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Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally

Aug. 21, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — A man from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally has confessed to kidnapping college student Mollie Tibbetts while she was running in her small Iowa hometown, killing her and dumping her body in a cornfield, authorities said Tuesday. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, was arrested and...

The Latest: Suspect worked at farm tied to Republican farmer

Aug. 21, 2018 10:17 PM EDT

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on an arrest and charges in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The immigrant from Mexico charged in the kidnapping and murder of an Iowa college student worked at a dairy farm owned by the family of a prominent state Republican...

The Latest: Trump avoids mention of Manafort, Cohen at rally

Aug. 21, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has avoided mention of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen at a campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia. The closest reference on Tuesday...

Texas man charged with fatally stabbing 16-month-old son

Aug. 21, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A father was charged with capital murder Tuesday after police said he stabbed his 16-month-old son at a Dallas-area apartment complex. Blair Ness, 27, is charged in the death of his toddler son, Ashton Ness. Authorities said the father was shot in the leg by a neighbor trying to stop the...

Father of slain Colorado woman sobs, seethes in courtroom

Aug. 21, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Frank Rzucek Sr. leaned forward in a Colorado courtroom, weeping with his face in his hands as his son-in-law, just feet away, was told Tuesday he could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Rzucek's daughter and two granddaughters. Collecting himself, Rzucek glared as...

Serial killer says 2 more victims buried in South Carolina

Aug. 21, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina serial killer already serving life in prison for seven slayings told authorities he has two additional victims buried near an interstate, a sheriff said Tuesday. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said investigators are bringing Todd Kohlhepp to the county to...

70-year-old arrested in Colorado prosecutor's murder dies

Aug. 21, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A 70-year-old man has died while awaiting trial in the murder of a Colorado prosecutor, according to authorities. Robert Williams was arrested last August, more than 18 years after police found Rebecca Bartee dead in the bathtub of her apartment. The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office says...

Golden State Killer trial to be held in Northern California

Aug. 21, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former police officer suspected of being one of California's most elusive serial killers will face a trial in Sacramento County on more than two dozen charges, including 13 murder counts, prosecutors said Tuesday. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, is suspected of being the so-called...

Police: Man in the U.S. illegally charged with murder in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts

Aug. 21, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Police: Man in the U.S. illegally charged with murder in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts.

Man who beat his brother to death with hammer sentenced

Aug. 21, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting that he beat his brother to death with a hammer. Keandre Washington, of Northwoods, was sentenced Monday for second-degree murder and armed criminal action. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch report s Washington, who was 17...