Homicide

May 16, 2019 - 4:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An American man arrested earlier this week in Mexico after running over several people with a truck in a chaotic chase to a border crossing in San Diego has been identified as a Utah man with an extensive criminal record. Summer Draper told ABC10 TV station in San Diego that...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar Green Beret, who died from non-combat related injuries in Mali in June 2017. The attorney for Navy SEAL Adam Matthews, one of four U.S. servicemen charged in the death of Melgar, said Matthews will plead guilty Thursday, May 16, 2019, to hazing, assault and other charges. But a murder charge will be dropped. (U.S. Army via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 12:10 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy SEAL has pleaded guilty to hazing and assault charges for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa. Adam Matthews entered the plea at a court-martial hearing Thursday at a Virginia naval base. Matthews is one of four U.S. service...
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Pallbearer guide the casket to a waiting hearse after the memorial service for Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the assault on the STEM Highlands Ranch School, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 15, 2019 - 9:27 pm
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Nearly 2,000 people turned out Wednesday for a memorial service to honor the Colorado teenager who was killed while charging one of the two gunmen who opened fire inside a high school and shot nine people just days before graduation. A line of Jeeps and trucks...
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In this still image taken from security video and provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a woman shoves a 74-year-old man off a public transit bus on March 21, 2019. The man, Serge Fournier, hit his head on the sidewalk and died a month later. The Clark County coroner ruled his death a homicide resulting from his injuries. Cadesha Michelle Bishop was arrested Monday, May 13, 2019, and is scheduled to appear in court on May 21. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 6:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas have released security video they say shows a woman shoving a 74-year-old man off a public bus after witnesses say he asked her to be nice to other passengers. The video shows Serge Fournier landing face-first on a sidewalk east of downtown on March 21. He died...
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, right, and Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith take questions from reporters during a press conference at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Pritzker says the work has begun with a DCFS review of 1,100 cases to ensure that proper steps were taken. The agency's actions have been questioned in the cases of three children under its care who have died since January. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 4:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois's child welfare agency reviewed all 1,100 of its ongoing abuse and neglect cases as part of a stepped-up effort to right a department that's facing criticism for failing to prevent the deaths of three children under its watch since January, the governor announced...
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FILE - In this 2010 file image from video courtesy of WMUR television of Manchester, N.H., Pamela Smart is shown during an interview at the corrections facility in Bedford Hills, N.Y. Smart is again asking for a chance at freedom after she was sentenced to life in prison without parole for recruiting her teenage lover William "Billy" Flynn to kill her husband Gregg Smart in 1990 in Derry, N.H. A council meets Wednesday, May 15, 2019, to consider her appeal for a hearing for parole consideration or reduced sentence. A similar request was denied nearly 14 years earlier. (WMUR Television via AP, File)
May 15, 2019 - 2:37 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Pamela Smart, a former high school employee convicted of recruiting her teenage lover to kill her husband, was denied a sentence reduction hearing Wednesday nearly 30 years after a sensational trial that inspired books and a Nicole Kidman movie. Smart was 22 and working as a...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019 file photo, Devon Erickson, the accused STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter, appears at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock, Colo. Prosecutors are expected to file charges Wednesday morning, May 15, against the suspects, Erickson, and 16-year-old Alec McKinney, who are accused of killing student Kendrick Castillo and wounding eight other classmates at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7. The memorial service for Castillo who is hailed as a hero for tackling one of the gunmen is set for Wednesday afternoon. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)
May 15, 2019 - 11:43 am
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the Colorado school shooting (all times local): 10:40 a.m. One of two teens charged in the deadly attack on a suburban Denver school has appeared in court after being charged with multiple counts of murder, theft and arson in the attack. Unlike his initial...
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May 14, 2019 - 8:09 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. House members re-introduced legislation Tuesday that calls for the Justice Department to review how law enforcement agencies respond to cases of missing and slain Native Americans as the nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue gains momentum. The...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo John T. Earnest appears for his arraignment hearing in San Diego. The 19-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting at a Southern California synagogue is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday, May 14, 2019, on federal hate crime charges. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
May 14, 2019 - 5:12 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The man suspected of killing a woman in a shooting at a Southern California synagogue pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Tuesday. John T. Earnest spoke twice during the brief hearing — to acknowledge his name and to say he agreed with his court-appointed attorney's...
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James Michael Wright is shown in an undated photo provided by the Washington County, Va., Sheriff's Office. Wright, 23, of Mendota, Va., has been charged with three counts of capital murder, the sheriff's office in Washington County, Virginia, announced Monday, May 13, 2019. Wright is accused of fatally shooting three women he met while working for a traveling carnival. (Washington County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 4:40 pm
Two missing women and a missing teenage girl were shot to death by a carnival worker who met them through the traveling show, authorities in Virginia say. James Michael Wright, 23, is accused of killing the women in February and March near his home in a far western corner of rural Virginia. "...
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