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No bond reduction for 4 teens in fatal carjacking

Aug. 12, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bond reduction was denied Friday for four teenagers facing murder charges in the death of a woman whose arm was severed in a New Orleans carjacking. News outlets in New Orleans report that the bond for each of the four will remain $1 million. ...

Woman convicted in fatal shooting of off-duty Ohio officer

Aug. 03, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman was convicted Wednesday of murder in the shooting of an off-duty Cleveland police officer during a carjacking on New Year's Eve. Tamara McLoyd, 19, of Garfield Heights, faces a potential life term with no chance for parole when she is sentenced later this...

Hearing set for 2 teens in pastor's killing in Memphis

Aug. 02, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A hearing has been set for two youths who may be charged as adults in the carjacking and fatal shooting of a United Methodist Church leader in Memphis, Tennessee. A Juvenile Court judge on Monday set a Sept. 12 hearing for two 15-year-old boys charged with...

2nd teen charged with killing United Methodist Church leader

Jul. 26, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A second 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the carjacking and shooting of a United Methodist Church leader in Memphis, Tennessee, police said. The teenager was charged with first-degree murder, carjacking and other offenses after meeting with...

Police bodycam video shows teen raising arms before shot

Jul. 21, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police bodycam video of an officer shooting a 13-year-old boy appears to show the boy raising his hands in the air a moment before shots were fired, according to an attorney for the boy’s family. The shooting May 18 on the city’s West Side left the boy paralyzed....

Teens charged after United Methodist Church leader is killed

Jul. 19, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal shooting of a pastor and leader of the United Methodist Church during a carjacking in Memphis, Tennessee. The Rev. Autura Eason-Williams was shot Monday afternoon outside of her home, the...

LA police arrest man, rescue child after carjacking, chase

Jul. 12, 2022 07:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man stole a woman’s car with a sleeping child in the back as she shopped in a convenience store in south Los Angeles, police said. KABC-TV reported the woman saw her car moving away Monday night and ran after it, beginning a chase that lasted nearly an hour. ...

Nearly 20 years later, father convicted in death of boy

Jul. 02, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Nearly two decades after a disabled 9-year-old Missouri boy went missing, his father has been convicted of killing him. St. Louis County jurors on Friday found 49-year-old Dawan Ferguson guilty of first-degree murder. Jurors deliberated less than three hours....

Former officer charged with tampering, lying after shooting

Jul. 01, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware police officer charged with evidence tampering and lying to investigators in connection with his shooting and wounding of a carjacking suspect has lost a bid to dismiss the case. A Superior Court judge on Friday refused to dismiss the indictment...

Police: 5 teens arrested in carjacking of shot Uber driver

Jun. 30, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Five New Orleans teens are in custody after being found with an SUV stolen from an Uber driver who had been shot and left wounded by a New Orleans roadside, police in the suburb of Slidell said Thursday. The teens were arrested in Slidell late Tuesday morning,...