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Student dead, ex-student arrested in stabbing after HS game

Sep. 18, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

LaGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A 16-year-old student was fatally stabbed Friday night after a high school football game near Poughkeepsie, New York, authorities said. The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office said a former student, 18-year-old Nestor A. Ortiz-Ocampo, was...

Nevada court: Inmate no longer eligible for death penalty

Sep. 18, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada death row inmate convicted in the 1980 robbery-killing of a man for $2 is no longer eligible for capitol punishment and must be resentenced, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled. The Nevada justices ruled Thursday that a New York court's recent...

1 suspect arrested in fatal Lawrence shooting of Wichita man

Sep. 18, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence police have arrested one suspect in the shooting death of a 21-year-old Wichita man near the University of Kansas campus and are looking for a second suspect. Police spokesman Patrick Compton said in an email that 18-year-old Javier...

Jailed murder suspect dies of apparent heart attack

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man jailed in a deadly Topeka shooting has died of what officials are describing as an apparent heart attack. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Marshall Stewart IV was 38. He pronounced dead at 5:35 p.m. Thursday after he was taken from the...

Third suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 3-year-old boy

Sep. 18, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A third suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a 3-year-old North Carolina boy in his home. The Charlotte Observer reports that Kaleb Lawrence, 21, turned himself in Saturday at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office in the killing of...

Woman gets 75 years in prison for killing boyfriend's son

Sep. 18, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman accused of resenting a boyfriend's 4-year-old son was sentenced to 75 years in prison for killing the boy. Lesli Jett was portrayed as a selfish drug abuser who didn't like being at the East Peoria home with Tate Thurman. The boy had...

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 35 years in Maryland slaying

Sep. 18, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for his role in a violent street gang prosecutors said preyed on the Hispanic community in Annapolis over a two-year period. The Capital Gazette reports that Moises Alexis...

Alabama man arrested in fatal shooting at Mississippi casino

Sep. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An early Saturday shooting at a Mississippi casino has left one person dead and another in custody, Biloxi Police said. It happened around 12:30 a.m. inside the Golden Nugget Casino. Police said they received a number of 911 calls about a man...

Man convicted of first-degree murder in girlfriend's death

Sep. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found in his sport-utility vehicle in northeastern Pennsylvania three years ago. Jurors in Luzerne County who heard three days of testimony took only...

Iowa man sentenced to life for killing roommate with machete

Sep. 18, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — An 57-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing his roommate during a fight over the cost of a video game. David Sean Hunter, of Ames, was sentenced Friday for first-degree murder in the November 2019 death of...