Latest Assault and battery News

Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

Jun. 24, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only to find herself...

Minnesota man to be sentenced for 1983 rape, homicide

Jun. 24, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man whose conviction for the 1983 rape and killing of a Minneapolis teenager was made possible by DNA evidence is being sentenced Tuesday. A Hennepin County judge last month found 64-year-old Darrell Rea guilty of the death of 17-year-old Laurie Mesedahl, whose body was found...

South Dakota judge weighs execution for 27-year-old homicide

Jun. 24, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to set an execution date for a man convicted of stabbing a former co-worker to death 27 years ago during a burglary at a doughnut shop. The South Dakota Attorney General's Office argued in a recent court filing that Charles...

Memorial service Thursday for slain Sacramento officer

Jun. 23, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Memorial services for a Sacramento police officer killed in the line of duty will be held Thursday. Rookie Officer Tara O'Sullivan, 26, will be honored at the Bayside Church's Adventure Campus in Roseville, California, according to Sacramento police. O'Sullivan was fatally shot...

Police: Officer shot in ambush had no chance of survival

Jun. 22, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A rookie Sacramento police officer who died during a domestic violence call was ambushed by a gunman and had no chance of surviving after she was shot, police said. The disclosure came late Friday amid criticism that it took police 45 minutes to get to 26-year-old rookie Officer...

Fellow SEALs say chief shot girl and old man in Iraq

Jun. 21, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two Navy SEALs testified Friday that their platoon chief gunned down a young girl and an old man in Iraq in 2017 from his sniper's perch, though neither witnessed him pulling the trigger. The SEALs said shots came from the tower where Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher was posted...

Georgia kicks WR Holloman off team after assault allegation

Jun. 21, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has dismissed junior receiver Jeremiah Holloman from the football team after university police investigated an allegation that he punched and choked his girlfriend. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of April 22, 2018, after the G-Day spring game. It was reported to...

Closing arguments Monday in Chinese scholar's slaying trial

Jun. 21, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers rested their cases Friday in the trial of a former University of Illinois student who could get the federal death penalty if convicted of killing a scholar from China. Brendt Christensen told a judge that he understood his right to testify but would...

The Latest: Closing arguments next in scholar's murder trial

Jun. 21, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man who could get the federal death penalty if convicted of killing an international scholar who was studying at the University of Illinois: (all times local): 4 p.m. A judge has set closing arguments for Monday after a former University of Illinois student...

Lawsuit: Inmate had free weekends, made acid attack on wife

Jun. 21, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

A Mississippi sheriff repeatedly freed a woman's abusive husband from jail on weekends, and the man tried to run her over, beat her unconscious and then drenched her body with sulfuric acid, the woman says in a lawsuit. Felicia Robinson suffered multiple second- and third-degree burns in last year's acid attack,...