Tia Skinner is seen with her  attorney in court in 2011. (credit: WWJ)

Court Eases Sentencing Power Of Judges In Some Juvenile Murder Cases

The case of an overnight attack on a couple in a small Michigan town could rewrite the rules for life sentences for teens convicted of murder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/30/2015

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Can Science Predict, Prevent Gang Killings? MSU Study Says ‘Yes’

“There might be subcultural issues going on that make people more willing to use lethal violence.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2015

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Police Investingating After Transgender Woman Found Dead In Detroit

Early reports indicate that Amber Monroe was shot, but Detroit police are still working to get more details.

CBS Detroit–08/09/2015

Temujin Kensu a.k.a. Fred Freeman. (Booking Photo, 2013/MDOC)

No New Trial For Man Serving Life Sentence In ’86 Port Huron Death

A man serving a life sentence for a fatal shooting in a college parking lot has struck out again in his latest effort to have his conviction overturned with the help of law students.


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Michigan High Court Overturns Flint Gang Murder Conviction

The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a man linked to a Flint gang because the prosecution didn’t tell the jury about FBI payments to a key witness.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2015

Kimberly Pappas is arraigned via video in 17th District Court. (credit: Jon Hewett/WWJ)

Woman Charged In Death Of Newborn Found In Cublicle Ruled Competent

Lawyers say a Wyandotte woman accused of giving birth at work and hiding the boy in a plastic bag in her cubicle has been found mentally competent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2015

Denzel Talbert (credit: Detroit police)

22-Year-Old Detroit Man Appears In Court In Fatal Greektown Shooting

A probable cause hearing was held Thursday in one of two recent shootings in Greektown.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2015

Scott Wobbe is sentenced in his girlfriend's murder and dismemberment. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Westland Man Sentenced To Life Without Parole In Murder Of Girlfriend Found Entombed In Drum

Theresa DeKeyzer was missing for weeks last year until her body was found, carefully concealed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2015

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Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction In Child’s Death

In a unanimous decision, the court says Leo Ackley was poorly served by a trial lawyer who failed to call any expert witnesses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2015

Kimberly Garrette, right, is in tears in 18th District Court on Monday, June 29, 2015. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Romulus Woman Charged With Murder In Hit-And-Run Death Of 8-Year-Old Boy

Murder charges have been filed against a Romulus woman accused of running over a young Westland boy and driving off.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2015