By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) 02/15 — A lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a Houston home in which two residents were killed and four undercover officers were shot and wounded during a gun battle,
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) 02/08 — A man accused of strangling a former high school classmate described how it took her a half-hour to die and he had timed it on his phone.Jurors on Thursday watched the secretly recorded video of the conversation between Liam McAtasney and the witness that was taped before McAtasney and an accomplice were charged with killing 19-year-old Sarah Stern during a $10,000 robbery in 2016.Read more »
By KEN RITTER and SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) 01/25 — A 19-year-old from El Salvador admitted killing a married couple in Nevada and used a handgun that he said he stole earlier from their Reno home to do it,
By IVAN MORENO, Associated Press 01/16 – An Illinois judge acquitted a man of murder Wednesday, more than two decades after jurors convicted him by relying on ballistics that proved to be wrong.
By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) 10/23 — Some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter’s personal belongings, including personal journals containing stories about hurting children and a spreadsheet ranking mass murders,
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) 10/03 — The Michigan appeals court for the first time has affirmed the use of new DNA testing technology to assist authorities in investigating a crime.
By KATHLEEN FOODY , Associated Press DENVER (AP) 09/20 — Colorado police arrested a man in a 30-year-old murder case Thursday, alleging he sexually assaulted,
By PAUL ELIAS, SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 09/19 — A Northern California jury on Tuesday found guilty a career criminal thought to be the “Gypsy Hill Killer”
MONROE, N.C. (AP) 08/06 — Authorities say a teenager who held up a North Carolina lemonade stand for $17 is still at large. They’re hoping to track him down through surveillance footage and possible DNA and fingerprint tests.
By YOUSSEF RDDAD, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 07/30 — Authorities in Minneapolis released body camera video from two police officers in the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old black man,
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 07/17 — Three victims of a notorious Northern California serial killer and rapist said they are feeling relief after flying to California’s capital city to see the alleged attacker behind bars for the first time Thursday.
By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) 06/26 — Police used genealogical information from a close relative to identify the suspect in the rape and strangulation of an elementary school teacher in 1992 and charged him Monday with the long unsolved killing.
By TERRY SPENCER and CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 05/30 — In chilling cellphone videos released Wednesday, the suspect in a February massacre at a Florida high school announced his intention to become the next school shooter,
By MATT O’BRIEN and MALCOLM RITTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 04/28 — The use of a genealogy website to track down a suspected California serial killer illustrates both the extraordinary power of DNA-sharing services and the broad privacy concerns that surround the fast-growing commercial market for genetic analysis.
By MICHAEL BALSAMO, JONATHAN J. COOPER and GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/28 — Investigators hunting for the so-called Golden State Killer turned to searching genetic websites in 2017 but misidentified an Oregon man as a potential suspect.
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/27 — Investigators who used a genealogical website to find the ex-policeman they believe is a shadowy serial killer and rapist who terrified California decades ago call the technique groundbreaking.
By DON THOMPSON and BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/26 — A man once sworn to protect the public from crime was accused Wednesday of living a double life terrorizing suburban neighborhoods at night,
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) 04/20 — A man who spent nearly 25 years on California’s death row was freed Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend’s nearly 2-year-old daughter was overturned.Read more »
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 04/14 — A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large amounts of a drug in their systems that can cause drowsiness,
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) 04/11 — Authorities in Washington state on Wednesday released composite sketches based on DNA evidence of a suspect in an unsolved, 30-year-old double slaying of a young Canadian couple.Read more »