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Teen faces aggravated murder charges in death of woman, 98

May. 24, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old Ohio boy who police say strangled a 98-year-old woman from his neighborhood and left her body inside a closet at her home has been charged. The Medina County Gazette reports Gavon Ramsay, of Wadsworth, was indicted on Tuesday on aggravated murder charges in the death of...

Man convicted of corpse abuse, not murder, in woman's death

May. 24, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a man of murder and kidnapping in the death of a 19-year-old disabled woman in southwestern Indiana while convicting him of criminal confinement and abuse of a corpse. The jury in Vanderburgh County returned the verdict early Thursday in the case of 25-year-old...

Texas man given life sentence 4 years after mistrial

May. 23, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after his first trial ended in a mistrial four years ago. The Austin American-Statesman reports that a jury found 38-year-old Crispin Harmel guilty of capital murder Tuesday in the 2009 death...

Florida man charged with beating ex, putting her in trunk

May. 23, 2018 4:11 AM EDT

DeLand, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man punched his ex-girlfriend, stuffed her in a car trunk and led Florida authorities on a 120 mph chase. Darrian Miller allegedly demanded the woman drive him somewhere on Monday night. He then told her to get out of the car and when she refused authorities said he...

The Latest: Suspect in Kansas 'swatting' case to stand trial

May. 22, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the preliminary hearing for a California man accused of making a hoax call that led to police fatally shooting an unarmed man in Kansas. (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A judge has found probable cause for a California man to stand trial on allegations he made a hoax call...

Alabama governor opposes release in slaying of Georgia teen

May. 22, 2018 12:45 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is opposing parole for a woman convicted of killing a teenager who was abducted from a north Georgia shopping mall more than 35 years ago. Ivey sent a letter urging the state's parole board to reject an early release for Judith Ann Neelley, 53. Members are...

Police say reported abduction was hoax

May. 22, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — Authorities say the reported abduction of a woman outside a Virginia Walmart was a hoax. Chesterfield County police were called Sunday after witnesses reported seeing a woman flee from a car trunk, chased by two men who caught and forced her back in the car. Authorities say the woman...

Phoenix man gets death sentence in girlfriend's 2012 murder

May. 21, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man has been sentenced to death for killing his pregnant girlfriend in 2012 and setting fire to their apartment. Maricopa County prosecutors say a jury found 28-year-old Dwandarrius Robinson guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and one count each of kidnapping and arson of...

Cameroon holiday hit by violence in English-speaking areas

May. 20, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's national day Sunday was marked by violence in its troubled English-speaking region, with two policemen killed, soldiers wounded and a mayor kidnapped by suspected armed separatists. In the capital, Yaounde, in central Cameroon, President Paul Biya, who has ruled since...

Phoenix police: Arrest made in abduction of 9-year-old girl

May. 19, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have arrested a man in the kidnapping of a 9-year-old girl who was able to escape after reportedly being abducted from her home. Police say 21-year-old Dakota J. Johnson was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping. Court indicates don't indicate whether he has an...