Latest Homicide News

Woman fatally stabbed with hunting knife at public library

Feb. 24, 2018 4:15 PM EST

WINCHESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man attacked a woman from behind at a public library near Boston on Saturday and stabbed her repeatedly with a hunting knife, killing her and injuring an elderly man who came to her aid, authorities said. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said the 22-year-old woman was...

Police: Man in Austria kills 2 siblings, then himself

Feb. 24, 2018 3:32 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A man apparently killed his brother and sister at their farmhouse in southeastern Austria on Saturday, then hanged himself, authorities said. The victims were found by the suspected perpetrator's nephew at the house in Dollrath, southeast of Graz, on Saturday afternoon. Police originally...

Man charged in university student slaying accused of rape

Feb. 24, 2018 3:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man awaiting trial on charges of having killed a University of Pittsburgh student in her off-campus apartment last year is now accused of having raped a teenager days before the slaying. Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Darby is accused of having used a claw hammer and two knives in October...

Police: 3 charged in slaying of woman in attempted robbery

Feb. 24, 2018 10:41 AM EST

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two men and a woman have been charged in the shooting death of a woman near Pittsburgh that authorities allege occurred during an attempted robbery. Emergency responders found 27-year-old Keiauna Davis with a gunshot wound shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday in Wilkinsburg. Allegheny...

Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

Feb. 23, 2018 11:37 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting that left 17 people dead last week, but some say they don't go far enough. Talia Rumsky is one of them. Rumsky was among those who traveled to Tallahassee on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers about gun...

Alabama to execute man convicted of killing federal judge

Feb. 23, 2018 11:11 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a federal judge in a 1989 package bombing in Alabama is scheduled to be executed in April. The attorney general's office said Friday that Walter Leroy Moody is scheduled to be executed April 19. Moody was convicted of capital murder for killing U.S. 11th...

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

Feb. 23, 2018 10:36 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor announced plans Friday to put more armed guards in schools and to make it harder for young adults and some with mental illness to buy guns, responding to days of intense lobbying from survivors of last week's shooting at a Florida high school. Gov. Rick Scott...

Louisiana college shooting wounds 2; suspects detained

Feb. 23, 2018 9:48 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — A shooting at a Louisiana college campus wounded two student-athletes early Friday, school officials said. Two suspects were later arrested and will be charged with attempted murder. The shooting happened at 3 a.m. Friday near an assembly hall where basketball games and other sports...

The Latest: 2 arrested for shooting at Louisiana college

Feb. 23, 2018 9:35 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — The Latest on shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Two people are in custody in connection with a shooting on a Louisiana college campus. Southeastern Louisiana University spokeswoman Erin Cowser said Friday that university police detained the...

Canadian police charge alleged killer with another murder

Feb. 23, 2018 8:25 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police charged an alleged serial killer on Friday with another murder, bringing the total to six. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said the remains of three of the six victims have been identified, and said he believed more charges will be added. The remains were found at a property that...