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DNA leads to charges for inmate in 1980 Boston rape, killing

Dec. 12, 2019 11:08 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man already serving life in prison now faces charges in connection with the rape and killing of a woman in a Boston hotel room nearly 40 years ago, Massachusetts prosecutors said Thursday. A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Steven Fike on rape and first-degree murder charges in the March...

Çourt: Automatic transfer of some teens to adult court OK

Dec. 11, 2019 6:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana law that automatically transfers 15-year-old suspects to adult court if they are indicted by a grand jury for certain violent crimes was upheld Wednesday by the state's Supreme Court. The 4-3 ruling came in the case of a suspect who had just turned 15 when he was accused of...

House leader: 'Nothing has changed' with status of lawmaker

Dec. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The leader of the Michigan House said Wednesday that an indicted lawmaker will continue to have no committee assignments or staff under his watch after a jury acquitted him of lying to the FBI and deadlocked on attempted extortion and bribery charges. A spokesman for House Speaker Lee...

Tennessee music producer indicted on child sex charges

Dec. 11, 2019 12:04 PM EST

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee music producer has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting two children. Samuel Sylvester, 50, was indicted Friday by a Williamson County grand jury on seven counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, seven counts of sexual battery by an authority figure,...

Tennessee deputy indicted on 44 counts including rape

Dec. 11, 2019 11:01 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's deputy at the center of multiple lawsuits has been indicted on 44 counts including rape, sexual battery, oppression and extortion. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond told news outlets he was notified on Tuesday that a grand jury had indicted Deputy Daniel...

Pakistani radical cleric indicted in terror financing case

Dec. 11, 2019 6:04 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Wednesday indicted a radical cleric wanted by Washington for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks and four of his associates on terror financing charges. Hafiz Saeed and the four other suspects pleaded not guilty when a judge read charges against them in a...

Federal prison employee indicted in Florida dogfighting ring

Dec. 11, 2019 4:17 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal prison employee has been indicted in connection with a large-scale dogfighting operation that involved more than 100 dogs, the U.S. Attorney for Northern Florida announced on Tuesday. Prison employee Decarlise Chapman joined Jermaine Terrell Hadley and Leonard Safford,...

Former CHP officer charged with receiving child pornography

Dec. 10, 2019 6:00 PM EST

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A former California Highway Patrol officer from Redding is charged with receiving child pornography while serving as an officer and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento said. Timothy Allen Horwath, 50, allegedly received videos...

US charges: Mexico ex-security chief took bribes from cartel

Dec. 10, 2019 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's former top security chief has been indicted in New York City on charges he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes from kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's notorious Sinaloa cartel to let it operate with impunity in Mexico. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, was charged in federal court in...

Tennessee woman accused of sex trafficking an 18-year-old

Dec. 9, 2019 5:26 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Tennessee woman was indicted Monday on human trafficking charges after authorities accused her of coercing an 18-year-old into prostitution. Savannah Elizabeth Gribanow, 26, was indicted in Fayette County, Kentucky, on charges of human trafficking, promoting human trafficking,...