IMAGES: After the news conference, an officer removes a poster showing alleged con artists Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt and the two men they are suspected of scamming and killing.
HELP: LAPD Det. Dennis Kilcoyne, right, asks for public assistance in finding anyone who may have been contacted by the two women. Authorities say there’s evidence the pair bought rubber stamps of signatures of at least eight men, perhaps to use in insurance fraud.
VIDEO Women Arrested May 18, 2006
Helen Golay was not strong enough to stage the hit-run killing of a homeless man, but her daughter was, he says.
A call to a life insurance agent led police to DNA evidence that prosecutors say was crucial link in the case against the so-called Black Widows.
The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative movement to make faith-based exemptions as potent a legal tool as free speech has been for liberals. The tiny Becket Fund for Religious Liberty was the legal power behind the high court's decision last month to extend religious rights to corporations for the first time. Before that, the Washington firm's attorneys successfully defended a church school's religious right to be exempted from federal antidiscrimination rules and, in another case, even persuaded the progressive U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to keep...