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Montana man accused of fatally beating 5-year-old girl

Jun. 19, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A southern Montana man accused of beating a 5-year-old girl to death has been charged with deliberate homicide and aggravated assault. The Billings Gazette reports 34-year-old Bridger Boyd was charged in Big Horn County District Court after the girl died Monday. Boyd and his wife...

Feds seek death penalty against Alaska man in 2016 deaths

Jun. 19, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a 32-year-old Alaska man charged with crimes that resulted in the deaths of two people. Prosecutors filed a notice Tuesday to seek the death penalty against John Pearl Smith II if he's convicted of federal drug trafficking and...

Storms, flooding lead to 2 Wisconsin deaths, 1 in Michigan

Jun. 19, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have attributed two deaths in Wisconsin and one in Michigan to storms and flooding. The Sawyer County Sheriff's Department says severe thunderstorms in Wisconsin toppled a large oak tree onto a camper Sunday on Lake Chetac, killing a man inside and leaving a woman and two...

Innocent teen sentenced to life is freed after 40 years

Jun. 19, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Monroe man jailed for life for murder is free for the first time in his adult life. Innocence Project New Orleans and Louisiana Center for Children's Rights, in a news release, said Gerald Manning — now 59 — Tuesday walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at...

Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

Jun. 19, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for slain rapper XXXTentacion said Tuesday that detectives believe he was fatally shot in a random robbery while likely planning to buy a motorcycle at an upscale shop near a residential neighborhood in South Florida. Attorney David Bogenschutz said investigators...

Mom faces 2nd-degree murder charge in infant's hot car death

Jun. 19, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman has been charged with second-degree murder after authorities say her infant son was left for an unknown amount of time in a hot car parked outside her home. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell announced that charge Tuesday against 28-year-old Elizabeth...

Man charged with shooting that killed 1 in north Mississippi

Jun. 19, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder following a deadly shooting in northern Mississippi. Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider tells WTVA-TV that David Tidwell Jr. was arrested shortly after the Saturday shooting, which killed Mario Price. Price was found lying in the middle of a main...

Woman shot to death in Snohomish-area home, man arrested

Jun. 19, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say 45-year-old woman was shot to death northeast of Seattle in her Snohomish-area home and a man believed to be her husband has been arrested. The Seattle Times reports a man called 911 around 9 p.m. Monday and reported that someone had been hurt in his home and "just...

Man gets 35 ½ years in prison for killing mother in Phoenix

Jun. 19, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Flagstaff man arrested for killing his mother by nearly decapitating her with a kitchen knife at a Phoenix apartment has been sentenced to 35 ½ years in prison. Maricopa County prosecutors say 32-year-old Marlow Chiquito received a 25-year prison term Tuesday for second-degree murder...

Mob boss trial has brought closure, victim's family says

Jun. 19, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The family of a nightclub owner that a former New England Mafia boss is charged with killing said Tuesday the trial has provided the closure they have been seeking for more than two decades. Steven DiSarro's family released a statement after jurors finished their first day of deliberations in...