Homicide

February 15, 2020 - 9:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A former University of Wisconsin football player who is the brother of a standout in the 2011 Super Bowl surrendered to Chicago police on Saturday in connection with the deaths of two people who were found with gunshot wounds on a road in Janesville, Wisconsin. Marcus Randle El, 33,...
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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., briefs the media on the arrest of a 14-year-old male in the Dec.2019 murder of Barnard College student Tessa Majors, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 in New York. Majors, 18, was stabbed as she walked through New York City's Morningside Park early in the evening of Dec. 11. At left is NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison and at right in New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. (AP Photo/Julie Walker)
February 15, 2020 - 2:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A 14-year-old has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student in a park during a robbery in December, a crime that rattled New York City residents, authorities said Saturday. Rashaun Weaver has been indicted by a grand jury and was taken into custody Friday...
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Members of the Marabunta Brigade try to stop police from attacking demonstrators during a protest against gender violence in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. The protest comes after last week's vicious murder of Ingrid Escamilla by her husband and controversy unleashed by the leaking of images of her body to the press, in a country where an average of 10 women are killed every day. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
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February 14, 2020 - 9:15 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Angry demonstrations broke out in Mexico City on Friday as hundreds of women protested the gruesome slaying and mutilation of a young woman, a case that has come to personify outrage over the rising incidence of gender-related killings, or femicides. In the morning, dozens of...
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The feet and hands of children, who died in a fire at the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding, are seen from under a sheet as they lie on a bed at Baptiste Mission Hospital in Kenscoff, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. A fire swept through a Haitian children’s home run by a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit group, killing 13 children, health care workers said Friday. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
February 14, 2020 - 3:54 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A fire swept through a Haitian children's home run by a Pennsylvania-based religious nonprofit group, killing 15 children, officials said Friday. Rose-Marie Louis, a child-care worker at the home, told The Associated Press that the fire began around 9 p.m. Thursday and...
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Italian Police officer Marco Sangiovanni holds a mugshot of Beverly McCallum as he meets the media in Rome, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. An American woman wanted in the 2002 death of her husband, whose remains were so badly burned they weren't identified for more than a decade, was arrested in Rome after a multinational search. Rome police arrested Beverly McCallum, 59, after she and her teenage son checked into a Rome hotel on the northwest outskirts of the Italian capital. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
February 14, 2020 - 1:53 pm
ROME (AP) — An American woman wanted in her husband's 2002 murder was able to stay at the Rome hotel where she was arrested for nearly two weeks before an international arrest warrant turned up in the system identifying her as a murder suspect, Italian police said Friday. Beverly McCallum, 59, was...
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This photo provided by the Eaton County Sheriff's Department and released on April 17, 2109 shows Robert Carabello. Eaton County prosecutors say 35-year-old Caraballo was killed in Charlotte, where he lived, and his remains were found in a metal foot locker that had been set on fire and left in a wooded area of Ottawa County. Police in Rome say an American woman wanted in the 2002 death of her husband has been arrested in a Rome hotel. Rome police arrested Beverly McCallum after she checked in sat the hotel. Italian hotels are required to register guests in an online system linked to a police database. A police spokeswoman said that database flagged an international arrest warrant for McCallum's arrest. U.S. authorities had been seeking to extradite McCallum from Pakistan, where she was believed to be living, to stand trial in the slaying of her husband, Robert Caraballo. (Eaton County Sheriff's Department via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 5:13 pm
ROME (AP) — An American woman wanted in the 2002 death of her husband, whose remains were so badly burned they weren’t identified for more than a decade, was arrested in Rome after a multinational search, police said Thursday. Rome police arrested Beverly McCallum, 59, overnight after she and her...
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ADDS GENERIC - El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson displays a generic genetic DNA ribbon as he discusses how new DNA evidence was used to help exonerate a man who spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his housemate, during a news conference in Placerville, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Ricky Davis was convicted in 2004 of second degree murder in the stabbing death of a newspaper columnist. But the conviction was thrown out after new evidence was found implicating another person. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2020 - 5:07 pm
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California authorities used recently developed DNA techniques to free one man and implicate another for only the second time in the United States, officials said Thursday. A man who spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in the slaying of his...
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A Cayce police officer blocks an entrance to the Churchill Heights neighborhood Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Cayce, S.C., where 6 year-old Faye Marie Swetlik recently went missing just after getting off a school bus. Hundreds of officers in Cayce, along with state police and FBI agents, are working around the clock to try to find Swetlik, who was last seen Monday, Cayce Public Safety Officer Sgt. Evan Antley reiterated Thursday. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
February 13, 2020 - 3:00 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old South Carolina girl who disappeared earlier in the week after getting off her school bus was found dead Thursday, and a homicide investigation has been opened, authorities said. The body of a man also was found recently in the neighborhood where the child, Faye...
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February 13, 2020 - 2:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of two murders was freed from prison after 25 years thanks to a piece of evidence not disclosed to his defense team decades ago. Calvin Bright, 47, walked out of a jail in Washington on Wednesday night, news outlets reported. He was convicted of first-degree murder...
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This Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, booking photo provided by the Bell County Jail shows Temple Police officer Carmen DeCruz. The Central Texas police officer was charged with the second-degree felony in the Dec. 2, 2019, shooting of Michael Dean, Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza said in a statement. Details that have emerged more than two months after the incident. An arrest affidavit released Monday details what can be seen on DeCruz's vehicle and body cameras, though the footage hasn't been released to the public. (Bell County Jail via AP)
February 12, 2020 - 8:07 pm
Details that have emerged more than two months after a Texas police officer killed an unarmed man during a traffic stop still leave the unanswered question: Why did he pull the trigger? Temple Officer Carmen DeCruz, 52, was charged with manslaughter Monday in the fatal shooting of Michael Dean, a...
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