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Steven "Boston" Colver was convicted yesterday of murdering Joanne Witt for opposing his relationship with Witt's then-14-year-old daughter, Tylar Witt.

Colver, now 21, and Tylar, now 16, blamed each other for stabbing Joanne Witt 20 times as she was lying in bed in her upscale El Dorado Hills, Ca., home.

Colver's mom, Jan Colver, wept as the jury convicted Colver of first-degree murder, use of a deadly weapon, lying in wait and killing a witness to a crime.

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Joanne Witt was murdered two years ago after she complained to local police that Steven Colver had committed statutory rape against Tylar Witt.

The prosecutor, who said the case was about "forbidden love," presented DNA evidence from Witt's fingernails and journal entries by the accused.

"It is a true test when faced with the task of taking the life of another to be with the one that you love," the killer allegedly, ominously wrote.

Tylar Witt pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in a deal that reduced the conviction to second-degree murder in exchange for her testimony.

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Once a politician, always a politician. Look at that handsome, smiling face.

Going by these images, you'd never expect that former U.S. Senator John Edwards knocked up mistress Rielle Hunter while his wife was terminally ill, lied about it repeatedly, then allegedly covered it up with campaign funds.

But, here we are.

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  • John Edwards Mugshot

Nice to see John Edwards is still having fun.

Edwards pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and campaign law violations. These mug shots were obtained by CNN. Goooo Freedom of Information Act!

The plea came after a grand jury indicted him on six counts, including conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign finance laws.

The grand jury had been investigating whether money given to support Rielle Hunter by benefactors of Edwards' 2008 run for the presidency.

Their conclusion was that there was enough evidence to charge Edwards, who insists that despite his personal failings, he did not break the law.

A plea deal between Edwards and the U.S. Justice Department fell apart over the the DOJ's requirement that Edwards go to jail. He declined.

Guess he'll roll the dice at trial, where his chances of beating the rap are iffy. In the court of opinion, however, he's long since been convicted.

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Alleged comedian Katt Williams has been arrested again. That's not surprising in the least, but the details surrounding his latest bust sort of are.

The Katt was busted in Palmdale, Calif., after an intense standoff with ... a tractor driver doing work outside the home where Williams was staying.

The man claims that three women approached his vehicle and began attacking him with rocks and dirt clods around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.

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After suffering facial injuries, the man called his wife to pick him up, but when she arrived, Williams pulled up in an SUV and blocked their exit.

That's when the man called 911, the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. arrived and the women were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

Katt Williams was charged with intimidating a witness, a felony, and was hauled to a station and booked. He posted $50K bail and left.

Even for a guy who gets arrested so often, this was a new one.

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Rapper Flo Rida hit a real "Low" point this morning when he was busted for DUI - in the state spelled the same way as his name, only without the space.

Probably not a coincidence. Flo got popped in Miami Beach in a red and black Bugatti - a ride worth $1.7 MILLION - after he was swerving in his lane.

During the traffic stop around 3:30 a.m., the police detected the odor of alcohol, and Flo was given a field sobriety test, which he performed poorly on.

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Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to a station where he joined our celebrity mug shots gallery.

Sources say Flo's blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit.

The police report notes that large crowd gathered around Flo after cops pulled him over, and that several bystanders were "trying to get officers to let [Flo Rida] go."

"Some individuals were offering to drive [Flo] home."

Always nice to see an outpouring of support from the community.

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At least Mark Grace has good taste in scotch.

The former Chicago Cubs star was arrested for DUI in Scottsdale, Ariz., the weekend before last, after an officer observed his 2009 Jaguar weaving in and out of his lane around 1 a.m. He admitted to "having a few drinks."

Quite recently, too. Grace said he consumed two glasses of Macallan scotch earlier that evening, one about "five minutes before the stop."

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Grace, 46, is now an announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks, with whom he won a World Series in 2001 after spending most of his career with the Cubs.

He shed tears of joy then, but on this night, his "bloodshot and watery eyes" and lack of drivers license on his person earned him a ticket to the slammer.

When the officer asked, "How do you think you did on the field tests" ... Grace replied, "Not well enough." He was handcuffed and taken into custody.

He was booked on DUI with a BAC of .08 or more, DUI impaired to the slightest degree, improper right turn, and not carrying his license or registration.

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Plaxico Burress was released from prison this morning. The former New York Giants star served 22 months for myriad weapons violations.

The NFL standout left the Oneida Correctional Facility in Upstate New York, hugging his agent, Drew Rosenhaus on his way out the door.

Burress pleaded guilty in August 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a gun after accidentally shooting himself in an NYC nightclub.

Plaxico Burress Mugshot

HE'S OUT: After nearly two years in the slammer, Plax is a free man, but not before making our celebrity mug shots gallery one last time. Well, hopefully.

"It's a beautiful day," he said. "It's a beautiful day to be reunited with my family. I want to go home and spend some quality time with them."

Wearing shades, Burress thanked God as well as "all my fans all around the world for the thousands of letters, for their unwavering support."

Burress wants to play again if an NFL team will roll the dice. We'd tell him not to hold his breath, but does anyone remember Michael Vick?

Speaking of, Plax rocked a Phillies cap as he departed. Might he be hinting at a possible trip down I-95 to join forces with Vick in Philly?

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Teen Mom star Gary Shirley was arrested this morning. Incredibly, a fight with Amber Portwood wasn't the reason ... although they were having one at the time!

According to the police report, Shirley was arrested in Alexandria, Ind., at 1:34 a.m. on a Class A misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license.

“I observed a Silver Dodge stopped on the south side of Berry street. I could hear a female arguing with a male inside the vehicle ..." the report reads.

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Gary Shirley had his picture taken earlier this morning.

Gary's booking photo instantly becomes one of the bigger celebrity mug shots in our gallery. And just so you know, we don't mean bigger as in the size of the .jpg file or severity of the criminal charges against him.

Apparently Gary's wooing of Amber with sexy texts didn't last.

“I asked the male sitting in the driver seat if everything was okay and he advised yes. The female also advised that everything was fine," the officer writes.

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Joshua Drummonds stars on 16 & Pregnant.

Like many (who are we kidding, all) of his co-stars, Josh now stars in THG's celebrity mug shots gallery as well. Dude's in jail as we write this!

Drummonds' own mom told the police he forged her signature on a $30.00 check, landing him behind bars in Monroe County, Michigan. So worth it!

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According to the criminal complaint, Josh wasn't looking for a huge payday, writing five checks to himself totaling $270. The amounts ranged from $30-100.

Still, he is now facing seven felony charges - one count of larceny for stealing the checks, five counts of forgery and one count of violating his probation.

Yes, the 16 & Pregnant baby daddy was obviously on probation already.

Josh, who faces years in prison for each forgery count (it's not sexy, but that crime has TEETH) is being held with bail set at $20,000.

Most likely that'll have to be paid by certified check.

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Hip hop star Cassidy, best known for his hit song "I'm a Hustla," has been named a suspect in a murder case AND two attempted murder cases.

Cassidy was arrested in Hackensack, N.J., this weekend on a probation violation. The arrest was made in connection with the alleged crimes in Philadelphia.

He's on probation for involuntary manslaughter.

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According to TMZ, Philadelphia police asked local authorities to arrest Cassidy on the probation violation, and even went so far as to warn them "to consider [Cassidy] both armed and dangerous,” saying it was a “high-risk warrant."

Undercover officers with the Hackensack PD followed the 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Barry Reese, and arrested him in a motor vehicle stop.

He was freed in 2006 after an eight month jail stint for involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime.

Bail was set at $200,000. Story developing ...

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Jamie McKay and Ryan McElrath star on 16 and Pregnant. They also star in the local police blotter, having been arrested four times in the past year alone.

Jamie was popped for assault in January for an incident involving a classmate.

McKay punched the girl in the back of the head twice, or 91 fewer times than Jenelle Evans pounded Britany Truett. The case was eventually dismissed.

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As for Ryan McElrath, 18, who Jamie, 17, says has a coke problem, he was busted for cocaine, weed possession and underage drinking. Separately.

Ryan was also busted for "assault on a female" and resisting police officers back in November. McElrath's alleged victim was not McKay, interestingly.

McElrath says these are all false accusations and can be explained ... well, not the DUI and speeding thing. He totally did that. But the rest!!