Homicide

October 02, 2019 - 8:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for a woman convicted of murder in the 2007 shooting death of ex-Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle’s pregnant girlfriend is asking for a new trial or an evidentiary hearing because he contends the woman falsely confessed out of fear that police would charge her teenage son in the...
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September 26, 2019 - 1:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has pleaded not guilty. The pleas were entered Thursday on behalf of 18-year-old Francisco Mendez, who faces 12 charges...
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September 19, 2019 - 3:46 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say that a man killed in an overnight shooting was former professional soccer player Kelvin Maynard. Police in Amsterdam confirmed his identity Thursday morning. The 32-year-old Dutchman died Wednesday night after being shot in the city. Maynard was a...
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In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 photo, New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine testifies during a preliminary hearing in Shawnee County District Court in Topeka, Kan., about the fatal shooting of Dwane Simmons, his best friend and former Washburn University teammate. Alejandro Mendez, 18, of Topeka, is charged with first-degree murder and 11 other counts in the shooting(Phil Anderson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 11:19 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has testified at a preliminary hearing about a shooting in Kansas that killed his best friend and former Washburn University teammate as they stood outside a party where they were celebrating Ballentine being drafted. Ballentine's...
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September 07, 2019 - 3:59 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A relative of NBA star Kawhi Leonard has confirmed his sister is one of two women accused of robbing and killing an elderly woman at a Southern California casino. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the aunt of 35-year-old Kimesha Williams confirmed Saturday that...
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This May 2019 photo shows Corey Ballentine of the New York Giants NFL football team. An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated battery in the April 28 attack, the Shawnee County district attorney's office said in a news release. (AP Photo)
July 13, 2019 - 1:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-...
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This photo provided by the Coppell Police Department shows Josh Brent. The former Dallas Cowboys player is being held on charges that include assaulting a public servant after authorities say officers found him intoxicated outside a Dallas-area fast food restaurant. Coppell police Sgt. Sammy Lujan says officers responded Sunday, June 30, 2019, after a caller expressed concern about a man talking to himself. Lujan says the 31-year-old Brent was intoxicated and resisted as officers attempted to place him in handcuffs. He was taken into custody after officers shot him using a stun gun.(Coppell Police Department via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 1:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas Cowboys player previously convicted in a drunken driving crash that killed a teammate is now wanted for violating his probation. The Dallas County Sheriff's office says a warrant was issued for the arrest of Josh Brent after the former defensive lineman was charged...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo Longtime Auburn University broadcaster Rod Bramblett speaks at an Auburn University alumni event in Dothan, Ala. The 16-year-old charged with manslaughter in the crash that killed Bramblett and his wife was driving more than 30 miles over the speed limit when his Jeep struck the rear of the couple's SUV, according to court records made public Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 4:28 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The 16-year-old charged with manslaughter in the crash that killed Auburn radio announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife was driving more than 30 miles over the speed limit when his Jeep struck the rear of the couple's SUV, according to court records made public Tuesday. Bramblett...
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June 19, 2019 - 12:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — English police investigating the death of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala say a man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. A single-engine aircraft carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel on Jan. 21. The body of Sala, who had just signed...
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FILE - This booking photo released by the Baton Rouge Police Department, shows Dyteon Simpson, accused of fatally shooting an LSU basketball player. Simpson has had his bail reduced by more than half so he can participate in certain programs. News outlets report a judge cut 20-year-old Dyteon Simpson’s bail from $350,000 to $149,000 on Monday, June 11, 2019. Simpson has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the 2018 death of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims. (Baton Rouge Police Department via AP, File)
June 11, 2019 - 12:37 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting an LSU basketball player has had his bail reduced by more than half so he can participate in certain programs. News outlets report a judge cut 20-year-old Dyteon Simpson's bail from $350,000 to $149,000 on Monday. The change allows Simpson...
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