Stories tagged: murder
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Convicted killer O’Rourke gets 23 years
Judge Scott D. Gallina sentenced a Clarkston man to more than 23 years in prison Monday after listening to a 40-minute statement from the convicted killer.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Police think two Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated
Police believe the slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge were likely racially motivated and said Sunday they have a suspect – a 23-year-old white man – in custody.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Spokane man arrested on suspicion of murder for West Central shooting
Spokane police have arrested 21-year-old Brettly E. Sanderson on suspicion of second-degree murder for the shooting of a man in West Central Friday afternoon.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Pregnant teacher found dead; boyfriend charged with murder
A pregnant Maryland teacher who was missing for more than a week has been found dead in a shallow grave, and her boyfriend is charged with her slaying, police said …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Mother gets 30 to 80 years in sons’ bathtub drownings
A Pennsylvania woman who drowned her two youngest sons in their bathtub because she felt that would enable her to be a better mother to their older brother was sentenced …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
McDonald’s employee gives birth and tries to flush infant down toilet, DA says
A McDonald’s cashier is facing an attempted murder charge after giving birth to a boy while at work and then trying to flush the newborn down a toilet inside the …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Lizzie Borden house for sale after B&B plan falls through
The mansion where the notorious 19th century suspect Lizzie Borden lived out her days after she was acquitted of the ax murders of her father and stepmother is on the …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
Former Manson disciple Van Houten granted parole again
Leslie Van Houten, the youngest of Charles Manson’s murderous followers, was granted parole by a California board Wednesday.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
GOP Rep. Reichert of Washington state retires after 7 terms
Republican Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington state says he is retiring from Congress after seven terms.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Shoplifters kill 81-year-old Sears guard, sheriff says
Authorities say an 81-year-old Sears worker tasked with preventing shoplifting was killed by two men who shoved him down while stealing television sets.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Prosecutors expect to charge German nurse with more killings
German officials expect to bring new charges against a nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders after determining that he might have killed another 84 patients, if not …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Nurse killed at least 86 patients, German prosecutors believe
A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 86 people – and the true …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
New DNA evidence links murderer to 2 other killings, authorities say
Authorities say new DNA evidence links a convicted murderer to the unsolved 1974 murder of a Portland, Oregon woman whose body was found in a remote area northeast of Vancouver, …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Pasco murder case ends in mistrial after parking-lot incident
A Pasco murder trial came to an abrupt end Wednesday after several reports of a woman yelling about the case while jurors were leaving the courthouse.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Swedish journalist’s torso found in submarine death mystery
Journalist Kim Wall had reported on conflicts, crises and natural disasters around the world. Earlier this month, she set out to sea from laid-back Copenhagen for a story about an …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Murderer serving life sentence dies in hospital
Authorities say a 77-year-old man convicted of murder died at a Salem hospital.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Islamists behead 11 in attack on checkpoint in central Libya
At least 11 people were beheaded on Wednesday in an attack by Islamist fighters on a checkpoint controlled by forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar in central Libya, according …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:25 p.m.
Family member in Idaho killings visits place where bodies found
Two months after the bodies of two women and a teenage girl were discovered inside a shed on the property of an Idaho home, a family member of two of …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Up to 50 migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen, U.N. says
Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Tribe chairman: Drugs, gang activity behind triple slayings
Drugs and gang activity were factors in a residential shooting that killed three people and injured two others on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation, the tribe’s chairman said.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
U.S. court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractor
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Idaho teens charged in shooting death to undergo psychiatrict evaluations
An Idaho judge has ordered two teenagers to undergo psychological evaluations to determine whether or not they are competent to stand trial in connection to the shooting death of a …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in SeaTac
Authorities say two men are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in SeaTac.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
July violence pushes 2017 homicide total past 400 mark
July was another dangerous month in Chicago, with 74 homicides reported.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Man kills 2 women, shoots self after fleeing cops, police say
Police say a man fatally shot two women at a Lacey home, then fled in a car with children, leading officers on a chase before crashing and shooting himself.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Charge: Man hid girlfriend in freezer, lived with impostor
An Ohio prosecutor alleges a man stored his girlfriend’s body in a freezer while another woman helped him and assumed the dead woman’s life by moving into her home, using …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Montana police officer kills wife, self at home
A Bozeman police officer killed his wife and himself at their home on Saturday night.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Search for man accused of Idaho triple homicide scaled back
Authorities are scaling back the search for a man wanted in connection to a triple homicide in Idaho.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Idaho woman pleads not guilty to first-degree murder
An Idaho woman has denied killing a woman who became involved with her former boyfriend.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
Officials: Owner of home where bodies found possibly spotted
Law enforcement officials say a man wanted in connection with the deaths of three women in southwestern Idaho may have been seen in the backcountry near eastern Idaho’s Swan Valley.