Homicide

November 23, 2017 - 6:01 pm
Happy Thanksgiving! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Jeffrey Collins. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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...
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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 23, 2017 - 4:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Simi Valley was a sleepy Southern California suburb in 1979, one frequently ranked near the top of surveys of America's safest cities — in large part because hundreds of police officers from nearby Los Angeles lived there. The city, however, was shaken when residents awoke...
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November 23, 2017 - 2:11 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Three people who pleaded guilty in the death of a man strangled with a pair of jumper cables and dumped over an embankment after an apparent overdose are headed to prison. Authorities say 20-year-old Preston Layfield and 23-year-old Tyler Mirabelli were sentenced Wednesday to...
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November 23, 2017 - 12:16 pm
WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a child abuse investigation in South Carolina has led deputies to charge a man in the killing of the child's sister this summer. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said he initially ruled 22-month-old Gwynee Hess died from accidentally choking on a gummy snack...
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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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