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  • Newport News judge approves inmate's motion to preserve evidence for DNA testing

    Newport News judge approves inmate's motion to preserve evidence for DNA testing
    A man serving a 43-year sentence for murder wants to pay for a DNA test of the evidence used to convict him. A Newport News judge granted Troy Ketchmore's motion Thursday to have items recovered as part of the investigation preserved for testing at...
  • Prosecutor says she will continue to handle Scott case

    The South Carolina prosecutor handling the trial of a white former police officer charged with killing a black man said Thursday she will remain on the case although activists in North Charleston want her to step aside. Charleston-area solicitor Scarlett...
  • Etan Patz jury ends 7th day without verdict in 36-year-old murder case

    Etan Patz jury ends 7th day without verdict in 36-year-old murder case
    Jurors deciding the fate of a former grocery store clerk charged in the slaying of 6-year-old Etan Patz ended their seventh day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict after requesting hours of testimony be read back to them. Judge Maxwell Wiley...
  • Man pleads not guilty in teen basketball player's death

    A 20-year-old man charged in the drive-by shooting death of a promising high school basketball player pleaded not guilty Thursday, and his lawyer said he was a victim of a drive-by shooting last weekend, too. Gregory Oliver made his first court...
  • Woman wrongfully convicted of murder sues city, LAPD detective

    Woman wrongfully convicted of murder sues city, LAPD detective
    A woman exonerated last year after spending 17 years behind bars for murder announced Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit accusing an LAPD detective of hiding evidence that showed the case's lead witness was known as a pathological liar. Susan...
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for 2013 murder of Orange County tutor

    A jury found a 22-year-old man guilty Thursday in the 2013 murder of Michael Ault, a tutor at Orange Center Elementary School. JonPaul Gonzalez was sentenced to life in prison after the jury's decision, according to the State Attorney's Office. Ault,...
  • Aurora murder suspect not guilty by reason of insanity

    Aurora murder suspect not guilty by reason of insanity
    An Aurora woman will be evaluated by state officials to determine her mental health needs after a judge found her not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. Amy Zuniga, 46, was charged with the October 2013 murder of her cousin, 68-year-old Reynaldo...
  • Anger at acquittal of Chicago policeman in shooting of woman

    A judge's surprise acquittal of an off-duty Chicago police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed woman called into question prosecutors' decision not to charge the man with murder, and set off protests for a second day Tuesday. That the officer...
  • Woman gets prison for hiding murder suspect

    Woman gets prison for hiding murder suspect
    A Broward woman was sentenced to five years in federal prison Thursday for hiding a man during a two-county manhunt after he went on a carjacking and shooting rampage that left one person dead. Tequilla Ingram, 34, of Pompano Beach, admitted helping...
  • Durst's Louisiana gun case dropped; federal case still there

    Louisiana gun charges against real estate heir Robert Durst were dismissed Thursday, clearing the way for federal proceedings in New Orleans in a similar case. Durst, a millionaire who also faces a murder charge in an unrelated California case, remains...
  • Rekia Boyd shooting was 'beyond reckless,' so cop got a pass

    Rekia Boyd shooting was 'beyond reckless,' so cop got a pass
    There's no question that Chicago police detective Dante Servin killed Rekia Boyd when he fired five shots at a group of people in a dark West Side alley. The question is whether his actions were justified because he had a reasonable fear that his life was...