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Body of Armenia's ex-security chief found shot in the head

Jan. 17, 2020 3:05 PM EST

Armenian authorities say the former chief of the nation's top security agency has been found dead with a gunshot wound to the head. Armenia's Investigative Committee said the body of 38-year-old Georgi Kutoian was discovered Friday in an apartment on the outskirts of the Armenian capital, Yerevan. The committee...

Wyoming governor requests funding for suicide call center

Jan. 16, 2020 4:25 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has recommended providing $400,000 to fund an in-state call center for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Gordon changed course on the issue after initially rejecting the request. Wyoming is the only state that lacks a local call center for the national...

Roswell police: Crime suspect killed himself during search

Jan. 16, 2020 8:37 AM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A crime suspect who allegedly fired at Rowsell police later fatally shot himself while he was the subject of a search, the Police Department said. The man fired at least once at one or more officers who responded to a report of an aggravated assault Wednesday night at or near Roswell...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, R-Pocahontas, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. A woman charged with killing the former Arkansas state lawmaker faces new charges alleging that she asked fellow inmates to kill the victim's ex-husband. Authorities on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2019, charged Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell with two counts of criminal solicitation to commit capital murder and two counts of criminal solicitation to commit tampering with physical evidence. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

Woman charged in former lawmaker's death faces new charges

Jan. 14, 2020 4:57 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A woman charged with killing a former Arkansas state lawmaker faced new charges Tuesday alleging that she asked fellow inmates to kill the victim's ex-husband. Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell, who has pleaded not guilty to capital murder in the killing of former state Sen. Linda Collins,...

Woman, man died in apparent murder-suicide in Gillette

Jan. 14, 2020 4:38 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in northeastern Wyoming, police said. Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson said a relative found their bodies late Friday morning. An investigation indicated Richard Massman shot Felicity Sjostrom with a...

Coroner: Woman apparently killed ex-husband, then herself

Jan. 14, 2020 12:19 PM EST

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A woman apparently shot and killed her ex-husband before turning the weapon on herself in their home, authorities said. Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees said Lee Dill, 33, and Brittany Dill, 33, both died of single gunshot wounds to the head, and the woman's wound was...

Death of Rhode Island prisoner under investigation

Jan. 14, 2020 11:31 AM EST

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police are investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at the state prison over the weekend. Shawn Riddick, 29, who was serving a year-long sentence for carrying a gun without a permit, was found unresponsive in his single cell at the medium security facility at...

Deaths of couple found in condo unit ruled a murder-suicide

Jan. 14, 2020 11:05 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The deaths of a former police officer and his wife have been ruled a murder-suicide, according to Connecticut officials. Police found the bodies of Eric Jones, 54, and LaRhonda Jones, 48, in a Waterbury condo on Nov. 21 after the woman's sister and employer became concerned when she...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Michelle Carter, center, arrives for a parole hearing in Natick, Mass. The state's highest court upheld Carter's 2017 involuntary manslaughter conviction in the suicide death of her despondent boyfriend, to whom she had sent insistent text messages urging him to take his own life. The state Parole Board also denied her request for early release. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Supreme Court rejects appeal in texting suicide case

Jan. 13, 2020 4:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself. Michelle Carter is serving a 15-month sentence after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of her boyfriend, Conrad...

Man who wanted to return to prison kills himself

Jan. 10, 2020 10:47 PM EST

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A man who said he committed a crime so he could return to a Michigan prison apparently killed himself in a 40-foot plunge, officials said. Mark Wilson, 59, died Wednesday at Egeler Reception & Guidance Center, where inmates typically are housed before getting a prison assignment,...