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  • Hung jury declared in trial of man accused of killing 6-month-old son

    A mistrial was declared Tuesday in the trial of a father accused of killing his 6-month-old son in East Compton. Jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict on two counts against David Gomez, 26. The jury was split 8-4 on the charge of second-degree...
  • Official: 'Honor' slaying led to arrest of Tulare murder suspect

    Although officials have said Jose Manuel Martinez claimed to have killed dozens of people on behalf of an unnamed Mexican drug cartel -- including nine in California -- an Alabama official said Wednesday that the slaying that led to his arrest last year...
  • Alan Gross hunger strike worries Cuban government

    MIAMI The Cuban government is "concerned" about the hunger strike declared by Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor jailed in Havana for four years, and is willing to swap him for three Cuban spies in U.S. prisons, a senior official said Wednesday....
  • Triple-homicide 911 call: 'Yep, another one dead'

    Triple-homicide 911 call: 'Yep, another one dead'
    When Deborah Watson's body was found, nearly 12 hours after she was shot to death, she was still clutching the cell phone she had used to dial 911 for help. Deputies will not release a recording of the call. But a newly obtained arrest report for the...
  • Newborn baby found dead in dumpster in Corona

    Corona Police found a deceased newborn girl wrapped in plastic bags inside a trash dumpster Tuesday, officials said. Authorities said they were led to the dumpster by the mother, who told police she thought the baby was stillborn at the time of the...
  • Man gets 25 years to life for killing girlfriend's infant son

    A 24-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for fatally beating his Azusa girlfriend's infant son. Stephen Douglas Hoffman was convicted in February of second-degree murder and assault on a child causing death after Los Angeles...
  • Prosecutor to Oscar Pistorius: 'You killed her...take responsibility'

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Prosecutor Gerrie Nel launched an aggressive cross examination Wednesday of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Nel pounced when Pistorius admitted that people...
  • Roman Polanski Talks His Life and Career, 'Venus in Fur' and Retirement

    Roman Polanski revels in recounting the story of how he met his wife, actress Emmanuelle Seigner, to whom he has been married for 25 years, and who is the mother of his two children. The year was 1985, and Polanski was in pre-production on "Pirates,"...
  • Warrant: Fatal Beating Suspect Says He Snapped After Sexual Advance

    Warrant: Fatal Beating Suspect Says He Snapped After Sexual Advance
    MANCHESTER — A 20-year-old accused of fatally beating a man inside a Manchester motel room last month told police he lost controlled when the victim grabbed his penis, according to an arrest warrant. Lorenzo Hernandez said he punched 47-year-old...
  • Alleged hit man confesses to more than 30 killings, 9 in California

    An alleged hit man who killed for more than 30 years across the country has been charged with murder in the deaths of nine men in California, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Eight of the killings allegedly carried out by Jose Manuel Martinez, a self-...
  • Father pleads to murder charge in 4-year-old son's fatal beating

    A man accused of fatally beating his 4-year-old son — causing damage a doctor likened to that caused by a car crash — agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder on Wednesday. Wilfred Exilasse, 29, accepted a plea deal to avoid the first-...