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Police investigating fatal assault of Arkansas inmate

Sep. 20, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal assault at a prison of a convicted murderer who died last week, the state's prison system said Monday. Jerry Richard died at a Little Rock hospital on Friday, two days after the assault at the Cummins...

2 charged, 2 sought in death outside cheesesteak restaurant

Sep. 20, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have announced charges against two men and arrest warrants against two others in the death of a New York City man beaten with a trash can lid and pummeled during a brawl outside a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant last week ...

Investigators: Colorado man chose to 'hunt and control' wife

Sep. 20, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Investigators allege that a Colorado man charged with killing his missing wife decided to “hunt and control” her like an animal after she insisted on leaving him and later changed his statements as evidence in the case developed, according to a court document released...

Oklahoma sets 7 executions in 6 months; 1st since 2015

Sep. 20, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

Oklahoma scheduled seven executions Monday in what would be the first lethal injections for the state since putting them on hold six years ago following a series of mishaps. Among the men scheduled to die is Julius Darius Jones, even though the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole...

Trial set for Texas officer who shot Black woman in her home

Sep. 20, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A date has been set for the trial of a former Fort Worth police officer who was charged with murder after shooting a Black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door in 2019. Aaron Dean's trial is...

Prosecutor: Georgia inmate plotted escape that left 2 dead

Sep. 20, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — The trial of Georgia inmate facing the death penalty for the slayings of two prison guards opened Monday with a prosecutor saying the inmate was the mastermind of a deadly escape plan, while a defense attorney insisted his client had no clue a fellow prisoner would kill...

Crocker man charged with murder in infant daughter's death

Sep. 20, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 24-year-old man was charged Monday in the death of his 8-month-old daughter. Dillon Snider, 24, was charged with second-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death and endangering the welfare of a child. Snider remains jailed in Miller...

Feds `examining' shooting of Black man by Georgia trooper

Sep. 20, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they are looking into the shooting death of a Black man by a Georgia state trooper, who tried to stop the motorist last year over a broken tail light. The family of Julian Lewis have been urging federal investigators...

Shooting in North Seattle leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Sep. 20, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A shooting in North Seattle early Sunday left a 47-year-old man dead, according to the Seattle Police Department. Police said they responded to a shooting on Aurora Avenue North at about 12:30 a.m. and found two people with gunshot wounds, the Seattle...

Police: 4 people killed, left in cornfield died in St. Paul

Sep. 20, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Four people whose bodies were found in an abandoned SUV in western Wisconsin were killed in St. Paul, Minnesota, where three of the victims lived, police said Monday. Investigators with the Saint Paul Police Department’s homicide unit said in a...