Homicide

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Krysztof Marek. Marek has been charged with five felony counts of first degree murder in the Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 shooting at an apartment building on Chicago's Northwest Side. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
October 14, 2019 - 5:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who gunned down five of his neighbors over the weekend had had angry run-ins with his fellow tenants and left threatening notes on the inside of his door suggesting he was planning an act of violence, authorities said Monday. Investigators haven't determined the exact...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, image made from a body camera video released by the Fort Worth Police Department an officer shines a flashlight into a window in Fort Worth, Texas. A black woman was fatally shot by a white Fort Worth, Texas, officer inside the home early Saturday after police were called to the residence for a welfare check, authorities said. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified her as 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson. (Fort Worth Police Department via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 9:30 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbor's call about an open front door "didn't have time to perceive a threat" before he opened fire, an attorney for the woman's family said. "You didn't hear the officer shout, '...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro Park in 1991. A sketch of Tandarich drawn by serial killer Samuel Little, who claims Tandarich was one of his many victims, lies in the background. (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 2:37 pm
Most of the women in Samuel Little's hand-drawn portraits seem to be frowning. Their hair is short and curly or long and straight. They stare straight ahead or slightly off to the side. Some wear lipstick and jewelry. Little, whom the FBI identified this month as the most prolific serial killer in...
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October 12, 2019 - 7:04 am
PARIS (AP) — French police say a man was mistakenly arrested in Scotland on suspicion he was a French fugitive accused of killing his wife and four children eight years ago. A French police spokesman told The Associated Press that French and Scottish investigators determined Saturday that the...
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Ronald Lee Haskell is escorted into court Thursday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Houston. He is in court for the sentencing phase after he was convicted of a 2014 massacre that killed six of his ex-wife's family members. ( Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 11, 2019 - 5:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who prosecutors say was driven by vengeance when he fatally shot six members of his ex-wife's family in Texas, including four children, was on Friday sentenced to death. Jurors sentenced Ronald Lee Haskell after deliberating for little more than four hours. The jury had to...
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Minnie Hill holds a photo of her late daughter, Rosie Hill, as she speaks to a reporter in her home on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in Memphis, Tenn. Rosie Hill was found dead in Florida in 1982. In 2018, after Texas authorities began tying Samuel Little to murders around the country, Marion County, Fla., Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Michael Mongeluzzo joined police from several states who flew to a Texas prison, where Little was temporarily being held, in efforts to bring closure for their cold cases. The sheriff’s office said “Little confessed to killing Rosie Hill and dumping her body,” and even “told Sgt. Mongeluzzo that he killed Rosie because God put him on this earth to do it.” (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
October 11, 2019 - 4:57 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The faded photo of Rosie Hill shows a smiling teenager with her hands on her hips and a pink hat on her head, standing on the front porch of her mother's house. More than 35 years after the image was taken, her mother sits on the couch of that same house in Memphis, Tennessee...
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October 11, 2019 - 12:27 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about a deadly shooting at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, The Associated Press, based on police reports, misspelled the first name of one of the victims. His name was Eber Meza-Aguirre, not Ebar Meza-Aguirre. A corrected version of the story is below:...
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El Paso Walmart mass shooter Patrick Crusius is arraigned Thursday, Oct., 10, 2019 in the 409th state District Court with Judge Sam Medrano presiding. Crusius, 21-year-old, from Allen, Texas, stands accused of killing 22 and injuring 25 in the Aug. 3, 2019, mass shooting at an East El Paso Walmart in the seventh deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and third deadliest in Texas. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP,Pool)
October 10, 2019 - 7:36 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The 21-year-old man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, pleaded not guilty Thursday during a brief initial hearing. Police have said Patrick Crusius of Dallas confessed to the Aug. 3 mass shooting and that he targeted...
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Jared Chance enters the courtroom for his sentencing in Kent County Circuit Court, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Chance, a Michigan man convicted of killing and dismembering Ashley Young has been sentenced to at least 100 years in prison after a judge called his actions "reprehensible and heinous."(Brian Hayes/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 5:23 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man convicted of killing and dismembering a woman was sentenced to at least 100 years in prison Thursday after the victim's mother carrying her daughter's cremains shouted at him: "You threw her out like trash." Jared Chance, 30, had turned down a plea deal...
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FILE - This Aug. 13, 2018 file photo provided by the Pinellas County, Fla., Sheriff's Office shows Michael Drejka. Drejka, of Florida, who told detectives that he was irritated by people who illegally park in handicapped spots will be sentenced Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a convenience store. A jury found him guilty of manslaughter in August. (Pinellas, Fla., County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
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October 10, 2019 - 1:52 pm
A white Florida man who told detectives he was irritated by people who illegally park in handicapped spots was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a convenience store. Circuit Judge Joseph Bulone called 49-year-old Michael Drejka a "...
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