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FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Mass., stands during his arraignment in district court in Springfield, Mass. Zhukovskyy, is charged in the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a fiery June 21 collision on a rural highway in Randolph, N.H. A trial is scheduled for November 2020. A defense motion seeking a bail hearing, filed Friday, March 27, 2020 and made public Tuesday, March 31, said the state recently disclosed a report from an independent accident reconstruction firm, which shows the state police initial assessment

Lawyers list drugs in driver's system in motorcycle deaths

Apr. 7, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A truck driver charged in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists had fentanyl, morphine and a chemical found in cocaine in his system that day, and told authorities he often would take drugs before starting work, prosecutors said in a document made public Tuesday. The morning of the...

New Mexico Supreme Court upholds homicide conviction ruling

Apr. 7, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a ruling convicting an Alamogordo man of fatally shooting his ex-wife and her boyfriend in 2015. Terrick Thompkins, 39, was convicted in May 2018 of first-degree murder after fatally shooting Jessica Thompkins, 30, and her boyfriend Phillip...

Man heading to trial in shooting outside motel that killed 1

Apr. 7, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A man is heading to trial in a shooting outside a Pennsylvania motel last month that killed one man and wounded another after what authorities allege was a drug deal. Tyler Elian Gonzalez-Inthiphan, 19, waived his preliminary hearing in Lancaster County on Monday on homicide,...

Girl, 5, fatally shot, sibling hurt in Jacksonville shooting

Apr. 7, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 5-year-old Florida girl has died after being shot in the head by a bullet fired during a gun battle over money, sheriff's officials said. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams confirmed the girl's death in a Tuesday morning news conference. She and her family were inside their car...

Man pleads guilty, sentenced in Jefferson City murder

Apr. 7, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to killing a man and wounding a woman in February 2019. Austin Corrigan, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the killing of Clifton Withers 63, and the...

Not guilty plea entered for Utica man in stabbing death

Apr. 7, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

SEWARD, Neb. (AP) — A Utica man charged in the New Year’s Day stabbing death of a Lincoln man will stand trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge. The plea was entered last week in Seward County District Court for Donnie Polcyn Jr., 27, by his attorney, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. Polcyn...

Trial of ex-astronaut charged in fatal crash set for June

Apr. 7, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The trial of a former NASA astronaut charged in a car crash that killed two girls in 2016 is now scheduled to begin in June. Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge Allen May issued an order Monday setting James Halsell’s reckless murder trial for June 8. In-person courthouse...

Man died of gunshot wound to neck in police shooting

Apr. 7, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An autopsy shows that a man in a confrontation with police died from a gunshot wound to the neck and that the manner of death is a homicide, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said Tuesday. Carl Manning, 62, of Manchester, died in the officer-involved shooting on Sunday,...

German court proposes ending trial over fatal music festival

Apr. 7, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday proposed ending a criminal trial resulting from a fatal mass panic at the 2010 Love Parade techno music festival, citing questions over when the proceedings could resume in light of the coronavirus pandemic. German news agency dpa reported that the Duisburg state...

This undated photo provided by the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office shows Corrie Wallace. Authorities in Louisiana said Wallace kidnapped a woman and fatally shot her when she escaped. He was charged Monday, April 6, 2020, with first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Ja'Riel Sam. (St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)

Sheriff: Louisiana man kills kidnapped woman after escape

Apr. 7, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man turned himself in Monday after police said he kidnapped and killed a woman, shooting her in the head when she escaped. Corrie Wallace, 37, was arrested Monday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Ja’Riel Sam, news outlets reported. St....