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DNA test frees Texas man from life sentence – and leads to confession of a new murder suspect

DNA test frees Texas man from life sentence - and leads to confession of a new murder suspectLydell Grant, who was serving a life sentence, has been freed after a new DNA test of a murder victim's fingernail pointed to a different suspect.



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Roman Catholic Priests Will Not Break Confession to Report Child Abuse, U.K. Inquiry Told

Roman Catholic Priests Will Not Break Confession to Report Child Abuse, U.K. Inquiry ToldThe Roman Catholic Church says it would reject any recommendation that would require priests to break confession to report child sexual abuse.



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Top US cardinal expelled from Catholic priesthood over allegations he abused teenager and solicited sex during confession

Top US cardinal expelled from Catholic priesthood over allegations he abused teenager and solicited sex during confessionA disgraced former US cardinal has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood over allegations he abused a teenage boy and solicited sex during confession. The Vatican announced the defrocking of Theodore McCarrick on Saturday days before the Pope is to lead an extraordinary gathering of bishops from around the world over the sex abuse crisis engulfing the church. McCarrick, a once-powerful prelate and former Archbishop of Washington, is the highest profile church figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.



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Kidnap suspect's lawyers: Confession problematic for defense

Kidnap suspect's lawyers: Confession problematic for defenseMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents acknowledged Wednesday that they're starting the case at a disadvantage after their client gave detectives a detailed confession and said they're not sure he can get a fair trial in the state.



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David Cassidy’s Shocking Confession Before His Death: He Was Still Drinking and Never Had Dementia

David Cassidy’s Shocking Confession Before His Death: He Was Still Drinking and Never Had DementiaIn a new documentary airing on A&E next week, the Partridge Family star made a shocking admission just two months before he died.



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Police: Man accidentally recorded murder confession

Police: Man accidentally recorded murder confessionDavid Jungerman is being charged the shooting death of Pickert on the front walk of his home on October 25, 2017.



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Nikolas Cruz: 'I wanna die killing s*** ton of people' – What we know about Florida school shooter following his confession

Nikolas Cruz: 'I wanna die killing s*** ton of people' - What we know about Florida school shooter following his confessionAlleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has admitted carrying out the attack that left 17 pupils and teachers dead and several more injured, according to police. Cruz has appeared in court accused of shooting dead 14 pupils and three members of staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday, where he had studied before being expelled. Sheriff Scott Israel said Cruz fired into five classrooms, four on the first floor and one on the second floor, before dropping the backpack and his AR-15 semi-automatic rife – purchased legally a year ago – and fleeing.



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Nikolas Cruz: 'I wanna die killing s*** ton of people' – What we know about Florida school shooter following his confession

Nikolas Cruz: 'I wanna die killing s*** ton of people' - What we know about Florida school shooter following his confessionAlleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has admitted carrying out the attack that left 17 pupils and teachers dead and several more injured, according to police. Cruz has appeared in court accused of shooting dead 14 pupils and three members of staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday, where he had studied before being expelled. Sheriff Scott Israel said Cruz fired into five classrooms, four on the first floor and one on the second floor, before dropping the backpack and his AR-15 semi-automatic rife – purchased legally a year ago – and fleeing.



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Papers reveal pot dealer's grisly confession to 4 slayings

Papers reveal pot dealer's grisly confession to 4 slayingsDOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A marijuana dealer gave police a grisly account of killing four men on his family's farm, saying he crushed one of them with a backhoe after shooting him and tried to set three of the bodies on fire in a metal bin with the help of his cousin, according to court papers filed Friday.



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Court Upholds Decision That 'Making a Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey's Confession Was Coerced

Court Upholds Decision That 'Making a Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey's Confession Was CoercedThe Seventh Court of Appeals agreed with a judge's earlier decision that Dassey was intimidated into a confession in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.



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