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News : Crime

AG wants death-row prisoner’s mental fitness exam called off

Saturday  04:50,   16 april 2022

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors have asked the Arizona Supreme Court to call off an upcoming hearing scheduled by a lower-court judge to determine the mental fitness of a prisoner to be executed in what would be the state’s first use of the death penalty >>>

Fifteen Years After Most Deadly U.S. Campus Shooting, What Has Changed?

Saturday  04:50,   16 april 2022

"We've been defined as a 'lockdown generation,'" Noah Lumbantobing of March For Our Lives tells Newsweek. "It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when."On April 16, 2007, a student at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and... >>>

South Carolina death row inmate chooses to be executed by firing squad over the electric chair

Saturday  04:50,   16 april 2022

Richard Moore chose to die by firing squad rather than the electric chair, making him the first death row inmate to pick the method of execution since the state adopted the method.Richard Bernard Moore, 57, would also be the first person executed in >>>

Appeals court denies death row inmate request to reopen case

Saturday  03:50,   16 april 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An appellate court has denied a Tennessee death row inmate's request to reopen his case after unknown DNA was found. The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals ruled late Thursday that Oscar Smith, 71, "has not presented new >>>

Couple Sentenced for Stealing COVID Unemployment Funds Bragged on Instagram

Saturday  02:50,   16 april 2022

While defrauding the government, the couple showed off luxury goods in Instagram posts that are still visible online. Johnny Richardson, 27, and Micahia Taylor, 28, filed dozens of fraudulent unemployment claims in Michigan and at least four other... >>>

Man Who Killed Angela Simmons' Ex-Fiancé Gets Life in Prison: 'Justice Served'

Saturday  02:50,   16 april 2022

"We got you! Justice served today," Angela Simmons said of her ex-fiancé's killer upon his life in prison sentencingAngela Simmons' ex-fiancé's killer was sentenced to life in prison on Friday, and the reality star is satisfied with the... >>>

Guilty verdict in deaths of Utah teens found in mine shaft

Saturday  02:50,   16 april 2022

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The case of a teenage couple killed and tossed down an abandoned mine shaft culminated in murder convictions Friday for a Utah man who prosecutors said killed the pair because he found them hanging out with his girlfriend.... >>>

3 cops shot in southern Kansas, suspect killed

Saturday  02:50,   16 april 2022

Deputies with the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office fatally shot a woman just north of Winfield, police said. Authorities said that the cops were called to the scene for a ‘suspicious vehicle” and were met with gunfire. The officers returned fire and... >>>

Roommate indicted in murder of prominent LGBTQ advocate and brother of former Miami mayor

Saturday  01:50,   16 april 2022

Jorge Diaz-Johnston was found dead in a landfill in Jackson County, Fla. on Jan. 8. He made national headlines in 2014 as the plaintiff in a historic same-sex marriage lawsuit.A grand jury in Florida has issued an indictment in the murder of... >>>

5 people to split reward for turning in alleged subway shooter

Saturday  01:50,   16 april 2022

Several tips "contributed directly to the arrest" of the suspect, the NYPD said. The alleged gunman in the shooting, 62-year-old Frank James, was taken into custody on the streets of Manhattan Wednesday afternoon, about 30 hours after 10 people were >>>

Pamela Smart's lawyer asks court to order sentence hearing

Saturday  00:50,   16 april 2022

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for Pamela Smart, a former high school employee convicted of recruiting her teenage lover to kill her husband, is asking New Hampshire's highest court to order a state council to hold a hearing on her request to... >>>

Goldfish Crackers Infused With THC Sends Toddlers to the Emergency Room

Saturday  00:50,   16 april 2022

According to authorities, staff at the hospital recognized the symptoms the children were experiencing matched the effects of THC consumption. Testing confirmed the presence of it in the children's systems. "The connection between the three families >>>

Girl shot while waiting for Easter Bunny after shop owner opens fire on shoplifters

Friday  23:55,   15 april 2022

A shoe store owner aiming at would-be shoplifters opened fire in a California mall but struck a 9-year-old girl waiting in line to see the Easter Bunny, police said. © KCAL/KCBS The scene of a shooting at a California mall this week The child was... >>>

Judge: Colorado shooting suspect incompetent to stand trial

Friday  23:50,   15 april 2022

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that a man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket last year is still mentally incompetent to stand trial, further delaying court proceedings in the case. The prosecution of Ahmad Al Aliwi... >>>

Former N.C. College Professor Faces Murder Charge in Death of 6-Week-Old Infant He Raised Money to Adopt

Friday  23:50,   15 april 2022

Last April, Van Erick Custodio and his wife brought in thousands of dollars in donations for help adopting a second childPolice in North Carolina arrested a former college professor on first-degree murder charges, after they allege his 6-week-old... >>>