Violent crime

In this undated image made available Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017, by Hertfordshire Constabulary, showing Ian Stewart who has been found guilty of the murder of children's author Helen Bailey at St Albans Crown Court, on Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017. The jury found Ian Stewart, the partner of Helen Bailey, guilty of killing her and dumping her body in a cesspool at her home, in a financially motivated murder. (Hertfordshire Constabulary via AP)
February 22, 2017 - 8:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The partner of British children's author Helen Bailey was convicted Wednesday of killing her and dumping her body in a cesspool in a financially motivated murder. A jury at St. Albans Crown Court, north of London, found Ian Stewart guilty of murder, fraud, perverting the course of...
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February 22, 2017 - 7:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — Local authorities say an alert about a possible attack at a school in western Germany that prompted a major police operation Wednesday was a false alarm. Armed officers rushed to the Hoenne vocational school in Menden after receiving an alert before noon. "The report of an attack in...
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February 22, 2017 - 2:56 am
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Two teenage boys charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back of the head and leaving her wounded in a ditch lured her to the spot in a small Utah town with a plan to rob and kill her, prosecutors said. The 16-year-old boys set up a meeting by promising to sell her a...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Michael Christopher Mejia, 26. Authorities have identified Mejia as the suspect they say fatally shot Whittier, Calif., police officer Keith Boyerand injured another as the officers responded to a traffic accident Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Authorities say Mejia is a known gang member who was recently released from jail. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)
February 22, 2017 - 2:46 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a California criminal justice reform initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died. Michael Christopher Mejia was identified Tuesday as the suspect responsible for the...
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Owen Labrie, 21, is seen during an evidentiary hearing on whether he will be granted a retrial at Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Labrie, a prep school graduate convicted of using a computer to lure an underage girl for sex returned to court Tuesday for a hearing on whether his lawyers damaged his case. (Elizabeth Frantz/The Concord Monitor via AP, Pool)
February 22, 2017 - 12:10 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A hearing resumes Wednesday in New Hampshire on whether a prep school graduate convicted of using a computer to lure a girl for sex deserves a new trial. Owen Labrie (lah-BREE'), of Tunbridge, Vermont, was acquitted in 2015 of raping a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of...
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This undated photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows Virginia death row inmate, William Morva. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Morva’s appeal on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Morva was in jail awaiting trial on attempted robbery charges in 2006 when he overpowered a deputy sheriff during a trip to the hospital. He used the deputy's pistol to fatally shoot a security guard and fatally shot another deputy during a manhunt the next day. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)
February 21, 2017 - 2:58 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's highest court refused Tuesday to hear the appeal of a Virginia death row inmate who killed a hospital security guard and sheriff's deputy during an escape and sparked a massive manhunt that shut down Virginia Tech's campus in 2006. William Morva argued that he...
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February 21, 2017 - 12:40 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's highest court on Tuesday refused to hear the appeal of a Virginia death row inmate who killed a hospital security guard and sheriff's deputy during an escape that sparked a massive manhunt that shut down Virginia Tech's campus in 2006. William Morva argued that he...
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In this Feb. 14, 2017 photo, The Supreme Court is seen at day's end in Washington. The Supreme Court on Tuesday is hearing an appeal to a case involving a 2010 shooting of a Mexican boy by a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 21, 2017 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son. Justice Anthony Kennedy and other conservative justices suggested...
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