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Woman pleads not guilty in Las Vegas manicurist murder case

Jul. 16, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman who authorities say ran down a salon worker trying to stop her from skipping out on a $35 manicure pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and other charges and lost a bid to be freed from jail pending trial. A judge in Las Vegas told Krystal Whipple, standing in shackles, that "proof...

California indictment alleges MS-13 hacked victims to death

Jul. 16, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members and associates of the MS-13 gang committed seven murders including several in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in a Southern California forest, according to a federal indictment released Tuesday. The indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles charges...

Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

Jul. 16, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

Federal prosecutors said they aren't bringing criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying cry for those protesting how police treat black suspects. However, prosecutors...

Suspect in Detroit killings to stand trial in separate case

Jul. 16, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man who police have called a suspect in the killings of three women in Detroit will stand trial in a separate case involving the stabbing and sexual assault of a woman who escaped. Deangelo Martin appeared at a hearing Tuesday on charges of criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent...

Testimony ends in penalty phase of slain Chinese woman case

Jul. 16, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Testimony has wrapped up in the penalty phase of the trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student convicted of killing a scholar from China. Prosecutors called their last witnesses Tuesday to rebut presentations by Brendt Christensen's lawyers. The (Champaign) News-Gazette...

Inmate who served 28 years found innocent of murder

Jul. 16, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge has freed an Oklahoma inmate who has served nearly three decades in prison for a 1991 killing, saying he did not commit the crime. Corey Atchison was released Tuesday by Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes who found "actual innocence" and said she believes a key...

Wichita man sentenced for burglary, shooting at police

Jul. 16, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old Wichita man who exchanged gunfire with police during a chase has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison. KAKE-TV reports Elijah Martinez was sentenced Tuesday to 280 months for intentional second-degree attempted murder and three counts of burglary after the...

Man arrested after roommate found dead on Sacramento street

Jul. 16, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California say deputies have arrested man after his roommate was found dead on a Sacramento street. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Grant Sherman was arrested and booked into jail Saturday. The office said in a Monday news release...

Man gets life sentence for killing his children's mother

Jul. 16, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of the mother of his three children. News outlets report 41-year-old Justin Cox pleaded guilty to murder on July 11. He fatally shot 34-year-old Felicia Miller on Nov. 19, 2017. A news release from the Cobb...

Police investigating Kalispell death as possible homicide

Jul. 16, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Montana are investigating the death of a man in a Kalispell home as a possible homicide. Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino says a man in custody on a separate charge is being questioned about the death of the adult male on Monday. Authorities did not...