Homicide

A police officer works the scene where a man was reportedly hit and killed by a float of the Krewe of Endymion parade in the runup to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. A person was struck by a float and fatally injured Saturday evening during one of the iconic parades of the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, authorities said. It was the second death in days to mar this year's Carnival festivities. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
February 23, 2020 - 9:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said. The man was fatally injured Saturday evening as the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, flames engulf the public library in Porterville, Calif. Murder charges were filed Friday against two 13-year-old boys suspected of starting the blaze that killed two firefighters at the central California library. (Charles Whisnand/The Porterville Recorder via AP, File)
February 23, 2020 - 7:46 pm
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against two 13-year-old boys suspected of starting a blaze that killed two firefighters at a central California library. Police said the boys were arrested after they were seen running from Porterville City Library shortly after flames...
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Jury selection began Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in the trial of Jeremy Christian, accused of killing two men and slashing another in 2017 on a Portland, Oregon, MAX train after they confronted Christian while he was shouting racist slurs at two teenage girls. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 8:53 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing two people who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young black women on a Portland, Oregon, commuter train was convicted of murder Friday after an emotional trial that featured testimony from both women and the sole...
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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2020 file photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Jonathan Watson. Watson has confessed that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars and says his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP,File)
February 21, 2020 - 3:02 pm
CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate serving a life sentence for murder confessed in a letter that he beat to death two child molesterswith another inmate's cane hours after a prison counselor ignored his urgent warning that he might become violent. In a letter to the Bay Area News Group,...
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Chester Weger takes questions from the media after being released from the Pickneyville Correctional Center, Friday Feb. 21, 2020, in Pickneyville, Ill. Weger was released from an Illinois prison nearly six decades after he was sentenced to life for the killing of one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park. Weger was granted parole in November on his 24th try (Isaac Smith/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 1:24 pm
PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An 80-year-old man who spent nearly 60 years in prison after being convicted of killing one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park walked out of prison Friday. Chester Weger emerged from Pinckneyville Correctional Center much...
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Gillian Millane, mother of murdered British backpacker Grace, holds up a photo during her victim impact statement via video link from England, at the sentencing of the man found guilty of her murder at the Auckland High Court in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. The killer, who has name suppression, has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years. (Dean Purcel/New Zealand Herald via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 2:59 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for murdering a young British backpacker, whose mother told the court the stealing of her daughter's life had ripped a hole in her heart. Grace Millane was strangled to death on her 22nd birthday in December...
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Omo Mohammed, mother of slain teen Mubarak Soulemane, speaks at a news conference in Bridgeport, Conn. Feb. 20, 2020. Soulemane, 19, was shot and killed by police in West Haven after he allegedly stole a car from an individual in Norwalk and fled from police at high at speeds that reached 90 mph along Interstate 95. His family announced Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 they intend to file a $10 million lawsuit against the state, the state police, the city of West Haven and the West Haven Police Department. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
February 20, 2020 - 6:23 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a black Connecticut man killed by a state trooper are seeking more than $10 million in wrongful death damages from state and local police, according to legal notices filed Thursday. Lawyers for the family of Mubarak Soulemane, 19, asked the state claims...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene after a person was run over and killed by a float during The Mystic Krewe of Nyx Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)
February 20, 2020 - 12:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is mourning the death of a woman who was run over by a parade float as the city celebrates the season leading up to Mardi Gras. Police are still investigating the accident, spokesman Juan Barnes said Thursday. The woman apparently tried to cross between two parts of a...
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Defendant Willie Cory Godbolt, left, cries as he listens to testimony from Shayla Edwards Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, on Day 5 of the capital murder trial of Godbolt at the Pike County Courthouse in Magnolia, Miss. A witness testified Tuesday that Godbolt, on trial in the 2017 shooting deaths of eight people, showed up at her house the night of the killings and that he was carrying two rifles and told her that he had killed a sheriff's deputy. (Donna Campbell/The Daily Leader via AP, Pool)
February 20, 2020 - 1:46 am
MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — Testimony from a Mississippi woman whose son and nephew were two of the eight victims killed in an early morning shooting in 2017 was so emotional that the man accused of killing them was in tears. The Daily Leader reports that Shayla Edwards took the stand Wednesday and...
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February 19, 2020 - 9:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, a prominent family therapist and the former fiancee of comedian Drew Carey, was charged Wednesday with her murder. Dr. Amie Harwick died over the weekend after Gareth Pursehouse allegedly threw her over the third-floor...
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