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Roswell man being held without bond in fatal shooting case

May. 24, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in Roswell, police said. They said 22-year-old Tyler Aaron Kelley was taken into custody Saturday afternoon and is being held without bond at the Chaves County Detention Center. Police said Kelley is...

Goodyear police identify 3 who died in double murder-suicide

May. 24, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Police have released the names of two men and a woman who died in an apparent double murder-suicide at a Goodyear home They said officers were called to a house Wednesday night and found the bodies of 57-year-old Leonard Payne and his 59-year-old wife, Deborah Powers. It appears they...

Pickup driver faces charges in crash that killed cyclist

May. 24, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

BELL ACRES, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man is facing vehicular homicide and other charges in a head-on hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist near Pittsburgh over the weekend. Allegheny County police say officers in the borough of Bell Acres were dispatched just before 12:30...

Police in 3 states seek suspect in 2 Connecticut slayings

May. 24, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The search for a 23-year-old University of Connecticut senior suspected in two slayings and believed to be armed with several stolen guns had stretched from Connecticut to New Jersey and Pennsylvania on Sunday, state police said. Connecticut troopers said Peter Manfredonia,...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, real estate heir Robert Durst looks over during his murder trial in Los Angeles. The California murder trial of real estate heir Durst is likely to move to a new venue this summer, depending on how a judge rules on a defense motion for a mistrial. The case against the 77-year-old scion of one of New York’s wealthiest real estate dynasties is expected to move to the Inglewood courthouse from Los Angeles, The Daily Breeze reported Friday, May 22. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, Pool, File)

Robert Durst murder trial may move to new California court

May. 24, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The California murder trial of real estate heir Robert Durst is likely to move to a new venue this summer, depending on how a judge rules on a defense motion for a mistrial. The case against the 77-year-old scion of one of New York’s wealthiest real estate dynasties is...

In this Sunday, May, 24, 2020, booking photo released by the Layton Police Department shows suspect, Ethan Hunsaker, 24. He was arrested on suspicion of first degree murder and is being held in the Davis County Jail in Farmington, Utah. Layton Police Department say Hunsaker was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder after he allegedly reported the death of a 25-year-old woman he'd met on on a popular dating app.  (Layton Police Department via AP)

Police arrest Utah man suspected of killing his Tinder date

May. 24, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

LAYTON, Utah (AP) — A Utah man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder after police say he told authorities he killed a 25-year-old woman he had met on the popular dating app Tinder. Ethan Hunsaker, 24, called 911 early Sunday to report he’d killed someone inside a home in Layton, the Layton...

Inmates kill 6 others at women's prison in Honduras

May. 24, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of inmates at a women's prison in Honduras used a fire to distract prison officials and murdered six other prisoners, authorities said Sunday. The National Penitentiary Institute said in a statement that the incident began around 11 p.m. Saturday when an inmate set fire to an...

Man killed in shooting outside Kansas City convenience store

May. 24, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a man died Sunday after being fatally shot outside a Kansas City, Missouri convenience store. Kansas City police spokesman Capt. David Jackson told the Kansas City Star that two vehicles pulled into an unnamed convenience store early Sunday. After people in the vehicles...

Illinois child welfare employee investigated after boy dies

May. 24, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois prosecutors are investigating a former child welfare agency employee who supervised an abuse claim involving a 5-year-old suburban Chicago boy later found beaten to death, documents show. Prosecutors are exploring whether to charge Andrew Polovin with child endangerment...

Des Moines Police arrest 16-year-old after fatal shooting

May. 24, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 16-year-old boy is facing several charges after another teen was shot in the neck and died. Des Moines Police said 17-year-old Ishmael Muhammad was wounded Saturday afternoon while he was with a group of several other teens at a home in a neighborhood north of downtown. Police...