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Texas inmate faces execution for fatally stabbing 2 brothers

Sep. 27, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate faces execution Tuesday evening for fatally stabbing two Houston area brothers during a robbery in their home more than 30 years ago. Rick Rhoades was condemned for the September 1991 killings of Charles Allen, 31, and Bradley Allen, 33....

Father, son charged in 3 Southern California killings

Sep. 27, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man and his father in connection with three slayings in Southern California between 2014 and 2018. Anthony Velasquez, 31, was charged Monday with three counts of murder along with allegations that he personally used a...

2 children shot at south Phoenix home; Police detain mother

Sep. 27, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A 24-year-old woman has been detained by police after two of her children were shot in their south Phoenix home Monday, police said. Phoenix police said a 2-year-old girl was later pronounced dead at a hospital while a 6-year-old boy remained in critical...

Man convicted in 1999 ranger killing dies in Oregon prison

Sep. 27, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 75-year-old man died Monday in hospice care at the Oregon State Penitentiary while serving a life sentence without parole for the kidnapping and shooting of two Oregon park rangers in 1999, officials said. Corrections officials did not specify Larry...

FBI: 2020 homicides up nearly 30%, largest 1-year jump ever

Sep. 27, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homicides in the U.S. in 2020 increased nearly 30% over the previous year, the largest one-year jump since the FBI began keeping records, according to figures released Monday by the agency. Homicides and non-negligent manslaughters climbed an estimated...

Accused California theater shooter enters insanity plea

Sep. 27, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting two young people inside a Southern California movie theater last July has pleaded not guilty, and not guilty by reason of insanity, to two counts of murder. Joseph Jimenez, 20, did not speak during Monday's...

LA sheriff’s deputy accidentally opens fire in courtroom

Sep. 27, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy accidentally fired a gun inside a courtroom last month, potentially injuring a colleague and prompting an internal investigation, officials said. The Sheriff’s Department confirmed in a statement that the...

Deputy shoots, kills person in Portland suburb traffic stop

Sep. 27, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. (AP) — A Clackamas County deputy shot and killed a person during a traffic stop in the Portland suburb of Happy Valley early Monday. The sheriff’s office said a deputy initiated the traffic stop around 2 a.m. near Southeast 145th Avenue and...

Teen dies after becoming unresponsive while being restrained

Sep. 27, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 17-year-old who became unresponsive while being restrained at a Kansas juvenile facility died two days later at a hospital, authorities said. The teen was taken into custody Friday by Wichita police on suspicion of three counts of battery on a law...

3 dead, several hurt in 3 Chattanooga shootings on same day

Sep. 27, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Three people died and several others were wounded during three separate shootings in Chattanooga on the same day, police said. Officers found two women dead and four others injured when responding to a report about 10:45 p.m. Saturday,...