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Man gets life for killing woman who mistook his car for Uber

Jul. 27, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the 2019 abduction and murder of a 21-year-old college student who mistook his car for her Uber ride. The jury took a little more than an hour to find Nathaniel Rowland guilty of...

Mother of man killed in Colorado hammer attack testifies

Jul. 27, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Connie Bennett had a birthday gift to deliver to her granddaughter for her upcoming 8th birthday, so, at the end of a busy weekend nearly 40 years ago, she stopped by to drop off the organ and had an impromptu early celebration with cake and ice cream with her son...

Wisconsin man convicted after DNA helped unlock '76 slayings

Jul. 27, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — An 84-year-old man was convicted Tuesday of murder in the 1976 shootings of a couple camping in a northeast Wisconsin park, wrapping up a case that grew cold over more than four decades until DNA technology led to an arrest. A jury in Marinette...

Wisconsin Republican promises forensic election audit

Jul. 26, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican head of the Wisconsin Assembly elections committee said Monday she will ensure there is a “comprehensive, forensic examination” of ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election at the same time the state's nonpartisan audit bureau conducts a review....

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site

Jul. 23, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding a month of painstaking work removing layers of dangerous debris that were once piled several stories high. The June 24 collapse...

Expert: Slain Uber rider's DNA found under suspect's nails

Jul. 23, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A forensic scientist testified Friday that DNA found under the fingernails of the South Carolina man accused of killing a woman who mistook his car for her Uber ride is almost definitely the victim's. Prosecutors called several law enforcement...

3 decades later, Georgia man is charged with killing boy, 8

Jul. 23, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A convicted sex offender has been arrested more than 30 years after an 8-year-old boy was found dead in the woods of an Atlanta suburb. James Michael Coates, 56, faces multiple charges, including murder and aggravated child molestation in the 1988...

Firefighters end mission at Florida condo collapse; forensic experts keep trying to identify remains from wreckage.

Jul. 23, 2021 12:56 PM EDT
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters end mission at Florida condo collapse; forensic experts keep trying to identify remains from wreckage.

Vegas police: New DNA testing led to suspect in 1989 killing

Jul. 21, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tiny bits of DNA evidence and money from a donor helped investigators identify a suspect in the 1989 rape and killing of a 14-year-old Las Vegas girl, police said Wednesday. Darren Roy Marchand, the Las Vegas man now accused of attacking and strangling...

Man charged with fatally sitting on girl to get evaluation

Jul. 16, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A man charged with killing a 3-year-old girl by sitting on her will undergo a psychiatric evaluation before his case can proceed. Saginaw County District Judge M. Randall Jurrens signed an order Thursday sending 55-year-old John E. Graves to the...