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Sheriff's deputy and woman killed in Colorado home shooting

Aug. 08, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A woman and a sheriff's deputy were fatally shot at a home in southern Colorado over the weekend and the suspected gunman was later found dead inside the home, authorities said Monday. El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Peery, 39, was wounded Sunday after he...

Albuquerque killings send fear through Islamic communities

Aug. 08, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

Authorities on Monday identified the fourth victim in a series of killings of Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the deaths sent ripples of fear through Islamic communities nationwide. Three of the slayings happened in the last two weeks. Now law enforcement officials are...

Jury selection begins in 1999 cold case killings of 2 teens

Aug. 08, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Jury selection begins this week in the trial of a truck driver accused of killing two Alabama teenagers in 1999. Coley McCraney, 48, is charged with capital murder in the slayings of J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett. McCraney has maintained he is innocent. ...

Man on trial in Texas says he did not kill 2 teen daughters

Aug. 08, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his two teenage daughters in a taxi in the Dallas area in 2008 told jurors in his capital murder trial on Monday that he fled the vehicle before they were killed because he thought someone wanted to kill him. “Definitely not, I did...

Texas trial begins for man accused of killing his daughters

Aug. 08, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A man who evaded arrest for more than 12 years after being accused of fatally shooting his two teenage daughters in a taxi parked near a Dallas-area hotel was “obsessed with possession and control,” a prosecutor said Tuesday during opening statements of his capital murder trial....

Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Aug. 08, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The white father and son who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood each received a second life prison sentence Monday — for committing federal hate crimes, months after getting their first for murder — at a hearing that brought a close to more than...

Officials: 5 officers fired at man killed in NC shootout

Aug. 08, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — Four Greensboro police officers and one Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer fired their weapons at a man who died in a Clemmons convenience store parking lot after a shootout last week, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation said Monday. SBI...

Advocates: Conviction in 1997 death vacated; prisoner freed

Aug. 08, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man convicted and imprisoned for more than 20 years for the 1997 shooting death of another man in New Orleans was freed Monday after prosecutors agreed that his conviction should be vacated. Court records show a motion to vacate the conviction of Cedric L....

Woman sentenced as teen to life in prison set to be paroled

Aug. 08, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman sentenced to life in prison as a 16-year-old is scheduled to be released from prison next month, a corrections spokesman said Monday. Amy Lee Black, convicted of killing a Muskegon County man in 1990, is set to be paroled from the...

Police: Man who killed 3 children, self livestreamed threats

Aug. 08, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

A man authorities say shot and killed his three young children before turning the gun on himself livestreamed threatening messages on social media shortly before the killings, Oklahoma City police said Monday. Police identified the man as Francoise Littlejohn, 30, and said in a press...