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Judge orders psych evaluation for Illinois man charged in 4 killings

Apr. 15, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a northern Illinois man charged with killing four people and injuring seven others by stabbing, beating and driving over them. Winnebago County Judge Debra Schafer ordered the evaluation for Christian Soto...

Paris Hilton backs California bill to bring more transparency to youth treatment facilities

Apr. 15, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paris Hilton joined California state lawmakers Monday to push for legislation aimed at cracking down on the industry that cares for troubled teens by requiring more transparency from youth treatment facilities. The bill supported by the Hilton Hotel...

After the remains of a missing boy are found inside a Buffalo home, the focus shifts to how he died

Apr. 15, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a 12-year-old boy who went missing in 2020 have been found inside a Buffalo house, and the death is being investigated as a homicide, police said Monday. Jaylen Griffin was last seen on Aug. 4, 2020, when he left his East Buffalo home for a...

Retrial underway for ex-corrections officer charged in Ohio inmate's death

Apr. 15, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Jury selection has started in the retrial of a former corrections officer charged in the death of an inmate at a county jail in northern Ohio. Mark Cooper faces a reckless homicide charge and two counts of involuntary manslaughter. The charges stem from...

Horrified worshippers watch online and in person as a bishop is stabbed at a church in Sydney

Apr. 15, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Horrified worshippers watched online and in person as a 15-year-old boy stabbed a bishop and a priest during a church service in Sydney on Monday evening before the congregation overpowered him, police said. A crowd of hundreds seeking revenge gathered outside the...

4 family members plead not guilty in abduction and abuse of a malnourished Iowa teen

Apr. 15, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Four members of a rural Iowa family have pleaded not guilty in the abduction and abuse of an 18-year-old relative who had allegedly showed up at a hospital so badly beaten that his brain was bleeding and so malnourished that he weighed just 70 pounds (32 kilograms),...

Gun supervisor for ‘Rust’ movie gets 18 months in prison for fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on set

Apr. 15, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie weapons supervisor was sentenced to 18 months in prison in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film “Rust,” during a hearing Monday in which tearful family members and friends gave testimonials that included calls for...

Ex-youth center worker testifies that top bosses would never take kids' word over staff

Apr. 15, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A man who oversaw staff training and investigations at New Hampshire’s youth detention center testified Monday that top-level administrators sided with staff against residents, while lower-level workers wanted to punish kids for speaking up. Virgil Bossom...

Bureau of Prisons to close California women's prison where inmates have been subjected to sex abuse

Apr. 15, 2024 16:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The beleaguered federal Bureau of Prisons said Monday it will close a women's prison in California known as the “rape club” despite attempts to reform the troubled facility after an Associated Press investigation exposed rampant staff-on-inmate sexual abuse. ...

Retrial scheduled in former Ohio deputy’s murder case

Apr. 15, 2024 14:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The retrial of a former Ohio sheriff’s deputy who was charged with murder in the killing of a 23-year-old Black man is scheduled for this fall. The Oct. 31 trial date for Jason Meade, who is white, was confirmed during a status conference held Monday by...