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Judge considers motion to bar execution in cookout slayings

Dec. 18, 2018 1:45 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge said he will "seriously" consider a motion to bar the death penalty in the case of two men accused of killing five people and an unborn baby at a Pennsylvania cookout. Cheron Shelton, 31, and Robert Thomas, 30, are charged in the March 2016 killings in Pittsburgh's Wilkinsburg...

Police: Officers save infant after dad said he drowned her

Dec. 18, 2018 1:05 PM EST

GREENWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri officers saved the life of a 6-month-old girl whose father walked into their police station and said he had just drowned his daughter, authorities say. Greenwood police Chief Greg Hallgrimson and Cpl. Tom Calhoun rushed to a pond where the man said he had drowned his...

Juvenile convict's life term stands after parole added

Dec. 18, 2018 1:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court says a life prison sentence for a man who was a teenager when he participated in a murderous stickup is constitutional because he now has a chance to earn parole. The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled Sethy Tony Seam's new sentence for felony murder...

Connecticut town grieves after boy kills sister, injures mom

Dec. 18, 2018 11:54 AM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut community is reeling after authorities say a boy killed his sister and seriously wounded his mother in a stabbing. West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor released a statement from the family involved in Monday's altercation. Authorities have not identified the family....

Couple accused of allowing baby to starve to death

Dec. 18, 2018 11:21 AM EST

CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. (AP) — The parents of an eastern Missouri infant who died earlier this year are accused of allowing the child to starve to death. Kanaan Compton was born on Christmas Eve 2017 and died on Feb. 10. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and weighed 5 pounds when he died. The St. Louis...

Woman charged with killing husband, hiding body in car trunk

Dec. 18, 2018 11:04 AM EST

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) — An eastern woman has been charged with killing her husband and hiding his body in a car trunk. The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills reports that 41-year-old Susan Armantrout, of Farmington, was charged Monday with first-degree murder and other charges in the death of...

Alabama mall shooting suspect seeks lower bond

Dec. 18, 2018 10:20 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting that led to a police killing of a black man in a crowded Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving is asking a judge to lower his bond. An attorney for 20-year-old Erron Brown has filed a request to reduce his bail from $125,000 to $60,000. A motion filed...

Girlfriend who reported accidental shooting charged in death

Dec. 18, 2018 9:26 AM EST

HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri woman who reported that her boyfriend was shot accidentally has been charged in his death. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Crystal Lee Denson, of House Springs, was charged Monday with second-degree murder in the death of 49-year-old Robert Williams....

Security firm with guards facing murder charges may close

Dec. 18, 2018 9:00 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas security company says it may go out of business because of licensing problems that began when two of its employees were charged with fatally shooting a man outside a Missouri bar. The Kansas City Star reports that the latest blow to Overland Park, Kansas-based Force One...

Thai police say sunken ship failed to meet design standards

Dec. 18, 2018 6:45 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand say their investigations found that a boat that sank in July in rough weather off Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket, killing 47 Chinese tourists, didn't meet regulatory standards. The July 5 sinking of the Phoenix was one of Thailand's worst recent...