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Mother arrested after 3 children found slain in Los Angeles

Apr. 10, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of three children — all under the age of 5 — found slain inside a Los Angeles apartment Saturday morning has been arrested, police said. Liliana Carrillo, 30, was arrested in Tulare County, about 200 miles (322 kilometers) north of Los...

Authorities: Iowa patrol trooper slain amid violent standoff

Apr. 10, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A 27-year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol was shot and killed during a violent standoff with a man who fought back against agents in an armored personnel carrier and said he wanted to shoot other officers, authorities said Saturday. Sgt. Jim Smith...

Police: Homicide victim's burned body found in home's garage

Apr. 10, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The burned body of an apparent homicide victim was found Friday in the garage of a Las Vegas home that was set on fire, police said. The identity and specific cause of death of the victim weren't immediately released but police said homicide...

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Apr. 10, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

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Man charged with killing girlfriend's 2-year-old son

Apr. 10, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing charges that he killed his girlfriend's 2-year-old son, telling detectives he struck the child for urinating on the couch, officials said Saturday. Lakeland Police charged Alegray Jones, 30, with aggravated manslaughter of...

Ex-officer's trial in Floyd's death shows courtroom tactics

Apr. 10, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death has introduced viewers from around the world to a vast array of defense and prosecution tactics aimed at swaying the jury. Some strategies and terms that have...

Woman's trial in baby's death 40 years ago delayed again

Apr. 10, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The trial for a woman accused of killing her newborn son 40 years ago has been delayed again. Theresa Bentaas' trial was supposed to start Monday in Minnehaha County court. But the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Friday that the trial has now...

Prosecutors: Man killed wife, was found dead; child unhurt

Apr. 10, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man stabbed his wife to death before he was found dead himself in a home in which a young child was found unharmed, authorities said. Prosecutors in Bergen County said Friday a neighbor called North Arlington police shortly...

Woman charged with homicide in man's heroin overdose

Apr. 10, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Madison woman with homicide after she allegedly supplied heroin to a man at hotel and then tried to move his body out of the building on a luggage cart after he overdosed. The Wisconsin State Journal...

Prosecutor won't retry parents in baby's death a decade ago

Apr. 10, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A prosecutor says he won't retry a Georgia couple for their newborn daughter's death more than a decade ago after the state's highest court overturned their murder convictions. Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit Mark Jones has filed motions to drop all...