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Slain toddler had been given meth, sedative

Dec. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An autopsy has found that a slain Alabama toddler was given methamphetamine and a sedative before she was killed and her body left in a dumpster, an investigator testified Tuesday. The information was disclosed in a preliminary hearing for Patrick Stallworth, who faces a capital...

North Carolina man charged with killing 3 in Connecticut

Dec. 10, 2019 3:36 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A North Carolina man was charged Tuesday with killing three people in Connecticut in 2015. Edward Michael Parks, 33, of Raleigh, North Carolina, is charged with two counts of kidnapping resulting in death and one count of witness tampering by killing, the U.S. attorney's office for...

Auto shop owner accused of hammer attack on suspected thief

Dec. 10, 2019 2:44 PM EST

GRETNA, La. (AP) — An auto body shop owner has been accused of kidnapping a man he believed stole tools from his business and then smashing the man's hands with a hammer during a beating in his shop. Chad Baxter, 37, saw someone on surveillance video last month stealing $7,000 worth of tools from his shop,...

Judge sets March trial date in mall kidnapping

Dec. 10, 2019 2:43 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man charged with kidnapping a woman and her child from a mall in New Hampshire and then bringing her to Vermont is scheduled to go on trial in federal court in March, a judge ruled Tuesday. Court records indicate that jury selection in the trial of Everett Simpson is...

Taliban abduct 45 people from gov't employee's funeral

Dec. 10, 2019 8:50 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban abducted as many as 45 elderly family members of a late Afghan government employee who were attending his funeral, officials said Tuesday. The Taliban singled out the old men from a funeral procession carrying the deceased employee's coffin to a graveyard, according to...

4th person sentenced in immigrant extortion scheme

Dec. 9, 2019 4:02 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A fourth person has been sentenced for his role in a kidnapping and extortion scheme that targeted Central American immigrants as they exited buses New York, federal prosecutors said Monday. Lucilo Cabrera, 46, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison and three years of...

Georgia police search for armed man accused of taking son

Dec. 9, 2019 3:32 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Police in Georgia are searching for a suspect accused of kidnapping his 2-year-old son at gunpoint, launching a national alert before the child was found safe the same day. The child, identified as Sean McGay, was found unharmed on Friday afternoon with the suspect's family, Fulton County...

Ed Smart calls coming out as gay the 2nd miracle of his life

Dec. 8, 2019 3:15 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ed Smart says the first miracle on his life happened when his teenage daughter returned home after being kidnapped from the family’s house in Salt Lake City in June 2002. He says the second miracle was being warmly accepted by his neighbors, friends and family after he came out...

Frenchman found guilty in deadly kidnap attempts suicide

Dec. 7, 2019 2:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A man has been hospitalized in critical condition after apparently trying to poison himself in a French courtroom when a judge pronounced him guilty of rape and kidnapping that led to death. The dramatic gesture came at the end of a high-profile trial into one of France's bigger cold cases:...

3 injured, 3 arrested in shooting southwest of Wasilla

Dec. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three men have been arrested after a shooting outside Wasilla that left three other people injured. Peter Williams, 32, Darin Smith, 26, and Andre Franklin, 41, were taken into custody Thursday night on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery and assault counts, Alaska...