Violent crime

January 12, 2021 - 1:12 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown out the manslaughter conviction for the man who shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith to death in 2016. Monday's order in favor of Cardell Hayes had been expected. In December 2017, a jury convicted Hayes by a vote of 10-2 on charges of manslaughter and...
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December 24, 2020 - 3:06 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The NFL says it is honoring Curtis Flowers, a Black man from Mississippi who was imprisoned more than 22 years and was freed in late 2019, months after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out the last of his several convictions in a quadruple murder case. The NFL says players are...
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December 05, 2020 - 5:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former NFL player Vontaze Burfict, a linebacker who in 2019 received the most severe punishment in league history for an on-field infraction, was arrested Saturday in Las Vegas, according to court records. Online records for Las Vegas Justice Court said Burfict was arrested on a...
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Edinburg's Emmanuel Duron is escorted out of the stadium by police after charging a referee during a high school football zone play-in game against Pharr-San Juan-Alamo on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)
December 04, 2020 - 4:38 pm
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A Texas high school football player who ran onto the field and blindsided a referee who had ejected him from a game was charged with assault Friday and his team has been taken out of the playoffs. Senior defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron of Edinburg High School appeared in...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2020 file photo, a mourner signs a tribute wall during a memorial service for former Indiana University football player Chris Beaty in Indianapolis. A man has been charged in the killing of Beaty in downtown Indianapolis in May during unrest following the death of George Floyd, prosecutors said Thursday Dec. 3, 2020. Marcus Anderson has been charged with murder, felony murder, robbery and pointing a firearm for his suspected role in the death of Beaty and three downtown robberies, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office said. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy File)
December 03, 2020 - 4:01 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man has been charged in the killing of former Indiana University football player and businessman Chris Beaty in downtown Indianapolis in May during unrest following the death of George Floyd, prosecutors said Thursday. Marcus Anderson has been charged with murder, felony...
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November 25, 2020 - 12:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas State defensive back Khambrail Winters has been fatally shot in San Marcos, Texas, and two men have been arrested and charged in the killing, officials said Wednesday. Police officers responded to calls of shots fired at the Lodge Apartments in San Marcos on Tuesday...
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October 29, 2020 - 8:26 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been charged in a traffic crash that killed a longtime police captain who was the father of New England Patriots running back James White. Authorities said Thursday that 32-year-old Daniel Tucker Chamblin of Hollywood surrendered and was being held in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws a pass against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King moved a change of plea hearing from June 18 to July 1, 2020, for Daniel Rippy. Rippy is accused of making an "electronic communication" threat from California during this game between Ohio State and the University of Michigan threatening a shooting and vowing to hurt players on the football team. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
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October 27, 2020 - 12:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man’s threats to harm college football players because they beat his favored team epitomized “fandom spiraled out of control,” something that can't be ignored in the age of mass shootings, a federal judge said Tuesday as he handed down sentence of one year and a...
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FILE — In this file photo taken Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014, South African soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa, is photographed in Johannesburg. Six years and one day since Meyiwa was fatally shot at his celebrity girlfriend's house, five men accused of being part of a plot to assassinate him in an organized "hit" appeared in a courtroom Tuesday, Oc. 27, 2020, only for the case to be beset again by confusion and doubt. (AP Photo/File)
October 27, 2020 - 12:21 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six years and one day since South Africa's popular national soccer team captain was fatally shot at his celebrity girlfriend's house, five men accused of being part of a plot to assassinate him appeared in a courtroom Tuesday only for the case to be beset by confusion...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2008, file photo, former NFL football player Dana Stubblefield leaves a federal courthouse in San Francisco. Stubblefield was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, for raping a prospective babysitter at his Morgan Hill home five years earlier. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 22, 2020 - 7:31 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Thursday for raping a developmentally disabled woman who prosecutors said he lured to his home with the promise of a babysitting job. The sentence was issued by a judge in San Jose after...
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