Mistrial declared in 2nd case involving trooper death
DENVER (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in a second trial of a truck driver accused of hitting and killing a Colorado State Patrol trooper in 2016 on Interstate 25.
Noe Gamez Ruiz had been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of Trooper Cody Donahue.
A first ...
Wreck becomes homicide probe after doctor find bullet wounds
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say what they initially thought was a traffic wreck on Interstate 77 in Columbia has turned into a homicide investigation.
Columbia Police spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said 22-year-old Shamar Johnson was ejected from his car after it crashed into a ...
El Salvador Supreme Court overturns abortion conviction
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s Supreme Court has overturned a 30-year sentence for a woman convicted in July of aggravated homicide for allegedly having an abortion.
The court ordered a new trial for Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz, who was released Friday after almost three ...
Judge: Hernandez’s child can’t sue NFL over brain disease
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the league’s concussion settlement and can’t separately pursue a $20 million suit over his diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease, a judge ruled.
Yet Hernandez’s death ...
Man sentenced in July 2015 shooting death in Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for a fatal shooting in 2015.
Fernando Diaz was sentenced Friday for involuntary manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old Christopher Galvan.
Topeka police responding to a call of a vehicle crash ...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man accused of fatally shooting his friend last year says blood and urine samples collected from him should be thrown out because they were obtained without a warrant.
The evidence was collected from Stasek Alexandr Stefanyuk following his arrest last ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman convicted of reckless homicide in the 2007 death of a baby boy at her home daycare is asking a Dane County judge to grant her a new trial based on new evidence.
Jennifer Hancock argues in her motion that medical testimony in her 2009 trial was so flawed that ...
The Latest: Arrest made in triple killing at California home
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a triple killing at a Southern California home (all times local):
A man who went to a hospital emergency room has been arrested on suspicion of killing three people at a Southern California home.
Newport Beach police say they ...
Coroner rules death in road rage confrontation as homicide
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a Loveland man following a road rage disturbance last week was homicide.
The Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald reports the Larimer ...
Target shooter who killed Utah teen avoids jail sentence
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A target shooter in Utah who accidentally shot and killed a 14-year-old boy was ordered to teach gun safety, in addition to paying a fine, community service and two years’ probation.
A judge on Wednesday sentenced Kayleen Richins, who was convicted of negligent ...
Louisiana teen cousin charged in 9-year-old’s shooting death
HARVEY, La. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the head and killed Wednesday night when an 18-year-old cousin tried to get his gun away from the youngster, a Louisiana sheriff said.
One bullet killed Marquis Thomas Jr., Jefferson Parish coroner’s chief investigator Mark Bone ...
The Latest: Accidentally shot boy’s mother: ‘Love your kids’
MARRERO, La. (AP) — The Latest on a 9-year-old who was accidentally killed (all times local):
The mother of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally shot and killed says to show your children love “because you never know what will happen.”
Markia (mark-EE-uh) Thomas of ...
Man accused of killing Milwaukee officer pleads not guilty
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a Milwaukee police officer who was serving a search warrant for drugs and weapons has pleaded not guilty.
Jordan Fricke entered the pleas to three charges, including first-degree intentional homicide, Thursday in a Milwaukee County ...
Police: 3 found dead in Newport Beach home, man detained
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two women and a man were found dead in a home in a community in Southern California.
Newport Beach police say officers made a welfare check at the home late Wednesday after a request by police in the nearby city of Irvine.
They say Irvine ...
Police: 16-year-old shot, in extremely critical condition
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a 16-year-old boy has died after being shot while riding in a car that had stopped at a red light.
Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Wednesday night that the boy had died and that investigators are trying to identify suspects in the case, which is being ...
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Driver faces April sentencing for role in fatal accident
WISNER, Neb. (AP) — A driver will be sentenced in April for his role in a three-vehicle accident in northeast Nebraska.
Cuming County Court records say 20-year-old Alexander Ausdemore pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. His sentencing is set for April ...
Ohio attorney general says rape suspect tied to 4 homicides
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio attorney general says DNA from a suspect facing charges in a 1997 rape case has been matched to four homicides.
Attorney General Dave Yost’s office would not provide details on the killings, which were mentioned in a statement Wednesday about the rape case in ...
Man given 14-year sentence for drug-induced homicide
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who admitted to supplying a fatal dose of heroin to an acquaintance has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Jackie Dunklin of Glen Ellyn was accused of supplying the drug to James Maulding, who on Jan. 1, 2017 was found unresponsive by Addison ...
FBI posts victim sketches drawn by admitted serial killer
DALLAS (AP) — The FBI has released sketches drawn by an admitted serial killer of some of his victims, along with other information on a string of unsolved cold-case homicides to which investigators say the man confessed.
Inmate serving life in slayings convicted in inmate’s death
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A prison inmate serving a life sentence in Philadelphia homicides now faces another life term in the death of a fellow inmate in northwestern Pennsylvania.
The Erie Times-News
Coroner: Crash that killed 3 was a suicide-double homicide
GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities say a man intentionally drove off a two-lane road at 80 mph and crashed into a tree, killing himself, his son and his grandfather last November.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol on Tuesday said an analysis of the computer that controls the car’s air ...
Parents of slain Bosnia student want to exhume his body
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The parents of a Bosnian student whose unresolved death inspired months of anti-government protests say they want to exhume their son’s remains and rebury them outside the country.
Davor Dragicevic and Suzana Radanovic said Wednesday they have filed a ...
Prosecutor: Death penalty to be sought in triple slaying
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor says he’ll seek the death penalty for a man charged with murder in the “execution-style” shootings of three people.
2 managers of New Delhi hotel where fire killed 17 arrested
NEW DELHI (AP) — Two managers of a New Delhi budget hotel where a fire killed 17 people have been arrested, police said Wednesday.
The general manager of the Arpit Palace Hotel, Rajender Singh, and manager, Vikar Kumar, were booked on suspicion of culpable homicide for the fire Tuesday, ...
Brothers held for alleged killing of missing California teen
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two Southern California brothers on suspicion of killing a 16-year-old girl who vanished last month.
Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said Tuesday that evidence dug out of the brothers’ Hesperia backyard led investigators to believe ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — DNA helped lead investigators to a suspect in a 25-year-old cold case murder investigation in Minneapolis, police said Tuesday.
The Minneapolis Police Department and the FBI announced the arrest in the 1993 killing of 35-year-old Jeanne Ann Childs of Minneapolis. Childs ...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 35 to 80 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing his girlfriend and beating her elderly mother a year ago in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Fifty-two-year-old Joseph Marchetti Jr. apologized Tuesday, saying “I can’t say sorry ...
Woman charged in friend’s fatal fall from vehicle roof
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman has been charged with reckless homicide in the death of a friend who fell from the roof of a vehicle she was driving in northwestern Indiana.
Phoenix police say suspect arrested in Dec. 31 homicide case
PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say they’ve arrested a suspect in a homicide case from late last year.
They say detectives developed probable cause to arrest 27-year-old Trevon Perry-Vandaveer on Monday.
The man killed has been identified as 50-year-old Somsack Vongprachanh.
Man gets 35 to 70 years in slaying in front of girl
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 35 to 70 years in prison for his role in what prosecutors said was a drug-fueled eastern Pennsylvania home invasion in which a father was gunned down in front of his young daughter.
The (Allentown) Morning Call
Drill sergeant gets 18 months for crash that killed recruits
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — A U.S. Army drill sergeant who said he was exhausted and working on four hours of sleep on the orders of his superiors will serve 18 months in prison for killing two recruits during a training accident at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.
Staff Sgt. Andrew Marrow ...
Plea deal: Man guilty in Florida fatal hit-and-run crash
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Court records in Florida say a man accused of driving 50 mph (80 kph) over the speed limit in a 2017 fatal hit-and-run crash has pleaded guilty.
The Palm Beach Post cites the records in a Monday
1 year, 1 day behind bars in baby’s drowning death
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A West Fargo man has been sentenced to a year and one day behind bars after his 8-month-old daughter drowned in a bathtub.
Twenty-eight-year-old Spencer Foner pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in November. Foner told police he put his daughter in a device that allows ...
Texas officials identify Florida woman as homicide victim
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Authorities in East Texas have identified a 21-year-old Florida woman as the person previously known as Lavender Doe after her body was found in 2006.
The Gregg County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Monday that authorities for years were unable to identify the ...
Driver charged in central Nebraska crash that killed 3
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A driver who survived a central Nebraska collision that killed three of her passengers has been charged with four felony counts.
Dawson County Court records say 20-year-old Angelique Kampmann, of Kearney, is charged with three counts of vehicular homicide while ...
More charges filed against man in highway worker’s death
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed additional charges against a 28-year-old man accused of hitting and killing a Montana highway worker last year.
The Billings Gazette
Loved ones remember Nashville musician killed in robbery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Family and friends gathered Monday to memorialize a young Nashville musician who was shot to death outside his home last week.
Five youths ages 12 to 16 have been charged with criminal homicide in the death of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets. But on Monday, those who knew ...
AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — Police say they have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found dead in a vehicle in Auburn from an apparent gunshot wound.
KOMO-TV reports officers responded ...
BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — The Rock County medical examiner has identified a man who was fatally shot in Beloit.
Twenty-eight-year-old James Tomten, of Janesville, died at the scene of the shooting on Saturday afternoon.
Beloit police say Tomten and his assailant apparently were acquainted. ...
Suspect charged in fatal shooting of Milwaukee officer
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man who was charged Sunday with killing a Milwaukee officer during a drug raid on his home told investigators that he didn’t realize it was police trying to break down his door, authorities said.
Jordan P. Fricke, 26, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and ...
The Latest: $1M cash bond set in Milwaukee police killing
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on suspect charged in fatal shooting of Milwaukee police officer (all times local):
A $1 million cash bond has been set for a Milwaukee man charged with killing a police officer during a drug raid on the suspect’s home last ...
Suspect is arrested in death of woman in West Valley City
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities in West Valley City say a suspect has been arrested in a homicide case.
West Valley police say 50-year-old Darren Byrd is jailed on suspicion of aggravated murder, child abuse, obstruction of justice, possession of a weapon by a restricted person and ...
Gun-seizure laws grow in popularity since Parkland shooting
In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are issuing an unprecedented number of seizure orders across the ...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In the middle of a drug deal, honor roll student Joshua Meeks was shot to death in Greenville County.
The body of the 16-year-old Mauldin High student was found dumped beside a road in Laurens County hours after he had been killed during the transaction, according ...
ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A 20-year-old man already charged in connection with a deadly shooting at a Chicago-area mall now faces murder and other charges.
Authorities say Jakharr Williams was indicted Friday by a grand jury on murder, attempted murder, battery and other charges stemming ...
Evidence from homicide cases found in retired cop’s home
DETROIT (AP) — A moving crew evicting a retired Detroit homicide detective from his home has found a locker with evidence from old cases.
Police Chief James Craig says he’s ordered an investigation into the Thursday discovery. He tells
BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Riverside County homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting by a Banning police officer during disturbance call at a home.
The Sheriff’s Department says several Banning officers responded to the disturbance late Thursday night and were attempting to ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say five juveniles in Tennessee are charged with fatally shooting a Nashville musician.
News outlets report police charged three girls ages 12, 14 and 15, and two boys, ages 13 and 16, with criminal homicide in the death of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets. Police ...