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Man sentenced after father-in-law dies in drug test scam

Apr. 21, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to prison after his father-in-law died while taking methadone to help the younger man cheat on a drug test. Justin Jones was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the 2017 death of 47-year-old Eric Everts....

Man arrested on murder charges in woman's hacking death

Apr. 21, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man is facing murder charges in connection with the death of a woman found nearly decapitated in a Brooklyn apartment. The New York Police Department announced the arrest of Jerry Brown, 34, of Brooklyn, early Sunday. He also faces an attempted murder charge in connection...

Judge declines to suppress man's confession in 2017 murder

Apr. 21, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge has declined to suppress a man's murder confession, rejecting his attorney's arguments that it should be thrown out because his client was high when police interviewed him. Twenty-year-old James Freeman is charged with murder in Deandr'e Willingham's fatal October...

Home improvement contractor charged with manslaughter

Apr. 21, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The owner of a home improvement company charged with manslaughter following the death of a worker is set for a court hearing. The Portland Press Herald reports the arraignment of Saco-based contractor, Shawn D. Purvis, is scheduled for May 20 at Portland Unified Criminal Court....

Texas town reflects on dragging death ahead of execution

Apr. 21, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

JASPER, Texas (AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community's history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing him. The 1998...

Evidence sought to exonerate man convicted in 1986 slaying

Apr. 21, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

The headline was deceivingly simple: "Fisherman finds body." The few paragraphs beneath that summed up the gruesome murder of 25-year-old Donna Perry could tell nothing of the decades of grief, hundreds of pages of court documents and seemingly endless questions that would follow. After 32 years behind bars, the...

New Hampshire police say Laconia man victim of a homicide

Apr. 21, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire law enforcement authorities say the death of a 57-year-old Laconia man has been ruled a homicide. The body of Wilfred Guzman, Sr. was found inside his home on Friday. An autopsy determined Guzman died of blunt and sharp force injury to the head. The investigation into the...

Woman convicted of child abuse now advocating for prevention

Apr. 21, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — After serving time in prison for child abuse related to the death of her son, a Saginaw woman is now speaking out against child abuse and domestic violence. Mio Campbell served four years and nine months behind bars for second-degree child abuse before being released on Dec. 4, 2018....

New evidence gets mistrial in Montana senator's nephew death

Apr. 20, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The discovery of new evidence prompted a judge to declare a mistrial in the prosecution of a Spokane man charged with killing the nephew of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana in a sword attack, a newspaper reported. Court records show a sheriff's detective found a text message in the...

1-year-old boy killed in possible accidental shooting

Apr. 20, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in Cleveland say a 1-year-old boy has been killed in what they say may have been an accidental shooting. Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia says officers were called to the home at 6:20 p.m. Saturday for a shooting involving a small child. The boy was taken to a...