Homicide Headlines

  • Prosecutor seeks no bond for suspect in 2 officers' slayings

    A prosecutor is asking that the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of Westerville officers Eric Joering...

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  • Police: Angry mob killed suspects in murder of girl in India

    Police say nearly 1,000 people dragged two suspects out of a police station and beat them to death in anger after the rape and killing of a 5-year-old girl in India's remote northeast. Police officer Apur Bitin says 15 police officers were injured in Monday's mob attack in Tezu, a town in...

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  • Baltimore developer identified as man killed in Highlandtown barber shop

    A former Highlandtown developer released three days earlier from federal prison was identified as the man fatally shot by masked men in a neighborhood barbershop Monday evening. Andreas Tamaris, 47, who police said had a last known address in Baltimore County, was in the His & Her Barbershop in...

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  • Man shot to death in Crown Point

    A Merrillville man was fatally shot Saturday night in Crown Point, Indiana.

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • Life or death main decision for school shooting suspect

    The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. The fate of 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who faces 17 counts of first-degree...

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  • The Latest: Second gun-control rally held in Florida

    The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Four hours from the Florida high school where 17 people were shot and killed, hundreds of people gathered in a park to rally against gun violence and call for stricter gun laws. People...

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  • Israel to deport 37,000 African migrants with a check for $4,400 and a plane ticket to an "undisclosed country in Africa", or be locked up.

    Israel is offering nearly 40,000 Africans living in the country a choice: be sent to a detention facility, or be deported to an African country with a plane ticket and a cheque. As correspondent Derek Stoffel reports, some Israelis say the plan goes against Jewish values.

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  • Family of woman killed by police may not see full $37M award

    The family of a Maryland woman who was fatally shot by police two years ago may never receive the entire $37 million it was awarded in a lawsuit this week. Maryland has a cap on local governments' liabilities in such cases, and judges have a tendency to lower large awards on appeal, ...

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  • Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death

    A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said.

    Washington Post
  • Pakistani court sentences serial killer to death

    A public prosecutor in Pakistan says a court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation. Ehtesham Qadir says the court Saturday announced the decision in the...

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  • Inquest opens on death of baby in Kenya poll violence

    An inquest has started in Kenya’s western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition protests last year against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.

    Washington Post
  • Trial of suspected serial child killer concludes in Pakistan

    A Pakistani public prosecutor says the trial of a suspect accused of brutally killing eight children has concluded and that a judge will announce the ruling this weekend. Abdul Rauf says the lawyer for the suspect, Mohammad Imran, completed his argument on Thursday. The prosecutor says...

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  • Student suspected in Washington state school shooting plot

    Authorities arrested a Washington state student suspected in a school shooting plot after his grandmother showed officers plans for an attack. Police in Everett, which is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Seattle, arrested 18-year-old Joshua Alexander O'Connor on attempted murder and...

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  • The Latest: Suspect named in deadly Mardi Gras shooting

    The Latest on (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Police have identified a suspect in a deadly shooting near a Mardi Gras parade route in New Orleans. The New Orleans Police Department said in a statement Wednesday that investigators obtained an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Eddie Dingle...

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  • Slain Chicago police commander was department veteran

    The shooting death of a police commander near a state government office building gripped parts of downtown Chicago as emergency workers tried to save the department veteran at the scene and officers shackled the suspect. Cmdr. Paul Bauer was shot multiple times Tuesday afternoon after he...

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  • Uzbek Stockholm truck attacker had pledged allegiance to IS

    An Uzbek man who carried out a deadly attack on Stockholm last year swore allegiance to the Islamic State group in a video and wrote that he wanted "to scare the infidels and leave my life," prosecutors said Tuesday as his trial began. Rakhmat Akilov appeared before the Stockholm District...

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  • No new remains found in Toronto yard tied to alleged killer

    Toronto police said Tuesday they found no additional human remains in the backyard of a house where they earlier discovered planters containing the remains of six men, but say they still are hunting for more victims of a suspected serial killer.

    Washington Post
  • No new remains found in Toronto yard tied to alleged killer

    Toronto police said Tuesday they found no additional human remains in the backyard of a house where they earlier discovered planters containing the remains of six men, but say they still are hunting for more victims of a suspected serial killer. Police spokesman Meaghan Gray said that...

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  • Man shot dead in East Baltimore, ending 12-day stretch without a homicide in the city

    A 22-year-old man was fatally shot in East Baltimore Tuesday afternoon, ending a 12-day stretch in which the city hadn’t seen a homicide. Police said the man was shot about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 3800 block of Elmley Avenue in the Bel Air-Edison neighborhood. Police said the man was shot in the...

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  • Trial against Stockholm stolen truck ramming starts

    The trial has started of an Uzbek man who has confessed to ramming a stolen truck into a crowd in downtown Stockholm last year, killing five and injuring 14.

    Washington Post
  • Trial of suspect in serial child killings begins in Pakistan

    A public prosecutor in Pakistan says the trial of a suspect accused of brutally killing eight children has started at a high-security prison in the eastern city of Lahore.

    Washington Post
  • The Latest: Agent says tips, social media led to gun arrest

    The Latest on two Ohio police officers shot to death (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A federal agent says tips from the community, social media posts and a gun trace led to the arrest of a man accused of providing the weapon used to kill two Ohio police officers. Ronald Herndon is the...

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  • Flags at half-staff to honor 2 slain Ohio police officers

    Ohio's governor on Monday ordered flags flown at half-staff around the state to honor two police officers killed over the weekend in suburban Columbus. The order from Republican Gov. John Kasich applies to flags at public properties and will be in place until the officers are interred. ...

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  • Singer of 'narco-ballads' shot dead in Mexican capital

    Javier Reyes, a singer of ballads lionizing drug gang bosses, was shot dead in the Mexican capital, authorities and local media reported.

    Washington Post