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No charges against Indianapolis police in Black man's death

Jan. 22, 2021 7:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against four Indianapolis police officers in the fatal shooting of a Black man hours after a fifth officer shot and killed another Black man, prosecutors said Friday. McHale Rose, 19, was fatally shot May 7 after he called 911 to falsely report a...

This undated photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows David Bennett, who has been in prison for nearly 50 years for murder when he was a teenager. Bennett won a major decision from the Michigan appeals court that should lead to his eventual release. A Wayne County judge violated Bennett's rights when he cited mental health as a reason to keep him locked up with no chance for parole, the appeals court said Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

Juvenile lifer locked up for nearly 50 years could go free

Jan. 22, 2021 1:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A man who has been in prison for nearly 50 years for murder when he was a teenager has won a major decision from the Michigan appeals court that should lead to his eventual release. A Wayne County judge violated David Bennett's rights when he cited mental health as a reason to keep him...

In this photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, the Office of Military Commissions building used for Periodic Review Board hearings is seen, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. The Pentagon has announced plans to move ahead with a military trial for three men held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who are suspected of involvement in bombings in Indonesia in 2002 and 2003. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US military moves to try Bali bomb suspects at Guantanamo

Jan. 21, 2021 8:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After an unexplained delay, the Pentagon announced plans Thursday to move ahead with a military trial for three men held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who are suspected of involvement in deadly bombings in Indonesia in 2002 and 2003. A senior military legal official approved...

Father of 9-year-old girl shot by child charged in her death

Jan. 21, 2021 8:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 39-year-old man was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the death of his 9-year-old daughter, who was fatally shot by another child in a north Philadelphia home, authorities said. The girl’s brother and cousin, both minors, were inside the home with...

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis releases the names of two people found shot to death near Interstate 95 more than 44 years ago at a news conference on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Sumter, S.C. DNA testing helped identify the victims, whose killer has not been found. (Kayla Green/The Item via AP)

Bodies found shot to death in SC identified after 44 years

Jan. 21, 2021 6:48 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man and a woman found shot to death just off a South Carolina highway have been identified by DNA after more than 44 years, a sheriff said Thursday. James Paul Freund was 30 and Pamela Mae Buckley was 25 when a trucker found their bodies in August 1976 on a narrow paved road just...

Man charged after he fatally shoots intruder, wounds woman

Jan. 21, 2021 12:22 PM EST

STROUD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was charged with homicide after he fatally shot a man and wounded a woman who he said were trying to rob his house, authorities said. Randy Halterman, 66, of Stroud Township, also faces attempted homicide and aggravated assault counts stemming from Tuesday's shooting...

Judge denies request to delay cop's trial in Floyd's death

Jan. 21, 2021 11:48 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge said he won’t reconsider his decision to hold a March trial for the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes even though the Black man said he couldn’t breathe, according to a ruling made public...

Police: Alabama officers killed man who fired at them

Jan. 20, 2021 7:52 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama fatally shot a suspect who authorities said fired at officers multiple times on Wednesday. The Birmingham Police Department's south precinct was called to a neighborhood at around 2 p.m. due to reports of shots fired, Sgt. Rod Mauldin said, according to AL.com....

New Jersey man wanted in slaying is caught in Pennsylvania

Jan. 20, 2021 12:15 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey man accused of killing a hunter is in custody in Pennsylvania following an extensive manhunt. A police officer in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, was driving when he recognized Shawn Massey, 38, of Gibbsboro, on Tuesday, authorities said. He was taken into custody without...

FILE - This file photo provided by Tennessee Department of Correction shows Pervis Payne.   An attorney for Payne says DNA evidence belonging to the Tennessee death row inmate has been found on part of a knife used in the slayings of a mother and daughter 33 years ago, but DNA from an unknown man also was found on the murder weapon. Attorney Kelley Henry presented a report on DNA tests on the knife and other evidence ordered by Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan in September 2020.  (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP, File)

Tests show DNA of death row inmate, unknown man, on knife

Jan. 19, 2021 5:24 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — DNA evidence belonging to a Tennessee death row inmate has been found on part of a knife used in the killings of a mother and daughter 33 years ago, but DNA from an unknown man also was found on the murder weapon, an attorney for Pervis Payne said in a Memphis court Tuesday. Attorney...