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Police: Man who killed 3 children, self livestreamed threats

Aug. 08, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

A man authorities say shot and killed his three young children before turning the gun on himself livestreamed threatening messages on social media shortly before the killings, Oklahoma City police said Monday. Police identified the man as Francoise Littlejohn, 30, and said in a press...

Police say Oklahoma City man killed his 3 children, himself

Aug. 06, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City man fatally shot his three young children then shot and killed himself early Saturday, according to police. A person jogging or walking called police after spotting the four bodies in a vehicle in a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood about...

Suicide pact may have fueled Virginia couple's 2017 slaying

Aug. 05, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va, (AP) — The shooting death of a northern Virginia couple in 2017 may have been connected to a suicide pact between the couple's daughter and her boyfriend, according to newly unsealed court papers. Nicholas Giampa, 22, of Lorton, is charged with murder in the deaths of...

Father identified as suspect in murder-suicide that killed 5

Aug. 03, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police on Wednesday identified five family members who died in a murder-suicide at a central Florida home. The Orlando Police Department said in a news release that the suspect was identified as the family's 45-year-old father. The victims included his...

Police: Family of 5 found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Aug. 02, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A family of five was found dead Tuesday afternoon at a central Florida home in what appears to be a murder-suicide, police said. Orlando police investigators were conducting a well-being check at the home when they discovered the bodies of three adults and two...

Officials: North Dakota murderer kills himself in prison

Aug. 01, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man who was serving life sentences for killing four people at a North Dakota business in what authorities say was one of the state's most gruesome crimes has killed himself in prison, authorities said. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a trooper was...

Prisons chief deflects blame for failures, angering senators

Jul. 27, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just days left in his tenure, the embattled director of the federal prison system faced a bipartisan onslaught Tuesday as he refused to accept responsibility for a culture of corruption and misconduct that has plagued his agency for years. Bureau of Prisons...

DA: 4 jail guards failed to act as inmate attempted suicide

Jul. 26, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four New York City jail guards have been indicted for failing to intervene in an inmate's suicide attempt until it was too late to save the teenager from serious brain damage, authorities announced. The correction captain and three correction officers waited nearly...

Police: 2 dead in Colorado shooting; Suspect kills self

Jul. 24, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

LAMAR, Colo. (AP) — A man and a woman were found dead in a shooting in southeastern Colorado and the suspected gunman later shot and killed himself after a chase, authorities said Sunday. The man and woman were shot along with a second woman who survived Saturday afternoon in an...

Shooting deaths of 4 in family considered murder-suicide

Jul. 11, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

HOUGHTON LAKE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the shooting deaths of four members of a mid-Michigan family as a murder-suicide. Around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Roscommon County sheriff's deputies responded to a Houghton Lake residence after two people reported they had found...