Homicide

FILE - In this July 17, 2015 file photo, flowers and a portrait of Kate Steinle remain at a memorial site on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Attorneys were beginning their final arguments Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in the trial of Zarate, accused of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off a national immigration debate. The trial resumed Monday morning with instructions to the jury reminding them not to read newspapers or view social media while they are considering the case. (Paul Chinn /San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:21 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration. Jurors started deliberating Tuesday after prosecutors and defense attorneys...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017 file photo, two women embrace outside Rancho Tehama Elementary School, where a gunman opened fire in Corning, Calif. Sheriff's deputies responded 21 times in the last year to calls involving a California man who had been feuding with his neighbors before he committed a shooting rampage last week, killing five people and wounding at least eight others. . (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 21, 2017 - 9:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed among the gunman and his neighbors on a dirt road in a tiny rural community in Northern California. Tehama County sheriff's deputies received 21 calls in the past year from Kevin Neal and other...
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November 21, 2017 - 6:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A 22-count indictment was returned Tuesday against a New Jersey man in the slayings of eight people during a truck attack on a bike path in New York City. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, of Paterson, was charged in Manhattan federal court with providing material support to the Islamic State...
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November 21, 2017 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A 22-count indictment has been returned charging a man in the slayings of eight people during a truck attack on a bike path in New York City. Sayfullo Saipov (sy-foo-LOH' sah-YEE'-pawf) was indicted Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. He was arrested after people were run over by a...
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November 21, 2017 - 5:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In some versions of a story Nov. 20 about the trial of a Mexican man charged with killing a woman in San Francisco, The Associated Press reported erroneously a timeline used in the closing by the defendant's attorney. The defense for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate said video evidence...
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This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Patricia Diocson, arrested in the November 2017 death of her 80-year-old grandfather Robert Girard, after police say she confessed to stabbing him 41 times in the home they shared because she says he was abusive to her. Diocson is charged with murder, possession of an instrument of crime and related charges. (Philadelphia Police Department via AP)
November 21, 2017 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 21-year-old woman has been arrested in the death of her 80-year-old grandfather after police say she stabbed him 41 times in the home they shared last week because she says he was abusive to her. Patricia Diocson is charged with murder and possession of an instrument of crime...
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FILE - In this 1991 file photo, Joseph M. Giarratano, who was stabbed on July 4, 1996, at Buckingham Correctional Center, speaks with members of the media in Buckingham, Va. Giarratano, who had his sentence commuted to life in prison more than two decades ago, has been granted parole. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Virginia State Parole Board on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, approved Giarratano for release. (Lindy Keast Rodman/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)
November 21, 2017 - 12:54 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia death row inmate who came within two days of being executed before his sentence was commuted decades ago amid questions about his guilt was granted parole. The Virginia State Parole Board on Monday approved Joseph Giarratano's release, The Richmond Times-Dispatch...
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November 21, 2017 - 12:51 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More charges have been filed against the former manager of a small-town Missouri Dairy Queen accused of bullying a teenage employee so relentlessly that he killed himself. A special prosecutor filed an amended criminal complaint Monday against Harley Branham, 22, of Fayette...
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November 21, 2017 - 7:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a woman found dead after she vanished while jogging watched in tears as lawyers played a taped confession of the man accused of killing her. Chanel Lewis has been charged with murder in the 2016 death of Karina Vetrano. He has pleaded not guilty, and his attorneys say...
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FILE - In this 1969 file photo, Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)
November 21, 2017 - 3:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet he has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil, even in an age in which mass shootings leave dozens dead at a time. Manson, the hippie cult leader who died Sunday at 83,...
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