As mother of 14 faces execution, family begs Texas governor to arrest her: ‘They’re going to kill an innocent woman’

SAN ANTONIO — The governor of Texas is under pressure to stop the scheduled execution of a mother convicted of murdering her child. Wife, Melissa Lucioa mother of 14, was convicted in 2008 of the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Mariah. Lucio’s lawyers say evidence shows it was a tragic accident. She is to be … Read more

Ahmaud Arbery murder: Jury in federal hate crimes trial excused after first day of deliberations

CNN — After deliberating for a little more than two and a half hours, the jury in the federal hate crimes trial of the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery was excused for the day Monday. Deliberation will resume at 9 am Tuesday on whether the men committed the crime because of the color … Read more

Parents describe the moment their 9-year-old was shot and killed in Houston

CNN — Nine-year-old Arlene Alvarez, sitting in the backseat of her parents’ car, wore headphones to watch a movie on the way to a Houston restaurant for Valentine’s Day dinner. The girl’s father, Armando Alvarez, made a stop at a drive-thru ATM, where he witnessed a robbery underway. Gunfire suddenly rang out and Armando told … Read more

Decatur teen arrested for attack on man because he was gay, police say | Crime and Courts

Dickerson DECATUR — A Decatur teen is being held on $1 million bail on preliminary charges he beat and attempted to kill a person because they are gay. “‘You know why I have to do this. … You’re gay. … You’re evil … I’m going to kill you,’” a Decatur police affidavit quoted Ethan Dickerson, … Read more

Covid-19 rips through West Virginia women’s prison as federal agency takes heat

KHN — Rory Adams did not know that Christmas in a small rural hospital in West Virginia would be the last time he saw his wife alive. She’d entered prison in early January 2021 to serve a 42-month sentence for failure to collect payroll taxes. She was supposed to return to North Carolina, their two … Read more

Tyler Skaggs death: Eric Prescott Kay, former Los Angeles Angels official, found guilty

CNN — Eric Prescott Kay, a former communications director for the Los Angeles Angels, has been found guilty of two charges in the 2019 overdose death of Angels’ pitcher Tyler Skaggs, the US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas said. Skaggs, 27, died on July 1, 2019, in a hotel in Southlake, Texas, before … Read more

Spain Train Bombings Fast Facts

CNN — Here’s a look at the March 2004 bombings of commuter trains in Spain, which killed 193 people and injured more than 1,800. The bombings are the deadliest terrorist attack in Spain’s history. On March 11, 2004, 10 bombs in backpacks and other small bags exploded on four commuter trains. One bomb did not … Read more

DA, Police Chief and Juvenile Judge use new strategy to combat gun violence | News

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Nashville’s police chief, juvenile judge, and district attorney are now coming together with a new strategy designed to tackle the dangerous problem of stolen guns getting into the hands of teenagers. Kyle Yorlets was a young Nashville musician with the potential for an extensive career. “When he wrote music, it was … Read more

Home Invasion Suspects Lock Mother And 3-Year-Old Son In Bathroom, Ransack Queens Home – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBS New York) — Police are searching for two suspects after a Queens woman was attacked in her bed as she and her young son were sleeping. CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge spoke to the victim, who is still recovering. READ MORE: Aiden Taylor, 12, Author Of ‘Me And My Afro’: ‘I Just Wanted Kids … Read more

Woman recovering after being shot in face by stray bullets

A Milwaukee woman is recovering after stray bullets hit her in the face and neck while she drove home from work. Yosmary Godkin was sitting at the intersection of 20th and Hayes Avenue Jan. 26 in the middle of the afternoon, when she said she heard a loud noise she thought may have been from … Read more