Latest Homicide News

2nd suspect charged with murder in NYPD friendly fire death

Feb. 16, 2019 7:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A second suspect has been charged with murder in the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective. Police announced charges of murder, robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon on Saturday against 25-year-old Jagger Freeman. Police believe Freeman acted as the lookout...

Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn't have owned

Feb. 16, 2019 6:42 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he was about to lose. Right after learning Friday...

Des Moines police identify victim in city's latest homicide

Feb. 16, 2019 6:25 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police have released the identity of a man whose body was found outside an apartment building. Police said Saturday in a news release that the body of 38-year-old Gabriel Boettger was found on the ground on the city's south side around 6:40 a.m. Saturday. Police have not...

Mother indicted in death of infant son

Feb. 16, 2019 3:37 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A 25-year-old Alabama mother has been charged with murder in the death of her infant son last year. Al.com reports Lakendra Yashekia Williams, of Tuscaloosa, was booked Thursday into the Tuscaloosa County Jail after a grand jury indicted her on charges of murder and aggravated...

Missouri woman gets prison in fatal abuse of infant son

Feb. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri mother who did nothing to protect her infant from fatal abuse at the hands of her boyfriend has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 22-year-old Megan Hendricks, of Wentzville, was sentenced Friday. She had pleaded guilty in...

Des Moines woman found guilty in man's 2017 stabbing death

Feb. 16, 2019 2:58 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines woman accused of trying to pin a murder on an innocent man has been found guilty of second-degree murder and other counts in the case. The Des Moines Register reports that 54-year-old Helen Jeanette Frazier was convicted Friday of the murder count, as well as two counts...

Man convicted, sentenced for death of toddler

Feb. 16, 2019 2:49 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 20-year-old man whose girlfriend's young niece died in his care has been sentenced to at least 15 years in an Ohio prison. Cleveland.com reports a jury in Cleveland on Friday convicted 20-year-old Tariq Debardeleben of murder, felonious assault and endangering children in the August 2017...

Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor's race

Feb. 16, 2019 1:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Reform is not a concept usually embraced by Chicago politicians known for their patronage, but after corruption charges were filed against a powerful alderman and a court got involved in overseeing the city's troubled police department, the word is now on the lips of the 14 candidates...

Trial in Missoula basement killings delayed by

Feb. 16, 2019 12:44 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The trial of a woman charged in the deaths of two people whose dismembered bodies were found in tubs of chemicals in a basement is being pushed back. One of Tiffanie Pierce's lawyers, Brian Smith, said during a hearing Friday that she has rejected plea deals offered by prosecutors....

Police investigate deaths of Kauai couple found on beaches

Feb. 16, 2019 12:36 PM EST

WAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — Kauai police have opened a homicide investigation after finding the bodies of a recently married couple on separate beaches. It's not clear how the two died. Tia Obrero of Koloa was found on Kitchens Beach at around 6 a.m. Thursday. Preliminary evidence indicated the 26-yar-old may...