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‘Suspicious death’ in northwest Georgia ruled homicide 

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Homicide detectives investigating death in Pine Hills

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Man charged for homicide in Jefferson County

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Death of Semaj Crosby ruled homicide, Will County coroner says

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Death of Semaj Crosby ruled homicide, Will County coroner says


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Baldwin Co. DA: We're not sure if decomposed body is a case of homicide

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Baldwin Co. DA: We're not sure if decomposed body is a case of homicide


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Breckenridge Hills police working homicide investigation

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Triple murder suspect ‘started a fight’ with shop owner before shooting, police say

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‘Suspicious death’ in northwest Georgia ruled homicide 
A death that was considered suspicious when it was reported earlier this week has now been ruled a homicide, officials said. Eddie Lanham was found shot to death after his wife, Renee Lanham, called 911 about 10 p.m. Monday, theChattanooga Times Free Press reported. The fatal gunshot wounds do not appear to be self-inflicted and authorities believe Lanham was the intended target, the sheriff’s office said   Read More ...
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Police release photos, video of people of interest in Sixth Street fight, homicide
Austin police have released photos and video of a suspect in a Sixth Street fight that left a man dead earlier this week. Marques Johnson, a 33-year-old Air Force veteran, was found unconscious near the Driskill Hotel in the 200 block of East Sixth Street Sunday around 2 a.m., and he died Monday of his injuries, Austin police have said. Investigators still have few answers about what started the incident   Read More ...
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Hartford Jury Convicts Woman Of Manslaughter In Death Of Boyfriend
A Superior Court jury has convicted an East Hartford woman of manslaughter in the stabbing death of her boyfriend a year and a half ago in East Hartford. Samantha Wheeler, 29, faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced Dec. 1 by Hartford Superior Court Judge David P. Gold. The jury of three women and three men returned its verdict Tuesday afternoon after about a day of deliberation   Read More ...
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Homicide detectives investigating death in Pine Hills
PINE HILLS, Fla. — Deputies are investigating the death of a man in Orange County. Authorities said they were called to an address on River Oaks Road just before 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday for reports of a man down. When deputies arrived, they said they discovered a deceased man with trauma to his body. Investigators identified the man as 44-year-old Sylvester Pryor Jr   Read More ...
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Sister of homicide victim arrested on drug charges hours after brother's funeral
MOUNT CARMEL -- The sister of a Northumberland County homicide victim was arrested on drug charges hours after her brother's funeral. Taylor Wynter Glassic, 23, of Marion Heights was charged Monday with possession of drug paraphernalia and jailed in lieu of $35,000 bail and as a parole violator. Glassic is the sister of Sean M. Maschal, 33, of Mount Carmel, who was found shot to death last Wednesday along a walking trail near Locust Gap in Mount Carmel Twp   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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Iowa man arrested for crash that killed motorcyclist
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have arrested a central Iowa man in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a Des Moines motorcyclist last year. The Des Moines Register reports that 67-year-old Jack Jay Janda of Woodward faces charges of vehicular homicide by reckless driving, vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Janda was jailed in Polk County on Tuesday   Read More ...
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BCSO investigating a homicide after male body found on Lady's Island
LADY'S ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a deceased male near the Masonic Lodge on Chowan Creek Bluff Road on Lady’s Island early Wednesday morning. When they arrived, they discovered that the adult male had at least two gunshot wounds. Investigators responded and are on-scene processing for forensic evidence and interviewing witnesses. The deceased male has yet to be identified   Read More ...
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Manchester man pleads guilty to negligent homicide | New Hampshire
BEDFORD -- A Manchester man will serve up to seven years in prison for killing a passenger in a 2016 drunk driving crash. Deng M. Chol Mabor, 40, of Manchester pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and reckless conduct on Sept. 6 for the July 29, 2016, crash in Bedford. According to police, Mabor was sentenced to 1½ to 7 years in the House of Corrections, and had his license indefinitely revoked   Read More ...
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Manchester man pleads guilty to negligent homicide
BEDFORD -- A Manchester man will serve up to seven years in prison for killing a passenger in a 2016 drunk driving crash. Deng M. Chol Mabor, 40, of Manchester pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and reckless conduct on Sept. 6 for the July 29, 2016, crash in Bedford. According to police, Mabor was sentenced to 1½ to 7 years in the House of Corrections, and had his license indefinitely revoked   Read More ...
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Alabama man pleads to manslaughter in pastor's death
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been sentenced to three years in prison for manslaughter in the death of an 85-year-old pastor. The Decatur Daily reports a Morgan County grand jury indicted 36-year-old Justin Lee Moore, of Hartselle, last year. It stemmed from a two-vehicle crash in September 2015 that claimed the life of Melvin Brown, a pastor at Valhermosa Springs Holiness Church   Read More ...
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Deputies investigate homicide near North Plains, man confirmed dead
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was killed on a rural property outside North Plains. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies were called out Tuesday afternoon on reports of a disturbance involving a gun at a property off of Dairy Creek Road near North Plains. The sheriff’s office later confirmed that a homicide investigation was underway, and that a man was a victim in the case   Read More ...
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Mich. Mom Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter After Baby Suffocates While Sleeping with Her in Bed
A Michigan mother has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after authorities say she drank alcohol one night in December and then slept in the same bed as her baby, who suffocated when he became “wedged” between the bed and the wall, PEOPLE confirms. Leslie Neuman, 32, turned herself in to authorities on Monday in connection with the co-sleeping death of her 6-month-old son, Connor Kleemann, in December   Read More ...
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Chicago Marks 500th Homicide Of 2017
CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was killed late Sunday in a Washington Heights neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side, marking the city’s 500th homicide this year. John Bolden, 47, was sitting in a parked car at 11:22 p.m. in the 10100 block of South Racine when someone in a gray van fired shots, striking him multiple times in the side of the body, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office   Read More ...
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Body of 19-year-old found at Oklahoma City park ruled as homicide
OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials are releasing new details about a man whose body was found at a metro park over the weekend. Police have ruled 19-year-old Wilson Perez’s death as a homicide. They say his cause of death was due to “blunt force head trauma and strangulation.” It started around 2 p.m. Sunday when officers were called to Harlow Park near N   Read More ...
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9-1-1 call released as Flagler authorities search for suspect in Palm Coast homicide
A frantic 9-1-1 call led deputies to the early Tuesday discovery of a dying man outside a home on Parkview Drive in Palm Coast, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. A frightened woman called for help as he lay dying outside in the pre-dawn darkness. The call came in about 4 a.m. Tuesday when the woman said her friend had been shot in her driveway   Read More ...
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Identity of South Lebanon homicide victim released
LEBANON, Ohio — A couple charged with a South Lebanon murder appeared in court Tuesday morning. Christopher Kirby, 38, and Jacqueline Kirby, 31, are in the Warren County Jail on $250,000 cash bonds. Police said that they lived at 59 West Broadway, where police found a woman - later identified as Deborah Powers - dead and a man critically injured Friday night   Read More ...
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Police looking for third suspect in August homicide in Salisbury - | WBTV Charlotte
Police in Salisbury are now looking for a third suspect in the shooting death of Kornell Cook. Murder warrants have been issued for Travaree D'Von Miller, 18, of Pearl Street.   Read More ...
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Manslaughter charges possible in London tower block fire disaster: police
LONDON (Reuters) - The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire that killed about 80 people in London in June could result in manslaughter charges, but any prosecutions could be months away due to the complexity of the forensic work, police said. The 24-storey social housing block, home to a poor, multi-ethnic community, was destroyed on June 14 by a fire that started in a fourth-floor flat in the middle of the night and rapidly engulfed the whole building   Read More ...
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Agawam buzzing over news of arrest in Lisa Ziegert homicide probe
AGAWAM -- Just about every politician in Western Massachusetts, from Congressman Richie Neal on down, was at Monday's dedication ceremony for the Soldier On veterans housing facility in Agawam when authorities announced an arrest had been made in connection with a 25-year-old unsolved murder in town. And this news, thanks largely to social media, traveled mighty fast. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, speaking at an afternoon press conference, said a suspect will be charged in the 1992 homicide of Lisa Ziegert, a 24-year-old teacher's assistant at Agawam Middle School who was abducted in April that year   Read More ...
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Tucson police investigate woman's death as possible homicide
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tucson say they're investigating the death of a 50-year-old woman as a possible homicide. Officers were called Sunday afternoon to check on a woman who was spotted in an alley about three miles north of downtown Tucson. They found a woman with apparent trauma and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Police on Monday identified the woman as Jennifer Ann Wilson   Read More ...
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Gun laws targeting domestic abusers tied to fewer homicides
Every year, more than 1,800 people nationwide are killed by intimate partners, and approximately half of these homicides are committed with firearms, researchers note in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Nearly all the victims are women. Over the past quarter-century, intimate partner homicide rates were 9.7 percent lower in states with domestic violence gun laws that kept offenders from getting or keeping firearms, and firearm-related intimate partner murder rates were 14 percent lower, the study found   Read More ...
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Man, 27, identified as victim in Portland homicide
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon State Medical Examiner says a 27-year-old man killed in Portland this weekend died from multiple gunshot wounds. He was identified Monday as Wilbert "Billy" Butler. Police say Butler was shot early Sunday and died at a hospital. No arrests have been made. Those with information are asked to call Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319. © 2017 Associated Press   Read More ...
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Violent weekend leaves 11 dead as Chicago marks 500 homicides
CHICAGO — More than 30 people were wounded by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend, and another 11 people were fatally shot as the city marked 500 homicides for 2017, according to police and data kept by the Tribune. Authorities provided information on 31 shootings in neighborhoods across the city, from Wicker Park, East Garfield Park and Fernwood to Burnside, Washington Heights and Little Village from Friday afternoon to early Monday   Read More ...
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Livonia woman charged with involuntary manslaughter in infant son's sleeping death
LIVONIA, Mich. - A 32-year-old Livonia woman faces involuntary manslaughter and child abuse charges in connection with her infant son's sleeping death in 2016. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said Leslie Gwen Neuman's 6-month-old son was found dead by Livonia police officers Dec. 29, 2016 at her home in the 9300 block of Iowa Street. The officers were dispatched to the home about 6 a   Read More ...
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Violent weekend leaves 11 dead as city marks 500 homicides
than 30 people were wounded by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend, and another 11 people were fatally shot as the city marked 500 homicides for 2017, according to police and data kept by the Tribune. Authorities provided information on 31 shootings in neighborhoods across the city, from Wicker Park, East Garfield Park and Fernwood to Burnside, Washington Heights and Little Village from Friday afternoon to early Monday   Read More ...
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Baltimore police identify 2 weekend homicide victims as city reaches 249 killings
Baltimore Police on Monday released the names of two men fatally shot in the city over the weekend. Shawn Armstrong, 31, of the 2800 block of West Cold Spring Lane was shot dead Saturday in the 2700 block of Boarman Avenue in Central Park Heights, police said. No phone number was listed for Armstrong’s address, and a message for a relative Monday morning was not returned   Read More ...
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DA to announce development in unsolved 1992 Agawam homicide
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts prosecutors say they have new information about the unsolved slaying of a middle school teacher’s aide 25 years ago. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni has scheduled a news conference for Monday to announce a “significant development” in the investigation of the April 1992 death of Lisa Ziegert. The 24-year-old Agawam woman was working her night job at a gift shop when she disappeared   Read More ...
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‘Significant development’ in 25-year-old homicide investigation to be announced
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Authorities will gather with reporters Monday to reveal a “significant development” in the 25-year-old investigation into the slaying of a middle school educator. Lisa Ziegert was abducted on April 15, 1992, while working her second job at a card shop in Agawam. She was reported missing the next day, when the day clerk arrived to find the store open and the lights still on   Read More ...
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DA to announce development in unsolved 1992 homicide
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts prosecutors say they have new information about the unsolved slaying of a middle school teacher's aide 25 years ago. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni has scheduled a news conference for Monday to announce a "significant development" in the investigation of the April 1992 death of Lisa Ziegert. The 24-year-old Agawam woman was working her night job at a gift shop when she disappeared   Read More ...
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Chicago marks 500th homicide for 2017, according to Tribune count
A man shot to death Sunday afternoon on the West Side became at least the 500th person to die in a homicide in Chicago in 2017, according to Tribune data. In 2016, the city marked its 500th homicide in late August, according to Tribune data. So far in 2017, the number of homicides is down about 7 percent, from 538 during the same period in 2016   Read More ...
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DA to announce “significant development” in unsolved 1992 Agawam homicide: Report
SPRINGFIELD — Authorities plan to hold a press conference Monday to announce a significant development in the homicide case of Lisa Ziegert, who was found dead in Agawam, Easter morning 1992 after a four-day search. Masslive.com is reporting that Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni will hold a press conference about the 25-year-old murder at 2 p.m., Monday at the Hampden County Hall of Justice   Read More ...
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Woman found in Madison house explosion was homicide victim
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Madison woman whose body was found in the rubble of a house explosion was the victim of a homicide. The Dane County Medical Examiner's office on Sunday identified the victim as 50-year-old Lee Anne Pirus and said she died from "homicidal firearm trauma" and not from the explosion or fire. Additional tests are being conducted   Read More ...
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Woman found in Madison house explosion was homicide victim
MADISON, Wis. — Authorities say a Madison woman whose body was found in the rubble of a house explosion was the victim of a homicide. The Dane County Medical Examiner's office on Sunday identified the victim as 50-year-old Lee Anne Pirus and said she died from "homicidal firearm trauma" and not from the explosion or fire. Additional tests are being conducted   Read More ...
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Man charged for homicide in Jefferson County
LOCKRIDGE, Iowa (AP) -- A southeastern Iowa man has been charged with vehicular homicide for a March crash that killed a passenger in his car. The Hawk Eye reports that 21-year-old Maxwell Spalla, of Lockridge, was charged earlier this week with vehicular homicide while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. March 6 near Brighton, killing 21-year-old Jacob Nelson of Lockridge, and seriously injuring another passenger   Read More ...
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Baton Rouge Police detain person of interest for questioning in two recent homicides
Following an “all out hunt” launched Friday, authorities detained a person of interest Saturday afternoon in the slayings of two Baton Rouge pedestrians last week, according to Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely. McKneely said the person was taken in for questioning and any further action will depend on what comes out of the interrogation. He said it was too early to say if an arrest will be made   Read More ...
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5 arrested at Bridgeport homicide victim’s memorial
BRIDGEPORT — Newfield Avenue and Beardsley Street was the scene of the city’s 20th homicide one night, and a memorial that turned chaotic the next. Eric Diaz, 19, of Bridgeport, was found shot in the stomach near that intersection at around 10 p.m. Thursday, police spokesman Av Harris said. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, and his death remains under investigation   Read More ...
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Car theft suspect now charged with murder in Anchorage homicide
Anchorage police announced Saturday that Randall Igou, previously described as a "person of interest" in the Aurora Paint Co. killing, has been charged with murder. Early Tuesday, police identified 27-year-old Igou as a person of interest tied to the discovery of Gregory Gill's body in the Midtown business. Igou was jailed after being charged with the theft of Gill's vehicle outside Aurora, but not the killing   Read More ...
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Intruder shot multiple times, death ruled a homicide, authorities say
AVIS -- A man who broke into a home in Clinton County was struck multiple times by shots fired by the resident of the home, law enforcement authorities. The death of Cody J. Englert, 30, of Jersey Shore, has been classified as a homicide. Whether it was justified remains under investigation, said District Attorney David Strouse and state police stated in a joint release Friday   Read More ...
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Suspect in North Stonington Homicide Arrested
James Armstrong, 30, of New London, has been arrested and charged with the murder of 31-year-old Ralph Sebastian Sidberry, of North Stonington. State troopers responded to 628 Lantern Hill Road at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 to investigate a shooting and found Sidberry, a resident of the residence. He was transported to the hospital and died sometime later, according to police   Read More ...
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