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New Jersey Man Charged in Murders Facing Insurance Fraud Charge

A New Jersey man charged with killing his brother and the brother’s wife and two children is facing a new charge of insurance fraud. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office refused to give any details of the latest charge against Paul …

Nursing Home in Connecticut Sued Over Strangling of 76-Year-Old Patient

A Connecticut nursing home is being sued over the strangling death of a 76-year-old patient who police say was killed by her 81-year-old boyfriend in November. The Connecticut Law Tribune reports the lawsuit filed Monday by the estate of Patricia …

Man Behind Deadly Indiana House Explosion/Insurance Scam Dies in Prison

The man who authorities said was the mastermind behind a deadly 2012 house explosion in Indianapolis was found dead in prison Tuesday, an Indiana Department of Correction spokesman said. Mark Leonard, 48, was found dead around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at …

New York Woman, Three Others Charged with Killing Her Mother

Authorities say a 22-year-old New York woman and three other people have been charged in the killing of the woman’s mother for insurance money. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says the suspects include 52-year-old Julie Martin’s daughter, from Sodus, a …

Trial Date Nears for Two Defendants in Delaware Murder-For-Hire Case

A judge is meeting with attorneys as the trial date nears for two men charged in the murder-for-hire killings of a Delaware couple. Tuesday’s pretrial conference involved Dominque Benson and Aaron Thompson, who are charged in the 2013 deaths of …

Deadly Times Square Attack Highlights NYC Pedestrian Safety

Fears of a terrorist attack prompted officials to ring many of the pedestrian plazas of Times Square with squat steel posts capable of stopping a speeding vehicle. But those barriers only cover so much ground. There were none of them …

Feds Say Virginia Prison Guards Tried to Smuggle Drugs in for Gang

Federal authorities say they’ve arrested former prison guards connected to a gang that sells drugs inside Virginia state prisons to help finance its activities. An indictment unsealed Friday alleges a wide-ranging criminal enterprise by members and associates of the Mad …

Indiana Mans Gets 2 Life Sentences in Deadly House Blast

A judge sentenced an Indianapolis man to more than two life sentences in prison for his role in a 2012 house explosion that killed two people and destroyed or damaged dozens of homes in a scheme to collect insurance money. …

Indiana Man Convicted of Murder in Home Explosion Case

A jury has convicted an Indianapolis man of murder, arson and insurance fraud for his role in a house explosion that devastated a subdivision nearly three years ago, killing a couple living next door. Mark Leonard, 46, showed no emotion …

Despite Murder Charge, Texas Woman Gets Insurance Payout

A judge has awarded the payout of trucking magnate Bill Hall Jr.’s life insurance policy to Hall’s widow, who’s charged with murdering her husband. Bexar County Probate Judge Tom Rickhoff has ordered that Frances A. Hall receive about $310,000 from …