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Woman charged as accessory in 2001 killing near Missouri bar

Jan. 28, 2020 2:41 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 53-year-old woman has admitted to detectives that she was a willing participant in the killing of a man whose body was found outside a Missouri bar 18 years ago, officials said. Tabatha Carter is jailed without bond in Miller County, Missouri, on charges of being an accessory to...

Woman who helped man who killed his fiancee gets 3 years

Jan. 28, 2020 2:27 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A woman who was having an affair with a Colorado man and helped him after he beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison. Krystal Lee, 33, acknowledged in February 2019 that she helped clean up the bloody crime scene after Patrick...

Police: Officer fatally shoots handcuffed man in cruiser

Jan. 28, 2020 2:24 PM EST

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Authorities are investigating why a police officer in Maryland shot and killed a handcuffed man in the front passenger seat of a police cruiser. The deadly shooting occurred Monday night during an apparent struggle inside the cruiser after Prince George's County police officers...

Mississippi upholds life without parole for 4 killings

Jan. 28, 2020 2:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal from a man convicted of killing four of his relatives when he was a teenager. Steven McGilberry was 16 when he used a baseball bat to bludgeon his stepfather, half-sister, mother and 3-year-old nephew to death at the...

Mississippi man who shot at deputies wounded by return fire

Jan. 28, 2020 2:21 PM EST

KILN, Miss. (AP) — A man who was wounded during a shootout with deputies in Mississippi was flown to a hospital on Monday night for his injuries, a sheriff's office confirmed. Hancock County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home in Kiln around 7 p.m. for a disturbance call, Chief Deputy Jeremy...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2019, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse to be resentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. Jerry Sandusky's legal effort to have his decadeslong child molestation sentence reduced will be the subject of a hearing Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in a Pennsylvania courtroom. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Judge rejects Sandusky's latest request for shorter sentence

Jan. 28, 2020 2:19 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge flatly rejected Jerry Sandusky's latest request to have his 30- to 60-year child molestation sentence reduced during a brief hearing Tuesday. Judge Maureen Skerda said she purposely fashioned the prison term to have an impact on the former Penn State assistant football coach...

Conflicting reports on status of man accused of killing wife

Jan. 28, 2020 2:06 PM EST

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with murdering his estranged and missing wife attempted suicide Tuesday, according to multiple reports. There were conflicting reports about whether he survived. A dispatcher from the Farmington police said officers had responded to Fotis Dulos' home but...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Connecticut State Police officers lead Fotis Dulos, center, from the State Police barracks to a waiting car in Bridgeport, Conn. He was arrested at his home in Farmington and charged he murdered his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, who went missing in May 2019. Multiple news outlets reported Tuesday, Jan. 28, that Fotis Dulos was found dead, citing unnamed sources.  (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann, File)

STORY REMOVED: US--Missing Mother

Jan. 28, 2020 2:02 PM EST
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about Fotis Dulos, a man accused of killing his estranged wife. AP will publish a corrected version of the story.

Police: 1 of 2 men shot in Springfield dies

Jan. 28, 2020 1:56 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — One of two people shot in Springfield on Monday has died, police said. Two men were found shot on Union Street just after 9 p.m. Monday. Both were taken to Baystate Medical Center where one of them died on Tuesday, Springfield police spokesman Ryan Walsh said. The other victim's...

This booking photo provided by the Oakland County, Mich., Sheriff's Office shows Derrick Mitchell Decoste.  Decoste was booked Monday, Jan. 27, 2020  at the Clark County Detention Center pending a court appearance on armed robbery and murder charges in the shooting death of former priest John Capparelli. (Oakland County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Suspect in ex-priest's slaying sent to Vegas to face charges

Jan. 28, 2020 1:30 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspect in the killing of a former priest has been returned to Las Vegas from Michigan to face robbery and murder charges. Records show that Derrick Mitchell Decoste, 26, was booked Monday in the Clark County jail pending a court appearance in the March 2019 shooting death of former...