Homicide

In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, photo Mylinda Byrd Washington, 66, right, and Louvon Byrd Harris, 61, hold up photographs of their brother James Byrd Jr. in Houston. James Byrd Jr. was the victim of what is considered to be one of the most gruesome hate crime murders in recent Texas history. (AP Photo/Juan Lozano)
April 21, 2019 - 3:44 pm
JASPER, Texas (AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community's history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing him. The...
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Workers place the stone onto the tomb of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of former strongman Slobodan Milosevic during her funeral at the yard of his estate in his home town of Pozarevac, Serbia, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Markovic died last week in Russia where she had been granted asylum. The ex-Serbian first lady had fled there in 2003 after Milosevic was ousted from power in a popular revolt and handed over to the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 20, 2019 - 2:17 pm
POZAREVAC, Serbia (AP) — Several dozen supporters attended the funeral Saturday of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the "Lady Macbeth" of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband. Markovic's ashes were placed in her...
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In this undated family photo made available Friday April 19, 2019, issued by Northern Ireland Police, showing journalist Lyra McKee who was shot and killed when guns were fired during clashes with police Thursday night April 18, 2019, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Police are investigating the shooting death of 29-year-old McKee, during street violence Thursday night.(Family photo/PSNI via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 5:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland searched for multiple suspects Friday after the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in Londonderry and sought help from the public to get "a killer off the streets" and into custody. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old...
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Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, center, is accompanied by his attorneys Peter Wold, not pictured, and Thomas Plunkett, right, as he walks towards the Hennepin County Government Center for opening arguments of his trial Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Minneapolis Opening arguments scheduled to begin in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 3:33 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car after calling 911, it was catastrophic. But was it murder? Prosecutors have given jurors hearing the case against Mohamed Noor multiple options: second-degree murder, third-degree...
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In this undated family photo made available Friday April 19, 2019, issued by Northern Ireland Police, showing journalist Lyra McKee who was shot and killed when guns were fired during clashes with police Thursday night April 18, 2019, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Police are investigating the shooting death of 29-year-old McKee, during street violence Thursday night.(Family photo/PSNI via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 12:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland said Friday they are searching for multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist and author Lyra McKee was shot and killed,...
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This courtroom sketch depicts Minneapolis police officer Matthew Harrity as he testifies Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn., during the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, his former partner, who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman, Justine Ruszczyk Damond, in July 2017, after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Harrity testified Thursday that he heard a thump on the officers' squad car right before the shooting and feared a possible ambush. Harrity's testimony echoed Noor's claim that he was startled by a noise and feared ambush when he fired a single shot killing Damond. (Cedric Hohnstadt via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 8:33 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman as she approached their squad car testified Thursday that he didn't fire his own gun because he was still trying to determine if he was in danger, agreeing with a prosecutor's characterization that it...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2012, aerial file photo, officials stand outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where gunman Adam Lanza opened fire inside school killing 20 first-graders and six educators at the school. A Connecticut appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, on whether parents of some of the shooting victims can sue the town for school officials' alleged failure to follow security protocols once the shooting began. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:06 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to follow mandated security protocol and order a lockdown that may have saved lives immediately after the gunman shot his way through the locked entrance, a lawyer for the parents of two children killed in the massacre told a...
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FILE--In this April 10, 2019, file photo, former Michigan state trooper Mark Bessner listens to Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Matthew Penney deliver his opening argument in Bessner's trial, in Detroit. Charged with second-degree murder, Bessner was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in the death of Detroit teenager, Damon Grimes, who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died when he was shot with a Taser by Bessner in 2017. (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP, File)/Detroit Free Press via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 4:54 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A former Michigan state trooper was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in his second trial in the death of a Detroit teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died when he was shot with a Taser. Mark Bessner, who had a history of misconduct allegations involving...
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This undated photo provided by the Bloomington, Minn., Police Department, shows Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who was arrested in connection with an incident at the Mall of America where a 5-year-old boy plummeted three floors Friday, April 12, 2019, after being pushed or thrown from a balcony. (Bloomington Police Department via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 7:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America said little Tuesday during his first court appearance but appeared lucid and followed the court's directions. Emmanuel Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis, is charged with attempted premeditated...
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Alexander M. Kraus, 17, is handed documents by his attorney Gregory Petit during his initial appearance Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in the Outagamie County Circuit Court in Appleton, Wis. Kraus was charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the deaths of his grandparents, 74-year-old Dennis Kraus and 73-year-old Letha Kraus. Each charge carries a life sentence. (Danny Damiani/The Post-Crescent via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 6:37 pm
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old typed out pages on how he planned to fatally shoot his grandparents and law enforcement found those notes with a book on an executioner in the teen's backpack after he called 911 and confessed to the killings, prosecutors in Wisconsin said Tuesday. Alexander M...
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