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May 30th, 2013
08:38 PM ET

Attorneys for American mom held in Mexican jail says new video proves her innocence

New video evidence could help an American mom being held in a Mexican jail.

Yanira Maldonado's lawyer says surveillance video taken from a the bus station proves the Arizona mother of seven did not try to smuggle twelve pounds of marijuana into the United States.

According to Mexican law the judge must charger her by Friday, or let her go.

Our Rafael Romo is in Mexico with the latest.


Filed under: Crime • International • News
May 30th, 2013
08:32 PM ET

New video of Ariel Castro's 'house of horrors': Barbed wire on basement windows, sources say

Shocking new video from Ariel Castro's home - barbed wire on garage windows and squalid conditions in the yard. We are getting a new look at the house where Castro is accused of holding three women hostage, and sexually assaulting them for more than a decade.

Scott Taylor, an investigative reporter for Cleveland's WOIO, the station that originally acquired the video is OutFront.


Filed under: Cleveland Missing Women • Crime • News
May 30th, 2013
08:28 PM ET

Authorities testing threatening letter sent to Obama for ricin

Authorities are testing a letter addressed to the White House for the presence of ricin.

Investigators say the letter is similar to the ricin laced letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun group.

Our Deb Feyerick is OutFront with more on the investigation.


Filed under: Crime • News • Ricin
May 30th, 2013
08:19 PM ET

Attorney: Sgt. Bales says steroids led to the deaths of 16 Afghans villagers

Did army special forces pump Sergeant Robert Bales with steroids before he killed 16 Afghan civilians in March 2012?

According to his attorney, that's what he plans to argue at the penalty phase of his trial.

Lawyer: Soldier to plead guilty in killing of 16 Afghan villagers

Bales has agreed to plead guilty next week to avoid the death penalty.And in an effort to avoid a life sentence, his defense will also argue the army knew he was suffering from post traumatic stress and a traumatic brain injury when they sent him to Afghanistan.

OutFront tonight: John Henry Browne, attorney for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.


Filed under: Crime • News
May 30th, 2013
08:11 PM ET

Al Qaeda magazine praises boston bombings

New evidence today that the Boston bombing is already becoming a key recruiting tool for Al Qaeda. The terror plot is front and center in the latest issue of Al Qaeda's English language magazine, Inspire.

The magazine praises the Tsarnaev brothers as heroes and encourages readers in the United States to follow their example.

As it says on page 17:

"The Boston Bombings have uncovered the capabilities of the Muslim youth, they have revealed the power of a Lone Jihad operation."

The magazine also highlights the attack in London and other recent lone-wolf type terror incidents.

OutFront tonight: Tim Clemente is a Former FBI agent in counterterrorism and Mitch Silber is the former Director of the NYPD Intelligence Division's Analytic and Cyber Units.


Filed under: al Qaeda • News
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