Latest Assault and battery News

Police: Home in California backyard shooting was targeted

Nov. 18, 2019 10:09 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two men with semiautomatic handguns targeted a backyard gathering of family and friends in Fresno, spraying bullets that killed four men and wounded six other people before the assailants disappeared into the darkness, police said Monday. Authorities did not identify any suspects or...

Man charged with killing 4 in NYC: I don’t remember assault

Nov. 18, 2019 9:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man charged in the beating deaths of four men as they slept on New York City streets says he has no memory of the assault. “I was looking for bottles for cash,” Randy Santos told The New York Times in a jail interview published Monday. “I needed the money...

Sheriff: Man punched umpire over disputed Little League call

Nov. 18, 2019 1:42 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a man punched a Little League umpire and broke his tooth over a disputed call after a game. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release Monday that 22-year-old Alberto Escartin Ramos was arrested on a charge of felony battery of a sports...

Massachusetts man convicted of killing wife

Nov. 18, 2019 12:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The husband of a beloved Massachusetts elementary school teacher has been convicted of killing his wife. Andrew MacCormack was convicted by a jury Monday of first-degree murder. Authorities say the 31-year-old MacCormack stabbed and strangled Vanessa MacCormack in their Revere home in...

4 students charged in bathroom attack on Kentucky schoolmate

Nov. 18, 2019 6:37 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An 18-year-old Kentucky high schooler has pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault and criminal mischief in an assault on a reportedly autistic classmate. News outlets report Damon Simmons is accused of attacking the Iroquois High student on Thursday with the help of three...

Australian actor McLachlan faces court on assault charges

Nov. 18, 2019 2:34 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian actor Craig McLachlan kissed a female co-star’s neck, stomach and buttocks more than 20 times during a scene in a stage musical in which he was meant to merely simulate a sex act, a prosecutor told a court Monday. Details of allegations brought by four women against the...

The Latest: Police say deaths were result of family dispute

Nov. 16, 2019 5:40 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in San Diego (all times local): 2:35 p.m. San Diego police believe the deaths of three young boys and their parents were the result of a domestic dispute involving a husband and wife who were apparently going through a divorce. Police Chief David Nisleit told a...

Husband of malnourished girl’s legal guardian charged

Nov. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have charged the husband of a malnourished 11-year-old girl’s legal guardian. WXIX-TV reports 61-year-old Charles Breeze is in custody at a Cincinnati hospital. Breeze was indicted Thursday in Brown County on endangering children, felonious assault and kidnapping...

Indonesia police kill 2 suspects in militant crackdown

Nov. 16, 2019 7:49 AM EST

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's elite counterterrorism squad on Saturday shot and killed two suspected militants who may have had links to a suicide attack at a busy police station in the country’s third-largest city, police said. Three suspected militants refused to surrender and resisted by...

Garrett’s helmet swing is latest violent incident in sports

Nov. 16, 2019 4:05 AM EST

Violence is part of the game in many sports but Myles Garrett crossed a line that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors. The Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end ripped the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hit...