Latest Homicide News

Supreme Court won't halt Idaho's execution of Thomas Creech, who has spent 4 decades on death row

Feb. 28, 2024 11:17 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The hour of Thomas Eugene Creech’s death has been set, and it is rapidly approaching. The 73-year-old serial killer, one of the nation’s longest-serving death row inmates, spent time with his wife Tuesday evening and ate a last meal including fried chicken,...

Texas inmate facing execution for 2000 fatal shooting says new evidence points to his innocence

Feb. 28, 2024 02:10 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate who has long said he’s innocent and claims that his conviction more than 20 years ago was based on false testimony and questionable evidence faces execution Wednesday for fatally shooting two people, including his cousin. Ivan Cantu was condemned for...

A key witness in the Holly Bobo murder trial is recanting his testimony, court documents show

Feb. 28, 2024 00:37 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As the star witness in the Holly Bobo murder trial, Jason Autry spoke in a calm, deliberative manner as an attentive jury listened to him recreate the day the kidnapped Tennessee nursing student was wrapped in a blanket, placed in the back of a pickup truck, driven to a...

2 men convicted of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay nearly 22 years after rap star's death

Feb. 27, 2024 22:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 years after Run-D.M.C. star Jam Master Jay was brazenly gunned down in his recording studio, two men close to him were convicted Tuesday of murder, marking a moment authorities had long awaited in one of the hip-hop world’s most elusive cases. An...

Jurors begin deliberations in retrial of a sex offender accused of killing a 6-year-old Tucson girl

Feb. 27, 2024 20:09 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tuscon jury began deliberating Tuesday on a murder charge in the retrial of a man who already is serving a life sentence for killing a child in a separate case. Pima County Superior Court officials said the jury got the case after lawyers on both sides gave...

Suspect in New York hotel killing remains in custody without bond in Arizona stabbings

Feb. 27, 2024 20:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A suspect in the killing of a woman at a New York City hotel was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Arizona's most populous county in the subsequent stabbing attacks of two women in the Phoenix area. The Maricopa County Attorney's office announced Raad Almansoori,...

Motive in killing of Baltimore police officer remains a mystery as trial begins

Feb. 27, 2024 19:50 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — As the trial opened Tuesday for a man accused in the deadly shooting ambush of a Baltimore police officer, the motive in the killing remains shrouded in mystery more than two years later. Officer Keona Holley, who was shot multiple times while sitting in her marked...

Innocent girlfriend or murderous conspirator? Jury opens deliberations in missing mom case

Feb. 27, 2024 18:38 PM EST

Is Michelle Troconis a murderous conspirator who wanted her boyfriend's estranged wife dead and helped him cover up her killing? Or was she an innocent bystander who unwittingly became ensnared in one of Connecticut's most enduring missing person and alleged homicide cases? A state...

Probe of newly found phone threat to slain Vegas journalist might delay trial of ex-elected official

Feb. 27, 2024 17:31 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A voicemail threat by an unidentified person to a Las Vegas investigative journalist seven months before he was killed in September 2022 emerged Tuesday as a potential delay for the upcoming murder trial of a former elected official. A prosecutor told the Nevada...

West Virginia man sentenced to life for killing girlfriend's 4-year-old son

Feb. 27, 2024 16:45 PM EST

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son. A judge handed down the sentence on Monday to Walter Richardson, 36, of Fairmont during a brief hearing, WBOY-TV...