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In this photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections, Ihab Masalmani is pictured in a photo dated Feb. 18, 2018. The Michigan Supreme Court said that a life sentence will stand for a Masalmani, who was a teenager when he was involved in a notorious kidnapping and murder that began at a sandwich shop in suburban Detroit.(Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

Life sentence stands in '09 sub shop kidnapping and slaying

May. 29, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A life sentence will stand for a man who was a teenager when he was involved in a notorious kidnapping and murder that began at a sandwich shop in suburban Detroit, the Michigan Supreme Court said Friday. The court heard arguments in March but decided to drop the appeal of Ihab Masalmani...

3rd defendant sentenced in Burlington beating death

May. 29, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A third defendant has been sentenced to prison in the kidnapping and beating death of a man at a Burlington apartment complex. Stanley Baldwin, 50, was sentenced this week in a written order to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to willful injury, the Hawk...

This image provided by the Roane County Jail shows Michael Anthony Gray Sr. Gray and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, face charges after police found the skeletal remains of a girl buried in their yard. The Roane County, Tenn., couple, arrested on Monday, May 25, 2020, are charged with aggravated child abuse, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated child neglect and abuse of a corpse, authorities said.  (Roane County Jail via AP)

Warrant: Police find remains of second child in yard

May. 29, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The remains of a second child that belonged to a Tennessee couple facing abuse charges have been found buried in a yard, court records said. A search warrant affidavit says police recovered the remains of a boy from a Knox County property where Michael and Shirley Gray lived until...

Wichita man accused of kidnapping, raping runaway girl

May. 29, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a runaway girl he lured into his car, police said. Gerardo Aguero-Hernandez, 26, was arrested Thursday on charges of rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery, television station KAKE reported. The victim was...

This photo provided by the Washington County, Maryland, Sheriff's Office, Thursday May 28, 2020, shows Peter Manfredonia. The college student wanted in connection with two killings and a kidnapping in Connecticut was taken into custody in Maryland after authorities tracked him to a truck stop, according to new details released by police on Thursday. (Washington County, Maryland, Sheriff's Office via AP)

Police: Man wanted in 2 slayings surrendered peacefully

May. 28, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A college student wanted in connection with two killings in Connecticut was taken into custody when he walked out of a wooded area in Maryland and surrendered peacefully to officers who had their guns drawn, ending six days on the run in several states and providing some relief to...

Running car with baby in child seat is driven off, recovered

May. 28, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While a mother briefly turned her back to the 1-year-old son she had just put in a child seat, someone hopped into the running car and took off with it Thursday, police in Philadelphia said. The car with the unharmed child was found a few blocks away about 40 minutes later. Police are...

Lawyer: Virus is halting progress in Boston kidnapping case

May. 27, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The case against a Rhode Island man accused of kidnapping and killing a Boston woman has been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to his defense. Louis Coleman's public defenders requested for the case to return in 45 days during a teleconference with a federal judge Tuesday. ...

This image provided by the Roane County Jail shows Michael Anthony Gray Sr. Gray and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, face charges after police found the skeletal remains of a girl buried in their yard. The Roane County, Tenn., couple, arrested on Monday, May 25, 2020, are charged with aggravated child abuse, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated child neglect and abuse of a corpse, authorities said.  (Roane County Jail via AP)

Warrants describe nightmarish child abuse case in Tennessee

May. 27, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — Arrest warrants in a Tennessee couple's abuse case describe a hellish existence for four children in their legal custody, a nightmare that finally ended after a little boy was spotted walking alone along a Roane County road. Passersby called 911, and a responding officer began...

Man accused of trying to kidnap nurse after psych evaluation

May. 26, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was arrested and sent for a psych evaluation last week tracked down a nurse from the medical center he was at and assaulted her before she was able to fight him off, police said. An officer and his police dog found Leonardo Larrarte, 37, after the alleged attack...

Couple arrested after child's remains found buried in yard

May. 26, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee couple is facing charges after skeletal remains of a child were found buried in their yard. Michael Anthony Gray Sr., 63, and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, 60, were arrested Monday, 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson said in a statement to news outlets....