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Mexican police investigate a man as a possible serial killer after finding bones and a saw

Apr. 20, 2024 03:48 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City police said late Friday they are investigating a murder suspect as a possible serial killer after bones, a saw, blood and the ID cards of missing women were found at rooms he rented. Mexico City prosecutors did not identify the suspect by name, but...

What we know about the shooting of an Uber driver in Ohio and the scam surrounding it

Apr. 19, 2024 19:49 PM EDT

It was a common scam that ended with an uncommon outcome, tragically in an Ohio driveway. William J. Brock fatally shot an Uber driver because he wrongly assumed she was part of a scheme to extract $12,000 in supposed bond money for a relative, authorities said this week. Lo-Letha...

South Africa man convicted in deaths of 2 Alaska Native women faces revocation of U.S. citizenship

Apr. 19, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal prosecutors want to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a South Africa man convicted of killing two Alaska Native women for allegedly lying on his naturalization application for saying he had neither killed nor hurt anyone. Brian Steven Smith, 52, was...

Ex-Philadelphia police officer pleads guilty in shooting death of 12-year-old boy

Apr. 19, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fired Philadelphia police officer pleaded guilty Friday to murder in the shooting of a fleeing 12-year-old boy, who prosecutors have said was on the ground and unarmed when the officer fired the fatal shot. Edsaul Mendoza also pleaded guilty to possession of...

Former resident of New Hampshire youth center describes difficult aftermath of abuse

Apr. 19, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A man who says he was beaten and raped as a teen at New Hampshire's youth detention center testified Friday that he both tried to take his own life and plotted to kill his abusers years later before speaking up. David Meehan, who spent three years at the...

Clippers fined $25,000 by NBA for violating league injury reporting rules

Apr. 19, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers were fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for violating league injury reporting rules. The team failed to accurately disclose the availability status of Paul George, Norman Powell and Russell Westbrook before its game against Houston last...

An Alabama prison warden is arrested on drug charges

Apr. 19, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — The warden of an Alabama prison was arrested Friday on drug charges, officials with the state prison system confirmed. Chadwick Crabtree, the warden at Limestone Correctional Facility, was charged with the manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of...

Man who won primary election while charged with murder convicted on lesser charge

Apr. 19, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man who won a primary election for a township board position while charged with killing his estranged wife has been found guilty of the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. A Boone County jury convicted Andrew Wilhoite, 41, of Lebanon on...

10-year-old boy confesses to fatally shooting a man in his sleep 2 years ago, Texas authorities say

Apr. 19, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 10-year-old boy has confessed to an unsolved killing in Texas, telling investigators that he shot a man he did not know while the victim slept, authorities said Friday. The boy, who was just shy of his eighth birthday when the man was shot two years ago, has...

Michael Porter Jr.'s younger brother, Coban, sentenced to 6 years in prison for fatal DUI crash

Apr. 19, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former University of Denver basketball player Coban Porter, the younger brother of Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr., was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for killing a 42-year-old woman in a drunken driving crash last year. Denver District Court Judge...