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Police uncertain if girl killed in shootout was abducted

Sep. 28, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man suspected of killing his estranged wife and abducting their 15-year-old daughter had been living with the teenager out of his pickup truck and hotels for weeks before the violence, authorities said Wednesday. Anthony John Graziano and...

Ex-Chicago cop faces civil rights charge for sexual abuse

Sep. 28, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police officer has been indicted on a federal civil rights charge for allegedly kidnapping and sexually abusing someone while on duty, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday. James Sajdak, 64, of Chicago, was charged with one count of deprivation of rights...

California murder suspect, teen daughter killed in shootout

Sep. 27, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An abducted 15-year-old girl and her father — a fugitive wanted in the death of the teen's mother — were both killed amid a shootout with law enforcement Tuesday on a highway in California's high desert, authorities said. San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon...

California sheriff says abducted 15-year-old girl killed in shootout alongside her father, a fugitive murder suspect

Sep. 27, 2022 19:44 PM EDT
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California sheriff says abducted 15-year-old girl killed in shootout alongside her father, a fugitive murder suspect.

Wichita man sentenced in 'swatting' case that led to death

Sep. 26, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for his role in a hoax phone call that led police to shoot and kill an innocent man in 2017. Shane Gaskill was sentenced after pleading guilty in May to wire fraud, KSN reported. He was originally placed...

Hawaii man pleads not guilty to kidnap, sex assault of teen

Sep. 26, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl and forced her to smoke meth. Duncan Mahi, 52, also requested a trial by jury. Judge Wendy M. DeWeese maintained bail for Mahi at $2 million and set his trial...

Belgian justice minister under protection over kidnap plot

Sep. 26, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's justice minister remained under strict protection Monday after four people suspected of taking part in a plot by alleged drug criminals to kidnap him were arrested in the Netherlands. Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne said in a message on social media that...

EXPLAINER: Mexican army's role in students' disappearance

Sep. 25, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army's role in the disappearance of 43 college students, its participation in covering up the facts and its alleged links to organized crime are now at the center of a case that has shaken the nation. The government's Truth Commission declared the incident a...

Michigan governor hopeful makes light of Whitmer kidnap plot

Sep. 23, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican candidate for Michigan governor on Friday compared Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's policies to the 2020 plot to kidnap the Democratic incumbent, remarks that Democrats criticized as making light of a serious and dangerous crime. Tudor Dixon referred to...

Man indicted for kidnapping girl, forcing her to smoke meth

Sep. 22, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A 52-year-old Hawaii man was indicted this week on multiple counts after he allegedly forced a 15-year-old girl to tie up her boyfriend, then kidnapped and sexually assaulted her, as well as forced her to smoke meth. Authorities say Duncan Mahi walked up to the...