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1 hr ago | Cybercast News Service

Kansas court overturns brothers' death sentences

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage in sex acts before being shot to death and left in a snow-covered Wichita field.


Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors

5 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Girls face felony charges for killing tortoise

Neighbors want strict punishment for two Jacksonville girls who are accused of killing a gopher tortoise with fire.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

ABC 33/40

Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't... U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: ... (more)


Related Topix: Lottery, Long Beach, CA

News Observer

Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' court case will continue

Despite the latest judicial rejection of his claims of innocence and a request for a new trial, his attorney Gordon Widenhouse said Friday, "There's going to be further litigation."



DA to decide whether to charge man who killed pregnant intruder

Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his home. When he got his gun and fired at them, they ran.


The Modesto Bee

3-year-old wounded in Fresno shooting

The boy was in the living room of a home around 3 p.m. Thursday when the shooting began.


Related Topix: Modesto, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Prosecutor: Man faces charges in hospital shooting

Investigators work the scene of a shooting Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa.


Related Topix: Darby, PA, Delaware County, PA

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.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

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.


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.



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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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