Latest Assault and battery News

Hawaii woman changes plea to no contest in fatal stabbing

Sep. 19, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A woman has changed her plea to a charge she killed one person in a double stabbing in a Hawaii Island park. West Hawaii Today reported Wednesday that 19-year-old Kaleianuenue Borero-Kaluna entered a plea of no contest to manslaughter Tuesday. Court documents say prosecutors...

Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

Sep. 18, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser. O'Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold the job, becomes the administration's point person on...

CB Bryce Thompson will travel to Vols' game at No. 9 Florida

Sep. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson will travel to the Volunteers' game at No. 9 Florida after getting arrested last month on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge. Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt said Wednesday that Thompson will make the trip but noted that doesn't necessarily mean the...

Former Alabama corrections supervisor indicted in beating

Sep. 18, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama corrections supervisor was indicted for failing to stop a sergeant under his command from kicking and beating a handcuffed inmate, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Federal prosecutors announced the indictment of 39-year-old Willie Burks, who was a lieutenant...

Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in Detroit

Sep. 18, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women in Detroit whose deaths authorities have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder...

Congresswoman: Activist suspected in overdoses roamed free

Sep. 18, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A black member of Congress on Wednesday called it "incomprehensible" that after the overdose deaths of two African American men at the apartment of wealthy and influential Los Angeles area gay activist Edward Buck, a third man nearly died there before authorities arrested Buck. The men...

Minneapolis man charged, allegedly set girlfriend on fire

Sep. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man is charged with attempted murder and assault after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend and set her on fire. The criminal complaint says the woman escaped and drove herself to the hospital while her hair and body were still smoldering. She's now in a medically induced...

3 men charged in man's death will await trial in custody

Sep. 18, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three men police say were involved in a brutal assault that escalated into the stabbing death of a Rhode Island man after he left a Providence nightclub will be held without bail as they await trial on murder charges. Dayquon Stevens, Emery Janarelli-Page and Sequoya Reels-Felder...

Lawyer: Man charged with corn rake killing irate over affair

Sep. 18, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor says an Iowa man accused of using a corn rake to kill his wife was irate over her affair and fearful he'd lose their farm if she divorced him. Testimony resumed Wednesday after opening statements for the trial of 43-year-old Todd Mullis. He's charged with first-degree...

Attempted murder charge in Elko Walmart parking lot stabbing

Sep. 18, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 38-year-old northeast Nevada man has been arrested after police say he stabbed another man during an altercation in a Walmart parking lot in Elko. The Elko Daily Free Press reports Steven Ackerley of Halleck was booked into the Elko County Jail on Sunday on charges of attempted murder...