Latest Assault and battery News

Man pleads guilty in NYC punch that led to a fall and death

Nov. 21, 2019 9:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Irish man has pleaded guilty to assault for punching another man who fell and died outside a New York City bar. Court records show Steven O’Brien pleaded guilty Thursday in the encounter that led to John McGee’s death last Thanksgiving. The 21-year-old McGee went by Danny...

Police: Edmonds man stabs father to death, turns self in

Nov. 21, 2019 9:14 PM EST

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — Police say an Edmonds man stabbed his father to death and then turned himself into officers saying he’d committed a premeditated homicide. The Daily Herald reports the 24-year-old arrived at the Edmonds police station around 2:40 a.m. Thursday, reporting he’d killed his...

Nicaragua: Pro-government crowd attacks church parishioners

Nov. 21, 2019 9:13 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Political violence broke out at a Roman Catholic church in the Nicaraguan city of Masaya on Thursday as government sympathizers attacked parishioners with clubs, machetes and metal bars. The attack came after it became known that San Juan Bautista parish priest Harving Padilla...

Police: ‘At risk’ man charged in fatal California attack

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The suspect charged Thursday with fatally stabbing a man who tried to stop a theft on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train was considered a “missing person at risk” because he walked away from a hospital, but authorities said that label didn’t mean he was...

Authorities: Family of 3 found dead was murder-suicide

Nov. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania say a woman stabbed her parents to death before turning the weapon on herself. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that the three people found dead in an Erdenheim, Springfield Township, home was a murder-suicide....

Chief: Suspect in officer’s slaying ‘very target specific’

Nov. 21, 2019 6:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A gunman who fatally shot one Detroit officer and wounded another was trying “to bait” them as they searched a home for him, police Chief James Craig said Thursday. The 28-year-old man waited at the bottom of basement stairs, fired two shots from an assault-type rifle and ran...

Police: Woman stabbed another in belief she was wearing fur

Nov. 21, 2019 6:02 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman with a history of attacks on people wearing fur has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing a woman she believed was wearing the material at a church outside Cleveland, police said. Meredith Lowell, 35, is being held on a $1 million bond after the attack Wednesday afternoon...

3 charged after death of 5-year-old boy in Great Falls

Nov. 21, 2019 5:54 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The parents of a 5-year-old Great Falls boy along with another man have been charged in the beating death of the boy, who had been taken to the hospital this summer with significant injuries and malnutrition, court records said. Stephanie Grace Byington called 911 Wednesday...

The Latest: 3 charged in the death of 5-year-old boy

Nov. 21, 2019 5:38 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on three people charged in the death of a Great Falls boy (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The parents of a 5-year-old boy and another man are charged with deliberate homicide in the boy’s death in Great Falls. Police say emergency dispatchers received a 911 call...

Man acquitted in fight before fatal Colorado police shooting

Nov. 21, 2019 4:27 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man accused in a confrontation that ultimately led to a fatal Colorado police shooting has been acquitted after the defense claimed the alleged victim called police because he was mad about losing a fight he started. The Gazette reported it took jurors in Colorado Springs...