Latest Homicide News

Parents, 3 sons die in apparent murder-suicide in San Diego

Nov. 16, 2019 8:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A husband and wife and three of their young children died Saturday morning at the family’s San Diego home in what police believe was a murder-suicide sparked by a bitter divorce. Police Lt. Matt Dobbs told reporters that officers arrived at the home shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday...

The Latest: Man wounded in shooting at game faces charges

Nov. 16, 2019 2:00 PM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey (all times local): 2 p.m. A man wounded during a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey is now facing charges himself. Pleasantville police say the 27-year-old man is facing weapons charges. They...

California school shooter dies with motive a mystery

Nov. 15, 2019 11:40 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who killed two students and wounded three others at his Southern California high school before turning a gun on himself died Friday without investigators discovering the motive for the attack, authorities said. Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow, died from a head...

Trump intervenes in military justice cases, grants pardons

Nov. 15, 2019 9:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and a former Army lieutenant convicted of murder for ordering his men to fire upon three Afghans, killing two, the White House announced late...

Nicaraguan judge sentences man to 30 years in NY killing

Nov. 15, 2019 9:12 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Nicaraguan judge sentenced a man to 30 years behind bars in the killing of a young nursing student in upstate New York, a district attorney in the state said Friday. The trial of Orlando Tercero in the 2018 killing of Haley Anderson marked an exceedingly rare legal proceeding in which...

Sheriff calls deadly shooting at Airbnb rental a ‘bloodbath’

Nov. 15, 2019 9:04 PM EST

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are calling a shooting that left five dead during a Halloween party at an Airbnb rental a “bloodbath,” where several partygoers were armed and some showed up looking for trouble. Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston said Friday...

Kentucky detectives make arrest in 1978 rape case

Nov. 15, 2019 7:28 PM EST

PARK HILLS, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say they’ve arrested a man who raped a woman in 1978 and who may be responsible for other crimes. News outlets report 77-year-old Michael Dean Tate was charged Thursday with rape, sodomy and kidnapping. In October 1978, a woman told Park Hills police...

Florida man gets 8 years for fatal hate-crime attack

Nov. 15, 2019 7:22 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in the hate-crime beating death of a Guatemalan man. The Palm Beach Post reports that 22-year-old Jesse Harris pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated battery while committing...

Texas appeals court blocks inmate Rodney Reed’s execution

Nov. 15, 2019 7:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ top criminal appeals court on Friday halted the scheduled execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidence that his supporters say raises serious doubt about his guilt. The stay of execution by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals came just...

Real estate heiress who posted $35M bail acquitted of murder

Nov. 15, 2019 6:21 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area real estate heiress who was under house arrest on $35 million bail for more than two years plans to reconnect with her children and visit family in China after a jury acquitted her of killing the father of her kids, her attorney said Friday. After deliberating...