Homicide

FILE - In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for a sentencing hearing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home on Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius has had his prison sentence extended to 13 years and 5 months in the High Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)
November 24, 2017 - 2:38 am
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner's jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that...
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Fikret Alic, holds holds a copy of a magazine bearing his image, after the verdict which the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal, ICTY, handed down in the genocide trial against former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017. Alic, a Bosnian man who became a figurehead for the suffering of Bosnians during the war when he was photographed as an emaciated prisoner behind the wire of a Bosnian Serb prison camp, was among those who watched the hearing. A U.N. court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
November 22, 2017 - 9:07 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and other crimes by a United Nations court. Kosovo's Foreign...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2015 file photo, flowers and a portrait of Kate Steinle remain at a memorial site on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Attorneys were beginning their final arguments Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in the trial of Zarate, accused of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off a national immigration debate. The trial resumed Monday morning with instructions to the jury reminding them not to read newspapers or view social media while they are considering the case. (Paul Chinn /San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
November 22, 2017 - 2:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration. Jurors went home midday Wednesday without reaching a verdict and will resume...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017 file photo, two women embrace outside Rancho Tehama Elementary School, where a gunman opened fire in Corning, Calif. Sheriff's deputies responded 21 times in the last year to calls involving a California man who had been feuding with his neighbors before he committed a shooting rampage last week, killing five people and wounding at least eight others. . (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 21, 2017 - 8:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed among the gunman and his neighbors on a dirt road in a tiny rural community in Northern California. Tehama County sheriff's deputies received 21 calls in the past year from Kevin Neal and other...
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FILE - In this 1991 file photo, Joseph M. Giarratano, who was stabbed on July 4, 1996, at Buckingham Correctional Center, speaks with members of the media in Buckingham, Va. Giarratano, who had his sentence commuted to life in prison more than two decades ago, has been granted parole. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Virginia State Parole Board on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, approved Giarratano for release. (Lindy Keast Rodman/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)
November 21, 2017 - 11:54 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia death row inmate who came within two days of being executed before his sentence was commuted decades ago amid questions about his guilt was granted parole. The Virginia State Parole Board on Monday approved Joseph Giarratano's release, The Richmond Times-Dispatch...
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November 21, 2017 - 11:51 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More charges have been filed against the former manager of a small-town Missouri Dairy Queen accused of bullying a teenage employee so relentlessly that he killed himself. A special prosecutor filed an amended criminal complaint Monday against Harley Branham, 22, of Fayette...
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FILE - In this 1969 file photo, Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)
November 21, 2017 - 2:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet he has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil, even in an age in which mass shootings leave dozens dead at a time. Manson, the hippie cult leader who died Sunday at 83,...
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FILE - In this June 10, 1981 file photo, convicted murderer Charles Manson is photographed during an interview with television talk show host Tom Snyder in a medical facility in Vacaville, Calif. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)
November 20, 2017 - 8:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet he has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil, even in an age in which mass shootings leave dozens dead at a time. Manson, the hippie cult leader who died Sunday at 83,...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2015 file photo, flowers and a portrait of Kate Steinle remain at a memorial site on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Attorneys were beginning their final arguments Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in the trial of Zarate, accused of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off a national immigration debate. The trial resumed Monday morning with instructions to the jury reminding them not to read newspapers or view social media while they are considering the case. (Paul Chinn /San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
November 20, 2017 - 8:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers painted the Mexican man on trial for killing a woman along a San Francisco pier as either a sick individual who brought a gun to the tourist spot in order to harm someone, or as a hapless homeless person who picked up an object he didn't know was a firearm until it went...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 1970 file photo, Charles Manson reacts to photographers as he goes to lunch after an outbreak in court that resulted in his ejection, along with three female co-defendants, in the Sharon Tate murder trial. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)
November 20, 2017 - 7:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cult leader Charles Manson, who directed his "family" to carry out a series of shocking murders in 1969 in a bid to start a race war he called "Helter Skelter," died of natural causes at 83. He collected a band of young followers in California before orchestrating the slayings of...
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