Robert Henry was executed by the state of Florida last night for the murders of his co-workers in November 1987. Before dying, he bashed the death penalty and apologized, saying that he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
"Hopefully, in the not-so-distant future, this society shall truly evolve in its law and practice, in that if we are not a society who are comfortable with castrating and raping a rapist, and we do not chop off the hands of thieves, well then, why would we continue to be murderers to those who have murdered?" Henry asked in his final statement.
Henry was found guilty of beating and burning Janet Cox Thermidor and Phyllis Harris in 1987. He wanted to rob the Cloth World fabric store where he worked with the women, even though he didn't need the money, he told detectives. Later, Henry claimed he was addicted to crack and was under a "cocaine-induced psychosis." more >>
Eight-time Grammy-winning R&B singer Anita Baker, 56, famous for her '80s hit song "Sweet Love" was left in shock Thursday when she learned via a television news report that she's wanted by police in Detroit, Mich.
According to TMZ, a bench warrant was issued Wednesday after Baker failed to attend a court hearing on an ongoing legal dispute with a paint and decorating company concerning work done on her Grosse Pointe Park home.
Baker, however, revealed in a tweet that the hearing was news to her and expressed shock in a tweet to her 291,000 followers on Twitter Thursday. more >>
Donna Perry, a 62-year-old transgender woman accused of being a serial killer who took the lives of three prostitutes in Washington in 1990, has blamed the killings on Douglas Perry, the man she was until she got a sex change in Thailand in 2000.
And as the case draws more attention nationally, experts in the transgender community are concerned Perry's claim will only harm the community's image.
In an affidavit filed in Spokane Superior Court in 2012, Donna told police that she intentionally underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2000 "as a permanent way to control violence," according to an ABC News report. more >>
An 18-year-old college student from St. Louis, Mo., is now facing up to four years in prison after she was charged with dumping the corpse of her baby daughter in a trash bin after she gave birth last November.
Court documents reviewed by the St. Louis Dispatch revealed that the infant, who was found dead by paramedics on Thanksgiving morning, was also dead at the time of delivery.
The teen mom, Lucretia Jordan-Smith, initially told police she was not aware of her pregnancy. Officials, however, said the baby girl was born during the third trimester and weighed 3 pounds, 7 ounces. more >>
A Michigan man is now facing a felony charge after he was arrested by local police for failing to observe a three-minute public comment limit during a recent Bridgeport Township board meeting. It was his birthday.
According to mlive.com, three police officers arrested Mark A. Adams, 59, on March 4 after he refused to stop talking when township officials informed him that his time was up.
Last Friday he appeared before Saginaw County District Judge A.T. Frank on a felony charge of resisting and obstructing a police officer and disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor. He faces a maximum sentence of two years in prison for the felony. more >>
A 34-year-old Brooklyn man gave his pregnant girlfriend abortion-inducing pills during intercourse, thus causing her to have a miscarriage, prosecutors recently argued in the Brooklyn Supreme Court.
Prosecutors allege that Shervaughn Remy of Crown Heights, N.Y., is guilty of felony abortion after reportedly slipping two Cytotec pills inside his pregnant girlfriend while the two had intercourse in 2013. The girlfriend claims in the criminal complaint that after having intercourse with Remy, she felt intense abdominal pains so severe that she admitted herself to the local hospital.
The criminal complaint goes on to say that the doctor treating Remy's then-girlfriend at the hospital discovered two Cytotec pills inside her. The woman then gave birth to a stillborn, 14-week old fetus hours later. Remy was arrested on Valentine's Day 2013. more >>