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Arrest made in double homicide case in northeast Wisconsin

Oct. 04, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

LITTLE SUAMICO, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in northeastern Wisconsin have arrested a man in connection with a double homicide investigation. The Oconto County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a home in Little Suamico Sunday about 9 a.m. The caller said there was...

Police: 6 California killings may be work of serial killer

Oct. 04, 2022 02:31 AM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Ballistics tests have linked the fatal shootings of six men and the wounding of one woman in California — all potentially at the hands of a serial killer — in crimes going back more than a year, police said. Authorities last week announced that five men...

Suspect in killings of 22 elderly Texans goes on trial again

Oct. 04, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A man accused of killing 22 elderly women in the Dallas area and stealing jewelry and valuables has been linked by DNA evidence to one of the deaths, a prosecutor said Monday. Billy Chemirmir, 49, is on trial for capital murder in the death of 87-year-old Mary...

Police: 5 California killings may be work of serial killer

Oct. 03, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A serial killer may have ambushed five men in central California separately in recent months, shooting them to death alone in the dark, and police are baffled as to why the victims were targeted. None of the men were robbed or beaten before their killings...

2 more victims found after shooting at Oklahoma homecoming

Oct. 03, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Oklahoma said Monday they have found two more gunshot victims who were wounded in a shooting at a Oklahoma high school football homecoming game. Police initially said one 17-year-old died and another 17-year-old was wounded in the shooting Friday at...

2 guilty of violating Floyd's rights to begin federal term

Oct. 03, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two of the four former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights during the May 2020 restraint that killed him are scheduled to begin serving their federal sentences Tuesday. J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao are...

Woman convicted of killing a woman to take her unborn baby

Oct. 03, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman was convicted of capital murder Monday for killing a pregnant woman to take her unborn baby. A Bowie County jury in northeast Texas deliberated about an hour before finding Taylor Rene Parker, 29, guilty of the October 2020 murder of Reagan...

Wisconsin parade suspect delays jury picks with disruptions

Oct. 03, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he allegedly drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin last year managed to delay the start of his trial Monday by becoming so disruptive the judge had to take multiple breaks before forcing him to...

Florida school shooter contemplated massacre for years

Oct. 03, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz told a prosecution psychiatrist he began contemplating a mass murder during middle school, doing extensive research on earlier killers to learn their methods and mistakes to shape his own plans, video played at his penalty trial...

Alabama sets execution date in '88 contract killing

Oct. 03, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has set a November execution date for a man convicted in the 1988 murder-for-hire killing of a pastor’s wife. The scheduled execution follows criticism over the state’s last two lethal injection attempts, including one that was called off after the execution...