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Defendant says he doesn't recall if he shot 8 at church

May. 22, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding seven others at a Nashville church in 2017 testified Wednesday that he can't remember if he did it. In a Nashville courtroom, a prosecutor repeatedly asked 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson about his testimony that he had...

Ex-partner of deceased skater Coughlin says she was abused

May. 21, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of Facebook posts of sexually assaulting her over a two-year period. Coughlin, who killed himself in January, "hurt at least 10 people including me," wrote Bridget Namiotka,...

Cop kills ex, then himself in Brazil government building

May. 20, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A police officer shot his ex-girlfriend to death at her office at the municipal education department in Brazil's capital and then killed himself Monday, authorities said. Debora Tereza Correia, 43, was shot three times and died immediately. The officer's body was found next to hers,...

Man charged with murder in death of Georgia professor

May. 14, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man has been charged with murder and other crimes in the death of a University of Georgia professor at a central Georgia home where authorities say the homeowner apparently killed himself after investigators arrived. Sydney Clark Heindel, 69, called 911 around 1 a.m. Sunday to report that...

4-year-old dies after finding gun from dad, a state trooper

May. 13, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the 4-year-old son of an Ohio state trooper found his father's gun and accidentally shot and killed himself. A coroner ruled Monday that all evidence points to the boy shooting himself after finding an unsecured weapon inside his home in Toledo. Police say the boy on...

Inmates accused of sextortion scheme that ended in suicide

May. 13, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina inmates are charged with blackmailing an Army veteran who then killed himself. Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller says Lee Correctional Institution inmates John William Dobbins and Carl Richard Smith used contraband cellphones to target Jared Johns. The Greenville...

Deputies: Man accused of torturing little girl kills himself

May. 9, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of torturing his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter by burning her, shooting her with a BB gun and wearing a werewolf mask to scare her has killed himself. An Escambia County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman says 37-year-old Andrew Bennett Ross Celauis died at a...

Slain police officer was shot from behind, investigator says

May. 8, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 19-year-old man accused of killing a Mississippi police officer walked up behind him in the police station parking lot and shot him several times in the back, according to a sworn statement filed by a sheriff's investigator. The statement is included in court records in the case of...

Police: 3 Navy corpsmen dead in double murder and suicide

May. 7, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say they're investigating the shooting deaths of three active duty service members in what appears to be a double murder and suicide. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the two women and one man were Navy corpsmen. The two women were stationed at Naval...

French telecom giant Orange on trial over staff suicides

May. 6, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The toll is shocking: 19 suicides, 12 suicide attempts and eight cases of serious depression among employees at France's main telephone and internet company over three years. A long-awaited trial began Monday in Paris accusing the telecom giant Orange and seven former or current managers of...