Violent crime

This undated photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. The parents of the visiting University of Illinois scholar who disappeared two years ago have arrived in Illinois from China for the murder trial of the man accused of abducting and killing her. Former Illinois student Brendt Christensen is charged with Zheng, whose body hasn't been found. He pleaded not guilty and his trial is set to begin Monday, June 3, 2019. (Courtesy of the University of Illinois Police Department via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 11:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements are set for a federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a visiting Chinese scholar. After opening remarks to jurors Wednesday morning in Peoria, in central Illinois, federal prosecutors will...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. The trial of an ex-University of Illinois grad charged with killing a Chinese scholar is the first federal death-penalty trial in Illinois since it abolished the death penalty and some activists aren't happy about it. Former Gov. George Ryan, who took the first step toward abolishing the state's death penalty by placing a moratorium on executions in Illinois in 2000, a year after the state's last execution, said the federal decision to hold a death penalty trial there subverted the will of the majority of the residents. The trial in which openings are set for Wednesday, June 12, highlights the rarity of such cases. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
June 10, 2019 - 5:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A perplexed prospective juror at the trial of a former graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China said during jury selection last week that she didn't understand how a conviction could carry the death penalty in Illinois when the...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, June 5, 2019 file photo, former critical care doctor William Husel is seen in a photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. A court on Wednesday, June 26 declined to pause proceedings in wrongful-death lawsuits against Husel, who is accused of ordering excessive painkiller doses for dozens of patients in the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System. (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 6:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor was charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who, authorities say, were killed with deliberate overdoses of painkillers, many of them administered by other medical workers on his orders. In one of the biggest cases of its kind ever...
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This undated family photo provided by Riccardo Holyfield shows his cousin, Reo Renee Holyfield. Her body was in a dumpster, and nobody found her for two weeks last fall. The slayings like Holyfield's that began in 2001 continued for years and remain unsolved. Now a national nonprofit group and a computer algorithm are helping detectives review the cases and revealing potential connections. The renewed investigation offers hope to the victims' relatives, some of whom have waited nearly two decades for answers. (Courtesy of Riccardo Holyfield via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 12:45 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The bodies turned up in some of Chicago's most derelict places: alleys, abandoned buildings, weed-choked lots and garbage containers. The victims were mostly black women who had been strangled or suffocated. Authorities believed many were prostitutes or drug addicts or both. There...
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This Saturday, May 25, 2019, booking photo provided by Cache County Sheriff's Office shows Alex Whipple. The search for a missing 5-year-old girl has stretched into a fourth day in Utah, with police saying Tuesday, May 28 that Whipple, her uncle, is the suspect in her disappearance. Whipple was arrested Saturday and is being held on an unrelated charge. (Cache County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 9:33 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A body believed to be a missing 5-year-old Utah girl was found Wednesday less than a block from her home, bringing a wide-ranging search to a grim close five days after the child was taken from her home and killed by her uncle, police said. The body believed to be Elizabeth "...
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This updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eight months in 1984 that terrorized the Tampa Bay area. He was sentenced to 401 years in prison, 28 life sentences and one death sentence. His execution is for the murder of 22-year-old Michelle Simms. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 6:08 pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women was executed Thursday. Inmate Bobby Joe Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, authorities said. The killer terrified the Tampa Bay...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Nathan Sutherland, who is charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix. Sutherland has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 20, 2019 - 5:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. A lawyer for Nathan Sutherland says in an...
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CORRECTS VICTIM'S LAST NAME TO OCHOA-LOPEZ INSTEAD OF OCHOA-URIOSTEGUI - Chicago police watch over a home in Chicago, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, where Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was found strangled and her baby cut from her womb. Police and family members said Ochoa-Lopez went to the home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 7:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The grisly act is rare, yet it's common enough to have a name: fetal abduction. The latest case out of Chicago — in which 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was strangled and her baby cut from her womb — has similarities to many of the roughly 30 similar crimes carried out over the last...
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Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks through the skyway with his attorney Thomas Plunkett, right, on the way to court for the verdict Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn. The Minneapolis police officer was convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached his squad car minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape behind her home. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 7:41 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer was convicted of third-degree murder Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached his squad car minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape, a rare guilty verdict for an officer asserting he faced a life-or-death situation...
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Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, from South Bend, Indiana, and civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, right, President of National Action Network, hold a lunch meeting at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem, New York, Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, Pool)
April 30, 2019 - 4:51 pm
A Michigan college student says pro-Trump agitators recruited him to falsely claim he was raped by Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, then published the smear without his permission. Hunter Kelly, a 21-year-old gay Trump supporter, said conservative activists Jacob Wohl and Jack...
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