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1 hr ago | The Capital-Journal

Trial set for boy accused of killing dad

A northeast Kansas teenager accused of killing his father is scheduled to go to trial in November on a first-degree murder charge.


6 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Texas slaying suspect voted school's class clown

The Anchorage Daily News reports Ronald Lee Haskell Jr. lived in Alaska until 2004.


Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Eagle-River, AK

7 hrs ago | KFVS12

2 more charged in death of girl riding scooter

PATERSON, N.J. - Hundreds of mourners gathered Friday for a funeral for a 12-year-old girl killed when she was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter, and three young men faced charges in her death.


Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Passaic County, NJ, Criminal Defense Law, Law

9 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Texas shooting suspect collapses in court

The Houston man accused of killing six family members, including four children, "execution-style" collapsed during a court appearance Friday.


13 hrs ago | KSWO

Cameron man gets life sentence for fatal shooting

A judge has sentenced a Cameron man to life in prison without parole for the shooting death of his former brother-in-law.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Fort Smith, AR

17 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Prosecutor: Deputy justified in killing soldier

The News Tribune reports that Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said the deputy had little choice but to shoot 25-year-old Brian McLeod when the former soldier came to the door of the apartment armed with a shotgun and raised it toward the deputy and a Fircrest police officer.


Related Topix: Pierce County, WA, University Place, WA, Fircrest, WA

21 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

Florida executes man Thursday convicted of rape and slaying of an 11-year-old girl

Florida prison officials on Thursday executed a man convicted of the 1994 rape and slaying of an 11-year-old girl.


Related Topix: Florida

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Texas

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Texas Shooter Kicked in Door, Tied Up Kids, Executed Them

A Texas man accused of killing six people, including four children, was turned away by a teenager when he first went to the victims' home.


Related Topix: Spring, TX, Home Listing, Home

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Va. Man Accused of Killing Two to Leave Hospital

A Lyndhurst man accused of killing two relatives in 2000 is being released from a state mental hospital to a group home.


Related Topix: Augusta County, VA


Zimmerman trial: Where are they now?

On July 13, 2013, a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Painting, Arts

Brandon Sun

Suspect charged with murder in the killing of 4 children, their parents in suburban Houston

A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot the death, officials said.


KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

How Teen Victim Stopped More Killings by Alleged Texas Gunman

The Texas gunman who killed six people was out to murder more family members, police said, and a wounded 15-year-old at the house stopped him from causing even more carnage.


Related Topix: Spring, TX

Prosecutor: Jhymiere Moore charged in shooting death of 12-year-old Paterson girl, Genesis Rincon

Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old in the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl who was shot while riding a scooter in a Paterson neighborhood.


Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Passaic County, NJ

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Durham woman indicted in son's shooting death

A grand jury has handed up indictments charging a Durham woman with manslaughter, felony child abuse and other misdemeanors in the April shooting death of her 9-year-old son.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law


Man accused in grisly 2012 murder testifies

The man accused of murdering another man and dismembering his body has testified about some of the grisly details of the crime.


Merced Sun-Star

Soccer player charged with murder in ref's death

Bieniewicz, 44, of Westland, was working as a referee at a men's soccer game in Livonia on June 29 when Saad, faced with ejection, struck him with a punch, Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said.


Related Topix: Wayne County, MI

Star Tribune

Man who raped and killed an 11-year-old Florida girl in 1994 set to be executed Thursday

A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed Thursday with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of the child and her deceased mother.


Related Topix: Florida, Prison, State Prisons

CBS Local

Arlington Mom Also Charged After Child's Death

A North Texas woman whose boyfriend has been accused of killing her toddler daughter faces charges that she helped bury the body under a bridge.


WSJV-TV South Bend

Murder charges filed against Michael Taylor for fatal shooting in South Bend

Formal charges have been filed against Michael Taylor for his alleged role in the shooting death of Michael Gillam over the weekend in South Bend.


Related Topix: South Bend, IN, Anderson, IN