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Oklahoma man charged in fatal shooting that left 2 dead

May. 25, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Tulsa say a 20-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder for a shooting that killed two and injured two others. The Tulsa World reports Kaleb Young has also been charged with two counts of shooting with intent to kill. According to a probable...

New evidence links Colombia army chief to civilian slayings

May. 25, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — New evidence has emerged linking the embattled head of Colombia's army to the alleged cover-up of civilian killings more than a decade ago. The documents, provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with an ongoing investigation into the extrajudicial killings, come as...

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2015 Portland killing

May. 25, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who fatally shot a teen outside a Portland apartment complex has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Deandrea Sanders also pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in the July 12, 2015 death of 19-year-old Anthony Jackson. Sanders is scheduled to be...

Denials entered for teen girls accused in Ohio stabbing plot

May. 25, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Denial pleas have been entered in an Ohio juvenile court for two teen girls accused of engaging in a plot leading to the fatal stabbing of one teen's mother. The hearing Friday in central Ohio's Clark County was the first for the girls, ages 13 and 15, after being charged with...

Florida authorities extradite man who they say killed teen

May. 25, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say they've extradited from New York a man who killed the teenage daughter of a woman he dated. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Friday that 40-year-old Robert Kern faces a second-degree murder charge for the death of 16-year-old Justis Garrett. The...

Congregants grapple with church shooter once their colleague

May. 25, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Minister Joey Spann watched Friday as 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing one person and wounding seven others when he sprayed Spann's church and its congregants with bullets in 2017. It was hard for Spann to recognize in Samson the...

Suspect in Utah shooting found in Idaho after 2-day manhunt

May. 25, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho police captured a man Friday afternoon suspected of shooting and killing a motorist in northern Utah earlier this week after a two-day manhunt. Officers arrested 45-year-old Jonathan Llana about 3:15 p.m. in an area of southern Idaho outside of Pocatello about 10 miles (16...

The Latest: Jayme Closs' family satisfied with sentence

May. 25, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The latest on the sentencing hearing for a Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The family of Jayme Closs says they are satisfied that the man who kidnapped her and killed her parents will be spending the rest...

Police arrest suspect in double fatal shooting at LA park

May. 24, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man Los Angeles police believe shot two acquaintances to death in a popular Los Angeles park as children played nearby was arrested in the nearby city of Torrance. Ryan Conrad, 31, of Los Angeles was taken into custody Friday, said Officer Drake Madison. He said no other details on the...

Wisconsin man who kidnapped Jayme Closs gets life in prison

May. 24, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him "locked up forever" for trying to steal her. Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional...