The FBI wants help identifying the women in a confessed serial killer’s hand drawn portraits of his victims

(CNN)The FBI is hoping portraits of women drawn by the man who says he killed them will help them to identify the victims and notify their families. Little, 78, confessed to about 90 killings last year while serving three consecutive life sentences for murder, the FBI announced last year. The killings occurred across the country, from Los Angeles to Miami, Houston to Cleveland, all between 1970 and 2005. Little targeted marginalized and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution or addicted to drugs, Christina Palazzolo, a crime analyst for the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program wrote in a November FBI article. Palazzolo and Angela Williamson, a Justice Department senior policy advisor and ViCAP liaison, who both spoke to Little, …

Jason Van Dyke, the ex-cop who killed Laquan McDonald in Chicago, was beaten in prison, his wife says

(CNN)Former police officer Jason Van Dyke was beaten at the prison where he’s serving six years for killing a black teenager, his wife told a Chicago newspaper. For safety reasons, Blagg declined to say where Van Dyke is being held. Van Dyke was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. Van Dyke fired 16 shots in about 15 seconds. He was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison on the murder charge. Prosecutors are challenging his sentence Word of the incident comes days after Illinois prosecutors said they are challenging Van Dyke’s sentence. The special prosecutor who tried the case and the state’s …