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Inmate in Arizona prison found unresponsive, pronounced dead

Apr. 16, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An inmate at the state prison in Florence has died of apparent suicide, correctional officials said. Prison staff found Jason Rothlisberger, 45, unresponsive at the prison Friday and tried to revive him. The efforts weren't successful, and he was...

The Hartford agrees to pay $650M in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

Apr. 16, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Insurance company The Hartford has agreed to pay $650 million into a proposed trust fund for victims of child sexual abuse as part of the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case. In exchange for the payment, the Boy Scouts and its local councils would...

California woman says she drowned children to protect them

Apr. 16, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman admitted killing her three children, saying she hugged, kissed and apologized as she drowned her infant daughter and the girl’s 2- and 3-year-old siblings last weekend to save them from what she said would be a lifetime of sexual abuse. ...

Bond for food show star's spouse accused in child's death

Apr. 16, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge set bond Friday for the husband of the winner of a Food Network cooking competition show, who along with his wife, is accused in the death of their 3-year-old foster daughter. Judge Letitia Verdin set bond at $150,000 for...

3-judge panel's decision on Trail's fate to come in June

Apr. 16, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

WILBER, Neb. (AP) — The decision of a three-judge panel on whether a man will get the death penalty or life in prison for the 2017 killing and dismembering of a Nebraska woman is set to be announced later this spring. A Saline County District judge on Thursday set the...

Ex-teacher charged with raping 13-year-old student

Apr. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

HUDSON, Mass. (AP) — A former middle school teacher in Massachusetts pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges that she repeatedly raped a student nearly a decade ago. Caitlin Harding, 37, of Wellesley, was arraigned by videoconference on multiple charges of child rape...

Second jury convicts Rapid City man of assaulting 3 girls

Apr. 16, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man accused of sexually assaulting three young girls in Pennington County has been convicted after his first trial ended when the jury could not unanimously agree on his guilt or innocence. Teddy Guzman, 38, was found guilty of...

Green Bay teacher charged with sexually assaulting students

Apr. 16, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay elementary school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting three of his second grade students. A criminal complaint against 46-year-old David Villareal also says the school district knew about allegations of inappropriate...

Missouri House delays lawmaker resignation to finish review

Apr. 15, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House on Thursday refused to accept a lawmaker's resignation so the Ethics Committee can fully investigate allegations that he physically and sexually abused his children years ago. The GOP-led House voted 153-0 to prevent Republican...

Georgia sheriff's investigator indicted on sex crime charges

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

QUITMAN, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia sheriff's investigator has been indicted for rape, incest and child molestation. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the indictment Wednesday, saying 44-year-old Will Cope of Quitman resigned after he was arrested. ...