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49 min ago | KHOU-TV Houston

East Texas man killed at home week before trial

Police in East Texas are investigating the shooting death of a man one week before he was to go on trial for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Related Topix: Harrison County, TX, Longview, TX

4 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Rhode Island Senate panel mulls gun-related bills

A Rhode Island Senate committee took up gun legislation Tuesday, including a bill aimed at preventing people with severe mental illness from buying weapons and a proposal to ban the sale and possession of semi-automatic weapons.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

Man accused of killing wife takes witness stand

The Lincoln County man on trial for killing his wife and dumping her body in a swamp denies having anything to do with her disappearance or death.

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NBC12

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.

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Related Topix: Anaheim, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

101.5-WQUT

Former KKK Member Says Jewish Center Shooting Suspect Went 'Insane'

A leading white nationalist says the accused gunman in the Jewish center shootings in Kansas was a raging alcoholic who long ago lost ties with his own pro-white community.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Man sentenced to life for killing 4 Michigan women

A man convicted of killing four women whom he met through an online escort site opted to stay in his jail cell Tuesday when a Detroit-area judge sentenced him to life in prison in a courtroom packed with victims' relatives.

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Related Topix: Sterling Heights, MI

KLAL-FM Little Rock

Accused Kansas Shooter in Wheelchair for Court Appearance

Frazier Glenn Miller, who could face the death penalty for allegedly killing three people at Jewish centers in Kansas, made his first court appearance Tuesday wearing only what appeared to be a padded smock with his arms and legs exposed.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Boston.com

Prosecutor insists Pistorius intentionally shot girlfriend

Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that he intentionally shot his girlfriend to death after they argued and - in a final exchange - urged the Olympic athlete to take responsibility for the Valentine's Day killing.

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KTEN-TV Denison

Man gets 4 years in fatal Texas City shooting

A man has been sentenced to four years in prison after firing a shot that ricocheted off the ground and struck and killed a bystander during an altercation outside a Texas City convenience store.

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Related Topix: Texas City, TX, Galveston County, TX

WAVE-TV Louisville

Kentucky man accused in 1988 cold case in Arizona

A Kentucky man is in custody in connection with the shooting death of an Arizona woman more than 25 years ago.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Plain Dealer

Utah dead babies mysteries: Why did Megan Huntsman kill her children and how come no one noticed?

Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

Livonia Observer

Right-wing extremists get help from older assailants

This image taken from a 2006 interview video by KMBC-TV shows Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, KS, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Prison, Federal Prisons

ABC 33/40

2 sex offenders charged with rapes, killings

Two registered sex offenders who have known each other since at least 2012 have been charged with raping and killing four California women since last year.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors

Tri-cityherald.com

Murder suspects were sex offenders under scrutiny

A portrait of murder victim Martha Anaya, left, is displayed on a table as her mother Herlinda Salcedo cries Sunday April 13, 2014, while looking at a computer that she used to try and find her in Santa Ana.

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Related Topix: California

Brandon Sun

US woman convicted of killing husband with hammer found to be eligible for execution

Jurors decided on Monday that a U.S. woman convicted of killing her husband with a hammer is eligible for the death penalty after prosecutors argued that she carried out the brutal killing so she could collect life-insurance money.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Shooting victim was an Eagle scout, 'tremendous talent'

Reat, 14, was one of three people killed in a gunman's rampage at two Jewish sites on Passover eve in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Life, Holidays, Passover

Key 103

Oscar Pistorius Breaks Down Ag...

As he began his sixth day in the witness box, Pistorius was immediately accused of lying in court as he was cross-examined by prosecutor Gerrie Nel.

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Pistorius Accused Of Concocting Evidence

As he begun his fourth day in the witness box, Pistorius was immediately accused of lying in court as he was cross-examined by prosecutor Gerrie Nel.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Connecticut Post

dead in Jewish community center shooting

A Johnson County jail official says the man accused of killing three people outside of Jewish sites near Kansas City is Frazier Glenn Cross.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO

KMIZ

3 killed in shootings at Jewish centers

"It's too early in the investigation to try to label it. We know it's a vicious act of violence.

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Related Topix: Overland Park, KS, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin Yoder, Kansas City, KS

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