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Murder charge for Oakland man accused of violent purse snatching

Wednesday  21:52,   18 july 2018
sfchronicle

A man accused in May of second-degree robbery now faces murder and elder abuse charges after the 93-year-old victim of an alleged purse snatching died, prosecutors said Tuesday. Otto Halafihi, 29, pleaded not guilty to felony charges for murder,[...]
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Male Golden State Killer victim speculates he may have been the real target

Wednesday  21:30,   18 july 2018
sfgate

<p>Forty-one years after the brutal attack, a male victim of the Golden State Killer has stepped forward with new details about the terrifying encounter.</p>Victor Hayes, who was attacked along with his girlfriend in East Sacramento, told the[...]

Penn State frat hazing death trial scheduled for February

Wednesday  21:26,   18 july 2018
msn

Members of a Penn State University fraternity charged in connection with the death of a pledge after a night of hazing and drinking are scheduled to go to trial early next year.&nbsp;BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Members of a Penn State University[...]

In U.S. prisons, tablets open window to the outside world

Wednesday  20:21,   18 july 2018
reuters

<p>Marvin Worthy, confined to a New Jersey state prison since 2004, cannot watch his son play basketball or visit him in college. But for the past three years, a tablet computer has kept their relationship alive.</p>Marvin Worthy, confined to[...]

Indiana paramedic arrested after allegedly stealing fentanyl, report says

Wednesday  19:37,   18 july 2018
foxnews

Authorities in Indiana arrested a man on Monday who allegedly pilfered the drug, fentanyl, in several counties while working as a paramedic. Jason Howard, 41, was taken into custody following the result of a probe kicked off more than a month ago,[...]

Tragic jail birth prompts question: Could baby's death have been prevented?

Wednesday  17:11,   18 july 2018
wfaa

<p>Back in May, a small section of a local cemetery here called “Babyland” received another occupant.</p>His name was Cashh. He was laid to rest in a little white coffin. He lived just nine days. He was born to his mother, Shaye Bear, on the[...]

Police officer opens fire through windshield

Wednesday  05:21,   18 july 2018
cbsnews

A police officer in Las Vegas shot right through his cruiser's windshield during high-speed pursuit of two murder suspects, and his body camera captured the chaseThe officer-involved shooting occurred on July 11, CBS affiliate KLAS reports. The[...]

Federal trial to begin Monday in killing of Fort Meade soldier

Monday  21:36,   16 july 2018
msn

Police found Army soldier Karlyn Ramirez shot to death inside her Severn, Md. townhouse nearly three years ago.&nbsp;Load[...]

Florida man behind bars for failing to unlock cell phones for police

Monday  18:46,   16 july 2018
msn

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man is behind bars for failing to unlock his phones following a traffic stop. Fox 13 News reports that William Montanez was pulled over in June for improper yielding in Tampa.He wouldn't allow cops to search his car, so a[...]

Investigator: Alabama girl was murdered after seeing grandmother, who allegedly had drug cartel ties, die

Monday  16:37,   16 july 2018
msn

Authorities say a 13-year-old Alabama girl with special needs was fatally attacked after she saw her grandmother killed in a cemetery. Al.com reports that the details emerged Thursday in a Madison County court during a preliminary hearing for[...]

Trial to begin in Texas for accused former Zetas leader

Monday  15:26,   16 july 2018
mysanantonio

An alleged former leader of Mexico’s bloodthirsty Zetas cartel is going on trial Monday in Waco, accused of conspiracy to traffic multi-kilogram quantities of marijuana and cocaine inland through South Texas and laundering millions of dollars in[...]

Murder was elaborately staged suicide, police say

Saturday  23:31,   14 july 2018
msn

At first it appeared to be a murder case when a 71-year-old Palm Beach Gardens man was found dead in a field next to his country club home with a bullet wound to his chest.But on Thursday, after a six-month investigation, police released a report[...]

Decades After Engaged Couple Was Murdered While Camping, DNA Tech Finally Gives Suspect a Face

Friday  11:57,   13 july 2018
lawandcrime

"This is science at work."The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office announced the development in the cold case on Monday, saying that it worked with Virginia-bad Paragon Company to create a composite image based off of DNA found on Matheys’[...]

Mistrial declared at neo-Nazi's murder trial in Phoenix

Friday  07:01,   13 july 2018
msn

A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a neo-Nazi charged with trying to kill a black man and fatally shooting the man's white girlfriend after a dispute in a Phoenix park.&nbsp;Superior Court Judge Dean Fink made the decision Wednesday[...]

Victims fly to California to see accused serial killer

Friday  03:27,   13 july 2018
msn

Three victims of a notorious Northern California serial killer and rapist say they are feeling relief after flying to Sacramento to see their alleged attacker behind bars for the first time. They were among nearly a dozen victims and survivors who[...]