Homicide

FILE - In this July 25, 2016, file photo, a memorial including a photo of Philando Castile adorns the gate to the governor's residence in St. Paul, Minn., protesting the July 6, 2016 shooting death of Castile by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Closing arguments began Monday, June 12, 2017 in in a Yanez' manslaughter trial in the fatal shooting of Castile.(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
June 13, 2017 - 1:14 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist seconds after the man informed him he was carrying a gun "did what he had to do" in a thoroughly justified use of force, a defense attorney argued during closing arguments. But earlier Monday, prosecutors insisted...
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This June 9, 2015 photo provided by the Wisconsin Department of Correction shows Steve Trattner. While the US Open takes place at Erin Hills this week, the man who discovered the land where the course was built will watch on TV from his prison cell. Trattner is serving a 35-year sentence for killing his wife. (Wisconsin Department of Corrections via AP)
June 12, 2017 - 6:28 pm
The man who first imagined the grassy Wisconsin cattle farm as a potential piece of the U.S. Open's hallowed history will see that vision come to life this week. Steve Trattner will be watching on TV from his prison cell, 40 miles away from Erin Hills. Trattner, 55, is the onetime software...
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June 12, 2017 - 4:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspended Las Vegas police officer accused of using an unapproved chokehold on an unarmed man he was trying to arrest became the first in the department in 27 years to be charged with involuntary manslaughter. Officer Kenneth Lopera's on-duty actions in the May 14 death of Tashii...
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Defense Attorney Cory Madera makes notes as defendant Michelle Carter listens with attorney Joseph Cataldo (not shown) during her trial at Taunton Juvenile Court in Taunton, Mass., Monday, June 12, 2017. Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter for encouraging Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. (Faith Ninivaggi/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)
June 12, 2017 - 4:12 pm
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A young woman charged with sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself was a "very troubled youngster" who eventually went along with his plan to take his own life, a psychiatrist testified for the defense Monday. Michelle Carter is charged with...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2016, file photo, a memorial including a photo of Philando Castile adorns the gate to the governor's residence in St. Paul, Minn., protesting the July 6, 2016 shooting death of Castile by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Closing arguments began Monday, June 12, 2017 in in a Yanez' manslaughter trial in the fatal shooting of Castile.(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
June 12, 2017 - 3:21 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist seconds after the man informed him he was carrying a gun "did what he had to do" in a thoroughly justified use of force, a defense attorney argued Monday. Prosecutors countered that officer Jeronimo Yanez never saw...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013, file photo, Jimmy Greene, left, kisses his wife Nelba Marquez-Greene while holding a portrait of their daughter, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Ana Marquez-Greene, at a news conference at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn. Ana Marquez-Greene was one of 26 people killed in a shooting massacre at the school on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Nelba Marquez-Greene is among the families of some shooting victims angered by a planned NBC television interview by Megyn Kelly scheduled to air Sunday, June 18, 2017, with Alex Jones, who has claimed the 2012 massacre never happened. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
June 12, 2017 - 1:59 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of some Sandy Hook shooting victims are angered that NBC is airing an interview by Megyn Kelly with a conspiracy theorist who has claimed the massacre never happened. Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace, was among the 26 people killed in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013, file photo, Jimmy Greene, left, kisses his wife Nelba Marquez-Greene while holding a portrait of their daughter, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Ana Marquez-Greene, at a news conference at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn. Ana Marquez-Greene was one of 26 people killed in a shooting massacre at the school on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Nelba Marquez-Greene is among the families of some shooting victims angered by a planned NBC television interview by Megyn Kelly scheduled to air Sunday, June 18, 2017, with Alex Jones, who has claimed the 2012 massacre never happened. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
June 12, 2017 - 1:55 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of some Sandy Hook shooting victims are angered that NBC is airing an interview by Megyn Kelly with a conspiracy theorist who has claimed the massacre never happened. Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace, was among the 26 people killed in...
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June 12, 2017 - 12:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of some Sandy Hook shooting victims are angered by a TV network's interview with a conspiracy theorist who has claimed the massacre never happened. Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace, was among the 26 people killed in the 2012 shooting at...
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FILE – In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Penn State's former Beta Theta Pi fraternity house on Burrowes Road sits empty after being shut down in State College, Pa. Security camera footage of the night pledge Tim Piazza was fatally injured at a fraternity event is expected to be at the center of a court hearing. Prosecutors say the Monday, June 12, hearing at a courthouse near campus could take much or all of the day. Eighteen Beta Theta Pi members and the fraternity itself face a preliminary hearing that will determine if there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
June 12, 2017 - 8:44 am
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A preliminary hearing is underway in the case of 18 Penn State fraternity members accused in the death of a 19-year-old pledge earlier this year. The proceeding Monday morning at a courthouse near campus will determine if there's enough evidence to send the case to county...
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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 11, 2017 - 9:37 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black motorist last summer will resume Monday with closing arguments. Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July in the Minneapolis suburb of Falcon Heights...
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