Homicide

August 01, 2017 - 11:19 am
BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to shooting her father to death while he was sleeping. The Bedford County District Attorney says 50-year-old Christy Zelanko pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree murder. Police tell WJAC-TV that Zelanko shot her 68-year-old father, James...
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August 01, 2017 - 11:10 am
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The owner of a day care center in Pennsylvania where a 3-month-old girl died on her first day has pleaded guilty to two charges related to the girl's death. The Northampton County District Attorney says Sharon Balleck, owner of the former Sharon's Day Care, pleaded guilty Monday...
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August 01, 2017 - 11:00 am
BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty after being charged with shooting and killing her father while he slept. The Bedford County District Attorney says Christy Zelanko pleaded guilty to third-degree murder Monday. Police tell WJAC-TV Zelanko shot her father in the chest five...
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August 01, 2017 - 10:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man charged with killing his 5-year-old son after a trip to Disneyland was expected to plead guilty during a court hearing Tuesday, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. The person said the agreement was still being finalized ahead of a scheduled...
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July 31, 2017 - 3:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The death of a Pittsburgh man more than two decades after he was shot has been ruled a homicide. The Allegheny County medical examiner's office attributed Thursday's death of 41-year-old Robert Minor to conditions stemming from the 1995 gunshot wound. County spokeswoman Amie Downs...
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Duane "Dog" Chapman, center, joins the family of Christian Rodgers and their lawyers Monday, July 31, 2017, as they announce a wrongful death lawsuit that claims New Jersey's new bail reform measures are to blame for Rodgers' shooting death in April 2017, in Trenton, N.J. Chapman, the former star of the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" television show, has been an outspoken critic of the reforms, which proponents say are meant to keep defendants from being stuck in jail mainly because they can't afford bail. Defendants named in the suit include Gov. Chris Christie, who has championed the reforms, and state Attorney General Christopher Porrino. (AP Photo/Bruce Shipkowski)
July 31, 2017 - 3:10 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has joined a legal effort to have New Jersey's new bail rules thrown out, claiming the changes are "not working and are causing deaths." Duane "Dog" Chapman spoke Monday during a news conference at the federal court building in Trenton...
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Duane "Dog" Chapman, center, joins the family of Christian Rodgers and their lawyers Monday, July 31, 2017, as they announce a wrongful death lawsuit that claims New Jersey's new bail reform measures are to blame for Rodgers' shooting death in April 2017, in Trenton, N.J. Chapman, the former star of the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" television show, has been an outspoken critic of the reforms, which proponents say are meant to keep defendants from being stuck in jail mainly because they can't afford bail. Defendants named in the suit include Gov. Chris Christie, who has championed the reforms, and state Attorney General Christopher Porrino. (AP Photo/Bruce Shipkowski)
July 31, 2017 - 2:56 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has joined a legal effort to have New Jersey's new bail rules thrown out, claiming the changes are "not working and are causing deaths." Duane "Dog" Chapman spoke Monday during a news conference at the federal court building in Trenton...
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July 31, 2017 - 12:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been convicted of manslaughter for killing a Polish man whose death raised concerns about hate crimes in Britain. A jury found the boy guilty on Monday of punching 40-year-old Arkadiusz Jozwik, who struck his head as he fell to the ground outside a pizza parlor...
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A woman places flowers near a supermarket in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, July 29, 2017. A man armed with a kitchen knife fatally stabbed one person at athe supermarket Friday in the northern German city of Hamburg and six others were injured as he fled, police said. He was overpowered and arrested. (Markus Scholz/dpa via AP)
July 29, 2017 - 2:37 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A Palestinian man who allegedly stabbed one person to death and wounded six others in Hamburg was known to authorities as a suspected Islamic radical but was also considered psychologically unstable, German officials said Saturday. The suspect, a 26-year-old who had no identity papers...
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July 29, 2017 - 8:30 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court has preliminarily sentenced eight people to death over charges of murder during an attack on a police station in a Cairo suburb in 2013. Saturday's ruling referred the case to the Grand Mufti — the country's top theological authority — to solicit his non-...
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