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Jury seated for Arizona murder case against US airman

Sep. 22, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Opening statements in the case of a U.S. Air Force airman charged in the shooting death of a Mennonite woman are scheduled to start Friday. Mark Gooch, 22, faces up to life in prison if he is convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in...

California man convicted for role in Montana deputy's death

Sep. 22, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A California man who, along with his son, went on a “suicide mission” involving law enforcement officers, has been convicted for his role in the death of a Montana sheriff’s deputy and for shots fired at two other officers during a pursuit. ...

Grand jury formally charges Florida man in family slaying

Sep. 22, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of massacring a Florida family under the delusion that they were child sex traffickers has been formally charged with four counts of first-degree murder. Court documents show a grand jury's 22-count indictment was filed Tuesday...

2 men convicted in 2016 death of federal witness in Arkansas

Sep. 22, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two men have convicted of conspiring to kill a federal witness in Arkansas in 2016. A federal jury deliberated for about 6 1/2 hours before delivering the verdicts Tuesday against Donald Smith, 37, of Malvern, and Samuel...

Airman on trial in Arizona in death of Mennonite woman

Sep. 21, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Sasha Krause was a devout Mennonite woman, often immersed in books, who easily quoted scripture and occasionally taught Sunday school before her body was found in a forest clearing in northern Arizona. Mark Gooch was raised in a Mennonite...

Prosecutor: Georgia inmate plotted escape that left 2 dead

Sep. 20, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — The trial of Georgia inmate facing the death penalty for the slayings of two prison guards opened Monday with a prosecutor saying the inmate was the mastermind of a deadly escape plan, while a defense attorney insisted his client had no clue a fellow prisoner would kill...

Judge says he'll toss some of ex-mayor's fraud convictions

Sep. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday said he planned to toss several convictions against the Massachusetts mayor elected at just 23 years old who was found guilty by jurors of bilking investors and extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses. ...

Grand jury indicts ex-lawmaker in alleged kickback scheme

Sep. 20, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former high-ranking Democratic state legislator and Albuquerque public school administrator has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of racketeering, money laundering, fraud and ethics violations in connection with an alleged kickback scheme, prosecutors said...

A second mistrial for Georgia man accused of rape

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A second mistrial has been ordered for a Georgia man charged with raping and sodomizing a woman in her apartment in April 2018. Alex Michael Mosby, 30, of Athens, was on trial in Clarke County Superior Court when the jury deadlocked Thursday at six...

Grand jury indicts boyfriend in death of Shakopee woman

Sep. 18, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a man on first-degree murder charges in the gruesome death of his girlfriend in Shakopee. The Star Tribune reports the jury indicted Alexis Saborit, 42, on Friday in the death of his longtime girlfriend America Mafalda...