Homicide

An expert operates a sonar monitoring device from inside a dinghy on a man-made toxic lake in Mitsero, outside of capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, May 4, 2019. The sonar scan of the lake that's a part of a defunct mine aims to locate suitcases in which a self-confessed serial killer placed the bodies of a woman and a girl. The suspect, a 35 year-old Cypriot army captain, told police that he killed seven women and girls. Search crews had previously retrieved from the lake one suitcase containing the body of an adult woman. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 05, 2019 - 11:04 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on what is thought to be the first serial killer case in Cyprus (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A Cyprus police spokesman says investigators hunting for bodies dumped by a suspected serial killer pulled a suitcase containing decomposing human remains from a toxic late...
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A woman holds a banner that shows seven impersonal face in memory of the seven victims outside of the presidential palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, May 3, 2019. Hundreds of people turned out in front of Cyprus' presidential palace to remember the five foreign women and 2 girls that a military officer has confessed to killing. The officer is widely acknowledged to be Cyprus' first serial killer.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 05, 2019 - 5:47 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A man who has confessed to killing seven foreign women and girls in Cyprus is being investigated on additional charges of raping a foreign woman he had photographed as a model, a police investigator said Sunday. The comments in court by Criminal Investigation Department Chief...
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Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos appears on video from Jefferson County jail, Friday, May 3, 2019 in Golden, Colo. Prosecutors on Friday filed 40 charges, including four counts of vehicular homicide, against Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, a 23-year-old truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people last week on a Colorado highway. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos of Houston was "operating the vehicle under circumstances where he was exhibiting extreme indifference to the value of human life," said Jefferson County District Attorney Pete Weir. (Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 5:53 pm
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday filed 40 charges, including four counts of vehicular homicide, against a 23-year-old truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people on a Colorado highway last week. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos of Houston was "operating the vehicle...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, Johanna Morrow plays the didgeridoo during a memorial service for Justine Ruszczyk Damond at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. The city of Minneapolis is paying $20 million to settle a lawsuit over former police officer Mohamed Noor's fatal shooting of the unarmed Damond who approached his squad car after calling 911 to report a possible crime. Mayor Jacob Frey announced the settlement Friday, May 3, 2019, three days after a jury convicted Noor of murder and manslaughter in the 2017 death of Damond. Frey called the settlement "a way for our city to move forward." (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
May 03, 2019 - 2:37 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis will pay $20 million to the family of an unarmed woman fatally shot by a police officer when she approached his squad car after calling 911 to report a possible crime, city leaders announced Friday. Mayor Jacob Frey and City Council members detailed the...
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FILE- In this March 11, 2002 file photo, Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin watches during the sentencing portion of his trial in Atlanta. Al-Amin, the militant civil rights leader known in the 1960s as H. Rap Brown who was convicted of killing Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Kinchen and wounding Deputy Aldranon English in a shootout in March 2000, is challenging his imprisonment, saying his constitutional rights were violated at trial. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
May 03, 2019 - 11:03 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The 1960s black militant formerly known as H. Rap Brown is challenging his imprisonment for the killing of a sheriff's deputy in 2000, saying his constitutional rights were violated at trial. The 75-year-old inmate, who converted to Islam and now goes by the name Jamil Abdullah Al-...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong leaves Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia. A Vietnamese embassy translator says the Vietnamese woman who was tried for the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader has been released from a Malaysian prison. Maridam Yacfar told reporters at the prison Friday, May 3, 2019, that Doan Thi Huong looked "happy" but couldn't give further details. Huong's lawyers have said she is expected to be taken to the immigration office before flying back to Hanoi later Friday.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
May 03, 2019 - 11:02 am
KAJANG, Malaysia (AP) — A Vietnamese woman who was tried in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader in a Malaysian airport was released from prison on Friday prison and flew back to Hanoi. Doan Thi Huong expressed her gratitude "to everybody who prayed for me" in a video...
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Members of the Cyprus Special Disaster Response Unit are seen in boat as they search for suitcases in a man-made lake, near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Cyprus police spokesman Andreas Angelides said authorities are working to overcome difficulties in locating two bodies inside a toxic lake where the suspect — a 35-year-old Cypriot army captain — told investigators he dumped them after putting them inside suitcases. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 03, 2019 - 9:22 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — It's more than the grizzly body count that's numbed people on the small east Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus. The country may have experienced mass killings decades ago during inter-ethnic conflict, but the self-confessed crimes of an army captain are something new for...
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A diver is lowered into a man-made lake to search for suitcases containing the bodies of three victims, near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, May 2, 2019. The justice minister in Cyprus resigned amid mounting criticism that police bungled their investigations when some of the seven foreign women and girls slain by a serial killer were initially reported missing. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 03, 2019 - 8:42 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus fired the small island nation's police chief Friday, saying botched missing person investigations might have allowed a self-confessed serial killer to claim more victims. President Nicos Anastasiades' action came the day after Cyprus' justice minister...
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FILE - This undated file photo made available by the Georgia Department of Correction shows Scotty Garnell Morrow, who is set to die Thursday, May 2, 2019. When Morrow killed his ex-girlfriend and her friend nearly 25 years ago, his actions were spontaneous and emotionally fueled and shouldn't be punished by death, his lawyers argue. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a clemency hearing for Wednesday, May 1, 2019, and on Tuesday released a declassified clemency application submitted by Morrow's lawyers. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 9:50 pm
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A man who shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago was executed Thursday evening in Georgia. Scotty Garnell Morrow's approximate time of death was 9:38 p.m., Warden Benjamin Ford told witnesses at the state prison in Jackson. Morrow, 52, was...
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FILE - This undated file photo made available by the Georgia Department of Correction shows Scotty Garnell Morrow, who is set to die Thursday, May 2, 2019. When Morrow killed his ex-girlfriend and her friend nearly 25 years ago, his actions were spontaneous and emotionally fueled and shouldn't be punished by death, his lawyers argue. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a clemency hearing for Wednesday, May 1, 2019, and on Tuesday released a declassified clemency application submitted by Morrow's lawyers. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 8:59 pm
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Georgia man who killed two women nearly 25 years ago (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Georgia has executed a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago. The Georgia attorney general's office said in a...
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