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Minnesota man gets jail in deaths of 2 women hit by boulder

Jan. 28, 2020 6:10 PM EST

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota truck driver was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months in jail for the deaths of a mother and daughter who were killed when a boulder fell from his truck and smashed into their car in suburban St. Paul. Joseph Czeck, 34, of Hastings, Minnesota, pleaded guilty last month to two...

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 5:26 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...

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows Krystal Lee. Lee, who was having an affair with a Colorado man and helped him after he beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat, was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, to three years in prison. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP, File)

Woman who helped man who killed his fiancee gets 3 years

Jan. 28, 2020 5:00 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A woman who was having an affair with a Colorado man and helped him after he beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison. Krystal Lee, 33, acknowledged in February 2019 that she helped clean up the bloody crime scene after Patrick...

German appeals verdict in crash that killed Egyptian student

Jan. 28, 2020 4:03 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German man convicted of negligent homicide for fatally hitting a 22-year-old Egyptian student with his car has appealed the verdict, court officials said Tuesday. The 22-year-old man was given a one-year suspended sentence by a youth court in the eastern city of Cottbus last week. Judges...

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 3:47 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...

FILE - This undated file photo provide by the Indiana State Police shows Alyssa Shepherd. Shepard, convicted for the Oct. 2018 crash that killed three children who were crossing a highway to board a school bus is appealing her conviction, contending that the tragedy was

Indiana woman appealing conviction in fatal school bus crash

Jan. 28, 2020 3:00 PM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman convicted in a crash that killed three children who were crossing a highway to board a school bus is appealing her conviction, contending that the tragedy was “just an accident and not a crime," her attorney said Tuesday. A notice of appeal was filed Jan. 17...

Tennessee man charged with killing wife, wounding 2 sons

Jan. 28, 2020 2:53 PM EST

BELVIDERE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was arrested on charges that he fatally shot his wife and wounded his two teenage sons, police said. Christopher Maxwell, 48, was arrested Saturday on first-degree murder, attempted murder and child abuse and neglect charges, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said...

Police: Officer fatally shoots handcuffed man in cruiser

Jan. 28, 2020 2:24 PM EST

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Authorities are investigating why a police officer in Maryland shot and killed a handcuffed man in the front passenger seat of a police cruiser. The deadly shooting occurred Monday night during an apparent struggle inside the cruiser after Prince George's County police officers...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Connecticut State Police officers lead Fotis Dulos, center, from the State Police barracks to a waiting car in Bridgeport, Conn. He was arrested at his home in Farmington and charged he murdered his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, who went missing in May 2019. Multiple news outlets reported Tuesday, Jan. 28, that Fotis Dulos was found dead, citing unnamed sources.  (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann, File)

STORY REMOVED: US--Missing Mother

Jan. 28, 2020 2:02 PM EST
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about Fotis Dulos, a man accused of killing his estranged wife. AP will publish a corrected version of the story.

Life sentence for crash that killed linemen after hurricane

Jan. 28, 2020 1:04 PM EST

CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say was high on drugs when his pickup truck fatally struck three utility workers in the Florida Panhandle as they were repairing power lines after Hurricane Michael was sentenced Monday to life in prison. John Goedtke, 38, had pleaded no contest last week to three...