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  • NC prosecutor seeks death for suspect in killing 3 Muslims

    Prosecutors plan to seek the death sentence for a man accused of killing three young Muslims in North Carolina in a case that garnered national attention and calls to investigate a potential hate crime. Durham County District Attorney Roger Echols said...
  • Allentown man gets 20 to 40 years in 'bloodbath' stabbing

     Allentown man gets 20 to 40 years in 'bloodbath' stabbing
    Prosecutors called Robert Brandon's death a "bloodbath," saying the crime scene was so grisly that the first police officers on scene thought the Allentown man had been decapitated. For Barbara Brandon, the killing marked the beginning of a long...
  • Judge denies freedom for convicted Oviedo husband killer during appeal

    Judge denies freedom for convicted Oviedo husband killer during appeal
    SANFORD — A judge Tuesday refused to free convicted husband killer Anita Smithey, who had asked to be released on bond while she appeals her second-degree murder conviction. Four months ago a Seminole County jury found her guilty of murdering her...
  • Victim's Phone, Records Show Correspondence With Aaron Hernandez Before Murder

    Victim's Phone, Records Show Correspondence With Aaron Hernandez Before Murder
    FALL RIVER, Mass. — In the days leading up to his death, Odin Lloyd and former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez corresponded through text messages about meeting, according to testimony given in court Tuesday. Prosecutors worked to tie...
  • Western Wisconsin man charged with killing girlfriend

    A western Wisconsin man struck his girlfriend in the head with a hammer before slicing her neck with a box cutter, then texted a picture of the woman's body to another man, according to charges filed Tuesday. The criminal complaint filed in La Crosse...
  • Callers claim to be missing boy Etan Patz amid murder trial

    A man who thinks he could be Etan Patz was interviewed by police amid the murder trial of a suspect accused in the boy's 1979 disappearance, prosecutors said Tuesday, noting they have received similar calls before. Assistant District Attorney Joan...
  • Brazil judge orders deportation of Cesare Battisti

    A Brazilian judge Tuesday ordered the deportation of former Italian militant Cesare Battisti, reversing a 2010 ruling granting him asylum in Latin America's biggest country. Federal Judge Adverci Rates Mendes de Abreu ruled that Battisti was not entitled...
  • Waukegan man guilty of murdering 3-year-old while playing 'Mortal Kombat'

    Waukegan man guilty of murdering 3-year-old while playing 'Mortal Kombat'
    A Waukegan man who said he was angered that his girlfriend's 3-year-old son cursed while playing a video game was convicted of first-degree murder Tuesday for the child's beating death. Sometime after 11 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2011, the boy supposedly let...
  • Opening statements made in Geneva murder trial

    Opening statements made in Geneva murder trial
    Details about the hours leading up to Geneva mother Kathleen King's death began to trickle out Tuesday inside a Kane County courtroom during opening statements of Shadwick King's murder trial. King, 47, is accused of killing his 32-year-old wife last...
  • Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in Hernandez's rented car

    A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to...
  • White supremacist to stand trial in Jewish center killings

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. A judge in Kansas' Johnson County on Tuesday ordered white supremacist F. Glenn Miller Jr. to stand trial for killing three people outside Jewish facilities last April in Overland Park, Kan. After a day and a half of preliminary...