Homicide

May 19, 2019 - 7:50 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Two Maltese soldiers have pleaded not guilty to charges they participated in a racially-motivated, fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast. The two men, Lorin Scicluna and Francesco Fenech, were also charged Sunday with the April 6 attempted murder of two other...
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A memorial of flowers, balloons, a cross and photo of victim Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, are displayed on the lawn, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Chicago, outside the home where Ochoa-Lopez was murdered last month. Assistant State's Attorney James Murphy says a pregnant Ochoa-Lopez, who was killed and whose baby was cut from her womb, was strangled while being shown a photo album of the late son and brother of her attackers. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
May 19, 2019 - 6:28 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Police and Illinois' child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn't alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed. The woman, Clarisa Figueroa, was charged more than...
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This combination of booking photos provided by the Chicago Police Department on Thursday, May 16, 2019 shows from left, Pioter Bobak, 40; Clarisa Figueroa, 46; and Desiree Figueroa, 24. Charges against them come three weeks after 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez disappeared and a day after her body was discovered in a garbage can in the backyard of Clarissa Figueroa's home in Chicago's Southwest Side. Police said the teenager was strangled and her baby cut from her body. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
May 17, 2019 - 7:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A mother plotted for months to acquire a newborn before she and her daughter strangled a pregnant Chicago woman and cut her baby from her womb using a butcher's knife, prosecutors said Friday as they revealed gruesome new details about the case. Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was lured to...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Dimitris Koufodinas smiles as he leaves Korydallos prison in western Athens. A Greek far-left extremist serving 11 life terms for a string of murders is vowing to continue "until the end" with a hunger strike after judges rejected his bid for new leave from prison. A lawyer representing Koufodinas, chief hit man for the November 17 group that killed 23 people from 1975-2000, says her client will also refuse medical assistance. (Yannis Kotsiaris/InTime News via AP, file)
May 17, 2019 - 5:45 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's top prosecutor late Friday ordered a review of a decision to deny temporary leave from prison to a hunger-striking extremist who is serving multiple life terms for 11 murders by the country's deadliest far-left group. The move by supreme court prosecutor Xeni...
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Abigail and Jonathan Dysinger, center, pray during a vigil for Donnie Johnson, Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Johnson was executed by lethal injection Thursday for suffocating his wife, Connie Johnson, in a Memphis camping center that he managed in 1984. The vigil was held at Riverside Seventh-Day Adventist Church, where Johnson served as an elder while in prison, even though he was never able to visit the church. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 16, 2019 - 11:17 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his wife decades ago at a camping center he managed in Memphis prayed and sang hymns as he was put to death Thursday in Tennessee. Don Johnson, 68, was executed via lethal injection inside a maximum-security Nashville prison for the 1984...
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Arnulfo Ochoa, the father of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, is surrounded by family members and supporters, as he walks into the Cook County medical examiner's office to identify his daughter's body, Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 11:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman who sold baby clothes to a pregnant woman and lured her back to her house with an offer of more clothing has been charged with murder after allegedly strangling the woman with a cord and cutting the infant from her womb, police said Thursday. Clarisa Figueroa, 46,...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Dallas County, Texas, Sheriff's Office shows Billy Chemirmir. Chemirmir, previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman, has been charged with killing several other elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole, authorities said Thursday, May 16, 2019. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 10:43 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman has been charged with killing at least 11 more elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole, authorities said Thursday. Kim Leach, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney's office, said 46-...
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CORRECTS VICTIM'S LAST NAME TO OCHOA-LOPEZ INSTEAD OF OCHOA-URIOSTEGUI - Chicago police watch over a home in Chicago, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, where Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was found strangled and her baby cut from her womb. Police and family members said Ochoa-Lopez went to the home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 8:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The grisly act is rare, yet it's common enough to have a name: fetal abduction. The latest case out of Chicago — in which 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was strangled and her baby cut from her womb — has similarities to many of the roughly 30 similar crimes carried out over the last...
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May 16, 2019 - 5:35 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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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 - 10:27 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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