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DETROIT (AP) — An imprisoned hit man has signed a chilling affidavit taking responsibility for four murders at a Detroit drug house as part of a renewed effort free the young man who pleaded guilty to the same killings at age 15, attorneys said Wednesday. Davontae Sanford was 14...
DETROIT (AP) — Law schools trying to overturn the murder conviction of a young Detroit man have released a detailed affidavit from a hit man confessing to the four killings. Professors from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University filed a chilling affidavit in...
1:35 P.M. The family of the man killed by former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has thanked people from around the world who sent cards and flowers and reached out on social media. Odin Lloyd's sister, Olivia Thibou, said Wednesday that prosecutors in the murder trial were her "dream...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought. These walls of concrete...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has a long legal road ahead, even after being convicted of a 2013 murder charge. Hernandez is charged in a 2012 double killing in Boston, accused in the drive-by shooting of two men he felt disrespected...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, 25,...
10:40 a.m. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to be formally sentenced shortly before 11 a.m. on his first-degree murder conviction. A spokesman for the district attorney's office says Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, plans to give a victim impact...
Key dates in the case of Aaron Hernandez: — June 8, 2010: Hernandez, a standout tight end drafted from the University of Florida, signs a four-year contract with the New England Patriots. — Jan. 1, 2012: He sets a career best with 138 receiving yards in a win over Buffalo. —...
BOSTON (AP) — The second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings brought together survivors and rescuers Wednesday as the city prepared to mark the day with a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness. With the plaintive wail of bagpipes in the...