Wharton County Mother Receives 45-Year Sentence for Toddler’s Murder

WHARTON COUNTY, Texas – A Wharton County mother has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the murder of her 2-year-old son, who suffered severe head trauma and injuries all over his body, according to the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office. Rebecca Lynn Hart, who was initially charged with capital murder, pleaded guilty to murder … Read more

Florida Judge Vacates 45-Year Wrongful Conviction Based on Hypnotically Refreshed Memory

A judge in Florida has set aside the wrongful conviction of Willie L. Williams Jr., who spent almost 45 years in prison for an armed robbery. The decision came after evidence was revealed that the star witness had his memory “hypnotically refreshed” by a self-taught police lieutenant. Williams, now 79, expressed his relief and gratitude, … Read more

Dentist Receives 45-Year Sentence for Fatally Overdosing Girlfriend on Anesthesia Drugs

ROCKVILLE, Md. – A 50-year-old dentist and oral surgeon in Maryland has been sentenced to 45 years in a state correctional facility for the death of his 25-year-old girlfriend, who fatally overdosed on anesthesia medications. The dentist, James Michael Ryan, set up an at-home IV station for his girlfriend and administered addictive anesthesia medications. State … Read more

Burger Chef Murders: 45-Year Investigation into Notorious Unsolved Crime Continues

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (AP) — It has been 45 years since four young employees vanished from a Burger Chef restaurant in Speedway, Indiana. On Nov. 17, 1978, an off-duty coworker found the restaurant open in the early hours of the morning. Jayne Friedt, 20, Ruth Shelton, 17, Mark Flemmonds, 17, and Daniel Davis, 16, were nowhere … Read more