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2nd man arrested in deadly Corpus Christi gun store holdup
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a second suspect has been arrested in the slaying of a Corpus Christi gun store owner during a robbery that left an employee wounded. Nueces (nyoo-AY'-sis) County jail records show Filamir Gomez was being held Friday on a capital murder charge. Officers on ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Murder Crime Capital punishment Corpus Christi Gun Corpus Christi Texas Firearm Crimes
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
Evidence of the need to keep the death penalty
If you take the death penalty off the books altogether, victims' families suffer even more when their loved ones are never found.
3 points by The Denver Post | Capital punishment Capital punishment in the United States Electric chair Hanging Lethal injection Murder Execution by firing squad Death penalty
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.
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Police Detective Sheriff Homicide George Bush Intercontinental Airport Law enforcement titles Criminal Investigation Department Murder
3 indicted in 2013 club shooting that killed 3, injured 8
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Three suspects have been indicted in a Montgomery club shooting that left three people dead and others injured in 2013. Media outlets report a grand jury indicted 28-year-old Darius Thomas and 27-year-old Jason McWilliams last month on reckless murder and assault charges in the December 2013 ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Murder
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.
77 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Police Detective Murder Homicide Jury Criminal Investigation Department Crime Illegal drug trade
Man gets life in prison for 2015 fatal gas station shooting
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A 19-year-old Summerville man will spend life behind bars for a fatal shooting last year at a gas station. News agencies report Thomas Robert Shewtzuk was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after a jury convicted him of murder in the death of 23-year-old Travis Aaron ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Life imprisonment Murder Prison
Officer shot 7 times cleared to return to full police duty
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say an officer shot seven times near Philadelphia earlier this summer has been cleared to return to duty. Christopher Dorman was shot in June in the face, leg and groin in Folcroft while responding to a report of a possible drug deal. The Folcroft Police Department ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Assault Crime Face Washington D.C. Crimes Aggravation Murder Legal professions
Man gets at least 20 years in prison for raping 3 children
TROY, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio man who admitted under a plea deal that he raped three children has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. Miami County Judge Jeannine Pratt sentenced Benjie Van Winkle on Tuesday. The 42-year-old Troy man apologized to the children and their ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Prison Life imprisonment Murder Victim
Winooski teen will be tried as an adult on murder charges
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) - A Winooski teen will be tried as an adult on a charge of second-degree murder after a 54-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a street fight last month. Judge Dennis Pearson ordered the 17-year-old boy held without bail on Thursday in Vermont Superior Court. The ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Murder Assault Crime Life imprisonment English-language films Vermont Legal terms Prison
Minnesota man confesses to killing 11-year-old boy 27 years ago
For nearly 27 years, one man knew where Jacob Wetterling was and last month, Danny Heinrich agreed to confess to killing the 11-year-old boy.
98 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Murder Child pornography Jacob Wetterling St. Joseph Minnesota Patty Wetterling Rape Assault Human sexual behavior
Traders fix raw hide prices ahead of Eid
Leather goods traders and tanners have jointly declared the prices for hides and skins of sacrificial animals ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha.
373 points by | Bangladesh Hides Cattle Murder Milk Supreme Court of Bangladesh Price Goat
Convicted murderer facing felony weapons charges in Aurora
A convicted murderer living in Aurora was arrested Wednesday and is facing felony weapons charges in connection with a June incident on Aurora's East Side. Ernesto Sanchez, 36, of the 400 block of Watson Street, was pulled over by Aurora police for alleged traffic violations at about 4:50 p.m....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Criminal law Crime Illinois Murder Kane County Illinois Misdemeanor United States Aurora Illinois
Man who drove into crowd after baby shower stabbing gets 18 years
Kevin Weekes drove his Nissan Altima into a crowd after he was stabbed on Nov. 8, 2014, killing Kevin Lewis.
197 points by Daily News | Life imprisonment English-language films Kevin Weekes Queens New Jersey Devils Murder Carolina Hurricanes American films
LA woman pleads not guilty to death of malnourished son, 11
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles woman whose malnourished 11-year-old son was found dead in a closet has pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse. Thirty-nine-year-old Veronica Aguilar appeared in court Thursday wearing a suicide prevention smock. She could face 15 years to life in prison if convicted. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Life imprisonment Los Angeles County California The Los Angeles Times Ventura County California Murder San Bernardino County California Angeles National Forest San Gabriel Mountains
Fifth suspect charged in killing of Cuomo aide Carey Gabay
A Brooklyn grand jury has indicted a fifth man charged in connection with the murder of Gov. Cuomo’s aide during last year’s J’Ouvert event.
9 points by Daily News | Jury Supreme Court of the United States Murder New York City Life imprisonment United States Grand jury Brooklyn
On death row, condemned inmates offer surprising views on effort to end death penalty in California
California voters face two capital punishment choices on the November ballot: End the death penalty or speed the way for execution. On death row, inmates are conflicted on the prospects of one-shot appeals, mandated lawyer assignments and simplified execution rules meant to rekindle a capital punishment...
1135 points by Los Angeles Times | Capital punishment Death row Hanging Murder Prison Decapitation
Man gets life sentence for killing wife
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife. The Pensacola News Journal ( reports that 46-year-old Richard Kline was sentenced Friday. A jury convicted him last month of second-degree murder, following an April trial that resulted in a hung ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Murder Life imprisonment Pensacola Florida Florida Panhandle Florida Jury English-language films Death
Police arrest man after deadly Roanoke restaurant shooting
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A man has been arrested following a fatal shooting at a Roanoke restaurant over the weekend. News outlets report that 24-year-old Jermaine L. Brown was arrested Monday charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting early Sunday at Monster's Bar and Grill. Police say they ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Sunday English-language films Virginia Weekend The Washington Times Saturday Murder Workweek
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 ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Life imprisonment English-language films Murder Phoenix Arizona Capital punishment Homicide Manslaughter Maricopa County Arizona
Grisly crime-scene video showing slain landlord is played in court
Gruesome crime-scene video was played in Brooklyn court Thursday showing notorious landlord Menachem Stark’s charred, snow-covered body inside a Great Neck dumpster — and even his accused murderer had a hard time watching it. Slay suspect Kendel Felix hunched forward looking upset as the video played, while members of Stark’s family cried softly, and some...
3 points by New York Post | Life imprisonment Murder English-language films Crimes Crime Cardboard box Cardboard Mask
5 in Rapides jail accused of raping another inmate
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Five inmates in the Rapides Parish jail face charges of raping another inmate there. The Town Talk reports ( ) that one of those accused is a 17-year-old awaiting trial in the beating death of a man at an Alexandria motel. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Assault Rape Sexual intercourse South Africa Murder Crimes
The Latest: Hearing scrapped for man accused in house fire
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on a man accused of killing his husband in house fire (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Attorneys for a man accused of setting a house fire that killed his husband, a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur, have withdrawn their request for a bail ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Lawyer Criminal law Judge Murder Prison Magistrate Legal terms Capital punishment
Babul Aktar's father 'does not know' his whereabouts
The father of Babul Aktar does not know the whereabouts of the police officer just relieved of his duties.
170 points by | Mobile phone Government Murder Deputy Commissioner Accept Television series by NBC Universal Television Assistant Commissioner
Who knew songs about a serial killer could be so awesome?
It certainly doesn’t sound promising: a film of a British stage musical, its lyrics taken verbatim from interviews with the neighbors of a serial killer. Yet the result — directed by Rufus Norris and setting words collected by Alecky Blythe against music by Adam Cork — is mesmerizing. The real case involved a forklift operator...
-1 points by New York Post | Music English television actors Serial killer English stage actors Murder English film actors Film Serial killers
Suspect in slaying of Ohio college student pleads not guilty
WAUSEON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man charged with killing a college student who disappeared while riding her bicycle has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Murder University Ohio Toledo Ohio University of Toledo Assault Criminal law Barbra Streisand
Convicted Brown’s Chicken murderer seeks hearing
A man sentenced to life in prison for killing seven people in the infamous Brown’s Chicken massacre in Palatine is seeking an evidentiary hearing, arguing that his statements to detectives were coerced and that the woman who implicated him and his high school friend talked to police only because she wanted to snare the $100,000 […]
3 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Murder Life imprisonment Crime Law Police Testimony Trial Juan Luna
Pa. mom jailed in 2011 for baby death accused of killing another
Jessica Harper's youngest child suffocated earlier this year after the 28-year-old mom ignored warnings from doctors not to sleep in the same bed with the infant, authorities say.
-1 points by Daily News | Sleep Murder Manslaughter Cecil Whig Plea Cecil County Maryland Neglect Causes of death
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.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Murder KILL Associated Press Homicide World War I Capital punishment Manslaughter Bowl Championship Series
Family of autistic teen found dead says mom didn't kill him
They say Kimberly Lightwine and her son Austin Anderson were abducted and left to die.       
174 points by USA Today | Sheriff Murder Sheriffs in the United States Police Polk County Tennessee Anderson South Carolina According to Jim
Man gets life sentence in shooting of Maryland ice cream truck driver
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick man has been sentenced to life without parole for fatally shooting an ice cream truck driver as children waited in line. The Frederick News-Post reports that 28-year-old Larnell Lyles was sentenced Thursday in Frederick. A jury convicted him in July of first-degree...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Murder Life imprisonment Frederick Maryland Frederick County Maryland Frederick News-Post
Teen killers get 40-75 years for 'savage' murder of Grand Rapids boy, 16
Michael White’s body was found March 19 by a man walking his dog at Lions Park in Wyoming        
633 points by Detroit Free Press | Life imprisonment Judge Supreme Court of the United States Murder Jury United States Arraignment Chief Justice of the United States
Kin of Tiarah Poyau, killed at J’Ouvert, raises close to $8G
Donors kicked in close to $8,000 to help the family of slain J’Ouvert victim Tiarah Poyau bury the beautiful grad student.
66 points by Daily News | Wheel English-language films Tire Automobile Axle Victim Murder United States of Tara
Kin of Tiarah Poyau, killed at J’Ouvert, gets $8G in donations
Donors kicked in close to $8,000 to help the family of slain J’Ouvert victim Tiarah Poyau bury the beautiful grad student.
66 points by Daily News | Wheel English-language films Tire Automobile Axle Victim Murder United States of Tara
City to pay $1.3 million to family of man killed during cop chase
Chicago taxpayers will pay $1.375 million to the family of a man killed on his 32nd birthday by an unlicensed teenage driver with marijuana in his system who was being chased by an unmarked police car for running a stop sign, in violation of department policy. The settlement to the family of Eugene Ratliff one […]
301 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police car Stop sign Car chase Rahm Emanuel Yield sign Murder Mile All-way stop
Police: Man arrested in West Salem fatal shooting
A man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly shooting and killing a man in West Salem, police said. Police responded to the area of Taybin Road and Calico Street for a report of shots fired at about 3 a.m. At the same time, the dispatch center received a call from a man stating he had just shot someone […]
-1 points by The Boston Globe | Murder
Emotions run high in courtroom as Sumava slaying suspects enter pleas
Rick Babbs sat in the gallery of the Newton County Superior Court Wednesday watching as the two men accused of stabbing his 20-year-old son and two others to death Aug. 28 entered not guilty pleas before a judge. He lunged from his seat on the aisle in the front row at Derrick T. Cardosi, 24, of...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Murder Crime Capital punishment Family Victim Plea Judge Prison
Teen killers get 40-75 years for 'savage' murder of boy, 16
Michael White’s body was found March 19 by a man walking his dog at Lions Park in Wyoming        
633 points by Detroit Free Press | Life imprisonment Judge Supreme Court of the United States Murder Jury United States Arraignment Chief Justice of the United States
Hartford man pleads guilty in shooting death of friend
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Hartford man who said he accidentally shot and killed a friend has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The Hartford Courant ( ) reports that 32-year-old Daniel Morales was about to go on trial on a murder charge but pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter and criminal ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Hartford Connecticut The Hartford Courant Lawyer Manslaughter Joe Lieberman Murder Prosecutor Courant
Oklahoma County inmate pleads guilty in cellmate's death
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma County jail inmate has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for choking his cellmate to death in 2014. Prosecutors had charged 40-year-old Ragle Demond Johnson with first-degree murder in the May 21, 2014, killing of inmate Cecil Robert Arnold. Johnson pleaded guilty to the lesser charge ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Oklahoma City Oklahoma Criminal law The Oklahoman Chokehold Edmond Oklahoma Murder Misdemeanor
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....
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Crime Homicide Murder Wound Causes of death Injuries Arrest Police
Laurel man, 30, charged with killing parents inside their home
A 30-year-old man has been charged with killing his parents inside their home in the 9500 block of Queens Guard Court in Laurel. Craig Dennis White faces first- and second-degree murder and assault, said Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn, after his father, Glen White, 66, and mother...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Family Mother Father Parent Murder Over the Years and Through the Woods Son Blunt trauma
Minnesota man confesses to killing of Jacob Wetterling
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man confessed Tuesday to abducting and killing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling nearly 27 years ago, recounting a crime that long haunted the state in chilling detail that included a handcuffed Jacob asking him, “What did I do wrong?”
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Pleas Arraignment Plea Alford plea Child pornography Rape Murder Jury trial
Baltimore woman arrested in triple shooting that killed man, wounded pregnant woman
A 31-year-old Baltimore woman has been arrested in a triple shooting this weekend that left one man dead and injured two women, one of whom was pregnant, Baltimore Police said Tuesday. Marion "Nephew" Daughton, of the 5000 block of Conant Way, allegedly opened fire following an argument with at...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Crime Attempted murder Bloods Crimes Murder Violence Anne Arundel County Maryland Sunday
Execution drop makes some think death penalty is fading away
Execution drug shortages, sometimes grotesque errors in death chambers and legal challenges to sentences imposed by judges have contributed to a dramatic decline in the number of states that are carrying out executions ...
3 points by Las Vegas Sun | Capital punishment Capital punishment in the United States Death row Amnesty International UN moratorium on the death penalty Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stoning Murder
Full High Court verdict in Ahsanullah Master murder published
The High Court has published the full verdict about the murder of Gazipur's Awami League MP Ahsanullah Master.
141 points by | Prison Murder Court Capital punishment Crime Appellate court Jury Penology
Confession in boy's death solves case that haunted Minnesota
For nearly 27 years, one man knew where Jacob Wetterling was ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Murder Child pornography Jacob Wetterling Patty Wetterling St. Joseph Minnesota Rape Assault Human sexual behavior
5 chilling details from book on BTK serial killer
Kansas serial killer Dennis Rader had plans to kill an 11th victim, according to a new book.         
531 points by Arizona Republic | Dennis Rader Murder Zoosadism Sedgwick County Kansas KILL
Wounded LAX agents recall chaos as shooter pleads guilty
LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Speer had just helped a shell-shocked passenger run away from a gunman at Los Angeles International Airport and thought they were in the clear. That's when Speer, an officer with the Transportation Security Administration, watched as a bullet ripped through the calf of another passenger. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Transportation Security Administration Federal Air Marshal Service Prison Arraignment Murder Plea Capital punishment San Francisco International Airport
Summer 2016 safest for NYC in 25 years despite J'Ouvert violence
The bloodshed at the J’Ouvert celebration provided a violent coda to the safest New York summer in 25 years, city officials said Tuesday.
329 points by Daily News | Crimes Assault Crime Murder Misdemeanor Theft Robbery Battery