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Lawyer: Firing of officer who killed neighbor is premature

Sep. 25, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The firing of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer says. Robert Rogers, who represents the fired officer, Amber Guyger, said Monday night that Police Chief U. Renee Hall "bowed to...

Defense to call more witnesses in Chicago officer's trial

Sep. 25, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Defense attorneys will continue calling witnesses in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. The trial resumes on Tuesday. A forensic pathologist who testified Monday for the defense criticized the official autopsy results. Shaku Teas' testimony seemed to contradict what...

Defense pathologists questions accuracy of teen's autopsy

Sep. 25, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A defense expert in the trial of a white police officer charged with murder in the death of Laquan McDonald on Monday criticized the official autopsy results in testimony that seemed to contradict what video of the 2014 shooting shows. Forensic pathologist Shaku Teas testified that she...

Opening statements set in trial over burned woman's death

Sep. 25, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Opening arguments are set Tuesday in the retrial of a man accused of killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire. Jurors were selected Monday in a county more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from where Quinton Tellis is accused of killing Jessica Chambers in 2014. Tellis'...

Dallas police officer who shot neighbor fired by department

Sep. 24, 2018 11:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was fired Monday, the same day the man was being buried in his Caribbean homeland. Police Chief U. Renee Hall dismissed Officer Amber Guyger during a hearing Monday, according to the Police Department....

Jury selected in retrial over woman's burning death

Sep. 24, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A jury has been selected in the retrial of a man accused of killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire, allowing testimony to begin Tuesday. Jurors couldn't reach a verdict last year in the first trial of Quinton Tellis, charged with capital murder in the 2014 death of Jessica...

The Latest: Dallas officer's attorney says firing unfair

Sep. 24, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the firing of a white Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor in the man's own apartment (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The attorney for a white Dallas police officer charged in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor in the...

Caregiver charged with attempted murder in newborn stabbings

Sep. 24, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 52-year-old caregiver was charged in the knife attack on five people, including three newborn babies, at a home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed nursery for new mothers and their children. Yufen Wang, of Flushing, Queens, was arraigned Monday on charges of attempted murder...

Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict

Sep. 24, 2018 10:16 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To the Indonesian government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with shadowy gunmen to foment revolt in isolated eastern jungles. But to his supporters, Jakub Skrzypski is just an idealistic tourist with...

Man arrested in connection with attack on homeless person

Sep. 24, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man arrested Monday on suspicion of beating a homeless man into unconsciousness is suspected of at least six other attacks in Los Angeles and Santa Monica that killed three people and critically injured others, police said. Police from both cities planned to discuss the case at a press...