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New Mexico high court affirms murder, kidnapping convictions

Mar. 21, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of an Albuquerque man for a 2014 kidnapping and murder in Bernalillo County. Trinidad Gallegos was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of Sergio Bickham. The victim's body was found in a tunnel underneath...

2 charged in child abuse death of 2-year-old boy in Chicago

Mar. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman and a man have been charged in the death of the woman's 2-year-old son, who had sores and bruises on his body when authorities were called to a Chicago home. Police responded Monday to an EMS call at a South Side home. Ja'hir Gibbons was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police...

The Latest: Jurors find man guilty in teacher's death

Mar. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man accused in teacher's death (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for more than a decade after her body was burned to ash and bone fragments in a rural pecan...

Jury convicts Georgia man for role in teacher's 2005 slaying

Mar. 21, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for more than a decade after her body was burned to ash and bone fragments in a rural pecan orchard. Bo Dukes was the first of two suspects to stand trial in the 2005 death...

Jury finds man guilty of dismembering father, not murder

Mar. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been acquitted of killing his father but convicted of dismembering the body. The Palm Beach Post reports that jurors found 50-year-old James "Jimmy" Scandirito II guilty Thursday of abuse of a corpse and not guilty of first-degree murder. Sentencing is...

Woman pleads guilty to leaving homicide victim in ditch

Mar. 21, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — One of two people charged in a homicide last fall in the Sioux Falls area has admitted to helping leave the body of the victim in a ditch and cleaning the car where the victim was shot. The Argus Leader reports 23-year-old Kelsey Roubideaux pleaded guilty to being an accessory to a...

Clarification: Ferguson Activists-Deaths story

Mar. 21, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In a story March 17, The Associated Press reported that the deaths of six young men connected with the 2014 anti-police protests in Ferguson have drawn attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play. The headline referred to the...

Ex-cop says he thought he saw a gun when he shot black teen

Mar. 21, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white former police officer said Thursday he thought a weapon was pointed at him when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld took the stand at his homicide trial and insisted he was in fear for...

Wife, man charged in death of Tennessee husband

Mar. 21, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A Mississippi man and a Tennessee woman have been charged in the death of her husband. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said authorities arrested 21-year-old Christopher Mailhot of Iuka, Mississippi, and 38-year-old Elaina Michelle White of Savannah, Tennessee, on Thursday. He...

The Latest: Defense expert supports cop who shot black teen

Mar. 21, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A defense expert says a white former police officer followed proper procedure when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager during a...