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Jury convicts Larry Luellen of killing Frances Colon, 18, in 2013 shooting

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Jury convicts Larry Luellen of killing Frances Colon, 18, in 2013 shooting

- Cook County prosecutor Megan Mulay walked up to a jury Friday morning with a handful of evidence: six spent shell casings and three fired bullets. She placed them, one by one, in a straight line on the rail that separated her from the jurors she said should convict Larry Luellen in the murder of an 18-year-old high school student. "Not five cartridge casings, but six," she told jurors, her voice raised

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Ruling allows lawsuit by parents of slain woman to proceed

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Ruling allows lawsuit by parents of slain woman to proceed

- The parents of a young woman strangled by her boyfriend and dumped in an open cemetery grave will be allowed to pursue their lawsuit against an Omaha mental treatment facility where the boyfriend was being held.

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Prosecutors ask to reinstate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

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Prosecutors ask to reinstate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

- Hernandez's murder conviction was tossed out in May after his suicide Prosecutors say the ruling to vacate the conviction is based on an 'archaic' rule (CNN)Bristol County prosecutors officially asked to reinstate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction on Friday, arguing in court documents that the former NFL player's suicide should not lead to dismissal of the guilty verdict. The appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts specifically targets the "abatement" rule, which holds that murder convictions are tossed out if a defendant dies before his appeal has been heard by a court

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Man indicted on murder charge in death of Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte

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Man indicted on murder charge in death of Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte

- WORCESTER, Mass. — A Worcester man charged in connection with the death of Vanessa Marcotte in Princeton last August has been indicted for murder by a Worcester County grand jury, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, was arrested in April after his DNA matched the DNA profile developed from samples found on Marcotte's hands, Early said

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Active murder charge probationer slashed victim's face during argument over pet sitting, facing 66 years in prison

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Active murder charge probationer slashed victim's face during argument over pet sitting, facing 66 years in prison

- A 54-year-old Wilmington man who was already on probation will head to prison for between 4 and 66 years after slashing a victim's face during an argument over payment for a pet sitting job. According to Delaware Department of Justice officials, Relando Maxwell attacked the victim in August of 2016, slashing his face and head. He was convicted of second-degree assault, aggravated menacing, two counts possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony, and possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited

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Second mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati cop

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Second mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati cop

- By Ginny McCabe. CINCINNATI (Reuters) - For the second time, a mistrial was declared in the murder trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop. Officer Ray Tensing shot once, hitting 43-year-old Samuel DuBose in the head after stopping him for a missing front license plate on his car in July 2015, a body camera worn by Tensing showed

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Man charged in April killing shook hands with victim before firing, witness says

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Man charged in April killing shook hands with victim before firing, witness says

- The murder case against a Birmingham man was sent to a grand jury Friday morning. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Clyde Jones sent the case to a grand jury for possible indictment following a preliminary hearing Friday morning. Taylor was previously charged with murder in a separate 2014 shooting, but was not indicted. According to Det. Philip Harris, who testified at Friday's hearing, a witness on the scene April 5 told police she had seen a man in the street around the time of the shooting

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A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

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A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

- CINCINNATI — A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The Hamilton County jury had deliberated more than 30 hours over five days after getting the case Monday. The jurors had told Judge Leslie Ghiz earlier Friday that they were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Officer Ray Tensing, but Ghiz sent them back to try again on the counts of murder and voluntary manslaughter

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Santa Fe man facing murder count attacked two others

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Santa Fe man facing murder count attacked two others

- .... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........SANTA FE, N.M. — Two men were attacked prior to and following the 21-year-old woman’s death at a Zepol Road apartment Thursday, according to the Santa Fe Police criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court. Chris Garcia, 26, was arrested on an open count of murder Thursday afternoon following the death of a woman he was in a relationship with, 21-year-old Selena Valencia

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Man charged with killing Walker County 19-year-old pleads not guilty

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Man charged with killing Walker County 19-year-old pleads not guilty

- A man charged with murder in the shooting and beating death of a Walker County teenager has pleaded not guilty. The body of 19-year-old Hawkins was found in a wooded area on the side of River Road on Feb. 16, 2016, days after his family reported him missing. His body was wrapped in a blanket. During a preliminary hearing last year, police said Reese was in a relationship with both Hawkins and Hawkins' mother, Daphne Webb

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Johnny Depp Condemned by White House for Donald Trump Assassination Remark

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Johnny Depp Condemned by White House for Donald Trump Assassination Remark

- Johnny Depp's assassination remark about President Trump will cost him dearly ... in Hollywood ... if the White House gets its way. Trump's been silent about Depp saying, "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" -- however, a White House spokesperson just said, "President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it's sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead

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Johnny Depp jokes about presidential assassination | Atlanta Buzz with Jennifer Brett

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Johnny Depp jokes about presidential assassination | Atlanta Buzz with Jennifer Brett

- Johnny Depp cracked a joke about presidential assassination at the. “I think he needs help,” he said, referring to the current commander in chief. Then continued, “This is going to be in the press… it’s horrible: When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” (Answer: 1865. John Wilkes Booth was an American actor who shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre

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Oklahoma doctor charged with five counts of second-degree murder

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Oklahoma doctor charged with five counts of second-degree murder

- OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma doctor is facing five counts of second-degree murder in connection to the deaths of several patients. On Friday, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter charged Dr. Regan Nichols with five counts of second-degree murder in connection to the deaths of five patients during her time at a Midwest City clinic. According to the probable cause affidavit, Nichols knowingly prescribed controlled dangerous substances to patients without a legitimate need and in quantities that are considered dangerous

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Northwest Iowa man arrested on attempted murder charge

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Northwest Iowa man arrested on attempted murder charge

- SIOUX CITY | A Dickinson County man has been arrested on an attempted murder charge after police said he stabbed two people Thursday. The Spirit Lake Police Department in a Friday release announced the arrest of Nicholas Thompson, 29, of Spirit Lake, Iowa. Police were called at 5 p.m. to home in the 900 block of 22nd Street to aid a person who had been stabbed

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Second person charged with murder in fatal shooting outside Char - | WBTV Charlotte

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Second person charged with murder in fatal shooting outside Char - | WBTV Charlotte

- A second man has been arrested Thursday in connection to an armed robbery and fatal shooting that began in a parking lot of a convenience store in west Charlotte on June 9. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 32-year-old Cornelius Chambers was charged Thursday with the murder and armed robbery of 37-year-old Cornelius Drayton. The shooting happened June 9 around 9:28 p

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Mt. Clemens man facing second-degree murder in shooting death of 3-year-old boy

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Mt. Clemens man facing second-degree murder in shooting death of 3-year-old boy

- A Mt. Clemens parolee is to be arraigned today on second-degree murder and other charges in connection with the accidental shooting death of a 3-year-old boy in Clinton Township this week. Lamonte Odell Johnson, 29, also is facing a felony firearms offense, possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a concealed weapon offense in charges authorized by Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith

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Depp Apologizes For Trump Assassination Joke, Says It Didn’t Come Out Like He Meant It
Depp Apologizes For Trump Assassination Joke, Says It Didn’t Come Out Like He Meant It Johnn Depp issued an apology earlier today after his joke about assassinating President Trump didn’t go over too well. The famous actor made the comment at the famous Glastonbury music festival in the United Kingdom, asking the audience, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” The question was not necessarily meant to be rhetorical, as he has clarified he was referring to John Wilkes Booth, the stage actor who killed President Lincoln during a play in 1865   Read More ...
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The Latest: Family demands retrial of cop in man's slaying
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the murder retrial of a white former police officer in Ohio (all times local): The family of the unarmed black motorist who died after he was shot by a white Ohio police officer in a traffic stop is demanding a third trial. Audrey DuBose, mother of the victim Sam Dubose, said in a statement that prosecutors made a "strong presentation" in the murder trial of former officer Ray Tensing but the family is "outraged" a second jury failed Friday to convict him   Read More ...
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Johnny Depp Apologizes for Joking About Trump Assassination: ‘I Intended No Malice’
Johnny Depp Apologizes for Joking About Trump Assassination: ‘I Intended No Malice’ The actor issued a statement exclusively to PEOPLE apologizing for the remarks he made Thursday in England at the Glastonbury Festival, during which he asked the crowd, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” “I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” he said. “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice   Read More ...
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Oklahoma doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma doctor has been charged with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs she had prescribed them. Oklahoma's attorney general announced on Friday five second-degree murder counts against Regan Nichols, whose patients died while she worked at a Midwest City clinic. A judge also issued a warrant for her arrest   Read More ...
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A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial
A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial CINCINNATI (AP) — A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The Hamilton County jury had deliberated some 30 hours over five days after getting the case Monday. The jurors had told Judge Leslie Ghiz earlier Friday that they were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Officer Ray Tensing, but Ghiz sent them back to try again   Read More ...
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Mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati police officer
Mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati police officer CINCINNATI For the second time, a mistrial was declared in the murder trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop. Officer Ray Tensing shot once, hitting 43-year-old Samuel DuBose in the head after stopping him for a missing front license plate on his car in July 2015, a body camera worn by Tensing showed   Read More ...
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Man charged in April killing shook hands with victim before firing, witness says
Man charged in April killing shook hands with victim before firing, witness says The murder case against a Birmingham man was sent to a grand jury Friday morning. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Clyde Jones sent the case to a grand jury for possible indictment following a preliminary hearing Friday morning. Taylor was previously charged with murder in a separate 2014 shooting, but was not indicted. According to Det. Philip Harris, who testified at Friday's hearing, a witness on the scene April 5 told police she had seen a man in the street around the time of the shooting   Read More ...
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A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial
A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The Hamilton County jury had deliberated some 30 hours over five days after getting the case Monday. The jurors had told Judge Leslie Ghiz earlier Friday that they were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Officer Ray Tensing, but Ghiz sent them back to try again   Read More ...
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A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial
A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial CINCINNATI — A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The Hamilton County jury had deliberated more than 30 hours over five days after getting the case Monday. The jurors had told Judge Leslie Ghiz earlier Friday that they were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Officer Ray Tensing, but Ghiz sent them back to try again on the counts of murder and voluntary manslaughter   Read More ...
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Santa Fe man facing murder count attacked two others
Santa Fe man facing murder count attacked two others .... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........SANTA FE, N.M. — Two men were attacked prior to and following the 21-year-old woman’s death at a Zepol Road apartment Thursday, according to the Santa Fe Police criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court. Chris Garcia, 26, was arrested on an open count of murder Thursday afternoon following the death of a woman he was in a relationship with, 21-year-old Selena Valencia   Read More ...
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Oklahoma doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma doctor has been charged with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs she had prescribed them. Oklahoma's attorney general announced on Friday five second-degree murder counts against Regan Nichols, whose patients died while she worked at a Midwest City clinic. A judge also issued a warrant for her arrest   Read More ...
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Prosecutors appeal Hernandez's voided murder conviction
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts prosecutors on Friday appealed a court ruling that erased former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in the 2013 killing of a semi-professional football player. Hernandez's conviction in the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd was voided after the former New England Patriots player killed himself in prison. Under a long-held Massachusetts legal principle, courts typically erase the convictions of defendants who die before their direct appeals can be heard   Read More ...
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Mistrial declared in Ohio cop's murder retrial for Sam DuBose's killing
Mistrial declared in Ohio cop's murder retrial for Sam DuBose's killing CINCINNATI - An Ohio judge has declared another mistrial after the jury said it was deadlocked in the retrial of a white former police officer charged with murder in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The Hamilton County jury had deliberated some 30 hours over five days after getting the case Monday. Then-University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shot 43-year-old Sam DuBose in the head after pulling him over for a missing front license plate on July 19, 2015   Read More ...
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Prosecutors appeal Hernandez's voided murder conviction
Massachusetts prosecutors on Friday appealed a court ruling that erased former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in the 2013 killing of a semi-professional football player. Hernandez's conviction in the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd was voided after the former New England Patriots player killed himself in prison. Under a long-held Massachusetts legal principle, courts typically erase the convictions of defendants who die before their direct appeals can be heard   Read More ...
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