from the public.
"This video says it all. ... The cops have way too much power. They are now the aggressors in our society, not the average citizen," wrote John Jenkins on the YouTube video posted Wednesday by 60th Street Watch.
The NYPD told Gothamist that the arrest took place on a nearly empty northbound F train on May 30 at about 4:18 a.m. because he was in violation of MTA's rules of conduct. more >>
A pastor who established a church and camp community for convicted sex offenders has been ordered to shut down his ministry.
Ricky Martin, who founded Triumph Church in Clanton, Alabama, in 2010 hosted more than 50 convicted sex offenders in his ministry's four years of existence before the state's legislature passed a law banning it on Tuesday.
The Place of Refuge Church family in Manteca, California, cautiously celebrated Wednesday after the state of Nevada dropped a murder charge against their youth pastor, Robert Cox, stemming from a fight he had with a drunken man outside a bar last year.
Cox, 35, was arrested by Manteca police in June and was in jail for six days for the death of Link Ellingson, 55.