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  • Mother of slain son works to help families of homicide victims

    Mother of slain son works to help families of homicide victims
    It's been nearly 20 years since LaWanda Hawkins got the call that would change her life: Her 19-year-old son, Reginald, had been found shot to death off Harbor Boulevard in San Pedro. Within the year, she and other parents founded Justice for Murdered...
  • Ex-sailor says he confessed to end grueling interrogation

    A former sailor testified Thursday that he falsely confessed to a 1997 rape and murder because he wanted the 11 hours of grueling interrogation by aggressive police detectives to end. "I just couldn't take it anymore," Danial Williams said. "I couldn't...
  • Shooting of 9-year-old in 2012 was linked to Berry feud, police say

    A triple shooting that critically wounded a 9-year-old in 2012 was connected to a series of retaliatory shootings involving once-promising boxer James Berry and his neighborhood crew, police said in court Thursday.  Berry, who The Sun profiled in 2007,...
  • Professor says she was intimidated by defendant to ID victim

    A professor testifying in a cold-case trial in Southern California said Thursday that she was intimidated into identifying her rapist to the man now charged with killing him in 1995. Norma Esparza, who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the case...
  • Police: 5 charged in Eastern Shore home invasion, slaying

    Maryland State police have charged five suspects in the slaying of a Caroline County man during a home invasion. Police announced Friday that they have arrested the suspects ranging in age from 15 to 21 and charged them with killing 23-year-old Travon...
  • Mexican officials say survivors of army slaying to be paid

    State authorities said Thursday that 28 officials are being investigated for alleged abuses committed during the cover-up of last year's slaying by soldiers of at least a dozen criminal suspects after they surrendered. The government of Mexico state,...
  • Leesburg man accused of bashing sleeping man's head with cinder block

    Leesburg man accused of bashing sleeping man's head with cinder block
    Leesburg police charged a 54-year-old man late Thursday with attempted murder, accusing him of bashing the head of a sleeping man with a cinder block. Baxter Rishell, 54, also faces a charge of tampering with evidence for breaking up the block in small...
  • Alabama death row inmate to go free; 2nd released in 2 weeks

    An Alabama death row inmate reached a plea deal Thursday that makes him the second prisoner to escape the death penalty in the state in less than two weeks. William Ziegler, 39, agreed to plead guilty to aiding and abetting in the slaying of Russell...
  • Handwriting sample wanted to prove Vann letter is real

    Handwriting sample wanted to prove Vann letter is real
    A man charged in the strangulation deaths of two women and a suspect in five other homicides will be asked for a handwriting sample Friday. Darren Deon Vann, 44, has allegedly written a letter to Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter that was...
  • Convict trashes his lawyers, says execution would be better

    Convict trashes his lawyers, says execution would be better
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man sentenced to death in the killings of a baby and her grandmother in what prosecutors called a botched kidnapping plot said Monday he's so dissatisfied with his attorneys he'd rather be executed now than continue...
  • Review: 'True Story'

    Review: 'True Story'
    "True Story" is a case of a well-crafted film, made by a first-time feature director with an impressive theatrical pedigree, that nonetheless struggles to locate the reasons for telling its story. That story comes from the 2005 memoir by Michael Finkel,...