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Parole board weighs release of woman in texting suicide case

Sep. 19, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts officials are weighing whether to grant early jail release for Michelle Carter, the woman currently imprisoned for urging her suicidal boyfriend via text messages to take his own life. Carter, 22, appeared Thursday before the state Parole Board to seek release after...

Police in Maricopa say they're investigating murder-suicide

Sep. 18, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say they're investigating a murder-suicide at a home in Maricopa, south of Phoenix. Maricopa police say the incident occurred around 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Desert Cedars subdivision. They say officers entered the home and found two bodies and determined it was a...

Lawyers: Videos show inhumane treatment before jail death

Sep. 18, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Video clips show that a man who died in a Georgia jail suffered inhumane treatment in the final hours before he died from complications of dehydration while being held on misdemeanor charges, lawyers for his family said Wednesday. Shali Tilson, 22, was arrested in March 2018 on...

Sheriff: Man in confrontation with deputies died by suicide

Sep. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — An autopsy has determined that an Arkansas man found dead after an exchange of gunfire with a southwest Missouri sheriff's deputy died of a self-inflicted wound. The Joplin Globe reports Jasper County Sheriff Randee Kaiser said in a news release Tuesday that 28-year-old Kenneth Ashburn,...

Death of rural Kansas homicide suspect ruled suicide

Sep. 17, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

PLAINVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in a western Kansas shooting death has killed himself after law enforcement interviewed him. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced Monday that 47-year-old Jon Flowers's death was a suicide. His body was found Saturday inside his home in the small...

Man driving wrong way, kills himself and limo driver

Sep. 16, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

SOUTHBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut man driving the wrong way on an interstate highway crashed head-on into a limo, killing himself and the other driver. Connecticut State Police say 46-year-old David Hozer, of Southbury, was driving an Audi SUV east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 at...

NY schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on guns

Sep. 15, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person's access to firearms. About a third of U.S. states have so-called "red flag" laws, which allow courts to temporarily...

Judge orders release of far-right extremist in gun case

Sep. 13, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly in Washington, D.C., sentenced 31-year-old Jeffrey...

St. Louis area 3-year-old kills himself with gun in bedroom

Sep. 12, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — Another shooting has claimed the life of a child in the St. Louis area, but police say they believe the child found the gun in a bedroom and shot himself. Police say a 3-year-old boy was home with his mother and father when he found an unsecured firearm in a bedroom of their apartment...

Officials: Florida man shoots teenager, woman, kills self

Sep. 12, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Palm Bay say a man shot and wounded a 17-year-old boy and a woman inside a home before killing himself. Palm Bay Police Chief Nelson Moya told Florida Today that the teenager and woman were taken to nearby hospitals and were in stable condition. Moya said the boy first...