Homicide

A T-shirt left by firefighters with messages near the Grenfell Tower in London, Friday, June 23, 2017. British officials have ordered an immediate examination Friday, into a fridge-freezer that is deemed to have started the fire in the 24-storey high-rise apartment building early morning of June 14th, and the outside cladding of the building which is thought to have helped spread the fire, according to police, leaving dozens dead.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 23, 2017 - 1:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on London's public housing tower fire on June 14 that has killed at least 79 people (all times local): 6 p.m. London firefighters and emergency workers who battled the Grenfell Tower blaze have been leaving messages and tributes to the victims at a makeshift memorial near...
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FILE - In a Friday, March 3, 2006 file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom, in Manitowoc, Wis. A three-judge panel from the 7th Circuit on Thursday, June 22, 2017 affirmed that Dassey, a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach's death two years earlier. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
June 23, 2017 - 12:11 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 1970 file photo, Patricia Krenwinkel, a defendant in the Tate murder case, enters the superior court in Los Angeles for an arraignment. Parole has again been denied for convicted killer Krenwinkel. The parole board did not immediately release the reason for its recommendation Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the California Institution for Women east of Los Angeles. The 69-year-old Krenwinkel was previously denied parole 13 times for the 1969 slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four other people. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)
June 22, 2017 - 5:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A board on Thursday denied parole for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel — a follower of cult leader Charles Manson — after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders nearly five decades ago in...
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FILE - In a Friday, March 3, 2006 file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom, in Manitowoc, Wis. A three-judge panel from the 7th Circuit on Thursday, June 22, 2017 affirmed that Dassey, a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach's death two years earlier. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
June 22, 2017 - 4:41 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be re-tried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in...
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June 22, 2017 - 4:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa...
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June 22, 2017 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions of seven men in a brutal 1984 killing in the District of Columbia. The justices rejected claims that prosecutors withheld key evidence and ruled 7-1 on Thursday that the evidence the defendants said was withheld would not have...
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June 22, 2017 - 6:41 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with threatening to "assault, kidnap or murder a United States official" after leaving several threatening voicemail messages with Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers' office. Officials say a voicemail left Sunday mentioned the June 14 shooting at a...
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June 22, 2017 - 6:12 am
More information has been released on the discovery of a body in a vacant building in Wilkes Barre. Investigators say the body of a man was found in the building in the 400 block of South Franklin Street. An autopsy showed he died of multiple stab wounds and has been ruled homicide. Police...
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Former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, center, speaks with his attorney Jonathan Smith in Milwaukee County Court on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Milwaukee after being acquitted on first-degree reckless homicide charges in the killing of Sylville Smith. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
June 22, 2017 - 1:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in those deaths. Experts cite a confluence of factors, including racial bias, attitudes toward...
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Former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown appears in Milwaukee County Court on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Milwaukee. A jury on Wednesday acquitted Heaggan-Brown of first-degree reckless homicide in the killing of Sylville Smith, a 23-year-old black man, on Aug. 13, 2016. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
June 22, 2017 - 1:08 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee jury needed less than two days of deliberations to acquit a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that sparked two nights of violence on the city's north side. Jurors found Wednesday that Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, was...
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