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Second homeless man killed in less than year in Georgia city

May. 28, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in northeast Georgia say a homeless man shot and killed another resident of the same Gainesville homeless camp on May 13. Local news outlets report Pedro Morales-Valle, 42, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in the shooting death of Billie...

VP Harris expected at last Buffalo shooting victim's funeral

May. 28, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The last of the victims of a gunman's racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket will be laid to rest Saturday. Ruth Whitfield, at 86, is the oldest of the 10 people killed. Whitfield is expected to be eulogized by civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton at a...

Officials: Texas shooter talked about guns in private chats

May. 27, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

Texas authorities said Friday that the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers inside an elementary school discussed his interest in buying a gun in private online conversations, but backed away from earlier descriptions that he made public threats less than an hour before the attack. ...

Former Virginia Tech player acquitted in 2021 beating death

May. 27, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va (AP) — A jury on Friday acquitted a former Virginia Tech football player who had been accused of fatally beating a man he says he initially believed from a Tinder match to be a woman. Former player Isimemen Etute, 19, was found not guilty of a charge of...

Prosecutors: Chicago woman admitted smothering daughter, 8

May. 27, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman smothered her daughter with a plastic bag on her eighth birthday while the girl screamed “Momma, stop,” because she believed her daughter didn’t love her anymore, prosecutors say. Andreal Hagler, 38, has been charged with first-degree murder in...

3 more funerals for Buffalo victims in week of goodbyes

May. 27, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A mother and sister known for baking decadent pastries. A restaurant worker buying his 3-year-old's birthday cake. A father and die-hard Buffalo Bills fan who worked as a school bus aide. Those three victims of the racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket were...

Judge: Ex-cop must pay $2.2M to children of woman he killed

May. 27, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a former Mississippi police officer to pay $2.2 million to four children of a woman whom he killed in May 2019. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Glen Davidson ordered Matthew Kinne on Thursday to pay $1.2 million in compensatory...

Mixed verdict for fraternity members charged in hazing death

May. 27, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Two fraternity members charged in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student were acquitted Friday of involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide but convicted of several hazing-related counts. The charges against Troy Henricksen, of...

Man accused of shooting at Detroit police officers arraigned

May. 27, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been charged with assault with intent to murder after shots were fired at two Detroit police officers who were attempting to stop the vehicle he allegedly was riding in. Deontay Hestle Jr. also faces weapons and fleeing and eluding charges, the...

Defense: Man charged with killing mother at sea competent

May. 27, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A public defender for the 28-year-old man charged with killing his mother at sea in a plot to inherit millions of dollars said Friday the defense believes Nathan Carman is competent. A federal judge in Vermont held a status conference to ask lawyers on both...