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Man granted parole for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of 2 Dartmouth College professors

Apr. 18, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who has served more than half of his life in prison for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two married Dartmouth College professors as part of a plan to rob and kill people before fleeing overseas was granted parole Thursday. James Parker was 16 when...

Indianapolis man charged with murder in fatal shootings of 3 at apartment complex

Apr. 18, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man has been formally charged with murder in last week's fatal shootings of three people at a central Indiana apartment complex, authorities said. Malik Shaw, 24, was charged Wednesday with three counts of murder for his alleged role in the...

Man charged with 4 University of Idaho deaths was out for a drive that night, his attorneys say

Apr. 18, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Bryan Kohberger, the man charged in the deaths of four University of Idaho students in late 2022, was out for a drive the night they were killed, his attorneys said in a new court filing that lays out more details of the alibi defense he intends to use at his trial. ...

Judge hears testimony in man's bid for a new trial for girl's 1988 killing

Apr. 18, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man convicted of killing a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago launched his latest bid on Thursday for a new trial by trying to convince a judge that advances in DNA testing raise questions about his guilt. The attorney for Dennis Dechaine...

Alabama court authorizes executing a man convicted of killing a delivery driver

Apr. 18, 2024 14:46 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday authorized the execution of a man convicted of killing a delivery driver who stopped at an ATM. Justices granted the Alabama attorney general's request to authorize an execution date for Keith Edmund Gavin, 64. Gov....

Arkansas Supreme Court says new DNA testing can be sought in 'West Memphis 3' case

Apr. 18, 2024 13:33 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said a judge wrongly denied a request for new genetic testing of crime scene evidence from the killing of three boys nearly 30 years ago. In a 4-3 decision, the court reversed the 2022 ruling denying the request to...

District attorney says Memphis police officer may have been killed by friendly fire

Apr. 18, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 17-year-old suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer has not been accused of first-degree murder because information obtained by the district attorney's office shows the officer was killed by friendly fire, officials said. In a...

Bond denied for 4 'God's Misfits' defendants in the killing of 2 Kansas women

Apr. 18, 2024 11:54 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge ordered public defenders to represent four members of an anti-government group who appeared in court Wednesday on charges of kidnapping and killing two Kansas women. The judge also entered not-guilty pleas and denied bail for Tifany Adams, 54,...

Tip leads to arrest in cold case killing of off-duty DC police officer in Baltimore

Apr. 17, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore prosecutors on Wednesday announced the arrest of a man in the cold case homicide of an off-duty Washington, D.C., police officer in 2017. The officer, Sgt. Tony Anthony Mason Jr., was shot to death while sitting in a parked car with a woman he had been...

Uber is helping investigators look into account that sent driver to Ohio home where she was killed

Apr. 17, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

Uber is helping investigators look into an account that sent a driver to the Ohio home where an 81-year-old man allegedly shot the woman to death because he erroneously believed she was part of a scam that targeted him, the ride-hailing company said Wednesday. The March 25 shooting...