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Records: Suspect in Utah university killing was sex offender

Oct. 23, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student and track athlete who was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend had filed a police complaint against him after she learned he was a sex offender and broke off the relationship, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators had been working to build a...

Turkish president: Saudis must name masterminds of killing

Oct. 23, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi Arabia must identify those who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and turn over the suspects for trial, the Turkish president said Tuesday in remarks that carefully ratcheted up pressure on a country that is a source of investment for Turkey, but also a rival for...

Convicted killer denied retrial despite twin's confession

Oct. 23, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man found guilty of fatally shooting a rival street gang member in 2003 will not be granted a retrial even though the convicted man's twin claims that he committed the crime and not his brother, a judge ruled Tuesday. In 2016, Kevin Dugar's twin, Karl Smith, claimed he was the one...

Sentencing resumes for Texas woman accused of starving son

Oct. 23, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Friends and family members are urging leniency for a Texas woman convicted of attempted murder for withholding food and nutrients from her son. Danita Tutt was convicted last week but a jury acquitted her of two counts of injury to a child, which was related to allegations from...

The Latest: Trump calls Khashoggi killing a 'total fiasco'

Oct. 23, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 2 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says he will be briefed Wednesday afternoon by U.S. officials looking into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabian agents. After tomorrow, Trump says,...

Jury selected for border agent's 2nd trial in teen's killing

Oct. 23, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal prosecutors will once again try a U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a 16-year-old boy in a cross-border shooting. The agent was acquitted earlier this year of murder, but a jury deadlocked on manslaughter charges. A jury was selected Tuesday and opening arguments are...

The Latest: Jury selected for 2nd trial of border agent

Oct. 23, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the second trial of a Border Patrol agent in federal court in Tucson (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A jury has been selected to serve on the second trial for a Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a Mexican teen through a border fence five years ago. Opening statements are...

Trial opens in Michigan trooper's fatal use of Taser on teen

Oct. 23, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan state trooper charged with murder in the death of a Detroit boy fired his Taser because he feared the 15-year-old would pull a weapon while joyriding on an all-terrain vehicle, a defense attorney told jurors Tuesday. But Damon Grimes wasn't armed. He crashed the ATV and died after...

Jurors shown video of chained-up boy in Kansas abuse case

Oct. 23, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jurors deciding the fate of a man accused of killing a 3-year-old boy found encased in concrete were shown photos and video of the child chained up in the basement of his rental home in Kansas. The judge sent the jury home Tuesday evening without a verdict after deliberations began...

Life-or-death decision faces jury in cop killer case

Oct. 23, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors asked a jury Tuesday to impose what would be the first death sentence in Virginia since 2011 against an Army staff sergeant who killed his wife and a rookie police officer who responded to her call for help. "Put him in the grave because that's what he deserves," prosecutor...