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Judge: Prosecutor Mosby violated gag order with online post

Aug. 12, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge held Baltimore’s top prosecutor in contempt of court on Friday, finding that she willfully violated a gag order with an Instagram comment about a high-profile murder case involving a defendant set to be tried a fifth time. Circuit Judge John Nugent fined...

Man charged with attempted murder in shooting of Indiana cop

Aug. 12, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday filed two attempted murder charges and four other counts against a man accused of shooting an eastern Indiana police officer in the head during a traffic stop and search for possible narcotics. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office also...

Prosecutors charge man with 30-year-old double homicide

Aug. 12, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a Weyauwega man Friday with killing a woman and her boyfriend 30 years ago in apparent revenge for a snowmobile accident. Fifty-two-year-old Tony Haase faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the stabbing...

No bond reduction for 4 teens in fatal carjacking

Aug. 12, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bond reduction was denied Friday for four teenagers facing murder charges in the death of a woman whose arm was severed in a New Orleans carjacking. News outlets in New Orleans report that the bond for each of the four will remain $1 million. ...

Alabama inmate arraigned on charges for 1980 Boston murder

Aug. 12, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man serving life in prison for murder in Alabama was arraigned Thursday in Massachusetts on charges in connection with the rape and killing of a woman in a Boston hotel 40 years ago. Steven Fike was arraigned Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court after his extradition...

Mistrial declared for officer charged with manslaughter

Aug. 12, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The trial of a Virginia police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man has ended in a mistrial. Edmund “Ryan” Hoyt, a patrol officer with the Norfolk Police Department, was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the 2020 death of...

Competency hearing ordered for accused killer of Nevada teen

Aug. 11, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A justice of the peace has ordered a competency hearing in Lyon County District Court for a rural Nevada man accused of kidnapping and killing a Fernley teenager before he buried her body in the desert in March. The order comes as Troy Driver's lawyers continue to...

Social media model charged with killing boyfriend in Florida

Aug. 11, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors in South Florida announced a second-degree murder charge Thursday against social media model Courtney Clenney in connection with the fatal stabbing of her live-in boyfriend. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced the charge against...

Albuquerque Muslims help bid to keep killings suspect jailed

Aug. 11, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico's Muslim community pushed Thursday for the Afghan refugee suspected of killing four Muslim men to remain behind bars pending trial — citing previous accusations of domestic violence and video surveillance that appeared to show him slashing the...

Judge revokes bond for Alex Murdaugh associate Smith

Aug. 11, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge revoked house arrest Thursday for the man authorities say agreed to kill disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh so he could get a life insurance settlement for Murdaugh's son but ended up just grazing his head with a bullet. The decision by...