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David Tarloff (file/credit: CBS 2)

Third Trial Begins For David Tarloff In Meat-Cleaver Murder Of Therapist

Opening statements began Monday in the new murder trial of a man accused of killing a psychotherapist with a meat cleaver on the Upper East Side.

03/03/2014

William McCaw (credit: Handout)

Reward Offered In Murder Of Kean College Student Near Rutgers Campus

Middlesex County, N.J. Crime Stoppers announced Saturday that they are offering cash rewards in the case of a 22-year-old Kean University student who was beaten to death last month in New Brunswick.

03/01/2014

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Randolph, N.J., Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering, Robbing Dad

Brendon Matos, 28, of Randolph, also pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbery and a weapons offense stemming from the July 2011 slaying of 56-year-old Nelson Matos.

02/25/2014

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Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Librarian, N.J. Man Accused In Rape, Murder Plot

Jury selection got under way Monday in the trial of a New Jersey man and a former Manhattan school librarian who are charged with conspiring to rape, torture and murder women and children.

02/24/2014

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Jury Selection To Begin In Trial Of New Jersey Man Accused In Rape, Murder Plot

Jury selection starts Monday in the New York trial of a New Jersey man and a former Manhattan school librarian charged with conspiring to rape, torture and murder women and children.

02/23/2014

Santos Elena Ruiz Solano is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of her newborn (Credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

L.I. Woman Accused Of Murdering, Throwing Newborn In Garbage Held Without Bail

Prosecutors in court Friday argued that after the baby was born in a bathroom, Santos Elena Ruiz Solano caused three fractures to the baby’s skull. But Solano’s attorney said his client didn’t kill her child.

02/21/2014

William McCaw (credit: Handout)

Vigil Held For New Jersey College Student Who Was Found Beaten To Death

An emotional vigil was held Wednesday to remember a college student who was found beaten to death near Rutgers University.

02/19/2014

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

Trial Postponed For Months In Etan Patz Murder Case

The murder trial for the man charged with killing a 6-year-old Manhattan boy who disappeared some 35 years ago has been postponed for months, as psychiatric exams and other preparations continue.

02/19/2014

Emma Gruber (Photo via CBS 2)

Body Of 85-Year-Old Mount Vernon Woman Found In Basement

Investigators believe Emma Gruber had been dead more than a day before police found her body Wednesday at the bottom of the basement stairs of her home.

02/14/2014

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Far Rockaway Mother Charged With Fatally Beating 2-Year-Old Daughter

Two-year old Kevasia Edwards was found unconscious and unresponsive by emergency responders in her Far Rockaway home on Beach 56 Place on Monday.

02/05/2014

Sean Farrell (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Long Island Man Held Without Bail On Murder Charge In Mother’s Death

Sean Farrell was arrested Thursday in connection with the Dec. 9 death of Bonnie Farrell. Her body was discovered by her husband in the bedroom of their Medford home.

01/24/2014

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Suspect Charged In Murder In Coney Island Public Housing Building

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of a man the day after Christmas in a public housing development in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

01/22/2014

Police are hunting for Miguel Mejia-Ramos, a suspect in the killings of his wife and two children. (credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Suspect In Queens Triple Homicide Arrested In Texas

Miguel Mejia-Ramos, 28, was captured early Tuesday morning at a vehicle roadblock in Schulenburg, Texas, located between Houston and San Antonio, the NYPD said.

01/21/2014

Deisy Garcia, 21, and her two young daughters were found stabbed to death in a Queens apartment Sunday night. (credit: CBS 2)

Police Hunt For Father In Stabbing Deaths Of 2 Young Girls, Their Mother In Queens

Police say 21-year-old Deisy Garcia, 2-year-old Daniela Mejia and 1-year-old Yaslin Mejia were found dead in an apartment in Jamaica Sunday night.

01/20/2014

New York City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams (credit: council.nyc.gov)

City Officials Call On NYPD To Investigate Murders Equally Across All Boroughs

City Councilman Jumaane Williams said outer borough homicide cases have fewer detectives assigned to them than do killings in Manhattan. Williams said the NYPD is looking into it.

01/09/2014

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