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Dunkin' Worker Who Killed Customer Gets 2 Years House Arrest

Corey Pujols was called a racial slur by Tampa customer

(Newser) - Update: A Dunkin' employee who punched a customer, causing the man's death three days later, has been sentenced to two years of house arrest plus three years probation after pleading guilty to felony battery, reports the Tampa Bay Times . The charge was reduced from aggravated manslaughter under a plea...

Dad Whose Kids Died in Flood Charged With Manslaughter
Couple Whose Kids Died
in Flood Hear Their Fate
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Couple Whose Kids Died in Flood Hear Their Fate

Daniel Rawlings, who drove around barricade near swollen Arizona creek, and wife get probation

(Newser) - Update: The parents of two children killed after the father drove their military-style vehicle around a barricade and straight into a flooded creek in Arizona won't be serving jail time. People reports that Judge Timothy Wright sentenced Daniel Rawlings to 60 months of supervised probation and 1,000 hours...

In 5th Trial, Ex-Cop Convicted of Killing Daughter's Black Boyfriend

Shannon Kepler convicted of murder in federal trial

(Newser) - Update: A former Oklahoma police officer has been tried and convicted, again, in the 2014 killing of his daughter's Black boyfriend. Shannon Kepler, who was tried four times in state court, was convicted (this time in his first trial in federal court) of second-degree murder, the AP reports. He...

Arrests in Case of Women Who Were Left at Hospitals and Died

Christy Giles, Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola died in November

(Newser) - Three men have been arrested in the deaths of two women who were dropped at Los Angeles hospitals on the same day last month . Model and aspiring actress Christy Giles, 24, was pronounced dead Nov. 13, shortly after masked men in a black Toyota Prius without a license plate left...

He Died Chasing Men Who Stole His Laptop. Now, a Verdict

2 convicted on murder, manslaughter charges after 2019 Starbucks robbery led to death of Shuo Zeng

(Newser) - Update: Two men have been convicted in a 2019 laptop robbery at a Bay Area Starbucks that left a research engineer dead. The Mercury News reports a jury on Wednesday found 24-year-old Byron Reed guilty of second-degree murder, and 20-year-old Kejuan Wiggins guilty of voluntary manslaughter, in the Dec. 31,...

It Happened 'in Just 8 Minutes.' Now, a Cop Charged

DA: Kenneth Cha shot unarmed man in 2017; the man died last January

(Newser) - For just the second time, an on-duty law enforcement officer in San Francisco is being prosecuted for a homicide, according to the district attorney's office. Officer Kenneth Cha faces charges of voluntary manslaughter and assault with a semiautomatic firearm, among others, after allegedly shooting an unarmed Sean Moore—who...

Cop Gets Nearly 5 Years for Killing 911 Caller

Mohamed Noor shot Justine Damond when responding to her call in Minneapolis

(Newser) - A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison—the maximum allowed for manslaughter after his murder conviction was overturned in the case, per the AP . Mohamed...

Mother Convicted in 1981 Death of Newborn Left in Field

Theresa Bentaas, who allegedly said she was 'young and stupid,' faces life in prison

(Newser) - Update: A South Dakota woman has been convicted in the death of her newborn son, found alone in a cornfield 40 years ago. Theresa Bentaas, 60, of Sioux Falls, entered what's known as an Alford plea to manslaughter charges, a move in which she technically admits no guilt, reports...

Partner of Lord's Son Charged With Killing Cop

Canada's Jasmine Hartin accused of accidentally shooting Belizean police officer in the head

(Newser) - The daughter-in-law of a British-Belizean billionaire has been charged with shooting a police officer in the head in Belize. Jasmine Hartin—the wife of Lord Michael Ashcroft's youngest son, Andrew, himself a well-known property developer in Belize—was charged Monday with manslaughter by negligence in the death of police...

Trial Date Set for Ex-Cop Who Shot Daunte Wright

Kim Potter's trial for second-degree manslaughter to begin Dec. 6

(Newser) - A Minnesota judge has found probable cause to support the second-degree manslaughter charge against former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, who's accused of fatally shooting Daunte Wright during an April 11 traffic stop , setting the stage for a December trial. "I think it's to the benefit...

Man Accused of Running Over His Kids With Backhoe

Texas father Vijender Chauhan charged with manslaughter

(Newser) - Two young children are dead in Texas, where their father is charged with killing them with a backhoe. Vijender Chauhan, 40, had been driving a John Deere backhoe close to his home near Roanoke on Saturday evening "with multiple children and adults riding on various moving parts" of the...

Online Model's Husband Sentenced to 16 Years

'Kitty Kat West' was found dead outside couple's home

(Newser) - An Alabama judge rejected pleas for leniency from the victim's mother and 15-year-old daughter and sentenced former campus police officer and Army veteran William Jeffrey West to 16 years in prison Monday. West was convicted in November last year of reckless manslaughter in the death of his wife , Kathleen...

6 Guilty in Deaths of 39 Who Suffocated in Truck

'They were treated worse than cattle'

(Newser) - With double the usual number of migrants packed into a sealed refrigeration container to be smuggled into Britain from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, truck company owner Ronan Hughes warned driver Maurice Robinson via text that he should stop and give them air when he left the port in England....

Founder of Beach Apparel Firm Now an Accused Killer
Beach Apparel Entrepreneur
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Beach Apparel Entrepreneur Accused in Teen's Death

Michael Hutto claims to have accidentally shot 18-year-old girlfriend

(Newser) - The 54-year-old founder of beach apparel brand Salt Life has been arrested after his 18-year-old girlfriend was found shot to death in a luxury oceanfront hotel room in Florida. According to an affidavit, Michael Troy Hutto claims to have accidentally killed Lora Grace Duncan of Lake City, Fla., in a...

She Was Killed by a Falling Log. Now, a Guilty Plea

Jordan Buckley, 17, admits to involuntary manslaughter in death of 44-year-old photographer

(Newser) - A 17-year-old who pushed a log off a cliff at an Ohio park over Labor Day weekend last year, killing a mom of four, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Jordan Buckley, who'd originally faced murder and reckless homicide charges, put in his plea last Friday regarding the death...

Grand Jury Doesn't Buy White Bar Owner's Claim

Jake Gardner is charged with manslaughter in May 30 shooting death of James Scurlock

(Newser) - A white Nebraska bar owner says he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed a young Black protester in the spring on the streets of Omaha, claiming the protester had put him in a chokehold. A grand jury, however, felt otherwise. Ex-Marine Jake Gardner, 38, was charged on...

Arrest in 'Great Mystery of Fayette County'

Ex-boyfriend charged in 1986 death of Denise Pflum, 18

(Newser) - An ex-boyfriend has been charged in the death of an Indiana teen last seen more than three decades ago. Denise Pflum, 18, disappeared from Connersville in March 1986, shortly after splitting with her boyfriend of three years, Shawn McClung, in what Sheriff Joey Laughlin calls "the great mystery of...

Porn Star Arrested in Deadly Toad Venom Case

Nacho Vidal is manslaughter suspect after photographer dies after reported shamanic ritual

(Newser) - Last July, fashion photographer Jose Luis Abad died in Spain after authorities say he inhaled vapors from toad venom during a shamanic ritual. Now, the Guardian and BBC report three people have been arrested, including a porn star who hawks penis-shaped candles on Twitter . Nacho Vidal (real name: Ignacio Jorda...

Judge: This Case 'Takes the Cake as Far as Being Bizarre'

SC woman admits killing husband with eye drops

(Newser) - Lana Sue Clayton claimed she poisoned her husband with Visine eye drops to make him "uncomfortable" and teach him a lesson after years of abuse. Prosecutors said the 53-year-old grandmother—who hid husband Steven Clayton's phone while he was dying—killed the wealthy retired businessman because she wanted...

'One of Canada's Most Gruesome Killings' Ends in Surprise Verdict

Zhao Li escapes murder ruling, found guilty of manslaughter instead

(Newser) - A two-year-plus trial that drew much media attention has ended in Canada, with a verdict that's shocked many. On Tuesday, a judge on British Columbia's Supreme Court found 59-year-old Zhao Li guilty not of murder, but of manslaughter for killing and dismembering his millionaire cousin, 41-year-old Gang Yuan,...

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