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California court overturns 3 deputies' murder conviction

Aug. 02, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An appellate court has reversed the murder convictions of the three Northern California deputies convicted in the 2015 jail beating death of a mentally ill inmate after a judge ruled that the primary legal theory prosecutors cited was invalidated by recent changes in state...

Lawyers: Georgia prisoner killed guards but is mentally ill

Jun. 02, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia prisoner on trial for murdering two prison guards admit that Ricky Dubose killed the pair aboard a prison bus but say an abuse-filled childhood left him mentally ill. “Ricky Dubose is guilty and intellectually disabled,” defense...