Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Cops: Massachusetts Woman Says Voodoo Ritual Led Her to Kill Sons, 5 and 8

    BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman used a kitchen knife to stab two of her children to death and later told police it...

    Texas Executes Dallas Man for Killing Ex-Girlfriend in 1999

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Dallas man was executed Tuesday for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for...

    Louisiana Jury: Man Guilty of Manslaughter in Death of Joe McKnight, Ex-NFL Running Back

    GRETNA, La. (AP) — The man who killed NFL running back Joe McKnight in a December 2016 road-rage confrontation was found guilty of manslaughter...

    Supreme Court Halts Execution of Vernon Mason, Alabama Inmate with Dementia

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of an Alabama inmate whose attorneys argue that dementia has left the...

    Reprimanded Austin, Texas Officer Fired in Another Violent Arrest

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin police officer who was reprimanded for the violent arrest of a Black woman in 2015 has been fired...

    Lawyers: Alabama Inmate Awaiting Execution No Longer Remembers Crime

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to let the state proceed with executing a 67-year-old inmate who lawyers...

    Abuse of Children in California House of Torture was ‘Severe, Pervasive, Prolonged’

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was...

    Deputy US Marshal Killed While Serving Pennsylvania Warrant

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a home before dawn Thursday, killing a...

    Phoenix Police: Serial Killing Suspect Tied to 9 Attacks

    PHOENIX (AP) — A serial killing suspect shot and killed nine people, including his own mother, and used a victim's gun in some of...

    Legal Groups File Brief: Free Tennessee Woman Sentenced to Life at 16

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a dozen national advocacy groups want the release of a Tennessee woman imprisoned for life after she shot...

    Former Alabama Pastor Gets 20 Years for Rape of Church Member, 15-Yr-Old Minor

    DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama pastor who pleaded guilty in the rape of a 15-year-old female church member has been sentenced to...

    Oakland, California Jury Awards $4 Million to Ex-Black Panther Elaine Brown

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California jury awarded more than $4 million in punitive damages to a former leader of the Black Panthers...