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Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of teen girls

Nov. 22, 2019 10:58 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — One of eight people charged in connection with the fatal shooting of two 16-year-old girls in central Kentucky has pleaded guilty. WKYT-TV reports Ronnie Ellis pleaded guilty Thursday in Clark Circuit Court to two counts of murder, wanton endangerment and tampering with evidence....

Woman charged in boyfriend's suicide pleads not guilty

Nov. 22, 2019 10:38 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student pleaded not guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter on allegations that she encouraged her boyfriend to take his life. Inyoung You, 21, appeared in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston after returning to the U.S. from South Korea, where she has been since...

French women demand action amid high domestic violence rate

Nov. 22, 2019 10:24 AM EST

LES MUREAUX, France (AP) — Sylvia. Dalila. Aminata. Céline. Julie. Their names are plastered on buildings and headlines across France, calling attention to their shared fate: Each was killed, allegedly by a current or former partner this year. More than 130 women have died from domestic violence this...

Fired Georgia police sergeant indicted in paramedic’s death

Nov. 22, 2019 10:07 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a fired Georgia police sergeant on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a paramedic with whom authorities say he was having an affair. According to the Ledger-Enquirer, the indictment says William Talley shot Kelly Levinsohn in the back of the head. Talley...

Judge tosses murder conviction, man freed after 20 years

Nov. 22, 2019 9:48 AM EST

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man who spent nearly 20 years behind bars is free after a judge concluded that the he wasn’t guilty of a crime in the fatal shooting that sent him to prison. The Chicago Tribune reports that Kankakee County Judge Michael Sabol granted Terrence Haynes a certificate...

More deliberations in shotgun killing trial in Maine

Nov. 22, 2019 9:40 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A jury is returning for more deliberations in the trial of a man in the shotgun death of his wife in Windham, Maine. Jurors deliberated for several hours Wednesday and then all day on Thursday in the trial of Noah Gaston. They resumed their deliberations Friday morning. The defense...

Convicted Missouri killer charged in double shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 8:32 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A convicted killer has been charged in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 44-year-old Cochee Hurn was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and four other felonies in Tuesday’s shooting in an alley near...

Attorney: Teen charged in 90 mph crash to plead insanity

Nov. 22, 2019 8:25 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The attorney for a Louisiana teenager who told authorities God instructed him to end his life, so he crashed his car into another driver says his client intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The Advocate reports 18-year-old Jack Jordan was indicted this month on a...

Pine Ridge man pleads not guilty to suffocating baby son

Nov. 22, 2019 8:20 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A father has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in federal court in South Dakota after he was accused of smothering his baby while the two slept together. Prosecutors say 42-year-old John Jealous of Him Sr. was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when the rolled on...

Suspect in Atlanta homicide captured in Massachusetts

Nov. 22, 2019 8:18 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A suspect in a fatal shooting in Georgia has been apprehended in Massachusetts. A spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police says 34-year-old Harrison Joseph Ogbunize was taken into custody without incident at a Springfield apartment on Thursday morning. He is charged with being...