An innocent man spent 18 years behind bars, and was scheduled for execution eight times. That was until a jury took another look at his case and acquitted him in just 35 minutes. Randi Kaye has his troubling story.
Anderson discusses all of this with former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos.
A grand jury has indicted four more people in connection with the 2012 rape of a 16-year old girl in Steubenville, Ohio. The case made national headlines after photos and video of the incident were posted on social media. Last March, two football players from the local high school were convicted of rape. All of the adults indicted today are school district employees including the superintendent. Jean Casarez has the latest.
Police confirm they found the remains of a California couple and their two children. The McStays disappeared nearly four years ago under very puzzling circumstances. Police don't know why they left their home or what happened to them after that. Randi Kaye has the latest on the murder investigation.
George Zimmerman was charged with felony assault after allegedly pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe. Prosecutors also allege he tried to choke Scheibe, but haven’t charged him with that. Former federal prosecutor and legal analyst Sunny Hostin and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos discuss.
From speeding tickets to domestic disputes, George Zimmerman can't seem to stay out of the way of the law. David Mattingly traces Zimmerman’s legal woes since his acquittal in the Trayvon Martin murder trial.
Police in Mississippi are trying to solve a tragic mystery: Who killed a young boy, his mother and her newlywed husband? Their bodies were found days after they were reported missing. Now there are questions about whether they knew the man accused of murdering them. 360's Gary Tuchman has the latest.
Four Vanderbilt University football players have been charged with rape and sexual battery, in connection with an attack on a woman on campus back in June. All four were kicked off the team and suspended from school. All have also pleaded not guilty and are out on bond. Now there new questions about a text message that suggests the current star quarterback was there too, and actually helped move the victim. There is a lot of secrecy surrounding this case, but Gary Tuchman did get some of the lawyers to talk.
He's known as the "Pillowcase rapist," he spent the last 20 years in a California mental hospital. Prosecutors say 62 year old Christopher Hubbart sexually assaulted some 40 women. Now he is set to be released and move into a residential community north of Los Angeles. Neighbors there say they are angry, afraid and fighting to keep him out. Kyung Lah has the story.
CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin and Criminal Defense Attorney Danny Cevallos discuss this complicated case.
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