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Officials: Georgia deputies shoot, kill knife-wielding woman

Sep. 21, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities said a woman who was armed with a knife and a blow torch was fatally shot by deputies in Georgia after she charged at them with the knife. The shooting happened Monday morning after deputies arrived at a home in Athens for a domestic call, the Oconee County Georgia...

Suspect in Tucson double homicide turns himself in to police

Sep. 21, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a double homicide in Tucson last week, police said Monday. They said 19-year-old Raul Corrales turned himself in to police on Sunday. After being interviewed, police said Corrales was booked into the Pima County jail on suspicion of two...

Minneapolis boy charged in shooting death of campaign worker

Sep. 21, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have charged a Minneapolis teenager in the killing of a 17-year-old boy and wounding of a man who had done work for a Minnesota congressional candidate, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Monday. Jomoy Lee, 17, is charged with second degree murder, attempted second...

Final autopsy: Fort Hood soldier's drowning was an accident

Sep. 21, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

BELTON, Texas (AP) — The July drowning of a Fort Hood soldier at lake near the U.S. Army base in Central Texas was an accident, according to a final autopsy report. Final results from the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas supported initial reports from the Bell County Sheriff's Office that...

Man claims self defense in fatal shooting of basketball star

Sep. 21, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man charged with murder in the midday shooting of a college basketball star on a Hartford street claimed self defense at his arraignment on Monday. Jason Stone, 33, of East Hartford turned himself in to police after 24-year-old Jaqhawn Walters was shot shortly after noon on...

Feds indict Indian men whose cases led to sovereignty ruling

Sep. 21, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation convicted of murder in state court and another convicted of sexually assaulting a child in cases at the center of a major U.S. Supreme Court ruling on tribal sovereignty are now facing felony charges in federal court, U.S. Attorney Brian...

Williston man charged with felony murder in death of woman

Sep. 21, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Williston man accused of killing a 34-year-old woman in what police described as an act of domestic violence was charged Monday in Williams County Court. Tevin Freeman, 29, was charged with Class AA felony murder in the death of Erica Herrera. The charge carries a maximum penalty...

No charges against officers in custody death of Black man

Sep. 21, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A prosecutor has declined to charge five North Carolina police officers accused of not giving immediate medical attention to a Black man who died after fatally ingesting drugs right before he was taken into custody. District Attorney Spencer Merriweather III said in a Monday report...

2 charged in teen's death after escape from behavioral home

Sep. 21, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

ST. JAMES, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have charged two people who escaped from a behavioral health facility in central Missouri with killing a 15-year-old who escaped with them. Enoch Phillips, 18, and Cody Armistead, 17, were charged Monday with first-degree murder for allegedly strangling the younger victim...

Authorities: 14-year-old arrested in death of dad's fiancée

Sep. 21, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is accused of fatally shooting his father’s live-in fiancée during an argument. The boy called 911 on Monday morning to say the woman had been shot, according to a news release from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. The statement says the...