Latest Homicide News

Murder suspect dies after fight with fellow jail inmate

Jan. 19, 2020 3:51 PM EST

A murder suspect has died from injuries he suffered during a fight with another inmate last month at a Southern California jail, authorities said. Kirk Vernell Price, 57, died Saturday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced. He had been hospitalized since the fight Dec. 27 at the Theo Lacy...

First-degree murder conviction in ex-girlfriend's slaying

Jan. 19, 2020 1:41 PM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia man accused of having stabbed and run over his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of her suburban workplace has been convicted of first-degree murder. Jurors deliberated for about two hours Thursday before convicting Lawrence Crawley, 34, in the death of 33-year-old...

Phoenix police: Man injures victim with metal letter opener

Jan. 19, 2020 12:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a suspect is in custody on suspicion of stabbing a man with a metal letter opener. They say 36-year-old Anastacio Blanco Jr. was booked into jail Saturday on one count each of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault. It was unclear Sunday if Blanco has a...

Deputies: Florida man sought hit man to kill his brother

Jan. 19, 2020 12:40 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities said a Florida man sought to hire a hit man to kill his brother and even offered a $160 down payment. It turned out, however, that the “hit man” was actually an undercover detective with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department. Officials said as a...

18-year-old shot at Texas high school basketball game dies

Jan. 19, 2020 12:29 PM EST

An 18-year-old who was shot during a high school basketball game in Dallas died from his injuries, police say. A police news release said Marc Strickland died Friday at a hospital. He was shot Jan. 11 shooting inside a gymnasium during a game between Kimball and South Oak Cliff high schools. A 15-year-old boy...

Data: Gary's 2019 homicide count highest since 2007

Jan. 19, 2020 12:08 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The northwest Indiana city of Gary reported 58 homicides in 2019, which is the highest since 2007 when there were 71, officials said. The murder count last year was up 45% from 40 in 2018, according to The (Northwest Indiana) Times, which cited FBI data. Domestic killings jumped by...

Albuquerque police investigate death at an apartment complex

Jan. 19, 2020 10:58 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say they are investigating the death of a man at an apartment complex. They say officers were called about 4 p.m. Saturday by a resident at the Laurels at Uptown complex who said their neighbor was injured. Police say the victim died from his injuries, but...

Tempe police: Man, woman dead in an apparent murder-suicide

Jan. 19, 2020 10:27 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tempe are investigating a fatal double shooting that they say may be a murder-suicide. They say a man and woman were found suffering from gunshot wounds Saturday morning when officers were called out to a reported vehicle burglary. Police say the woman was pronounced dead at...

Russian group reports 8 arrests at Moscow human rights march

Jan. 19, 2020 9:38 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian group that monitors political repressions said eight people were detained by police Sunday at a march in Moscow commemorating a human rights lawyer and a journalist who were fatally shot 11 years ago. There was no immediate information from the OVD-Info group about charges against...

View of the improvised temple where a pregnant woman, five of her children and a neighbor were killed in a religious ritual in the jungle community of el El Terron, Panama, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The indigenous residents were rounded up by about 10 lay preachers on Jan. 13 and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them

Cult 'anointed by God' kills 7 in Panama jungle

Jan. 19, 2020 8:42 AM EST

EL TERRON, Panama (AP) — Bibles rest on a wooden altar next to percussion instruments — a guiro and a drum — in the room where a religious sect allegedly forced a pregnant woman and five of her children to walk through fire in this remote hamlet. The makeshift sanctuary littered with muddy...