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Defense highlights internet search for hypothermia in Karen Read murder trial

May. 22, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

A lawyer for a Massachusetts woman accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend tried to implicate a key prosecution witness at the woman's trial Wednesday, accusing the witness of conducting an incriminating internet search hours before the man's body was discovered and then deleting the...

Exonerated after serving 8 years for 2013 murder, a 26-year-old is indicted again in a NYC shooting

May. 22, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was exonerated after spending eight years in prison for a murder has been charged again — in a different fatal shooting. Shamel Capers, 26, was indicted Tuesday on charges including attempted murder in connection with a July 23, 2023, shootout between...

Tough-on-crime challenger leading in race for district attorney in Portland, Oregon

May. 22, 2024 06:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A centrist candidate who has vowed to be tough on crime was leading in the race for top prosecutor in Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, in a contest that was seen as a referendum on voter concerns over homelessness, public drug use and disorder. ...

Former Arizona grad student convicted of first-degree murder in 2022 shooting of professor

May. 21, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

A former University of Arizona graduate student was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a hydrology professor on campus, months after he was expelled. A Pima County Superior Court jury deliberated for less than three hours before reaching a verdict against...

Ex-Washington state police officer acquitted in Black man's death files claims alleging defamation

May. 21, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — One of the Washington state police officers cleared of criminal charges in the 2020 death of Manuel Ellis — a Black man who was shocked, beaten and held facedown on a sidewalk as he pleaded for breath — has filed multimillion-dollar claims against local and state...

Adult children of Idaho man charged with killing their mom and two others testify in his defense

May. 21, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The adult children of an Idaho man accused of killing their mother and his girlfriend's two young kids testified in his defense this week, saying their mother's health was declining before she died. The testimony from Chad Daybell 's children on Monday marked...

A Canadian serial killer who brought victims to his pig farm is hospitalized after a prison assault

May. 21, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Convicted Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton, who brought female victims to his pig farm during a crime spree near Vancouver in the 1990s and early 2000s, was assaulted in prison and has been hospitalized in life-threatening condition, authorities said Tuesday. A...

Judge hears wrongful conviction claim of Missouri inmate in prison for 33 years

May. 21, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Christopher Dunn has spent 33 years in prison for a murder he has claimed from the outset that he didn't commit. A hearing this week will determine if he should go free. St. Louis prosecutors are now convinced Dunn is telling the truth, but lawyers for the Missouri...

Parole delayed for former LA police detective convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend's wife in 1986

May. 21, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A chance for parole was delayed this week for a former Los Angeles police detective serving a sentence of 27 years to life in the cold-case slaying of her ex-boyfriend's wife in 1986. Stephanie Lazarus was convicted in 2012 of killing Sherri Rasmussen, a...

Former University of Arizona graduate student convicted of first-degree murder for killing a professor on campus in 2022

May. 21, 2024 14:57 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former University of Arizona graduate student convicted of first-degree murder for killing a professor on campus in 2022.