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Memphis man charged in 2007 killing during robbery

Aug. 17, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of another man nearly 11 years ago. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Friday that 48-year-old Ricky Munn also has been charged with especially aggravated robbery in the death of...

Woman whose family perished in Greek fire files lawsuit

Aug. 17, 2018 9:37 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A woman whose family perished in a deadly Greek forest fire filed a criminal lawsuit Friday against seven officials, including Greece's interior minister, asserting they share the blame for the blaze that killed dozens. Barbara Voukaki, who lost her husband Grigoris Fytros,...

Man sentenced to 12 years for Illinois officer's crash death

Aug. 17, 2018 8:52 AM EDT

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the death of a southern Illinois police officer who crashed during a 2016 high-speed chase has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Thirty-five-year-old Jason Stoker of Chester didn't attend Thursday's sentencing hearing, but the judge...

Delaware woman pleads guilty to fatally smothering grandson

Aug. 17, 2018 8:21 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A 53-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to fatally smothering her 3-year-old grandson with a washcloth. The Delaware State News reports that Angela M. Mossinger of Felton was sentenced Thursday to spend at least 15 years in prison for second-degree murder in the death of Rilan M. Everett....

Suspect in fatal Indiana road rage beating caught in Florida

Aug. 17, 2018 8:16 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of beating a 60-year-old man who subsequently died of a heart attack during an apparent road rage attack in northeastern Indiana has been arrested in Florida. WANE-TV reports Brandon M. Cook was taken into custody Thursday evening and booked into the...

Charges dropped against brother of man killed by police

Aug. 17, 2018 7:35 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against the brother of a man fatally shot by Chicago police during a confrontation with an off-duty firefighter. Michael Beal, of Indianapolis, had faced felony charges, including aggravated battery of a police officer. The Chicago Tribune reports...

Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

Aug. 17, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life — of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children. She called her husband "my ROCK!" and said he was "the best dad us girls could ask for." But that idyllic image was shattered Wednesday...

Men charged in warehouse fire deaths to appear in court

Aug. 17, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The grieving families of 36 people killed in a Northern California 2016 warehouse fire who helped scuttle a plea bargain may now see their demand for a jury trial granted. After hearing two days of emotional testimony last week, Judge James Cramer said he couldn't accept a plea bargain...

Tennessee man charged with killing 2 after Wisconsin arrest

Aug. 17, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was arrested in Wisconsin has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the shooting of his wife and another person. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Wednesday that 38-year-old Markese Gibbs was extradited last week to Memphis after his...

Judge finds conspiracy to kill Kim with VX, women to testify

Aug. 16, 2018 9:55 PM EDT

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two women accused in the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after a Malaysian judge found evidence they participated in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill, extending their murder trial until next year....