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Alabama man gets life for killing relative over lawn dispute

May. 24, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A 75-year-old Alabama man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his brother-in-law over a dispute that started over lawn care. The Montgomery Advertiser reports Joseph H. Huffman was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted last month of murder in the 2017 death of...

Man who abducted girl, killed her parents to be sentenced

May. 24, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin man who admitted kidnapping a 13-year-old girl after killing her parents is due to be sentenced. Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson is facing life in prison when he's sentenced Friday in Barron County Circuit Court. He admitted kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her...

Jury returns to deliberate in Tennessee church shooting case

May. 24, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors in Tennessee are deliberating the fate of a black man who killed a woman and wounded seven people at a Nashville church in apparent revenge for the racist massacre of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. Twenty-seven-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson is charged...

Man arrested in Mexico will face Iowa fatal assault charges

May. 24, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested a man in Mexico on charges related to the July 2018 death of a man in Sioux City. The Sioux City Journal reports police in Mexico arrested Ray Avila on Monday in Jalisco, Mexico. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault causing injury in the...

Cambodian court upholds life sentence for critic's killer

May. 24, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a life prison term given to a man convicted of murdering a prominent government critic. The court rejected the appeal of Oeut Ang for a reduction in his sentence for shooting dead political analyst Kem Ley at a convenience store in the...

Man charged in crash that killed Memphis police officer

May. 24, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted in a fatal crash that authorities say killed a police officer who as driving home from work. Shelby County prosecutors said Thursday that Marquell Griffin has been charged with vehicular homicide while intoxicated and other offenses in the crash that...

Prosecutors ID 4 DC men accused of killing 10-year-old girl

May. 24, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have released the identities of four men they say gunned down a 10-year-old girl who was on her way to get ice cream. An indictment unsealed Thursday names Gregory Taylor, Qujuan Thomas, and Antonio and Isaiah Murchison as the gunmen. Authorities say they're still...

Florence man convicted of manslaughter in 2013 shooting

May. 24, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The son of a Florence police officer has been convicted of manslaughter in the 2013 death of a friend during a homecoming party. A Pinal County Superior Court jury found 32-year-old Andrew Salazar guilty on Wednesday. Prosecutors were seeking to convict Salazar on a charge of...

Man arrested in fatal shooting outside a Phoenix restaurant

May. 23, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting of a man outside a fast-food restaurant earlier this month. They say 24-year-old Lawrence Harrell is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder and armed robbery in the death of Willis Owens. Harrell and the 32-year-old...

Suspect found guilty in police officer's 2010 shooting death

May. 23, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who bragged about killing an off-duty Chicago police officer during an armed robbery was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder. Antwon Carter, flanked by sheriff's deputies, shuffled calmly out of Cook County Circuit Court after he was convicted of the 2010 murder of Officer...