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Man sentenced in death of undercover detective, informant

Jul. 06, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a botched robbery that ended with the fatal shooting of an undercover Cleveland detective and his informant. Kevin Robinson, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts each of aggravated murder and...

Wisconsin court: Sex trafficking can be defense for homicide

Jul. 06, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman accused of killing a man can argue at trial that she was justified because he was sexually trafficking her, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that could help define the limits of legal immunity for trafficking victims nationwide. ...

Police: Parade shooting suspect contemplated 2nd shooting

Jul. 06, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The man charged with killing seven people at an Independence Day parade confessed to police that he unleashed a hail of bullets from a rooftop in suburban Chicago and then fled to the Madison, Wisconsin, area, where he contemplated shooting up an event there,...

Police: Suspect in mass shooting at July 4 parade fled to Madison, Wisconsin, and contemplated shooting there

Jul. 06, 2022 11:55 AM EDT
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Police: Suspect in mass shooting at July 4 parade fled to Madison, Wisconsin, and contemplated shooting there.

Prosecutor: Suspect in July 4 parade attack confessed to shooting in interview with police

Jul. 06, 2022 11:48 AM EDT
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutor: Suspect in July 4 parade attack confessed to shooting in interview with police.

2 killed at North Carolina apartment complex; man charged

Jul. 06, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 23-month-old child and a 27-year-old man were shot to death at a North Carolina apartment complex, and police said a suspect has been arrested. News outlets report Raleigh police responded to the apartment complex on the north side of the city late Tuesday...

Green Bay woman pleads not guilty in dismemberment slaying

Jul. 06, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A woman accused in a grisly killing and dismemberment case in Green Bay has pleaded not guilty. Taylor Schabusiness, 24, was arraigned in Brown County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and third-degree...

Police: July 4 mass shooting thwarted in Virginia's capital

Jul. 06, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Richmond, Virginia, said Wednesday that they thwarted a planned July 4 mass shooting after receiving a tip that led to arrests and the seizure of multiple guns — an announcement that came just two days after a deadly mass shooting on the holiday in a Chicago...

Tennessee sheriff's deputy wounded while responding to call

Jul. 06, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's deputy has been wounded while responding to a call, officials said. The Knox County Sheriff’s deputy was shot in the leg Tuesday night and taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center for surgery, news outlets reported, citing a...

Gun violence in America: A long list of forgotten victims

Jul. 06, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Amid the stream of mass shootings that have become chillingly commonplace in America, the reality of the nation's staggering murder rate can often be seen more clearly in the deaths that never make national news. Take this weekend in Chicago. On Monday, a...