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Defense queries widow of murder victim about affair comment

Aug. 05, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The wife of one of four people killed in an attack at a North Dakota property management firm testified in the murder trial Thursday that comments she made to police about having her husband “taken out” if he ever cheated on her were made in jest. ...

Defense blasts shoddy job by police in 1984 hammer killings

Aug. 05, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Nevada inmate accused of killing three members of a suburban Denver family with a hammer nearly 40 years ago told jurors Thursday that police did a shoddy job investigating the murders, leaving key evidence untested for DNA evidence. ...

Murder charges filed in Miami Beach spring break overdoses

Aug. 05, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two North Carolina men accused of raping a 24-year-old tourist who overdosed during spring break in Miami Beach now face first-degree murder charges. On Wednesday, a grand jury in Miami-Dade County found Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 25, both from...

Prosecutors: Suspect lived with dead girlfriend for months

Aug. 05, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 37-year-old suburban Detroit man who lived with his girlfriend's mutilated corpse for more than seven months has been charged in her slaying, prosecutors said Thursday. Matthew Lewinski is jailed on first-degree murder, disinterment and...

No testimony yet from heir Robert Durst at his murder trial

Aug. 05, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Durst will have to wait at least until Monday to take the stand in his own defense, as a surprise early ending to the court day brought another delay to a murder trial that has seen an endless string them of them. The New York real estate heir...

AG: Breonna Taylor grand jury 'ultimately decided' charges

Aug. 05, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general who investigated the Breonna Taylor case responded to months of blistering criticism by saying the decision not to charge any police officers in her death was “ultimately” in the grand jury’s hands, though some jurors have complained...

Ride operator charged with murder in brawl at Indiana fair

Aug. 05, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A ride operator at a southern Indiana county's fair has been charged with murder following the death of a man who fell unconscious during a closing time brawl, authorities said. Zachariah Konkle, 32, allegedly rendered Michael Steele unconscious...

Slain Alabama officer laid to rest with salutes, sobs

Aug. 05, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer shot to death in what authorities have described as an ambush was laid to rest with honors Thursday. Dozens of police cars and motorcycles with sirens wailing formed a procession for Selma Police Officer Marquis Moorer as a...

'Kai the Hitchhiker' loses bid to overturn murder conviction

Aug. 05, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former online celebrity who became known for allegedly using a hatchet to fend off an attack on a highway worker failed in his attempt to have his conviction in a 2013 murder overturned. Caleb McGillvary was convicted two years ago of the 2013...

Probe: Suspect fatally shot by Texas officer posed no threat

Aug. 05, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A murder suspect who was wielding a knife posed no immediate safety threat when a Texas police officer fatally shot him from as far as 20 feet away, state investigators said in charging the officer with assault. Forest Hill Officer Logan Barr,...