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Executor of O.J. Simpson's estate plans to fight payout to the families of Brown and Goldman

Apr. 16, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The executor of O.J. Simpson’s estate says he will work to prevent a payout of a $33.5 million judgment awarded by a California civil jury nearly three decades ago in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron...

How Kansas women's disappearance on a drive to pick up kids led to 4 arrests in Oklahoma

Apr. 16, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A two-week search for two missing Kansas women came to a fatal end last weekend when Oklahoma authorities confirmed the two were dead and announced the arrests of four people who allegedly belonged to an anti-government group that called themselves “God's Misfits.” ...

Man gets 4 death sentences for kidnapping, rape and murder of 5-year-old Georgia girl

Apr. 16, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — A man who kidnapped, raped and killed a 5-year-old Georgia girl has been given four death sentences for the crime. Russell County Circuit Court Judge David Johnson handed down the sentence Monday against Jeremy Williams who murdered, raped and brutalized...

Woman pleads guilty for role in 4 slayings stemming from custody dispute, sentenced to life

Apr. 16, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman charged in the slayings of four people stemming from a custody dispute has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. Jazzmine Jacole Hall, 29, of Athens, entered the plea Monday in McMinn County Criminal Court as jury selection was...

Suspect arrested after allegedly killing a man at a northern New Mexico rest stop, stealing cars

Apr. 16, 2024 12:19 PM EDT

RATON, N.M. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested after allegedly killing a man at a northern New Mexico rest area, stealing a vehicle at knifepoint and leading state police on a car chase, authorities said Tuesday. Police said 21-year-old Dorien Ray was arrested Monday on suspicion...

Gun supervisor for ‘Rust’ movie gets 18 months in prison for fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on set

Apr. 15, 2024 20:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie weapons supervisor was sentenced to 18 months in prison in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film “Rust,” during a hearing Monday in which tearful family members and friends gave testimonials that included calls for...

Judge orders psych evaluation for Illinois man charged in 4 killings

Apr. 15, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a northern Illinois man charged with killing four people and injuring seven others by stabbing, beating and driving over them. Winnebago County Judge Debra Schafer ordered the evaluation for Christian Soto...

After the remains of a missing boy are found inside a Buffalo home, the focus shifts to how he died

Apr. 15, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a 12-year-old boy who went missing in 2020 have been found inside a Buffalo house, and the death is being investigated as a homicide, police said Monday. Jaylen Griffin was last seen on Aug. 4, 2020, when he left his East Buffalo home for a...

Members of self-proclaimed anti-government group ‘God’s Misfits’ held in killings of Kansas women

Apr. 15, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Kansas women who vanished as they tried to pick up children for a birthday party two weeks ago were killed over a custody dispute involving a group of anti-government Oklahomans calling themselves “God’s Misfits,” authorities said Monday. Their...

Retrial scheduled in former Ohio deputy’s murder case

Apr. 15, 2024 14:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The retrial of a former Ohio sheriff’s deputy who was charged with murder in the killing of a 23-year-old Black man is scheduled for this fall. The Oct. 31 trial date for Jason Meade, who is white, was confirmed during a status conference held Monday by...