Homicide

February 29, 2020 - 3:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said video footage of police shooting and wounding a suspect inside a downtown Chicago train station is “extremely disturbing” and that she supports the interim police superintendent's request for prosecutors to be sent directly to the scene — an unusual or perhaps...
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FILE - This Jan 28, 2019, file booking photo released by St. Louis Police Department shows Nathaniel Hendren. The former St. Louis police officer accused of involuntary manslaughter in the January 2019 shooting death of a female colleague pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, and was sentenced to seven years in prison. (St. Louis Police Department via AP, File)
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February 28, 2020 - 12:25 pm
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis police officer accused of accidentally killing a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Nathaniel Hendren, 30, had been scheduled to go to trial March 23 on charges of first-...
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Defendant Willie Cory Godbolt, center, reacts after he is sentenced to death for each of four counts of capital murder at the Pike County Courthouse in Magnolia, Miss., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Pictured with Godbolt are defense attorneys Alison Steiner, left, and Katherine Poor, right. On Tuesday, Godbolt was convicted of killing eight people in May 2017, in Brookhaven. (Donna Campbell/The Daily Leader via AP, Pool)
February 28, 2020 - 12:42 am
MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man was given four death sentences by a jury on Thursday, hours after he spoke in court and blamed the devil for his actions the night eight people were shot to death. Willie Cory Godbolt, 37, was convicted Tuesday of the May 2017 slayings of eight people. Four...
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February 26, 2020 - 10:42 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who was holding his granddaughter before she fell from a cruise ship window and plunged to her death in Puerto Rico said he has agreed to a plea deal "to help end part of this nightmare." Salvatore Anello filed documents Monday in a Puerto Rico court to change...
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This undated Department of Motor Vehicles photo provided by the Maryland Heights Police Department shows Michael J. Honkomp. Honkomp has been charged with first-degree murder after he shot and killed a worker at a crowded suburban St. Louis community center before an officer who was outside the building rushed in and opened fire on the gunman, possibly preventing a much larger tragedy, authorities said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Maryland Heights Police Department via AP)
February 26, 2020 - 8:18 am
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — A part-time janitor has been charged with first-degree murder after he shot and killed a worker at a crowded suburban St. Louis community center before an officer who was outside the building rushed in and opened fire on the gunman, possibly preventing a much larger...
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Gabriel Natale Hjorth and Finnegan Lee Elder attend the opening of the trial for the killing of Italian policeman Mario Cerciello Rega in Rome , TO SEND , Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
February 26, 2020 - 5:45 am
ROME (AP) — After months in a Rome jail, a pair of boyhood pals from California went on trial Wednesday, accused of murdering an Italian policeman during a summer vacation in Italy. The Carabinieri paramilitary officer, Deputy Brigadier Mario Cerciello Rega, was unarmed and on plainclothes...
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FILE - In this March 18, 1980 file photo, Roy Lewis Norris, a Redondo Beach electrician, stands in court as he listens to charges read against him in the death of five teen-aged girls in a Torrance, Calif., courtroom. Norris pleaded guilty to five counts of murder in the rape-torture of the five, as well as two counts of rape and one count of robbery in a plea bargain to avoid the death penalty. At left is his attorney Ray Legg. California officials say one of the so-called "Tool Box Killers," who preyed on teenage girls in Southern California more than 40 years ago, has died. Norris, now 72, died of natural causes on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at California Medical Facility. Norris had been serving a 45-years-to-life sentence. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)
February 25, 2020 - 1:55 pm
VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Roy Lewis Norris one of the “Tool Box Killers” who preyed on teenage girls in Southern California more than 40 years ago has died, state corrections officials said Tuesday. Norris and Lawrence Sigmond Bittaker kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered five girls in 1979...
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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 23, 2020 - 9:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said. The man was fatally injured Saturday evening as the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, flames engulf the public library in Porterville, Calif. Murder charges were filed Friday against two 13-year-old boys suspected of starting the blaze that killed two firefighters at the central California library. (Charles Whisnand/The Porterville Recorder via AP, File)
February 23, 2020 - 7:46 pm
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against two 13-year-old boys suspected of starting a blaze that killed two firefighters at a central California library. Police said the boys were arrested after they were seen running from Porterville City Library shortly after flames...
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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...
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