Italian woman kidnapped by gunmen along Kenya’s coast

Europe 11/21/18, 05:16

Around eight gunmen kidnapped an Italian volunteer along Kenya's coast and wounded several people, including three children, police said Wednesday.Five people were wounded by the attackers, who shot indiscriminately at around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Chakama trading center in the county of Kilifi, said Kenya's police chief, Joseph Boinnet.Villagers ...

1 inmate found guilty of murder in Delaware prison riot

U.S. 11/20/18, 19:41

One of three inmates on trial for a deadly Delaware prison riot was found guilty of murder Tuesday, the first verdicts in a case that will involve 17 inmates over the next several months.A New Castle County jury found Dwayne Staats, 37, guilty of felony first-degree murder, first-degree murder of ...

Elizabeth Smart gives birth to third child, a baby girl

U.S. 11/19/18, 17:17

Teenage kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has given birth to her third child.Smart announced the birth on her Instagram account on Monday with a picture of her holding new daughter Olivia as husband Matthew Gilmour looks on.In her post, Smart says "So happy to welcome Olivia to our family!"In 2002, Smart ...

FBI: SUV stolen in 13-year-old girl’s kidnapping found

U.S. 11/08/18, 12:01

Officials have found the SUV that was stolen during the kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl at a North Carolina mobile home park.The FBI said in a statement that the green Ford Expedition was found Thursday morning in the Lumberton area, about eight miles from the Rosewood Mobile Home Park where ...

Separatists kidnap 79 pupils in Cameroon’s restive northwest

World 11/05/18, 15:57

Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon late Sunday, the governor said Monday.The numbers provided by North West Region Gov. Deben Tchoffo were larger than his earlier estimate of the people kidnapped in Nkwen, a ...

Man gets life in prison for kidnapping baby cut from womb

U.S. 10/29/18, 18:58

A North Dakota man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for conspiring to kidnap a baby that his girlfriend had cut from their neighbor's body and lying to police about it, but with a chance at parole that the slain woman's mother said he should not have."We want justice. ...

Soldier charged after 12-year-old girl’s disappearance

U.S. 10/22/18, 22:14

Investigators worked quickly to track down a Fort Bragg soldier and a 12-year-old girl he had been communicating with online after she disappeared from her grandmother's home overnight, a North Carolina sheriff said.The girl's grandmother woke up Sunday morning to discover the girl was gone, but she found a ransom ...

Non-lawyer represents self in Texas case, gets life term

Texas 10/21/18, 21:21

A Central Texas man who's not a lawyer but insisted on representing himself in a 2016 custody and kidnapping case has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison.The Temple Daily Telegram reports 36-year-old Tutankhamun Holt of Kempner must serve 30 years before he's eligible for parole.Jurors in Belton, 50 ...

Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

New York 10/16/18, 17:15

Authorities say a New York City Uber driver kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut. Federal prosecutors announced the charges Tuesday against Harbir Parmar. It wasn't immediately clear whether he has an attorney. The FBI says Parmar ...

Jury selection complete in fatal prison riot prosecution

U.S. 10/12/18, 08:53

Jury selection is complete in the trial of four Delaware inmates charged with murder, kidnapping and other crimes following a fatal prison riot.With the process of picking jurors completed Thursday, opening statements and initial testimony are slated for Oct. 22.The four defendants are among 18 inmates charged in the riot. ...

Authorities say kidnapped infant reunited with mother

U.S. 10/07/18, 16:45

Authorities in Florida say a three-month-old girl has been reunited with her mother hours after she was kidnapped by her father who hasn't had any contact with her since birth.The Sanford Police Department said that baby Na'tori Mazion was returned Sunday by a person who knows her father, Tedrick Mazion.Detectives ...

Teen charged in killing of police K9 named Fang

U.S. 10/02/18, 04:37

Florida authorities say a teenager has been charged in the armed carjacking that killed a police dog named Fang.News outlets quote the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office as saying a 17-year-old boy is charged with shooting Fang and armed kidnapping. Sheriff's Office Lt. Craig Waldrup said Monday that the boy has admitted ...

Alaska judge targeted after giving no jail time for assault

U.S. 09/25/18, 16:14

A man drove an Alaska Native woman to a dark street, said he would kill her and choked her until she blacked out.He then masturbated on her face. Originally charged with kidnapping, 34-year-old Justin Schneider pleaded guilty to a single count of felony assault in a deal with prosecutors and ...

Update: Smart won’t live in fear after kidnapper release

U.S. 09/19/18, 11:29

The Latest on the release of a woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart in Utah (all times local):5:50 p.m.Elizabeth Smart says she's moving forward with her life and trying not to live in fear now that one of her kidnappers has been released from prison.Smart gave a speech Wednesday at ...

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