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Lincoln man sentenced in roommate's shooting death

Oct. 28, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

A 20-year-old Lincoln man who shot and killed his best friend and roommate was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison. Zachariah Serna was sentenced for manslaughter in the July 4, 2020, death of 20-year-old Gavin Hall, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. ...

Stern judge among key players in Kyle Rittenhouse trial

Oct. 28, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jury selection starts Monday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois man accused of killing two people at a police brutality protest last year. Rittenhouse's trial is expected to last at least two weeks. Here's a look at...

Key events in Wisconsin surrounding Rittenhouse shootings

Oct. 28, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A timeline of key events before and after Kyle Rittenhouse shot three people during a night of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year: Aug. 23, 2020 — An officer responding to a reported domestic disturbance shoots Jacob Blake, a Black man, seven...

Legal experts see strong self-defense claim for Rittenhouse

Oct. 28, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

When Kyle Rittenhouse goes on trial Monday for shooting three men during street protests in Wisconsin that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake last summer, he'll argue that he fired in self-defense. Legal experts say under Wisconsin law he has a strong case....

Police: Man accused of shooting neighbor, firing at police

Oct. 28, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man shot and wounded his neighbor and fired at police and nearby homes before he was taken into custody, a sheriff's office said. The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said Toby Alan Horne, 52, of Rhodhiss, was charged with...

Western Montana teenager dies in accidental shooting

Oct. 28, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A teenager from the western Montana town of Victor was killed in an accidental shooting when a firearm being handled by a friend discharged, Ravalli County officials said Thursday. The two teenagers had been hunting together over the weekend. On...

3 guilty in killing of girl, 12, that shook New Orleans

Oct. 28, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three men have pleaded guilty in connection with a summer shooting that left a 12-year-old New Orleans girl dead and outraged a city already struggling with a rise in murders. The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate reported that the parents of...

Philadelphia settles in fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

Oct. 28, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man experiencing a mental health episode whose fatal shooting by police a year ago was recorded and led to protests, an attorney said Thursday. ...

Man jailed on murder charge accused in fatal campus shooting

Oct. 28, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man already jailed on a murder charge is facing another murder charge in connection with the shooting deaths of two men on a college campus last month, police said. Police said Dezmond Armond Harper, 19, was indicted by a Durham...

Lawsuit claims police shooting of veteran was unnecessary

Oct. 28, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — The parents of a military veteran shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy during what his family described as a mental health crisis because of his PTSD have filed a civil lawsuit against the Elmore County sheriff. Jonathan Pears, 32, was shot and...