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1 year 2 months ago

Ex-Ariz. officer concludes murder trial testimony

PHOENIX (AP) - A former Phoenix police officer charged with murder and animal cruelty has concluded his testimony after nearly two days on the witness stand. Richard Chrisman maintains the 2010 shootings of 29-year-old Daniel Rodriguez and his dog were justified because Rodriguez reached for the officer's gun and tried...

1 year 6 months ago

Arias to face sentencing today

Jodi Arias is expected to take the stand today in Arizona during the sentencing phase of her trial. Jurors will try to decide whether Arias should live or die for the murder of Travis Alexander. Arias was convicted of first degree murder last week.

1 year 6 months ago

Three arrested in Widefield murder case

Three people have been arrested in connection to the murder of 47-year-old Miguel Barajas of Widefield, including the victim's wife and daughter. Barajas was found dead in his home on February 13, 2013, after his daughter called 9-11 to report she had arrived at the house in the 100 block...

1 year 7 months ago

Murder suspect shoots Miss. cop inside police HQ

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Police have identified the murder suspect who authorities say fatally shot a Jackson, Miss., police detective at the department's headquarters and who himself was killed. The Jackson Police Department said Det. Eric Smith was questioning 23-year-old Jeremy Powell in an interview room late Thursday afternoon when...

1 year 11 months ago

Man convicted after body found in trunk

CENTENNIAL, Colo - A man who drove to the Arapahoe County Jail with a body in the trunk of his car has been convicted by a jury of first-degree murder. Forty-two-year-old Robert Leroy Johnson faces life in prison in the October 2010 death of Thomas Francis Datema. District Attorney spokeswoman...

1 year 11 months ago

Calhan man sentenced to 22 years

COLORADO SPRINGS - A Calhan man who was convicted of being the trigger man in shooting death last October was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison. Mark Manyik, 55, was found guilty of second degree murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence in connection with the slaying of Robert...

2 years 2 months ago

Suspect charged in unsolved murder case

Police may be closing the books on a gruesome murder left unsolved since April, when a man was found shot to death in a blood-soaked S-U-V. Investigators found no motive and no suspects until now. Carlos Ford was charged with first-degree murder on Thursday for the killing of 28-year-old...

2 years 2 months ago

Colorado murder suspect arrested in Arizona

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a man wanted in connection with a homicide in Colorado has been arrested in southern Arizona. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say 35-year-old Consuelo Zavala was selected for additional questioning Tuesday when he attempted to enter Arizona through a pedestrian lane at...

2 years 3 months ago

Peterson trial could end today in mistrial

CHICAGO (AP) - A judge will decide whether to put an end to a former suburban Chicago police sergeant's murder trial just days after it began. Thursday's expected ruling on a defense motion for a mistrial follows several blunders by prosecutors seeking to prove Drew Peterson killed his third wife,...

2 years 3 months ago

Jurors to hear openings in Peterson trial

CHICAGO (AP) - The saga of Drew Peterson and his ill-fated wives has drawn a lot of attention outside the courtroom. Now, the case finally goes to trial. Opening statements are Tuesday in Joliet, followed by testimony from the first witnesses. The former suburban Chicago police officer's day in court...

2 years 6 months ago

Texas man's execution halted for now

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court says it won't overturn a district judge's reprieve for a Texas man convicted of killing a neighbor and stealing his motorcycle while on parole for rape. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means condemned inmate Anthony Bartee won't...

2 years 7 months ago

Wilkerson found guilty of murder

Aaron Wilkerson, 27, has been found guilty of first degree murder after a jury trial. The charge stems from the December 2009 killing of Robert Piserchio, 50. A jury also found Wilkerson guilty of first degree burglary, robbery with the intent to kill or wound, arson, and being an...

2 years 8 months ago

Advocates head to Montrose after murder-suicide

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado advocacy group is headed to Montrose following a murder-suicide in which a man shot and killed his estranged wife's girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. The Colorado Anti-Violence Program works to prevent violence within and against the gay community. Members plan to visit...

2 years 8 months ago

Calif. doctor accused of murder in drug overdoses

AP Special Correspondent (AP) - A California doctor under investigation for overprescribing drugs has been charged with murder in the deaths of three of her patients. Dr. Hsui-Ying "Lisa" Tseng was arrested Thursday after a lengthy probe which involved undercover work by drug enforcement agents who posed as patients to...

2 years 9 months ago

Woman convicted in Piserchio death

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Jurors have convicted a woman in the death of a Pueblo County man who was stabbed and set on fire in what authorities say was a robbery that went bad. The Pueblo Chieftain reports a jury convicted Acacia Lyndarr on Thursday of felony murder and second-degree...

2 years 10 months ago

Judge considers dismissing murder case

Defense attorneys want a judge to throw out the murder case against a former Monument man accused of killing his daughter on the grounds that detectives in the case lied about a confession. Hanif Sims and his former girlfriend Monique Lynch were arrested at a motel in Henderson, Nevada...

2 years 10 months ago

Update: Kidnapping / murder arrests

Both a Colorado Springs man and a pueblo man behind bars tonight suspected of murdering Pueblo resident Jeremy Naranjo. The 21 year olds body was found dumped in a Colorado Springs neighborhood near the 5900 block of Rim Ridge Court on January 9th. His hands and legs were bound...

2 years 10 months ago

Possible murder on Queen's Estate

LONDON (AP) - British police say they are treating the discovery of a body on the queen's Sandringham estate as murder. Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry said Tuesday that authorities are examining cases around the country to see if they are linked to the woman's body found on the estate...

2 years 11 months ago

2011 homicides tie record high

In just about 11 months there have been 28 homicides in Colorado Springs. "That matches our highest homicide year, which was 2007." explains Colorado Springs Police Spokeswoman Barbara Miller. Why the number is so high, police may never find out. But what we found out when we looked at...

2 years 11 months ago

City ties homicide record

Two more homicides over the weekend have raised the number of homicides in the City of Colorado Springs to 28. That ties a record for the city set back in 2007. Tonight we're speaking with police to learn more about this disturbing trend.

3 years 3 weeks ago

Fort Collins murder case reopened

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Collins police detective accused of lying in a murder trial that resulted in the conviction of an innocent man is due in court for a hearing on perjury charges. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that Lt. Jim Broderick has a hearing on...

3 years 1 month ago

Two arrested in Calhan shooting

Two Calhan residents are behind bars facing first degree murder a conspiracy to commit murder charges for what investigators say is a love triangle that turned deadly. It began with a bizarre shooting Saturday night in Calhan that left 55 year old Robert Miles dead. Originally the call came in...

3 years 1 month ago

Man hides murder with fake emails

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Orange County man is due to be arraigned on charges he murdered his business partner for financial gain then pretended the dead man was still alive and sending emails while on vacation in Africa. Edward Younghoon Shin is charged with murdering Christopher Ryan Smith...

3 years 3 months ago

Update: AutoZone shooting suspect arrested

We're uncovering new information in a deadly shooting at an AutoZone last month in Colorado Springs. Police have made yet another arrest. On Tuesday, CSPD obtained an arrest warrant for Frani Olivas. As of Wednesday night she's behind bars. The 48 year old was taken in to custody Wednesday...

3 years 3 months ago

Arrest made in 2006 murder case from Montrose

The office of the Colorado Attorney General, John Suthers made an announcement today that the work of the office's Foreign Prosecutions Unit has resulted in the arrest of Miguel Godinez, Gilberto Godinez, and Luis Partida in Nayarit, Mexico in connection with the 2006 murder of 25-year-old Marco Antonio Vargas-Salvador in...

3 years 3 months ago

3 to be tried in Mexico for Colorado slaying

DENVER (AP) - Mexican authorities arrested three men suspected in a 2006 slaying outside a Colorado bar. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' office said Wednesday that the men are Mexican nationals and will be prosecuted in their country. They are suspects in the shooting death of Marco Vargas-Salvador, who was...

3 years 3 months ago

Teen remembered as light hearted, loving

Hundreds came together at Trinity of the Nazarene Church to remember 16 year old Austin Howse. He and two of his friends were killed a week ago, shot in this neighborhood near "We can't imagine that cutting somebody off results in 3 young people being murdered." said El Paso County...

3 years 3 months ago

Murder suspects in court

After a near week long man hunt and a police chase on Monday, Ernest Schmidt and Dawn Morgan faced a judge Monday morning Schmidt is the prime suspect in last Wednesday's robbery at an east side Auto Zone that left one man dead and another in the hospital. ...

3 years 3 months ago

Murder suspect caught

The man suspected of gunning down and killing one man and shooting another during an attempted robbery last week at a eastside Colorado Springs Auto Zone is now off the streets. "Earlier today our investigators and patrol officers caught up to Ernest Schmidt, otherwise known as Edward Coffey." explains Sgt....

3 years 3 months ago

Update: Murder suspect found dead

After a 4 hour standoff, Colorado Springs Police has confirmed that the man they believe to be 24 year old Michael Arangio has been found dead. Police tell us he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Arrangio was wanted in connection with a shooting that left 3 dead...

3 years 3 months ago

Update: Murder suspect standoff

Colorado Springs Police have confirmed to us that 24 year old Michael Arangio is still held up in an apartment near the intersection of Rockhurst and Collegiate. Just moments ago, police tear gassed the apartment but Arangio still has not surrendered yet. He has told police he will not...

3 years 4 months ago

Murder case from 1957 reopened

SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - Cold-case experts say they rarely see arrests in murders that date back so many years. Authorities in Illinois are hoping to build a case against a former Washington state police officer in the 1957 slaying of a 7-year-old girl in the northern Illinois farming community...

3 years 4 months ago

Update: Hackamore shooting

Our crews just returned from the deadly shooting at 4907 Hackamore Drive South. Police aren't releasing much information but neighbors tell us they heard two men arguing just before they heard gun shots around 12:30 this morning. We'll have more with witnesses on News First 5 at noon.

3 years 4 months ago

Update: Warren Drive murder arrests

Two men are behind bars after police say they brutally gunned down another man in Southwest Colorado Springs. Police have arrested 23 year old Rodrigo Rubio of Phoenix, AZ and 62 year old Michael Berkowitz of Colorado Springs and charged them with the murder of 27 year old Matthew...

3 years 4 months ago

Two arrested in connection with murder

Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with a murder in Southwestern Colorado Springs. 23 year old Rodrigo Rubio of Phoenix, AZ and 62 year old Michael Berkowitz of Colorado Springs have been charged with 27 year old Matthew Moore's murder. Police say on June 30th,...

3 years 4 months ago

Anthony defense: Prosecution evidence a fantasy

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony's attorney resumed his closing arguments by ridiculing the prosecution's forensic evidence as a "fantasy." Jose Baez told the Florida jurors after their lunch break that prosecutors are hoping the emotional 2008 death of Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee will cause them to see stains...

3 years 4 months ago

Masters officially exonerated

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says a man whose murder conviction was overturned based on new evidence has been officially exonerated after a yearlong investigation. Timothy Masters was released from prison in 2008 after serving about a decade in prison for the murder of Peggy Hettrick....

3 years 5 months ago

Couple charged in death of Texas man

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - A couple arrested in Colorado faces murder charges after the man was pulled over driving the truck of a man who'd gone missing in Arlington, Texas. Forty-three-year-old Thomas Eugene Dunham was stopped by officers in Alamosa on June 7. He was driving a truck that...

3 years 5 months ago

Casey Anthony trial resumes today

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jurors will hear more testimony when Casey Anthony's murder trial resumes Tuesday in central Florida. Anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Prosecutors say Anthony suffocated the girl with duct tape in the summer of 2008. If convicted, she could be sentenced to...

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