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Sentencing delayed for man convicted of killing family

Jan. 17, 2020 9:40 PM EST

Sentencing was delayed Friday for a man convicted of killing a family of four and burying their bodies in the California desert after the defendant made a lengthy, unsuccessful bid to fire his attorney and have his conviction thrown out. San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Michael Smith was scheduled to sentence...

North Carolina charged in death of infant son

Jan. 17, 2020 9:31 PM EST

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his infant son, authorities said. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said on Friday that Brandon Scott McDaniel, 20, sought medical care for the baby on Monday, at which time he was charged with felony...

The Virginia state Capitol building is surrounded by fencing, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Richmond, Va., in preparation for Monday's rally by gun rights advocates. Gun-rights groups are asking a judge to block the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday, Jan. 15, announced a state of emergency and banned all weapons from the rally at the Capitol.  (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia's highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally

Jan. 17, 2020 9:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highest court on Friday upheld a ban on firearms at an upcoming pro-gun rally in the state's capital, an event that authorities feared could erupt in violence at the hands of armed extremists. The Virginia Supreme Court's decision came a day after gun-rights groups sued to...

US couple found dead in Tijuana, son-in-law charged

Jan. 17, 2020 9:00 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A United States couple missing for a week in Tijuana were found Friday buried on the property of one of their homes in this border city, Mexican authorities said. Baja California state prosecutor Hirán Sánchez said the bodies of María Teresa López, 65, and...

Colorado teen sentenced to 30 years in Xbox killing

Jan. 17, 2020 8:33 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday for fatally shooting a man while trying to steal an Xbox he had arranged to buy. Brigham Yahir Mendez was charged as an adult in the 2018 shooting of Jacob Michael Clymer, 32, and pleaded guilty in October to...

Fairbanks man charged in death of woman in vacant apartment

Jan. 17, 2020 8:26 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks man killed his girlfriend in the apartment they shared and moved her body to a vacant unit across a hallway in the same building, according to state prosecutors. Eric Rustad, 39, is charged with first-degree murder, evidence tampering and misconduct with a corpse in the...

This photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office shows Cedric Berry. Berry was one of two men accused of kidnapping and killing 28-year-old Monique Baugh from Maple Grove, a northwestern Minneapolis suburb, in a rental truck. Berry, 41, was charged earlier this month with second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and kidnapping. ( Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Woman accused of luring slain real estate agent to her death

Jan. 17, 2020 6:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who had worked as a probation officer is accused of luring a real estate agent to a Minnesota house before the agent was kidnapped and killed on New Year's Eve, prosecutors alleged Friday. Elsa Segura, 28, of Fridley, was charged Friday in Hennepin County court with one count of...

With governor's reprieve, man released after murder-for-hire

Jan. 17, 2020 6:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was serving a life sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire plot in Tennessee is out of prison and on parole after the former governor granted him a reprieve. Jeremy Ingram was released from Morgan County Correctional Complex on Friday, according Tennessee Department of...

Man arrested in death of 78-year-old man in Wisconsin

Jan. 17, 2020 6:11 PM EST

COLFAX, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in the beating death of a 78-year-old man in western Wisconsin, the Dunn County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Sheriff's authorities arrested the 51-year-old man on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Edward Styer of rural...

This undated photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows Robert Leamon. A Cass County, Mich., judge said he will order a new sentence for Leamon, who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1993 death of Rebecca Stowe. They were teenagers at the time. Leamon, has been in jail or prison for more than 20 years and is currently serving a no-parole sentence. The new sentence will give him an opportunity for release.(Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

Michigan juvenile lifer to get new sentence in girl's death

Jan. 17, 2020 4:49 PM EST

CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (AP) — A judge set aside a life sentence for a man who was convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend when they were teenagers and burying her body in southwestern Michigan. The decision Monday by a Cass County judge means Robert Leamon, 43, will get a new sentence and a chance for...