A Georgia grand jury handed down eight charges against Justin Ross Harris for the death of his son this summer.
Harris is charged with malice murder and two counts of felony murder for the death of 22-month-old Cooper, who was left in a hot car and perished this summer. Harris was also charged with first-degree cruelty to children, second-degree cruelty to children, criminal attempt to commit a felony (sexual exploitation of a minor) and two counts of dissemination of harmful material to minors.
He had pleaded not guilty to the charges, with his defense stating that the father had simply forgotten his son in the vehicle on his way to work. However, officials were suspicious of Harris from the very beginning, and evidence began to pile up that cast down on his story. more >>
The Islamic State has beheaded Steven J. Sotloff, an American journalist held hostage by the terrorist organization.
A video posted online Tuesday purportedly shows Sotloff, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, being executed by a masked ISIS member clad in black.
The family of Sotloff made a statement via a spokesmen that they believe the video of his beheading to be authentic. more >>
Artist Cee Lo Green deleted his Twitter account after reportedly making controversial comments about rape, then thanking God for "exoneration, fairness, and freedom" and asking for the public's forgiveness.
"@Twinklecrepe @dELYSEious @RaavynnDigital if someone is passed out they're not even WITH you consciously! so WITH implies consent. When someone [breaks] in a home there is broken glass where is your plausible proof anyone was raped," the rapper tweeted.
Green was in court the day before to plead "no contest" to slipping a woman ecstasy without her consent in 2012. The woman previously told authorities that she woke up in the performer's bed and was unable to remember what happened the night before. Green's lawyer told the court that the two had had "consensual relations." He has not been charged with any type of assault or abuse in the case. more >>
Three Columbus, Indiana churches were recently vandalized by graffiti messages that read "Qur'an" and "Infidels!."
Some of the vandalism even involved specific chapters and verses of the Islamic Holy Book being written on the walls of the house of worship. Members of the Islamic religion and the rest of the community have spoken out against the recent attacks.
One of the churches vandalized was St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. more >>
A female basketball coach from a New York City Catholic High School is now being accused of having sex with a male student on more than one occasion.
Megan Mahoney, 25, a former basketball coach at Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island, New York engaged in a months-long sexual relationship last year with a 16-year old student, according to a New York Post report.
The publication spoke to the victim, who chose to remain anonymous, about the alleged affair that he claims Richard Postiglione, the school's athletic director and chief operating officer failed to report after learning of it. more >>
A 22-year-old man calling himself the "Dark Lord" was arrested in Prescott, Arizona after he reportedly set fire to a Bible on the steps of a rescue mission then urinated on it in an attempt to "curse Christians".
A release from the Prescott Police Department cited by azcentral said the man, Eric Minerault of Prescott, was witnessed by an employee of the Gospel Rescue Mission on Lincoln Street burning something on the steps of the building and the police were called in to investigate at about 9 p.m. last Thursday.
Minerault was discovered dressed in black and wearing a long, black-and-red robe with a pentagram necklace, according to the report. A wet Bible that appeared to have been burnt was also found near him. more >>