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Canada's youngest multiple murderer now completely free

Medicine Hat - An Alberta judge has ruled the woman, who killed her parents and younger brother when she was 12-years-old, has completed her sentence and is now not subject to any conditions. The brutal killer is the youngest multiple murderer in Canadian history.

Casey Anthony judge thinks she accidentally killed daughter

Orlando - For the first time since July 2011 when Casey Anthony was acquitted of murder in the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee, the judge who presided at her trial is speaking out and gave his theory about how Caylee died to an Orlando television station.

Toronto mom guilty of killing severely disabled teen daughter

Toronto - After deliberating this weekend, a jury found Cindy Ali, 45, guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 death of her 16-year-old daughter, Cynara Ali. The jury rejected the defence the girl died after a home invasion took place in her house.

Boy 11, found guilty of shooting and killing girl,8

White Pine - Benjamin Tiller, 11, wanted to see eight-year-old MaKayla Dyer's puppies. She said no. So he shot her. The little girl passed away in her mother's arms.

Op-Ed: Report — Chicago cops intentionally damaged cruiser dashcams

Chicago - A Chicago report has revealed that dashcams in squad cars were deliberately damaged by police officers, to apparently disable them. In more than 100 instances between Sept. 1 and July 16, 2015 dashcam equipment either went missing or was inoperable.

Woman charged after student shot to death after minor car crash

Tempe - A 32-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly shot and killed a Chinese exchange student in Arizona after a minor fender bender. Police say the woman was depressed and planned to commit violence.

Chicago top cop on trial for putting gun in suspect's mouth

Chicago - Chicago's highest-ranking police official went on trial Tuesday on charges that he allegedly assaulted a suspect with his gun while he was on duty. The trial is happening in the midst of intense public scrutiny over the death of Laquan McDonald.

Sentences are lighter for men who murder female partners: Study

Toronto - Men who murder their female partners are likelier to be convicted than men who are accused of killing strangers, but they also tend to receive lighter sentences, according to a recent Canadian study.

Toronto man convicted of first-degree murder in webcam killing

Toronto - It is known as "the webcam killing," "the webcam murder," and the "webcam case." Now Brian Dickson is known as the "webcam killer" after a jury convicted him in the death of Chinese student Qian Liu, 23.

Calgary parents charged in death of emaciated 15-year-old son

Calgary - The parents of a 15-year-old boy who died last May have been arrested in his death. This is not the first time the couple were alleged to have ignored the teen's diabetes.

Memphis mom charged with murder after body of 7-week-old found

Memphis - After the body of an infant found in a ditch over the weekend was determined to be seven-week-old Aniston Walker, the girl's mother has been charged with killing her.

Op-Ed: Justice for Jordan Davis? — Michael Dunn not convicted of murder

Jacksonville - The verdict is in for Michael Dunn. He has not been convicted of first-degree murder for the killing of Jordan Davis, 17, an unarmed black teenager, for playing what Dunn described as "thug music" loudly.

Tennessee man charged in package bomb deaths of in-laws

Lebanon - Richard Parker, 49, was arrested three days after a package bomb was left at his in-laws' home, killing them. Police have not yet released a motive for the killings.

WV man shoots, kills, two men he thought were on his property

Barboursville - But the two brothers were not on his property. And they were not breaking into a shed on his property. They were on the adjacent land one of the deceased had just purchased.

Jennifer Mee, known as 'Hiccup Girl,' found guilty of murder

Clearwater - A Florida woman who became famous as a teen for her uncontrollable hiccupping was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the shooting death of Shannon Griffin.

Woman charged in antifreeze poisoning deaths of husband, son

Springfield - The 51-year old Missouri woman was also charged with attempting to kill one of her daughters. A day after she was arrested, another daughter was charged with the same offences.

Pennsylvania abortion doctor sentenced to life

Philadelphia - Updated on 5-17-13, 3:10 a.m., EDT Kermit Gosnell, 72, a Philadelphia abortion doctor, was found guilty of first-degree murder. On Wednesday, he was given a third life sentence for killing a baby he described as so big it could "walk to the bus."

Police: Chicago woman urged grandson to kill his grandfather

Chicago - After William Strickland, 72, was shot to death, his 19-year-old grandson was charged with his murder. Now Strickland's widow, the teen's grandmother, has been charged with convincing her grandson to kill his grandfather.

Toronto suspect in 'extremely violent murder' was out on bail

Toronto - Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, 30, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Bridget Takyi. The killing occurred a little more than a month after Owusu-Ansah was released on bail for serious domestic violence charges.
 

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Brian Dickson  32  convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of Qian Liu  23  in April 2011
Brian Dickson, 32, convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of Qian Liu, 23, in April 2011
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Willie Noble  48  charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death Adrian Broadway  15  after ...
Willie Noble, 48, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death Adrian Broadway, 15, after the teen and five others had played a prank
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Janet Strickland, 64
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