Latest Assault and battery News

Ex-prison worker faces 100-year sentence for knife attack

Dec. 07, 2022 07:23 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana Department of Correction worker faces a potential sentence of 100 years in prison under a deal in which she agreed to plead guilty to two counts of murder for a knife attack two years ago in which two people were killed and a third was wounded, a prosecutor...

‘Next mass killer’: Dropped case foretold Colorado bloodbath

Dec. 06, 2022 21:09 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Anderson Lee Aldrich loaded bullets into a Glock pistol and chugged vodka, ominously warning frightened grandparents not to stand in the way of an elaborate plan to stockpile guns, ammo, body armor and a homemade bomb to become “the next mass killer.” ...

Colorado gay club shooting suspect charged with hate crimes

Dec. 06, 2022 20:49 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The suspect accused of entering a Colorado gay nightclub clad in body armor and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and wounding 17 others, was charged by prosecutors Tuesday with 305 criminal counts including hate crimes and murder. ...

Argentina's VP Fernández guilty in $1B fraud, gets 6 years

Dec. 06, 2022 19:26 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández was convicted and sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and a lifetime ban from holding public office for a fraud scheme that embezzled $1 billion through public works projects during her presidency. A...

16-year-old stabbed during fight at Mendenhall High School

Dec. 06, 2022 13:26 PM EST

MENDENHALL, Miss. (AP) — One student is hospitalized and another is in custody Tuesday after a fight in a Mississippi high school's bathroom ended with a stabbing. The Simpson County Sheriff's Department said the two 16-year-old girls were fighting at Mendenhall High School at...

Police fatally shoot man who allegedly had gun in St. Paul

Dec. 06, 2022 12:20 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in Minnesota fatally shot a man who authorities say displayed a handgun as officers were trying to arrest him, the St. Paul Police Department said Tuesday. Police said that officers were responding to a domestic assault Monday evening and...

Police arrest suspect in attack on worker who lost eye

Dec. 06, 2022 12:02 PM EST

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — Police in the San Francisco Bay Area have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with an attack last month on a fast-food worker that cost her an eye. The employee was assaulted Nov. 12 when she tried to protect a boy with an intellectual disability who was...

Ex-Muncie cop admits attacking arrestees, falsifying reports

Dec. 06, 2022 11:15 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Muncie police officer has pleaded guilty to assaulting several people by kicking or punching them during arrests and then writing false reports to cover up his misdeeds, prosecutors said. Chase Winkle, 35, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in...

Man arrested after egg allegedly thrown at King Charles III

Dec. 06, 2022 10:03 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault after an egg was allegedly hurled towards King Charles III during a visit to a town center, police said. Bedfordshire Police said a man in his 20s was being questioned over an alleged common assault. ...

Connecticut man arrested in killing, dismemberment of baby

Dec. 05, 2022 21:32 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man wanted for the killing and dismemberment of his 11-month-old daughter has been arrested after a two-week search by local and federal authorities. Police said Christopher Francisquini, 31, was found at a bus stop in Waterbury on Friday...