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Ex-Cop in Walter Scott Shooting Gets 20 Years

Judge ruled Michael Slager committed second-degree murder

(Newser) - A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. Before US District Judge David Norton announced the... More »

Cops: Man Dies After Punch to Face in Popeyes Parking Lot

Police say suspect, victim were in fight over beer

(Newser) - Authorities say a man punched in the face during an argument over beer has died after the fight outside a Florida restaurant, the AP reports. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 34-year-old James R. Allen faces a second-degree murder charge stemming from the incident Oct. 20 in the parking lot of... More »

Teens Accused of Throwing Deadly Rock Face Life in Prison

'I just hope they realize … how many lives they tore apart'

(Newser) - Five Michigan teens who allegedly killed a 32-year-old father with a rock thrown from a highway overpass will remain in custody. On Tuesday, a judge refused bail for the five teens, aged 15 to 17, who have all pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and other... More »

Teens' Actions 'Not a Prank. It's Second-Degree Murder'

Michigan teens have been charged after rocks thrown from highway overpass

(Newser) - Police in Michigan say prosecutors are "throwing the book" at five teenagers accused of throwing a rock from a highway overpass, killing a construction worker who was on his way home to his fiancee and their 5-year-old son. Kyle Anger, 17; Mark Sekelsky, 16; Mikadyn Payne, 16; Alexzander Miller,... More »

Cops: Man Killed Girlfriend's Son, Then Pawned Her Stuff

David Earl Vickers fatally beat toddler, police say

(Newser) - An unimaginable story out of Florida, where a 31-year-old man is accused of fatally beating his girlfriend's 17-month-old son—then stealing her belongings and pawning them off while she was at the hospital with the dying toddler. David Earl Vickers called 911 on Aug. 21 to report the boy,... More »

Wedding Ends With Caterer's Murder

Tyonne Johns stabbed to death in Virginia; teenage park worker is charged

(Newser) - The wedding meal in a Virginia park Saturday went off without a hitch, but afterward it turned deadly: Police say 35-year-old caterer Tyonne Johns was loading folding chairs into a company vehicle when 19-year-old park employee Kempton Bonds began arguing that the chairs were the property of the Fairfax County... More »

Cops: Woman Drove SUV Off a Cliff to Kill Twin

Alexandria Duval has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder

(Newser) - A woman has been charged with her twin's murder after allegedly driving an SUV off a seaside cliff in Maui. Police say Alexandria Duval, 37, was driving a Ford Explorer that went through a rock wall, plunging 200 feet onto rocks on May 29. She was flown to a... More »

The Country's Youngest Murderer Will Soon Be Free

Curtis Fairchild Jones pleaded guilty to murder in 1999—at the age of 12

(Newser) - If Curtis Fairchild Jones walks out of South Bay Correctional Facility as scheduled Tuesday, it'll mark the end of a 16-year chapter for a man who, as a boy, became America's youngest murderer. On Jan. 6, 1999 , Curtis, 12, and his 13-year-old sister Catherine shot and killed their... More »

Cops Bust Man Suspected of Posting Pics of Slain GF

David Michael Kalac was taken into custody near Portland

(Newser) - David Michael Kalac, 33, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder outside Portland, Ore. His girlfriend, 30-year-old Amber Lynn Coplin, was found dead in her apartment near Seattle Tuesday, hours after someone claiming to be the killer anonymously posted graphic photos of her body to Imgur and 4chan, reports... More »

Man to Stand Trial For Shooting Girl on Front Step

Defense fails to get charges against Theodore Wafer dropped

(Newser) - A judge today bound Theodore Wafer over for trial on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges for killing an unarmed teenager. The ruling came after a two-day hearing to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to charge Wafer, the Detroit News explains. The 54-year-old Michigan man doesn't deny that he... More »

Man Charged With Killing of Teen Seeking Help

Theodore Wafer accused of 2nd-degree murder in death of Renisha McBride

(Newser) - The man who shot a 19-year-old in the face after she knocked on his door seeking help after a car accident will be charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced today. Officials are asking Theodore Wafer, 54, to turn himself in, and they expect to... More »

Man Convicted in Slaying of Redskins Star

Eric Rivera Jr. was 17 at time of burglary gone wrong

(Newser) - A South Florida jury has convicted a 23-year-old man of second-degree murder in the 2007 killing of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a botched home burglary. The jury reached its verdict after deliberating about 16 hours over several days in the case of Eric Rivera Jr. They also found... More »

12-Year-Old Convicted for Murder of Neo-Nazi Dad

Jeff Hall's hate group affiliation not a motive

(Newser) - A California judge today found a 12-year-old boy guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of his father, who was a leader in the neo-Nazi movement. The boy, who isn't being named due to his age, shot his father, 32-year-old Jeff Hall, in the head when he was 10.... More »

Prosecutors Release Zimmerman Witness List

Audio experts, Trayvon Martin's family on the list

(Newser) - Prosecutors gave the public a small, censored look at their case against George Zimmerman yesterday, delivering an eight-page list of witnesses it intends to call to the stand and evidence it intends to use. It also sent evidence to Zimmerman's defense team, though the team would say only that... More »

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