Homicide

March 20, 2017 - 3:24 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A court on Monday rejected the appeal of a Connecticut woman convicted in a 1994 murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows. Three judges on the Connecticut Appellate Court disagreed with Beth Carpenter's argument that her...
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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, is seated as video surveillance footage is projected on a screen, top right, during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Boston. Hernandez is on trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former NFL football player is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
March 20, 2017 - 1:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A witness against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has told the jury at his double-murder trial that Hernandez opened fire on a car because he believed two men inside had taunted him at a Boston nightclub. Former Hernandez friend Alexander Bradley testified Monday about the shootings...
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March 20, 2017 - 11:56 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut court has rejected the appeal of a Connecticut woman convicted in a murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows. Three judges on the state Appellate Court ruled Monday against Beth Carpenter. She argued her...
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Travelers hug outside Orly airport, south of Paris, Saturday, March, 18, 2017. A man was shot to death Saturday after trying to seize the weapon of a soldier guarding Paris' Orly Airport, prompting a partial evacuation of the terminal, police said. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
March 18, 2017 - 7:46 am
ORLY, France (AP) — Soldiers at Paris' busy Orly Aiport shot and killed a man who wrestled one of their colleagues to the ground and tried to steal her rifle Saturday, officials said. No one else was hurt, but thousands of travelers were evacuated and at least 15 flights were diverted to the city's...
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In this Friday, March 10, 2017 photo, Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin works in his office in Honolulu. Hawaii was the first state to file a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. For Chin, the son of Chinese immigrants, fighting the travel ban is personal. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher).
March 18, 2017 - 3:35 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Growing up in Washington state, Douglas Chin says he was the stereotypical "smart Chinese kid that got straight As." His parents taught him not to stick out too much and used to say "don't poke the lion." So when Chin, now the Hawaii attorney general, was deciding on whether to...
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This undated photo provided by the Fire Department of New York shows FDNY emergency medical technician Yadira Arroyo. Police said the EMT in New York City died after she was run over Thursday, March 16, 2017, by her own ambulance that had just been stolen. (Fire Department of New York via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of crushing a fire department medic to death under the wheels of a stolen ambulance told reporters Friday he'd done nothing wrong, while his lawyer said he was mentally ill and didn't act intentionally. As colleagues mourned Fire Department Emergency Medical Services...
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This still image taken from video shows police at the scene where Yadira Arroyo, 44, an emergency medical technician has died after she was run over by a stolen ambulance, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in the Bronx borough of New York. (WNYW FOX 5 NY via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 7:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York emergency medical technician and mother of five who authorities say was "bravely doing her job" was killed when she was run over by her own ambulance that had just been stolen. Yadira Arroyo, 44, and another EMT were in the process of responding to a call Thursday night...
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Andrew Leander Wilson, 62, right, waves with his daughters, Catrina Burks, left, as he leaves the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail holding hands with a sister and daughter, and with a granddaughter at his side in Los Angeles Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017. Loyola Law School's Project for the Innocent, which fought for Wilson's release, pointed to numerous due-process violations. Wilson maintained his innocence since his arrest in 1984 for the stabbing death of Christopher Hanson, 21, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 16, 2017 - 11:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Leander Wilson, a broad smile on his face and no bitterness in his heart, clasped hands with his family on his first day of freedom Thursday after spending 32 years in prison for a murder he denied committing. Wilson, 62, was released from the Los Angeles County Men's...
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In a press conference on the steps of the Orange County Courthouse Thursday, March 16, 2017, Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala announces that her office will no longer pursue the death penalty as a sentence in any case brought before the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 5:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor took a case involving the killing of a police officer out of the hands of its prosecutor Thursday, hours after she announced that her office would no longer seek the death penalty in any cases. The unusual and firm stance against capital punishment by State...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, investigators inspect an overturned boat as it rests on a jetty after a crash off Miami Beach, Fla. Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the "probable" operator of a speeding boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty on Sept. 25, 2016, killing the star baseball star and two other men, according to a report issued Thursday, March 16, 2017, by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which investigated the accident. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas, File)
March 16, 2017 - 11:44 am
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the "probable" operator of a speeding boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty on Sept. 25, killing the baseball star and two other men, according to a report issued Thursday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which...
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