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Woman who helped man who killed his fiancee gets 3 years

Jan. 28, 2020 2:27 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A woman who was having an affair with a Colorado man and helped him after he beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison. Krystal Lee, 33, acknowledged in February 2019 that she helped clean up the bloody crime scene after Patrick...

Police: Officer fatally shoots handcuffed man in cruiser

Jan. 28, 2020 2:24 PM EST

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Authorities are investigating why a police officer in Maryland shot and killed a handcuffed man in the front passenger seat of a police cruiser. The deadly shooting occurred Monday night during an apparent struggle inside the cruiser after Prince George's County police officers...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2019, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse to be resentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. Jerry Sandusky's legal effort to have his decadeslong child molestation sentence reduced will be the subject of a hearing Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in a Pennsylvania courtroom. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Judge rejects Sandusky's latest request for shorter sentence

Jan. 28, 2020 2:19 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge flatly rejected Jerry Sandusky's latest request to have his 30- to 60-year child molestation sentence reduced during a brief hearing Tuesday. Judge Maureen Skerda said she purposely fashioned the prison term to have an impact on the former Penn State assistant football coach...

Conflicting reports on status of man accused of killing wife

Jan. 28, 2020 2:06 PM EST

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with murdering his estranged and missing wife attempted suicide Tuesday, according to multiple reports. There were conflicting reports about whether he survived. A dispatcher from the Farmington police said officers had responded to Fotis Dulos' home but...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Connecticut State Police officers lead Fotis Dulos, center, from the State Police barracks to a waiting car in Bridgeport, Conn. He was arrested at his home in Farmington and charged he murdered his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, who went missing in May 2019. Multiple news outlets reported Tuesday, Jan. 28, that Fotis Dulos was found dead, citing unnamed sources.  (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann, File)

STORY REMOVED: US--Missing Mother

Jan. 28, 2020 2:02 PM EST
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about Fotis Dulos, a man accused of killing his estranged wife. AP will publish a corrected version of the story.
This booking photo provided by the Oakland County, Mich., Sheriff's Office shows Derrick Mitchell Decoste.  Decoste was booked Monday, Jan. 27, 2020  at the Clark County Detention Center pending a court appearance on armed robbery and murder charges in the shooting death of former priest John Capparelli. (Oakland County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Suspect in ex-priest's slaying sent to Vegas to face charges

Jan. 28, 2020 1:30 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspect in the killing of a former priest has been returned to Las Vegas from Michigan to face robbery and murder charges. Records show that Derrick Mitchell Decoste, 26, was booked Monday in the Clark County jail pending a court appearance in the March 2019 shooting death of former...

Life sentence for crash that killed linemen after hurricane

Jan. 28, 2020 1:04 PM EST

CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say was high on drugs when his pickup truck fatally struck three utility workers in the Florida Panhandle as they were repairing power lines after Hurricane Michael was sentenced Monday to life in prison. John Goedtke, 38, had pleaded no contest last week to three...

Indiana woman appealing conviction in fatal school bus crash

Jan. 28, 2020 12:59 PM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman convicted in a crash that killed three children who were crossing a highway to board a school bus is appealing her conviction, contending that the tragedy was “just an accident and not a crime," her attorney said Tuesday. A notice of appeal was filed Jan. 17...

In this courtroom sketch, defendant Harvey Weinstein, far left, listens, as Assistant District Attorney Megan Hast, standing before the bench second from right, gestures while witness Mimi Haleyi, far right, holds a microphone during Haleyi's testimony in Weinstein's sexual misconduct and rape trial, Monday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York. Supreme Court Judge James Burke, above, is shown seated between two flags. Haleyi testified Monday that weeks after arriving in New York to work for one of his shows, she found herself fighting in vain as the once-revered showbiz honcho pushed her onto a bed and sexually assaulted her, undeterred by her kicks and pleas of,

Weinstein trial moves swiftly with more accusers on deck

Jan. 28, 2020 12:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's trial is moving at a faster pace than predicted, with three more of his accusers expected to testify before the end of the week . A secondary witness took the stand Tuesday as part of the prosecution's effort to corroborate Mimi Haleyi's earlier testimony, where she...

Myon Burrell, convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table, stands for a photograph at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Stillwater, Minn. A growing number of legal experts, community leaders and civil rights activists are concerned that Burrell may have been wrongly convicted, as there was no gun, fingerprints or hard evidence to implicate him. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Did Klobuchar help send an innocent teen away for life?

Jan. 28, 2020 11:56 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar. Standing in the glare of television lights at a Democratic presidential debate last fall, she was asked about her years as a top Minnesota prosecutor and allegations she was not committed to racial justice. “That’s not my...