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3 hrs ago | ABC15.com

Arizona man resentenced in rape, murder of woman

A northern Arizona man has been resentenced in the rape and murder of a woman who was hitchhiking near Steamboat.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

7 hrs ago | NBC New York

Man Accused of Killing Wife, Daughter Found Nearly 20 Years Later Living With New Family

Almost 20 years after the body of a 17-year-old girl was discovered behind a Connecticut shopping plaza, police have identified the slain teen and charged her father with murdering her and her mother.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

Monica McBride, right, reacts to photos of her deceased daughter during the Theodore Wafer trial before Judge Dana Hathaway at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Dearborn Heights, MI, Life, Self Defense

NBC Chicago

2 Guilty in Fatal Nightclub Beating

Kim Pham, 23, was beaten outside of a Santa Ana nightclub and died in the hospital days later after she was taken off life support on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

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WWLP

Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Upper Darby, PA

CBS Local

Man Charged In Death Of Peterson's Son In Court

A man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has pleaded not guilty for an alleged attack on the boy's mother.

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Related Topix: Weird

NorthJersey.com

1 dead, 2 hurt in Pennsylvania hospital shooting

A gunman opened fire inside a hospital psychiatric unit on Thursday, leaving one hospital employee dead and a second injured before being critically wounded himself, a prosecutor said.

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ABC News 4 Charleston

Man gets 8 years in Orangeburg shooting death

A man initially charged with murder in an Orangeburg County shooting death has taken a plea deal and will spend eight years in prison.

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Related Topix: Orangeburg, SC, Orangeburg County, SC

Marietta Times

Cops: Ohio man from NY killed wife in 1995

Authorities say the case of two murder victims who went unidentified for 19 years has been cracked with the arrest of a 70-year-old Ohio man accused of killing his wife.

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Related Topix: Ohio

Burlington Times News

Asheville officer won't face charges in teen death

Prosecutors say an Asheville police officer will not be charged in the shooting death of a teen who led police on a chase following a home break-in.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Michigan man convicted of halfway house murders

A Michigan jury has convicted a man of murder for fatally shooting two men in a Saginaw halfway house last year.

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Boston.com

Inmate in Arizona dies nearly two hours after execution began

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the US.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Supreme Court

The Fresno Bee

Navajo Nation leader denounces homeless killings

Three teenagers have been charged with murder in the Friday night slayings. Police say the men were attacked while sleeping in a vacant lot and beaten beyond recognition with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal pole.

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Family, Teenagers, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bernalillo County, NM

Click Orlando

Teacher's accused killer charged in 2nd case

Philip Chism, a 15-year-old Massachusetts boy accused of raping and killing his math teacher in a high school bathroom, was arraigned Wednesday on attempted murder charges stemming from a separate attack on a female youth services clinician.

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Related Topix: Suffolk County, MA

The Modesto Bee

Sketch released of peacock shooting suspect

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that witnesses reported seeing the suspect shooting the exotic bird with a pellet gun on July 9. Witnesses say the bird was standing in a driveway and the man fired from the driver's seat of the silver Mercedes sedan.

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Related Topix: Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

The Las Vegas Sun

Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

A defense lawyer says a Detroit-area man who killed a young, unarmed woman on his porch heard "boom, boom, boom" at last four separate times before he opened the door and shot her in the face.

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Olney Enterprise

Compelling characters in Atkins' 'The Forsaken'

Sheriff Quinn Colson has been working to clean up corruption and injustice in Ace Atkins' compelling crime fiction series, but he can't change the past of Jericho, Mississippi, when he's faced with a decades-old crime that leads to scrutiny of his own past in "The Forsaken."

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ABC News

Somali Lawmaker Shot Dead in Drive-by Shooting

A Somali police official says gunmen have killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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KOAT-TV

2 officers fired shots in fatal APD shooting

ALBUQUERQUE POLICE OFFICERS SHOT AND KILLED A MAN THIS AFTERNOON. APD TELLS ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER LAURA THOREN, THIS WAS A WANTED MAN, WHO WAS CARRYING A GUN WHEN THIS HAPPENED AT EUBANK AND CENTRAL.

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Rio Rancho, NM

Tue Jul 22, 2014

NBC12

Arrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings

It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a university police officer? Answers may come soon with the arrest Tuesday of a man that people with knowledge of the investigation say ... (more)

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