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Kansas nurse pleads guilty to over-drugging dementia patient

Sep. 18, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

A Kansas nurse who texted a co-worker a picture of a dementia patient slumped over in a wheelchair and then suggested she was responsible and deserved thanks has pleaded guilty to intentionally administering the wrong medication. The Kansas City Star reports that...

Woman gets 75 years in prison for killing boyfriend's son

Sep. 18, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman accused of resenting a boyfriend's 4-year-old son was sentenced to 75 years in prison for killing the boy. Lesli Jett was portrayed as a selfish drug abuser who didn't like being at the East Peoria home with Tate Thurman. The boy had...

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 35 years in Maryland slaying

Sep. 18, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for his role in a violent street gang prosecutors said preyed on the Hispanic community in Annapolis over a two-year period. The Capital Gazette reports that Moises Alexis...

Alabama man arrested in fatal shooting at Mississippi casino

Sep. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An early Saturday shooting at a Mississippi casino has left one person dead and another in custody, Biloxi Police said. It happened around 12:30 a.m. inside the Golden Nugget Casino. Police said they received a number of 911 calls about a man...

Man convicted of first-degree murder in girlfriend's death

Sep. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found in his sport-utility vehicle in northeastern Pennsylvania three years ago. Jurors in Luzerne County who heard three days of testimony took only...

Iowa man sentenced to life for killing roommate with machete

Sep. 18, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — An 57-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing his roommate during a fight over the cost of a video game. David Sean Hunter, of Ames, was sentenced Friday for first-degree murder in the November 2019 death of...

Suspect in killing of 4 in Wisconsin arrested in Arizona

Sep. 18, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of two men suspected in the shooting deaths of four people whose bodies were found in an abandoned SUV in Wisconsin has been arrested in Arizona, authorities said. Antoine Darnique Suggs, 38, turned himself in to police in Gilbert, Arizona, on...

Reward offered in unsolved June homicide of SC man

Sep. 18, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

CHESNEE, S.C. (AP) — A $25,000 reward is being offered to help solve a June homicide in South Carolina. The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office is working with Aiken County authorities to solve the June 13 death of Martijn Stuurman at his home in Chesnee. Spartanburg...

3 men with gunshot wounds pronounced dead in Ohio

Sep. 18, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are asking for help from the public in solving the shooting deaths of three men in Ohio. Cincinnati police said officers responded to a report of gunfire in the Pendleton neighborhood at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. ...

Grand jury indicts boyfriend in death of Shakopee woman

Sep. 18, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a man on first-degree murder charges in the gruesome death of his girlfriend in Shakopee. The Star Tribune reports the jury indicted Alexis Saborit, 42, on Friday in the death of his longtime girlfriend America Mafalda...