Nia Wilson Murder Defendant John Cowell Screams Vulgarities; Removed From CourtroomNia Wilson's accused killer John Cowell was removed from his murder trial Thursday after yelling out vulgarities when prosecutors began to show a surveillance video of the fatal attack to jurors.
Nia Wilson Murder Defendant John Lee Cowell Claims He Hears Alien VoicesIn a series of bizarre ramblings from the witness stand, John Lee Cowell, who is accused of stabbing to death Nia Wilson on the MacArthur BART station platform, told jurors he hears voices from alien technology implanted in his ear.
Courtroom Emotions Soar As Nia Wilson's Sisters Describe Her Fatal BART StabbingTears flowed in an Oakland courtroom as Nia Wilson's sisters took the stand to emotionally describe for jurors the struggle to save the dying 18-year-old's life on the MacArthur BART station platform.
Nia Wilson's Family In Tears As Former BART Officer Describes Attempt To Save Her LifeA former BART police officer testified Thursday how he unsuccessfully tried to save the life of 18-year-old Nia Wilson after she was stabbed on the platform of the MacArthur BART station in Oakland in 2018.
Records Show Walnut Creek Cop Mishandled Dozens Of CasesNewly released records show how a Walnut Creek police officer mishandled evidence and made false statements in dozens of cases.
BART Security Cameras Key To Capture Of Stabbing SuspectWhile BART's 4,000 electronic eyes couldn't prevent the killing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson by a knife wielding attacker, they were key to the suspect's arrest.
Southern California Fire Victims Accuse Utility Of Removing Potential EvidenceResidents in areas burned by California's largest-ever wildfire are accusing a utility of removing power poles that may be used as evidence.
Defense Attacks DNA Evidence Central To Sierra LaMar Murder TrialAt day two of the trial of the man accused of killing Sierra Lamar, the defense attorney attacked the evidence.
Castro Valley Arson Fire Likely Set To Destroy Evidence Of HomicideInvestigators say that an arson fire at the scene of a homicide in Castro Valley was likely set to destroy forensic evidence.
Body-Camera Evidence In Fatal San Jose Police Shooting Demonstrates What People See Can Still Be DivisiveAs more police departments adopt body-worn cameras, many are finding they don’t always produce clear-cut evidence in officer-involved shootings and can actually be divisive.
DNA Machine From Pleasanton Company Helps Solve Crimes Faster For Alameda County SheriffIt’s not quite as fast as the CSI detectives on television who solve crimes between the commercial breaks, but new technology just acquired by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department promises it will process a suspect’s DNA in record time.
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape KitsMore than 750 cases of sexual assaults reported between 2003 and 2013 that were sitting in the police department's evidence storage rooms have now been submitted to a crime lab for analysis according to SFPD.
Murder Charges Dismissed In San Jose 1989 'Quilt' Cold-Case Following Prosecutor's Affair With Lab TechnicianMurder charges against a South Bay man and his brother in a 1989 cold case in which the man's wife was found strangled and wrapped in a quilt have been dismissed over an affair betweeen the lead prosecutor and the lab technician who was one of the main prosecution witnesses.
Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster Alameda County's District Attorney is now working with the FBI on a pilot project to process and review a backlog of untested DNA rape kits more rapidly.
Fingerprint Evidence Leads To Arrest In Auto Burglaries At BART StationsFingerprint evidence led to the arrest of a suspect in a series of auto burglaries at BART stations, police said Wednesday.