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Supporters of NC man freed from prison demand Cooper pardon

Sep. 24, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of people supporting a North Carolina man who served more than two decades behind bars for a murder he said he didn't commit gathered Friday outside the Executive Mansion as they urged the governor to formally pardon him. Dontae Sharpe and...

Airman charged with murder accused of trying to cover tracks

Sep. 24, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force airman on trial on charges of kidnapping a Mennonite woman in New Mexico, fatally shooting her and dumping her body in northern Arizona, had tried unsuccessfully to cover his tracks after the January 2020 killing, a prosecutor told jurors Friday in...

R. Kelly fate now in jury’s hands at sex trafficking trial

Sep. 24, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in his sexual misconduct trial. The panel of seven men and five women began deliberating racketeering and sex trafficking charges against the R&B superstar Friday afternoon,...

Ex-school counselor gets new trial on charges of raping boy

Sep. 24, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former central Kansas middle school counselor convicted of raping a student will get a new trial to consider her arguments that the then-13-year-old boy forced her to have sex the first time and blackmailed her into continuing. The Kansas Supreme...

R. Kelly’s fate now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in sex trafficking trial

Sep. 24, 2021 14:01 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly’s fate now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in sex trafficking trial.

Omaha landlord found guilty of only 4 of nearly 90 counts

Sep. 24, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha landlord who stood trial on nearly 90 misdemeanor counts accusing him keeping an apartment complex in such squalid conditions that tenants had to be evacuated has been found guilty of only four of the counts. A judge found Kay Anderson...

Hells Angels leader rejects plea deal, will head to trial

Sep. 24, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The man authorities say leads the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club has turned down a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for five years, and will now take his chances at trial. Joseph Lancia, 30, of Smithfield,...

Fired employee convicted in Tennessee trial of shooting boss

Sep. 24, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee jury has convicted a man of wounding his boss after being fired from his job at a fast-food restaurant, a prosecutor said. The Criminal Court jury on Wednesday convicted Kevin D. Owens, 24, of attempted first-degree murder and using a...

Chauvin to appeal conviction, sentence in Floyd's death

Sep. 23, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd’s death intends to appeal his conviction and sentence, saying the judge abused his discretion or erred during several key points in the case, according to documents filed Thursday. ...

Connecticut officer free until Vegas trial in fatal DUI case

Sep. 23, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who faces a felony charge of driving under the influence in a Las Vegas crash that killed a colleague was freed from jail Thursday and can return home to await a preliminary hearing of evidence in the case. Robert Ferraro,...