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Texas executes inmate for fatally shooting 3 teens in 1998

Feb. 08, 2023 20:34 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago was executed on Wednesday, the sixth inmate to be put to death in the U.S. this year and the second in as many days. John Balentine, 54, whose...

Minnesota woman convicted of killing 6-year-old son

Feb. 08, 2023 20:01 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman who asked a store clerk for ammunition that would “blow the biggest hole" was found guilty Wednesday of fatally shooting her 6-year-old son just 10 days after regaining full custody of him, in a case that raised questions about the conduct of child welfare...

Paralegal angry by Alex Murdaugh theft, knew he loved family

Feb. 08, 2023 16:51 PM EST

Alex Murdaugh's paralegal testified Wednesday at his double murder trial about the betrayal she felt when she discovered he lied and manipulated to steal millions of dollars from clients. But Annette Griswold also told jurors Murdaugh was a dedicated family man so distraught after...

2 Indiana men could face life in prison in teen's 1975 death

Feb. 08, 2023 15:52 PM EST

ALBION, Ind. (AP) — A judge told two Indiana men Wednesday that they could face life in prison if they're convicted in the slaying of a 17-year-old girl who was found dead in a river nearly a half-century ago. Fred Bandy Jr., 67, of Goshen and John Wayne Lehman, 67, of Auburn were...

Rwandan driver fined after guilty plea for reporter's death

Feb. 08, 2023 09:32 AM EST

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A driver whose car hit and killed a Rwandan investigative journalist has pled guilty and has been fined by a court. Moise Emmanuel Bagirishya was fined $920 for involuntary manslaughter, three weeks after the crash which killed John William Ntwali. ...

Russia seeks lengthy prison term for ex-governor

Feb. 08, 2023 07:16 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Wednesday requested a lengthy prison term for a former regional governor who is standing trial on murder charges and whose arrest two years ago prompted weeks-long mass protests. The prosecutor has asked a court in the Moscow region to sentence...

Today in History: FEB 8, Mary, Queen of Scots beheaded

Feb. 08, 2023 00:10 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2023. There are 332 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 8, 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a...

13 Memphis officers could be disciplined in Nichols case

Feb. 07, 2023 23:08 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Thirteen Memphis officers could end up being disciplined in connection with the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, officials said Tuesday, as city council members expressed frustration during a meeting with the police and fire chiefs for not moving quickly on policy reforms...

Missouri man who killed 4 executed despite innocence claims

Feb. 07, 2023 19:59 PM EST

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of killing his live-in girlfriend and her three young children was executed Tuesday despite his claims that he was in another state when the killings occurred. Raheem Taylor, 58, was the third Missouri inmate put to death since...

Faith leaders urge independent review of Alabama executions

Feb. 07, 2023 19:32 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — More than 170 pastors and other faith leaders on Tuesday urged Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to authorize an independent review of execution procedures, as Oklahoma and Tennessee did after a series of failed lethal injections in those states. The group applauded...