Homicide

June 18, 2017 - 10:42 am
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A mother's grief is behind a bill in New York's legislature that would allow prosecutors to charge dealers of heroin and other opioids with homicide when their wares cause an overdose death. Patty Farrell began pushing for the law after she found her 18-year-old daughter Laree...
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June 17, 2017 - 8:43 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An 18-year-old and two juveniles have been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that wounded two girls during a school picnic at a Chicago playground. The Chicago Police Department announced the charges Saturday night in a news release. Eighteen-year-old...
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Demonstrators hold signs as they as they block traffic on Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., after leaving a vigil at the state Capitol on Friday, June 16, 2017. A Minnesota police officer was cleared Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on Facebook. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)
June 17, 2017 - 8:11 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the acquittal of a Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black driver (all times local): 7 p.m. About 150 people gathered in a Minneapolis park for a rally and downtown march in response to the acquittal of a police officer who shot and killed a black...
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FILE - In this undated photo provided by the family on Saturday, June 10, 2017, Joshua Barre, who was fatally shot by two Tulsa County, Okla. deputies and a police officer on Friday, June 9, 2017, is pictured. In the week since 29-year-old Joshua Barre was fatally shot, the mentally troubled man's family has criticized local law enforcement officers for allowing Barre to walk nearly a mile from his yard to a convenience store, carrying two butcher knives, without somehow intervening. (Nyesha Barre via AP, File)
June 17, 2017 - 4:13 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Joshua Barre's mental health was spiraling out of control before he grabbed two butcher knives and went outside. The 29-year-old black man with bipolar disorder had been off his medication and holed up at home, cycling through depression, anxiety and paranoia. His mother pleaded...
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Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, spoke with passion about her reaction to a not guity verdict for Officer Jeronimo Yanez at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday June 16, 2017. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
June 17, 2017 - 11:34 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The world learned of Philando Castile's death through a grim livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after Castile was shot five times by a police officer. Many were outraged by what they saw as Diamond Reynolds' outwardly calm voice described Castile being shot after...
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Protesters walk along a street after a vigil outside the state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, June 16, 2017. A Minnesota police officer was cleared earlier Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on Facebook. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
June 17, 2017 - 2:02 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The world learned of Philando Castile's death through a grim livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after Castile was shot five times by a police officer. Many were outraged by what they saw as Diamond Reynolds' outwardly calm voice described Castile being shot after...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stands outside the Ramsey County Courthouse while waiting for a ride in St. Paul, Minn. Closing arguments are set for Monday, June 12, in a Minnesota police officer’s manslaughter trial in the death of a black motorist. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 17, 2017 - 1:44 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer was cleared Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on Facebook. Castile's family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was...
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Demonstrators hold signs as they march along University Avenue in St. Paul, Minn., leaving a vigil at the state Capitol on Friday, June 16, 2017. The vigil was held after St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was cleared of all charges in the fatal shooting last year of Philando Castile. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)
June 17, 2017 - 12:21 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest in the manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Police in St. Paul, Minnesota, are confronting protesters who have blocked a downtown freeway following an officer's...
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Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, spoke with passion about her reaction to a not guity verdict for Officer Jeronimo Yanez at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday June 16, 2017. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
June 16, 2017 - 9:44 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer was cleared Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on Facebook. Castile's family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was...
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This undated booking photo provided by the New Mexico State Police shows Damian Herrera. Authorities have arrested Herrera who they say fatally shot five people in New Mexico on Thursday, June 15, 2017. District Attorney Marco Serna says his office will be charging Herrera with five counts of open murder and will request the court hold him without bond. (New Mexico State Police via AP)
June 16, 2017 - 8:50 pm
ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of killing his stepfather, brother and two strangers in a shooting rampage spanning nearly 200 miles across New Mexico had made troubling statements to family members about his intentions to kill or hurt people for fun, court documents said Friday. An argument...
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