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Chicago teen eligible for parole next April in 2014 killing

Jun. 20, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another 14-year-old girl in a street fight in 2014 that escalated from a Facebook feud over a boy will be eligible for parole in April next year. The teen, who turns 19 next month, struggled to hold back tears as she tried to read a...

The Latest: Chicago teen apologizes in Facebook feud slaying

Jun. 20, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Chicago teenager convicted of murder in the shooting of another girl following a Facebook feud over a boy (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A Chicago teenager cried in court as she tried to read a statement before her sentencing for killing another girl in a...

Man who set up wife's killing must serve life sentence

Jun. 20, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — An appellate court has upheld the conviction of a man accused of setting up the fatal shooting of his wife while they walked with one of their young sons. In a ruling issued Monday, the New Jersey panel also upheld the life sentence imposed on Kashif Parvaiz. He was convicted of...

Federal court OKs appeal for Mexican man on Texas death row

Jun. 20, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Mexican man on Texas death row can move forward with an appeal focusing on whether his attorneys were deficient during the sentencing phase of his trial for strangling and raping a 16-year-old girl in Waco 31 years ago, a federal appeals court has ruled. In the same ruling Tuesday, two of...

Testimony starts in cold-case slaying blamed on racism

Jun. 20, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — A white man charged with murder in what Georgia prosecutors describe as the racist slaying of a black man in 1983 went on trial Wednesday with both sides lambasting the original investigation. Prosecutor Marie Broder told jurors during opening statements that authorities botched their...

Teen in 'Making a Murderer' asks high court to take his case

Jun. 20, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The teenager in the video sits slouched on a loveseat wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, cargo pants and white sneakers, his hands folded but fidgeting in his lap. Eyes downcast, he answers questions from investigators interrogating him. Slowly, with a lot of prodding, he admits he...

U-Haul company, employee charged in food truck explosion

Jun. 20, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Almost four years after a Philadelphia food truck exploded into a fireball killing a woman and her teenage daughter, a U-Haul subsidiary and the general manager of one of its Philadelphia stores have been indicted. The U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania...

Florida man gets 10 years for killing friend during fight

Jun. 20, 2018 2:57 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting and killing his friend during a fight. The Sun Sentinel reports that 43-year-old Rodney Chavers was sentenced Tuesday. He was convicted of manslaughter in April. Chavers testified that he and 42-year-old Tarrie...

Florida couple charged in death of man's 6-year-old daughter

Jun. 20, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man and his girlfriend have been charged in the death of the man's 6-year-old daughter. A Lakeland police news release says 26-year-old Larry Golden Jr. and 21-year-old Breonna Wren were charged last week with first-degree murder and other counts. Police...

Jurors to resume deliberations in Mafia boss murder trial

Jun. 20, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a New England Mafia boss accused of killing a nightclub owner in 1993. Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme is charged with murder in the slaying of Steven DiSarro. Jurors failed to reach a verdict on their first day of deliberations Tuesday...