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Jury: Vermont man guilty of murder in wrong-way crash

May. 22, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A jury found a Vermont man guilty of murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers Wednesday caused when he drove the wrong way on an interstate highway. The jury returned the verdict in the case of Steven Bourgoin on its second day of deliberations following a two-week trial in...

The Latest: Vermont man guilty in fatal crash that killed 5

May. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man accused of killing five teens in a wrong-way driving case (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A jury has found a Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of five teenagers caused when he drove the wrong way on an interstate highway. The jury...

Jury: Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of 5 teenagers in a 2016 wrong-way crash

May. 22, 2019 1:32 PM EDT
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Jury: Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of 5 teenagers in a 2016 wrong-way crash .

Convicted killer of 2 Virginia college students has cancer

May. 22, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jesse Matthew Jr., who abducted and killed two Virginia college students five years apart, was transferred to a new prison this week so he can receive medical treatment for cancer. Matthew, 37, is serving multiple life sentences for the 2009 murder of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student...

Alabama prison inmate indicted in 1974 Texas officer slaying

May. 22, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

ALICE, Texas (AP) — An Alabama inmate serving a life sentence for robbery has been indicted in the 1974 fatal shooting of a Texas police officer. Prosecutors joined police in Alice, Texas, on Tuesday to announce the May 10 indictment of Roberto Lopez on a capital murder count. Officer Matthew Murphy was...

Insanity case begins for man accused of killing 5 kids in SC

May. 22, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The prosecution has rested its case in the death penalty trial of a South Carolina father charged with killing his five young children. Timothy Jones Jr.'s lawyers then started their case Wednesday morning to show their client is not guilty by reason of insanity. Their first witness...

Conviction tossed for man held 33 years for New York murder

May. 22, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A man who spent more than half his life in prison for a 1975 New York murder has had his conviction overturned. The judge's ruling Wednesday says that Keith Bush's conviction was tainted because prosecutors didn't disclose that police had interviewed another possible suspect in the...

40-year sentence sought for man convicted of sex trafficking

May. 22, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking a 40-year prison sentence for man found guilty of sex-trafficking a Chicago teenager who was murdered. Joseph Hazley was found guilty in March of sex-trafficking 16-year-old Desiree Robinson and two other victims. Robinson was allegedly killed in December 2016...

SEAL's lawyer wants prosecutor, judge booted off murder case

May. 22, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A lawyer for a Navy SEAL accused of murder wants military prosecutors and a judge removed from the case for their roles in snooping on emails sent to the defense team and a journalist in an effort to find the source of news leaks. Navy investigators and the prosecutor misled a judge and...

Mississippi police officer charged in woman's killing

May. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi police officer is charged with murder in the death of a woman that he was romantically involved with. Oxford Police Officer Matthew Kinne has been charged with murder by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, according to a court order signed Tuesday by Lafayette...