Murder

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Defense: Etan Patz Murder Suspect Didn’t Understand Right To Remain Silent

A defense psychologist on Tuesday the man who admitted killing a 6-year-old New York City boy who went missing 35 years ago did not understand his right to silence.

09/30/2014

Beatrice Camper, John Murray (credit: Handout)

New York Man Gets Life In Prison For 2012 Murder Of Suburban Cab Driver

A New Yorker who was convicted in the love-triangle killing of a suburban cab driver has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

09/30/2014

Lisa Thomas was murdered on Oct. 7, 1974, at the age of 15 in Nanuet. (Credit: CBS 2)

Nanuet Mother Hopes For Justice 40 Years After Teenage Daughter’s Murder

A Rockland County mother still maintains faith her daughter’s killer will someday be brought to justice – four decades after the crime.

09/30/2014

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Man Charged With Killing Woman, Reportedly Wife, In Bronx Home

A man has been arrested and charged with killing a woman inside a home in the Pelham Garden section of the Bronx.

09/22/2014

(Clockwise from top left): Hanif Thompson, Basim Henry, Karif Ford, and Kevin are charged in a shooting and carjacking that left a Hoboken attorney dead at the Short Hills Mall. (Credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Grand Jury Indicts 4 Suspects In Short Hills Mall Slaying Last Year

Four men were indicted Wednesday on charges that they shot and killed a man during a carjacking at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey last December.

09/22/2014

Michelle Lodzinski is taken to the Sayreville Police Department in New Jersey, on charges that she killed her 5-year-old son, Timothy Wiltsey, in 1991. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Mom Returns To New Jersey To Face Charges In 1991 Murder Of Her Son

The mother charged with killing her son more than 20 years ago was back in court in New Jersey Friday to face the charges.

09/12/2014

Paterson police cruiser (Photo: CBS 2)

Man Faces Murder Charge In Ex-Girlfriend’s Shooting Death

Murder charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend to death at her home.

09/10/2014

Police on the scene of a murder in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Ho-Ho-Kus Man Charged In Mother’s Slaying

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of his mother, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said.

09/01/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Police: Man Stabbed To Death On Newark Street

Authorities say that a 57-year-old man was stabbed to death on a Newark street Saturday morning.

08/23/2014

Westchester Philharmonic violinist Mary Whitaker, 61, was shot and killed in her upstate home. (Credit: Westchester Philharmonic)

Report: Suspects Charged In Upstate Slaying Of Violinist From Inwood

Two men have been arrested and charged, after a violinist from Inwood, Manhattan was shot and killed in her upstate summer home, according to published reports.

08/22/2014

Mark David Chapman NYPD Mug Shot 12/09/1980 (Credit: NYPD)

John Lennon’s Assassin Denied Parole At Eighth Hearing

New York state corrections officials said Friday that Mark David Chapman, the man who shot and killed John Lennon back in 1980, has been denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board.

08/22/2014

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Queens Man Set Free After 1990 Arson-Murder Rap Tossed

A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his mentally ill daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years behind bars.

08/22/2014

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

Bronx Man Charged After Woman Found Strangled Inside Apartment

According to police, officers responded to a call of a possible crime at 723 East 221 St. in Williamsbridge at around 6:20 p.m. on Sunday.

08/11/2014

Timothy Wiltsey

Former South Amboy, N.J. Woman Charged With Killing Son Over 20 Years Ago

A former South Amboy, New Jersey woman was arrested in Florida Wednesday, and charged with killing her 5-year-old son more than two decades ago.

08/06/2014

Authorities say Emma Mills was killed by two teens who were looking for money to buy heroin. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cops: Hunger For Heroin Drove Teens To Murder Well-Liked Goshen Woman

Police say that a hunger for heroin apparently drove two teens in a quiet Orange County town to commit murder over the weekend.

08/05/2014

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