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  • DA seeks death penalty against Eric Frein

    DA seeks death penalty against Eric Frein
    Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man charged with killing a state trooper and seriously wounding another in a shooting outside the Blooming Grove barracks. Eric Frein of Monroe County deserves to be executed because he murdered a law...
  • Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad

     Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad
    An Orange County judge recused himself from a Costa Mesa murder trial Tuesday, citing doubts he could remain impartial in the case against Daniel Wozniak, a 30-year-old community theater actor accused of brutally killing two Orange Coast College...
  • Plea deal explored for Waukegan man accused of strangling wife, daughter

    Plea deal explored for Waukegan man accused of strangling wife, daughter
    The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Lake County New-Sun reports: A negotiated plea is being explored in the murder case of Anthony Marcus of Waukegan, accused in the strangulation deaths of his wife and disabled teenage daughter last summer. Assistant...
  • Confessed killer describes chilling double murder in Selenski trial

    Confessed killer describes chilling double murder in Selenski trial
    WILKES-BARRE — A confessed killer told a jury Tuesday he helped a man kill a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend as part of a plot to rob him of tens of thousands of dollars he had made from illegal drug sales. Paul Weakley testified that...
  • Man who fled to Iowa City after murder charge denied bail in Cook County

    Man who fled to Iowa City after murder charge denied bail in Cook County
    A man who was extradited from Iowa after being charged with first-degree murder in a 2014 shooting was denied bail Tuesday in Cook County bond court. Charles L. Johnson, 22, was charged with murder in connection with the Nov. 7 shooting death of...
  • Confessed killer, testifying against man with bodies in yard, says killings were robbery plot

    A confessed killer told a jury Tuesday he helped a man torture and kill a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend as part of a plot to rob him of tens of thousands of dollars he had made from illegal drug sales. Paul Weakley testified that he helped...
  • Man fatally stabbed, 2 shot overnight; prior shooting victims identified

    Man fatally stabbed, 2 shot overnight; prior shooting victims identified
    A man was stabbed to death in West Baltimore and two men were shot Monday night in the city. At 8:55 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 900 block of Poplar Grove Street of Southwest Baltimore. They found two victims nearly four blocks away in...
  • Sentencing today for twins who flipped on 'El Chapo'

    Sentencing today for twins who flipped on 'El Chapo'
    For a couple of drug dealers from Chicago's West Side, twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores had hit the big time by November 2008, negotiating a heroin deal over the phone in Mexico with none other than Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the notorious Sinaloa...
  • Consider victim families in parole decisions

    Consider victim families in parole decisions
    I notice that in all the discussions about taking the power of parole for offenders sentenced to life from the governor that there is no discussion of the rights of the victims and their families ("Advocates want governor out of lifer parole decisions,"...
  • Actor accused in 2 deaths shouldn't face death penalty, attorney says

    A community theater actor accused of killing two college students in an effort to get money for his approaching wedding should not face the death penalty because of misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement agencies, an attorney for the accused man ...
  • Jury being chosen in case of mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son by feeding him salt

    A confounding and heartbreaking murder case alleging that a mother purposely poisoned her 5-year-old son with salt and documented his decline on social media began Monday in the New York suburbs. Lacey Spears, 27, of Scottsville, Kentucky, who...