May 22, 2015

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Adams found guilty of Coats murder

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ELYRIA – Tove Adams was cleared of aggravated murder, but found guilty of murder and other charges, this morning for the June 2013 slaying of Anthony Coats. The jury deliberated roughly five hours over two days before returning the verdict this morning in a packed courtroom. Adams, a 44-year-old registered sex offender, will face a Read More…

Deadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns

LAS VEGAS — This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada’s toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun. Prison officials acknowledged the death in November with only a short statement, Read More…

S.C. cop charged with murder had previous excessive force complaint

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white South Carolina police officer charged with murder for shooting an unarmed black man in the back was allowed to stay on the force despite a 2013 complaint that he used excessive force against another unarmed black man. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Mario Givens recounted Wednesday Read More…

Condemned man: Cops botched case

ELYRIA — Attorneys for Stanley Jalowiec, who is awaiting execution for the 1994 slaying of police informant Ronald Lally, contend that police and prosecutorial misconduct put an innocent man on death row and asked Thursday for the convicted killer to receive a new trial. The massive court filing not only renews old allegations that authorities Read More…