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This undated booking photo from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Alex Zwiefelhofer. Zwiefelhofer is a co-defendant in the April 2018 killings of a Florida couple. Federal authorities believe Zwiefelhofer and fellow Army veteran Craig Lang robbed and gunned down the couple, Serafin and Deana Lorenzo, to finance a Venezuela trip. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

FBI: Soldiers set up deadly robbery to fund foreign fighting

Mar. 26, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

The two former U.S. Army soldiers met in Ukraine, where they joined the same far-right paramilitary group. After getting deported, they planned to take a boat from Miami to South America. They wanted to fight the socialist Venezuelan government and kill “communists.” That’s what Alex...

Mexico police investigate store robberies as virus spreads

Mar. 25, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities in multiple states are investigating a spate of robberies and lootings at large stores that may be connected to incitement circulating on social networks as the country's coronavirus caseload grows. On Wednesday, Mexico City police reported four robberies in different...

2007 Clinton office hostage-taker denied re-location request

Mar. 20, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man convicted of taking hostages at a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office in New Hampshire in 2007 has been denied a request to be re-located closer to home to complete his sentence on a later charge. Leeland Eisenberg was sentenced in 2017 to five years in prison for...

Man found dead after he was abducted, robbed is identified

Mar. 17, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A man in Massachusetts who was found dead after he was abducted and robbed has been identified, prosecutors said. Nelson Nunez, 47, was forced into a car outside his apartment building in Lynn Wednesday night and was found dead the next morning at a street corner, according to the Essex...

DA: Man found dead hours after he was abducted, home robbed

Mar. 13, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A 47-year-old man was found dead in Lynn the morning after he was abducted and robbed, and the death is considered a homicide, authorities say. The victim was found outside at a street corner at about 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the Essex district attorney's office. But the death was...

Rhode Island man sentenced for robbing pharmacy

Mar. 7, 2020 10:40 AM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who robbed a Massachusetts pharmacy has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, prosecutors said. Anthony Orr, 48, of Newport, Rhode Island was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in Fall River Superior Court to unarmed robbery, according to the office of...

FILE - This photo released on Jan. 14, 2018, by the Tucson Police Department shows Robert Francis Krebs, who has a decades-long criminal record for stealing from banks. The 82-year-old was convicted Wednesday, March 4, 2020, on a federal armed bank robbery charge in the January 2018 holdup of a credit union in Tucson, Ariz. (Tucson Police Department via AP, File)

82-year-old with record of bank robberies convicted again

Mar. 6, 2020 4:39 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An 82-year-old man who spent most of his adult life behind bars for robbing banks was convicted again for carrying out an armed heist at an Arizona credit union as he struggled to adjust to life outside prison. Robert Francis Krebs faces a maximum 25 years in prison after a jury found him...

Arrest made in video assault of elderly San Francisco man

Feb. 27, 2020 10:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police Thursday arrested a man in the taunting and robbery of an elderly Asian man who was collecting recyclables near a Bayview area housing project, an attack that was caught on video and posted to social media. Dwayne Grayson, 20, was arrested in front of his Bayview home on...

Appeals court blocks release of ''Bolder Than Most' rapist

Feb. 25, 2020 12:52 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California appeals court on Monday blocked the release of a man dubbed the “Bolder Than Most" rapist who was charged with a string of bizarre and brutal attacks in the San Diego area in the 1980s. The 4th District Court of Appeals reversed the decision of a judge to grant the...

Defendant Willie Cory Godbolt, left, cries as he listens to testimony from Shayla Edwards Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, on Day 5 of the capital murder trial of Godbolt at the Pike County Courthouse in Magnolia, Miss. A witness testified Tuesday that Godbolt, on trial in the 2017 shooting deaths of eight people, showed up at her house the night of the killings and that he was carrying two rifles and told her that he had killed a sheriff's deputy. (Donna Campbell/The Daily Leader via AP, Pool)

Man charged with killing 8 won't testify in his own trial

Feb. 24, 2020 8:37 PM EST

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man charged with killing a deputy sheriff and seven other people in Mississippi in 2017 said Monday that he did not want to testify in his own trial where he could face the death penalty. “I choose not to,” Willie Cory Godbolt told the judge when jurors were not in...