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Prosecutors oppose vacating convictions of man who killed 3

Jan. 21, 2022 16:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors are opposed to vacating the murder convictions of a man who died in prison while appealing his death sentence for brutally killing three men more than 20 years ago in New England, according to a legal brief filed Friday. U.S. District Attorney for...

Man gets life sentence for deadly California rampage

Jan. 19, 2022 20:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man convicted of a Southern California rampage that included shootings, carjackings and murder was sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole by a judge who called him “evil personified." Artyom Gasparyan, 38, was sentenced Tuesday in Los Angeles...

Court weighs vacating convictions of man who killed 3 men

Jan. 19, 2022 10:54 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is considering whether to vacate the murder convictions of a man who died in prison while appealing his death sentence for brutally killing three men in New England more than 20 years ago. Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers are expected...

Man convicted in deadly 2016 carjacking sentenced to prison

Jan. 19, 2022 09:32 AM EST

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and nine other felonies in a deadly 2016 carjacking has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Melford Newlon, 22, was sentenced Tuesday for the September 2016 shooting death of 71-year-old Steven White...

3 teens charged in shooting of off-duty Milwaukee detective

Jan. 18, 2022 16:49 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Three teens were charged Tuesday in the shooting of an-duty Milwaukee police detective who intervened during an armed robbery after one of the suspects was unsuccessful in an attempted carjacking. The alleged shooter, Keasean Ellis-Brown, 18, of Milwaukee, is...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 18, 2022 13:19 PM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. January 18, 2022. Editorial: State should boost fund to municipalities and help control property taxes Costs are rising for all of us. Inflation has increased the price of everything from gas and groceries to new and used...

Florida man accused in carjacking confesses to killing a man

Jan. 17, 2022 17:18 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who was arrested in a carjacking case told investigators he had also killed a man a week earlier, sheriff's officials said Monday. After being arrested Sunday for the carjacking, Alexander Acs, 33, rode with Orange County Sheriff's detectives to an...

Woman accused in off-duty officer slaying faces new charges

Jan. 12, 2022 16:02 PM EST

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of the New Year's Eve carjacking and shooting death of an off-duty Cleveland police officer has now been indicted in two earlier armed robberies, prosecutors said. Tamara McLoyd, 18, of Garfield Park and another 18-year-old woman are charged...

Cleveland officer killed during carjacking memorialized

Jan. 11, 2022 16:06 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The twin sister of slain Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek said at his funeral Tuesday she knew as children her brother wanted to be a cop as they played with their first set of walkie talkies using call signs “Peanut Butter” and “Jelly.” Summer Bartek...

Woman indicted in fatal shooting of off-duty Cleveland cop

Jan. 07, 2022 16:35 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury in Cleveland indicted an 18-year-old woman Friday in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Cleveland police officer during a carjacking. Tamara McLoyd, of Garfield Heights, faces aggravated murder and numerous other charges in the death of officer Shane...