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Lawyer for man charged with killing 4 University of Idaho students wants trial moved to Boise

Jul. 23, 2024 21:56 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused of fatally stabbing four University of Idaho students are urging a judge to move his murder trial away from the county, arguing the intense media coverage and public interest in the case make it impossible for him to get a fair trial. ...

Records show deputy charged in Sonya Massey's fatal shooting worked for 6 agencies in 4 years

Jul. 23, 2024 21:30 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The former sheriff's deputy charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Sonya Massey, a 36-year-old Black woman killed inside her Illinois home, had been employed by a half-dozen police agencies since 2020, according to state law enforcement records. Sean...

Sparks fly, Nevada judge sets deadline in bail bid for man charged in Tupac Shakur killing

Jul. 23, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sparks flew in court Tuesday as a Nevada judge rebuked a defense attorney and an ailing former Los Angeles-area gang leader lashed out against prosecutors during his renewed effort to be freed from jail to house arrest ahead of his trial in the 1996 killing of hip-hop legend...

Family of Utah murder victim wants 'an eye for an eye' as inmate's execution date looms

Jul. 23, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

Family members of a woman slashed and stabbed to death in 1998 pressed Utah officials Tuesday to proceed with next month's scheduled execution of the convicted killer, presenting emotional testimony about a crime they say still traumatizes their close-knit Native American community. ...

Missouri prison ignores court order to free wrongfully convicted inmate for second time in weeks

Jul. 23, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For the second time in weeks, a Missouri prison has ignored a court order to release an inmate whose murder conviction was overturned. Just as in the case of Sandra Hemme, actions by the state's attorney general are keeping Christopher Dunn locked up. St. Louis...

Suspected gunman in Croatia nursing home killings charged on 11 counts, including murder

Jul. 23, 2024 14:44 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A suspected gunman in a mass shooting at a nursing home in Croatia is facing 11 criminal charges, including murder, after he was accused of killing six people, including his own mother, and wounding as many more, police said on Tuesday. The carnage stunned...

Death row inmate in South Carolina resentenced to life in prison

Jul. 23, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man who spent nearly two decades on South Carolina's death row for killing two people has been granted life in prison without parole two years after a federal court overturned his original sentence, news outlets report. A Lexington County judge signed off on...

International human rights group calls on Belarus to stop execution of German

Jul. 23, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A consortium of international human rights organizations is calling for Belarus not to execute a German citizen recently condemned to death after being convicted of terrorism, extremism and mercenary activities. Rico Krieger, a medical worker with the...

Bodycam video reveals chaotic scene of deputy fatally shooting Sonya Massey, who called 911 for help

Jul. 22, 2024 22:59 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Sonya Massey ducked and apologized to an Illinois sheriff’s deputy seconds before he shot the Black woman three times in her home, with one fatal blow to the head, as seen in body camera video released Monday. An Illinois grand jury indicted former...

Missouri judge overturns the murder conviction of a man imprisoned for more than 30 years

Jul. 22, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri judge on Monday overturned the conviction of Christopher Dunn, who has spent more than 30 years in prison for a killing he has long contended he didn’t commit. The ruling is likely to free Dunn from prison, but it wasn’t immediately clear when that...