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Karen Read back in court after murder case of Boston police officer boyfriend ended in mistrial

Jul. 22, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Karen Read returns to court Monday for the first time since her murder case involving her Boston police officer boyfriend ended in a mistrial. Read is accused of ramming into John O’Keefe with her SUV and leaving him for dead in a snowstorm in January 2022. Her...

Utah death row inmate who is imprisoned for 1998 murder asks parole board for mercy ahead of hearing

Jul. 22, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

Utah officials are set hear testimony Monday about whether a man facing execution next month should be spared the death penalty for a 1998 murder and remain imprisoned for life. The parole board hearing comes after state officials said Saturday that they no longer planned to use an...

Suspect arrested in triple-homicide of victims found after apartment fire in suburban Phoenix

Jul. 21, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

AHWATUKEE, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a triple homicide case in the Phoenix suburb of Ahwatukee, according to authorities. Phoenix police said 30-year-old Chase Christman was jailed on suspicion of three counts of murder and one count of misconduct...

A 12-year-old girl is accused of smothering her 8-year-old cousin over an iPhone

Jul. 20, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl in Tennessee has been charged with murder, accused of smothering her 8-year-old cousin as the younger girl slept. A relative said they had been arguing over an iPhone. A security camera recorded the killing, inside the bedroom they shared...

Utah scraps untested lethal drug combination for man's August execution

Jul. 20, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

Utah officials said Saturday that they are scrapping plans to use an untested lethal drug combination in next month's planned execution of a man in a 1998 murder case. They will instead seek out a drug that's been used previously in executions in numerous states. Defense attorneys...

Four found dead in Oklahoma home in what police call 'possible' murder and suicide

Jul. 20, 2024 11:09 AM EDT

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Four people were found dead in what police said is a “possible” murder and suicide in northeastern Oklahoma. Officers found the four in a home after someone inside the home called 911 shortly before 11 a.m. Friday and the dispatcher heard gunshots,...

Missouri woman who served 43 years in prison is free after her murder conviction was overturned

Jul. 19, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — A woman whose murder conviction was overturned after she served 43 years of a life sentence was released Friday, despite attempts in the last month by Missouri’s attorney general to keep her behind bars. Sandra Hemme, 64, left a prison in Chillicothe,...

Illinois deputy charged with murder shot woman in face after ordering her to move pot of water

Jul. 19, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois sheriff’s deputy charged with murder in the death of a Black woman shot her in the face during a tense moment over a pot of water in her home and then discouraged his partner from trying to save her, authorities said Thursday. The details were...

Jury convicts Honolulu businessman of 13 counts, including murder in aid of racketeering

Jul. 19, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

Jurors in the federal racketeering trial of Michael Miske found him guilty Thursday of 13 of 16 counts, including racketeering conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering in connection to the 2016 killing of Johnathan Fraser. Some spectators cried and others uttered a quiet...

Alabama executes man convicted of killing delivery driver during a 1998 robbery attempt

Jul. 18, 2024 22:48 PM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting a delivery driver during a robbery attempt in 1998 was executed by chemical injection Thursday evening in Alabama. Keith Edmund Gavin, 64, was pronounced dead at 6:32 p.m. at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in...