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Appeal vowed of conviction in slaying defense blamed on twin

Jan. 20, 2020 3:30 PM EST

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says he expects to appeal the murder conviction of a western Pennsylvania man who asserted that his now-deceased twin brother was the shooter. Jurors in Westmoreland County deliberated for about two hours Friday before convicting 30-year-old Darrelle Tolbert-McGhee...

Police: 2 dead, 15 hurt in shooting outside Kansas City bar

Jan. 20, 2020 3:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An armed security guard shot and killed a man suspected of fatally shooting a woman and injuring 15 more people outside a bar in Kansas City, Missouri, police said Monday. A motive for the attack shortly before midnight Sunday outside 9ine Ultra Lounge was not immediately clear....

10-year-old boy fatally shot in Tennessee

Jan. 20, 2020 2:45 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 10-year-old Tennessee boy who was shot Sunday evening has died, police said. The Memphis Police Department confirmed the death Monday morning in a tweet and said there was an ongoing homicide investigation. The agency did not release the boy's name. Police said they were called to a...

Germany jails man for tricking women into electric shocks

Jan. 20, 2020 2:39 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Munich court on Monday convicted a German man of more than a dozen offenses of attempted murder for tricking women and girls into giving themselves electric shocks while he watched over the internet. The regional court in the Bavarian capital sentenced the man, identified only as David G....

Police investigate after four people were killed and fifth person was injured in a shooting at a Grantsville, Utah, home Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The suspected shooter was taken into custody by Grantsville police, the Deseret News reported. Grantsville Mayor Brent Marshall said the victims and the shooter are all related, the newspaper reported. (Steve Griffin/The Deseret News via AP)

Police search for answers after 4 killed in Utah shooting

Jan. 20, 2020 2:32 PM EST

Police were awaiting autopsy results Monday as they tried to unravel why a boy allegedly shot and killed four people including three children inside a suburban Utah home. Grantsville Police Cpl. Rhonda Fields told The Associated Press that the victims' identities would be released following completion of the...

Arrest made in wrong-way crash fatality in Rio Rancho

Jan. 20, 2020 1:51 PM EST

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A man charged in a fatal wrong-way auto crash three months ago in Rio Rancho has been arrested. Authorities say 55-year-old Dwight David Weir of Bosque Farms was arrested Sunday near Isleta. He’s charged with homicide by vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and other...

Man sentenced to decades in prison in drug deal slaying

Jan. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EST

A man has been sentenced to decades in prison by a judge who told him he had “thrown his life away” by killing another man over a small amount of marijuana. John Curtain, 20, was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison and ordered to spend at least 34 years behind bars before becoming eligible for...

Wichita police investigate death of 7-day-old boy

Jan. 20, 2020 11:59 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are investigating the death of a 7-day-old boy. Officers were called to a home in north Wichita late Saturday. The newborn was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Spokesman Kevin Wheeler says the investigation is continuing and officers are awaiting a final autopsy...

German court convicts Tamil man over killing of Sri Lanka FM

Jan. 20, 2020 11:56 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court convicted a Sri Lankan man Monday of accessory to murder in the 2005 killing of the South Asian nation's foreign minister for providing his assassins with crucial information. The regional court in Stuttgart concluded that the defendant, previously identified only as Navanithan...

Weber County sent 4 juveniles to Utah State Prison last year

Jan. 20, 2020 11:14 AM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A 17-year-old boy walked into an Ogden courtroom on a sunny June day, shackled and wearing a Weber County Jail uniform. Facing adult charges and prison time, Mario Segura asked the judge for another chance. “Once you’re in the adult system there’s no way of getting...