Homicide

Mafia boss Salvatore "Toto" Riina's widow Ninetta Bagarella and her daughter Maria Concetta leave Parma's hospital, where the autopsy of her husband took place, in Parma, northern Italy, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Sicilian Cosa Nostra mafia 'boss of bosses,' 'Toto' Riina, one of Italy's most feared mobsters who was serving 26 life sentences, died Friday in the prison wing of the hospital, a day after his 87th birthday. (Sandro Capatti/ANSA via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 2:47 pm
ROME (AP) — The president of the Italian Senate revealed Saturday that the Mafia's "boss of bosses" allegedly had targeted him to be assassinated next after twin bomb blasts killed Italy's two leading Sicilian magistrates. Senate President Piero Grasso served as a judge for the Mafia trial in the...
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November 18, 2017 - 12:18 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's intelligence agency says it has detained a man wanted for the high-profile murder of an American journalist in Russia 13 years ago. Paul Klebnikov, the U.S.-born editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, was gunned down outside his Moscow office in July 2004. Many people...
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November 17, 2017 - 5:01 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested two people after the fatal stabbing of a New Jersey man who relatives say was trying to defend his 8-year-old son from being robbed. Detectives arrested 19-year-old Nasiar Day, of Newark, on Thursday, two days after police found 30-year-old Jose Malave...
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FILE - This Sept. 18, 2015 file booking photo provided by the New Britain Police Department shows William Devin Howell, who killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003. Howell pleaded guilty to six murder charges in September and is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. He’s also serving a 15-year prison sentence for manslaughter in the seventh victim’s death. (New Britain Police Department via AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 3:57 pm
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — An East Coast drifter who killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003 has been sentenced to life in prison. A state judge in New Britain handed down a 360-year prison sentence Friday for William Devin Howell, who pleaded guilty to six murder charges in September. He's also...
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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong is escorted by police as she leaves the Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Doan Thi Huong and Aisyah of Indonesia are accused of killing Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
November 16, 2017 - 1:49 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lawyers say the verdict in the Malaysian trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader likely won't come until the second quarter of next year. Prosecutors on Thursday wrapped up another week in the trial which started in...
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November 15, 2017 - 4:55 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Police said tips from the public led them to arrest a suspect Wednesday in a shooting at a downtown Atlanta rap concert that left two people dead. Jonathan Bautista, 23, was charged with two counts of murder three days after gunfire erupted at The Masquerade club at Underground...
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The Hawaii State Hospital is shown in Kaneohe, Hawaii, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. The search for a dangerous man who escaped from the Hawaii psychiatric hospital moved to California after authorities said Tuesday he boarded a flight to the state from Maui two days earlier. Randall Saito, who was acquitted of a 1979 murder by reason of insanity, left the state hospital outside Honolulu on Sunday, took a taxi to a chartered plane that took him to the island of Maui and then boarded another plane to San Jose, California, Honolulu police said. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
November 15, 2017 - 12:20 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The search for a dangerous man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital moved to California after authorities said Tuesday he boarded a flight to the state from Maui two days earlier. Randall Saito, who was acquitted of a 1979 murder by reason of insanity, left the state...
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Law enforcement agents investigate a fatal shooting in the Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Police searched the neighborhood after a person was shot dead, possibly by a serial killer. Spokesman Steve Hegarty said detectives can't immediately say whether the shooting is related to last month's 10-day spree where three people were slain, but officers are treating it like it is. (Jones, Octavio/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 4:26 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they hunted for the killer believed responsible for gunning down four people for no apparent reason in just over a month. The normally quiet...
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November 14, 2017 - 3:12 pm
NEWPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is being accused of fatally beating his wife more than 30 years ago, then slashing her wrists to make it appear she killed herself. The state attorney general Tuesday announced a murder charge against 62-year-old Carl Rodgers. Rodgers' attorney says his client...
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November 14, 2017 - 3:08 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek a first-degree murder conviction against a man accused of shooting his wife and tossing her into Lake Erie, then reporting that she'd accidentally fallen overboard from his commercial fishing boat. Forty-eight-year-old Christopher Leclair was formally...
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