Homicide

A police officer works the scene where a man was reportedly hit and killed by a float of the Krewe of Endymion parade in the runup to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. A person was struck by a float and fatally injured Saturday evening during one of the iconic parades of the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, authorities said. It was the second death in days to mar this year's Carnival festivities. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
February 22, 2020 - 10:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous Saturday night street parade in New Orleans, the second person in days killed along a parade route in this year's Carnival season, authorities said. A city agency tasked with emergency preparedness tweeted that...
Read More
Jury selection began Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in the trial of Jeremy Christian, accused of killing two men and slashing another in 2017 on a Portland, Oregon, MAX train after they confronted Christian while he was shouting racist slurs at two teenage girls. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 8:53 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing two people who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young black women on a Portland, Oregon, commuter train was convicted of murder Friday after an emotional trial that featured testimony from both women and the sole...
Read More
February 21, 2020 - 3:43 pm
ROME (AP) — Defense lawyers in the case of two American teenagers accused of slaying an Italian police officer in Rome complained Friday that translations of conversations intercepted in the suspects' jail were so poorly done that the meaning of the words plays out in the prosecution's favor...
Read More
Gillian Millane, mother of murdered British backpacker Grace, holds up a photo during her victim impact statement via video link from England, at the sentencing of the man found guilty of her murder at the Auckland High Court in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. The killer, who has name suppression, has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years. (Dean Purcel/New Zealand Herald via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 2:59 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for murdering a young British backpacker, whose mother told the court the stealing of her daughter's life had ripped a hole in her heart. Grace Millane was strangled to death on her 22nd birthday in December...
Read More
February 20, 2020 - 10:25 pm
CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday. Jonathan Watson, 41,...
Read More
Relatives post a photo of Fatima, a 7-year-old girl who was abducted from the entrance of the Enrique C. Rebsamen primary school and later murdered, at her home in Mexico City, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The girl's body was found wrapped in a bag and abandoned in a rural area on Saturday and was identified by genetic testing. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
February 20, 2020 - 1:55 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A woman who allegedly took a seven-year-old girl away from school to be killed may have lived with the girl's family for a while in Mexico City to escape domestic violence. The revelation may explain why the girl identified only as “Fatima” went willingly with the suspect -...
Read More
February 20, 2020 - 11:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Police in London said a man was stabbed during afternoon prayers at one of the city's biggest mosques Thursday and officers detained another man on suspicion of attempted murder. The Metropolitan Police force said officers called to London Central Mosque found a man in his 70s with...
Read More
FILE — In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Thabane will be charged with the June 2017 killing of his former wife, Lipolelo, a top police official said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 20, 2020 - 9:22 am
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be charged with the June 2017 killing of his estranged wife, Lipolelo, a top police official said Thursday, and the prime minister announced he would be stepping down. The southern southern African kingdom already has watched,...
Read More
Defendant Willie Cory Godbolt, left, cries as he listens to testimony from Shayla Edwards Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, on Day 5 of the capital murder trial of Godbolt at the Pike County Courthouse in Magnolia, Miss. A witness testified Tuesday that Godbolt, on trial in the 2017 shooting deaths of eight people, showed up at her house the night of the killings and that he was carrying two rifles and told her that he had killed a sheriff's deputy. (Donna Campbell/The Daily Leader via AP, Pool)
February 20, 2020 - 1:46 am
MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — Testimony from a Mississippi woman whose son and nephew were two of the eight victims killed in an early morning shooting in 2017 was so emotional that the man accused of killing them was in tears. The Daily Leader reports that Shayla Edwards took the stand Wednesday and...
Read More
February 19, 2020 - 9:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, a prominent family therapist and the former fiancee of comedian Drew Carey, was charged Wednesday with her murder. Dr. Amie Harwick died over the weekend after Gareth Pursehouse allegedly threw her over the third-floor...
Read More

Pages