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This undated photo from the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Nathaniel Woods. Martin Luther King, III, the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as family members of Woods, a condemned Alabama inmate, are asking the governor to to stop his execution. Woods is scheduled to be executed on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Woods and co-defendant Kerry Spencer were convicted of capital murder for the 2004 killings of three Birmingham police officers. Spencer was also sentenced to death for the killings (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
March 06, 2020 - 2:15 am
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted as an accomplice in the 2004 killings of three police officers in Alabama who were shot by another man was executed Thursday evening. Inmate Nathaniel Woods, 43, was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. CST Thursday following a lethal injection at the state prison in...
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Real estate heir Robert Durst sits during his murder trial at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. After a Hollywood film about him, an HBO documentary full of seemingly damning statements, and decades of suspicion, Durst is now on trial for murder. In opening statements Wednesday, prosecutors will argue Durst killed his close friend Susan Berman before New York police could interview her about the 1982 disappearance of Durst's wife. (Etienne Laurent/EPA via AP, Pool)
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March 05, 2020 - 10:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Susan Berman sealed her fate when she told best friend Robert Durst, falsely, that detectives had asked to talk to her about Durst's wife's disappearance 18 years earlier, prosecutors said Thursday. Durst allegedly told Berman that she should agree to be interviewed, but...
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March 04, 2020 - 11:06 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A New York sports gambler is facing federal charges in Florida related to threatening social media messages sent to players with the Tampa Bay Rays and other teams, federal authorities said Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced a charge of transmitting threats...
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Real estate heir Robert Durst sits during his murder trial at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. After a Hollywood film about him, an HBO documentary full of seemingly damning statements, and decades of suspicion, Durst is now on trial for murder. In opening statements Wednesday, prosecutors will argue Durst killed his close friend Susan Berman before New York police could interview her about the 1982 disappearance of Durst's wife. (Etienne Laurent/EPA via AP, Pool)
March 04, 2020 - 7:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Durst has never been charged in the 1982 New York disappearance of his wife Kathie Durst, who was later declared dead despite no body being found, but on Wednesday a prosecutor in a Los Angeles courtroom repeatedly told a jury that he killed her. “Bob Durst killed his wife...
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This undated image taken from video, provided by KCTV in Kansas City, Mo., shows Ken Middleton, a Missouri inmate who has insisted for 30 years that he didn't kill his wife and is clinging to hope that Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will grant him clemency. Kathy Middleton died from a gunshot wound in her Blue Springs home on Feb. 20, 1990, and her husband, Ken, was sentenced to life and 200 years for first-degree murder. (Photo courtesy KCTV via AP)
March 03, 2020 - 11:57 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 75-year-old Missouri inmate who insists he did not kill his wife is clinging to hope that Gov. Mike Parson will heed his petition for clemency, despite three decades of unsuccessful legal efforts to secure his freedom. Kathy Middleton died from a gunshot wound in her Blue...
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Dezso John Lokos summons a flock of birds with hand motions after dumping a bag of rice for them on a sidewalk, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. Lokos, who makes it a habit to feed the birds downtown, has been in America since 1951 after fleeing Hungary during World War II, and authorities want to deport him from his Atlanta home. (AP Photo/John Amis)
March 02, 2020 - 10:25 am
ATLANTA (AP) — As he approaches a flock of pigeons on a downtown Atlanta sidewalk, John Lokos flaps his arms slowly to let them know he's a friend. He pours peanuts and rice on the ground and puts his finger to his lips. “They feel safe right now when we're quiet," he says, and the birds gobble up...
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This Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 image from cellphone video shows Chicago police officers trying to apprehend a suspect inside a downtown Chicago train station. After a struggle with police, the suspect was shot as he fled up the escalator with the officers in pursuit. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said video footage of police shooting and wounding the suspect is “extremely disturbing” and that she supports the interim police superintendent's request for prosecutors to be sent directly to the scene.   (Michael McDunnah via AP)
February 29, 2020 - 4:54 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said video footage of police shooting and wounding a suspect inside a downtown Chicago train station is “extremely disturbing” and that she supports the interim police superintendent's request for prosecutors to be sent directly to the scene — an unusual or perhaps...
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FILE - This Thursday, May 30, 2019, file photo provided by the Denver District Attorney shows Leland Pankey. Pankey, the father of a 7-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in a storage unit in 2018 was sentenced to 72 years in prison on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in his death. Pankey, 40, received the maximum sentence possible after pleading guilty in January to child abuse resulting in death and tampering with a deceased body in the death of Caden McWilliams. (Denver District Attorney via AP, File)
February 28, 2020 - 4:47 pm
DENVER (AP) — The father of a 7-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in a storage unit in 2018 was sentenced to 72 years in prison on Friday in his death. Leland Pankey, 40, received the maximum sentence possible after pleading guilty in January to child abuse resulting in death...
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FILE - This Jan 28, 2019, file booking photo released by St. Louis Police Department shows Nathaniel Hendren. The former St. Louis police officer accused of involuntary manslaughter in the January 2019 shooting death of a female colleague pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, and was sentenced to seven years in prison. (St. Louis Police Department via AP, File)
February 28, 2020 - 12:25 pm
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis police officer accused of accidentally killing a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Nathaniel Hendren, 30, had been scheduled to go to trial March 23 on charges of first-...
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Defendant Willie Cory Godbolt, center, reacts after he is sentenced to death for each of four counts of capital murder at the Pike County Courthouse in Magnolia, Miss., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Pictured with Godbolt are defense attorneys Alison Steiner, left, and Katherine Poor, right. On Tuesday, Godbolt was convicted of killing eight people in May 2017, in Brookhaven. (Donna Campbell/The Daily Leader via AP, Pool)
February 28, 2020 - 12:26 am
MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man was given four death sentences by a jury on Thursday, hours after he spoke in court and blamed the devil for his actions the night eight people were shot to death. Willie Cory Godbolt, 37, was convicted Tuesday of the May 2017 slayings of eight people. Four...
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