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Woman pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2022 kidnap-slaying, DA says; cases against others pending

May. 25, 2024 14:14 PM EDT

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say one of eight defendants has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the slaying of a man taken from a western Pennsylvania home and later found stabbed in a rural area more than a year and a half ago. Indiana County District Attorney Robert Manzi said...

Man convicted of murder in death of Washington state police officer shot by deputy

May. 24, 2024 23:09 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man was found guilty of murder Friday for his role in the 2022 death of a police officer who was mistakenly shot by a sheriff's deputy. A Clark County jury convicted Julio Segura of Yakima on counts of first-degree murder, second-degree...

A murderous romance or a frame job? Things to know about Boston's Karen Read murder trial

May. 24, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

A highly publicized trial in Massachusetts involving a woman accused of striking her Boston police officer boyfriend with her SUV and leaving him for dead in a snowbank is finishing its fourth week on Friday. John O’Keefe, 46, died in the Boston suburb of Canton on Jan. 29, 2022....

Police search Gilgo Beach serial killing suspect's home on Long Island for 5th straight day

May. 24, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators in the New York City suburbs continue to scour the home of a Manhattan architect charged in a string of slayings known as the Gilgo Beach killings. Friday marked the fifth straight day of the renewed search by state and local police of Rex...

North Carolina judge properly considered jurors' request in murder trial, justices decide

May. 24, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge properly used his discretion in declining to provide testimony transcripts to jurors deliberating in a murder trial, the state Supreme Court has ruled. A majority of justices on Thursday overturned the state Court of Appeals’ order of a...

German authorities arrest 2 men suspected of plotting a knife attack at a synagogue

May. 24, 2024 11:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday that they have arrested two men suspected of plotting a knife attack on worshippers at a synagogue in the southwestern city of Heidelberg. The suspects, who are 24 and 18 years old, were detained during separate police operations in the...

Arizona man convicted of first-degree murder in starvation death of 6-year-old son

May. 23, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona man was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and other crimes in the 2020 starvation death of his 6-year-old son. Authorities say the boy, Deshaun Martinez, was locked in a tiny bedroom closet for 16 hours a day over a month with his...

Arizona man convicted of first-degree murder in starvation death of 6-year-old son

May. 23, 2024 16:03 PM EDT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona man convicted of first-degree murder in starvation death of 6-year-old son.

Fate of Missouri man imprisoned for more than 30 years is now in the hands of a judge

May. 23, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge will soon decide the fate of a Missouri man who has spent more than three decades in prison for a killing he says he didn't commit. Christopher Dunn was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1990 shooting death of 15-year-old Ricco Rogers. St....

Man is held in France over posts about California murders as Olympic torch passes through Bordeaux

May. 23, 2024 10:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A man in France who posted online about a deadly rampage in California in 2014 has been taken into custody and has told police investigators he had been thinking about an attack of his own, the French prosecutor overseeing the police probe in Bordeaux said Thursday. ...