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Wife Charged in Fatal Crash That Killed Husband

Jennie Jones-Hurdlow allegedly forced her husband off the road

(Newser) - Police say an Arizona woman faces manslaughter charges for chasing down her husband in her SUV, causing him to crash his Harley-Davidson into a light post, the AP reports. Police say 37-year-old Jennie Jones-Hurdlow is responsible for the death of her husband, 51-year-old Brian Hurdlow, following a fight that began... More »

She Was in Love and Expecting. Now She's 'Living a Nightmare'

Kristian Guerrero is warning people not to drink and drive

(Newser) - Everything was going right for Kristian Guerrero. She was married to an "amazing" man, Fabian, with whom she was expecting a child this December. Then came the unthinkable: While driving in San Marcos, Texas, on Aug. 2—the same day Fabian's US residency was approved, per Inside Edition... More »

Mom, 62, Charged After Son Fatally Beats Her Newborn

Kathleen Steele left kids inside van, say police

(Newser) - The fact that a 62-year-old woman recently gave birth to a daughter is newsworthy—as is the fact that she left that newborn and two sons, aged 3 and 6, alone in a locked van for 38 minutes while she was inside a store. But that's just the beginning... More »

Va. Cop Guilty in Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen

Stephen Rankin plans to appeal manslaughter conviction

(Newser) - A former Portsmouth, Va., police officer was found guilty of manslaughter Thursday after shooting an unarmed black teen last year—the second fatal shooting of his career. Though Stephen Rankin was charged with first-degree murder, a jury convicted him of the lesser charge and recommended he spend two and a... More »

Time Might Be Running Out in 'Suicide-by-Text' Case

There's a chance prosecutors will need to put Michelle Carter on trial by Aug. 11

(Newser) - Time could be running out for Massachusetts prosecutors seeking to put a teenager on trial for encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life by sending him dozens of text messages and telling him to "get back in" a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes, the AP reports. Michelle... More »

Cop Charged With Murder in Death of Florida Musician

Corey Jones was waiting with his broken-down car when he was shot

(Newser) - A Florida police officer was arrested on manslaughter and murder charges Wednesday in the October shooting death of a musician whose car had broken down on the highway, ABC News reports. A grand jury found Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja's shooting of 31-year-old Corey Jones wasn't... More »

Cops: Hubby Fatally Beat Man Trying to Rape His Wife

'Any husband would do the same thing,' says son

(Newser) - Relatives say a 61-year-old man initially charged with manslaughter was only protecting his wife from a would-be rapist when he fatally beat a man in a Bronx apartment building Monday. Mamadou Diallo was outside when 43-year-old Earl Nash got inside the building around 9:30pm and began knocking on doors... More »

Reserve Deputy Who Says He Mistook Handgun for Stun Gun Gets 4 Years

He killed a suspect who was restrained and unarmed

(Newser) - A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who said he mistook his handgun for his stun gun when he fatally shot an unarmed suspect last year was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison, the AP reports. A judge gave Robert Bates, 74, the maximum penalty recommended by jurors who... More »

Restaurateur on Trial Over Deadly Curry

Prosecutors say he subbed in peanuts to save money, never told customers

(Newser) - A most unusual manslaughter trial is unfolding in the UK, one that revolves around "death by curry," as a post at Munchies puts it. Prosecutors accuse restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman of subbing in peanuts for almonds in his ground mix to save money and deliberately concealing the switch... More »

Flint Investigators: Manslaughter Charges Possible

Other criminal charges, civil actions could also emerge, AG-appointed team says

(Newser) - Michigan AG Bill Schuette formed a nine-person team in January to look into the Flint water crisis —including an ex-FBI head who came out of retirement for "the biggest case in the history of the state of Michigan," per MLive.com . Now the team's special counsel... More »

Cops: Dad Smothered Son While Playing Video Games

Boy, 6, suffocated on Christmas Eve

(Newser) - Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida boy is dead after his father pinned him against a couch while the man and his girlfriend played video games Christmas Eve. Local media outlets report that 31-year-old James Dearman was charged Thursday with aggravated manslaughter of a child. A Sarasota County Sheriff's Office... More »

Why a Christmas Eve 1955 Death Still Matters

Jacqueline Smith's abortion was performed illegally in an apartment

(Newser) - In the 1950s, when abortions were rarely sanctioned and only when a committee of doctors approved them, somewhere between 200,000 and 1.2 million illegal abortions were performed every year. One such case in particular grabbed grim headlines across the country: A young woman by the name of Jacqueline... More »

Judge Turns Down Boy's Plea to Keep Mom in Jail

Judge agrees to Shannon Smith's early release next December

(Newser) - "Hopefully she can start to mend her relationships and reunite with her children," Shannon Smith's lawyer said Wednesday after an Ohio judge granted her early release from prison, where she's serving 10 years for the slaying of her children's father. Smith's 10-year-old son, Bradyn—... More »

Boy Tells Judge Why Mom Should Stay in Jail

'I have seen what she did to my dad,' 10-year-old writes

(Newser) - Bradyn Takach's mother is in prison and that's exactly where the 10-year-old Ohio boy wants her to stay. In a letter to a judge in Warren County, Bradyn explains why he doesn't want Shannon Smith to be awarded early release at a hearing this week, WLWT reports.... More »

Teen Recounts Deadly Church Beating

He testifies that ordeal lasted more than 6 hours

(Newser) - His voice barely audible in court, 17-year-old Christopher Leonard gave his first public account Wednesday of the violence last week that sent him to the hospital and killed his 19-year-old brother Lucas . He testified that after an eight-hour Sunday service Oct. 11, pastor Tiffanie Irwin asked the Leonard family and... More »

Cops: Teen Beaten to Death at Church 'Counseling Session'

6 church members—including victim's parents—arrested

(Newser) - Six members of a mysterious church in upstate New York were arrested Monday after a 19-year-old man died following a severe beating during a "counseling session," CBS News reports. Among the arrested were the victim's mother, father, and sister. His 17-year-old brother had also been beaten and... More »

Teen Dies After Parents' 'Lesson About Drinking'

Couple charged with involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - The mother and stepfather of 16-year-old Kendal Ball claim they were trying to teach him "a lesson about alcohol," but it was a lesson that killed him. Prosecutors say the Lyman, Wyo., teen died of acute alcohol poisoning after joining stepfather Joseph Richardson and a friend for a... More »

Prosecutors: Teen Who Encouraged Boyfriend's Suicide Sent These Texts

Prosecutors release texts to support manslaughter charge

(Newser) - "You can't think about it," 17-year-old Michelle Carter allegedly texted her boyfriend the day he killed himself. "You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don't get why you aren't." After Carter's defense team asked... More »

Sheriff: Caitlyn Jenner Should Face Manslaughter

Department will recommend vehicular charge after fatal accident

(Newser) - Is jail in Caitlyn Jenner's future? The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has wrapped up its investigation of a fatal car accident and thinks Jenner should be charged with vehicular manslaughter. The department will make the recommendation to the local DA, who will have the final say. Investigators... More »

Prosecutors: Man Shot Pal by Mistake While Smoking Pot

Chicago 23-year-old forgot gun he was holding had one bullet in the chamber, they say

(Newser) - A night hanging out with friends ended in tragedy for two Chicago 23-year-olds in February, and now one of the men is facing involuntary manslaughter charges, the Chicago Tribune reports. Prosecutors say Antonio Lampley, Derrius Drakes, and other pals were hanging out in a car near Lampley's Roseland home... More »

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