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2 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Second trial is set in Norfolk Rite Aid killing

A new trial for Bernell Benn, who maintains he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed a man at a Rite Aid pharmacy, was set Wednesday for Aug. 18. Benn faces a voluntary manslaughter charge in the August 2012 death of Ramon Colorado, who sprayed Benn with pepper spray after the two exchanged words over who was first in line.

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6 hrs ago | Kitsap Sun

No charges in Poulsbo shooting; rape defendant pleads not guilty

A Poulsbo man was justified in shooting a house guest during a February confrontation, the Kitsap County prosecutor said this week, saying the shooting was in self-defense.

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Related Topix: Poulsbo, WA, Kitsap County, WA, Life, Criminal Defense Law, Law

7 hrs ago | WIFR

Dog Gets Second Chance at Life

A dog's loyalty is hard to measure, but we can only imagine what was going through the mind of 6-month-old Chloe, the pit bull whose owner was gunned down in front of her.

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11 hrs ago | MLive.com

Judge responds angrily after convicted murdered Camia Gamet interrupts aunt of victim

As Diana Banks-Joiner stood in a courtroom and spoke of the abuse her nephew Marcel Hill endured at the hands of Camia Gamet, a woman he loved, his killer interrupted.

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16 hrs ago | Deseret News

Drew Clark: Meaning of 'thou shalt not kill' not as clear as that of murder

Few things are as controversial as the injunction than Thou shalt not kill. While there may be little disagreement about what constitutes murder, we are likely to long remain divided over what it means.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Prison, Death Penalty, Life

20 hrs ago | Boston Herald

Turners Falls man acquitted of shooting

The Recorder reports that Corey Sutton was acquitted Tuesday by a Greenfield Superior Court jury of charges related to the December 2012 shooting of Zachery Drew in Orange.

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Related Topix: Turners Falls, MA, Life, Opinion

22 hrs ago | Cincinnati.com

Conviction in stabbings of mom, daughter

Brian Everett won't be eligible for parole from prison until age 70 after a Hamilton County jury convicted him of murder for killing a mother and daughter in 2012.

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Related Topix: Life

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Glendale News-Press

Women's defense class postponed once again

For years, Glendale's Commission on the Status of Women has hosted self-defense classes in April on city property for women and girls in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but this year, the National Coalition of Men has written to the city requesting males be permitted to attend the class, too.

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Related Topix: Life, Glendale, CA

West Virginia Metro

Putnam prosecutor says shooting appears to be self-defense

Putnam County prosecutors Mark Sorsaia said he hasn't decided if he'll present a case of a Red House woman who shot her estranged boyfriend to the grand jury.

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Related Topix: Life, Putnam County, WV, Red House, WV

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Life

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Brian Everett found guilty in mother-daughter murder trial

JUST REACHED... IN THE TRIAL OF A MAN... ACCUSED OF KILLING A WOMAN.. AND HER 12 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life

MLive.com

Flint teen pleads guilty to second-degree murder in shooting of 21-year-old Mt. Morris Township man

A Flint teen has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a 21-year-old man outside a Mt.

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NSSF

Gun Laws in Some U.S. Cities More Similar to Highly-Restrictive Mexico than to the Rest of America

The Second Amendment, as affirmed by the Heller and McDonald cases, protects the right of American citizens to possess guns regardless of geographic boundaries within the U.S., yet cities like Washington, D.C. and Chicago make gun ownership very difficult .

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Related Topix: Guns, Life, World News, Mexico

The Janesville Gazette

Michael Gerson: In the Central African Republic, the only rule is terror

The tents of displaced people reach nearly up to the runway at the airport - the first impression of a nation in flight and in fear.

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Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News, Africa, Life

Fremont Bulletin

'I'm going to jail, aren't I?': Marin homicide case captured in chilling phone calls

Ken Neville's words were captured on a recorded 911 call in the seconds after he killed Stachaun Jackson last month in Dillon Beach, according to newly available court documents.

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KLTV Tyler

Authorities identify woman who allegedly shot, killed boyfriend

An East Texas man is dead after police say his girlfriend shot him twice in self defense.

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Related Topix: Life, Harrison County, TX, Hallsville, TX

Mon Apr 14, 2014

CNN

U.N.: Woman to die for killing her rapist

The United Nations and international human rights groups joined a growing call on Monday urging the Iranian government to call off the impending execution of a 26-year-old woman convicted of murder.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iran, World News, Activism, Life

The Lebanon Daily News

Woman qualifies for execution in hammer killing

Jurors decided Monday that an Arizona woman convicted of killing her husband with a hammer qualifies for the death penalty because she carried out the killing in a cruel way.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Death Penalty, Life

FOX23

Troy teen's murder trial set to begin after jury selection

Trinity Copeland was released from the Rensselaer County Jail in May 2013, when the murder indictment against the teen was dropped.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY, Rensselaer County, NY, Life

KABC-AM Los Angeles

'I Did Not Fire at Reeva!' Oscar Pistorius Wails About Shooting

Oscar Pistorius broke down in the witness stand Monday as prosecutor Gerrie Nel relentlessly quizzed him about the precise details on the night he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Life

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