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  • Mistrial declared in Newport News double-homicide trial

    Mistrial declared in Newport News double-homicide trial
    NEWPORT NEWS — It's been almost six years since gunmen snuffed out the life of teenagers Barry Eugene Richardson and Keon Otis Flemming on 35th Street. The latest chapter in the lengthy case ended in a Newport News courtroom Friday when a jury...
  • Two men booked on suspicion of murder in shooting of Anaheim girl

    The girls were playing in front of their Anaheim apartment when a man stepped out of a white car with a gun. As shots rang out, neighbors screamed at their children to hit the ground. Ximena Meza ran for her front door, but didn't make it. She was...
  • Bail denied for man accused in South Shore slaying

    Bail denied for man accused in South Shore slaying
    Bail was denied Saturday for a 21-year-old man accused of a fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy Tuesday night in the South Shore neighborhood, authorities said. Robert T. Smith, 21, the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue is charged with murder in the Sept....
  • 20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence

    20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence
    HARTFORD — She was a shy, playful first-grader at Parkville Community School. She had long, shiny black hair and a broad smile. But when she was gunned down on March 26, 1994, 7-year-old Marcelina Delgado became the catalyst that drove the federal...
  • Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail

    Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail
    For two days, a federal judge listened to inmates testify about allegedly rampant abuse at the Cook County Jail — from gang fights among prisoners to guards with hair-trigger tempers who use violence to instill fear and control. Then last week the...
  • Bethlehem teen killer sentenced to 51 years to life

    Bethlehem teen killer sentenced to 51 years to life
    Lucas Cabassa, who was just 17 when he fatally shot a man during a south Bethlehem brawl, will spend 51 years to life behind bars, Northampton County Judge Craig Dally decided Thursday. In handing down a sentence that would make Cabassa 70 years old...
  • Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him

    Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him
    Chicago’s youngest victim lost to gun violence this year may have been targeted by four reputed gang members who thought the boy shouted a warning to rival gangbangers, Chicago police said Friday in announcing charges in the month-old slaying....
  • Prosecutors: Gunman told fellow gang member 'I just hit a shorty'

    Prosecutors: Gunman told fellow gang member 'I just hit a shorty'
    Prosecutors said Saturday that one of the men charged in the Aug. 20 slaying of a 9-year-old Chicago boy had this reaction when he hopped into a getaway car: "I just hit a shorty. I just hit a shorty." The "shorty" was Antonio Smith, the youngest gun...
  • Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James

    Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James
    "A Brief History of Seven Killings," the third novel by Kingston-born author Marlon James, opens in Jamaica on Dec. 2, 1976. One of the first characters we meet is Alex Pierce, a journalist for Rolling Stone who's on assignment in the island country and...
  • Fugitive, one of LAPD's most wanted, is caught; cops saw him on Facebook

    Fugitive, one of LAPD's most wanted, is caught; cops saw him on Facebook
    A fugitive connected to four killings and considered one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s most wanted criminals has been caught, federal authorities announced. Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, was captured by U.S. marshals on Thursday in the 3500...
  • Marshals capture man with local gang connections, tied to four killings

    A fugitive connected to four killings, with ties to the local Toonerville gang and considered one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s most wanted criminals has been caught, federal authorities announced. Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, was captured by...