Homicide

August 01, 2017 - 8:02 pm
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A man suspected in the 2013 slaying of his millionaire grandfather could get more than $7 million from his estate, according to court documents. An accounting of John Chakalos' finances filed in New Hampshire probate court this week by attorneys for the executor of his estate...
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Gary Mike, front, father of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike, speaks outside of federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, after the man charged with her murder and sexual assault pleaded guilty. The death of Ashlynne Mike on the largest American Indian reservation prompted calls to expand the Amber Alert system and the death penalty to tribal communities across the U.S. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
August 01, 2017 - 7:50 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man charged with murder, sexual assault and other counts in the death of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation changed his pleas to guilty Tuesday in a case that prompted calls to expand the Amber Alert system and the death penalty to tribal...
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Aramazd Andressian Sr., appears in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Alhambra, Tuesday Aug. 1, 2017, to change his plea to guilty in the killing of his 5-year-old son, Aramazd Andressian Jr. The prosecution announced during the plea hearing that Andressian will face a term of 25 years to life when he’s sentenced on Aug. 23. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)
August 01, 2017 - 4:07 pm
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — A couple's bitter custody battle became a tragedy that ended Tuesday with the father acknowledging he killed their 5-year-old son as his estranged wife gripped an urn with the boy's ashes and sobbed uncontrollably in the front row of a California courtroom. Aramazd...
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August 01, 2017 - 2:59 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the 1998 conviction of a New York man in a fatal Pennsylvania shooting, saying a witness lied resulting in an unfair trial. Erie County, Pennsylvania prosecutors must now decide whether to retry 48-year-old Vance Haskell in the 1994 slaying of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a charter bus crash on northbound Highway 99 between Atwater and Livingston, Calif. The Merced County District Attorney's office on Monday, July 31, 2017, filed four felony counts of vehicular manslaughter and five misdemeanor vehicle code violations against the driver Mario David Vasquez in connection with the crash last August amid San Joaquin Valley farmland. (AP Photo/Scott Smith, File)
August 01, 2017 - 1:42 pm
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A California bus driver faces felony vehicular manslaughter charges in connection a highway wreck last year that killed four people and nearly sliced a bus in half, prosecutors said Tuesday. The Merced County District Attorney's office on Monday filed four felony counts of...
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August 01, 2017 - 12:44 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A suspended Erie police officer has pleaded guilty to charges in a drunken driving crash that killed another driver. The Erie Times News ( http://bit.ly/2tW6qUF ) reports that 47-year-old Cheryl Frey pleaded guilty Tuesday in Erie County Court to a felony count of homicide by...
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August 01, 2017 - 11:45 am
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The owner of a day care center in Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in a sudden infant death case. The Northampton County prosecutor says Sharon Balleck, owner of the former Sharon's Day Care, pleaded guilty Monday to reckless endangerment and endangering the...
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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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