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Police seek dad, baby after 3 women killed in South Florida

Jan. 29, 2020 6:26 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an Amber Alert on Wednesday for a father and baby who've been missing since three women were found shot to death. Miami-Dade officers have been searching for 49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro since three women were found killed in a home on 187th...

FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows death row inmate Donnie Cleveland Lance, who was convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago. Lance is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles, the only authority in Georgia that can commute a death sentence, plans to hold a closed-door clemency hearing Tuesday. The board on Monday declassified a clemency application filed by Lance's lawyers. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Georgia man set to be executed for killings of 2 people

Jan. 29, 2020 1:14 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than two decades ago is scheduled to be executed Wednesday. Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, is set to receive a lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson for the November 1997 killings of Sabrina “Joy”...

This undated photo provided by the Prince George's County Police Department shows Prince George's County Police Department Cpl. Michael Owen Jr. Owen, accused of shooting and killing a handcuffed man in the front seat of a police cruiser, will face a murder charge, the department announced Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Prince George's County Police Department via AP)

Murder charge for officer accused of killing handcuffed man

Jan. 28, 2020 9:25 PM EST

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man in the front seat of a police cruiser will face a murder charge, the police chief said Tuesday. Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said during a news conference that he asked his special investigations...

3 women found dead in South Florida; baby missing

Jan. 28, 2020 9:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Police are searching for a missing baby after three women were found dead Tuesday in a South Florida home, authorities said. Investigators believe the newborn infant is with its father, though they weren't immediately calling the man a suspect in the slayings, Miami-Dade police spokesman Chris...

Blood tests without probable cause ruled unconstitutional

Jan. 28, 2020 9:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A state law requiring a blood test in all fatal crashes regardless of probable cause is unconstitutional, Maine's highest court ruled Tuesday in the case of a trucker fighting a manslaughter conviction. The Supreme Judicial Court issued the ruling even as it upheld the conviction of...

This undated booking photo provided by the Harris County (Texas) District Attorney's Office shows Magen Fieramusca. Court records unsealed Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, state that Fieramusca, accused of kidnapping Heidi Broussard, a Texas mother who was later found dead, plotted to present Broussard's baby girl as her own. (Harris County District Attorney's Office via AP)

Woman indicted for capital murder in mom's abduction, death

Jan. 28, 2020 7:38 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A woman accused of kidnapping a Texas mother who was later found dead was indicted Tuesday on a capital murder charge. The indictment accused Magen Fieramusca, 34, of strangling Heidi Broussard with a leash and her hands on or about Dec. 12, the day Broussard and daughter Margot Carey...

Medical supplies are seen outside an area outside of the garage to Fotus Dulos' home, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Farmington, Conn.  A dispatcher from the Farmington police said officers had responded to Dulos' home and he was later transported to the hospital  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Man accused of killing missing wife is in critical condition

Jan. 28, 2020 7:10 PM EST

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with murdering his estranged wife was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after being found unresponsive in a vehicle inside his garage, authorities said. Fotis Dulos was found when officers went to his house in Farmington because he was late for a...

This undated booking photo from the Yolo County Sheriff's Office shows Paul Perez. The 57-year-old California man has been arrested in the decades-old killings of five of his infant children, a case the sheriff said had haunted his agency for years, the sheriff's office said Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (Yolo County Sheriff's Office via AP)

California man accused of killing 5 kids pleads not guilty

Jan. 28, 2020 7:10 PM EST

A man accused of killing five of his infant children decades ago pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday. Paul Allen Perez, 57, a convicted sex offender with a 20-year criminal history, was charged in the deaths of the children born between 1992 and 2001, authorities announced Monday, the same day he was to be...

FILE - In this Mov. 15, 2017, file photo, MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian appears in court in Portland, Ore. Two men who were fatally stabbed and a third who was severely injured in an attack on a Portland, Oregon light-rail train likely did not know the man charged in the case was holding a small folding knife when they confronted him, a prosecutor said in opening statements Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Prosecutor Don Rees told jurors that no one on the train realized Christian had pulled the 4-inch knife from his pocket during a shoving match with the victims. Other passengers on the packed commuter train at rush hour thought the men had gotten into a fist fight until they saw blood spurting from the victims' necks, Rees said. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP,File)

Trial begins in fatal Portland, Oregon light-rail stabbings

Jan. 28, 2020 7:09 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men who were fatally stabbed and a third who was severely injured in an attack on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train likely did not know the man charged in the case was holding a small folding knife when they confronted him, a prosecutor said in opening statements Tuesday....

Myon Burrell, convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table, stands for a photograph at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Stillwater, Minn. A growing number of legal experts, community leaders and civil rights activists are concerned that Burrell may have been wrongly convicted, as there was no gun, fingerprints or hard evidence to implicate him. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Amy Klobuchar helped jail teen for life, but case was flawed

Jan. 28, 2020 6:41 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar. Standing in the glare of television lights at a Democratic presidential debate last fall, she was asked about her years as a top Minnesota prosecutor and allegations she was not committed to racial justice. “That’s not my...