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The London policeman who killed a 33-year-old woman should never have been employed, inquiry finds

Feb. 29, 2024 08:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — An off-duty police officer who abducted and murdered a 33-year-old woman in south London three years ago should never have been employed in the first place, with three police forces failing to spot clear signals of his unsuitability, an official inquiry revealed Thursday. ...

Things to know about Idaho's botched execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech

Feb. 29, 2024 00:33 AM EST

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — For nearly an hour, Thomas Eugene Creech lay strapped to a table in an Idaho execution chamber as medical team members poked and prodded at his arms and legs, hands and feet, trying to find a vein through which they could end his life. After eight attempts...

Five suspects in the assassination of an Ecuadorian presidential candidate will stand trial

Feb. 28, 2024 21:29 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that five of six suspects in last year’s assassination of a presidential candidate will stand trial, including a leader of a powerful criminal gang who Ecuadorian authorities accuse of coordinating the slaying from his prison cell. ...

Texas man who long claimed innocence is executed for the slayings of 2, including cousin

Feb. 28, 2024 21:01 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who had long claimed his conviction more than 20 years ago was based on false testimony and questionable evidence was executed Wednesday for fatally shooting two people, including his cousin. Ivan Cantu received a lethal injection and was...

UN appeals for $674 million as gang violence in Haiti escalates with killings and sexual violence

Feb. 28, 2024 20:55 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Indiscriminate violence in Haiti is escalating — especially in the capital and surrounding region — with armed gangs carrying out killings and acts of sexual violence, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the conflict-wracked Caribbean nation said Wednesday. ...

Idaho halts execution by lethal injection after 8 failed attempts to insert IV line

Feb. 28, 2024 19:22 PM EST

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho halted the execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech on Wednesday after medical team members repeatedly failed to find a vein where they could establish an intravenous line to carry out the lethal injection. Creech, 73, has been in prison half a...

A key witness in the Holly Bobo murder trial is recanting his testimony, court documents show

Feb. 28, 2024 00:37 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As the star witness in the Holly Bobo murder trial, Jason Autry spoke in a calm, deliberative manner as an attentive jury listened to him recreate the day the kidnapped Tennessee nursing student was wrapped in a blanket, placed in the back of a pickup truck, driven to a...

2 men convicted of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay nearly 22 years after rap star's death

Feb. 27, 2024 22:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 years after Run-D.M.C. star Jam Master Jay was brazenly gunned down in his recording studio, two men close to him were convicted Tuesday of murder, marking a moment authorities had long awaited in one of the hip-hop world’s most elusive cases. An...

Jurors begin deliberations in retrial of a sex offender accused of killing a 6-year-old Tucson girl

Feb. 27, 2024 20:09 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tuscon jury began deliberating Tuesday on a murder charge in the retrial of a man who already is serving a life sentence for killing a child in a separate case. Pima County Superior Court officials said the jury got the case after lawyers on both sides gave...

Suspect in New York hotel killing remains in custody without bond in Arizona stabbings

Feb. 27, 2024 20:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A suspect in the killing of a woman at a New York City hotel was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Arizona's most populous county in the subsequent stabbing attacks of two women in the Phoenix area. The Maricopa County Attorney's office announced Raad Almansoori,...