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Tennessee man charged with setting wife on fire

Sep. 21, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

GRAY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted after authorities say he lit his wife on fire. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Todd Darrell Briggs of Gray was indicted earlier this month on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and aggravated arson. The...

Man sentenced in Utah killing pleads guilty in second death

Sep. 21, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man who was previously convicted of fatally shooting a University of Utah student has pleaded guilty to killing a Colorado man. Austin Jeffrey Boutain pleaded guilty Friday to murder and aggravated robbery in the death of 67-year-old Mitchell Ingle of Golden In October 2017. Authorities say...

Suspect in shooting of Louisiana officers identified

Sep. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man is in custody, accused in the fatal shooting of a Louisiana police officer and wounding of another following a vehicle chase north of New Orleans. Louisiana State Police say Mark Spicer of Covington faces charges including first-degree murder of a...

Fourth defendant sentenced to prison Davenport slaying

Sep. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — One of five suspects in the shooting death of a Davenport man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Twenty-year-old Darell Allen Williams Jr., of East Moline, Illinois, was sentenced Friday for his role in the robbery and shooting death of Brady Tumlinson, whose girlfriend was...

Woman charged with killing 75-year-old man, torching house

Sep. 21, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman has been arrested on charges of beating a 75-year-old man to death and torching his Long Island house to cover up the crime. Jennifer Gross was arrested Friday on charges of killing James Coppola inside his Centre Island home on Nov. 20, 2018 and setting the house on fire....

Man accused of killing woman's dog with hammer gets 9 months

Sep. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of killing a woman's puppy with a hammer has been sentenced to nine months in jail. Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Shearer, of Portage, learned his sentence on Friday. He pleaded no contest in May to the mistreatment of an animal causing death, disorderly conduct...

Man sentenced to life in prison for 2 Sioux City deaths

Sep. 21, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her friend in Sioux City has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Tran Walker, who will turn 20 Sunday, was sentenced Friday in the January 2018 deaths of 17-year-old Paiten Sullivan and 18-year-old Felipe Negron Jr....

Colorado police fatally shoot man who was arguing with woman

Sep. 21, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say police officers in a Denver suburb shot and killed a man who drew a handgun when they tried to break up an argument between him and a woman. Lakewood Police Department officials said in a statement early Saturday that an unspecified number of police agents found the...

Kansas City man sentenced for killing 18-year-old daughter

Sep. 21, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to two life sentences after being convicted of murdering his teenage daughter. Jerry Bausby was sentenced Friday for the March 21 2016 death of 18-year-old Daizsa Laye Bausby. Prosecutors say Bausby sexually assaulted his daughter...

Judge cuts prison sentence for woman who suffocated husband

Sep. 21, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has reduced the sentence given to a woman who killed her ailing husband by smothering him with a plastic bag and tried to kill her two children the same way. Jenny Tran was convicted of aggravated manslaughter in 2011 and received a 50-year prison term. But a state appellate...