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In this Dec. 2, 2019, file photo, law enforcement officers search Morningside Park along Manhattan's Upper West Side neighborhood in New York after an 18-year-old Barnard College freshman, identified as Tessa Majors, was fatally stabbed during an armed robbery in the park. One of the three teenagers charged in the stabbing death of the college student in New York pleaded guilty Wednesday, June 3, 2020, to robbery. The teen had been arrested just days after the Dec. 11 killing of Majors in and initially faced a murder charge before pleading to robbery. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Teen pleads guilty to robbery in NYC college student death

Jun. 3, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the three teenagers charged in the stabbing death of a college student in New York pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbery. The teen had been arrested just days after the Dec. 11 killing of 18-year-old Tessa Majors in a Manhattan park, and initially faced a murder charge before pleading...

19-year-old accused of stealing 34 guns from pawn shop

Jun. 3, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 19-year-old man is facing federal charges accusing him of stealing nearly three dozen semi-automatic weapons from a St. Louis County pawn shop. The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis on Wednesday announced a federal complaint accusing Devante Coffie of Valley Park of stealing 32...

A woman holds a sign as protesters gather in Sydney, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, to support the cause of U.S. protests over the death of George Floyd and urged their own governments to address racism and police violence. Floyd died last week after he was pinned to the pavement by a white police officer who put his knee on the handcuffed black man's neck until he stopped breathing. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australia police reject comparison to US over teen's arrest

Jun. 3, 2020 5:15 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police on Wednesday rejected comparisons to the U.S. after an indigenous teenager was injured while being arrested in Sydney, though a government leader said it raised questions about race relations and the teen's family called for the officer involved to be charged. A...

Missouri teen charged in fatal shooting at convenience store

May. 20, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri teenager has been charged with second-degree murder after a fatal shooting outside a convenience store in Jackson County. Camryn Wilkins, 17, of Independence, turned himself into Jackson County authorities Tuesday after he was charged in the death of Jason Juszczyk at a...

Suspect in Toronto sword slaying also charged with terrorism

May. 19, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A teenager accused of stabbing a woman to death at a Toronto massage parlor was charged with terrorism Tuesday after police said they uncovered evidence the attack was inspired by an online community of sexually frustrated men. The 17-year-old was originally charged with first-degree murder...

In this Thursday, May 7, 2020, photo, provided by the Port City Daily, high school senior Dameon Shepard, right, his mother, Monica Shepard, and their attorney Jim Lea, left, pose for a photo at the Shepard's home in the Rocky Point area of Pender County, in North Carolina. New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy Jordan Kita faces criminal charges after authorities say he led a group of people to the wrong location, the Shepards' home, in a search for a missing girl. Kita has also been fired. (Mark Darrough/Port City Daily via AP)

Lawyer: Deputy led armed group to black teen's home

May. 9, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in North Carolina is facing criminal charges after authorities said he led a group of armed people to the wrong home in a search for a missing girl. New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David said Friday that Jordan Kita, who worked in the New Hanover...

South Dakota teen admits to fatally shooting Wyoming girl

May. 7, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager admitted Thursday that he fatally shot a Wyoming girl during an argument last fall. The 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for killing Shayna Ritthaler, a 16-year-old from Upton, Wyoming. “We got into an argument and then I shot...

South Dakota teen to plead guilty in Wyoming girl's killing

May. 4, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager plans to plead guilty to manslaughter in the death of a 16-year-old Wyoming girl whose body was found in his basement last fall, attorneys said. The 17-year-old defendant originally was charged as an adult with alternative counts of first- and second-degree...

St. Louis County officer charged in death of girl hit by car

Apr. 29, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County police officer who struck and killed a 12-year-old girl with his patrol SUV was charged Wednesday with second-degree involuntary manslaughter. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said Officer Preston Marquart was charged in the death of Akeelah Jackson after...

FILE - In this March 12, 2018 file photo Gabriel Parker appears in Marshall County Circuit Court at the Marshall County Judicial Building in Benton, Ky. Parker, in a plea agreement, pleaded guilty, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in connection to the 2018 Marshall County High School shooting. (Ryan Hermens/The Paducah Sun via AP)

Teen pleads guilty to 2018 Kentucky school shooting

Apr. 28, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A teen charged in the 2018 Kentucky school shooting that killed two students has pleaded guilty to murder. Gabriel Ross Parker was 15 when he fired a handgun into a crowd of students before classes started at Marshall County High School on Jan. 23, 2018. Parker was arrested at the...