Homicide

Ronald Haskell is led into the courtroom to hear the verdict in his capital murder trial, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Houston. Haskell who said voices in his head told him to kill six members of his ex-wife’s family in Texas, including four children, was found guilty of capital murder Thursday by a jury that rejected his insanity defense. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 26, 2019 - 7:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who said voices in his head told him to kill six members of his ex-wife's family in Texas, including four children, was found guilty of capital murder Thursday by a jury that rejected his insanity defense. A seventh family member testified at trial that Ronald Lee Haskell...
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Ronald Haskell is led into the courtroom for closing arguments in his capital murder trial, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Houston. Haskell is on trial for the 2014 shooting of six members of his ex-wife's family in suburban Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 25, 2019 - 5:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who claims he was insane when he fatally shot six members of his ex-wife's family in their suburban Houston home, including four children, clearly understood he was doing wrong, and his actions were motivated by vengeance not mental illness, prosecutors told jurors at his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, Deborah Watts of Minneapolis, sits in a Jackson, Miss., hotel and speaks about events in Mississippi and Illinois that commemorate the 60th anniversary of the slaying of her cousin, Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago, who was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta when witnesses said he violated the Jim Crow social code by whistling at a white woman. The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of the black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. A Justice Department report issued to Congress about civil rights cold case investigations lists the 1955 slaying of Till as being among the unit’s active cases. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
September 24, 2019 - 1:23 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of a black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. A Justice Department report issued to Congress about civil rights cold case investigations lists the 1955 slaying of 14-year-old...
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Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger is escorted by a security detail as she arrives for her murder trial at the Frank Crowley Courthouse in downtown Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Guyger is on trial for shooting and killing her unarmed neighbor Botham Jean in the Dallas apartment building they both lived in. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
September 24, 2019 - 12:19 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The second day of testimony in the murder trial for a Texas police officer charged in the shooting death of her neighbor began Tuesday with jurors hearing the officer's frantic call to 911 following the shooting. In the 911 call, Amber Guyger tells a dispatcher that she shot Botham...
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This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 shows Michael Blackman. Authorities say Blackman, suspected of shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer and of being the bicyclist who shot a woman in broad daylight near downtown days earlier is facing attempted murder charges. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi announced the update Monday, Sept. 23 on Twitter, saying Blackman faces a total of four counts in Saturday’s shooting of the officer and Wednesday’s shooting of the bicyclist. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 8:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A former fast-food delivery worker suspected of shooting a Chicago police officer and of being the bicyclist who shot a woman in broad daylight downtown days earlier was charged Monday with five counts of attempted murder. Michael Blackman, 45, faces one count of attempted murder in...
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FILE - This May 2, 2014, file photo shows the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, where Army medic Michael Walker was working when his wife was killed in their home in November 2014. Walker's lover, Ailsa Jackson, pleaded guilty to murder in 2015. Walker has been charged with conspiring with her to kill his wife. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
September 23, 2019 - 12:02 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A former Army medic stationed in Hawaii was expected to plead guilty Monday to the murder of his wife, about a week before a trial was about to begin in a case involving porn, sex charges and a love triangle. Michael Walker planned to plead guilty to second-degree murder, his...
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Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, center, arrives for the first day of her murder trial in the 204th District Court at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Guyger is accused of shooting her black neighbor in his Dallas apartment. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
September 23, 2019 - 11:04 am
DALLAS (AP) — Opening statements were set to begin Monday in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot a black neighbor in his home, a shooting the officer has said happened after she entered the man's apartment by mistake. Amber Guyger, 31, is on trial for last year's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019 file photo, Tiffany Li arrives at the courthouse in Redwood City, Calif. Opening arguments begin Monday, Sept. 23 in the trial of the San Francisco Bay Area real estate heiress who posted $35 million bail after being charged with the 2016 murder of her children's father. San Mateo County prosecutors say Li orchestrated the murder of Keith Green. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
September 23, 2019 - 9:03 am
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Opening arguments were scheduled Monday in the trial of a Chinese real estate heiress who posted $35 million bail after being charged with murder in the 2016 killing of her children's father. Prosecutors say Tiffany Li orchestrated the killing of Keith Green, 27, when...
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September 23, 2019 - 1:27 am
PARIS (AP) — A massive trial with more than 4,000 plaintiffs is opening for French pharmaceutical giant Servier Laboratoires and France's medicines watchdog, accused of involuntary manslaughter, fraud and other charges in a scandal over a diabetes medication suspected of causing hundreds of deaths...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019 file photo, fired Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger, right, arrives for jury selection in her murder trial at the Frank Crowley Courthouse in downtown Dallas. The murder trial for a Guyger who shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed black man in his Dallas apartment is set for opening arguments Monday Sept. 23, 2019. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP File)
September 22, 2019 - 9:34 am
DALLAS (AP) — Last September, a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man in his own apartment. That much is settled. But nearly every other aspect Amber Guyger's murder trial for the killing of Botham Jean remains cloaked in controversy as opening statements in the case are set to...
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