The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Observers say the goal is to ensure that the truth about the killing is revealed, to ease racial tensions, and to reassure people that the investigation will be fair.
This Wednesday will be Missouri’s fifth execution in five months, which could be a record for the year.
A southern Illinois man was found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths nine years ago of a pregnant woman and a 4-year-old child.
Michael Studer, charged in the October shooting death of 61-year-old Adrienne Arnett at Abel’s Quik Shop in Hannibal, was originally scheduled for trial March 25.
Argued over whether they were cooking pork steaks or pork chops
A man wanted in the 1984 killing of a Joplin woman has been arrested in San Diego.
Shot while trying to retrieve stolen items from gunmen.
An Illinois man accused of killing eight people from two states during a 2008 spree was given a second life sentence Wednesday.
Former St. Louis police officer, Glenn Head, is accused of killing 67-year-old William Bacon during an argument.
Two suspects in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old southwest Missouri boy will be tried in different counties.