News : Crime

Man fatally shot Brooklyn deli clerk because he couldn't buy beer

Thursday  19:17,   14 december 2017
New York Daily News

A gunman who shot an 80-year-old Brooklyn deli clerk to death was seeking revenge after another worker refused to sell him a beer.Abdul Yafaee wasn’t even at work when the gunman tried to shortchange a younger clerk on a $2 bottle of Corona beer at[...]

Wife of fallen Baltimore detective also wants FBI to investigate death

Thursday  19:16,   14 december 2017
WBAL TV Baltimore

Wednesday marks four weeks since the death of city homicide Detective Sean Suiter. The FBI has yet to answer the police commissioner's request for the FBI to step in. Extraordinary resources were devoted to the case in the initial stages of [...]

Funeral held in San Antonio for slain San Marcos officer

Thursday  19:16,   14 december 2017
Associated Press

A Texas police officer who was fatally shot last week was a compassionate man who loved being a police officer and a father, mourners recalled Wednesday at his funeral.Kenneth Copeland, who was a San Marcos officer, was killed Dec. 4 while serving a [...]

Man Gets Life in Murder of Wealthy Lover — Which He Covered Up with Girlfriend

Thursday  18:21,   14 december 2017

A 27-year-old California man was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for murdering his wealthy older boyfriend in 2015 — a crime the judge called “shockingly evil.” agony – a lifetime in prison.” [...]

US states consider using powerful fentanyl to execute inmates

Thursday  13:51,   14 december 2017

Fentanyl, a potent drug playing a major role in the US opioid crisis described by Donald Trump as a "plague," is now under consideration for use in lethal cocktails to execute inmates. The states of Nevada and Nebraska are planning to[...]

2017 brings second-fewest death sentences and executions

Thursday  08:58,   14 december 2017
NBC News

The number of people sentenced to death or executed in 2017 was near historically low levels, according to the annual report of a group that tracks the death penalty. States executed 23 prisoners, the second smallest total since 1991. By year's end, [...]

Ex-polygamous sect leader gets nearly 5 years in fraud case

Thursday  04:05,   14 december 2017
Associated Press

A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial.The sentencing of Lyle Jeffs closes the[...]

Officials: 2 dead in shooting at Penn State Beaver campus

Thursday  00:50,   14 december 2017
CBS News

Authorities say two people were shot Wednesday on the western Pennsylvania campusBEAVER COUNTY, Pa. – Two people were killed in a shooting on the Pennsylvania State University Beaver campus in western Pennsylvania Wednesday afternoon, reports CBS[...]

Pennsylvania farm killings: Prosecutors move to keep death penalty an option

Wednesday  23:35,   13 december 2017

Prosecutors have moved to hold onto their ability to seek the death penalty against two cousins in the deaths of four men — including a Loyola student — found buried on a Philadelphia-area farm, although attorneys have said a deal with one defendant [...]

Couple Allegedly Asked Cops to Shoot Them When They Were Arrested in Substitute Teacher's Death

Wednesday  22:55,   13 december 2017

It had been seven hours since the body of Telma Boinville was discovered inside a Hawaii home where she had been hired to clean when authorities arrested the couple suspected of killing her, according to court documents. Stephen Brown, 23,[...]

From Santa Cruz, Calif. 'Miracle Boy' to attempted murder suspect: Jacob Kirkendall

Wednesday  22:55,   13 december 2017
KSBW Monterey-Salinas

Jacob Kirkendall, a Santa Cruz, Calif. man who owes his life to a heroic La Selva Beach firefighter, is now behind bars and accused of attempting to kill a firefighter in south Monterey County. Kirkendall, 25, shot a U.S. Forest Service division[...]

Random shootings in California has community on edge

Wednesday  22:55,   13 december 2017
FOX News

A series of random shootings targeting vehicles in central California has drivers on edge and authorities scrambling to catch the perpetrator before someone gets seriously hurt. Since Nov. 27, there have been six separate reports of vehicles being[...]

Jury finds NH man not guilty in murder-for-hire case

Wednesday  22:54,   13 december 2017
WMUR Manchester

A man accused of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife was found not guilty on Tuesday. Jurors found Maurice Temple not guilty on all three counts in the[...]

Sierra LaMar's killer sentenced to life without parole

Wednesday  22:54,   13 december 2017
KSBW Monterey-Salinas

Antolin Garcia Torres, the convicted killer of Morgan Hill, Calif. teenager Sierra LaMar, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Garcia-Torres, 26, was convicted in May of first-degree murder in the[...]

Closing arguments: Nicole Finn ‘knows you can’t treat humans like this’

Wednesday  21:37,   13 december 2017
KCCI Des Moines

Deliberation is underway in the murder trial of Nicole Finn. Full trial coverage[...]