Ventura was arrested and charged with murder after he admitted to police and on social media to strangling his fiancée.
The sentencing process is often bogged down by complex science and can yield uneven results in courtrooms.
According to Ortiz, the roommate bit off part of his ear, twisted his finger until it felt like it broke, and threatened to kill him.
The New England Patriots are heading to the Super Bowl, which also means schemers are preying on fans who are searching for tickets.
The nonprofit group Healing Abuse Working for Change fired Rachel Morgan after police arrested her Wednesday.
A report of a man going around checking out car door handles to see which vehicles were unlocked, resulted in an arrest Sunday morning.
The improvised bomb that included a propane tank exploded Friday morning outside a police substation in South Boston.
A Boston man has pleaded not guilty to pulling a fire alarm at the Steelers hotel the night before their game against New England.
Chicopee Police are still searching for a second suspect, who is described as a Hispanic or light-skinned black man.
Springfield firefighters were called to a car fire Sunday night on Hickory Street that was later determined to have been arson.
Police said 41 year-old trooper was off duty and driving a private vehicle when she was pulled over early Sunday morning.
Officials lifted a lockdown Monday at Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Arizona that was prompted by unconfirmed reports of gunshot sounds.
The 20-year-old Plainville woman is scheduled to go on trial in March in the 2014 death of Conrad Roy III.
Townspeople attending a community meeting admitted that they’re scared because the killer is still on the loose.
A state police dog located the handgun that reportedly was used to fire one shot inside the house.
Police are searching for a home invasion suspect in Chicopee, Friday night, after arresting another suspect on Montgomery Street.
A man living in Springfield was arrested on Friday for allegedly using an American citizen’s identity to get Social Security benefits.
An explosive device with a propane tank blew up near a police cruiser Friday in what appears to be a deliberate act, police said.
Accused Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman charged with 17 criminal counts following extradition from Mexico.
A judge has agreed to delay the start of testimony at the upcoming double murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez.