Homicide

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where moe than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, walk past the house legislative committee rom, to talk to legislators at the state Capitol, regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 21, 2018 - 11:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill...
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FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Casey Pigge, charged with the Feb. 1, 2017, strangulation death of fellow inmate David Johnson on a prison transport van, two days after Pigge pleaded guilty to the Feb. 23, 2016, beating death of cellmate Luther Wade. Pigge, a three-time convicted killer, is one of the two inmates suspected in the stabbing of an Ohio prison guard, which happened Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. He was taken from the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility after the attack and transferred to the state's Supermax prison in Youngstown, Joe Hale, a Scioto County assistant prosecutor, said Wednesday. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
February 21, 2018 - 7:49 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of two inmates suspected in the stabbing of an Ohio prison guard is a three-time convicted killer who boasted about strangling a fellow inmate on a prison bus. Prisoner Casey Pigge was taken from the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility after Tuesday's attack and...
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Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 21, 2018 - 4:27 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Florida's Republican legislative leaders say they are going to move ahead with a "sweeping" bill that responds to the shooting at a high school that left 17 people dead. The legislation will...
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Deputy Lisa Jansen displays photos of weapons and ammo at a news conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Authorities say they've thwarted a student's plot for a mass shooting at a Southern California high school. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday that a security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier overhead a "disgruntled student" threaten to open fire on the school on Friday, just two days after 17 people were gunned down at a Florida high school. Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida tells The Associated Press that deputies discovered "multiple guns and ammunition" after searching the student's home..(AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)
February 21, 2018 - 3:27 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont teenager accused of planning "to shoot up" his former high school had written in a diary he titled "Journal of an active shooter" that he had was aiming to kill as many as he could. Eighteen-year-old Jack Sawyer had recently left a Maine treatment center for...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2017 file photo, William Amor, right, watches as his attorney, Lauren Kaeseberg with the University of Illinois-Springfield's Illinois Innocence Project, speaks to the media after he was released from DuPage County jail in Wheaton, Ill. Amor, who spent 22 years behind bars on charges of arson and murder in his mother-in-law's death was found not guilty by a judge Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 in the retrial of his case. (Bev Horne/Daily Herald via AP, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:25 pm
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who spent 22 years behind bars on charges of arson and murder in his mother-in-law's death was found not guilty by a judge Wednesday in the retrial of his case. William Amor, 62, had been convicted in 1997 and was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the...
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Sheryl Acquarola, a 16 year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion in the east gallery of the House of Representatives after the representatives voted not to hear the bill banning assault rifles and large capacity magazines at the Florida Capital in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018. Acquarola was one of the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead, who were in Tallahassee channeling their anger and sadness into action. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 20, 2018 - 10:44 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 10:20 p.m. About 500 Leon High School students and parents waited for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to arrive and applauded as they got off the bus from Broward County. Stoneman...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Thomas Whitaker. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, unanimously recommended the death sentence of Whitaker be commuted to life. Whitaker is set for lethal injection Thursday, Feb. 22, for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother at their suburban Houston home in 2003. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
February 20, 2018 - 7:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas parole board on Tuesday made a rare recommendation to commute a death sentence, unanimously endorsing a "lesser penalty" for a man set to be executed this week for masterminding the killings of his mother and brother. Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is scheduled for lethal...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino enters federal court in New York. A judge Tuesday, Feb. 20, declared a mistrial at the New York City racketeering trial of Merlino, a notorious Philadelphia mob boss. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 20, 2018 - 6:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A mistrial was declared on Tuesday in the New York City racketeering trial of a notorious Philadelphia mob boss who had insisted he quit his life of crime after a lengthy prison term. Jurors at the trial of Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino told U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan that...
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In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo, filmmaker Yance Ford poses for a portrait in New York to promote his Oscar-nominated documentary “Strong Island." The film, a Netflix release, is Ford’s investigation into the 1992 killing of his brother, William Ford, in Central Islip, N.Y. The 22-year-old Ford was shot and killed by a 19-year-old white man after a verbal altercation. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)
February 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the Oscar-nominated documentary "Strong Island," Yance Ford stares back at the camera with profound sorrow and calm resilience. "Strong Island," a Netflix release, is Ford's investigation into the killing of his brother, William Ford, in 1992 in Central Islip, New York. Ford, a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, waits for the State of the State address inside the House chambers at the state Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Foreman said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, he would call Idaho State Police if any student affiliate from Planned Parenthood stopped by his office. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger,File)
February 20, 2018 - 4:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an unverified Twitter account told them to discuss "killing babies" with a...
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