Homicide

October 06, 2019 - 6:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say a 25-year-old man is in custody after allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend, her family and her new boyfriend in the Alpine resort town of Kitzbuehel. The Austrian news agency APA reported that the 25-year-old turned himself in to police in the town east of Innsbruck...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Kingsland Police Department shows Officer Zechariah Presley. A law enforcement expert says he believes Presley was justified in fatally shooting a man whom prosecutors say was unarmed and fleeing. Defense attorneys for former Kingsland officer Zechariah Presley rested their case Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, after testimony from forensic criminologist Ron Martinelli. Presley is being tried on a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the June 2018 slaying of Tony Green.(Kingsland Police Department via AP, File)
October 06, 2019 - 2:28 am
WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot a fleeing, unarmed black man was acquitted Saturday of voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. The jury, however, found Zechariah Presley guilty of violating his oath of office in the 2018 shooting of Tony Green, 33...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, photo, victim Botham Jean's neighbor Joshua Brown, left, answers questions from Assistant District Attorney LaQuita Long, right, while pointing to a map of the South Side Flats where he lives, while testifying during the murder trial of former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, in Dallas. Authorities say that Brown was killed in a shooting Friday, Oct. 4. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
October 06, 2019 - 2:21 am
DALLAS (AP) — A witness in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor has been killed in a shooting, the Dallas Morning News reported, citing authorities. The newspaper reported that authorities said Joshua Brown, who lived in the same apartment complex as...
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October 05, 2019 - 11:34 am
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has received a life sentence for killing his estranged pregnant wife and stabbing her son. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 52-year-old Elvin Durant admitted Friday to the murder of 38-year-old Crystal Battle in a hearing before Cobb County Superior Court...
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Holding a Bible given to her by State District Judge Tammy Kent, former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger leaves court for jail following her sentencing, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger, who said she mistook neighbor Botham Jean's apartment for her own and fatally shot him in his living room, was sentenced to a decade in prison. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2019 - 9:45 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Two members of the jury that convicted a white Dallas police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor said the diverse panel tried to consider what the victim would have wanted when they settled on a 10-year prison sentence. Prosecutors had asked jurors to...
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Corey Morgan looks up at one of his attorneys as he is found guilty of first-degree murder for the 2015 slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2019 - 4:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a man who prosecutors said plotted then tried to cover up the 2015 slaying of a 9-year-old boy who was shot after being lured into a Chicago alley with the promise of a juice box. Corey Morgan showed no emotion as a clerk announced that he was guilty of...
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Assistant District Attorney Mischeka Nicholson shows the jury a photo of victim Botham Jean during closing remarks in the sentencing phase of former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger's murder trial, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger, who said she mistook neighbor Botham Jean's apartment for her own and fatally shot him in his living room, was sentenced to a decade in prison. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2019 - 2:14 pm
The questioning dragged on all day and into the evening as lawyers queried hundreds of prospective jurors for potential bias in the trial of Amber Guyger, the white Dallas police officer who fatally shot a black neighbor in his own living room. Finally, the judge sent everyone home except the...
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October 04, 2019 - 10:35 am
WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A jury has resumed deliberations in the trial of a former Georgia police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a fleeing, unarmed man. Zechariah Presley faces up to 20 years in prison if he's convicted of voluntary manslaughter in death of Tony Green. Jurors returned to the...
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October 04, 2019 - 4:37 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the deaths of his mother and his girlfriend in 2015, and the judge in the case sentenced him to life in prison without parole. News outlets report Brandon Lee was sentenced after the jury returned its verdict...
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Botham Jean's younger brother Brandt Jean hugs convicted murderer and former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger after delivering his impact statement to her after she was sentenced to 10 years in jail, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old neighbor in his own apartment last year. She told police she thought his apartment was her own and that he was an intruder. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
October 03, 2019 - 11:22 pm
When a white Dallas police officer who killed an innocent black man in his own living room was sent off to prison this week with a hug from the victim’s brother and the black judge on the case, some saw it as a moment of amazing grace and redemption. Many black Americans, though, saw something all...
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