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Texas to execute man for slaying of Dallas real estate agent

Aug. 16, 2022 23:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A man who fatally stabbed a real estate agent inside a model home in suburban Dallas faces execution Wednesday evening, more than 16 years after the slaying. Kosoul Chanthakoummane was on parole when he was condemned for killing 40-year-old Sarah Walker in July 2006....

Independent journalist found slain in northern Mexico

Aug. 16, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An independent journalist found dead in northern Mexico was killed by a blow to the head, authorities said Tuesday, reporting the latest in 14 slayings of Mexican reporters and media workers so far this year, the deadliest in recent memory for the profession. ...

Ex-LA officer to be tried in shooting of mentally ill man

Aug. 16, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles police officer who was off duty when he fatally shot a mentally ill man during a confrontation at a Costco store must stand trial on manslaughter and other charges, a judge ruled. Salvador Sanchez, who was a seven-year veteran of the...

Memphis hospital locks down after nearby shooting of 6

Aug. 16, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Six people were wounded in a shooting that led to a lockdown of a hospital early Tuesday in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities said. Memphis police said the six were shot in a vehicle shortly after midnight near Methodist North Hospital. Two teens...

Vegas man faces death penalty in boy’s body-in-freezer case

Aug. 16, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty at trial of a Las Vegas man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son and hiding the body in a freezer — where police found it when the boy’s sister gave notes to her teacher saying her mother was being held captive at the...

Man guilty in Christmas Day slayings of wife, son, neighbor

Aug. 16, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois jury found a man guilty Tuesday of killing his wife, son and neighbor on Christmas Day 2019. The Livingston County jury convicted Clifford Brewer, 55, of Cullom, of murder in the three slayings. returning the verdicts a few hours after...

Ex-cop Lane will report to Colorado prison in Floyd killing

Aug. 16, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, who was sentenced to 2 1/2 years for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, will do his time at a low-security federal prison camp in Colorado. A court order Tuesday directs Lane to report to the Federal...

Mom accused of killing kids in Idaho seeks change in charges

Aug. 16, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Attorneys for a mother charged with conspiring to kill her children in Idaho and to steal their social security benefits asked a judge on Tuesday to send the case back to a grand jury because they say the indictment is confusing. Lori Vallow Daybell and her...

Jury convicts Minnesota man in 1986 killing on Iron Range

Aug. 16, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday convicted a man charged with raping and killing a woman 36 years ago on Minnesota’s Iron Range in a case that was revived by genealogy database analysts. Michael Allan Carbo Jr., 54, of Chisholm, was charged with two counts of first-degree...

Family sues police over fatal shooting at Maryland home

Aug. 16, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

CROFTON, Md. (AP) — The family of a Maryland man fatally shot by a police officer filed a federal civil right lawsuit Monday against the department and individual officers. Dyonta Quarles Jr. was shot Jan. 30 when Anne Arundel County officers responded to his Crofton home after his...