Violent crime

This photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows Lee Boyd Malvo. Liberal and conservative justices seemed split on whether to grant a new sentencing hearing to Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager was one of two snipers who terrorized the Washington area. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal and conservative justices seemed split Wednesday on whether to grant a new sentencing hearing to Lee Boyd Malvo , one of two snipers who terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002 when he was a teenager. The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether Malvo, who was 17...
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October 16, 2019 - 10:35 am
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two people are being held on manslaughter charges in the death of a North Carolina man who died from an overdose. The Daily News of Jacksonville reports that 22-year-old Zachary Wayne Foster of Sneads Ferry and 24-year-old Marissa Kerr of Jacksonville were arrested Tuesday...
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October 16, 2019 - 8:37 am
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — A judge has found probable cause to prosecute a Georgia police officer who allegedly raped a woman at gunpoint in front of her friend. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that former Lithonia officer David Wilborn's lawyer had no comment after Monday's hearing. Wilborn was...
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Nehemiah Griego wipes away a tear during his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M., for the deaths of his parents and three younger siblings he committed in 2013. Griego convicted of killing his parents and younger siblings in 2013 when he was a teenager says he's sorry and wishes he could take it back. (Jim Thompson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 9:48 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man convicted of killing his parents and three younger siblings when he was 15 apologized to the rest of his family Tuesday as he asked a judge for an opportunity at rehabilitation and redemption. Nehemiah Griego, now 22, was the last person to address the...
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Jock Palfreeman speaks to journalists as he leaves migrants' detention centre in Busmantsi, Bulgaria, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Australian man Palfreeman was convicted of fatally stabbing a Bulgarian student during a 2007 brawl and has been paroled after serving 11-years of his 20-year prison sentence, but then held back in a detention centre after a prosecutors' petition to revoke the parole. (AP Photo)
October 15, 2019 - 9:08 pm
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — An Australian man who has spent 11 years in Bulgarian custody over a fatally stabbing was released from immigration detention Tuesday after a court unexpectedly ordered him paroled. Jock Palfreeman must remain in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, and report to local police weekly...
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October 15, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Good evening! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 photo provided by Shael Norris, high school sophomore Aela Mansmann, 15, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, left, stands with her brother Aidan, 13, as he displays a placard during a school walkout, in Cape Elizabeth. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is calling on a federal court to stop the suspension of Aela Mansmann who accused an unnamed person of sexual assault. Aela and Aidan participated in the school walkout meant to protest the suspension of Aela and two other students. (Shael Norris via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 5:38 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Now, she's taking the school district to court. Aela Mansmann, a 15-year-old sophomore at...
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October 15, 2019 - 5:35 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested a man in the August shooting death of a 9-year-old boy. Durham police say in a news release on Tuesday that multiple charges were filed against 24-year-old Antonio Nathaniel Davenport Jr., including first-degree murder. The news release...
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A bullet hole from the police officer's shot is seen in the rear window of Atatiana Jefferson's home on E. Allen Ave in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Jefferson, a black woman, was shot by a white police officer early Saturday, Oct. 12. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 4:19 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The furor Tuesday over the killing of a black woman by a white Fort Worth officer became increasingly about a gun pointed at a bedroom window. But the police chief and activists said the focus was on the wrong gun. In bringing murder charges against Officer Aaron Dean in...
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This photo released Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, by the Roseville, Calif., Police Department, shows Shankar Hangud, who police in Northern California have identified as the suspect who they say showed up at a police station with a dead body in his car and confessed to killing that person and another three members of a family. Roseville Police Capt. Josh Simon said Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, that the 53-year-old Hangud was arrested Monday after he turned himself in to Mount Shasta police and told investigators he had killed the man in his car. (Roseville Police Department via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 4:09 pm
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A man who showed up at a Northern California police station with a dead body in his car and confessed to killing that person and another three family members found inside his apartment has been identified, police said Tuesday. Shankar Nagaappa Hangud, 53, was arrested...
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