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Birmingham man being held in Jefferson County Jail on suspected murder charges

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UPDATE | Three indicted on murder charges in death of Augusta teen

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Illinois Supreme Court upholds Drew Peterson's murder conviction; appeal 'likely'

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Mannequin used in Las Vegas double murder case displayed in museum

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Two teenagers arrested, charged with murder after man found dead in Mobile

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West Hartford man charged with killing kitten, shooting pet rat with BB gun

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Teen sought on capital murder charge in deadly Tuscaloosa shooting

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Boyfriend of woman found dead on Louisa roadside is charged with murder
The boyfriend of a Louisa County woman who was found dead at the side of a road Friday after being struck by a vehicle has been charged with murder. Gregory P. Veres, 30, was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, whose name was being withheld pending notification of relatives. In a news release, Louisa sheriff’s Maj   Read More ...
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Appleton man charged with killing woman, pointing gun at son
APPLETON, Wis. — An Appleton man has been charged with killing the woman he was living with and pointing his gun at her son. Bail was set at $750,000 Friday for 58-year-old Johnnie Scott. He's charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of 48-year-old Annie Ford and recklessly endangerment for allegedly pointing the gun at her 15-year-old son. District Attoney Melinda Tempelis says Scott is accused of shooting Ford after an argument about $800 and some sort of issue with a television   Read More ...
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Burlington man charged with murder after body found near Wever
LEE COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Prosecutors have charged a Burlington man with first degree murder in the death of a man found dead in a Lee County roadside park earlier this year. The Lee County Sheriff's Office said the body of 47-year-old James Nelson was discovered February 11 at Indian Park Path off U.S. 61 near Wever. Authorities said Nelson died from a single gunshot to the head   Read More ...
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Woman faces murder charge in fatal Bucks Co. crash
A woman has been charged with third-degree murder after a fatal crash last month in Bucks County.   Read More ...
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Murder charge filed in case of KCK woman killed in crash while fleeing rapist
A man already charged with raping a Kansas City, Kan., woman is now charged with murder in her death in a traffic crash. Wyandotte County prosecutors said Friday that Orlando Taylor, 35, is now charged with felony first-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old Shannon Keithley. Keithley died the morning of Aug. 18 while fleeing from the alleged rape in her home when her SUV crashed into a concrete pillar less than a mile away   Read More ...
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Birmingham man being held in Jefferson County Jail on suspected murder charges
According to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Kevin Speakman, 35, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Toney Felix Myers Jr. Speakman shot Myers Jr. during an altercation between the two on Wednesday night on the 100th block of 14th Avenue NW. Speakman fled the scene and was located at a hotel in Irondale around 9pm Thursday night. He is being held on a $150,000 bond in the Jefferson County Jail   Read More ...
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Amid allegations of torture, Ozarks boyfriend and mother charged with murder of teen girl
A boyfriend has now been charged with murder along with an Ozarks mother in the torture and killing of a 16-year-old girl. Rebecca Ruud, 39, and Robert Peat, 31, have been charged with first-degree murder. Peat was charged Wednesday. Ruud’s daughter, Savannah Leckie, was allegedly killed by “unknown causes,” according to court documents. Leckie’s remains were discovered on Ruud’s farm in Ozark County in August   Read More ...
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Passaic prosecutors made a mess of this murder case. Time for the AG to take over | Editorial
The Innocence Project found stunning new DNA evidence from the scene of a 1993 murder in Paterson, exonerating two men who have served decades in state prison, and implicating an ex-con who is still on the loose. You might think that prosecutors in Paterson would be moved. But instead, they are fighting the release of the two men, even after a judge found that this new evidence "would probably change a jury's verdict if a new trial was granted," and called a detective's refusal to reconsider it "the best example of tunnel vision that one can imagine   Read More ...
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Pair charged with murder outside parole office
Two Houston men on Thursday were indicted for allegedly killing a man as he sat in his car in the parking lot of a local parole office, Ronald Donell Brown, aka "Dorsey Robinson," 44, and Clyde "Pete" Williams, 50, are charged with conspiracy to commit murder for hire, intentional killing related to drug trafficking and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a murder   Read More ...
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Charges dropped against KCK man accused of fatally shooting two brothers in 2015
Murder charges were dropped Thursday against a Kansas City, Kan. man accused of killing two men in a 2015 drive-by shooting. Prosecutors in Wyandotte County dropped two counts of first-degree premeditated murder charges against 25-year-old Christoper Lewis. Lewis, then 23, was accused of shooting Deron J. Rucker, 23, and Antonio R. Rucker, 24, to death outside Pepper’s Hot Dogs & Phillies in the 1900 block of Quindaro Boulevard in August 2015   Read More ...
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2 teens charged with murder in shooting death of Mobile man
Mobile police said two teens have been charged with murder in the death of a 40-year-old man. Bailey and Richardson was placed in Mobile County Metro Jail on Thursday.View Comments.   Read More ...
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UPDATE | Three indicted on murder charges in death of Augusta teen
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Three suspects have been indicted on murder charges in the drive-by shooting death of an Augusta teen. Devonte Malik Gavin, Trevon Defonte Crump, and Keonte Eugene Hall have been indicted on two counts of murder and multiple counts of aggravated assault, criminal damage to property in the first degree, and possession of a firearm during a crime   Read More ...
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Illinois Supreme Court upholds Drew Peterson's murder conviction; appeal 'likely'
The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Bolingbrook police Officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding the conviction. The high court, in a unanimous decision, found that hearsay testimony from Peterson's dead third wife and missing fourth wife did not violate his constitutional right to confront his accusers because of evidence that Peterson killed them to prevent their testimony   Read More ...
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Man charged with killing 2 cats agrees to fine, counseling
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who police say strangled two cats will avoid jail time if he pays a fine, completes community service, and attends mental health counseling. The Lewiston Sun Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2fdl3NH) 47-year-old Michael Hermann, of Greene, agreed to the deal Monday. Hermann had previously been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. Police say a woman dropped the cats off at Hermann's house on March 23   Read More ...
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Nanny Caught Throwing Screaming Toddler Face-Down Into Crib, Now Faces Attempted Murder Charges [Video]
A nanny was caught on surveillance camera throwing a screaming infant face-down into a crib, and now the unnamed woman is facing attempted murder charges, The Independent is reporting. Annemarie Theron and her husband, Johan, hired the unnamed nanny in May. However, Mrs. Theron, who according to is the manager of a lodge in Namibia, became suspicious when she started noticing bruises on her nine-month-old baby daughter, Laila   Read More ...
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Mannequin used in Las Vegas double murder case displayed in museum
The brutal murders of two homeless men in Las Vegas were becoming cold cases until the police department came up with a unique approach that caught national attention.   Read More ...
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Timeline: The Tom Bearson murder case
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Two teenagers arrested, charged with murder after man found dead in Mobile
Two teenagers have been arrested and charged in connection with a Mobile homicide. Mobile police discovered the victim, Lakendrick Lucy, in a home in the 100 block of North Ann Street on Wednesday morning. Police first called the incident a death investigation, before quickly ruling it a homicide. Lucy was 40 years old. Early Thursday morning, police announced that two teens were arrested and charged murder in Lucy's death: Jyquan Richardson and Jatavious Bailey, both 17   Read More ...
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Illinois Supreme Court to issue ruling in Drew Peterson murder case
The Illinois Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on whether former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson was properly convicted of murder in the death of his third wife.   Read More ...
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Illinois Supreme Court to issue ruling in Drew Peterson murder case
The Illinois Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on whether former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson was properly convicted of murder in the death of his third wife. The court announced it would release its opinion Thursday on Peterson's appeal of his 2012 conviction in the death of Kathleen Savio. He claims the use of hearsay testimony at his trial violated his constitutional right to confront his accusers   Read More ...
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Police: Homicide victim identified, relative charged with murder - | WBTV Charlotte
A man is accused of shooting and killing a 29-year-old in north Charlotte Wednesday night. According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the shooting occurred before 9:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of Dogwood Avenue, which runs between N. Graham Street and Norris Avenue. Police say William Jerome Rann Jr. was found on the scene with an apparent gunshot wound. MEDIC pronounced Rann Jr   Read More ...
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Tuscaloosa Police Identify Suspect in Murder Case
Capital Murder warrants were issued for the arrest of 19 year old Lorenzo Polke. Captain Kip Hart with the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit believes Polke killed 37 year old Bobby Lee Herrod. Hart says investigators got valuable information from the public and from the stores video surveillance system. “We need help from the community and we got help from them to find him   Read More ...
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Illinois court to issue ruling in Drew Peterson murder case
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on whether former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson was properly convicted of murder in the death of his third wife. The court announced it would release its opinion Thursday on Peterson's appeal of his 2012 conviction in the death of Kathleen Savio. He claims the use of hearsay testimony at his trial violated his constitutional right to confront his accusers   Read More ...
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Murder charge in Alsip shooting: A 'robbery that went wrong'
A Carpentersville man fatally shot a 76-year-old man and wounded a 43-year-old man in what is believed to have been a robbery attempt "that went wrong," Alsip police said Wednesday night. Brian Garcia, 33, is charged with murder and attempted murder in the killing of Mohamed Salhia, of Orland Park, and the shooting of the younger man about 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ray's Towing and Recovery, 4340 W   Read More ...
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Christine Mustafa: Missing Mom’s Body Dumped In Phoenix Landfill, Cops Believe — Boyfriend Faces Murder Charge
Christine Mustafa, a 34-year-old Phoenix, Arizona, mom was last seen on May 10, leaving the Walgreen’s drugstore where she worked, at about 1:30 in the afternoon. Now, more than four months later, police have come to the conclusion that the woman’s body was thrown away as if it were trash by her former boyfriend, 37-year-old Robert Interval. The cops are preparing to search for Mustafa’s body in a landfill early next month, according to a report by KNXV TV News in Phoenix   Read More ...
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CHA chief's son charged with murder in Indianapolis
The son of the Chicago Housing Authority CEO was charged Wednesday in a homicide in Indianapolis, according to authorities. Eugene Jones, 18, has been charged with murder and robbery in the killing Sunday of 18-year-old Deante Williams, authorities said. Jones is the son of CHA CEO Eugene Jones Jr., who oversees the city’s public housing, according to a statement released by the agency   Read More ...
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Murder charges reinstated in 2013 Alexandria stabbing
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A 30-year-old Alexandria man who had second-degree murder charges dismissed against him three years ago is back in court facing the same charges.   Read More ...
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Murder charges reinstated in 2013 Alexandria stabbing
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A 30-year-old Alexandria man who had second-degree murder charges dismissed against him three years ago is back in court facing the same charges.   Read More ...
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The Latest: White man facing murder charges on suicide watch
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a 23-year-old white man accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge (all times local): A 23-year-old white man accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge was placed on suicide watch at the jail where he is being held on first-degree murder charges. Kenneth Gleason had a brief court hearing Wednesday and was ordered held without bond   Read More ...
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The Latest: White man facing murder charges on suicide watch
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on the arrest of a 23-year-old white man accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge (all times local): A 23-year-old white man accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge was placed on suicide watch at the jail where he is being held on first-degree murder charges. Kenneth Gleason had a brief court hearing Wednesday and was ordered held without bond   Read More ...
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Jo Davies County woman charged with murder in case of child's death
Police in Jo Daviess County say a woman has been arrested and charged with the murder of a child. Elizabeth Roen, 27, of Elizabeth, has been charged with first degree murder. Roen was arrested today in connection with the death of infant Tripp Luebke. The investigation into this case was conducted by the Elizabeth Police Department, the Northwest Illinois Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), the FBI and the Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney Office   Read More ...
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Elyria man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend
ELYRIA, Ohio - A Lorain County grand jury handed up an indictment against an Elyria man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend. Roy Owens Jr., 56, is charged with one count of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of abuse of a corpse, according to court records. Owens beat and stabbed Linnea Satterfield before he placed her in his trunk, police said   Read More ...
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Detroit man charged with killing niece
A Detroit man has been formally charged in the shooting death of his 42-year-old niece, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday. Ira C. Ellis, 57, was charged with killing Katherine Grimes, also a Detroit resident around 10:35 a.m. Sept. 15 at a home in the 15800 block of Winthrop. Investigators say Ellis shot his niece multiple times with a handgun   Read More ...
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West Hartford man charged with killing kitten, shooting pet rat with BB gun
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A West Hartford man is facing several charges after police say he killed a kitten as well as a pet rat, and severely injured another kitten with a BB gun Wednesday morning. Just before 10:25 a.m., West Hartford police responded to an apartment on Sky View Drive on a report that a man had just killed two kittens inside the apartment   Read More ...
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Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of teen in Anniston
A man is facing murder charges after the shooting death of an Oxford teenager. Calhoun County District Attorney Brian McVeigh confirms Jerald Bailey was charged with murder, after the shooting of 17-year-old Broderick Taylor II. Bailey has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder. Authorities say Taylor was shot late one Friday night following a fight on West 15th Street, and that they searched all night long for a suspect   Read More ...
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Woman charged with murder in deadly 2016 DUI crash
A 42-year-old Birmingham woman has been arrested and charged with murder for her role in deadly 2016 traffic crash in Dora. Rebecca Ann Watson was booked into the Jefferson County Jail Wednesday morning. She is charged in last year's death of 56-year-old Tammy Gail Marie Bernard. The crash happened about 9 p.m. on May 23, 2016. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies, as well as West Jefferson and Bagley firefighters, responded that night to a report of a single-vehicle accident in the 5900 block of Snowville-Brent Road in western Jefferson County   Read More ...
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Teen sought on capital murder charge in deadly Tuscaloosa shooting
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Man charged with killing bicyclist told wife he hit a deer. She told the cops
A Wisconsin man is charged with the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist after telling his wife he hit a deer with the family’s Volvo on Sunday night. Ryan S. Peterson’s wife called police the next day after she learned someone had died on the dark road where her husband said he hit a deer. Peterson told sheriff’s deputies he was drinking before the crash while watching the Green Bay Packers game but did not believe he was drunk at the time   Read More ...
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Capital murder charges filed in ‘road rage’ shooting
FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Police have obtained a capital murder warrant against the suspect in a weekend fatal shooting that appeared to be an act of road rage. AL.com reports 31-year-old Jermaine Curtis Boswell was formally charged Tuesday in the shooting death of 46-year-old Michael Eugene Stevens on Saturday. Fairfield Police Chief Nick Dyer says investigators believe Boswell pursued Stevens after Stevens struck his car and fled   Read More ...
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Tuscaloosa authorities searching for 19-year-old in connection with homicide
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. — Tuscaloosa authorities confirm capital murder warrants have been issued for 19-year-old Lorenzo Polke. Polke is a suspect in the shooting death of 37-year-old Bobby Lee Herrod Tuesday night. Tuscaloosa Police say Herrod was shot on the 2500 block of MLK Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. Polke may be armed and is known to frequent the west side of Tuscaloosa   Read More ...
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