Homicide

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School bus driver Pearlie Corker, gets a hug at the school as some teachers return for the first time since the shooting, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Corker arrived at the school as Nikolas Cruz began to shoot students and teachers on February 14th, she stayed on the bus in front of the school praying for the students and teachers. The school is scheduled to reopen next week. (Charles Trainor Jr/The Miami Herald via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 11:37 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting that left 17 people dead last week, but some say they don't go far enough. Talia Rumsky is one of them. Rumsky was among those who traveled to Tallahassee on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers...
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Washington Nationals pitcher Tim Collins wears the cap of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagles baseball team before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Players around the league are wearing the caps to remember the victims of a shooting at the school last week. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
February 23, 2018 - 7:19 pm
Spring training got off to a solemn start as MLB teams wore hats to honor Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were fatally shot nine days ago. Stoneman Douglas baseball coach Todd Fitz-Gerald and his two sons were guests of the Houston Astros for their spring...
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School former student Ariana Gonzalez weeps at a cross of slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas coach Aaron Feis, on a hill honoring those killed, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Teachers and staff returned to the school, to begin to organize and prepare to welcome students next week. Over a dozen students and teachers were killed on Valentine's Day in a mass shooting at the high school. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 6:53 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor announced plans Friday to put more armed guards in schools and to make it harder for young adults and some with mental illness to buy guns, responding to days of intense lobbying from survivors of last week's shooting at a Florida high school. Gov. Rick...
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February 23, 2018 - 4:23 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man with a history of mental illness has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for killing three of his neighbors in a Milwaukee apartment building. Dan Popp was sentenced Friday, about three months after he was convicted of first-degree intentional...
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February 23, 2018 - 4:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A man known as the "stocking strangler," who was convicted of raping and choking to death three elderly women four decades ago in Georgia is set for execution next month. Carlton Gary was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1977 slayings of 89-year-old Florence Scheible, 69-year...
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February 23, 2018 - 1:01 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A white homeowner who shot and killed an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" in his neighborhood was sentenced Friday to life in prison after the victim's mother tearfully told the judge she has struggled since her son's death. Superior Court Judge Michael O'Foghludha...
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This photo provided by Shelby county jail shows William Jeffrey West. West, the husband of an online exhibitionist whose partially nude body was found outside her suburban home was arrested Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in her killing, an Alabama police chief said. West, 44, is being charged with murder in the death of his 42-year-old wife, Kathleen Dawn West, Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley said at a news conference. "He was the suspect from the very beginning," Lemley said. (Shelby county jail via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 11:42 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police believe a man used a liquor bottle as a weapon to kill his exhibitionist wife, who was found dead from a head wound outside their suburban home, a court document showed Friday. A police complaint alleged Kathleen Dawn West, 42, was killed with a bottle of Lucid...
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This photo provided by Shelby county jail shows William Jeffrey West. West, the husband of an online exhibitionist whose partially nude body was found outside her suburban home was arrested Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in her killing, an Alabama police chief said. West, 44, is being charged with murder in the death of his 42-year-old wife, Kathleen Dawn West, Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley said at a news conference. "He was the suspect from the very beginning," Lemley said. (Shelby county jail via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 11:37 am
CALERA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of an online exhibitionist from Alabama (all times local): 10:10 a.m. A court document shows police believe a man used a liquor bottle to kill his exhibitionist wife, who was found dead from a head wound outside their suburban home. A complaint released...
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The family of Susan Morris makes a statement after the execution of Eric Scott Branch in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The governor's office said Branch, 47, was pronounced dead Thursday after receiving a lethal injection at Florida State Prison. Branch was convicted of the 1993 rape and fatal beating of University of West Florida student Susan Morris, 21, whose naked body was found buried in a shallow grave near a nature trail. (Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 8:59 am
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers! murderers!" as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student. The drugs...
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This image provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Doyle Lee Hamm, an inmate scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Alabama. Alabama is set to execute Hamm, who argues his past drug use and cancer have too badly damaged his veins and will make the lethal injection unconstitutionally painful. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 1:39 am
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Alabama's prison commissioner says the state halted an inmate's execution by lethal injection because medical staff were having difficulty connecting an intravenous line. Corrections...
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