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Police searching in southern Idaho for Utah shooting suspect

May. 23, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say a manhunt is under way in southern Idaho for a man suspected in a fatal shooting in Utah. Police say 45-year-old Jonathan Llana is a homicide suspect in the case, and they describe him as being armed and dangerous. Police say they believe Llana shot and killed...

Man gets 20-year prison term for fatal post-Super Bowl fight

May. 23, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted in the stabbing death of another man after a fight in New Jersey during celebrations over the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl win is now headed to prison. Supreme Life received a 20-year term Wednesday The 57-year-old Lumberton man was convicted in March of passion...

Man charged with killing wife to pursue insanity defense

May. 23, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for a 75-year-old Connecticut man charged with killing his ex-wife says he plans to pursue an insanity defense. Authorities say James Taylor broke into his stepson's Fairfield home on Feb. 3, fatally shot his 70-year-old wife, Catherine, and then tried to kill his...

Teen pleads guilty to killing man who intervened in assault

May. 23, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A teenager has pleaded guilty to murder in Ramsey County District Court for killing a man who tried to stop him from assaulting his girlfriend. Theotis Thomas pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Mark Franklin Jr. The 19-year-old...

West Virginia man charged with killing wife, who was missing

May. 23, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia have arrested a man and charged him with killing his wife, who disappeared in 2016. News outlets report 40-year-old Arthur Owen Woods of Nicholas County was arrested there Wednesday. He's charged with first-degree murder. Starina Woods of Charleston...

Jury convicts man of murder for shooting outside Omaha store

May. 23, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has found a 30-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder and two weapons crimes in Omaha. Douglas County District Court records say the jury returned the verdict Tuesday against Forrest Cox III. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Laron Rogers was shot on March 6, 2017, during a...

Racine police are investigating a homicide

May. 23, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Racine police are investigating a homicide. Officers responded to a report of shots fired about 8 p.m. Wednesday and found a 19-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to Ascension Hospital where he died of his injuries. The victim has not been identified. The Racine...

Man sentenced to 50 years for murder in bar fight

May. 23, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man who had said he was only defending himself when he beat another man at a central Iowa bar has been given 50 years in prison. Polk County District Court records say 49-year-old Rodney Henricksen was sentenced last week for killing Joshua Sadlon. Sadlon, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin,...

Man sentenced to 18 years to life in motorist's slaying

May. 23, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a man found guilty of shooting and killing a motorist who accidentally struck a 4-year-old boy in Cincinnati has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison. A Hamilton County judge sentenced 27-year-old Deonte Baber on Wednesday. The Cincinnati man was convicted of...

Man sentenced to 15 years to life in son's fatal shooting

May. 23, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing his adult son has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Montgomery County's prosecutor said in a release that 57-year-old Earl Shingleton was sentenced Wednesday in Dayton. He had pleaded guilty this month to one count of...