Homicide

Fikret Alic, holds holds a copy of a magazine bearing his image, after the verdict which the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal, ICTY, handed down in the genocide trial against former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017. Alic, a Bosnian man who became a figurehead for the suffering of Bosnians during the war when he was photographed as an emaciated prisoner behind the wire of a Bosnian Serb prison camp, was among those who watched the hearing. A U.N. court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
November 22, 2017 - 10:07 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and other crimes by a United Nations court. Kosovo's Foreign...
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This undated photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Craig Richard Coley. Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, pardoned Coley, a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son nearly four decades ago after modern DNA tests suggested he was probably innocent. Coley, 70, has consistently maintained his innocence since he was arrested the same day 24-year-old Rhonda Wicht and her 4-year-old son, Donald Wicht, were found dead in her Simi Valley apartment on Nov. 11, 1978. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 9:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 70-year-old California man convicted nearly four decades ago of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son walked out of prison Wednesday after DNA tests showed he was wrongfully convicted. Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned Craig Richard Coley and ordered his immediate...
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November 22, 2017 - 8:12 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of 12 of the 14 Florida nursing home patients who died after Hurricane Irma have been ruled homicides. The Sun Sentinel reports that autopsy results from the Broward County medical examiner's office were released Wednesday. No arrests have...
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November 22, 2017 - 7:58 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore detective killed by a gunman last week was slain a day before he was set to testify in a corruption probe into activities of indicted officers, the city's police commissioner confirmed Wednesday. Commissioner Kevin Davis announced the news to reporters a week after the...
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November 22, 2017 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been convicted of stabbing another man to death near a popular Philadelphia park because of a comment about the killer's New Jersey Devils hat. Philly.com reports Wednesday that 42-year-old Steven Simminger has been convicted of first-degree murder for the 2016 killing...
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A Romanian truck driver, right, is led into a courtroom in Freiburg, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. He has confessed to having raped and killed a woman in southwestern Germany at the opening of his trial. The German news agency dpa reported that the 40-year-old said in court that he killed the woman out of “inexplicable aggression,” but that he didn’t have a sexual motive. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 11:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Romanian truck driver confessed at the opening of his trial Wednesday that he killed a woman who was out jogging in a forest in southwestern Germany. The 40-year-old, who went on trial at the state court in Freiburg, is accused of killing and raping the 27-year-old German woman in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017 file photo, a boy looks into the coffin holding the body of Candido Rios Vazquez, a journalist for the Diario de Acayucan newspaper who was murdered in Covarrubias, Hueyapan de Ocampo, municipality in Veracruz state, Mexico. After years of threats and attacks that Rios blamed on a local mayor furious over his reporting, he was killed on Aug. 22 by armed men who pulled up and opened fire on him when he was chatting with a local rancher at a gas station, killing them and a former police inspector who had just come over. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez, File)
November 22, 2017 - 12:06 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — After years of threats and attacks that Candido Rios blamed on a local mayor furious over his reporting, Rios' home in Mexico's deadliest state for journalists was encircled by a fence topped with coils of barbed wire and surrounded by a half-dozen surveillance cameras he...
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November 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm
The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Skip Foreman. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take...
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November 21, 2017 - 3:50 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A jury has convicted a North Carolina man of second-degree murder in the death of a pedestrian following a Carolina Panthers game nearly two years ago. Local media outlets report the Mecklenburg County jury convicted 32-year-old Greg Wheeling on Tuesday in the death of 28-...
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FILE - In this 1969 file photo, Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)
November 21, 2017 - 3:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet he has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil, even in an age in which mass shootings leave dozens dead at a time. Manson, the hippie cult leader who died Sunday at 83,...
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