Dallas policewoman gets 10 years for murder; ‘I forgive you,’ victim’s brother says

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced on Wednesday to serve 10 years in prison for the fatal 2018 killing of an innocent man she shot when she mistakenly entered his apartment believing it was her own. But in a remarkable act of kindness, the brother of the victim took the witness stand and spoke directly to Guyger, saying, “I love you like anyone else,” and later hugged her in the courtroom before she was led off to prison. The Dallas County jury reached a unanimous decision on the…

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Police: 72-year-old man jumps to his death, wife found murdered

A 72-year-old man jumped to his death late Sunday night from his Manhattan apartment, where cops later found his 78-year-old wife — dead on a living room sofa with multiple stab wounds, according to police. The couple’s bodies were found at 210 Sherman Avenue in Inwood. Their identities were being withheld pending family notification. Authorities said they were responding to a 911 call when officers found the male in front of his building — sprawled out on the pavement — around 10:20 p.m. He was unconscious when cops arrived and…

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Lagos housewife’s alleged murder: Judgment May 3

Justice Raliatu Adebiyi of an Ikeja High Court will on May 3 deliver judgment in a case of alleged murder of a housewife, Mrs Stella Godwin, by another housewife who is her namesake and neighbour. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adebiyi fixed the date on Wednesday after the defence and the prosecution filed their final written addresses. One 36-year-old Stella Gilbert is standing trial before the court for the murder of Godwin. The prosecution alleged that Gilbert stabbed Godwin, mother of three, to death during a fight…

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Alleged murder: Court admits dismissed cop to N5m bail

Justice Sunday Aladetoyinbo of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Wednesday, admitted a dismissed police officer Gabriel Achimi to bail in the sum of N5 million. Achimi, 37, is charged with the murder of one Ishaku Musa, a commercial motorcycle rider around Gishiri junction, Abuja. Justice Aladetoyinbo granted bail to Achimi after the prosecutor, Ms Munrat Suleiman informed the court that the Police is yet to transfer the case file to the Ministry of Justice. Aladetoyinbo also ordered the defendant to produce one surety who…

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Police arrest healthcare worker on suspicion of murdering 8 babies

The police on Tuesday arrested a British female healthcare worker on suspicion of murdering eight babies and trying to murder six others after an investigation into deaths at a neonatal unit in northern England, police said on Tuesday. The arrest came after an inquiry into the deaths of 17 babies and 15 “non-fatal collapses” between March 2015 and July 2016 at The Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit. “This is a highly complex and very sensitive investigation and, as you can appreciate, we need to ensure we do everything we…

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Police sergeant docked for alleged murder

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State  on Monday remanded a police sergeant, Ishaya Inusa, at Ikoyi Prisons for alleged murder of a civilian. The chief magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adegite, refused the plea of the accused, 33, being tried for murder. She ordered his remand at the Ikoyi Prisons pending the receipt of the legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs). Adegite adjourned the case until Aug. 2. Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Oladele Adebayo, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on…

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Murder: Eat, be merry, life is too short

  …lawyer told staff, a few hours before his death     Mr. Symphorosa Otike- Odibi (a lawyer), from Ukwale, Delta State, was born 52 years ago. But Odibi seemed to have premonition of death. At a launched he shared with his staff, a few hours before he was killed, the lawyer told them to “eat and make merry” because “life is too short”.   Odibi lived an active and fun filled life before he was allegedly murdered by his quiet and unassuming wife, Mrs. Udeme Odibi (47), also a…

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Man allegedly attempts to murder step-son, lands in court

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An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Wednesday remanded one Ojo Rasaq at Agodi Prisons over alleged attempt to murder his step-son. Rasaq of Olomi Village in Apete area of Ibadan is facing a count of attempted murder. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Jejelola Ogunbona, ordered that the accused be remanded at Agodi Prisons pending the determination of his bail application. Ogunbona directed the counsel to accused to bring a written bail application to convince the court why it should grant the accused bail. The Chief Magistrate adjourned the case…

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Another suspect held for Delta DPO’s kidnap, murder

Police yesterday paraded a suspected kidnapper, Abubakar Muhammed aka Buba, for being one of those who abducted and later murdered the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), SP Valentine Mbalu, who was in charge of the ‘C’ Division, Asaba, Delta State. Mbalu was reportedly killed by his abductors, 12 days after he was taken hostage by suspected herdsmen. The deceased was about 4 p.m. on March 5 between Ekwoma and Umunede on the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha Expressway. He was on his way to Asaba after spending the weekend with his family at Agbor. Speaking…

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US court halts two executions

  The top court in Arkansas has halted two executions that were due to start a series of seven in 11 days. The state’s Supreme Court acted hours before convicted murderers Don Davis and Bruce Ward were due to die, but the Davis decision could yet be reversed. Their lawyers had argued they were mentally unfit to face execution and were denied proper assessment. But there was a victory for the state when a federal court lifted an order that blocked all seven executions. A blanket ruling made on Saturday…

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