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Closing arguments set in trial of University of Arizona grad student accused of killing a professor

May. 19, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday in the trial of a former University of Arizona graduate student accused of killing a professor on campus two years ago. Murad Dervish, 48, faces seven felony charges including first degree murder in the death of Thomas...

Arizona man sentenced to natural life in prison for the 2017 death of his wife, who was buried alive

May. 19, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2017 death of his wife, who was buried alive in a hand-dug grave near their home, authorities said. Seven years after the murder, David Pagniano decided to plead...

Slovak prime minister's condition remains serious but prognosis positive after assassination bid

May. 19, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

BANSKA BYSTRICA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s populist prime minister, Robert Fico, remained in serious condition on Sunday but has been given a positive prognosis four days after he was shot multiple times in an assassination attempt that has sent shockwaves across the deeply polarized European...

Sentencing trial set to begin for Florida man who executed 5 women at a bank in 2019

May. 19, 2024 01:31 AM EDT

Zephen Xaver walked into a central Florida bank in 2019, fatally shot five women and then called police to tell them what he did. Now 12 jurors will decide whether the 27-year-old former prison guard trainee is sentenced to death or life without parole. Jury selection is scheduled...

As killings surge, Haitians struggle to bury loved ones and find closure in violent capital

May. 19, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dressed in black and white, the crowd of angry teenagers squeezed into a narrow street in Haiti’s capital. They stopped in front of a cemetery and hoisted a coffin onto their shoulders, tears rolling down some faces. “Viv Ansanm manje...

Man acquitted in 2016 killing of pregnant woman and her boyfriend at a Topeka apartment

May. 18, 2024 13:21 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 41-year-old man has been acquitted in the 2016 killing of a pregnant woman and her boyfriend at a Topeka apartment. The jury's verdict of not guilty Friday in the capital murder and rape case against Yanez Sanford was met with an angry outcry from the slain...

A man investigated in the deaths of women in northwest Oregon has been indicted in 3 killings

May. 17, 2024 21:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who has been under investigation in the deaths of four women whose bodies were found scattered across northwest Oregon last year has been indicted in two of those killings — as well as in the death of a woman whose body was found in Washington state. A...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave few pardons before rushing to clear Army officer who killed a protester

May. 17, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In issuing a full pardon to a former Army sergeant convicted of murder in the shooting death of an armed Black Lives Matter protestor, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pushed a limited executive power to its absolute limit to get a desired outcome in a politically charged...

A man investigated in the deaths of women in northwest Oregon has been indicted in 3 killings

May. 17, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who has been under investigation in the deaths of four women whose bodies were found scattered across northwest Oregon last year has been indicted in two of those killings — as well as in the death of a woman whose body was found in Washington state. A...

Man who sought revenge for a stolen phone pleads guilty to fire that killed a Senegalese family of 5

May. 17, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man pleaded guilty to murder charges on Friday for starting a 2020 house fire that killed five members of a Senegalese family out of misplaced revenge for a stolen iPhone that he mistakenly tracked to the house. Kevin Bui, now 20, was a teenager at the time...