Latest Homicide News

Parents win appeal in rights dispute after child's death

Apr. 16, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for a Lansing couple who lost parental rights to three children after they failed to seek medical care for a newborn who died from jaundice-related complications. The result of the custody trial was...

Man charged with murder caught after mistaken release

Apr. 16, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with murder who was mistakenly released from a New York City jail more than a month ago was taken back into custody Friday. Christopher Buggs, 26, was arrested by members of a U.S. marshals fugitive task force and the New York City...

Grand jury in Daniel Prude death voted 15-5 to clear 3 cops

Apr. 16, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

Newly released transcripts show that a grand jury investigating the police suffocation death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, voted 15-5 not to charge the three officers involved in his restraint of a criminally negligent homicide charge sought by prosecutors. ...

Transcripts: Grand jury voted 15-5 to clear officers of negligent homicide charge in Daniel Prude death

Apr. 16, 2021 14:46 PM EDT
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Transcripts: Grand jury voted 15-5 to clear officers of negligent homicide charge in Daniel Prude death.

Iowa court upholds 2019 law on documents filed in appeals

Apr. 16, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday upheld a portion of a 2019 law that prohibits people seeking an appeal of their criminal conviction from filing documents on their own when they're represented by an attorney. The case centered on an appeal...

Man charged with fatally shooting father held without bail

Apr. 16, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man charged with killing his father during an argument in the victim's Rhode Island apartment was held without bail at his arraignment Friday. Alex Cote, 22, of Blackstone, Massachusetts, is charged with domestic first-degree murder in the...

Portland Police fatally shoot man at city park

Apr. 16, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, fatally shot a man in a city park Friday morning after responding to reports of a person with a gun, authorities said. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports police confronted the man at Lents Park in the southeastern part of...

Ex-NYPD cop admits to obstruction in murder-for-hire plot

Apr. 16, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York City police officer pleaded guilty Friday to an obstruction of justice charge in a murder-for-hire plot that authorities say sought the death of her husband and her boyfriend’s teenage daughter. Valerie Cincinelli, 36,...

In Chicago, outrage and grief over police shooting of boy

Apr. 16, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Viewers reacted with a mix of outrage and grief to newly released bodycam video that showed a Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old last month less than a second after the boy appeared to drop a handgun, turn toward the officer and begin raising his hands. ...

Suspects in Billings homicide die near West Yellowstone

Apr. 16, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two people being sought for questioning in a suspected homicide in Billings died of gunshot wounds while being pursued by law enforcement officers near West Yellowstone, officials in Billings and Gallatin County said. A 64-year-old woman was found...