Homicide

FILE - In this Sunday Jan. 1, 2012, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) tries to break free of Buffalo Bills linebacker Chris Kelsay (90) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Massachusetts prisons officials said. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
April 21, 2017 - 6:22 am
BOSTON (AP) — Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez's brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same degenerative brain disease as Hall of Famer Junior Seau and former Bears defensive back Dave Duerson, who also took their own lives. Hernandez hanged himself in...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows Ivan Teleguz. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has called off Teleguz's execution in a murder-for-hire case, citing concerns about some of the information presented to jurors. The Democratic governor commuted the sentence to life in prison Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP, File)
April 21, 2017 - 4:20 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For weeks, supporters of a man sentenced to death in a 2006 murder-for-hire case urged Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life because they believe he may be innocent. In the end, they got their wish, but not because the governor doubts he's guilty. McAuliffe said...
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FILE- In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Tiffany Dickson, of Dunmore, widow of slain Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, is escorted by a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper during a preliminary hearing for accused killer Eric Frein at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford, Pa. "I don't have a break. I'm just really tired," Tiffany Dickson told jurors Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the trial of her husband's killer. "He was my break and he was a really good teammate. I'm just angry I can't grow old with him now." (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP, File)
April 20, 2017 - 7:20 pm
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The widow of a state police trooper shot and killed by a survivalist in a 2014 ambush described a sad, lonely life without him and said their two young sons are struggling. "I don't have a break. I'm just really tired," Tiffany Dickson, the widow of Cpl. Bryon Dickson II, told...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2014, file photo, Eric Frein is escorted by police out of the Pike County Courthouse after his arraignment in Milford, Pa. Frein, a survivalist who shot and killed a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and injured another in an ambush at their barracks, will now fight for his own life following his conviction, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, on capital murder charges. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
April 20, 2017 - 6:39 pm
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The widow of a state police trooper shot and killed by a survivalist in a 2014 ambush described a sad, lonely life without him and said their two young sons are struggling. "I don't have a break. I'm just really tired," Tiffany Dickson, the widow of Cpl. Bryon Dickson II, told...
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Racquel Smith, widow of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, arrives at the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in New Orleans, with supporters, for the second day of a sentencing hearing for Cardell Hayes, who killed her husband and shot her, and was convicted of manslaughter. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 20, 2017 - 5:10 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who killed retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith and wounded his wife after colliding in traffic last year was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for manslaughter, far less than the maximum prosecutors had called for. Cardell Hayes faced up to 60 years if given...
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Racquel Smith, widow of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, arrives at the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in New Orleans, with supporters, for the second day of a sentencing hearing for Cardell Hayes, who killed her husband and shot her, and was convicted of manslaughter. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 20, 2017 - 3:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who killed retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith during a traffic dispute cried about missing his son, insisted he acted in self-defense and apologized to Smith's family on Thursday. Cardell Hayes, who faces up to 60 years in prison for manslaughter and attempted...
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In this photo provided by the Noble County, Okla, Sheriff's Office, Nathan Aaron LeForce is pictured in an undated booking photo. Leforce, the suspect in the Tuesday, April 18, 2017 fatal shooting of Logan County Sheriff's Deputy David Wade, has been taken into custody. (Noble County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 3:42 pm
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A man suspected of fatally shooting an Oklahoma deputy is now charged with first-degree murder. Online court records show 45-year-old Nathan LeForce was charged Thursday in Logan...
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Racquel Smith, widow of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, enters the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse with supporters, for a sentencing hearing for Cardell Hayes, who was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 20, 2017 - 1:30 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who killed retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith during a traffic dispute cried about missing his son, insisted he acted in self-defense and apologized to Smith's widow and family during his sentencing hearing on Thursday. Cardell Hayes, who faces up to 60 years in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2014, file photo, Eric Frein is escorted by police out of the Pike County Courthouse after his arraignment in Milford, Pa. Frein, a survivalist who shot and killed a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and injured another in an ambush at their barracks, will now fight for his own life following his conviction, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, on capital murder charges. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
April 20, 2017 - 12:57 pm
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist who shot and killed a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and injured another in an ambush at their barracks will now fight for his own life following his conviction on capital murder charges. Eric Frein, 33, was convicted Wednesday of all 12 charges he faced more...
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April 20, 2017 - 12:18 am
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist who shot and killed a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and injured another in an ambush at their barracks will now fight for his own life following his conviction on capital murder charges. Eric Frein, 33, was convicted Wednesday of all 12 charges he faced more...
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