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Serial killer who once terrorized Florida set for execution

May. 22, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who went on a murderous spree that left 10 women dead 35 years ago is set to be executed in Florida. Bobby Joe Long is set to die by lethal injection Thursday evening at Florida State Prison in Starke. His ex-wife recalled the man she describes as a monster on...

The Latest: SEAL's trial delayed; defense wants new judge

May. 22, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing into efforts by military prosecutors to track emails sent to lawyers representing a Navy SEAL accused of murder (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A judge has delayed the court-martial of a Navy SEAL accused of murder while lawyers resolve questions over whether the...

Slaying victim's family angry over possible bail for officer

May. 22, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Relatives of a slaying victim were outraged Wednesday when Mississippi court officials discussed possible bail for a white police officer accused of killing the black woman with whom he was romantically involved. Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne was arrested Monday and charged with...

Insanity case begins for man accused of killing 5 kids in SC

May. 22, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers defending a father charged with killing his five children turned Wednesday to brain science and their client's odd statements to try to spare him from a possible death sentence. The insanity defense case for Timothy Jones Jr. began after a week of emotional testimony in which...

Brazil: Man who killed 3 at Baptist church was 'incoherent'

May. 22, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man was disoriented and speaking "incoherent phrases" when he shot three people to death at a Baptist church before being seriously wounded by Brazilian military police, authorities said Wednesday. He allegedly arrived at the church after having killing his ex-girlfriend with a...

The Latest: Defense focuses on defendant's odd confession

May. 22, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death penalty trial for a South Carolina father (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Attorneys for a South Carolina father accused of killing his five children are carefully going over his full confession in court as they seek to prove their insanity case. Timothy Jones...

Jury: Vermont man guilty of murder in wrong-way crash

May. 22, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont jury on Wednesday found a wrong-way driver who claimed he was on a secret mission guilty of murder in the deaths of five teenagers killed on an interstate highway. The jury's verdict against Steven Bourgoin came on the second day of deliberations following a two-week trial....

Man sentenced to 20 to 50 years in slaying outside market

May. 22, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 to 50 years in prison in the death of a man gunned down while waiting outside a western Pennsylvania market for a submarine sandwich order. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that 21-year-old Brandon Cerra pleaded guilty to third-degree murder minutes...

Man sentenced to 20 to 50 years in slaying outside market

May. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 to 50 years in prison in the death of a man gunned down while waiting outside a western Pennsylvania market for a submarine sandwich order. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that 21-year-old Brandon Cerra pleaded guilty to third-degree murder minutes...

Ex-pro football player held for murder trial in child death

May. 22, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 28-year-old former pro football player is headed to trial in state court on murder and 19 felony child abuse and neglect charges in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter. A judge told former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre Wood that testimony from a...