Violent crime

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Nouman Raja listens to testimony during his trial in West Palm Beach, Fla. For the first time in nearly 30 years, a Florida police officer is set to be sentenced to prison for an on-duty fatal shooting. Former Palm Beach Gardens officer Raja faces a minimum of 25 years and could get a life sentence Thursday, April 25, 2019, for the 2015 shooting of 31-year-old Corey Jones. (Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP, Pool)
April 25, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday for the fatal on-duty shooting of a black musician whose SUV had broken down after a late-night concert. Former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja was the first person in Florida in nearly...
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April 25, 2019 - 3:57 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was the target of police gunfire that wounded his girlfriend has told authorities he was opening his car door to show his hands when the bullets began flying. Paul Witherspoon III's account of the April 16 shooting in New Haven is in a search warrant...
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CORRECTS TO APRIL 25, 2019-Mohamed Noor, the former Minneapolis police officer waits to go through security at the Hennepin County Government Center Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Minneapolis in the fourth week of his trial. Noor is charged with second-degree intentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 15, 2017, shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old life coach and Australian-American who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
April 25, 2019 - 2:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors rested their case Thursday against a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car, and it appeared the ex-officer would soon take the stand to testify. Mohamed Noor is charged with murder and manslaughter in the...
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Cypriot investigators and police officers search a flooded mineshaft where two female bodies were found, outside of Mitsero village, near the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, April 22, 2019. Police on the east Mediterranean island nation, along with the help of the fire service, are conducting the search Monday in the wake of last week's discovery of the bodies in the abandoned mineshaft and the disappearance of the six year-old daughter of one of the victims. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 25, 2019 - 12:41 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on the slayings of Filipino women in Cyprus: (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Two law enforcement officials in Cyprus say a double-homicide suspect told investigators he killed seven people, five women and two girls. A police official said Thursday that the suspect, a...
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April 25, 2019 - 12:00 pm
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts police officer whose badge, gun holster and handcuffs were used by two men who kidnapped another man later found dead has been sentenced to prison. Delivered Thursday, a judge stayed Michael Schoener's sentence of up to nine years pending appeal. Schoener...
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Cypriot special Rescue Forces loaded a special camera inside a flooded mineshaft where two female bodies were found, outside of Mitsero village near capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, April 22, 2019. Police on the east Mediterranean island nation, along with the help of the fire service, are conducting the search Monday in the wake of last week's discovery of the bodies in the abandoned mineshaft and the disappearance of the six year-old daughter of one of the victims. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 25, 2019 - 11:44 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A police investigation into the slayings of two Filipino women whose bodies were found in an abandoned mineshaft in Cyprus widened Thursday after investigators connected a military officer detained as a suspect to a third woman from the Philippines who vanished 16 months ago...
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A horse carriage carries the coffin containing the body of Slavisa Krunic during his funeral procession in his home village of Glamocani, outside the northern Bosnian city of Banja Luka, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Thousands of people in Bosnia have attended the funeral of a prominent businessman and government critic who was gunned down this week in a mafia-style ambush. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
April 25, 2019 - 10:56 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Sobbing with grief, thousands of Bosnians attended the funeral Thursday of a prominent Bosnia Serb businessman and government critic who was gunned down earlier this week in a mafia-style ambush. Slavisa Krunic, who owned several businesses including a private...
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This combination April 24, 2019 booking photos provided by the Crystal Lake, Ill., Police Department shows JoAnn Cunningham and her husband, Andrew Freund Sr. On Wednesday, authorities dug up the body of a 5-year-old boy, believed to be Andrew "AJ" Freund, who was reported missing the previous week and charged his parents with murder and other counts. (Crystal Lake Police Department via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 9:15 am
WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois couple is due in court on charges accusing them in the death of their 5-year-old son after a body believed to be his was found wrapped in plastic and buried in a shallow grave. McHenry County sheriff's records show 36-year-old JoAnn Cunningham and 60-year-old...
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In this April 24, 2019 is a booking photo provided by the Crystal Lake Police Department of Andrew Freund Sr, who along with his wife Joann Cunningham, have been charged with murder and other charges in the death of their missing son Andrew "AJ" Freund. Authorities say they have found what they believe is the body of the 5-year-old boy who went missing last week. Crystal Lake police Chief James Black said at a news conference Wednesday that police dug up what they believe is Freund's body in a field and that it was wrapped in plastic. (Crystal Lake Police Department via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 3:12 am
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy (all times local): 3 p.m. Police say the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy whose parents reported him missing last week was found buried in a shallow grave and wrapped in plastic in a rural area a few miles...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John William King. The white supremacist on Texas death row who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history faces execution for the infamous dragging death nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., a black man from East Texas. King is scheduled to receive lethal injection Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 12:33 am
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received a lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr...
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