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  • Defendant called 4 slayings 'just kills,' charging papers say

    SEATTLE A man already charged with two homicides in Seattle and a third in New Jersey was charged Wednesday with an additional count of aggravated first-degree murder in the April drive-by slaying of a Skyway, Wash., man. That makes a total of four...
  • Do black leaders ignore black-on-black crime?

     Do black leaders ignore black-on-black crime?
    The shooting of Michael Brown and its turbulent aftermath have renewed an old question: Why does the black community raise a ruckus when a white person kills a black person, which is rare, but not when a black person kills a black person, which is far...
  • 'Captivated' revisits the Pamela Smart trial, to mixed results

    'Captivated' revisits the Pamela Smart trial, to mixed results
    The specifics of the decades-old case of convicted murder accomplice Pamela Smart now seem far less interesting than Smart's sensationalized trial, which became the first to be televised gavel-to-gavel. This relentless exposure dubiously paved the way for...
  • Reward increased for tips in slaying of woman, 19

    Reward increased for tips in slaying of woman, 19
    Anxious for answers, family friends and the parents of Nicole Franco have increased a reward for tips about whoever murdered the young woman in her Oakland Park apartment 11 weeks ago. "I want to catch this criminal before he hurts somebody else,"...
  • 'Whitey' Bulger appeals 2013 racketeering conviction on 11 murders

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for former Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger on Thursday filed a formal appeal of the sweeping 2013 racketeering conviction on charges of committing or ordering 11 murders in the 1970s and 1980s. The U.S. District Court...
  • Trial of Joliet double murder suspect could end Tuesday

    Trial of Joliet double murder suspect could end Tuesday
    Attorneys Tuesday are expected to deliver closing arguments in the bench trial of Shorewood woman charged with the 2013 murders of two Joliet men. On Monday, defense attorneys for Bethany McKee began presenting their only evidence in the case —...
  • Stockton bank robbery hostage killed by police gunfire, officials say

    Officials Monday said a Stockton woman taken hostage and used as a human shield during a bank robbery turned police chase last month was killed by gunfire from officers, not the suspects. A preliminary ballistics report indicates it was bullets from the...
  • Police investigating shooting tragedy

    The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating the murder of Orthodox Rabbi Joseph Raksin from Brooklyn who was gunned down while walking to Bais Menachem Chabad in North Miami Beach on Saturday morning, Aug. 9. "I can assure you that the Miami Dade...
  • Man indicted by Hampton grand jury in May homicide

    Man indicted by Hampton grand jury in May homicide
    HAMPTON — A Newport News man was recently indicted by a circuit court grand jury in the shooting death of a 28-year-old man, according to the Hampton Circuit Court clerk's office. Kwaume Edwards, 25, is charged in the May 17 homicide of Jonathan...
  • Young man guilty of first-degree murder in case involving jealousy, unrequited love

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. Pedro Bravo was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder in the killing of University of Florida freshman Christian Aguilar at the close of a two-week trial that centered on jealousy, rage, unrequited love, suicide and, ultimately,...
  • New Hampshire man sentenced to life for killing teen

    DOVER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire man found guilty of murdering a 19-year-old college student was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday following wrenching statements from the victim's family, who called him a "monster." Seth Mazzaglia, 32,...