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South Dakota man sentenced to nearly 90 years in prison for his baby son's 2021 death

Apr. 20, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge on Friday sentenced a Sioux Falls man to nearly 90 years in prison in connection with the 2021 death of his baby son. Second Circuit Court Judge Camela Theeler sentenced 24-year-old Dylan Castimore to 100 years with 10 years suspended...

Man who won primary election while charged with murder convicted on lesser charge

Apr. 19, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man who won a primary election for a township board position while charged with killing his estranged wife has been found guilty of the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. A Boone County jury convicted Andrew Wilhoite, 41, of Lebanon on...

A convicted rapist is charged with murder in the killing of a Connecticut visiting nurse

Apr. 19, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

A convicted rapist was charged with murder and attempted sexual assault Friday in the killing of a visiting nurse at a Connecticut halfway house for sex offenders in October — a crime that spurred calls for better safety measures for home health care workers. Authorities added the...

3 Northern California law enforcement officers charged in death of man held facedown on the ground

Apr. 19, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three Northern California law enforcement officers have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man who was pinned facedown during a 2021 incident that drew comparisons to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The charges against...

Northern Ireland prosecutor says UK soldiers involved in Bloody Sunday won't face perjury charges

Apr. 19, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fifteen British soldiers who allegedly lied to an inquiry into Bloody Sunday, one of the deadliest days of the decades-long Northern Ireland conflict, will not face perjury charges, prosecutors said Friday. There was insufficient evidence to convict the soldiers or a...

Man granted parole for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of 2 Dartmouth College professors

Apr. 18, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who has served more than half of his life in prison for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two married Dartmouth College professors as part of a plan to rob and kill people before fleeing overseas was granted parole Thursday. James Parker was 16 when...

Alabama court authorizes executing a man convicted of killing a delivery driver

Apr. 18, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday authorized the execution of a man convicted of killing a delivery driver who stopped at an ATM. Justices granted the Alabama attorney general's request to authorize an execution date for Keith Edmund Gavin, 64. Gov....

Indianapolis man charged with murder in fatal shootings of 3 at apartment complex

Apr. 18, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man has been formally charged with murder in last week's fatal shootings of three people at a central Indiana apartment complex, authorities said. Malik Shaw, 24, was charged Wednesday with three counts of murder for his alleged role in the...

Man charged with 4 University of Idaho deaths was out for a drive that night, his attorneys say

Apr. 18, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Bryan Kohberger, the man charged in the deaths of four University of Idaho students in late 2022, was out for a drive the night they were killed, his attorneys said in a new court filing that lays out more details of the alibi defense he intends to use at his trial. ...

Judge hears testimony in man's bid for a new trial for girl's 1988 killing

Apr. 18, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man convicted of killing a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago launched his latest bid on Thursday for a new trial by trying to convince a judge that advances in DNA testing raise questions about his guilt. The attorney for Dennis Dechaine...