Homicide

FILE - In this June 9, 2014, file photo, an inmate is moved after a session with a psychologist at the the mental health unit at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown wants to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health treatment. The proposal obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, specifically bans those charged with murder, rape and other sex crimes from participating and allows judges to bar a much broader range of dangerous suspects. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 14, 2018 - 7:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health treatment. The proposal obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday specifically bans those charged with...
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Chris Miller
August 14, 2018 - 3:04 pm
New Orleans Police are investigating a deadly shooting in downtown New Orleans. Police say it happened around 2:10 p.m. in the 900 block of Gravier Street, and also involved a vehicle accident. NOPD Commander Nick Gernon says it appears the victim was shot in the head while inside the car, which...
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August 14, 2018 - 2:32 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Jordanian immigrant convicted in what prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter's American husband and an Iranian women's rights activist was sentenced to death on Tuesday in Texas. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty last month of capital murder in the 2012...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services shows death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore. Nebraska prison officials are preparing to execute Moore on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, for the 1979 murders of two Omaha cab drivers. The execution comes three years after Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish capital punishment, but did an about-face driven largely by the state's Republican governor. (Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 12:15 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. Carey Dean Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been...
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Michael Drejka is seen in an Aug. 13, 2018 photo provided by the Pinellas County, Fla., Sheriff's Office. Drejka was charged with manslaughter Monday in the July 19 death of unarmed black man Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store. (Pinellas, Fla., County Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 12:35 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Markeis McGlockton's father knows the manslaughter case against the man accused of killing his unarmed son outside a Florida convenience store will take months, possibly years. He's talked to others who have been in a similar position — notably, the family of slain...
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FILE- This combination of file June 2017 booking photos released by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Max Harris, left, and Derick Almena, at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, Calif. The two men, who accepted a deal in exchange for each pleading no contest to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in a California warehouse fire, will likely be released from prison after serving just half their sentences. A judge on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, is expected to sentence Almena to nine years in prison and Harris to six years, even though relatives of victims of the 2016 blaze in Oakland slammed the proposed sentences as too lenient. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 9:24 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man who saw his agreement with prosecutors rejected by a judge last week after already pleading no contest in the deaths of 36 people in a California warehouse fire said Monday it is now impossible for him to get a fair trial in Oakland. "How am I going to find a jury that...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2018 file frame from surveillance video released by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Markeis McGlockton, far left, is shot by Michael Drejka during an altercation in the parking lot of a convenience store in Clearwater, Fla. Prosecutors charged a white man, Michael Drejka, with manslaughter Monday Aug. 13, 2018 in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand your ground” law. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 8:24 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of...
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August 13, 2018 - 2:14 pm
VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors added another murder charge Monday against a California serial killing suspect, boosting the number of victims to 13 in the Golden State Killer case. Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo, 72, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Claude Snelling...
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This photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services shows Jeff Boppre, who is serving two consecutive life sentences for the fatal 1988 shootings of two people in western Nebraska. Boppre is seeking to reopen the case by using new technology to identify fingerprints left at the crime scene. He has maintained his innocence for 30 years and believes he was framed. His request for courts to take another look at his case comes as a new documentary nearing completion calls into question his guilt. (Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 10:20 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man convicted of a 1988 double killing in western Nebraska is seeking to reopen the case by using new technology to identify fingerprints left at the crime scene, even as a new documentary series nearing completion calls into question his guilt. Jeff Boppre, who is serving two...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2013 file photo, U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy testifies in court in Honolulu. Deedy, who shot and killed a man in a Hawaii fast-food restaurant cannot be tried a third time, a U.S. judge ruled Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Deedy was in Honolulu for a 2011 international summit and was off-duty when he was shot Kollin Elderts during an altercation. (Dennis Oda/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP, File)
August 10, 2018 - 8:59 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. State Department agent who shot and killed a man in a Hawaii fast-food restaurant cannot be tried a third time, a U.S. judge ruled Friday. Hawaii prosecutors may not proceed with a retrial against Special Agent Christopher Deedy, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu...
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