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Jury recommends death penalty for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Oct. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder. The victims of Michael Gargiulo, 43, included 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was killed on a night in 2001 when she had...

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Oct. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago city attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an...

Ex-officer who killed black man given 1-year prison sentence

Oct. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, fleeing black man was sentenced to one year in prison Friday, nearly two weeks after a jury acquitted him of manslaughter charges but found him guilty of violating his oath of office. Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett in...

The Latest: Jury recommends death for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Oct. 18, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a jury's sentencing recommendation for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" in California. (all times local): ___ 1:50 p.m. A Los Angeles jury has recommended the death sentence for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer." One victim of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo was...

Cummings remembered as a mentor to many in Baltimore

Oct. 18, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The top prosecutor in Baltimore knew exactly where to go for guidance after she made the decision to file charges in an explosive case involving the death of a black man in police custody. She called Rep. Elijah Cummings, her trusted adviser and friend. After that call in May 2015, State's...

Indiana woman's trial for 3 bus stop deaths goes to jury

Oct. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a 24-year-old Indiana woman accused of killing three children by striking them with a pickup truck as they crossed a two-lane state highway to board a school bus. Alyssa Shepherd faces three counts of reckless homicide and other charges...

Woman pleads to homicide in botched buttocks injection

Oct. 18, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who fled from New York to London rather than face charges in a botched silicone injection that killed a Maryland woman pleaded guilty Friday to criminally negligent homicide, prosecutors said. Donna Francis, 39, pleaded guilty to administering the buttocks injections that killed...

2 arrested after 3 people killed in Kansas City shooting

Oct. 18, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man and two women in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City police spokeswoman Officer Doaa el-Ashkar says officers on patrol heard gunfire just before 9 p.m. One suspect surrendered at the scene and the other fled but was...

FBI data: 584 child homicide victims in St. Louis since 1990

Oct. 18, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Children in St. Louis have been the victim of homicides at 10 times the national rate for decades, according to a newspaper's analysis of FBI data. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the city's child homicide rate is far greater than that of other cities of a similar size; it...

Jury reaches decision on sentence for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Oct. 18, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has decided whether a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" will get a sentence of death or life in prison for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third. The jury's decision in the case of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo will be read...