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FILEā€”In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020, file photo, Letecia Stauch makes her first appearance in El Paso County District Court in Colorado Springs, Colo. Investigators believe that Stauch, who has been charged with murdering her 11-year-old stepson Gannon, killed him in his bedroom just a few hours before reporting him missing and then allegedly concocted a variety of stories to mislead them, according to a court document. (KRDO-TV/The Gazette via AP, Pool, File)

Colorado authorities accuse stepmom of lying in boy's death

Apr. 3, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Investigators believe a woman charged with murdering her 11-year-old stepson killed him in his bedroom just a few hours before reporting him missing in January and allegedly concocted a variety of stories to mislead them, according to a court document. Authorities say Letecia...

Vehicles from the Madison Police Department, Dane County Sheriff's Office and the University of Wisconsin Police Department are stationed outside the UW-Arboretum in Madison, Wis. as law enforcement personnel investigate a double homicide Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Suspect in deaths of Wisconsin doctor, husband known to them

Apr. 3, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The 18-year-old man arrested in the slayings of a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband is known to the family, police said Friday. University of Wisconsin Police Chief Kristen Roman said in a statement Friday that Khari Sanford has been booked into the Dane County Jail on...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2012, file photo, protesters gather outside the Indian Presidential Palace during a protest against the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in New Delhi, India. Four men sentenced for capital punishment for the 2012 gang-rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a moving bus in New Delhi have been executed. The men were hanged Friday morning, March 20, 2020, at Tihar Jail in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

A timeline of events after fatal gang rape that shook India

Mar. 19, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The brutal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus in 2012 exposed the scope of sexual violence in India and prompted stiffer penalties and other changes to the country's rape laws. A timeline of events in the case that ended Friday with the executions of four of the...

FILE - This undated booking photo released by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office shows Devon Robinson. Robinson was convicted Tuesday, March 17, 2020, of gunning down two gay men and a transgender woman who authorities believe were targeted because of their sexual orientation last year following a house party.  (Wayne County Prosecutor's Office via AP, File)

Man convicted in killings of 2 gay men, transgender woman

Mar. 18, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 19-year-old Detroit man has been convicted of gunning down two gay men and a transgender woman who authorities believe were targeted because of their sexual orientation last year following a house party. A Wayne County jury convicted Devon Kareem Robinson on Tuesday of first-degree...

GOP Rep. Hunter's son pens letter to keep dad out of jail

Mar. 12, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The teenage son of convicted California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter has penned a letter asking the court to not send his dad to jail for misspending his campaign funds. Hunter, who resigned from Congress in January, is scheduled to be sentenced next week after pleading guilty to...

In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 photo, Myon Burrell sits inside his cell at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater. On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., called for an independent probe of the murder case she prosecuted that sent a teenage Burrell to prison for life. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Minn. prosecutor: Justice Dept. should review Burrell case

Mar. 9, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A top Minnesota prosecutor said Monday that Sen. Amy Klobuchar should ask the Justice Department to review the conviction of a black teen sentenced to life in prison after an 11-year-old black girl was killed by a stray bullet. In doing so, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman appeared...

Minnesota mom accused of tossing 11-year-old son off balcony

Mar. 9, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman is accused of yanking her 11-year-old son from bed and throwing him off their apartment's fourth floor balcony, leaving him with traumatic injuries, police said Monday. The boy is expected to survive, but he suffered injuries including at least one broken leg, a...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019, file photo Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the Santa Fe High School teenage student accused of killing 10 people in a May 2018 shooting at the high school, is escorted by Galveston County Sheriff's Office deputies into the jury assembly room for a change of venue hearing at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. Pagourtzis was able to buy more than 100 rounds of ammunition online because his age was not verified, according to an amended lawsuit filed Thursday, March 5, 2020, alleging that the website involved broke federal law. Pagourtzis was a 17-year-old junior at the time of the May 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Suit: Website sold ammo to underage accused Texas shooter

Mar. 6, 2020 6:59 PM EST

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school in 2018 was able to buy more than 100 rounds of ammunition online because his age was not verified, according to a lawsuit alleging that the website involved broke federal law. Dimitrios Pagourtzis was a...

In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 photo, Myon Burrell sits inside his cell at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater. On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., called for an independent probe of the murder case she prosecuted that sent a teenage Burrell to prison for life. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Klobuchar calls for independent review of black man's case

Mar. 6, 2020 9:10 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar asked a top Minnesota prosecutor to initiate an independent investigation into the case of Myon Burrell, a black man who as a teenager was sentenced to life in prison after the stray-bullet killing of an 11-year-old black girl. The NAACP and other racial justice groups...

Toronto boy found safe after abduction over unpaid drug debt

Mar. 6, 2020 12:15 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A 14-year-old Canadian boy was abducted on his way to school as retribution for a big "cocaine heist" allegedly staged by his stepbrother, but the teen was freed more than a day later after discussions with his abductors, police said late Thursday. Toronto police said in a statement that the...