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Oregon man accused of stalking charged in accuser's killing

Feb. 02, 2023 17:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been charged with murder in the killing of a man who had accused him of stalking after the defendant allegedly had an affair with the victim's wife. Hillsboro police said they arrested Steven Milner on Tuesday in the killing of 56-year-old...

NJ councilwoman found shot to death outside of her home

Feb. 02, 2023 17:09 PM EST

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey borough councilwoman was found shot to death in an SUV outside of her home, authorities said. Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, 30, was found at around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Middlesex County prosecutor’s office. She had...

Financial misdeeds allowed in Alex Murdaugh murder trial

Feb. 02, 2023 16:54 PM EST

A judge has ruled that prosecutors can call witnesses to testify how Alex Murdaugh allegedly stole money as part of the double murder trial for the disbarred South Carolina attorney as long as they can show it is convincing evidence and linked to the killings. Judge Clifton Newman on...

7th Memphis officer disciplined, EMTs fired in Nichols death

Feb. 02, 2023 16:29 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two more Memphis police officers have been disciplined and three emergency responders fired in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols, officials said Monday, widening the circle of punishment for the shocking display of police brutality after video showed many more people...

Jury: Suspected serial killer guilty in teen's death in '70s

Feb. 02, 2023 15:11 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest was found guilty by a southwest Washington jury for slaying 17-year-old Martha Morrison of Portland, Oregon, nearly 50 years ago. After about 90 minutes of deliberation Wednesday, the Clark County jury found Forrest...

2 California teens held in killings over illegal vape sale

Feb. 02, 2023 14:48 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two Southern California teenagers have been arrested in connection with the killings of two young men last month during a meeting involving the illegal sale of vape products, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. A 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday...

Green Bay man wanted in double homicide captured in Arkansas

Feb. 02, 2023 12:48 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have captured a Green Bay man wanted in a double homicide in Arkansas. WLUK-TV reported Wednesday that 48-year-old Richard Sotka was arrested Sunday and charged in Brown County, Wisconsin, with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide with...

Military places restive areas of Myanmar under martial law

Feb. 02, 2023 11:16 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Martial law was declared in several areas of military-run Myanmar on Thursday, a day after authorities announced that a state of emergency has been extended throughout the country, which is wracked by violence that some U.N. experts have described as a civil war. ...

Florida could end unanimous jury requirement for executions

Feb. 02, 2023 01:55 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers proposed legislation making it easier to send convicts to death row by eliminating a unanimous jury requirement in capital punishment sentencing — a response to anger from victims’ families following a verdict sparing a school...

Texas executes inmate for 2007 fatal shooting of Dallas cop

Feb. 01, 2023 20:46 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas on Wednesday executed an inmate convicted of fatally shooting a Dallas police officer nearly 16 years ago after a high-speed chase. Wesley Ruiz, 43, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas, for the March 2007 killing...