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Oklahoma police lieutenant indicted on murder charge

Nov. 22, 2019 3:08 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma grand jury has indicted a police lieutenant on a second-degree murder charge, alleging he wasn’t justified in firing about 60 shots at a road-rage suspect. The grand jury found 40-year-old John Mitchell engaged in “imminently dangerous conduct” when he...

Alabama jury convicts officer of manslaughter in shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 2:26 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury on Friday found a white police officer guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in 2016. Jurors returned the verdict against Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith on the lesser charge for the shooting death of 58-year-old Gregory Gunn,...

Woman charged in boyfriend's suicide pleads not guilty

Nov. 22, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student pleaded not guilty Friday in her first court appearance on charges that she encouraged her boyfriend to take his own life in what prosecutors described as a toxic and abusive relationship. Inyoung You, 21, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in...

Fall 2020 trial set for woman accused of killing ex-senator

Nov. 22, 2019 1:55 PM EST

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — A judge has set a fall 2020 trial date for a woman charged with killing a former Arkansas state lawmaker who was found dead outside her home. Jonesboro television station KAIT report s that the judge on Friday scheduled Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell’s trial to begin Oct. 19....

Maltese police search yacht amid journalist slaying probe

Nov. 22, 2019 11:51 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese police on Friday searched the yacht of a prominent local businessman who is being questioned about the car-bomb slaying of an investigative journalist as the victim’s family presses authorities to find out who ordered the attack. Police searched Yorgen Fenech’s...

Ivory Coast arrests 2 of EU’s most wanted criminals

Nov. 22, 2019 11:49 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Authorities in Ivory Coast say they have arrested two of Europe’s most wanted criminals who were sentenced to life for the murder of a British national in Belgium in 1996. The national gendarmerie in a statement said Jean-Claude Lacote and Hilde van Acker were arrested in...

Judge concludes Illinois man innocent in 1999 fatal shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 11:09 AM EST

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A judge has concluded that an Illinois man who spent nearly 20 years behind bars wasn’t guilty of a crime in the fatal shooting that sent him to prison. The Chicago Tribune reports Kankakee County Judge Michael Sabol granted Terrence Haynes a certificate of innocence Thursday...

Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of teen girls

Nov. 22, 2019 10:58 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — One of eight people charged in connection with the fatal shooting of two 16-year-old girls in central Kentucky has pleaded guilty. WKYT-TV reports Ronnie Ellis pleaded guilty Thursday in Clark Circuit Court to two counts of murder, wanton endangerment and tampering with evidence....

French women demand action amid high domestic violence rate

Nov. 22, 2019 10:24 AM EST

LES MUREAUX, France (AP) — Sylvia. Dalila. Aminata. Céline. Julie. Their names are plastered on buildings and headlines across France, calling attention to their shared fate: Each was killed, allegedly by a current or former partner this year. More than 130 women have died from domestic violence this...

Attorney: Teen charged in 90 mph crash to plead insanity

Nov. 22, 2019 8:25 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The attorney for a Louisiana teenager who told authorities God instructed him to end his life, so he crashed his car into another driver says his client intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The Advocate reports 18-year-old Jack Jordan was indicted this month on a...