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Sketch of suspect released in California campus slaying

Aug. 20, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Police on Tuesday released a sketch and surveillance images of a suspect in the stabbing death of a retired college administrator at California State University, Fullerton. Authorities were trying to identify the man a day after Steven Shek Keung Chan, the university's former...

Delivery man charged in fatal attack on elderly woman

Aug. 20, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 75-year-old woman has died after being beaten and set on fire by an appliance delivery man. Boca Raton police posted on social media Tuesday that the woman had succumbed to her injuries from a day earlier. Police say 21-year-old Jorge Luis Dupre Lachazo and another...

Former judge pleads guilty in ex-wife's stabbing death

Aug. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former county judge in Cleveland pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing his ex-wife moments after she had dropped off their two daughters last November. Lance Mason, 51, told a visiting judge in a Cuyahoga County courtroom that he wanted to "take responsibility for my crimes,"...

Nevada man, 72, guilty of murder; stabbed victim 250 times

Aug. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County jury has convicted a 72-year-old man of first-degree murder in the February killing of an elderly man he stabbed at least 250 times. Ralph Goad faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole at his sentencing set for Oct. 2. The Washoe District Court jury...

Sheriff: Fearing for mom's life, 11-year-old boy stabs uncle

Aug. 20, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy stabbed his uncle with scissors to get him to stop beating the boy's mother, according to sheriff's deputies in Florida. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office deputies said the boy feared for his mother's life during the attack last Saturday. Deputies said 44-year-old...

The Latest: Police release sketch of suspect in campus death

Aug. 20, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a killing at California State University, Fullerton (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Police have released a sketch and surveillance images of a suspect in the stabbing death of a retired college administrator at California State University, Fullerton. Police said Tuesday...

California university consultant killed in campus stabbing

Aug. 20, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A retired administrator working as a consultant to California State University, Fullerton was fatally stabbed Monday in a campus parking lot on the first day of the school year in what police called a targeted attack, though they were not sure of a motive. Steven Shek Keung Chan,...

The Latest: California university stabbing victim identified

Aug. 19, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on campus killing at California State University, Fullerton (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Police have identified a retired college administrator who was stabbed to death in his car at California State University, Fullerton. He's 57-year-old Steven Shek Keung Chan of...

2 Proud Boys convicted in 2018 clash with protesters

Aug. 19, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two members of the far-right Proud Boys were found guilty of charges including attempted gang assault for their part in a melee that followed a speech at New York's Metropolitan Republican Club. A jury convicted Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman on Monday in connection with the October 2018...

4th Florida prison officer faces charge for inmate beating

Aug. 19, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) — A fourth Florida correctional officer has been charged with a felony after a video taken by an inmate using a smuggled cellphone showed several guards beating another prisoner. The Florida Department of Corrections said Monday that Officer Ian Gretka faces a charge of being a...