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A No Trespassing sign stands in front the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. A judge in Washington is halting for now the government’s planned Friday execution at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana of Keith Dwayne Nelson who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering at 10-year-old Kansas girl. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 27, 2020 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of federal appeals court judges is letting the U.S. government proceed with the planned execution of a man who kidnapped, raped and killed a 10-year-old Kansas girl. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday evening...
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FILE - In this file photo provided by the U.S. Army is Sgt. Elder Fernandes. Police say a body found near Fort Hood, Texas, is likely that of Fernandes. Temple police said late Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, that identification found with the body indicates the man may be Fernandes. Fernandes is the third soldier from Fort Hood to go missing in the past year. (U.S. Army via AP, File)
August 26, 2020 - 4:21 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An aunt of a soldier whose body is believed to have been found about 30 miles (48.28 kilometers) from the Texas base where he was stationed says her nephew had been happy in the Army up until a few months ago, when he reported being sexually assaulted by a superior. A body that...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2005 file photo Scott Peterson is escorted by two San Mateo County Sheriff deputies as he is walked from the jail to a waiting van in Redwood City, Calif. The California Supreme Court has overturned the 2005 death sentence for Peterson in the slaying of his pregnant wife. The court says prosecutors may try again for the same sentence if they wish in the high-profile case. It upheld his 2004 conviction of murdering Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant with their unborn son. (AP Photo/Justin Sullivan, Pool,File)
Associated Press
August 24, 2020 - 2:03 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Scott Peterson's conviction for killing his pregnant wife will stand, but the California Supreme Court on Monday overturned his 2005 death sentence in a case that attracted worldwide attention. The justices cited “significant errors" in jury selection in overturning the...
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Joseph James DeAngelo apologizes to his victims and the families of the victims he killed more than four decades ago, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. DeAngelo, 74, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, under a plea agreement that allowed him to avoid the death sentence. In June, DeAngelo, admitted killing 13 people and raping nearly 50 people in the 1970s and 1980s. The sentencing was held at the University Union, a large enough space so that people could maintain physical distance, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
Associated Press
August 21, 2020 - 5:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Just before receiving multiple consecutive life sentences, Joseph James DeAngelo, the former California police officer who lived a double life as the murderous sociopath dubbed the Golden State Killer, broke his silence to tell a hushed courtroom filled with victims and...
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August 21, 2020 - 1:18 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Navy intelligence specialist Colleen Grace was asleep on a remote air base in Iraq in 2019 when she was woken up by knocking on the door next to her room, and then a voice she recognized. The voice belonged to a Navy corpsman she knew. He was upset and speaking loudly to the...
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Picture of sexual assault suspect Jesse Lee Santos
NLVPD
Mitch Kelly
August 21, 2020 - 5:29 am
North Las Vegas police are looking for more possible victims of a local dance instructor who was arrested this week on numerous charges including sexual assault, lewdness with a minor, and intentional transmission of HIV.
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Facebook pages from Guo Wengui's account are seen on computer screens in Beijing on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. The self-exiled Chinese tycoon on whose 150-foot (45-meter) yacht President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, was arrested is a high-profile irritant to the ruling Communist Party. In June, Guo and Bannon announced the founding of the “Federal State of New China,” an initiative to “overthrow the Chinese government.” (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
August 21, 2020 - 2:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — The self-exiled Chinese tycoon on whose 150-foot (45-meter) yacht President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, was arrested is a high-profile irritant to the ruling Communist Party. Guo Wengui left China in 2014 during an anti-corruption crackdown led by President...
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Sandy James looks up from the podium as she makes her statement with Joseph James DeAngelo, known as the Golden State Killer, in the courtroom during the first day of victim impact statements Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. DeAngelo will be formally sentenced to life in prison Friday. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
August 19, 2020 - 12:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Victims of California serial killer and rapist Joseph DeAngelo want him locked away in a distant maximum security prison with other inmates since he isn't going to spend the rest of his life on death row. But they may not hold much sway over where the 74-year-old former...
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Dolly Kreis, the mother of Debbie Strauss, makes her statement as Joseph James DeAngelo, known as the Golden State Killer, is in the courtroom during the first day of victim impact statements Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. DeAngelo will be formally sentenced to life in prison Friday. He has admitted to 13 murders and nearly 50 rapes between 1975 and 1986. DeAngelo broke into Strauss' home and raped her in October 1977. Strauss died from cancer in 2006. Throughout each impact statement, DeAngelo did not make eye contact and stared at a wall away from the people and families he victimized. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
August 18, 2020 - 5:36 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Victim after victim lined up on Tuesday to describe Joseph DeAngelo as a “sick monster,” “horrible man” and “subhuman” who stole their innocence and changed their lives during a more than decade-long reign of rape and murder that earned him the nickname Golden State Killer...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. appears in court, in New York. Gooding is accused of raping a woman twice in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013, according to a lawsuit dated Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, but filed publicly Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. Attorney Mark Heller, who represents the 52-year-old actor, said the “alleged event never took place." (Alec Tabak/The Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
August 18, 2020 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is accused of raping a woman twice in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013, according to a lawsuit that escalates the severity of the growing number of claims against him. The lawsuit, dated Monday but filed publicly Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, alleged that...
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