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  • Convicted Monroe County murderer suspected of Texas killings

    Convicted Monroe County murderer suspected of Texas killings
    Charles Hicks Jr. of Tobyhanna struggled not to weep as a jury Tuesday sentenced him to death after convicting him of first-degree murder in the January 2008 death and dismemberment of Deanna Null of Scranton. Hicks' older sister wept and hugged his...
  • DA: Trucker 'dozed,' killing 2 in Berks; Emmaus man and Topton woman identified as victims

    DA: Trucker 'dozed,' killing 2 in Berks; Emmaus man and Topton woman identified as victims
    A truck driver fell asleep behind the wheel Wednesday morning on Route 222 in Maidencreek Township and rammed into several vehicles stopped at a traffic light, killing two people, Berks County authorities said. Jeremy Augustine, 23, of Emmaus, and Jane...
  • Two jailed in Puerto Rico over killing of military family

    SAN JUAN Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Two men were jailed in Puerto Rico on Wednesday on charges of killing a retired U.S. Army sergeant and three members of his family, as well as attempting to kill the victims' 13-year-old son by beating him and throwing him...
  • New legal battles delay Wellington polo magnate John Goodman's sentencing

    New post-conviction battles in John Goodman's DUI manslaughter case caused a surprise delay of the Wellington polo magnate's sentencing Wednesday, with the judge seeking extra time to consider legal arguments from the attorneys. The wait should be...
  • Colorado man accused of wife's murder marked spot with X on map

    Colorado man accused of killing his wife by pushing her off a cliff had a map with an "X" marking the spot where she fell to her death, unsealed court records show. Harold Henthorn, 58, was indicted this month for first-degree murder in the slaying of...
  • Baltimore moves higher on murder rate list

    Baltimore moves higher on murder rate list
    Baltimore had the fifth-highest murder rate last year among major U.S. cities — 37.4 per 100,000 people, according to statistics released last week by the FBI. Cities with higher rates last year were Detroit, New Orleans, Newark, and St. Louis....
  • Police arrest father, daughter accused of starving infant

    Police in Georgia have arrested a man and his young adult daughter after they allegedly starved to death his 15-month-old infant child and left three other children and a young adult woman emaciated in a hotel room, authorities said on Friday. The 44-...
  • Becoming Mrs. Charles Manson: 26-year-old insists it's happening

    Becoming Mrs. Charles Manson: 26-year-old insists it's happening
    Charles Manson is getting married, insists his bride-to-be. And Afton Elaine Burton, 26, plans to take her new husband's last name. A look at the couple's marriage license shows it's Burton's first marriage and Manson's third, and Manson is listed at an...
  • Americans ignore the mass murder of students that is roiling Mexico

    Americans ignore the mass murder of students that is roiling Mexico
    The violent disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers college in Guerrero state has caused a political earthquake the likes of which Mexico has not seen in generations — perhaps even since the revolution of 1910. That makes it all the...
  • Teens in 2006 homeless beatings entitled to new trial

    Teens in 2006 homeless beatings entitled to new trial
    A new trial was ordered Wednesday for the second of three teenagers who used a baseball bat to beat and nearly kill a pair of homeless men in Fort Lauderdale in early 2006. But it's not clear whether Brian Hooks, now 27, and Thomas Daugherty, 25, will...
  • California man convicted in 1978 murder may go free based on DNA

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man convicted of murder in the 1978 shooting death of a Southern California man should be freed after 36 years behind bars, based on DNA analysis and investigative reports withheld from his trial attorney, a prosecutor said on...