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  • Waukegan baby sitter charged with murdering 3-month-old baby calls off plea talks

    Waukegan baby sitter charged with murdering 3-month-old baby calls off plea talks
    Charged with murdering a 3-month-old child she was baby-sitting in July 2012, Waukegan resident Sarah Gumm has decided to cease plea negotiations with the state and go to trial. “Miss Gumm has instructed us to proceed to trial,” defense...
  • Man charged in triple shooting at apartment complex denied bond

    Man charged in triple shooting at apartment complex denied bond
    A 34-year-old man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in a shooting this weekend that killed two people faced a judge Thursday morning in Orange County. Luis E. Pacheco was denied bond and ordered to have no contact with the victims of the...
  • Woman who left newborn in garbage gets 15 years in prison

    Woman who left newborn in garbage gets 15 years in prison
    A woman whose newborn baby was found dead in a Salvation Army garbage can was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison. Jessica Cruz, who was 19 when she gave birth in the store bathroom in Streamwood in 2011, had been accused of murder in the baby boy'...
  • Carbon driver who killed N. Whitehall jogger sentenced

    Carbon driver who killed N. Whitehall jogger sentenced
    A Carbon County man who fell asleep at the wheel and killed a North Whitehall woman as she jogged near Slatington wept in a Lehigh County courtroom Tuesday and begged a judge to spare him a state prison sentence. Donald J. Vito, 55, said he wished he had...
  • Oakland Park Taco Bell murder case from 2009 nears trial

    Oakland Park Taco Bell murder case from 2009 nears trial
    On her hands and knees, Tikkitress Johnson begged for her life. Prosecutors say Karari Ritchie showed her no mercy: She was a witness. She could not live. Ritchie, 25, faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering Johnson, 39, at an Oakland Park...
  • 'Sleepy Hollow' recap: Picture this in 'Pittura Infamante'

    'Sleepy Hollow' recap: Picture this in 'Pittura Infamante'
    It comes as no surprise to the loyalists of Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” to hear that the sci-fi supernatural buddy cop drama is going through a bit of a sophomore slump. Ratings are down, Twitter feeds are grumpy. The network addressed the...
  • Man ordered to trial in fatal Route 22 wreck

    Three months after having homicide by vehicle and related charges dismissed at his preliminary hearing, a 41-year-old man was ordered to face trial in Lehigh County Court on those charges. Brian J. Creazzo was allegedly high on methadone and opiates on...
  • Man About To Go To Trial For New Britain Murder Pleads Guilty

    Man About To Go To Trial For New Britain Murder Pleads Guilty
    NEW BRITAIN — A Bristol man who was about to go on trial for murder pleaded guilty on Thursday and will be sentenced next month, according to the court clerk's office. Juan Rivera, 24, was arrested more than two years ago in connection with the...
  • Homeless murder victim recalled as handsome high school charmer

    Homeless murder victim recalled as handsome high school charmer
    On the day the body of Jerome P. Harte and all of his worldly possessions were pulled from the Middle River, he was described by police as a transient adult male. He was 60 years old, a homeless homicide victim, and on the streets of this city, seemed...
  • Leader of Boko Haram says God told him to carry out massacre

    Leader of Boko Haram says God told him to carry out massacre
    Six years ago, Nigerian forces captured the leader of the extremist group Boko Haram and killed him in custody — a move that was to have far-reaching consequences. Nigeria had exchanged a charismatic preacher named Mohammed Yusuf for the more...
  • Texas executes 41-year-old for killing 3 during robbery in San Antonio in 1993.

    A 41-year-old Texas prisoner was put to death Wednesday evening for the slayings of three people during a robbery at their San Antonio home more than 21 years ago. Arnold Prieto, who spurned a plea deal for a sentence of less than life in prison,...