A 22-year-old says she was sexually assaulted by a Caltrain conductor while intoxicated. Should prosecutors have relied on videos of her boarding to dismiss the case?
After nearly ten years of marriage, Marlena's husband left her. This would not be the first time he had left her and their two young children - many times he had disappeared for days with no explanation. He was always in and out of jail. But this time, it would be the last.
At the age of 23, recently discharged from the U.S. Navy and enraged by recent murders of unarmed, black men at the hands of police officers, Mark Essex took matters into his own hands.
Richardson firefighters who came to an office building on the 500 block of E. Arapaho were met with an odd chemical smell, too rancid for a regular fire. The source of the blaze was a nondescript suite with no business name on it, Suite 105. What they found inside on the evening of November 17, 2015 would lead to a strange and horrific story, one of a long-time fetish pornographer and a young man who apparently snapped under the pressure to perform.
The clock is ticking towards five o'clock Thursday evening and the jury is still deliberating whether or not Daeveion Mangum, 20, should be found guilty of murdering 60-year-old Michael Castagne in his office on the 500 block of E. Arapahoe Rd on November 17th last year. The question is not whether Mangum committed the murder or not, but rather if he reacted because he believed Castagne was attempting to commit sexual assault against him that evening - that it was a crime of self defense.
The day before she was killed, 32-year-old Odessan Monica Deming and her father, former Odessa Police Department officer Jon Nielsen, had breakfast at Dumpling's -- her favorite restaurant. Shaky and pale, she was not herself that morning. In fact, Deming had not been herself for the past five weeks.
On Nov. 25, four days before she died, Odessan Monica Deming, 32, had a friend over to her home. She had been enduring constant harassment for weeks, primarily via social media and text message, by her ex-boyfriend Brandon Leyva, 38, and took comfort in the solace of friends and family.