Latest Assault and battery News

Man accused of killing 3 police officers pleads not guilty

Aug. 09, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of killing three officers in an ambush while police were serving a protective order has pleaded not guilty to 20 charges. Lance Storz, 49, appeared in Floyd Circuit Court on Monday to answer the charges, news outlets reported. Storz...

New Orleans woman accused of stabbing her 2 kids, 1 fatally

Aug. 08, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans woman is accused of killing her 4-year-old daughter and also stabbing her 2-year-old son. Janee Pedescleaux was arrested Sunday on charges of second-degree murder, attempted murder, and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, New Orleans police said....

Man shoots woman with own gun, takes child hostage

Aug. 08, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A man who forced his way into a Southern California home shot a woman with her own gun and then held her young daughter at gunpoint before surrendering to police, authorities said Monday. Erin Mauldin, 34, was arrested Sunday after he heeded orders to put...

Police ID man accused of firing shots inside Mall of America

Aug. 08, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police on Monday identified a fugitive accused of firing shots inside the Mall of America last week before fleeing the suburban Minneapolis shopping complex with the help of several accomplices. Bloomington police say Shamar Alon Lark, 21, of Minneapolis, fired...

Man charged with impersonating officer, attempted rape

Aug. 08, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police arrested a man they say posed as a police officer and attempted to kidnap and rape a woman over the weekend. Charles Singleton, 51, of Boston, claimed to be a police officer when he offered a ride to a woman he'd met at a social gathering during the...

Ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs starts assault trial

Aug. 08, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs, adored by fans throughout a 24-year career, has a more sinister side to his character, prosecutors said Monday as he went on trial on charges of assault and use of coercive behavior against an ex-girlfriend. Prosecutor Peter...

Iran: Police arrest Afghan suspected of stabbing 10 to death

Aug. 08, 2022 02:14 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Police in Iran arrested an Afghan man suspected of stabbing 10 other farm laborers to death following a quarrel over land, Iranian state media reported Monday. The rampage in a remote village in southeastern Iran was a rare such incident in the Islamic Republic. ...

New trial ordered for NJ man in woman's 2011 stabbing death

Aug. 07, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A new trial has been ordered for a New Jersey man sentenced to six decades in prison in the stabbing death of his girlfriend more than a decade ago. Anthony James was convicted of murder and weapons counts in the September 2011 slaying of 48-year-old Audrey...

Police hope DNA testing will solve '59 murder of Albany teen

Aug. 06, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in the Albany area are hoping modern DNA tracing techniques will help solve the murder of an 18-year-old woman more than 60 years ago. The body of Ruth Whitman was exhumed from a cemetery in Glenmont last week to perform DNA testing. The case had...

24-year sentence for man who killed of Arizona jail officer

Aug. 06, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

A Phoenix man was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his convictions for manslaughter in the 2013 killing of a Maricopa County jail officer and for aggravated assault in the shooting of someone else two days later at a party. Authorities say Leonard Moreno, then 15 years old,...