Latest Homicide News

Judge denies DNA testing sought 13 years post-execution

Nov. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The daughter of a man executed 13 years ago for murder does not have standing to seek DNA testing of evidence in the case, a Memphis judge ruled Monday, but the judge also said the ruling wasn’t based on the merits of the claims. April Alley is the daughter of Sedley Alley,...

The Latest: Colorado jury deliberating missing woman case

Nov. 18, 2019 1:55 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Colorado man accused of killing his fiancee (all times local): 11:50 a.m. A Colorado jury is deliberating the case of a rancher charged with beating his fiancée to death with a baseball bat. The Teller County jury is considering the murder case...

Trial begins in 2016 fatal Alabama police shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 1:52 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — Jury selection is beginning in the murder trial of an Alabama police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man. Montgomery police Officer Aaron Cody Smith is charged in the 2016 shooting death of 58-year-old Gregory Gunn. Potential jurors reported Monday. Smith, who is white,...

Day care worker gets 10-year term in Kansas baby’s death

Nov. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman convicted in the killing of a 9-month-old boy at a Kansas day care has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Carrody Melissa Buchhorn was found guilty in July of second-degree murder in the September 2016 death of Oliver Ortiz at the Sunshine Kids...

Man convicted in deaths of 3 men gets life in prison

Nov. 18, 2019 12:56 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted in the slayings of three young men found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm was sentenced to life in prison after authorities dropped their pursuit of the death penalty. A Bucks County judge sentenced 22-year-old Sean Kratz to life in prison without parole Monday,...

Attorney calls on US Marine deserter to turn himself in

Nov. 18, 2019 12:49 PM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — An attorney who could represent a U.S. Marine deserter wanted for questioning in a murder case is asking for the man to surrender peacefully. News outlets report Deborah Caldwell-Bono has agreed to represent 22-year-old Michael Alexander Brown. Brown’s mother Vanessa Hanson...

The Latest: Attorney to appeal post-execution DNA ruling

Nov. 18, 2019 12:12 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on attempts to test DNA evidence in a murder 13 years after a Tennessee man was executed for the crime (all times local): 11:10 a.m. An attorney for the estate of a Tennessee man executed for murder 13 years ago says he intends to appeal the denial of an order for DNA...

Colorado murder trial in missing woman case nears conclusion

Nov. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — The case of a Colorado rancher charged with beating his fiancee to death with a baseball bat is close to going to jurors. Closing arguments are set Monday in the trial of 33-year-old Patrick Frazee. He’s charged with murder in the death of 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth,...

Family: Boy on life support after San Diego murder-suicide

Nov. 17, 2019 5:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Family members say a 9-year-old San Diego boy who survived an apparent murder-suicide that left his parents and three brothers dead is on life support. Police say the child’s father is suspected of shooting his sons and their mother before turning the gun on himself Saturday....

Gunman still at large after killing outside Chicago school

Nov. 17, 2019 10:46 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities are still searching for a man who allegedly shot and killed his daughter’s mother’s new boyfriend of outside of a Chicago elementary school. Police say the gunman approached Richard Buick in his SUV early Friday outside of Moving Everest Charter School in the...