Backpacker, 26, charged with murder of a writer in Devon

An Italian backpacker accused of murdering an animal lover on a remote farm had been volunteering there for only three weeks, it has been revealed.Luigi Gian Palmas, 26, appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of Katherine Bevan, a veterinary pharmacist, on January 3.Her body was found in a…

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Hearing to be held Friday on whether to make Todt family homicide warrant public

A hearing on whether the arrest warrant for Anthony Todt, a Colchester physical therapist who police say confessed last week to killing his wife, children and family dog in Celebration, Fla., should be made public is scheduled for Friday, according to an Osceola County Court clerk.Two Florida media outlets —…

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Reward offered for New Mexico man accused in woman’s death

ROSWELL, N.M. — The FBI is offering a reward for a Roswell man accused of killing the mother of his 3-year-old son before fleeing with the boy.Federal authorities issued an arrest warrant earlier this month for 32-year-old Jorge Rico-Ruvira on one count of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Rico-Ruvira also…

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Sheriff: 1 escapee from small Colorado jail arrested

WALSENBURG, Colo. — One of two inmates who escaped from a jail in a small Colorado town by locking a guard in a cell has been arrested after being found in the crawl space of a home, authorities said Wednesday.Jerry Williams was arrested Tuesday after tips led state and local…

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Vegas casino says O.J. Simpson too tarnished to defame

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson couldn’t have been defamed by accounts that he was drunk and disruptive before being banned from a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino, because his reputation was already tarnished, attorneys for the property told a judge.The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas cited the former football star’s criminal and…

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Police: 3 children killed by their mother were suffocated

This Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 booking photo released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, shows Rachel Henry, 22, who has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children. They were found dead inside the family's home after firefighters got a call about a drowning authorities said Tuesday. (Maricopa County…

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Tempe police say a man and woman died in a murder-suicide

TEMPE, Ariz. — Police in Tempe say the shooting deaths of a man and woman last weekend was a murder-suicide.They say two people were found suffering from gunshot wounds Saturday morning when officers were called out to a reported vehicle burglary.Police say 30-year-old Lisa Samaniego was pronounced dead at the…

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Oklahoma man identified after remains found in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. — The human remains three mountain lions feasted on when authorities found them last month belong to an Oklahoma man who went missing in early December, authorities said Tuesday.The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that the victim was 66-year-old Steven Mark Brashear of Bartlesville.Brashear…

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Colorado woman sentenced to 14 years in toddler son’s death

PUEBLO, Colo. — A judge has sentenced a Colorado woman to 14 years in prison for the role she played in the death of her almost two-year-old son in 2018.Faith Hughes, 22, was sentenced this week and is being credited for 560 days she already served in county jail, The…

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Man charged with negligent homicide in son’s death during 2018 wreck in Pulaski County

A Bryant man was charged Tuesday with negligent homicide in a 2018 Pulaski County wreck that killed his 17-year-old son.On Nov. 14, 2018, Matthew Kirchner, 47, was driving a Toyota 4Runner eastbound through ice and snow on the 11900 block of Stagecoach Road when he hit the rear end of…

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