Update: Suspect in kidnapping, homicides due in court

U.S. 01/14/19, 07:04

The Latest on the case of a kidnapped Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot and the man accused of committing the crimes (all times local):5:50 a.m.The public defenders for the man suspected of fatally shooting a Wisconsin couple and kidnapping their daughter say they'll ask that he appear in ...

Wisconsin kidnapping, killing suspect lived under the radar

U.S. 01/12/19, 16:22

The man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents with a shotgun nearly three months ago appears to have led an unremarkable existence until that fateful night, blending into the state's vast northwestern forests. Jake Thomas Patterson grew up in Gordon, a sprawling township of 645 people tucked ...

After Wisconsin girl’s safe return, question is: Why?

U.S. 01/12/19, 10:50

The grandfather of a northwestern Wisconsin girl who was abducted during a home invasion that left her parents dead said Saturday that the family has no connection to the suspect and doesn't understand why he targeted her, deepening a mystery that has captivated the state for months.Someone blasted open the ...

Ex-kidnapping victims: Jayme Closs needs space, time to heal

U.S. 01/12/19, 08:55

Katie Beers' joy quickly turned to deep concern when she learned 13-year-old Jayme Closs had been found alive in rural Wisconsin nearly three months after police say a man shot and killed her parents then abducted the girl from their home."She is going to have to grieve the loss of ...

DNA clears accused Golden State Killer of 1975 murder

U.S. 01/09/19, 06:53

The man accused of being California's Golden State Killer has been cleared of involvement in the 1975 murder of a 14-year-old girl in the Central Valley, prosecutors said Tuesday.DNA testing excluded Joseph DeAngelo as a suspect in the murder of Donna Jo Richmond and — along with other evidence — ...

Colombia’s peace court weighs truth, justice and mistrust

America 01/09/19, 00:03

Armando Acuna arrived at Colombia's nascent peace tribunal to tell the story of his kidnapping, carrying the chain rebels used to hold him captive for nearly two years.Former congresswoman Clara Rojas brought her written memoirs containing a tale of survival and childbirth in the jungle that, she admitted to judges, ...

Man charged in teacher’s slaying accused of rape, kidnapping

U.S. 01/03/19, 02:08

A man charged in the killing of a Georgia teacher who disappeared 14 years ago is now accused in a separate rape and kidnapping case.News outlets report Warner Robins police are seeking 34-year-old Bo Dukes on charges including rape in a Tuesday attack. Police say detectives believe Dukes threatened two ...

NY man charged in kidnapping scheme involving Jewish sect

New York 12/27/18, 21:07

A New York man has been charged in the kidnapping of two children whose mother recently fled an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in Guatemala. The FBI arrested Aron Rosner of Brooklyn this week on charges accusing him of providing financial assistance to members of the religious group Lev Tahor in an international ...

Man accused of plotting to kidnap Letterman’s son is freed

Entertainment 12/22/18, 14:18

A man once accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman's son and nanny has been released from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole.The Great Falls Tribune reported Saturday that Kelly Allen Frank was released in mid-November and is ...

Filing: FBI searched cell of man charged in scholar’s death

U.S. 12/17/18, 14:30

Attorneys for the man charged with kidnapping and killing a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois-Champaign say the FBI searched his jail cell when he was in court.Brendt Christensen's attorneys now want a judge to force the FBI to divulge what they found in Friday's search. They filed a ...

Brazilian couple get light sentences in grandson’s abduction

Texas 12/12/18, 19:51

A wealthy Brazilian couple was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 12, to minimal U.S. prison terms for helping their daughter keep her son in Brazil for the past five years in violation of the terms of her divorce to the boy's American father. Carlos Guimaraes, 68, was sentenced in Houston federal court to ...

Kansas mom pleads guilty in death of boy found in concrete

U.S. 11/28/18, 12:02

A Kansas woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder and other charges in the abuse and death of her 3-year-old son, whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of their Wichita home.Miranda Miller, 37, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, child abuse and aggravated child endangerment ...

Catholic Supply attack suspect makes first court appearance

U.S. 11/26/18, 13:48

The man accused of sexually assaulting two women and fatally shooting another at a Catholic store in suburban St. Louis has requested a public defender.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 53-year-old Thomas Bruce appeared for his first court appearance in shackles Monday and said little while the 17 charges against ...

Kenya identifies suspects in Italian woman’s kidnapping

World 11/24/18, 09:12

Kenyan police have identified three suspects in the kidnapping of an Italian woman and are offering a reward of one million shillings ($9,750) for information leading to their arrest.There has been no claim of responsibility for the first kidnapping of a foreigner in the East African nation in several years. ...

Kenyan police optimistic about finding kidnapped Italian

World 11/23/18, 03:47

Kenya's national police chief says authorities are optimistic they will find an Italian woman kidnapped by gunmen earlier this week after people in custody gave "very valuable information."Joseph Boinnet told reporters on Friday that three "persons of interest" are among 20 people held as police investigate Tuesday's attack on a ...

Kenya holds locals for questioning over Italian’s abduction

Europe 11/22/18, 08:29

A Kenyan police official says authorities are questioning several people who could have "good information" leading to the arrest of the gunmen who abducted an Italian woman in a coastal town.Noah Mwivanda, police commander for the region, told reporters that those taken in for questioning are not under arrest.Tuesday's attack ...

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