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Nicaraguan judge sentences man to 30 years in NY killing

Nov. 15, 2019 9:12 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Nicaraguan judge sentenced a man to 30 years behind bars in the killing of a young nursing student in upstate New York, a district attorney in the state said Friday. The trial of Orlando Tercero in the 2018 killing of Haley Anderson marked an exceedingly rare legal proceeding in which...

Sheriff calls deadly shooting at Airbnb rental a ‘bloodbath’

Nov. 15, 2019 9:04 PM EST

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are calling a shooting that left five dead during a Halloween party at an Airbnb rental a “bloodbath,” where several partygoers were armed and some showed up looking for trouble. Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston said Friday...

Trump intervenes in military justice cases, grants pardons

Nov. 15, 2019 8:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and a former Army lieutenant convicted of murder for ordering his men to fire upon three Afghans, killing two, the White House announced late...

Motive a mystery in fatal California school shooting

Nov. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy planned the attack that killed two students and wounded three others at a Southern California high school, but investigators were so far unable to find out why he brought a gun to campus and opened fire, authorities said Friday. After more than 40 interviews...

Convicted felon arrested in fatal shooting in Petersburg

Nov. 15, 2019 7:33 PM EST

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a Petersburg felon convicted last year of robbery has been arrested in a fatal shooting. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Petersburg police said in a news release that a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force apprehended 20-year-old Marvin Wilkins Jr. on...

Kentucky detectives make arrest in 1978 rape case

Nov. 15, 2019 7:28 PM EST

PARK HILLS, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say they’ve arrested a man who raped a woman in 1978 and who may be responsible for other crimes. News outlets report 77-year-old Michael Dean Tate was charged Thursday with rape, sodomy and kidnapping. In October 1978, a woman told Park Hills police...

Florida man gets 8 years for fatal hate-crime attack

Nov. 15, 2019 7:22 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in the hate-crime beating death of a Guatemalan man. The Palm Beach Post reports that 22-year-old Jesse Harris pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated battery while committing...

Texas appeals court blocks inmate Rodney Reed’s execution

Nov. 15, 2019 7:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ top criminal appeals court on Friday halted the scheduled execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidence that his supporters say raises serious doubt about his guilt. The stay of execution by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals came just...

Grocery manager fatally shot, police arrest fired worker

Nov. 15, 2019 6:45 PM EST

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was recently fired from a specialty foods store entered the business and fatally shot a manager there. Camilo Santiago-Santiago, of Woodburn, was arrested Friday morning after a standoff with police and faces charges of murder and being a felon in...

Real estate heiress who posted $35M bail acquitted of murder

Nov. 15, 2019 6:21 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area real estate heiress who was under house arrest on $35 million bail for more than two years plans to reconnect with her children and visit family in China after a jury acquitted her of killing the father of her kids, her attorney said Friday. After deliberating...