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Baltimore fires police commissioner who failed to curb murder rate

(Reuters) - Baltimore's mayor, citing a lack of progress in curbing violent crime in a city that had a historic murder rate last year, on Friday fired the city's police commissioner and named a 30-year veteran of the department to lead it.

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Colorado Woman Charged In Father's Murder After Body Found Encased In Concrete

A Colorado woman was charged with murder after police found her 69-year-old father's body encased in a concrete inside his Denver home. Dayna Jennings, 44, was arrested Jan. 10 in the death of her father William Mussack, the 17th Judicial District A

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'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims.

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Phoenix police: Double-killing suspect tied to 7 more deaths

Phoenix police suspect a convicted felon charged with murder in the killing of his mother and stepfather may have committed seven other killings.

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Former Las Vegas Police Officer Arrested In 1997 Cold Case Murder

A former Las Vegas police officer was arrested this week in connection to a 20-year-old murder. Arthur Lee Sewall Jr., 51, was charged with raping and killing Nadia Iverson, who was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in 1997, according to the Las V

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Officials: Inmate serving life sentence jumps to his death

Officials say an inmate serving a life sentence for a 1989 murder jumped to his death from the second floor of a housing unit at a Pennsylvania prison.

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Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Police discovered the weapon used to murder a Canadian teen in a photo she took with her friend.

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Colorado man's body found encased in concrete in crawl space

A woman has been charged with murder after her father's body was found encased in concrete in the crawl space under his home in a Denver suburb.

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Blaze Bernstein Update: Samuel Woodward Charged With University Of Pennsylvania Student’s Murder

The suspect arrested in the death of University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein was formally charged Wednesday. Samuel Woodward, 20, was charged with felony murder, according to a complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court.

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Texas man pleads guilty in fatal Oklahoma highway shootings

A Texas man accused of killing two people as he drunkenly shot at vehicles while driving along a freeway in Oklahoma is in court to face murder charges.

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California suspect calls slain deputy's partner 'coward'

The suspect being tried in the slayings of two Northern California sheriff's deputies called one slain officer's partner a "coward" and repeatedly and profanely interrupted the start of his murder trial Tuesday.

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Michigan woman faces charges in death of 2nd infant

A northern Michigan woman has been charged with murder in the death of her second infant in five years.

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Florida Woman Becomes Victim Of Mistaken Identity In Murder-For-Hire Plot

A murder-for-hire plot went terribly wrong when the hired killers kidnapped and killed the wrong woman, police officials said.  The incident took place in Florida where a couple tied and duct-taped a woman and killed her even after realizing that they

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Oklahoma Mother Found Guilty Of Killing Daughter With Crucifix

An Oklahoma woman was found guilty of beating her daughter and shoving a crucifix and medallion down her throat, ultimately leading to her death. She was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday after going through a trial. The suspect identifie

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California man cops to quarter-century-old slaying, saying God prompted his confession

A California man confessed to a 25-year-old unsolved murder in a televised interview, saying God urged him to come forward.

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Man indicted in fatal stabbings of his daughter, her mother

A prosecutor says a man charged in the Ohio stabbing deaths of his 4-year-old daughter and her mother has been indicted on aggravated murder charges and could be sentenced to the death penalty if convicted.

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Murder Suspect Jonathan Bennett Ambushes Police Officers, Dies Following Shootout

A man wanted for allegedly killing the mother of his infant daughter was shot dead Thursday night after he ambushed police officers outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police (CMPD) headquarters in North Carolina. Police were searching for Jonathan Bennett

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California man confesses to 1993 murder in tearful TV interview; police arrest three

In a riveting television moment this week, a California man shed tears and claimed that he murdered a teenager in Northern California nearly 25 years ago.

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Kaitlyn Conley Gets 23 Years In Prison For Killing Chiropractor

A 24-year-old Mohawk Valley woman was sentenced to 23 years in prison by an Oneida County Court in New York on Thursday for killing her boss. Kaitlyn Conley was convicted back in November by a jury which found her guilty of first-degree manslaugh

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North Carolina man suspected of murder dies in shootout after ambushing police officers, cops say

A North Carolina man suspected of killing a woman died early Friday from a gunshot wound sustained in a shootout with police outside a headquarters, authorities said.

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Trial begins of woman in slaying of daughter with crucifix

A murder trial has begun for an Oklahoma woman charged with killing her 33-year-old daughter by forcing a crucifix and medallion down her throat because she believed the woman was possessed by the devil.

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Daniel McCartney Update: Pierce County Deputy Murder Suspect Arrested

Police in Washington have arrested a man they believe was involved in the shooting of Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy, Daniel McCartney. 

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Mother allegedly kills husband and 2 sons in murder-suicide at Texas resort

A Texas woman fatally shot her husband and two kids before turning the gun on herself at a ritzy beach hotel, according to police.

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Man pleads not guilty to Meals on Wheels machete attack

A man accused of wielding a machete to attack a woman who was delivering meals for homeless people at a Vermont motel has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.

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