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Man cleared in pot case over alleged cop lying now charged in hit-and-run
A man who was cleared of marijuana charges after police were accused of lying about his arrest has now been charged in a hit-and-run crash in Morton Grove that killed a Chicago woman. Authorities said Joseph Sperling, 26, of Glenview, was driving a black Lexus at a high rate of speed on Aug. 26...
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As Chicago killings surge, the unsolved cases pile up
The killing was as brazen as it was brutal. Elliott Brown was fatally shot one afternoon in January on the Chicago Skyway when a gunman in a black SUV pulled up next to his BMW coupe and began firing. The 25-year-old Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, and his girlfriend was wounded, shot four...
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After mass shooting, San Bernardino endures a surge in deadly violence
The sound of gunfire and sirens drew about a dozen people out of their homes on San Bernardino’s west side one recent Wednesday night. A beat-up Honda sat in the street — a small cross dangling from the rearview mirror, two bullet holes in the door. Rescue workers pulled Alejandro Herrera, 28,...
6220 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Constable Gang Homicide Murder Terrorism City Los Angeles
Police: Man shot in chest in SW Houston dies at hospital
Police are searching for a suspect after a man in his 20s died Thursday night at the hospital due to multiple gunshot wounds to his chest. The man was shot shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday in a southwest Houston apartment complex near Green Fork and Club Creek.
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Police: Man shot, killed after argument in north Houston
Homicide detectives are looking for tips after a 20-year-old man was killed about 7:45 p.m Thursday near an apartment complex playground at Aldine Bender and Lee Road in north Houston.
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Despite a confession, a West Philly double murder remains 'unsolved'
On a chilly day in February, a Delaware man named James Barrow walked into a Newark, Del., police station and started talking about the evil he'd done in Philadelphia.
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2 men get prison terms in fatal shooting of Phoenix pastor
PHOENIX (AP) - Two men accused in the fatal shooting of a Phoenix pastor who ministered to ex-convicts and the homeless have each been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office says 32-year-old Jaime Norberto Sapien and 40-year-old Jesse Armando Monroy each got 25-year prison terms ...
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DNA evidence leads to arrest in 1983 slaying of WWI veteran
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Newly tested DNA evidence from the home of a 92-year-old World War I veteran strangled in 1983 has led to murder charges against a woman who was a teenager when the crime was committed, prosecutors said.
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Police make arrest in East Baltimore homicide
City police made an arrest in an East Baltimore homicide this week. Police have charged Adrian Brown with first-degree murder for fatally shooting 23-year old Tykim Fisher in the 1300 block of Cliftview Avenue Tuesday. Officers were called at 2:30 a.m. to Cliftview Avenue, where both men lived....
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4 dead, 28 hurt in Detroit shootings this weekend
Police chief says the number of shootings this Labor Day weekend was down slightly from 2015.        
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Residents of Latrobe Homes on edge after children shot
Days after two young children were wounded in the crossfire of a shootout at the Latrobe Homes, Priscilla Wheeler said her mind was on her three-year-old granddaughter, Kar-lee. "Nighttime, we be in the house," said Wheeler, 55. "We don't be out here. You just never know when they're going to start...
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Murder suspect tried to flee Detroit crime scene naked
A Detroit man is accused of killing one man, wounding another, then trying to run away in the nude.        
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Alleged killer tried to flee Detroit crime scene naked
A Detroit man is accused of killing a man in front of a home, shooting another, then trying to flee in the nude.        
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Baltimore man, 28, charged with murder for a third time
A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder for a third time after being arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in January. Keeco Stern was arrested Thursday and charged in the Jan. 25 shooting of Lennell Booker, who was killed in his car in the 1100 block of N. Luzerne...
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Man shot and killed in Westlake daytime shooting
A man in his 20s was shot and killed in Westlake on Friday afternoon, police said. Authorities have not yet identified the victim, who was slain about 2:15 p.m. on the corner of West 2nd Street and South La Fayette Park Place, said Los Angeles Police Lt. Gus Barrientos of the LAPD’s Rampart station....
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Suspect still sought in killing of Vietnamese restaurant chef

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Man, 29, charged in February killing in Northwest Baltimore
A Baltimore man has been arrested and charged in a killing in the Park Circle neighborhood on the northwest side of the city last month, police said Tuesday. Richard Jones, 29, of the 3400 block of Park Heights Ave., faces first- and second-degree murder and an array of handgun and assault charges...
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Trayvon Martin documentary series, movie in the works
Jay Z and the Weinstein Company have teamed up for a documentary series about Trayvon Martin.
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Arrest made in cold case Otero County homicide; suspect found in South Dakota
An arrest has been made in a 2010 homicide case out of Otero County.
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Man charged with murder in Heart of Chicago arson
A man has been charged with setting a garage fire last fall in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood that left a 59-year-old man dead.
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Chicago Police charge man for gang hit that killed two-year-old boy
Lavontay White was fatally wounded in an attack targeting his uncle.       
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Police: Man charged in shooting death of Chicago toddler
CHICAGO (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been charged with fatally shooting a 2-year-old boy in Chicago.
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Two brothers shot dead outside East Mount Airy home

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2 face reckless homicide charges after police chase crash
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - A northwestern Indiana man and his girlfriend faces charges including reckless homicide after their SUV struck another vehicle during a high-speed police chase, killing a girl in the second vehicle. Thirty-one-year-old Donnell Howard Jr. of Highland and 27-year-old Jessica S. Pichon of Danville, Illinois, also ...
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Trucker apologizes for crash that killed 5 people on I-55, sentenced to 10 years
A 53-year-old Indiana trucker could spend less than three more years in prison for a 2014 crash that killed five people on Interstate 55. Will County Judge David Carlson on Thursday sentenced Francisco Espinal-Quiroz to 10 years in prison for the crash. Under state sentencing laws and credit for...
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Police:Man shot and killed in southeast Houston
Houston police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in southeast Houston.
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DUI charges filed for crash that killed siblings in Maywood
A 24-year-old woman has been charged with DUI and reckless homicide following a crash that killed two siblings in west suburban Maywood.
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‘Secret witness’ to testify in pretrial hearing for ‘The Jinx’ Durst murder case
A “secret witness” who fears for his life is expected to testify Wednesday against New York real estate heir Robert Durst in a California murder case.
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For activist Andrew Holmes, finding Takiya’s shooter was personal
“You can only hide so long — and those hiding you have to suffer the consequences, too,” Andrew Holmes said.
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Man convicted, gets life in 1987 tavern waitress slaying
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison in a retrial in the slaying of a waitress during a tavern robbery nearly three decades ago. The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard (http://bit.ly/2lL7fPI ) reports that a Fayette County jury took less than an hour ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Murder Life imprisonment Capital punishment Fayette County Pennsylvania Crime Prison Homicide Capital punishment in the United States
Man charged in killing of Chicago girl, 11; third child struck since Saturday
Takiya Holmes was struck by a bullet in the back of her head as she sat in her family car.       
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Dearborn Heights dad pleads guilty in deaths of 4 kids
A Dearborn Heights man, convicted of killing his first wife, agreed to plead guilty to killing 2 kids, 2 stepkids        
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Denver’s homicides hit a 10-year high in 2016 after domestic violence killings spiked
The number of homicides rose in Denver for the second year in a row in 2016, reaching a 10-year high of 56 people killed amid a sharp rise in domestic violence deaths.
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Man arrested in deadly stabbing in southeast Las Vegas
A man was jailed after a fatal stabbing — possibly over a cellphone — in the southeast valley early Tuesday.
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Police think fight over cellphone led to deadly stabbing in southeast Las Vegas
Las Vegas police said a woman was killed after a fight — possibly over a cell phone — in the southeast valley early Tuesday morning.
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Police think fight over cell phone led to deadly stabbing in southeast valley
Las Vegas police said a woman was killed after a fight — possibly over a cell phone — in the southeast valley early Tuesday morning.
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Missouri KKK leader's wife, stepson accused of his murder
Malissa Ancona, 44, and her son, Paul Jinkerson Jr., 24, both have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Frank Ancona. Malissa AnconaAP  LEADWOOD, Missouri -- The wife and stepson of a self-proclaimed Ku Klux Klan leader have been charged with his murder, although a lawyer says the stepson was not involved, reports say. Malissa Ancona, 44, of Leadwood, and her son, Paul Jinkerson Jr., 24, of Belgrade, Mo., both have been charged with first-degree murder, the Daily Journal reports. Both are being held in the St. Francois County Jail without bond. Paul E. Jinkerson Jr.AP  They are accused of killing Frank Ancona, 51, who said he was the imperial wizard of a KKK chapter near St. Louis, ABC News reports. A probable cause statement says Jinkerson shot and killed Ancona on Thursday as Ancona slept in a bedroom, according to the Associated Press. Ancona's body was put in Jinkerson's body and driven about 20 miles, where it was left on the bank of the Big River. The body was found Saturday by a family fishing along the river. St. Francois County Prosecutor Jerrod Mahurin tells kmov.com that evidence indicates that Malissa Ancona "was an active participant" in the crime. Malissa Ancona had told investigators she was at a convenience store at the time of the shooting, a story that was "easily" proven untrue, kmov.com reports. Malissa Ancona reportedly told investigators that Jinkerson shot her husband, and she tried to destroy evidence and alter the crime scene. A lawyer for Jinkerson tells the AP he doesn't believe Jinkerson is involved, but he declined to elaborate. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
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KKK leader's wife, stepson charged in his death
Stephen FellerFeb. 13 (UPI) -- The wife and stepson of a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard were charged Monday with allegedly murdering him and leaving his body near a river days after he was found.
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Suburban Chicago man charged in wife's shooting death
ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in the Chicago suburb of Orland Park say a 60-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife. Raymond Homolka of Orland Park is scheduled to appear at a bond hearing in Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Orland Park ...
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$1M bond for man charged with murder in Austin
A man charged in connection with the September fatal assault of a man in the Austin neighborhood has been ordered held on a $1 million bond.
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Authorities piece together woman’s alleged role in multistate killing spree
Authorities say evidence is mounting that Mary Craig Rice was active participant rather than an innocent bystander.       
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Omaha man accused of running down clerk to stand trial
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man charged with second-degree murder told friends that he used his pickup to fatally run down an Omaha convenience store clerk last month. Police testified Friday in 45-year-old Dirk Blume's preliminary hearing Friday that two friends of Blume's say he confessed to them ...
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Aerial surveillance by Baltimore police has promise, should be studied more, report concludes
Footage collected as part of a secret aerial surveillance program in Baltimore last year supplied police with hundreds of potential leads in an array of crimes and significantly advanced investigations of seven shootings and three homicides, according to a new analysis of the program. In one unidentified...
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Suspect in Florida homicides given $750,000 bond
A woman accused of being accessory to a double homicide was given a $750,000 bond at her first court appearance Thursday, but she is unlikel...       
9 points by USA Today | Escambia County Florida Baldwin County Alabama Escambia County Alabama Homicide Santa Rosa County Florida Murder Pensacola Florida Capital punishment
Baltimore Police charge boyfriend of woman found slain in park with murder
Marco Holmes, the boyfriend of a woman who was found dead in a city park last week after she was reported missing last week, has been charged with murder in connection to her death, police said.Holmes, 22, was arrested early Wednesday on an unrelated violation-of-probation warrant, police said....
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Suspect in multistate killing spree returns to Florida jail
Mary Craig Rice didn’t say anything to law enforcement or reporters Wednesday as she was shuffled into the Santa Rosa County Jail.       
21 points by USA Today | Murder Capital punishment Homicide Thrill killing Escambia County Florida Life imprisonment Manslaughter Week-day names
Woman who accompanied slaying suspect faces charges in 2 states
Regional officials have pledged to cooperate in the prosecution of Mary Rice, the woman who allegedly assisted now-deceased fugitive William...       
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Suspect in murders of four women kills himself in Georgia
Authorities say William Boyette died of a gunshot wound, ending a multi-state spree.       
12932 points by USA Today | Murder Police Homicide Capital punishment Thrill killing Escambia County Florida Troup County Georgia Pensacola Florida
Fact check: Trump overstates national murder rate
President Donald Trump's dark view of violent crime in America rests largely on a bogus claim: that the murder rate is higher than it's been in nearly half a century. Actually, the murder rate is down sharply in that time, despite a recent spike. On Tuesday, he told a meeting of sheriffs: "The...
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40 years in prison for 2014 murder of Dunbar High freshman
A man convicted of murdering a Dunbar Vocational High School freshman in 2014 was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison, according to prosecutors and court records.  Ahbir Sardin, 20, was found guilty of first-degree murder in September in the slaying of Venzel Richardson in April 2014 when Sardin...
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