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Suspect in Japan Anime Studio Fire Charged With Murder

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors formally filed murder charges Wednesday against a suspect in a deadly fire at a Kyoto anime studio last year, after it was determined that he has recovered enough from his own severe burns and is …

Murder, Arson Charges Filed Against Man in Seattle Fire

SEATTLE — A deadly fire that sent people jumping from a fourth-floor window at an apartment building-turned motel in Seattle in July was apparently set in retribution over a stolen laptop, King County prosecutors said. Jesse Puff, 24, of Anchorage, …

Documentary Series Examines Cost of Small-Town Vigilantism

NEW YORK — It’s been 38 years since a man named Ken Rex McElroy was shot to death by an angry crowd in the dusty farming community of Skidmore, Missouri. And for 38 years, the case has remained unsolved. McElroy …

Acquitted Defendant in Beauty Queen’s Slaying Sues Arkansas Police Chief

A man who was found not guilty of murdering a beauty queen in Russellville filed a $10 million lawsuit Thursday against the city’s former chief and one of its officers, accusing them of ignoring evidence that pointed to his innocence. …

Man Sues West Virginia Bar Over Wife’s Slaying

The husband of a slain woman is suing a Morgantown, W. Va., bar, arguing employees shouldn’t have let his drunken unconscious wife leave with a stranger. The Dominion Post says Jeremy Terry filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Novichenk’s Bar …

Former Missouri Pastor Admits He Killed Congregant

A former suburban Kansas City minister surprised prosecutors on Wednesday by admitting in court that he killed an insurance salesman who had been a member of his church and at whose funeral he gave the eulogy. David Love, 52, pleaded …

Georgia Court Wrestles with Bizarre Malpractice Case

After a mentally ill Georgia man was charged with stabbing his mother to death amid a psychotic rage, his father took a peculiar step that has so far divided Georgia courts: He filed a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking damages from …

Insurance Investigators Association Donates $10,000 to Slain Investigators’ Memorial Fund

$10,000 has been donated to a memorial fund honoring two Louisiana investigators who were killed in the line of duty June 7 by the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU). Louisiana Insurance Department investigators, Rhett Jeansonne and Kim Sledge, …

Wife of Slain Missouri Insurance Salesman Faces Charges

The widow of a western Missouri insurance salesman who was shot to death in his office is now charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Thirty-nine-year-old Teresa Stone, of Independence, is the second person charged in connection with the killing of …

Murder an Accident? To Insured It Is, Court Says

New York’s top court says the estate of a man run down by a homicidal driver is entitled to make insurance claims for injuries caused by an accident. The Court of Appeals says that even though Ronald Popadich pleaded guilty …