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UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 8:08 a.m.

Records: Teen suspect said he ‘drove at’ Maryland officer

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects are still being sought, authorities said Tuesday.

UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Man arrested in 1987 killing of couple in Washington state

New DNA technology has led to the arrest of a 55-year-old man in the killing of a young Canadian couple in Washington state more than three decades ago, police said.

Nanny who killed 2 kids gets life in prison without parole

A nanny who was convicted of brutally murdering two small children in her care while their parents were out was sentenced on Monday to life in prison without parole during …

7 found dead with gunshot wounds on west Australia property

Seven people were found dead with gunshot wounds at a property near the tourist town of Margaret River in Australia’s southwest on Friday in what could be the country’s worst …

Fatal attack on interracial couple in Arizona heads to trial

An interracial couple was walking near a Phoenix park when authorities say a shirtless neo-Nazi began angrily yelling a racial slur and harassing the black man in the couple over …

UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that …

UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 6:39 a.m.

Spokane police say man shot, killed woman during domestic dispute

A 49-year-old man is suspected of killing a woman Saturday evening during a domestic dispute in their bedroom in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.

Prosecutors seek death penalty in transgender teen’s killing

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for one of the suspects in the slaying of a transgender teenager whose eyes were gouged out and her body set on fire …

UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Prosecutors say money was motive in double murder at MoneyTree store

Prosecutors argued Monday that the deaths of two women at a downtown payday lending store were the direct result of a Selah man’s need for money and his knowledge of …

UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Jurors hear opening arguments, testimony in murder-for-hire case

A woman charged with plotting to kill her husband was brought before a Spokane County jury Tuesday as attorneys delivered opening arguments in a case webbed in hired guns and …

UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Indonesia’s Aceh considers beheading as penalty for murder

The conservative Indonesian province of Aceh known for publicly caning gays, adulterers and gamblers is considering the introduction of beheading as a punishment for murder, a top Islamic law official …

UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Michigan man cleared of murder now fights for compensation

David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer …

Prosecutors seeking death penalty in cab driver’s murder

A northern Idaho prosecutor is seeking the death penalty in a case involving a Washington state man suspected of repeatedly stabbing a cab driver and letting him slowly bleed to …

Slovak investigative reporter, girlfriend found shot dead

A Slovak investigative reporter and his girlfriend were shot dead in their home in an attack likely linked to his reporting on tax evasion, Slovakia’s top police official said Monday.

2 charged with murder in alleged drug deal gone wrong

A woman and man have been charged with murder after authorities say a drug transaction over psychedelic mushrooms went wrong.

California woman gets 25 years for love triangle killing

A Southern California woman convicted of conspiring with her lover to kill her husband was denied a new trial and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

They were 2 friends at a Prosser birthday party. Now 1 is dead, the other in jail.

An argument between two friends at a birthday party turned violent early Saturday morning, ending with the death of a woman in Prosser.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

Dallas man to die for killing daughters while mom listened

A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone is looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to spare his …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5 p.m.

Man who drove van into Muslims in London convicted of murder

A man who steeped himself in far-right, anti-Muslim ideas before driving a van into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque was convicted Thursday of murder and attempted …

Former U.S. Olympic athlete charged with murder in Puerto Rico

Police in Puerto Rico have charged a former U.S. Olympic volleyball player from Louisiana in the 2016 death of her young daughter.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

A day after dodging murder rap, suspect charged in another case

A day after a jury couldn’t decide whether Stafone Fuentes was guilty of attempted murder, prosecutors to have taken matters into their own hands.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Ban on executions passes Washington Senate panel

Senate committee approves elimination of death penalty for most murders.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

Woman who killed rival at Portland strip club gets 15 years

A woman who fatally stabbed another woman at a Portland strip club has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Foes take another run at ending Washington’s death penalty

Democratic control of the Senate means 2018 could be the year that Washington abolishes the death penalty, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.

Oregon college safety officer pleads guilty to killing woman

A man accused of killing a woman during his shift as a campus safety officer at an Oregon community college pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated murder.

Bainbridge teen claims insanity, pleads not guilty to murder

An 18-year-old Bainbridge Island man has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Friday to the murder of a 71-year-old Sequim woman who was like a grandmother to him.

Mother of slain EWU student suing three men accused of murder

The mother of an Eastern Washington Student who was shot and killed outside of a club in north Spokane is suing the three men accused of murder.

Parents of killed college student not focused on motive

The parents of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park said Thursday they’re not focused on potential motives for the killing or any suggestions …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Mystery shrouds New Mexico jailer’s civil rights-era murder

The murder of a Hispanic jailer in New Mexico in 1968 – a year of unrest in the United States – has long divided residents, scholars and civil rights advocates.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Judge rejects man’s bid to withdraw pleas after conviction

A judge has denied a motion to withdraw pleas from a northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people.