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  • Friends Celebrate Lapointe Ruling, Say State Should Drop All Charges

    Friends Celebrate Lapointe Ruling, Say State Should Drop All Charges
    Friends of Richard Lapointe were ecstatic that the intellectually disabled former dishwasher has been granted a new trial. Friends of Richard Lapointe were ecstatic that the intellectually disabled former dishwasher has been granted a new trial....
  • Bali slaying victim's family outraged by prosecutors' call for leniency

     Bali slaying victim's family outraged by prosecutors' call for leniency
    Despite accusing her of "sadistic acts" against her mother, Indonesian prosecutors called upon judges Tuesday to show leniency to a Chicago teen and her boyfriend charged with premeditated murder of the older woman last summer in Bali. Prosecutors asked...
  • Baltimore killer outlines a murder during Berry trial

    Baltimore killer outlines a murder during Berry trial
    Looking at jurors from behind aviator glasses with his 5-foot-6 frame shackled in the witness box, Quinzell Covington outlined how to commit a murder. He likes big guns — "the bigger the better." He prefers to work alone. Masks and gloves are a...
  • Supreme Court Orders New Trial In Controversial Case Of Richard Lapointe

    Supreme Court Orders New Trial In Controversial Case Of Richard Lapointe
    A divided state Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial in the controversial murder case against Richard Lapointe, concluding that the mentally disabled dishwasher was denied evidence supporting his innocence when he was tried and convicted a quarter...
  • Gunman chases, kills pedestrian in Westmont

    Gunman chases, kills pedestrian in Westmont
    A 47-year-old man was fatally shot about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Westmont, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The man, who has not been identified, was walking in the 10100 block of South Budlong Avenue when two men pulled up...
  • Prom day killing suspect faces another psychiatric review

    A judge on Tuesday ordered a Connecticut teenager accused of fatally stabbing a classmate on the day of their prom to be examined by a psychiatrist hired by the state, after his lawyers announced they were pursuing an insanity defense. Christopher...
  • Police: Girlfriend will be charged with killing police officer

    Police: Girlfriend will be charged with killing police officer
    The girlfriend of the Darby Borough police officer who was killed over the weekend in what evidently was a domestic dispute, will be charged later Tuesday with the slaying, police said. Tyaina Finch, 27, of Glenolden, is being held in lieu of $250,000...
  • Trooper, Catasauqua officer 'entirely justified' in fatal shooting, DA rules

    Trooper, Catasauqua officer 'entirely justified' in fatal shooting, DA rules
    Catasauqua police officer Scott M. Rothrock had already been stabbed once in the chest with a 13-inch butcher knife and was trying to block more thrusts as he lay on his back in a snow bank Feb. 23 in east Allentown. With Jerome D. Nichols refusing to...
  • Murder Ink: 4/1/15

    Murder Ink: 4/1/15
    After a week with only a single killing, the pace picked up immediately. Three people were murdered in Baltimore in the two days after last week’s Murder Ink went to press. Three more were killed later in the week and the five reported nonfatal...
  • Additional Psych Exam OK'd On Prom Day Stabbing Suspect

    Additional Psych Exam OK'd  On Prom Day Stabbing Suspect
    MILFORD — A lawyer for the student who admitted fatally stabbing a female classmate inside a stairwell at Jonathan Law High School last April said Tuesday that "certain behaviors" his client displayed at the time of the crime were serious enough for...
  • Murder defendant Santana soiled self, tried to hit guard, authorities say

    Murder defendant Santana soiled self, tried to hit guard, authorities say
    On the morning of his first-degree-murder trial Tuesday, Bryan Santana soiled himself and smeared feces on the walls of a holding cell at the courthouse, apparently trying to write something. Earlier, he tried to strike a corrections officer at the...