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Texas man, on death row for decapitating lover's 3 kids, loses appeal

HOUSTON — The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal Wednesday from a 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on death row for stabbing and beheading his common-law wife’s three children 15 years ago. 356 more words

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Ex-Marine, previously convicted of killing 3 women, found guilty of murdering 5 more in California

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A convicted Illinois killer was found guilty Wednesday of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago. 336 more words

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Man called 911 while killing teen with hammer, knife but cops never came: DA

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man accused of killing a teenager with a hammer and knife — and later burning the body — called police during the attack to make it seem like someone broke into the house, but officers never arrived, prosecutors said in court documents Wednesday. 331 more words

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Eyeing mass-casualty attacks, anti-terrorist measures stepped up for Calgary events

Amid a string of mass casualty incidents across Europe and North America, efforts to prevent them in Calgary will become more visible, the head of the city’s emergency agency said Wednesday. 478 more words

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Three more teens charged in vehicular homicide of Maryland cop

TOWSON, Md. — A day after a 16-year-old suspect was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly accelerating a stolen Jeep at a Maryland police officer and fatally running her down, three more teenagers were charged Wednesday as adults in her death. 894 more words

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Could U.S. sports-betting ruling invalidate death penalty?

MONTPELIER, Vt. — In an apparently novel legal argument, lawyers for a Vermont man facing a second federal death penalty trial are using a recent U.S. 531 more words

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Mentally disabled man freed 20 years after wrongful conviction in pizza delivery murder case

A mentally disabled man walked free Tuesday after 20 years in prison for a killing his attorneys say he didn’t commit, under a plea agreement that blames him for obstructing justice by falsely confessing to the crime. 611 more words

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