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12 bodies found in Mexican tourist town: officials

Guadalajara - A dozen bodies -- including seven that were headless and mutilated -- were discovered over the weekend in western Mexico's seaside resort of Manzanillo, apparent victims of the country's epidemic of drug violence, local officials said.

Pupil shoots, injures classmates in Mexico school

Monterrey - A 15-year-old boy shot at his classmates at a high school in northern Mexico on Wednesday, injuring at least five people including himself, officials said.

Mexican sues Honduras for detention after activist's murder

Tegucigalpa - A Mexican who survived a murderous attack on a fellow activist in her Honduran home lodged an international complaint on Monday against Honduras for detaining him in the country for weeks after the killing.

El Salvador has first murder-free day in two years

A few days ago, police in El Salvador said it had gone a full 24 hours without any murders, which is rare in a country that has been plagued by gang warfare.

Slain Greek envoy's Brazilian widow denies guilt

Atenas - The widow of Greece's ambassador to Brazil, arrested as an alleged accomplice in his murder last month, denied guilt over his death in a letter published Wednesday.

US jury condemns Charleston church shooter to death

Charleston - A US jury on Tuesday condemned self-described white supremacist Dylann Roof to death over the massacre of nine black worshippers in a South Carolina church in June 2015 -- a crime that shocked the nation.

PA couple allegedly raped, murdered daughter to fulfill fantasy

Newtown - A Pennsylvania couple have been charged in connection with the rape, murder and dismemberment of the woman's adopted teenage daughter, as crime investigators say was committed to fulfill the couple's shared "rape-murder fantasy."

US mass murderer Manson too weak to undergo surgery: report

Los Angeles - US mass murderer Charles Manson, who was rushed to hospital earlier this week, is suffering from intestinal bleeding but is too weak to undergo surgery, media reports said on Friday.

Judge OKs early testimony by scared witnesses in Durst case

Los Angeles - A judge has agreed to allow two witnesses to be questioned ahead of the murder trial of Robert Durst, accepting prosecutors' claims that the pair fear the real estate tycoon might have them killed.

Facing death or prison, Dylann Roof squares off with his fate

Charleston - Jurors begin considering Wednesday whether to sentence self-described white supremacist Dylann Roof to death or life in prison for the racially motivated slaying of nine African Americans in a South Carolina church.

US mass murderer Manson 'seriously ill' in hospital: media

Los Angeles - US mass murderer Charles Manson is "seriously ill" in hospital after being transferred from prison for undisclosed medical condition, according to media reports on Tuesday.

Charleston church shooter found competent to stand trial again

Charleston - Convicted church killer Dylann Roof was found competent to stand trial for a second time Monday, allowing jurors to consider whether he should be imprisoned for life or put to death.

Greek ambassador to Brazil murdered by wife's cop lover: police

Rio De Janeiro - Greece's ambassador to Brazil was murdered in a plot hatched by his Brazilian wife and her police officer lover, who confessed to the crime, officials said.

US prosecutors ask Alexa: whodunit?

Miami - Amazon's connected personal assistant Alexa may have witnessed a murder. But will she talk?

16 killed throughout Mexico during holiday celebrations

Acapulco - Sixteen people were killed during Christmas holiday celebrations in Mexico's main drug-trafficking states and six human heads were found in one location, officials said.

French police probe deadly cafe shoot-out

Marseille - France on Sunday probed the fatal Christmas Eve killing of a 19-year-old in a cafe, the prosecutor's office said, as an investigation source claimed the victim was shot 15 times.

US church shooter found guilty, could face death penalty

Charleston - Dylann Roof, the self-described white supremacist who gunned down nine African American parishioners at a historic church in Charleston last year, was found guilty of all charges Thursday and could now face the death penalty.

Cop who claimed he murdered two people cleared of wrongdoing

Mississauga - In what can only be described as bizarre, a Brantford, Ontario police officer was cleared of wrongdoing after confessing to two murders. Prior to the confession, the officer had been cleared of any wrongdoing in the two deaths.

Dylann Roof scouted black church for months before shooting

Washington - Dylann Roof traveled half a dozen times to a historic African American church in Charleston, South Carolina in the months before he gunned down nine parishioners there, an FBI agent said Tuesday during his death penalty trial.

US man charged with 1978 killing of British couple

Los Angeles - A 75-year-old California man was charged with the chilling 1978 murder of a young British couple who had been sailing on his boat in the Caribbean Sea.

Argentine pedophile dies after cathedral concert attack

Buenos Aires - A convicted pedophile has died after being badly beaten during a concert he was performing in a cathedral near Buenos Aires, attacked by parents from a preschool where he had allegedly molested children, a priest said.

US dad gets life in prison for leaving son to die in hot car

Miami - A man from the southern US state of Georgia got life in prison without possibility of parole for leaving his toddler son to die in a hot car while he sent sexually explicit messages from his office.

Gay date-rape serial killer Stephen Port jailed for life in UK

London - A serial killer who murdered four young men he met on gay networking sites in Britain was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of release.

Verdict in Harris case reached: Kid's death was not accidental

Justin Ross Harris has been found guilty of murder in the death of his 22-month-old son Cooper who died after the former Home Depot web developer left him locked in a hot car back in 2014.

UK far-right extremist jailed for life for killing MP Jo Cox

London - A far-right extremist was Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of release for murdering British MP Jo Cox a week before the European Union referendum in a "politically motivated" attack.

London chef Stephen Port found guilty of gay date-rape murders

London - A British chef was found guilty Wednesday of murdering three men he met on gay networking sites after plying them with a date-rape drug.

Frenchman gets life for rape, murder of British pensioner

Agen - A 32-year-old Frenchman was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for the brutal rape and murder of an 80-year-old British woman in southwestern France.

Tough prosecutor takes over Swedish PM murder probe

Stockholm - Sweden on Tuesday announced that tough prosecutor Krister Petersson will relaunch the probe into the 1986 murder of prime minister Olof Palme, still a mystery three decades on despite countless leads.

UK banker murder victim 'felt haunted' days before death

Cilacap - An Indonesian woman brutally murdered by a British banker in his upmarket Hong Kong apartment told her family days before her death she felt haunted and threatened, her father said Tuesday.

British banker Jutting guilty of 'sickening' Hong Kong murders

Hong Kong - A British banker was jailed for life Tuesday for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment, in a cocaine-fuelled rampage the judge called "sickening in the extreme".
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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