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Jury Finds Afghan Family Guilty in Honor Killings

Sara J Dufort February 8, 2012

While honor killings are tolerated in Middle Eastern countries, a Canadian jury found three members of an Afghan family guilty of first-degree murder. Mohammad Shafia, his wife Tooba Yahya, and their son...

Sex offender pleads guilty to murdering 2 teens

Liz De La Torre April 16, 2010

From The Associated Press SAN DIEGO – Sex offender John Albert Gardner pleaded guilty Friday to murdering two teenage girls in San Diego County after prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. Gardner,...

Man convicted in slaying of Broncos cornerback

Liz De La Torre March 11, 2010

From The Associated Press DENVER – Suspected gang member Willie Clark was found guilty of murder Thursday in the drive-by shooting death of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams after a New Year's...

Balloon boy’s dad dashes into jail without a word

Liz De La Torre January 11, 2010

From The Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo. – There was no last second proclamation of innocence or even a statement to the handful of reporters waiting in the freezing cold for the man who pleaded...

Father in Colorado balloon boy saga denies hoax

Liz De La Torre January 6, 2010

From The Associated Press DENVER – The Colorado father who pleaded guilty to a felony in the runaway balloon saga insisted in an interview set to air Friday that the event wasn't a hoax. In his...

Knox convicted, sentenced to 26 years in Italy

Liz De La Torre December 4, 2009

From The Associated Press PERUGIA, Italy – American college student Amanda Knox was found guilty of murdering her British roommate and sentenced to 26 years in prison early Saturday after a year-long...

Smart kidnapper’s apology could reap forgiveness

Liz De La Torre November 18, 2009

From The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY – An apology and a guilty plea to federal charges will likely bring the woman who kidnapped Elizabeth Smart the very thing she says she wants — forgiveness...

Lawyer: Colo. balloon boy parents to plead guilty

Liz De La Torre November 12, 2009

From The Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The parents accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting that their 6-year-old son had floated away aboard a helium balloon have agreed to plead...

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