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1 hr ago | WTMA-AM North Charleston

James Holmes' Lawyers Fight Order for Second Mental Exam

James Holmes' attorneys are fighting an order to have the accused Aurora, Colo., theater shooter undergo a second mental evaluation.


Related Topix: Aurora, CO

5 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

Home where 2 teens shot was outfitted to record

Authorities who searched the home of a Minnesota man who shot and killed two teens testified Wednesday that they found an audio recorder that was turned on, an operating surveillance system and a cellphone jamming device.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Criminal Defense Law, Law

7 hrs ago | WOI-TV West Des Moines

Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.


Related Topix: Caruthersville, MO

9 hrs ago | SFGate

Arrest in rape, killing of Oakland woman

Prince Tsetse, 40, was taken into custody Thursday in connection with the slaying of 23-year-old Kimberly Robertson of Oakland.


Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Alameda County, CA

13 hrs ago | ABC News

Delay Sought in Loud Music Killing Trial

Attorneys for a Florida man charged with murder in the killing of a teenager during an argument over loud music are asking that his retrial be delayed.


Related Topix: Marietta, GA

16 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Man, 49, stabbed to death at tapas bar in smart London suburb: Man, 50, arrested

Duke and Duchess learn to DJ: William and Kate hit the decks in Adelaide as they visit suburb named after the Queen Devastated wife of father-of-two killed in vicious SWAN ATTACK sues lake owner for failing to consider the dangers of keeping territorial birds on the water Mother who 'lifted 6-month-old baby over her head by the feet before smashing ... (more)


Tue Apr 22, 2014

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Missouri man facing execution denied clemency

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declined a death row inmate's clemency request Tuesday evening, clearing the way for his execution hours later barring an unforeseen development in the case.


Related Topix: Missouri, Prison, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Asbury Park Press

Gun checks miss millions of fugitives

Millions of fugitives can pass undetected through federal background checks and buy guns illegally because police departments across the country routinely fail to put their names into a national database that tracks people on the run from the law.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

National Public Radio

Fla. Man Guilty Of Killing Newlywed Wife For Money

A South Florida man was convicted Tuesday of beating his newlywed wife to death so he could collect a $1 million life insurance policy.


Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL

Albany Times Union

Woman glad suspect captured in brother's '81 death

This undated photo provided by the Wood County Sheriff's Office shows Joseph Lewis Miller.


Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA, East Texas, PA

The Northwestern in Oshkosh

Albuquerque rocked by latest police shooting

Another fatal shooting of a suspect by police has rattled the city of Albuquerque, where a string of killings has sparked sometimes violent protests in recent weeks.


ABC News

Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty in Kansas Killings

A prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against a 28-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting of four people at a rural eastern Kansas farm.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Kansas

CBS Local

Charlotte Man Gets Life For Shooting Death

A Charlotte man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of killing a man nearly four years ago.


Related Topix: Currie, NC


Northeast Ohio Teen On Trial For Alleged Rape At School

Prosecutors argued during the first day of the trial in Cuyahoga County Monday that the boy, then 16, carried the girl into the locker room at Shaker Heights High School and raped her.


Related Topix: Cuyahoga County, OH

The Virginian-Pilot

Franklin County police investigate fatal shooting of boy

Franklin County Sheriff's Lt. Phillip Young tells media outlets that the shooting occurred Monday morning at a residence in the Burnt Chimney community.


Feds Up the Ante With Special Violent Crimes Prosecution Team

With yet another deadly weekend on the books in Chicago - eight dead and 37 wounded, including five children - the feds went public Monday with the creation of a special unit tasked with targeting the perpetrators of violence on city streets.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Woman accused in babies' deaths appears in court

Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court Monday, April 21, 2014, in Provo, Utah.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah, Provo, UT

The Detroit News

Prosecutor: Minnesota homeowner lay in wait for teens in deadly shooting

Little Falls, Minn. -- A Minnesota man on trial for killing two teenagers after they broke into his house had been lying in wait in his basement with a book, some snacks and two guns, a prosecutor said Monday in his opening statement.


Related Topix: Little Falls, MN, Family, Teenagers

WALB-TV Albany

Man pleads in Mercer student murder

A week before his trial was set to begin, the man accused of killing and dismembering a law school classmate in Macon has pleaded guilty to malice murder.


Related Topix: Laurel, MD, Mercer University

KNUS-AM Aurora

Woman accused in babies' deaths in Utah court

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Related Topix: Provo, UT