Crime & Justice

2 Men Held Without Bail For Alleged Threats To Pokemon World Championships In Boston

August 24, 2015
James Stumbo, left, and Kevin Norton, right, both of Iowa, enter the courtroom to attend their arraignment at Boston Municipal Court, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (Chitose Suzuki/Boston Herald via AP, Pool)

Kevin Norton, 18, and James Stumbo, 27, both of Iowa, were held without bail at their arraignment Monday on gun charges pending a Sept. 1 hearing to determine whether they are a danger to society.

Suspect In Fatal Cambridge Shooting Faces Arraignment

August 24, 2015

Authorities say Rooslin Altidor, 26, of Medford, is scheduled to be arraigned today in connection with the death of 31-year-old Rasaun Nichols.

Police Seek Suspect In ‘Brutal’ Sexual Assault On Woman In Lowell

August 24, 2015

Police say the victim was walking toward the intersection of Middlesex and Branch streets in Lowell when an assailant grabbed her from behind.

Body Of Woman Found Washed Ashore On Plum Island

August 23, 2015

Police are investigating after the body of woman was found washed up on Plum Island northeast of Boston.

Trial Begins For 3rd Of 4 Accused Of 2012 UMass Dorm Rape

August 23, 2015

The other three were charged with three counts of rape. Emmanuel Toffee Bile and Justin King, both 21, were convicted and are serving prison sentences. Twenty-year-old Caleb Womack still faces trial.

2 Men Suspected Of Threatening Pokemon Championships In Boston Held On Gun Charges

August 23, 2015

Eighteen-year-old Kevin Norton, of Ames, and 27-year-old James Stumbo, of Boone, are scheduled to be arraigned Monday on firearms related charges.

Appeal Challenges Jury Instruction On Insanity Defense

August 23, 2015

Defense lawyers have complained for years that a standard instruction given by judges in such cases gives jurors the false impression that defendants will be released after a brief period of mental health treatment and scares them into rejecting an insanity defense.

Police: Worcester Woman Killed Driving Wrong Way On Highway

August 23, 2015

State police say a 39-year-old Worcester woman has died after hitting two other cars, one head-on, while driving the wrong way on Interstate 190 southbound on Saturday night.

2-Year-Old Foster Child Laid To Rest As Probe Continues

August 21, 2015

Officials haven’t said what killed Avalena and landed another young girl living in the home in the hospital.

Police: Man Who Beat Homeless Mexican Man Said ‘Trump Was Right’

August 21, 2015

The Mexican government has confirmed that a homeless Boston man police say was beaten by two brothers, one of whom said he was inspired by Donald Trump’s views on immigrants, was a citizen of Mexico.

Boston Police Officer Accused Of Assaulting Woman In Domestic Altercation

August 20, 2015

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office says Officer Patrick McCarthy pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Lowell District Court to charges of assault and battery on a household member.

Sister Defends Auburn Mother As Authorities Investigate Foster Child’s Death

August 20, 2015

The foster mother was taking care of a 2-year-old girl, who died last weekend in what the mother’s sister says was a “freak accident.” The investigation is ongoing and no one has been charged.

In Rape Trial, N.H. Prep School’s Sexual Culture Faces Scrutiny

August 20, 2015
Owen Labrie looks around the courtroom during his trial, in Merrimack County Superior Court on Tuesday in Concord, N.H. (Jim Cole/AP)

The executive director of SUNY Stony Brook’s Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities says that it appears male students at the school may have viewed their female peers as “a kind of currency by which men move up or down in a male hierarchy.”

‘DeflateGate’ Judge Seems Interested In Arguments By Brady’s Lawyers

August 20, 2015

At a hearing Wednesday, the judge in the case appeared interested in the fairness arguments by Brady’s lawyers, but the judge also continued to push for a settlement.

Accuser Testifies In Rape Trial Of 19-Year-Old N.H. Prep School Student

August 20, 2015
Owen Labrie looks around the courtroom during his trial, in Merrimack County Superior Court on Tuesday in Concord, N.H. (Jim Cole/AP)

In an emotional testimony Wednesday, the 16-year-old girl named Owen Labrie as her assailant through tears. She is expected to take the stand again Thursday for cross examination.

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