Tom Jackman on crime and justice across the nation.

Lawmakers tour D.C. jail to investigate treatment of Jan. 6 defendants

Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability toured the jail in response to complaints from Jan. 6 defendants held there.

By Tom Jackman and Emily DaviesMarch 24, 2023

Air Force veteran, Jan. 6 rioter sentenced to two years in prison

The veteran's incendiary words about the 2020 election, and the need for civil war, caused a judge not to lower his sentence despite his military service.

By Tom JackmanMarch 17, 2023

Jim Gordon, rock drummer convicted in mother’s killing, dies at 77

Mr. Gordon's career was once soaring, including sharing songwriting credits with Eric Clapton on "Layla." But he couldn't overcome his mental health crises.

By Brian MurphyMarch 16, 2023

The Alex Murdaugh murder trial, explained

Murdaugh, who is on trial for allegedly killing his wife, Maggie, and son Paul, has been at the center of media coverage for months. Here's what you should know.

By Timothy BellaMarch 2, 2023

Linda Kasabian, Manson Family member and key trial witness, dies at 73

She gave crucial testimony against Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who directed a series of 1969 murders in Los Angeles.

By Harrison SmithFebruary 28, 2023

What to know about Moselle, the scene of the killings in Alex Murdaugh’s trial

When jurors head to 4147 Moselle Rd. before deliberations in the murder trial, they’ll be visiting a $3.9 million property with a dark history.

By Timothy BellaFebruary 28, 2023

Daughter of nuclear physicist who died by suicide in Va. jail sues government

Christopher Lapp had been improving with psychotropic medications, but a Va. doctor stopped the drugs and a federal prison facility wouldn't continue treatment, the lawsuit alleges.

By Tom JackmanFebruary 25, 2023

Alex Murdaugh admits to lying, testifies he didn’t kill his wife and son

The disbarred lawyer told a South Carolina jury that he did not kill his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul, as his life unraveled under financial pressure.

By Ben Brasch and Timothy BellaFebruary 23, 2023

Texas man who attacked police, threatened Ocasio-Cortez gets 3 years

Garret Miller challenged the Jan. 6 charge of obstructing an official proceeding before pleading guilty.

By Tom JackmanFebruary 22, 2023

Reported threats on Congress remain high, but prosecutions decline

Federal prosecutors charged fewer than two dozen people out of more than 7,500 possible threats Capitol Police reviewed last year.

By Tom JackmanFebruary 18, 2023

Ana Walshe’s husband, Brian Walshe, is charged with murder

Ana Walshe, a Boston-area woman who commuted for work in D.C., was reported missing Jan. 4. Authorities say there has not been "a large-scale recovery of remains."

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Brittany Shammas and Marisa IatiJanuary 17, 2023

Hogan pardons two men who wrongly served decades in prison for murder

Walter Lomax and John Huffington both served more than 30 years after wrongful convictions caused by police and prosecutorial misconduct.

By Tom Jackman and Ovetta WigginsJanuary 14, 2023

Far-right personality ‘Baked Alaska’ sentenced to 60 days for Jan. 6

Anthime Gionet marched in the neo-Nazi "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville and live streamed himself storming the Capitol.

By Tom JackmanJanuary 10, 2023

Review of Jan. 6 cases finds judges give harsh lectures, lighter sentences

Judges have gone below prosecutors’ recommendations three-quarters of time, and below federal sentencing guidelines a little less than 40 percent.

By Tom Jackman and Spencer S. HsuJanuary 6, 2023

5 details about the Idaho killings from the affidavit

Newly public documents provided the most significant details yet about the stabbings of four University of Idaho students. Here are five takeaways.

By Justine McDaniel and Meryl KornfieldJanuary 6, 2023

True-crime podcasters help free innocent men after 25 years in prison

Cain Joshua Storey and Darrell Lee Clark of Georgia were exonerated in the 1996 murder of 15-year-old Brian Bowling with the assistance of lawyers, and "Proof."

By Ben BraschDecember 12, 2022

Former Catholic priest convicted in 1985 sex assault in Loudoun

Scott A. Asalone, a rector in Purcellville, was removed from his church in 1993, but not arrested until 2020. The victim went on to become a D.C. councilman.

By Tom JackmanDecember 12, 2022

Woman found slain in 1993 is identified through genetic genealogy

Her skeletal remains were found in Centreville, and she'd been stabbed. Fairfax County police could not identify her until a genetic genealogy lab stepped in.

By Tom JackmanDecember 2, 2022

Family of Bijan Ghaisar marks five years since Park Police killing

A civil suit still looms against the Park Police, and the two officers continue to refuse to answer questions about their actions.

By Tom JackmanNovember 17, 2022

Killer sentenced to life in prison for 1998 slaying of Andrea Cincotta

Bobby Joe Leonard admitted strangling Andrea Cincotta in her Arlington apartment, but the man he said hired him to do it was found not guilty

By Tom JackmanNovember 10, 2022