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Prosecutors: New trial not merited for ex-cop in Floyd death

Jun. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death should not be granted a new trial because the proceedings were fair and Derek Chauvin was found guilty by an impartial jury, according to a court document...

34 Oklahoma lawmakers call for review of death row case

Jun. 16, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thirty-four Oklahoma lawmakers, including 28 Republicans, called Wednesday for reopening the investigation that led to the conviction of death row inmate Richard Glossip. Republican Rep. Kevin McDugle, a death penalty supporter, said new evidence...

2 South Carolina executions halted until firing squad formed

Jun. 16, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the planned executions of two inmates by electrocution, saying they cannot be put to death until they truly have the choice of a firing squad option set out in the state's newly revised capital punishment law. ...

Washington state man convicted of murder for 4th time

Jun. 16, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Washington state man, who stood trial on robbery and murder charges, for the fourth time, officials said. The state Court of Appeals overturned the previous three convictions on procedural grounds. Terrance Jon Irby, 63,...

Man arrested after toddler son shot with pellet rifle

Jun. 16, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — A Newberg man has been charged with attempted murder after his 3-year-old son was shot in the head with a high-powered pellet rifle Tuesday, the morning after he was arrested at the home then released. The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office said...

Police: 1 killed, 5 wounded in Baltimore shooting

Jun. 16, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — One person was killed and five others were wounded Wednesday when gunmen walked up a street and opened fire on a Baltimore block from an intersection, the city's police commissioner said. Commissioner Michael Harrison said that the shooting erupted in a...

North Carolina governor grants pardon to ex-death row inmate

Jun. 16, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper granted a pardon Wednesday to a man who was once on death row for a shopkeeper’s slaying and spent more than 40 years in prison before he was released. Cooper’s office announced the action in a news release on...

Man who drove at Minneapolis protesters charged with murder

Jun. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, was charged Wednesday with intentional second-degree murder. Prosecutors say Nicholas Kraus, 35, was visibly...

Kansas teenager who killed mom pleads to lesser charges

Jun. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teenager who shot and killed his mother in 2018 pleaded no contest Wednesday to lesser charges in her death. A teen, who was not charged as an adult, was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lisa Trimmell, 41, on...

Death penalty sought in Texas killing of New Hampshire pair

Jun. 16, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a man charged with capital murder in the killing of a New Hampshire couple whose bodies were found in a shallow grave on a South Texas beach. Adam C. Williams, 35, is one of two people accused in...