Boy tells judge he was locked under basement stairs

U.S. 02/07/19, 13:38

A 9-year-old boy clutched a stuffed animal as he told a judge that his father's girlfriend often withheld food and helped lock him under a staircase in the basement at their Iowa home. "I couldn't get out" of the basement enclosure, the boy testified Wednesday in an Eldora courtroom at the ...

Update: Man waives hearing in Wisconsin girl abduction

U.S. 02/06/19, 12:18

The Latest on court appearance for man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin girl and killing her parents (all times local):11:20 a.m.A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents has been ordered to stand trial after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing.Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson gave brief ...

High-level detainee accuses Kenya, South Sudan of kidnapping

World 02/06/19, 04:39

I was terrified ... I knew that I was heading for a terrible situation." For the first time, the spokesman for South Sudan's armed opposition leader has spoken out about his alleged kidnapping in neighboring Kenya, deportation to his home country and death sentence.James Gatdet Dak, one of the highest-profile ...

Man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin girl to appear in court

U.S. 02/06/19, 02:47

A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. Jake Patterson, 21, is accused of killing James and Denise Closs on Oct. 15 and kidnapping their daughter , Jayme Closs, from their Barron home. Jayme escaped ...

A timeline of events in the Jayme Closs disappearance case

U.S. 02/06/19, 00:25

Notable events in the disappearance and discovery of Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing after her parents were killed in the family's home. Authorities say Jayme was found alive after being held captive for three months by a man who is now charged in her kidnapping and ...

Authorities examine cellphone of alleged Wisconsin kidnapper

U.S. 01/29/19, 16:56

Wisconsin authorities have examined call logs, photos and videos stored on the cellphone of the man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and killing her parents, according to court documents filed Tuesday.The search warrant documents filed in Barron County Circuit Court don't reveal the nature of the photos and videos ...

Coroner: Child killer’s son hangs himself in state prison

U.S. 01/23/19, 16:48

Officials say the son of a notorious child killer hanged himself in a California prison at age 32.The Sacramento County coroner's office said Wednesday that Curtis Dean Anderson Jr. died by suicide Monday in California State Prison-Sacramento.He was the son of Curtis Dean Anderson Sr., who kidnapped and murdered 7-year-old ...

Man charged in Boston kidnapping sent for mental evaluation

U.S. 01/23/19, 14:07

A man charged with kidnapping a 23-year-old woman in Boston has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.Victor Pena sobbed during his court appearance Wednesday and will be held without bail. The 38-year-old was arrested Tuesday after police found Olivia Ambrose inside his apartment.Ambrose was last seen near Hennessy's ...

Royal mystery: Austrian feared kidnapped safe with family

Europe 01/23/19, 10:18

Initial details of the reported daylight kidnapping of an elderly woman with links to Austro-Hungarian nobility made the apparent abduction in a small Austrian city sound like something out of a movie.As 88-year-old Magdolna Theresia Ottrubay walked along a main Eisenstadt street named for her noble relatives, two black sedans ...

Church service gives thanks for missing teen’s safe return

U.S. 01/21/19, 09:36

Residents of two Wisconsin communities gathered for a church service to give thanks for the safe return of a 13-year-old girl who was abducted and her parents were fatally shot.Jayme Closs escaped from the man accused of holding her captive for nearly three months on Jan. 10. The suspect, 21-year-old ...

Kidnap suspect apparently applied for job day Jayme escaped

U.S. 01/17/19, 13:37

The Wisconsin man suspected of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents apparently applied for a job online the day that Jayme escaped, calling himself an "honest guy" even though his resume contains inaccuracies about his work experience. ...

Latest: Patterson lawyers warn confession may hinder defense

U.S. 01/16/19, 12:34

The Latest on the kidnapping of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents (all times local):11:35 a.m.Attorneys for a man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents are acknowledging his confession could present a problem in his defense.According to a criminal complaint, Jake Thomas ...

Update: $50,000 reward in Wisconsin girl case up in air

U.S. 01/15/19, 18:51

The Latest on the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs (all times local):5:50 p.m.Authorities are deciding what to do with a $50,000 reward for information about 13-year-old Jayme Closs, the Wisconsin girl who was found alive nearly three months after authorities say she was abducted from her home and her parents ...

A timeline of events in the Jayme Closs disappearance case

U.S. 01/15/19, 00:36

Notable events in the disappearance and discovery of Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing after her parents were killed in the family's home. Authorities say Jayme was found alive after being held captive for three months by a man who is now charged in her kidnapping and ...

Complaint: Kidnapping suspect kept Wisconsin girl under bed

U.S. 01/15/19, 00:31

A new criminal complaint offers the most detailed accounting yet of how 13-year-old Jayme Closs was abducted from her Wisconsin home and held captive for three months after an intruder killed both of her parents.The man charged in the case, Jake Thomas Patterson, is accused of hiding her in a ...

Kidnapping suspect targeted girl after seeing her get on bus

U.S. 01/14/19, 19:16

A Wisconsin man accused of abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and holding her captive for three months made up his mind to take her when he spotted the teenager getting on a school bus near her home, authorities said Monday. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, told detectives that "he knew that was the ...

Defendant in deadly store attack accused in earlier assault

U.S. 01/14/19, 17:49

A man accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a suburban St. Louis religious supplies store in November was charged Monday with sexually assaulting another woman two months earlier.Thomas Bruce, 53, is charged with kidnapping, sexual abuse, assault, burglary and harassment in the Sept. 27 attack ...

Second trial begins for inmates in Delaware prison riot

U.S. 01/14/19, 14:41

The second in a series of trials for 18 inmates charged in a deadly Delaware prison riot began Monday with defense attorneys telling jurors that prosecutors will rely on testimony from convicted criminals who can't be trusted.Obadiah Miller, 26, John Bramble, 29, Kevin Berry, 28 and Abednego Baynes, 26, are ...

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