Stories tagged: murder
Mon., July 3, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Utah victim in Idaho triple slaying was retired teacher
A Utah woman who was one of three people found dead near a rural southwestern Idaho farmhouse is being remembered as a retired teacher who was devoted to her student …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 4:48 a.m.
I strangled prisoners to try to land on death row, inmate confesses
One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Dad laced drinks with drugs, daughter dies of overdose, DA says
A prosecutor says a man accused of killing his 15-month-old daughter by a methadone overdose sometimes mixed his drugs into drinks such as Capri Sun.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Man admits to killing woman he dated, detectives say
Detectives say a 62-year-old Washington man has told authorities he killed a girl he was dating.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Sentencing of ‘Baby Doe’ mom delayed until July 12
The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston Harbor island is expected to remain behind bars for about …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Canada nurse gets life for killing 8 people in her care
A judge has sentenced a former nurse to life behind bars for killing eight elderly people in her care.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of Baby Doe
A Massachusetts man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shores …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:59 a.m.
Man who killed exchange student appeals to Supreme Court
A Montana man convicted of fatally shooting a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage is asking the United States Supreme Court to consider his case.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Parole denied for Manson follower Krenwinkel in California
Parole was denied Thursday for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel – a follower of cult leader Charles Manson – after officials investigated whether battered women’s syndrome affected her state of mind …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Man sentenced for double homicide gets another 5 years
A man serving a life sentence for a double homicide in southeastern Montana has been given another five-year sentence for violating his probation in a 1998 robbery, aggravated assault and …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Obermiller not guilty in death of 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt
A jury has found Jason Obermiller not guilty of beating 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt to death last year.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
Jury will now decide if Jason Obermiller killed 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt
The murder trial against Jason Obermiller came to a close Tuesday morning as jurors heard wildly differing accounts of what happened the night 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt died last summer.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Sessions announces 12 cities to receive more manpower to fight crime
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new plan Tuesday in which 12 cities will receive more federal manpower to combat violence in their communities.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
Man suspected in beating death of 2-year-old girl tells jurors he’s innocent
Jason Obermiller, the man suspected of beating a 2-year-old girl to death on Spokane’s South Hill last summer, told jurors Monday he did not kill his ex-girlfriend’s daughter.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Jury begins deliberations in Ohio officer’s murder retrial
Jurors began deliberations Monday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist after pulling him over for a missing …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Muslims skeptical about ‘road rage’ in Virginia girl’s death
Police blamed “road rage” on Monday for the killing of a teenage Muslim girl who was attacked by a driver while walking with friends to her mosque between Ramadan prayers …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Woman faces murder charge after falsely accusing 2 men
A Washington woman who falsely accused her former boyfriend and a roommate of a crime has been charged with murder.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile
A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Burned body of Oklahoma minister discovered near his church
Police in Oklahoma say the charred body of a Baptist minister has been discovered next to his church.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Oregon man appeals 1991 murder sentence for 6th time
An Oregon man has appealed his 1991 murder sentence for the sixth time.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
North Dakota man sentenced for Samurai-sword slaying
A North Dakota man accused of killing his friend with a Samurai-style sword in Montana has been sentenced to six years in prison after accepting a plea agreement for one …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:05 a.m.
Mother of 2-year-old beaten to death testifies she doesn’t remember initial statements to police
Lovina Rainey told a jury in the murder trial of her ex-boyfriend Jason Obermiller she doesn’t remember her statements to police the afternoon her 2-year-old daughter was discovered dead, and …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Montana man captured in Nine Mile Falls convicted of killing wife, 2 others
A Montana jury has found a 40-year-old man guilty of the 2016 shooting deaths of his wife, her sister and his brother-in-law.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Two suspects in attempted ‘thrill kill’ make court appearances
Two of three suspects, accused in what prosecutors described as “an attempted thrill kill” have made their first court appearances.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Cops: Suspect in 3 deaths may be involved in 2 more killings
A man suspected of killing a mother and her two college-age daughters may also have been involved in the slayings of a married couple in a nearby city, police said …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Mother testifies in trial of ex-boyfriend accused of killing her child
Before her 2-year-old daughter was beaten to death, Lovina Rainey found herself apologizing to the murder suspect, her boyfriend, for involving him in a complicated drug deal.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Salem man found guilty of murder in marijuana robbery
A Salem man has been found guilty of murder in the death of a 28-year-old man in a robbery incident outside a Keizer Starbucks.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Attorneys of man suspected of killing two-year-old girl claim trial hinges on timeline of events
The case against a man suspected of killing a two-year-old girl last summer may hinge on a timeline established by the girl’s mother – a timeline defense attorneys claim is …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
British police identify 3rd London attacker as Italian of Moroccan descent
British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba from east London, offering further suggestions that the plot was hatched locally even as questions were …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Homicide suspect held on $1M bond in wife’s death; children alerted deputies
A Granger man suspected of killing his wife and dismembering her body before burning it was ordered held Monday at the Yakima County jail in lieu of a $1 million …