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Funeral held for Louisiana trooper killed during ambush

Oct. 16, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A funeral was held Saturday for a Louisiana State Police trooper who was shot to death in an ambush a week earlier. Hundreds of law enforcement officers gathered for a procession honoring Master Trooper Adam Gaubert, The Advocate reported. The...

Robert Durst hospitalized with COVID-19, his lawyer says

Oct. 16, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who days ago was sentenced in a two-decade-old murder case, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, his lawyer said Saturday, Defense Attorney Dick DeGuerin said he was notified that Durst was admitted...

St. Louis man charged in shooting that killed 2, wounded 1

Oct. 16, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been charged with killing two women and injuring another in a shooting last month, police said Saturday. Charles Anderson, 62, is accused of shooting the women Sept. 17 inside a vacant home in the city's Fairground neighborhood, the...

Now 41, man who killed 4-year-old at age 13 granted parole

Oct. 16, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Eric M. Smith, who was 13 when he killed a 4-year-old boy with a rock in western New York, has been granted parole, corrections officials said on Saturday. Smith, now 41, appeared for the 11th time before the Board of Parole on October 5 and was...

Arrest in connection with body found in trunk in California

Oct. 16, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

STANTON, Calif. (AP) — An Oklahoma City man was arrested this week in connection with the killing of a man whose body was found in the trunk of a car two years ago in Southern California, authorities said. The 27-year-old suspect was taken into custody in Oklahoma on...

Former firefighter pleads guilty in wife's overdose death

Oct. 16, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former North Las Vegas firefighter awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to manslaughter in his wife's drug overdose death last year. Christopher Candito, 33, pleaded guilty Friday under a plea agreement that includes dismissal of a second-degree...

Jury orders police officer in fatal shooting to pay $350K

Oct. 16, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A civil jury has ordered a former Bridgeport police officer to pay $350,000 after finding he wrongfully shot and killed a man eight years ago who had dropped his weapon. The federal jury found Friday that Christopher Borona violated the...

Woman gets 38 years for stabbing 2 to death in Allendale

Oct. 16, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

ALLENDALE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman was sentenced to 38 years in prison for stabbing to death two neighbors in a rural South Carolina apartment complex, prosecutors said. Paulette Sims, 31, was still stabbing and sticking her finger into the wounds of one of...

Man suspected in 2 murders kills himself near Cloquet

Oct. 16, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man suspected of murdering two other men shot himself to death off a rural road west of Cloquet, after a state trooper stopped him for questioning. Authorities said the man confessed to the murders to a 911 dispatcher while he was being pursued by...

Leavenworth man pleads guilty in death of pedestrian

Oct. 16, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Leavenworth man who was speeding on a stolen motorcycle when he struck a pedestrian has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Justen Michael McCarter, 37, also pleaded guilty Friday to possession of stolen property, County Attorney Todd...