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Idaho is set to execute a long-time death row inmate, a serial killer with a penchant for poetry

Feb. 25, 2024 00:04 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For nearly 50 years, Idaho's prison staffers have been serving Thomas Eugene Creech three meals a day, checking on him during rounds and taking him to medical appointments. This Wednesday, some of Idaho's prison staffers will be asked to kill him. Barring any...

Georgia university town is shaken by the killing of a nursing student who was out on a run

Feb. 24, 2024 23:30 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The killing of a nursing student in Georgia who was out running has shaken the university town of Athens. Laken Hope Riley, 22, who was studying nursing at Augusta University, went out for a run Thursday morning. After a friend told police she had not returned,...

Killing of nursing student out for a run underscores fears of solo female athletes

Feb. 24, 2024 17:12 PM EST

Carol Capps runs regularly in the forested area of the University of Georgia campus, where the body of a 22-year-old nursing student was found earlier this week after she was reported missing from a morning run. Capps, 24, said the trails around Lake Herrick always seemed safe, a...

Police arrest man in killing of nursing student at University of Georgia

Feb. 24, 2024 14:21 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A 26-year-old man was arrested Friday in the killing of a nursing student whose body was found on the University of Georgia campus, and police said he apparently did not know the victim, he acted alone and there was no further threat to the university community. ...

Jury convicts Southern California socialite in 2020 hit-and-run deaths of two young brothers

Feb. 23, 2024 23:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California socialite was found guilty Friday of murder and other charges in the hit-and-run deaths of two young brothers in a crosswalk more than three years ago. Authorities said Rebecca Grossman, wife of a prominent Los Angeles burn doctor, fatally...

Southern California socialite found guilty of murder in 2020 hit-and-run deaths of two young brothers

Feb. 23, 2024 19:41 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California socialite found guilty of murder in 2020 hit-and-run deaths of two young brothers.

US appeals court panel declines to delay execution of one of longest-serving death row inmates

Feb. 23, 2024 19:40 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. appeals court panel on Friday declined to delay Idaho's scheduled execution next week of one of the nation's longest-serving death row inmates. Thomas Creech was sentenced to death in 1983 for killing a fellow prison inmate, David Jensen, with a...

Police take suspect into custody after killing of a nursing student whose body was found on the University of Georgia

Feb. 23, 2024 17:45 PM EST
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police take suspect into custody after killing of a nursing student whose body was found on the University of Georgia.

Louisiana advances a bill expanding death penalty methods in an effort to resume executions

Feb. 23, 2024 16:39 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In an effort to resume Louisiana’s death row executions that have been paused for 14 years, lawmakers on Friday advanced a bill that would add the use of nitrogen gas and electrocution as possible methods to carry out capital punishment. As red states add...

A list of mass killings in the United States this year

Feb. 23, 2024 15:15 PM EST

The latest mass killing in the U.S. happened in Ferguson, Missouri, where authorities say a 39-year-old woman intentionally set a fire at home to kill herself and her four children. The children were 9-year-old twins, a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. Police announced late Wednesday...