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Missouri man, widow to receive Highway Patrol honor

Sep. 20, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman and her late husband, who was killed by the suspect in four Kansas murders , will be honored by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which said their actions during a confrontation with the suspect protected the public safety and helped authorities capture the man....

Man sentenced to life for killing his estranged wife

Sep. 20, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of killing his estranged wife while their children and grandchildren were in the next room has been sentenced. Fifty-three-year-old Douglas Steeves was found guilty Thursday of murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The...

Mississippi mother charged in murder case against caregiver

Sep. 20, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The mother of a 5-year-old child whose remains appear to have been found in a Mississippi basement faces criminal charges, although police don't believe she killed the boy. Local news outlets report 24-year-old Teasia Warren was charged Thursday with two counts of contributing to the...

Lawyers ask Supreme Court to review 'Serial' subject's case

Sep. 20, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Lawyers for a Maryland man convicted of murder in a case chronicled on the podcast "Serial" are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case. News outlets report defense attorneys for Adnan Syed filed an amicus brief this week. It says Syed wasn't given a proper opportunity to...

Mom accused of trying to kill herself and baby pleads guilty

Sep. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman accused of trying to kill herself and her baby by deliberately crashing her car may avoid any time in jail under the terms of her plea agreement with prosecutors. Julia Alzoubaidi, 35, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony abuse or cruelty to a minor, which is...

Davenport man gets 10 years in murder-for-hire case

Sep. 20, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man has been imprisoned for trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife's boyfriend. Scott County District Court records say 43-year-old John Cooper was sentenced Thursday to 10 years. He'd changed his plea to guilty to solicitation to commit murder. Authorities say Cooper...

Whitey Bulger's family filing wrongful death claim

Sep. 20, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The family of slain Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is filing a wrongful death claim against the federal government following his death in prison last year. The Wall Street Journal reports the family is seeking $200 million in damages in the forthcoming claim. They say Bulger was...

Girlfriend of Kansas man who wounded 2 lawmen charged

Sep. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities arrested the girlfriend of a man who fatally shot his father and wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers this spring before killing himself. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Erin Baker put her 7-year-old in danger by continuing a relationship...

40-year prison term affirmed for man who killed bicyclists

Sep. 20, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has affirmed a 40-year prison sentence for a man who killed five bicyclists near Kalamazoo while driving a pickup truck under the influence of drugs. Lawyers for Charles Pickett Jr. argued that the sentence was disproportionate and exceeded the advisory...

Cheyenne police released man later accused of fatal shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Police arrested and released a man five days before they arrested him again for a shooting in Cheyenne that killed two and seriously wounded two others. Police say they initially arrested Andrew Weaver, 25, on Sept. 8 on suspicion of gun theft and methamphetamine possession but...