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Iowa man disappears on the day a jury finds him guilty of killing his wife

Sep. 22, 2023 17:53 PM EDT

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Police were searching for an Iowa man who failed to show up at his first-degree murder trial on Friday, the day a jury found him guilty of killing his wife. A judge issued an arrest warrant for Gregory Showalter Sr. of Ottumwa after he missed the reading of the...

Mother gets 78-year prison term for killing daughters, 15 and 5, in Virginia

Sep. 22, 2023 16:41 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia mother who sedated her two daughters with melatonin-laced gummy bears before fatally shooting them was sentenced Friday to 78 years in prison. Veronica Youngblood, 38, was arrested in August 2018 after shooting daughters Sharon Castro, 15,...

Prosecutors seek to show enhanced bodycam video of Elijah McClain's fatal encounter with police

Sep. 21, 2023 19:31 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Colorado prosecutors focused on police body camera footage — both raw and digitally enhanced — as they began building their case Thursday against two officers charged in the death of Elijah McClain, a young Black man who was stopped, put in a neck hold and sedated with...

9 deputies charged in death of man beaten in Memphis jail, including 2 for second-degree murder

Sep. 21, 2023 16:35 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two Memphis jail deputies have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Black man who was having a psychotic episode and died in custody last fall after jailers punched, kicked and kneeled on his back during a confrontation, according to court documents...

Kansas cold case detectives connect two 1990s killings to the same suspect

Sep. 21, 2023 14:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with two counts of murder after detectives in a newly formed cold case unit connected him to the deaths of two women nearly three decades ago. DNA evidence led to the arrest of 52-year-old Gary Dion Davis, Kansas City Police...

A grandmother seeks justice for Native Americans after thousands of unsolved deaths, disappearances

Sep. 21, 2023 14:08 PM EDT

HARDIN, Mont. (AP) — Yolanda Fraser is back near a ragged chain-link fence, blinking through tears as she tidies up flowers and ribbons and a pinwheel twirls in the breeze at a makeshift roadside memorial in a small Montana town. This is where the badly decomposed body of her...

Man executed for the 1996 killing of a University of Oklahoma dance student

Sep. 21, 2023 13:12 PM EDT

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma executed an inmate Thursday for the 1996 killing of a University of Oklahoma dance student, in a case that went unsolved for years until DNA from the crime scene was matched to a man serving prison time for burglary. Anthony Sanchez, 44, was...

Oklahoma executes man convicted of the 1996 slaying of a University of Oklahoma dance student

Sep. 21, 2023 11:32 AM EDT
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma executes man convicted of the 1996 slaying of a University of Oklahoma dance student.

Outdated headline sparks vicious online hate campaign directed at Las Vegas newspaper

Sep. 21, 2023 11:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Las Vegas newspaper is being viciously attacked online for its coverage of an alleged murder of a retired police chief, either because of a misunderstanding or a deliberate attempt to mislead. The “firehose of hatred” has led the Las Vegas Review-Journal to...

Suspect in family's killing in suburban Chicago dies along with passenger after Oklahoma crash

Sep. 21, 2023 09:19 AM EDT

A suspect in the shooting deaths of a suburban Chicago family died following a fiery crash in Oklahoma, along with a passenger, police said. Nathaniel Huey Jr., of Streamwood, Illinois, tried to elude authorities after a digital license plate detector spotted him Wednesday in...