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Theoneste Bagosora, architect of Rwanda genocide, dies at 80

Sep. 26, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Theoneste Bagosora, a former Rwandan army colonel regarded as the architect of the 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and Hutus who tried to protect them were killed, died in a hospital in Mali on Saturday. His son Achille...

Man jailed for wife's 1990 death seeks hearing under new law

Sep. 26, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Supporters of a man who has been in prison for more than 30 years for killing his wife are upset that the Jackson County prosecutor hasn't been willing to use a new law to give him another chance to prove his innocence, but her office says there is no new evidence to...

Brandon man sentenced to 10 years in prison in

Sep. 25, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Brandon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a woman. The Argus Leader reports Jeffrey Eitreim was sentenced on Friday, after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide and vehicle battery...

Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for armed robbery

Sep. 25, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man has been sentenced for an armed robbery of a business during which an employee was duct taped to a chair and pistol-whipped. A news release from Raleigh-based federal prosecutors Friday said that Dexter Jamal...

Ex-California pastor gets 14 years after $33M fraud scheme

Sep. 25, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California pastor was sentenced Friday to 14 years in federal prison for masterminding a church-based investment scheme that bilked hundreds of victims of more than $33 million. The former pastor of the Westminster-based...

Government: Dylann Roof's death sentence should stand

Sep. 24, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

Attorneys for the federal government have opposed Dylann Roof's request for a new appellate hearing, arguing that the South Carolina man was properly convicted and sentenced for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black congregation. In court documents filed...

Body of Shining Path leader Abimael Guzmán cremated in Peru

Sep. 24, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The body of Abimael Guzmán, the leader of Peru's brutal Shining Path insurgency who died on Sept. 11, was cremated Friday. The cremation took place after Congress in the South American nation expedited a debate on a law to dispose of Guzmán's...

Waterloo man sentenced in beating death of maintenance man

Sep. 24, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A judge sentenced a Waterloo man on Friday to up to 60 years in prison for the beating death of a 72-year-old maintenance man. Judge Brad Harris sentenced Martavis Tayshon Wise, 30, after he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary...

Ex-school counselor gets new trial on charges of raping boy

Sep. 24, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former central Kansas middle school counselor convicted of raping a student will get a new trial to consider her arguments that the then-13-year-old boy forced her to have sex the first time and blackmailed her into continuing. The Kansas Supreme...

EXPLAINER: What's next in Dru Sjodin death penalty case

Sep. 24, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s first and only federal capital punishment case is on hold after a federal judge this month threw out the death sentence given to Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. in 2006 in the death of college student Dru Sjodin. Judge Ralph Erickson, who...