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Baltimore cop who allegedly murdered Marine goes missing

A cop who shot an Iraqi war vet nine times at point blank range last weekend for making a pass at his female companion has been charged with murder. The problem is, no one can find him. Authorities in Baltimore issued an arrest warrant Friday evening charging Baltimore police officer…

Racism still blights southern US juries: study

Having an “out of wedlock child” was enough to remove a black juror from a 1998 Mississippi murder trial involving an African-American and a white victim. Since then, nothing much has changed in the old south, a newly released study has said. When it was all over, Alvin Robinson was…

Porn actor jumps off cliff after samurai sword murder

A porn actor wanted for allegedly murdering a co-worker with a samurai-style sword died after jumping from a cliff edge following a standoff with Los Angeles police, police said. Stephen Hill plunged around 50 feet off a sheer rock face after being stunned with a Taser by Los Angeles Police…

Death sentence upheld despite judge-prosecutor affair

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of a Texas man who learned after being sentenced to death that the prosecutor and judge at his murder trial were having an affair. The highest US court declined to intervene in the case of Charles…

Abortion doctor’s murderer gets life in prison

WICHITA, Kansas (AFP) – A born-again Christian who said he killed a prominent US abortion doctor to save the lives of unborn babies was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years. Scott Roeder, 52, was pulled out of the courtroom screaming “you have…

Supreme Court stays Texas execution one hour before schedule

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the execution of a convicted murderer in Texas less than an hour before he was due to die after a plea from France and his lawyers to allow further DNA tests.…

Dubai seeks Israeli prime minister’s arrest over murder of Hamas militant

Dubai police said Tuesday they are seeking the arrest of Israel’s prime minister and the head of its spy agency over the murder of a top Hamas militant in a hotel room of the Gulf city-state. Police chief Dahi Khalfan said he had issued the demand for the arrest warrants…

Police: Murdered Hamas leader was drugged, suffocated

A Hamas leader killed in his Dubai hotel room was drugged and then suffocated, police said on Sunday, giving further details of the Cold war-style hit allegedly carried out by Mossad agents. Police also said that a Palestinian held in connection with the murder had helped the hit team with…

Dubai threatens to arrest Israeli prime minister

DUBAI — Dubai will issue an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if Israel is found to be implicated in the murder of a top militant Palestinian in the emirate, The National newspaper reported on Friday. Dubai police chief Dhahi Khalfan has said that Israel’s spy agency Mossad could…

Scientist convicted of trying to kill Americans

NEW YORK – A U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist was convicted Wednesday of charges that she tried to kill Americans while detained in Afghanistan in 2008, shouting with raised arm as jurors left the courtroom: "This is a verdict coming from Israel, not America."…

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