Tonight on Anderson Cooper 360°, Gary Tuchman spoke with Marissa Alexander, a Florida woman who is serving 20 years in prison after her "stand your ground" defense failed.
Alexander fired a warning shot into the wall to scare away her abusive husband who was strangling her. The jury in her case came back after deliberating for 15 minutes.
CNN’s Gary Tuchman reports the remarkable case of Irene Garza, a young school teacher and beauty queen was brutally raped and murdered 53 years ago in McAllen, Texas. Today, the one man who local and state police still believe is her murderer, remains free and living a normal life in Arizona.
Years ago, a controversial grand jury session failed to lead to an indictment of the man, who, at the time of the murder, was a Catholic priest. He is believed to be the last person to have seen Irene Garza alive, when he heard her confession on the day before Easter. Garza’s short, accomplished life which was an inspiration for many – her death, and the lingering questions are examined in this one-hour Anderson Cooper Special Report documentary.
Anderson Cooper Special Report: Beauty & The Priest debuts on CNN at 10:00pm ET & PT on Friday, May 31. This program encores on Saturday, June 01 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET & PT.
Rescue workers raced against time and the oncoming night Monday looking for survivors after a powerful tornado blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City, leveling homes and killing at least 51 people.
CNN's coverage includes correspondents George Howell, Nick Valencia and Gary Tuchman already in the Oklahoma City area, with Chad Myers and Indra Petersons contributing from CNN's Severe Weather Center in Atlanta. Chris Cuomo, John Berman, Jake Tapper, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta, Pam Brown, Stephanie Elam, Erin McPike, Brian Todd, Ed Lavandera, Kyung Lah and John King will report and broadcast from the Oklahoma City area. Gustavo Valdes and Fernando del Rincon report from Oklahoma for CNN en Espanol.
CNN.com will be updating the breaking news blog www.cnn.com/thisjustin.Two-mile-wide tornado kills at least 51 -- including 7 elementary school students
Three women who were missing in separate cases have been found together in Cleveland, police said. A 52-year-old man was arrested.
One of the women called 911 after breaking out of the house where she had been living.
"Help me; I am Amanda Berry," she said, her voice distraught in an audio recording of the call. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years. And I'm here and I'm free now."
CNN's coverage of the story includes Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) anchoring CNN Newsroom 2-4pmE from Cleveland today.
CNN correspondents on the story:
Martin Savidge (@martinsavidge)
Poppy Harlow (@poppyharlowCNN)
Brian Todd (@briantoddCNN)
Gary Tuchman (@garytuchmanCNN)
Maria Santana for CNN en Espanol (@mariasantanaCNN)
CNN.com will provide updates at http://www.cnn.com/thisjustin.Police: No previous indication women were being held at Cleveland home
CNN will broadcast the President’s address from Chicago today, where he visits his home district and the area where Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down after performing in the Inaugural Parade. Beginning at 3:30pm (ET), Chris Cuomo anchors coverage of the President’s address. Cuomo will host Anderson Cooper 360 from Chicago tonight at 8pm ET, interviewing a woman who has opened up her home to inner city Chicago kids who are living in an urban war zone. Erin Burnett will interview Rev. Jesse Jackson for tonight’s Erin Burnett OutFront in regards to his criticism of the President’s handling of gun violence in their hometown of Chicago. Ted Rowlands and Gary Tuchmann report from Chicago. Rowlands follows Hadiya Pendleton’s murder case, and Tuchmann spends time with gang members who, for the night, put down their weapons.
CNN.com will live stream the President’s address on CNN.com/live and on the CNN apps.