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Murder Prosecutions

DNA Test Reveals Exonerated Man Actually Raped and Murdered Victim

In the New York case, Mr. Hayes pleaded guilty to manslaughter, arson and burglary in 2004. He was sentenced to 15 to 45 years in prison and is eligible for parole in 2025.

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Washington, DC, Police Close 1990s Serial Rape Case After Forensic Genealogy Investigation

On Wednesday morning, authorities arrested Giles Daniel Warrick, 60. Police attribute 10 attacks in all to the suspect; they have charged him in eight, including first-degree murder and rape.

Florida Detectives Hope Amazon Echo Recordings Could Solve Bizarre Murder Case

According to a search warrant, Hallandale Beach Police asked a judge to order Amazon to turn over audio recordings from a pair of Amazon Echo Dot devices in the condo Silvia Galva Crespo shared with her husband, Adam Crespo. Detectives indicate in the warrant that they believe the devices might have captured audio of what led up to and what occurred during her death.

Jury Finds Five Gang Members Guilty in Slaying of Young NYPD Explorer

Five gang members were convicted of first-degree murder Friday for killing a 15-year-old aspiring New York Police Department officer on the night of June 20, 2018.

Proposed California Legislation Would Limit Who Can Be Charged with Felony Murder

The California legislature has sent to the governor proposed legislation that would significantly limit who can be charged under the felony murder rule—under which defendants can be convicted of first-degree murder if a victim dies during the commission of a felony, "even if the defendant did not intend to kill or did not know a homicide occurred."

Police: Road Rage Led to Shooting Death of Colorado Boy, Injuries to 3 Others

Authorities say the slain boy's mother and brother remain in critical condition. A man unrelated to the family also was shot but was less seriously injured.

Toronto Van Attack Suspect Charged with Murder

Alek Minassian, the man accused of plowing into Toronto pedestrians with a rented van on Monday, was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder.

Woman Now Faces First-Degree Murder in MO Officer's Slaying

Tammy Dee Widger's charges in the fatal shooting of Clinton, MO, Officer Ryan Morton last month have been amended and now include first-degree murder.

NYC Terror Suspect Indicted on Murder, Terror Charges

The man accused of driving a truck through a bike lane in downtown New York City on Halloween was indicted in federal court Tuesday.

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Suspect in New Orleans Officer's Death Declared Incompetent for Trial

A man on trial in the death of a New Orleans police officer was declared incompetent to stand trial Thursday — a day after he smuggled feces into the courtroom and smeared them on his face and mouth during jury selection.

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