Homicide

March 17, 2017 - 7:09 am
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Police in central Georgia say a woman has been arrested and charged with murder in the 1975 stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl. Warner Robins police announced the arrest on Thursday. The Telegraph reports ( http://bit.ly/2nySL2U ) that 59-year-old Mary Jane Stewart was...
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March 17, 2017 - 7:07 am
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Police in central Georgia say a woman has been arrested and charged with murder in the 1975 stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl. Warner Robins police announced the arrest on Thursday. The Telegraph reports ( http://bit.ly/2nySL2U ) that 59-year-old Mary Jane Stewart was...
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March 17, 2017 - 6:18 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former South Carolina police officer wants a judge to throw out the key piece of evidence against him in the 2015 shooting death of an unarmed black motorist: a bystander's cellphone video of the killing that was viewed millions of times. That's one of the things...
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March 17, 2017 - 5:49 am
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS Judge doesn't extend order on new travel ban GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that his order blocking President Donald Trump's original travel ban will not apply to Trump's revised ban. Judge James Robart says there are enough differences between...
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In a press conference on the steps of the Orange County Courthouse Thursday, March 16, 2017, Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala announces that her office will no longer pursue the death penalty as a sentence in any case brought before the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 4:37 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor has rebuked Orlando's top prosecutor and transferred from her authority a case involving the slaying of a police officer after she announced her opposition to the death penalty. Signaling he wants the killing of Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton to be...
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Andrew Leander Wilson, 62, right, waves with his daughters, Catrina Burks, left, as he leaves the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail holding hands with a sister and daughter, and with a granddaughter at his side in Los Angeles Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017. Loyola Law School's Project for the Innocent, which fought for Wilson's release, pointed to numerous due-process violations. Wilson maintained his innocence since his arrest in 1984 for the stabbing death of Christopher Hanson, 21, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 16, 2017 - 11:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Leander Wilson, a broad smile on his face and no bitterness in his heart, clasped hands with his family on his first day of freedom Thursday after spending 32 years in prison for a murder he denied committing. Wilson, 62, was released from the Los Angeles County Men's...
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Andrew Leander Wilson, 62, right, waves with his daughters, Catrina Burks, left, as he leaves the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail holding hands with a sister and daughter, and with a granddaughter at his side in Los Angeles Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017. Loyola Law School's Project for the Innocent, which fought for Wilson's release, pointed to numerous due-process violations. Wilson maintained his innocence since his arrest in 1984 for the stabbing death of Christopher Hanson, 21, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 16, 2017 - 7:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Leander Wilson, a broad smile on his face and no bitterness in his heart, clasped hands with his family on his first day of freedom Thursday after spending 32 years in prison for a murder he denied committing. Wilson, 62, was released from the Los Angeles County Men's...
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In a press conference on the steps of the Orange County Courthouse Thursday, March 16, 2017, Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala announces that her office will no longer pursue the death penalty as a sentence in any case brought before the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 5:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor took a case involving the killing of a police officer out of the hands of its prosecutor Thursday, hours after she announced that her office would no longer seek the death penalty in any cases. The unusual and firm stance against capital punishment by State...
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In a press conference on the steps of the Orange County Courthouse Thursday, March 16, 2017, Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala announces that her office will no longer pursue the death penalty as a sentence in any case brought before the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 5:10 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor took a case involving the killing of a police officer out of the hands of its prosecutor Thursday, hours after she announced that her office would no longer seek the death penalty. Gov. Rick Scott signed the order to remove Markeith Loyd's first-degree murder...
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March 16, 2017 - 4:06 pm
OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — A judge says she will rule soon on motions by several news organizations to lift a gag order in the case of a slain Georgia high school teacher who vanished nearly 12 years ago. Superior Court Judge Melanie B. Cross heard arguments Thursday from attorneys for several news...
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