US won’t seek death penalty after boy found dead at compound

U.S. 04/03/19, 16:54

U.S. prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against four adults who lived at a New Mexico compound where authorities found the remains of a toddler who was reported missing in Georgia, court documents say.The two men and two women are charged with kidnapping the boy, who authorities say suffered ...

Update: Suspect in student’s death not at hearing

U.S. 03/31/19, 20:20

The Latest on the killing of a South Carolina college student (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The man charged with kidnapping and killing a college student who police say mistakenly got into his car did not appear at a jail hearing. Nathaniel David Rowland will remain in jail at least until his bond ...

Alaska white supremacist gang members face federal charges

U.S. 03/27/19, 20:14

Filthy Fuhrer and five other members of a white supremacist gang that was spawned in prisons in Alaska, Arizona and Colorado have been charged in the gruesome beating death of a member whose Nazi tattoo was burned off his rib cage with a hot knife.Fuhrer, who legally changed his name ...

Man pleads guilty to kidnapping Jayme Closs, killing parents

U.S. 03/27/19, 15:54

A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents, in a move that spares the girl held captive in a remote cabin for three months from the possible trauma of having to testify at his trial. Jake Patterson, 21, sniffled and his voice caught as ...

Update: 5 suspects plead not guilty to terror counts

U.S. 03/21/19, 12:34

The Latest on the court appearances of five former residents of a remote New Mexico compound (all times local):11:30 a.m.Five people arrested at a New Mexico compound where a 3-year-old boy was found dead have pleaded not guilty to new federal charges. The charges include a terrorism-related count that accuses ...

Senate refuses to lift Salvini’s immunity in migrant case

Europe 03/20/19, 12:15

Italy's Senate refused Wednesday to lift Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's immunity to face possible charges for refusing to allow migrants aboard an Italian coast guard ship to disembark at a Sicilian port.A judicial commission in Sicily triggered the vote when it rejected prosecutors' decision not to pursue kidnapping charges against ...

Update: Italian minister explains refusal of migrants

Europe 03/20/19, 06:43

The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):1:40 p.m.Italy's hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has given an emotional defense of his decision last summer to refuse to allow migrants aboard an Italian coast guard ship to disembark in a Sicilian port.Salvini spoke in the Senate ahead ...

Smart offers advice to Wisconsin town on teen’s kidnapping

U.S. 03/16/19, 20:07

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart says it's OK for residents of a northwestern Wisconsin town to "smile, but don't stare" if they bump into a 13-year-old local girl recovering from the killings of her parents and her own abduction. Smart spoke to about 1,300 people Friday night at Barron High School. Residents ...

Suspect in death of woman found in trunk will stay in jail

U.S. 03/11/19, 14:20

A Rhode Island man will remain behind bars on charges of kidnapping a woman outside a Boston nightclub who was later found dead in the trunk of his car.Louis Coleman, of Providence, appeared Monday in Boston's federal court to face a charge of kidnapping resulting in death. His public defender ...

Station: Suspect in Closs abduction says he’ll plead guilty

U.S. 03/07/19, 19:34

A Minnesota television station reported Thursday that the Wisconsin man charged with kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs says in a letter from jail that he plans to plead guilty. KARE-TV reported that suspect Jake Patterson's Feb. 28 letter was in response to a letter from a station reporter. Patterson wrote that he ...

Elizabeth Smart set to speak in Wisconsin on Closs rescue

U.S. 03/06/19, 13:28

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart is scheduled to speak in northwestern Wisconsin next week to help the region cope with a high-profile double homicide-kidnapping.Prosecutors have accused 21-year-old Jake Patterson of breaking into 13-year-old Jayme Closs' home just outside Barron in October, killing her parents with a shotgun and abducting her. They ...

US citizen charged in kidnapping of journalist in Somalia

U.S. 02/21/19, 18:05

A U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three years, according to federal charging documents unsealed Thursday in New York.According to a criminal complaint, Abdi Yusuf Hassan was ...

18 members of white supremacist prison gang indicted

U.S. 02/21/19, 16:16

Eighteen members of a white supremacist prison gang have been charged with racketeering, drug conspiracy and kidnapping that resulted in at least six homicides during the past 14 years, according to a federal indictment in Tulsa. The indictment, filed under seal Dec. 7 and unsealed Wednesday, says the 18 are members ...

Italian populists ask if minister deserves immunity

Europe 02/17/19, 09:20

Italy's populist 5-Star Movement, which is part of the country's ruling coalition, is asking its supporters to vote online on whether the leader of its junior coalition partner should be prosecuted.The Senate's immunity panel votes this week to recommend if Sicily-based magistrates should prosecute anti-migrant League party leader Matteo Salvini. ...

Authorities say suspect in suitcase death is in US illegally

New York 02/13/19, 16:19

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in a suitcase in Connecticut is a citizen of Portugal who has been in the U.S. illegally for more than a year, federal authorities said Wednesday as the victim's loved ones gathered for her funeral. Javier Da Silva Rojas, who ...

Wisconsin’s Jayme Closs thanks well-wishers for support

U.S. 02/13/19, 12:25

A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who spent 88 days in captivity after a violent abduction is thanking supporters from around the world.Jayme Closs was taken in October in an attack that included the shotgun slayings of her parents, James and Denise Closs, at the family's home. A 21-year-old man is charged ...

Kidnap and assault suspect due to appear in federal court

U.S. 02/12/19, 10:09

A man charged with kidnapping a woman and her 5-year-old son in New Hampshire and later sexually assaulting the woman in Vermont is expected to appear in federal court.Everett Simpson is scheduled to make his initial appearance Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Conroy in Burlington.Simpson is charged with leaving ...

Suspect in killing of pregnant Lyft driver pleads not guilty

U.S. 02/07/19, 15:44

A transient has pleaded not guilty to killing a pregnant Lyft driver and her fetus in suburban Phoenix while stealing her SUV.Court officials say 20-year-old Fabian Durazo entered the pleas Thursday to two counts of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and auto theft.Durazo was arrested near Quartzsite, nearly 150 miles ...

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