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Man charged with manslaughter in Indiana road rage beating

Aug. 14, 2018 6:31 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A 27-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a 60-year-old man died of cardiac arrest after being beaten in an apparent road rage attack in northeastern Indiana. An arrest warrant was issued Monday for Brandon M. Cook, who was at large. The Journal Gazette...

Abbot's murder in desert monastery shocks Egypt's Christians

Aug. 14, 2018 2:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — It reads like a murder mystery set in an exotic locale: an abbot found dead in a desert monastery; a monk defrocked and arrested; another held by police and hospitalized after trying to kill himself — or did his fellow monks stage a revenge attack? The killing of Bishop Epiphanius, who...

Court date set for man charged in videotaped fatal shooting

Aug. 14, 2018 1:36 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Markeis McGlockton's father knows the manslaughter case against the man accused of killing his unarmed son outside a Florida convenience store will take months, possibly years. He's talked to others who have been in a similar position — notably, the family of slain...

Washington state man sentenced for girlfriend's death

Aug. 14, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Bremerton man accused of strangling his girlfriend was sentenced to nearly six years in prison. The Kitsap Sun reports 59-year-old Richard Heller was sentenced Monday in Kitsap County Superior Court after pleading guilty in July to second-degree manslaughter in the death of...

The Latest: Details about Denver boy's death released

Aug. 13, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a 7-year-old boy whose body was found hidden in an east Denver home (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Investigators say a Denver teenager facing charges in the death of her 7-year-old nephew told them she was upset with the boy because he lay on her bed and refused to leave her room...

Jury deliberates on life or death for Jordanian immigrant

Aug. 13, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A jury in Texas has begun deliberating whether a Jordanian immigrant convicted in what prosecutors describe as two "honor killings" will receive a death sentence or life in prison without parole. The Harris County jury began deliberations Monday in the penalty phase of Ali Mahwood-Awad...

Suspect in fatal warehouse fire says he can't get fair trial

Aug. 13, 2018 10:24 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man who saw his agreement with prosecutors rejected by a judge last week after already pleading no contest in the deaths of 36 people in a California warehouse fire said Monday it is now impossible for him to get a fair trial in Oakland. "How am I going to find a jury that hasn't...

Milwaukee police shoot, kill man on city's south side

Aug. 13, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police have shot and killed a 48-year-old man on the city's south side. Police Chief Alfonso Morales says officers were following up Monday afternoon on a suspect who fled from them earlier in the day. Officers conducted a traffic stop, and Morales says the Milwaukee man got out...

The Latest: Family of shooting victim pleased with charge

Aug. 13, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white Florida man (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Family members of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed at a Florida convenience store say they are pleased the suspect was charged with manslaughter. On Monday, prosecutors...

Police: Phoenix man arrested, accused of killing his husband

Aug. 13, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a man has been arrested in connection with the death of his husband. They say 24-year-old Yacoub Aranda is jailed on a $250,000 bond on suspicion of first-degree murder. Authorities say 22-year-old Andrew Aranda suffered severe head trauma and allegedly was beaten to...