Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category
If Anders Behring Breivik (the lunatic who recently set off a bomb in Oslo before shooting up a youth camp and leaving dozens dead) is convicted, he’ll likely be sent to a Norwegian prison that looks more like a spa than a lock-up for violent offenders.
Alex Trebek, the guy who reads the answers on “Jeopardy” and acts like he already knew them, showed up in California to host the National Geographic World Championship at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View — on crutches.
Asked what happened, he said he was chasing a burglar at his San Francisco hotel at 2:30am when his Achilles tendon suddenly snapped, causing him to fall and injure his other leg as well. The reporter then made him phrase the story in form of a question, causing Trebek to knock her upside the head with a crutch.
After thirty-three days of testimony, two days of closing arguments and only 10 hours of deliberation, the jury in the Casey Anthony trial has acquitted the 25-year-old Florida mother accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008.
The defense claimed Caylee accidentally drowned and that Casey’s father, George, helped Casey cover up the death to make it look like a homicide.
The prosecution said Anthony suffocated her daughter with duct tape and presented evidence showing suspicious internet searches for words like “chloroform” and “neck breaking.” Anthony didn’t report her daughter missing for a month, leading many to believe she must have had something to do with the killing since, you know, grieving mothers do not party and shop and have the Italian words for “beautiful life” tattooed on themselves when their young daughters are missing.