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A man condemned for his role in a quadruple killing that followed a dispute over a pickup truck was put to death Thursday in Alabama after declining to make any last-minute appeals.
by Jay Reeves, Associated Press
5.17.2019
8:48am
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A Houston-area police officer knew his neighbor suffered from mental illness and should have offered assistance when that was apparent, but instead he fatally shot the 44-year-old woman, a lawyer for the victim's family said Thursday.
by John L. Mone and Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press
5.17.2019
8:33am
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The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published Thursday.
by Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
5.17.2019
8:26am
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A Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman has been charged with killing at least six other elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole, authorities said Thursday.
by David Warren, Associated Press
5.16.2019
5:49pm
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A jury began deliberating Thursday whether to reorder the execution of a three-time murderer who’s been on Nevada’s death row for 34 years.
by Scott Sonner, Associated Press
5.16.2019
5:36pm
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A traditional mugshot is inherently two-dimensional, and doesn’t readily allow for comparison with images such as surveillance camera footage from a high angle. A new photogrammetric system creates a 3D composite for investigators to use as an...
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A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police and family members said.
by Caryn Rousseau and Don Babwin, Associated Press
5.16.2019
12:39pm
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Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. and European authorities...
by Eric Tucker, Associated Press
5.16.2019
12:36pm
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Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states.
by Anthony Izaguirre and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
5.16.2019
12:30pm
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New technology allows investigators to examine fingerprints that were once considered too old or compromised to analyze. A vacuum metal deposition instrument is now in the hands of Cumberland County to better collect fingerprints and DNA.
by Michella Drapac, ABC27/WHTM
5.16.2019
12:22pm
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Investigators who were "thwarted" during earlier investigations of child sexual abuse by priests on Wednesday searched the offices of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas to obtain evidence of sexual misconduct, according to a police commander and police...
by David Warren, Associated Press
5.16.2019
12:10pm
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Researchers say they have debunked the “broken windows theory,” which posits that visible signs of crime, anti-social behavior and civil disorder create an environment that encourages further crime and disorder.
by Greg St. Martin, Northeastern University
5.16.2019
12:07pm
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Strict policies traditionally embraced by Asian nations to discourage illicit drug use are beginning to change, with a few nations adopting alternative approaches while other nations are taking an even harder line against drugs, according to a new report.
by RAND Corporation
5.16.2019
11:31am
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Efforts to combat school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger.
by Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press
5.16.2019
11:14am
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The wet-vacuum method of collecting DNA from challenging surfaces, which has cracked a growing number of cold cases in some states, is being tested by scientists at the Federal Bureau of Investigation laboratory, according to a presentation two weeks ago...
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5.15.2019
12:55pm
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Christopher McNabb and Cortney Bell have been convicted of murder in their 2-week-old daughter’s death, following a joint trial lasting seven days. The jury deliberated for just over one hour.
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5.15.2019
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The judge who presided over Bill Cosby’s criminal case said he let five other accusers testify at the sex-assault trial because their accounts had “chilling similarities” that pointed to a “signature” crime.
by Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press
5.15.2019
12:48pm
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The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to consider extending its ban on executing juvenile offenders to people who were as old as 20 when they committed their crimes.
by Kim Chandler, Associated Press
5.15.2019
12:45pm
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A South Carolina father facing a death penalty trial in the slayings of his five children exploded in a selfish rage after his son ruined an electrical outlet and then spent days driving around with their bodies, trying to figure out how to hide the...
by Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press
5.15.2019
12:43pm
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The New York Police Department official in charge of training recruits said Tuesday that the restraint technique an officer used on Eric Garner five years ago, leading to his death, “meets the definition” of a chokehold, a practice banned since the 1990s...
by Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
5.15.2019
12:40pm
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A Vermont man was found guilty of 13 federal felonies as part of a sex and narcotics trafficking ring, which involved young addicted women forced into prostitution and kept there by threats to post sex videos on the internet, according to a verdict...
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5.14.2019
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University of Central Florida forensic scientist Dr. Candace Bridge has created a first-of-its-kind database for when DNA fails to identify a suspect in a sexual assault case. Bridge has analyzed and cataloged 112 lubricants used primarily for sex.
by Erik von Ancken, ClickOrlando
5.14.2019
11:22am
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While investigating the impact of gang violence on Lagos, Nigeria, a sixth-year political science doctoral candidate made use of immersive, virtual reality videos to elicit feedback from locals about crime and policing.
by Leda Zimmerman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5.14.2019
11:10am
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Five men who say they were sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests when they were minors are planning to sue the Vatican and are demanding the names of thousands of predator priests they claim have been kept secret by the Holy See.
by Amy Forliti and Michael Rezendes, Associated Press
5.14.2019
10:43am
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Since the 1980s, federal and local governments have increasingly used public money to hire private firms to house and manage people who are incarcerated. A new study sought to determine the points at which individuals who encounter public systems of...
by Crime and Justice Research Alliance
5.14.2019
10:38am
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A fatal shooting outside a crowded South Florida beachfront hotel. Another on a busy Miami Beach street. A third with no serious injuries on a major highway. All involved hip-hop performers or guests of the Rolling Loud Festival, a three-day spectacular...
by Terry Spencer, Associated Press
5.14.2019
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James Jordan, 30, is accused of stabbing one hiker to death and seriously injuring another on the Appalachian Trail. During his initial appearance Monday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon, Virginia, a judge ordered him to be held in custody and to...
by Denise Lavoie, Associated Press
5.14.2019
10:18am
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A mother's claim that her 7-week-old baby was kidnapped quickly unraveled after her infant was found at the bottom of a 75-foot ravine in the North Carolina mountains, law enforcement officials said Friday.
by Ben Finley, Associated Press
5.13.2019
11:43am
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More than three years after a triple homicide in a small Kentucky town, Christian Richard Martin, a pilot for a subsidiary of American Airlines, was arrested in connection with their deaths, authorities said.
by Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post
5.13.2019
11:39am
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San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that's creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums...
by Matt O'Brien and Janie Har, Associated Press
5.13.2019
11:13am
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Researchers at West Virginia University have studied the overwhelming, detrimental effects of opioid abuse on this state and the nation, and a new wave of the epidemic may be the most daunting yet.
by West Virginia University
5.13.2019
10:56am
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French acoustics researchers hope soldiers will soon be able to look to locate shooters on their smart phones with information sent from hearing-communication protection.
by Acoustical Society of America
5.13.2019
10:50am
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Trained dogs detected the scent of human decomposition in the vehicle of a man arrested in connection with the disappearance of a 4-year-old Texas girl, according to a prosecutor.
by Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press
5.13.2019
10:42am
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Recordings unintentionally made by Amazon Echo devices have become a major privacy concern for consumers. But they should also be a concern for those suspected of crimes, as Lee Reiber of Oxygen Forensics explains that these private snippets can have...
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The Pasco County Commissioners voted Tuesday to terminate the agreement between the county and the University of South Florida, pointing the way toward the school taking its “body farm”-like operations to an as-yet undetermined location. None of the...
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5.10.2019
12:47pm
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UCLan hosts European-wide event for police and crime scene investigators to develop specialist techniques in exploring clandestine burials.
by University of Central Lancashire
5.10.2019
12:02pm
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The adult sister of a 9-year-old boy who is charged with killing their mother said he has mental health problems and probably just "snapped" on the day of the shooting.
by Associated Press
5.10.2019
11:53am
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A man charged with bludgeoning and strangling to death a Hollywood television director more than three decades ago was arrested Thursday in North Carolina after police said DNA and a confession linked him to the crime.
by Associated Press
5.10.2019
11:39am
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Researchers at King's College London, in collaboration with Northumbria University, have developed a new way of detecting homemade explosives, which will help forensic scientists trace where they came from.
by King's College London
5.10.2019
11:36am
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A 57-year-old man was released Thursday on bond a day after his arrest during a law enforcement raid on a Los Angeles mansion that uncovered more than 1,000 guns, according to jail records.
by Associated Press
5.10.2019
11:20am
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