Miami-Dade police were charged with extraditing Alberto Morales to Las Vegas, but the convict managed to escape by stabbing a detective with his eyeglasses in a Walmart parking lot in Grapevine, Texas.
The detective, Jaime Pardinas, is still in serious but stable condition. Morales, however, remains at large. Miami New Times has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Village Voice Empire: A previously convicted sadist who got off lightly for a twisted crime in Houston ten years ago was not so lucky last week in Trinity County, where a country jury gave him ten presidential terms behind bars.. Houston Press has the story.
Former True Crime Report editor Pete Kotz has pulled together and ranked a real grab bag of awful people who did awful -- and often strange or just plain sick -- things this year. Head over to the St. Louis Riverfront Times for Pete's rundown of the 25 worst people of 2012.
8. Rebecca Lynn Burrell
Breakfast reading from the Village Voice Empire: Othloff roughed up his girlfriend, then grabbed his gun and headed to a store. When cops spotted him, he started shooting, precipitating a long standoff that could only end one way: ugly. Westword has the story.
Michael King, who was wanted in the rape of a Pleasure Palace porn shop employee -- that is, until he was caught robbing a bank, and tossed the stolen cash all over a Phoenix backyard -- took a plea agreement today that's sending him to prison. The Phoenix New Times has the full story.