Latest Homicide News

How the cases in Alex Murdaugh's murder trial are shaping up

Feb. 05, 2023 10:23 AM EST

Two weeks into the double murder trial of South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh, prosecutors haven't presented any direct evidence that he killed his wife and son at their home in June 2021. There is no confession, no surveillance camera footage, no recording of the victims' final...

Iraqis protest gender violence after YouTube star killed

Feb. 05, 2023 09:36 AM EST

DIWANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Dozens of Iraqi protesters gathered Sunday to decry the so-called “honor killing” of a 22-year-old YouTube star who was allegedly strangled by her father, adding fuel to calls for legal reforms protecting women. Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan on...

DNA could crack a notorious Florida cold case

Feb. 05, 2023 03:11 AM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Walkers’ wood frame cottage stood plain and white, surrounded by pasture land and hardwood forest. There in tiny Osprey, on the southern tip of the vast Palmer Ranch, the family’s nearest neighbor was half a mile away. As daylight broke on Dec. 20,...

3 killed in suspected murder suicide include dad, son

Feb. 04, 2023 18:32 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Three people killed in what authorities are describing as an apparent murder-suicide have been identified as a father, his 25-year-old son and a business partner. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office said 55-year-old Dale Kenneth Dahmen died of...

Mexican actor Pablo Lyle gets prison for road rage death

Feb. 03, 2023 23:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Mexican actor Pablo Lyle was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter after fatally punching a man during a road rage confrontation in Miami in 2019. The sentence came almost four years after Lyle was charged with murder in the death of a...

Half Moon Bay farmworkers processing shooting as jobs resume

Feb. 03, 2023 20:05 PM EST

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Barely a week after their colleagues were fatally shot, workers were back picking mushrooms at a farm in northern California. They say they have practical and emotional reasons for such a quick return -- they need to earn a living and find strength being with people...

6th officer fired after beating death of Tyre Nichols

Feb. 03, 2023 19:30 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A sixth Memphis officer was fired Friday after an internal police investigation showed he violated multiple department policies in the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, including rules surrounding the deployment of a stun gun, officials said. Preston Hemphill...

Man charged in Tennessee jogger's death pleads not guilty

Feb. 03, 2023 15:51 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The man charged with raping and killing a Tennessee kindergarten teacher during a pre-dawn run in Memphis last year pleaded not guilty Friday. Cleotha Henderson, who has also used the name Cleotha Abston, was indicted last week on charges that include...

California man sentenced for killing girlfriend, 2 babies

Feb. 03, 2023 15:42 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who killed his girlfriend and her two young sons and left their bodies to rot on a balcony while he partied was sentenced Friday to three consecutive life terms in prison, prosecutors said. Shazer Fernando Limas, 42, of Orange, was...

Missing Florida Lyft driver's car found with slaying suspect

Feb. 03, 2023 15:25 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The car owned by a missing 74-year-old Florida Lyft driver was found in North Carolina and the man who was driving it is wanted in connection with a homicide last week in southwest Florida, authorities said Friday. Lyft driver Gary Levin hasn't been...