Tag: Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

He Never Touched the Murder Weapon. Alabama Sentenced Him to Die.

His work partner and friend Kerry Spencer, 23, had followed a similar path. He, too, had left school, had worked at the Piggly Wiggly warehouse and had young children. But he was also snorting $350 worth of cocaine a day, and was usually armed. This wasn’t warehouse work, after all. Just two months earlier, in […]

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Suspect in Mass Killing at Colorado Grocery Store Is Mentally Incompetent, Judge Says

A judge on Friday found that the man charged with fatally shooting 10 people at a grocery store in Boulder, Colo., in March is mentally incompetent to stand trial and has ordered that he be treated at a state hospital, prosecutors said. Over the past three months, four doctors have concluded that the defendant, Ahmad […]

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Stabbed 20 Times by Her Husband, She Now Fights Laws Favoring Abusers

TEL AVIV — She lay in the hospital unconscious and bandaged like a mummy, having barely survived a brutal assault. Her husband of two years had bashed her head, face and body with dozens of blows from a rolling pin before throttling her and then stabbing her 20 times with a kitchen knife, all as […]

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Alec Baldwin Says He Is Not Responsible for Fatal Shooting on ‘Rust’

The actor Alec Baldwin fiercely insisted he was not to blame in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of a Western being filmed in New Mexico, claiming that another person had accidentally placed a live round in the gun that went off in his grasp as he was rehearsing a scene. “Someone […]

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Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Jacqueline Avant, Philanthropist and Wife of Clarence Avant

The police on Thursday announced that they had arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of Jacqueline Avant, a philanthropist and the wife of the music producer Clarence Avant, one day after she was killed at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif. About an hour after Ms. Avant, 81, was killed, the suspect, Aariel Maynor, […]

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Fentanyl in Bottle Kills Toddler, and Father Is Charged

One night in June, according to court papers, 22-month-old Charles Rosa-Velloso’s father prepared a bottle of formula and gave it to him in the apartment where they were living at a homeless shelter on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The next morning, Charles was found face down in bed and covered in vomit. He was soon […]

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Joseph Gordon Says He’s No Murderer. That’s Why He’s Still in Prison.

At each hearing, commissioners cited the jury’s verdict at his 1993 trial, where Mr. Gordon was convicted of shooting Dr. Pack during what prosecutors said was a fight over thousands of dollars they had invested together in rare baseball cards. Parole commissioners quoted Judge John Sweeny Jr.’s comments at sentencing that Mr. Gordon’s defense had […]

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Former Ohio Deputy Is Charged With Murder in Shooting of Casey Goodson Jr

A former sheriff’s deputy in Ohio has been charged with murder in the death last year of Casey Goodson Jr., a 23-year-old Columbus man who was shot several times in the back, during a fugitive operation that had nothing to do with Mr. Goodson, according to a grand jury indictment. The former Franklin County sheriff’s […]

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Clayton County Shooting: Officer and 2 Women Killed in Georgia

A police officer and two women were shot and killed on Tuesday night during a domestic violence episode in the metropolitan Atlanta area, the police said. A 12-year-old boy, who was shot in the face, was in critical but stable condition, the police said. Another officer was also injured. The shootings occurred in Clayton County, […]

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How Did Live Ammunition Get on the ‘Rust’ Film Set?

Ms. Gutierrez-Reed told investigators that the guns and ammunition used on the “Rust” set had been supplied by Mr. Kenney, according to the affidavit. On Oct. 27, as the police executed a search warrant on the set, Mr. Kenney told investigators that he had provided the production with dummy rounds and blanks that came from […]

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Kimberly Potter’s Trial for the Death of Daunte Wright: What We Know

The trial of Kimberly Potter, a former police officer facing manslaughter charges after she appeared to mistake her gun for her Taser and fatally shot Daunte Wright, began with jury selection on Tuesday. Ms. Potter, 49, was arrested in April, several days after she shot Mr. Wright, 20, during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis […]

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Doyle Hamm, Who Survived a Bungled Execution, Dies in Prison at 64

Doyle Hamm, a convicted murderer who in 2018 became the third death row inmate in America to survive a botched execution by lethal injection, died on Sunday in the William C. Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore, in southern Alabama. He was 64. The cause was complications of the lymphoma and cranial cancer for which he […]

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More Than $1 Million Raised to Help Kevin Strickland

Kevin Strickland left a Missouri prison penniless on Tuesday after serving more than 40 years for a triple murder that he did not commit, but more than 20,000 strangers have donated about $1.3 million to an online fund-raiser to help his re-entry to society. He was exonerated without DNA evidence, which disqualified him from being […]

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After Murders ‘Doubled Overnight,’ the N.Y.P.D. Is Solving Fewer Cases

“The dynamics that play out with gang and drug homicides are in neighborhoods that typically don’t have very good relationships with law enforcement, so they question whether they’re able to trust the police with sharing information they might have,” said Anthony Braga, a criminology professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In the Bronx, Lieutenant O’Toole […]

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Slain Woman Had Begged Apartment Complex to Change Locks, Lawsuit Claims

Fearful that her husband would come into their apartment and hurt their children, Ruth Esther Reyes de Severino “begged” the managers of Penns Grove Gardens in Salem County, N.J., to change the door locks after she was granted a temporary restraining order against him in January 2020, according to a lawsuit filed by her family. […]

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How a Prosecutor Addressed a Mostly White Jury and Won a Conviction in the Arbery Case

“Anybody with warm blood running through their veins that witnessed the video and knew the context around what transpired knew that it was wrong,” Mr. King said. The case, from the beginning, echoed painful themes in the Deep South. The murder of a Black man by white men carrying guns, presented to a jury that […]

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Newark Officer Hit a Pedestrian With His Car and Took Body Home, Prosecutors Say

A Newark police officer has been charged with reckless vehicular homicide after prosecutors said he hit a pedestrian with his personal car and briefly took the body home, where he discussed what to do with it with his mother. The Newark Police Department officer, Louis Santiago, was off duty on Nov. 1 when his Honda […]

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Suspect Arrested in Wonnangatta Valley Murder Case

MELBOURNE, Australia — Twenty months ago, Russell Hill and Carol Clay disappeared during a camping trip in Wonnangatta Valley, in the remote high country of Australia’s Victoria State. Their campsite was found burned to the ground, while deer carcasses were scattered around the valley. On Thursday, the mystery of what had happened to them, a […]

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The Guilty Verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery Case Are a Welcome Respite

All three defendants in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery were found guilty of murder. Arbery was jogging through a South Georgia neighborhood. The men formed a posse that became what has been described as a “lynch mob.” They stalked Arbery, hunted him down, insisted on detaining him, and then one of the men — Travis […]

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U.S. Reacts to Guilty Verdict in Ahmaud Arbery Murder Case

From the moment the first guilty verdict was uttered inside a Georgia courtroom, a cascade of tears and shouts of vindication coursed across the country. Black parents called their children, weeping. Activists choked up, embracing what they called a rare instance of justice. In a country whose cavernous divides over race, guns and vigilante violence […]

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‘Justice Was Served’: Guilty Verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery Case

To the Editor: Re “Three Men Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery” (Live Updates, nytimes.com, Nov. 24): All three defendants were found guilty of murder in the Ahmaud Arbery trial and face a sentence of up to life in prison. Many who saw the video and who followed the evidence in the trial might say […]

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Arbery Verdict: What is Malice Murder?

A jury found three men guilty of murder on Wednesday in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, but though all defendants were facing a charge of “malice murder,” only one man, Travis McMichael, was convicted on that charge. In finding Mr. McMichael, the man who fatally shot Mr. Arbery in February 2020, guilty of that charge, […]

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Ahmaud Arbery’s Final Minutes: What Videos and 911 Calls Show

In February, 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead in the south Georgia neighborhood of Satilla Shores. In the two months that followed, no arrests were made. But local residents and lawmakers protested what they said was a deadly combination of racial profiling and flawed self-defense laws. “When they stop you, make sure you got your […]

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Missouri Man Is Exonerated in 3 Killings After 43 Years in Prison

After being exonerated on Tuesday for a 1978 triple murder in Kansas City for which he had spent more than 43 years in prison, Kevin Strickland, 62, went straight from prison to his mother’s grave. “That was the first stop that we made,” his lawyer, Tricia Rojo Bushnell, said in an interview. Mr. Strickland’s mother, […]

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Jury Begins Deliberations in Arbery Killing

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A jury on Tuesday began deliberating on the fate of the three white men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery after hearing the final, impassioned argument of the lead prosecutor, Linda Dunikoski, who pushed back against the defense’s contention that the men had the legal right to pursue Mr. Arbery, and that the […]

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Why Is Murder Spiking? And Can Cities Address It Without Police?

ezra klein I’m Ezra Klein, and this is “The Ezra Klein Show.” [MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, it is Ezra. So while I’m on paternity leave, as you know, we’ve got this all-star team of guests, but this week — this is the week I am particularly excited about. Not to overhype it, but Rogé Karma has […]

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Lawyers Clash Over Whether Pursuit of Arbery Was Justified

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Prosecutors and defense lawyers made their closing arguments in the case of the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery on Monday, raising the question, barely voiced during the trial, of whether race had been an issue. The lead prosecutor, Linda Dunikoski, told the 12 jurors who will decide the fate of three white […]

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Groveland Four Are Exonerated More Than 70 Years Later

Four Black men wrongly charged with raping a white woman more than 70 years ago in Florida were exonerated on Monday, bringing an end to a saga that has shadowed their families for decades. The accused — Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Ernest Thomas, known as the Groveland Four — died before Florida […]

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For Arbery’s Family and Friends, a Time of Anguish and Activism

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — From the moment that Theawanza Brooks heard the initial account that her family was told about her nephew Ahmaud Arbery’s death, it felt off. The authorities, she said, reported that he had been involved in a burglary and killed after a tussle over a gun. Her own trip to investigate the scene […]

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Five Dead After Driver Plows S.U.V. Into Holiday Parade in Wisconsin

“When he made that right turn, that’s when he turned really dangerous,” Mr. Hickey said. Angelito Tenorio, a candidate for state treasurer, had just finished marching in the parade and was circling back to Main Street when he saw the S.U.V. speeding along the route. “All of a sudden I heard a loud bang,” said […]

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Driver Plows S.U.V. Into Holiday Parade in Wisconsin

More than 20 people were injured on Sunday after the driver of an S.U.V. plowed into a holiday parade in downtown Waukesha, Wis., the city’s police chief said. Chief Daniel Thompson of the Waukesha police said at a news conference on Sunday night that the S.U.V. came through the parade route just before 4:40 p.m. […]

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