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White supremacist appeals death penalty in church massacre

Jan. 28, 2020 5:57 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — White supremacist Dylann Roof on Tuesday appealed his convictions and death sentence in the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South Carolina, arguing that he was suffering from schizophrenia and other psychological disorders when he represented himself at his capital trial....

Florida considers guns in churches, government meetings

Jan. 28, 2020 5:53 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gun rights would be expanded at churches and other places of worship and for local government officials in Florida who want to carry firearms at meetings under two bills approved by a House committee Tuesday. Members of the House Criminal Justice Committee cited several shootings...

Man fatally shoots self inside San Diego medical building

Jan. 28, 2020 5:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man shot and killed himself Tuesday in the reception area of an outpatient medical facility in San Diego, police said. No one else was injured in the shooting at Kaiser Permanente Garfield Specialty Center, said police Sgt. Matthew Botkin. The man walked through the door around 11:30...

Police: Man shot in Sioux Falls apartment dies; no arrests

Jan. 28, 2020 4:57 PM EST

A fight between two men earlier this month in Sioux Falls has turned deadly, police said Tuesday. Police said the fight broke out in an apartment in Sioux Falls on Jan. 17. One man pulled a handgun and shot the other man twice. That man was taken to a hospital, where police say he died of his injuries last...

Las Vegas Metro Police officers head into the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip after a shooting at the mall in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Attorney: Teen in Vegas mall shooting may argue self-defense

Jan. 28, 2020 4:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 18-year-old will plead not guilty and may argue self-defense in a shooting that wounded three people last week at a Las Vegas Strip shopping mall, his defense lawyer said Tuesday. Christopher Valenzuela-Olivas posted $100,000 bail following a court appearance on Monday. But he remained...

Suspect charged in Seattle shooting that killed 1, injured 7

Jan. 28, 2020 4:33 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington man was charged after police suspected he is one of the three people allegedly involved in a shooting in downtown Seattle. Jamel Jackson, 21, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in the shooting that killed one and injured seven others last week, The Seattle Times...

Woman charged as accessory in 2001 killing near Missouri bar

Jan. 28, 2020 3:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman has admitted to detectives that she was a willing participant in the killing of a man whose body was found outside a Missouri bar 18 years ago, officials said. Tabatha Carter, 53, is jailed without bond in Miller County on charges of being an accessory to first-degree...

Myon Burrell, convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table, stands for a photograph at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Stillwater, Minn. A growing number of legal experts, community leaders and civil rights activists are concerned that Burrell may have been wrongly convicted, as there was no gun, fingerprints or hard evidence to implicate him. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Amy Klobuchar helped jail teen for life, but case was flawed

Jan. 28, 2020 3:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar. Standing in the glare of television lights at a Democratic presidential debate last fall, she was asked about her years as a top Minnesota prosecutor and allegations she was not committed to racial justice. “That’s not my...

Man pleads in 2019 double slaying; Sentencing set for April

Jan. 28, 2020 3:38 PM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A 23-year-old Louisiana man has agreed to a plea deal in the double slaying of a mother and daughter that was sparked by a dispute over custody of his children. Prosecutors said Frederick Dewayne Jackson was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder for January 2019 shooting of...

Man arrested in shooting death of Arizona Rattlers player

Jan. 28, 2020 2:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of Lance McDowell, a player for the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League, police said Tuesday. Christopher Verland Ayers III was already jailed on unrelated charges when he was rebooked Monday on suspicion of second-degree...