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Trooper Charged After Crash Kills Teenager

Minnesota's Shane Roper also injured 5 people

(Newser) - A Minnesota state trooper is facing charges for a crash that killed a teenager and injured five people, per the AP . Olmsted County Attorney Mark Ostrem said trooper Shane Roper, 32, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminal vehicular homicide, and other counts. The crash happened May 18 in Rochester....

What to Know About Alec Baldwin's Rust Trial
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Alec Baldwin's Rust Trial

What to Know About Alec Baldwin's Rust Trial

Jury selection begins Tuesday in New Mexico in death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

(Newser) - Nearly three years after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the New Mexico set of Rust, Alec Baldwin is going on trial over her death. Jury selection begins Tuesday, with opening statements expected Wednesday, and the projected end the following Friday, reports the AP . A last-minute ruling dealt...

4 Prison Guards Charged With Murder: 'It's George Floyd 3.0'

Fifth officer hit with manslaughter charges in the death of Othel Moore Jr. in Missouri

(Newser) - Four Missouri prison guards were charged Friday with murder, and a fifth with involuntary manslaughter, in the December death of a Black man who died after the officers pepper-sprayed him and covered his face while in custody at a correctional facility, according to a complaint filed Friday. The guards at...

Baldwin Trial Now Imminent After Judge's Ruling

It's set to start in early July after judge denied actor's request to dismiss the case over damaged evidence

(Newser) - A court ruling on Friday put an involuntary manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin on track for trial in early July as a judge denied a request to dismiss the case on complaints that key evidence was damaged by the FBI during forensic testing. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer sided with prosecutors...

Jury Can't Decide on Woman Accused of Killing Cop Beau

Judge tells panel in Karen Read's murder trial to try again Monday

(Newser) - Jurors in the Karen Read murder trial told the judge on Friday that they've been unable to reach a unanimous verdict. A foreperson told Judge Beverly Cannone the jury was stuck despite an "exhaustive review of the evidence and our diligent consideration of all disputed evidence," the...

Judge Rules on Baldwin's Ask Over Dropping Criminal Charge

Actor loses bid to nix manslaughter charge, meaning 'Rust' trial is on track for this summer

(Newser) - A New Mexico judge has rejected a request by Alec Baldwin to dismiss the sole criminal charge against him in a fatal shooting on the set of the movie Rust, keeping the case on track for a trial this summer. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer on Friday upheld an indictment charging...

Parents Charged After Daughter's Fatal Asthma Attack

Rachel and Anthony Modrow are accused of stalling on seeking treatment for 9-year-old Amy

(Newser) - The parents of a Minnesota girl who died after an asthma attack earlier this year have been charged with second-degree manslaughter, accused of not taking her to the hospital as she suffered the attack. KARE 11 and the Star Tribune report that Anthony and Rachel Modrow, both 34, were booked...

Dad of Michigan School Shooter Heads to Trial

911 call could be 'powerful evidence' in James Crumbley's manslaughter case

(Newser) - A man who purchased a gun with his son four days before a Michigan school shooting is headed to trial, accused of failing to take steps that could have prevented the teen from killing four students and wounding others. No one says James Crumbley knew what Ethan Crumbley planned to...

Fatal Gender Reveal Stunt Leads to Jail Time

California's Refugio Jimenez Jr. cops to involuntary manslaughter after firefighter died in El Dorado Fire

(Newser) - A man whose family's gender reveal photo shoot sparked a Southern California wildfire that killed a firefighter in 2020 has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The El Dorado Fire erupted on Sept. 5, 2020, when Refugio Jimenez Jr., Angelina Jimenez, and their young children staged a photo shoot for...

Jogger Fatally Shoots Homeless Man on Sidewalk: DA

California man has now been charged in September incident in Garden Grove, near Disneyland

(Newser) - A southern California man out for a jog fatally shot a homeless man, police say. Craig Sumner Elliott, 68, has just been charged with felony voluntary manslaughter and felony enhancement of personal use of a firearm over the September 28 incident, CNN reports. The Orange County district attorney's office...

Texan Who Killed Man Driving Away Is Guilty of Manslaughter

But jury rejected murder charge against Terry Turner

(Newser) - A Texas man has been convicted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a Moroccan immigrant who had pulled into his driveway. A Caldwell County jury on Thursday rejected a murder charge and convicted 67-year-old Terry Duane Turner of the lesser count in the October 2021 shooting death 31-year-old Adil...

School Shooter's Parents Lose Appeal, Will Stand Trial

Jennifer and James Crumbley face charges of involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - The Michigan Supreme Court turned down an appeal Tuesday, clearing the way for the parents of a teenager who killed four fellow students in a shooting at Oxford High School to face trial on involuntary manslaughter charges. James and Jennifer Crumbley are accused of making a gun available to Ethan...

Her Plea Deal Stated She'd Serve 8 Years. She'll Do More

Lauren Pazienza pleaded guilty to fatally shoving Broadway singing coach

(Newser) - A New York judge sentenced a woman who pleaded guilty to fatally shoving an 87-year-old Broadway singing coach onto a Manhattan sidewalk to six months more in prison than the eight years that had been previously reached in a plea deal. During Friday's sentencing of Lauren Pazienza for manslaughter,...

Hole-in-One Helps Nab Manslaughter Suspect

Photo in newspaper shows man wearing same outfit as person sought in fatal beating

(Newser) - Police in Florida have charged one senior citizen in the fatal beating of another, and a celebratory photo of a hole-in-one helped in the case. As Fox 35 reports, all of this began on June 28, when 87-year-old Dean Zook hit a car while trying to park at the Glenview...

Neely's Family Not Happy With Manslaughter Charge

They say Daniel Penny should see murder charges after fatal chokehold on NYC subway

(Newser) - A Marine veteran who put a fellow New York City subway rider into a fatal chokehold earlier this month was arraigned Friday morning and charged with second-degree manslaughter, a felony. Per the Washington Post , 24-year-old Daniel Penny surrendered at Manhattan Criminal Court at the request of the Manhattan district attorney'...

Limo Crash Killed 20. 5 Years Later, a Trial

After plea deal rejected, operator of stretch limo goes on trial in upstate New York

(Newser) - Nearly five years after a stretch limousine packed with birthday revelers careened down a hill and off a road in rural upstate New York, killing 20 people, the operator of the company that rented out the vehicle is going on trial. Nauman Hussain, who ran Prestige Limousine, is charged with...

Sheriff: Deputy Killed Friend in 'Dumb, Avoidable' Accident

Andrew Lawson 'jokingly' pulled trigger on gun he thought was unloaded, sheriff says

(Newser) - One sheriff's deputy in Florida is dead and another is facing a manslaughter charge after what Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey says was "an extremely poor and reckless decision." The sheriff's office says 23-year-old deputy Austin Walsh was fatally shot Saturday morning by his best friend...

As Trial Begins on Fatal Flight 447, a Big First in France

Air France and Airbus are first French companies to face trial there after a plane crash

(Newser) - Thirteen years after Air France Flight 447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean during its journey from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, a nine-week manslaughter trial is finally beginning. Reuters reports that the trial starting Monday in the French capital is the first time that companies in that nation have faced...

Captain Who Fatally Cut Parasail Line Arrested

A woman died and two children were injured in Memorial Day tragedy in Florida

(Newser) - A Florida boat captain who admitted cutting a line securing a parasail to his vessel, resulting in the death of one of three riders , has been arrested for manslaughter. Daniel Gavin Couch, 49, hadn’t done a recent weather check ahead of high winds on Memorial Day, which put the...

Mom Charged After 2-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Dad

Florida couple kept their gun unsecured in a home with 3 children, police say

(Newser) - A Florida woman is facing a manslaughter charge after her 2-year-old son fatally shot his father in the back. Marie Ayala, 28, of Orlando said she heard a "loud pop" on May 26 before finding 26-year-old father of three Reggie Mabry bleeding on the floor of their home, per...

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