Latest Assault and battery News

Charges: Church shooting suspect badly beats public defender

Oct. 22, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man charged with attempted murder in a church shooting attacked his public defender during a jailhouse meeting, sending the man to intensive care with severe head injuries and no memory of the beating, according to documents released Tuesday. Dale Holloway, 37, of Manchester,...

Gunman, accomplice nabbed in shooting near California school

Oct. 22, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gunman and his accomplice have been arrested in a shooting just outside a Northern California high school Tuesday that wounded a teenager and locked down thousands of students and staffers in a complex with three schools for hours, authorities said. Detectives were interviewing the...

Colorado female student stabs another high school student

Oct. 22, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities have arrested a female juvenile suspected of stabbing another student at a high school. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports that Grand Junction High School was put into shelter-in-place status Monday meaning students and staff were confined to their...

Judge allows Chicago suit against Jussie Smollett to proceed

Oct. 22, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. U.S. District Virginia Kendall's ruling means that Chicago's suit that seeks to recoup $130,000 that city officials say the police department spent investigating Smollett's claim...

Transgender woman's attacker convicted of assault

Oct. 21, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A man charged with felony aggravated assault in the beating of a Dallas transgender woman has been convicted of misdemeanor assault. The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas County jurors deliberated about four hours Monday before convicting Edward Dominic Thomas of the lesser charge in...

Inmate convicted of murder in deadly prison breakout attempt

Oct. 21, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina inmate was found guilty Monday of murdering four prison workers during a failed escape attempt two years ago. Jurors deliberated for about half an hour before convicting Mikel Brady, 30, of four counts of first-degree murder in the state's deadliest attempted prison...

Man charged in church shooting accused of assaulting lawyer

Oct. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man charged with shooting a New Hampshire church pastor and bride during a wedding has been accused of assaulting his attorney during a jailhouse meeting. Thirty-seven-year-old Dale Holloway, of Manchester, was expected to be in court for a bail hearing Tuesday. But it was...

Authorities charge officer who opened fire on couple's car

Oct. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who opened fire on an unarmed couple's car, seriously wounding a woman, was charged Monday with assault and reckless endangerment. State's Attorney Patrick Griffin said in an investigation report that Hamden officer Devin Eaton showed "an extreme...

French probe into Paris Nov. 2015 attacks has finished

Oct. 21, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French counterterrorism prosecutors have announced that the judicial investigation into the deadly Nov. 13, 2015, attacks in and around Paris has been completed. Prosecutors said 14 people have been charged in the case, including 11 who are jailed. Among them is Salah Abdeslam, the sole...

Steelers LB Anthony Chickillo facing misdemeanor charges

Oct. 20, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers backup linebacker Anthony Chickillo is facing multiple misdemeanor charges after being arrested early Sunday. According to court documents, Chickillo was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police and charged with simple assault, property damage and harassment. The...