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Washington state grand jury indicts witness in homicide case

Aug. 21, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state grand jury has charged a witness with lying, according to an indictment signed by the special prosecutor in the shooting death of an assistant U.S. attorney. The Seattle Times reports the grand jury indicted Shawna Reid on charges of obstruction of justice and lying to a...

County jail official pleads guilty to misdemeanor charges

Aug. 20, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A troubled county jail system's associate warden accused of ordering a corrections officer to turn off his body camera after an inmate's fatal overdose and lying to investigators has pleaded guilty in Cleveland to misdemeanor charges. Fifty-four-year-old Eric Ivey, of Euclid, pleaded...

Woman charged in South Jordan real estate agent's death

Aug. 19, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Utah real estate agent has been charged. KUTV in Salt Lake City reports that an indictment filed Monday shows Jessica Miller is facing charges of obstruction of justice, identity fraud, forgery and abuse or desecration of a...

Utah man pleads guilty to killing 5-year-old niece

Aug. 13, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing and sexually assaulting his 5-year-old niece whose disappearance earlier this year triggered a massive search and widespread concern in a picturesque mountain valley community. Alex Whipple entered his guilty pleas to murder, kidnapping and...

Man charged with manslaughter in death of younger brother

Aug. 10, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A 19-year-old West Jordan man is accused of killing his 17-year-old brother in June during what the older brother reportedly said was a struggle over a gun. Emilio Jesus Madrigal-Rios was charged Friday with manslaughter, illegally carrying a concealed weapon, and obstructing...

Correction: Israel-Australia story

Aug. 7, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story Aug. 6 about Israeli police recommending charges against the deputy health minister, The Associated Press incorrectly attributed a quote defending the official. The quote came from a statement issued by the deputy health minister's office, not the prime minister's office. A...

Man gets 10 years of hard labor over death of missing woman

Aug. 5, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who says he dumped the body of an overdose victim in the trash has been sentenced to 10 years of hard labor. News outlets report Malik Davis pleaded guilty last week to obstructing justice in the death of 18-year-old Jacquelyn "Daisy Lynn" Landry, who disappeared in...

Judge: Ogden man's murder trial still set to begin Sept. 17

Aug. 4, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — It appears the trial of an Ogden man accused of murder will go forward next month as scheduled. The Standard-Examiner reports that a district judge denied two motions in the case that might have pushed back the trial's start. Jose Robert Zamora is accused of one count of murder and...

Adoptive mother of missing teen pleads guilty to murder

Aug. 2, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — The adoptive mother of a North Carolina teen who was missing for years before her body was found in South Carolina has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges. WCCB reports Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said Casey Parsons was sentenced to life in prison...

Ex-fire chief accused of shielding son in sex assault case

Aug. 1, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a former small-town fire chief accused of failing to act on a sexual assault complaint against his son. The Desert News reports that 62-year-old Scott Corry was charged Wednesday with obstructing justice and official misconduct. Corry...