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Wrongfully convicted Massachusetts man freed after 27 years

Dec. 08, 2021 01:37 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who spent over two decades in prison for what a court is calling a wrongful murder and armed robbery conviction has been released from prison. WCVB-TV reports that James Lucien, 48, was serving a life sentence in connection to the 1994 fatal...

Police officer who fatally shot carjacking suspect ID'd

Dec. 07, 2021 21:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a carjacking suspect Monday on Interstate 5 has been identified as officer John Hughes of the Portland Police Bureau. Hughes has been placed on paid administrative leave until an investigation is complete, The...

FBI: Man robbed two Albuquerque banks in about 15 minutes

Dec. 07, 2021 09:19 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI says the same man is believed to have robbed two Wells Fargo bank branches in Albuquerque in a span of about 15 minutes early Monday afternoon and is suspected of four other Albuquerque bank robberies in September and October. According to the FBI,...

2 men convicted of hijacking tractor-trailer at gunpoint

Dec. 07, 2021 08:22 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted two New York City men on multiple charges after they hijacked at 18-wheeler at a Virginia truck stop, a prosecutor said. Stephen Pierre Paul, 30 and Wayne Ricardo Taylor, 26, were convicted of carjacking, armed robbery and...

Oklahoma judge stays Jan. 6 execution for competency hearing

Dec. 06, 2021 19:44 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state court judge in Oklahoma granted a temporary stay of execution on Monday for a death row inmate convicted of killing a security guard during a 2004 bank robbery in Tulsa. Pittsburg County Associate District Judge Tim Mills issued the stay so that a...

Man charged in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icon’s wife

Dec. 06, 2021 18:48 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed charges Monday against a 29-year-old man in the fatal shooting of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, last week at their Beverly Hills home. Aariel Maynor is also charged with the...

Soldier killed by juvenile, 2 others arrested in Missouri

Dec. 06, 2021 16:45 PM EST

LEBANON, Mo. (AP) — One soldier was shot and killed and two others were charged with second-degree murder after they allegedly robbed two homes shortly after one of the suspects was married, Missouri authorities said. Ethan Williams, 23, died of a gunshot wound in Lebanon Friday...

16-year-old Indianapolis boy faces 3 counts of murder

Dec. 05, 2021 12:35 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 16-year-old Indianapolis boy faces murder, robbery and other charges in connection with the shooting deaths of three people on the city's south side, prosecutors said. Caden Smith was charged Friday as an adult with three counts each of murder,...

Salvation Army bell ringer robbed, suspect caught

Dec. 05, 2021 12:26 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man was chased down and caught by deputies in Washington state after allegedly assaulting a Salvation Army bell ringer and fleeing with his donations kettle. Clark County deputies responded just before 8 p.m. Saturday night to a reported...

Lafayette woman sentenced for 2 deaths during robbery

Dec. 04, 2021 09:20 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An 18-year-old Lafayette woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the shooting deaths of a pizza delivery driver and her boyfriend, both killed during a botched robbery. A Tippecanoe County judge ordered the sentence Friday for Jaelynn...