Latest Assault and battery News

Slain US student texted friend about roommate's threat

Dec. 14, 2018 6:41 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An American psychology student who was fatally stabbed in her Netherlands apartment had texted a friend in the U.S. six days before her death, saying her roommate threatened to kill three people. Sarah Papenheim, 21, told her friend she was going to have to go to police. The friend, who...

Sheriff disputes injuries black man suffered in beating

Dec. 14, 2018 5:31 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's office is disputing the extent of the injuries suffered by a black man beaten by a white officer while handcuffed earlier this month. An attorney for 25-year-old Charles Toney said in a phone interview Friday that hospital records prove Toney suffered a...

The Latest: Slain US student told friend of roommate threat

Dec. 14, 2018 5:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an American student who was stabbed in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam (all times local): 4 p.m. An American psychology student who was fatally stabbed in her apartment in the Netherlands had texted a friend last week, saying her roommate threatened to kill three people....

Montana man pleads guilty to killing 2, putting them in acid

Dec. 14, 2018 5:06 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man pleaded guilty Friday to stabbing two people to death, including a teenage girl, dismembering their bodies and then trying to dissolve them in tubs filled with acid in the basement of a home. Augustus Standingrock's plea was part of a deal with prosecutors, who will...

Ex-Chicago officer's sentencing date set in McDonald murder

Dec. 14, 2018 3:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has set a Jan. 18 sentencing date for a white former Chicago police officer convicted of murder in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. A jury in October found Jason VanDyke guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery for the 2014 shooting....

Fallen officer shot repeatedly; wounded police dog 'stable'

Dec. 14, 2018 2:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia police officer gunned down after a traffic stop and foot chase east of Atlanta was shot multiple times by an assailant who also opened fire on a police dog named Indi, who is in stable condition, state officials said Friday afternoon. The slain lawman was identified as DeKalb...

Woman run over at McDonalds by man who snatched her purse

Dec. 14, 2018 11:08 AM EST

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have jailed a man who they say snatched a handbag from an elderly woman at McDonald's and then ran her over in the parking a lot. The Okeechobee Police Department said Friday that Charles Stratton is being held on $40,000 bond on charges of aggravated battery,...

4 high school students arrested over wrestling team hazing

Dec. 14, 2018 7:19 AM EST

ELMER, N.J. (AP) — Four New Jersey high school students have been arrested in connection with a hazing incident involving the school wrestling team. Investigators say they are accused of stripping the victim in a shower area of Arthur P. Schalick High School in Elmer, restraining the victim and threatening...

3 women stabbed in German city, unclear if attacks linked

Dec. 14, 2018 5:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Three women have been stabbed and wounded in the German city of Nuremberg, police said Friday as they investigated whether the incidents were connected. There was no immediate word on what weapon was used in Thursday evening's attacks. Police said there was no indication of any link to...

Florida man executed for fatally stabbing woman in 1992

Dec. 13, 2018 11:41 PM EST

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of the fatal stabbing and beating death of a woman in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago was executed Thursday night in Florida. Jose Antonio Jimenez, 55, received a lethal injection and was pronounced dead at 9:48 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke. He was sentenced to...