A Jefferson Parish, La. jury deliberated for seven hours before finding Ronald Gasser guilty of manslaughter in the 2016 slaying of former NFL player Joe McKnight.
The modern world is full of people who love to proclaim that they would have killed Hitler. Okay, sure, sure. But what would you do now?
After five hours of deliberations, a New Orleans jury has convicted Cardell Hayes of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter after a shooting in April that left former Saints star Will Smith dead and Smith’s wife Racquel Smith hospitalized.
The man accused of shooting former NFL and USC star Joe McKnight to death in Louisiana in a road rage incident was arrested in 2006 on charges he punched a man multiple times under similar circumstances.
Oh, you thought Andy Murray was just a cool down-to-Earth Scottish bloke who liked to swing his tennis racket in peace? You thought he wouldn’t commit lepidoptericide on the court? Wrong, he’s a monster.
The saga of the Oscar Pistorius case continues: in the middle of Wednesday’s resentencing hearing on charges that he murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the runner’s defense attorneys directed him in court to remove his prosthetic legs. Pistorius then walked through the courtroom on his residual limbs.
The only thing more shocking than how far Giancarlo Stanton hit this baseball is that it somehow didn’t explode immediately upon contact with the bat. The MLB Statcast-measured numbers: 475 feet, 112.8 mph exit velocity, and 5.5 seconds of hangtime:
Update (12:54 p.m.): The New Orleans Advocate reports Will Smith ate dinner with former New Orleans police captain Billy Ceravolo shortly before being murdered. Ceravolo was a defendant in a high-profile lawsuit filed by Cardell Hayes over the shooting death of Hayes’s father in 2005. The Advocate reports Ceravolo,…
Will Smith, who played defensive end in New Orleans for ten years, is dead after a shooting in that city’s Lower Garden district according to the Times-Picayune.
César Flores was refereeing an amateur soccer match in the Córdoba province of Argentina when he sent one player off. In anger, the player left the field to get something from his bag. A short time later, the player returned to the field with a gun and shot the ref to death.
A South Dakota judge sentenced Joseph Patterson to life in prison without the possibility of parole Thursday, the mandatory minimum sentence. Patterson was convicted of second-degree murder in September for the death of Adrian Peterson two-year-old son, Tyrese Ruffin. Peterson learned that Ruffin was his son a couple…
I’m covered in flop sweat, my hands are shaking, and an itchy flush in my cheeks hints that tears are just moments away. While the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast is a mere 20 miles from the Providence Amtrak station, I’ve been lost for 30 minutes and it feels like a bad sign.
Brandon Martin, who played three years in the Tampa Bay organization after being taken by the Rays in the first round of the 2011 draft, is in custody tonight on charges of double murder.
Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips, who is currently serving a 31-year prison sentence for various crimes, has been officially accused of murdering his cellmate, Damion Soward.
Police have identified former MLB player Darryl Hamilton and his wife, Monica Jordan, as the victims of what appears to be a murder-suicide after the pair was found dead in their own home. Their 14-month-old child was also found in the house, unharmed.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation released a statement today naming former Nebraska and St. Louis Rams (and Dolphins and 49ers) running back Lawrence Phillips a suspect in the death of his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison over the weekend. From the statement:
Earlier today, Diana published a thoughtful look at how Aaron Hernandez's well documented recklessness and stupidity likely will not stop him from getting away with murder. The seed of that post was an internal debate among Deadspin staff about whether Aaron Hernandez is good or bad at murder, and what it means to…
You can get away with murder, you know. It's just easier for those of us who don't murder not to think about it. To some extent, it's baked into the system, one designed in theory (though not always in practice) to start out with a presumption of innocence. The other factors that come in usually do nothing more or…
So 28 years ago this month, McDonald's put together a campaign that would dominate the fast-food giant's advertising strategy for years. "Mac Tonight," a ploy to redefine the restaurant as a place worthy of serving you not just breakfast and lunch, but dinner, too, starred an anthropomorphic crescent moon/Jay Leno…