Latest Homicide News

The Latest: Vermont man guilty in fatal crash that killed 5

May. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man accused of killing five teens in a wrong-way driving case (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A jury has found a Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of five teenagers caused when he drove the wrong way on an interstate highway. The jury...

Jury: Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of 5 teenagers in a 2016 wrong-way crash

May. 22, 2019 1:32 PM EDT
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Jury: Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of 5 teenagers in a 2016 wrong-way crash .

Convicted killer of 2 Virginia college students has cancer

May. 22, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jesse Matthew Jr., who abducted and killed two Virginia college students five years apart, was transferred to a new prison this week so he can receive medical treatment for cancer. Matthew, 37, is serving multiple life sentences for the 2009 murder of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student...

Alabama prison inmate indicted in 1974 Texas officer slaying

May. 22, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

ALICE, Texas (AP) — An Alabama inmate serving a life sentence for robbery has been indicted in the 1974 fatal shooting of a Texas police officer. Prosecutors joined police in Alice, Texas, on Tuesday to announce the May 10 indictment of Roberto Lopez on a capital murder count. Officer Matthew Murphy was...

Editorials from around Oregon

May. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The Corvallis Gazette-Times, May 22, on letting voters decide on capital punishment: A bill before the state Legislature that would dramatically curtail the cases in which the death penalty could be applied passed the state Senate on Tuesday and now heads for the...

Insanity case begins for man accused of killing 5 kids in SC

May. 22, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The prosecution has rested its case in the death penalty trial of a South Carolina father charged with killing his five young children. Timothy Jones Jr.'s lawyers then started their case Wednesday morning to show their client is not guilty by reason of insanity. Their first witness...

Conviction tossed for man held 33 years for New York murder

May. 22, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A man who spent more than half his life in prison for a 1975 New York murder has had his conviction overturned. The judge's ruling Wednesday says that Keith Bush's conviction was tainted because prosecutors didn't disclose that police had interviewed another possible suspect in the...

Teen driver charged in crash that killed 17-year-old girl

May. 22, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — A teenage driver has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed a 17-year-old girl and injured two other passengers. State police say the boy also faces several other charges stemming from the May 11 crash in Fredon, including death by auto and...

Authorities identify remains found in March in mid-Michigan

May. 22, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

EATON RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say they've identified decomposed human remains found in March in a wooded area of mid-Michigan as those of a 35-year-old woman. The Eaton County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday said Stephanie Lynette Southwell of Lansing was last seen in the Lansing area about...

Indiana woman's murder conviction vacated in 2001 slaying

May. 22, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has agreed with an Indiana woman who argued that she had ineffective legal counsel at her murder trial for the 2001 slaying of her boyfriend. The Journal & Courier reports U.S. District Court Judge William T. Lawrence last week ordered Anastazia Schmid's murder...