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Congregants grapple with church shooter once their colleague

May. 25, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Minister Joey Spann watched Friday as 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing one person and wounding seven others when he sprayed Spann's church and its congregants with bullets in 2017. It was hard for Spann to recognize in Samson the...

AP Explains: Corruption trial against Argentina's Fernández

May. 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández and her current presidential running mate Alberto Fernández launch their campaign Saturday with a political rally on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Cristina Fernández recently surprised many when she announced that...

Jury finds man guilty of murder in Tennessee church shooting

May. 24, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Friday found a man guilty of first-degree murder in a shooting at a Nashville church two years ago that left a woman dead and seven wounded. Jurors deliberated less than five hours before delivering the verdict against Emanuel Kidega Samson. He was found guilty on all 43...

Illinois man found guilty in teen's 1992 strangulation death

May. 24, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 76-year-old man has been convicted in the 1992 strangulation death of an Illinois teenager. Robert Serritella, of Park Ridge, was found guilty Thursday on two counts of first degree murder in the killing of 15-year-old David Chereck, of Skokie. The teen was found strangled with a scarf in...

Witnesses: Self-help guru's sexual exploits destroyed family

May. 24, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of a close-knit family from Mexico ventured to upstate New York in the early 2000s to seek enlightenment from self-help guru Keith Raniere. They got something much darker. Prosecutors say Raniere sexually exploited three sisters in the family and confined one of them for two years...

Trial of Navy SEAL accused of killing prisoner set for June

May. 24, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The court martial of a SEAL accused of killing an Islamic state prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017 is scheduled to start June 10. Navy spokesman Brian O'Rourke says the trial should last about two weeks. It had been scheduled to start Tuesday, but that date was pushed back after the...

Jury for gruesome slaying case to come from central Indiana

May. 24, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The jury for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body will come from suburban Indianapolis. Clark County prosecutors and attorneys for 38-year-old Joseph Oberhansley have agreed they'll pick jury members from among Hamilton County...

Suspect found guilty in police officer's 2010 shooting death

May. 23, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who bragged about killing an off-duty Chicago police officer during an armed robbery was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder. Antwon Carter, flanked by sheriff's deputies, shuffled calmly out of Cook County Circuit Court after he was convicted of the 2010 murder of Officer...

Tokyo-Vegas investment chief gets 50 years in huge scheme

May. 23, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former head of a Tokyo and Las Vegas investment firm was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme that ranks among the largest-ever fraud cases in the U.S. Defendant Edwin...

Brazil military court frees soldiers pending killing trial

May. 23, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A top Brazilian military court ordered on Thursday that nine soldiers be released while they await trial in an April shooting that killed two people in Rio de Janeiro, an incident that caused national outrage. Brazil's Superior Military Tribunal ruled the nine suspects should leave...