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Slayings of tourists and Colombian women expose the dark side of Medellin's tourism boom

Feb. 22, 2024 00:14 AM EST

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — The lush valley enveloping Medellin was once the heart of a brutal war involving the Colombian government, drug cartels and a smattering of other armed groups. But a sharp dip in violence in the country’s second-biggest city has attracted a flood of...

A family friend is charged with murder in the death of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham in Texas

Feb. 21, 2024 23:17 PM EST

A family friend accused of killing 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham was supposed to take the Texas girl to her school bus stop when they left her home in his vehicle nearly a week before authorities found her body in a river, according to court documents released Wednesday. A large rock...

Taekwondo instructor charged with murder in the deaths of a 7-year-old student and the boy's parents

Feb. 21, 2024 22:14 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A taekwondo instructor was charged from his hospital bed Thursday with three counts of murder for the deaths of a 7-year-old student and the boy’s parents in Sydney. Lawyers for Kwang Kyung Yoo, 49, appeared on his behalf in the Parramatta Local Court hearing, but...

Minnesota man suspected in slaying of Los Angeles woman found inside her refrigerator

Feb. 21, 2024 21:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Minnesota man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 31-year-old woman who was beaten, bound and stuffed inside the refrigerator at her Los Angeles apartment, authorities said Wednesday. The 41-year-old suspect, who was on probation for narcotics...

Republican prosecutor in Arizona takes swipe at New York district attorney prosecuting Trump

Feb. 21, 2024 20:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican prosecutor of Arizona's most populous county took a thinly veiled swipe at a Democratic counterpart in the East on Wednesday, saying she would not agree to extradition of a suspect in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room, and...

Brothers resentenced to 60 years to life in 1995 slayings of parents, younger brother

Feb. 21, 2024 19:28 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania brothers sentenced to life in the slayings of their parents and younger brother almost three decades ago have been resentenced to terms that may offer them a chance at parole. A Lehigh County judge on Wednesday sentenced 46-year-old Bryan Freeman...

88-year-old mother testifies in murder conspiracy trial about daughter's disappearance

Feb. 21, 2024 19:03 PM EST

The 88-year-old mother of Connecticut mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos testified at a murder conspiracy trial Wednesday that she has not seen or communicated with her daughter since she disappeared and was presumed by police to be murdered in 2019. Dressed in a gray suit with scarfs,...

What to know about the death of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham in Texas

Feb. 21, 2024 17:06 PM EST

Five days after 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham went missing, her body was found in a Texas river near her home and a family friend who authorities say was supposed to be taking her to the school bus stop the day she disappeared is charged with killing her. Early in the investigation,...

Attorney for widow of slain Haitian president rejects indictment and says it's politically motivated

Feb. 21, 2024 16:36 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An attorney for Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s widow, who was indicted in his assassination, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he believes the accusations against her are politically motivated. U.S.-based attorney Paul Turner said he was...

New Hampshire rejects pardon hearing request in case linked to death penalty repeal

Feb. 21, 2024 15:30 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Executive Council rejected a request for a pardon hearing Wednesday in a murder case that helped drive the successful push to repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty. The five-member panel voted unanimously without debate to deny the request from Robert...