A condemned Louisiana native once again is set to enter Texas' death chamber on Wednesday evening for two 1991 murders.
Derrick Sonnier, 40, has received two reprieves — the most recent one six weeks ago when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay just minutes before his sentence was to be carried out.
His appeals subsequently were dismissed and no new court filings are pending that might trigger another delay, a… Continue
Paula Brothers (right) and Eugenia Kyles talk about their nephew Percy Rounds, 15, who was shot and killed Monday night in West Pullman. (Tribune photo by Michael Tercha / July 22, 2008)
It was late Monday night and Percy Rounds, 15, had just taken a shower to get ready for bed.
But before retiring for the night, he decided to hang out with his cousin, Adam Spaulding, on the back porch.
Genai Coleman, the 40-year-old Snellville pre-school teacher killed Friday near Gwinnett Place mall, will be taken back to her Indiana home for a funeral in her family church Monday.
Geraldine Brown, Coleman's mother, said family members who flew into metro Atlanta when they received news of the shooting are now making reservations for flights to Elkhart, Ind., where visitation and services for Coleman are set to begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Canaan… Continue
Austin police arrested a man accused in the gang rape of a woman. A woman told investigators she was given some sort of date rape drug Friday night and then assaulted by about 10 men at a house in East Austin.
A neighbor called police Saturday morning when the woman showed up partially-clothed and crying.
Police say Robert Delone Scott, 35, was found next door with the victim's ID in his pocket.
July 22, 2008. MediaTakeOut.com just got word that in the latest issue of Hip Hop Weekly magazine, Miami rapper Jackie O made some explosive allegations. Here's what she told the magazine:
Everybody that signed [to Poe Boy] had gotten their advance money, but when it came time for me to get my advance, I had to f-ck for my advance. It was ten stacks ($10,000) and I had to f-ck for it. So naturally it wasn't something that I'm proud of doing. And… Continue
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Aspiring Oakland rapper Bobby Hall Jr., who spoke out against violence, was shot to death Saturday inside a Oakland home. He is the second person in his family to be killed by violence.
"It's like deja vu. It's happening all over again. We're reliving this nightmare all over again," said Mona Hall, Bobby's mother.
Police say 25-year-old Bobby Hall was shot multiple times last night as he sat inside a house in the… Continue
Two 16-year-old Brunswick residents are each charged with two counts of armed robbery after an investigation into the holdups of pizza delivery persons this month.
The Glynn County Police Department arrested Marquise Timms and John Anthony Workman after the robbery of a Domino's delivery person Sunday night on Altama Avenue.
They are also accused in the holdup of a Pizza Hut driver on Stonewall Street on July… Continue
This fall, Chris Rock will be heading home.
The multiple-Emmy Award winning comedian is slated to headline an all new stand up comedy special, titled 'Chris Rock: Kill The Messenger,' which premieres Sept. 27.
The 90-minute special will feature footage from three different performances; at South Africa's Carnival City Casino, New York's legendary Apollo Theatre and the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London.
ANNISTON, Ala. --- The F.B.I. is identifying 20 year old Gabriel Dewayne Rice as a suspect in Wednesday’s Anniston bank robbery.
Rice accused of robbing the Wachovia Bank on Bill Robinson Parkway around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with another suspect.
Both men were seen in images taken from bank security cameras armed with handguns.
Wachovia has also announced up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest and… Continue
Andrea Curry-Demus, 38, of Wilkinsburg, is charged in the death of Kia Johnson, 18, of McKeesport. Curry-Demus is accused of taking the baby boy to a Pittsburgh hospital and claiming it was her own.
Johnson's body was found Friday in Curry-Demus's apartment. The body was positively identified through dental records, Allegheny County Medical Examiner Karl Williams said Sunday.
In the criminal complaint, police said that video… Continue
A reputed gang member - who moved out of San Francisco after beating a murder charge when the star witness against him was slain - was ambushed and shot to death Saturday night when he returned to the city for work at a construction site in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood, authorities said.
Daniel "Dango" Dennard, 23, of Antioch was attacked as he was stopped on his motorcycle at a red light on… Continue
FORT MYERS: Andrew Widman, a police officer with the Fort Myers Police Department, was shot and killed Friday morning. NBC2 spoke with the suspect's girlfriend to hear what she had to say about the shooting.
Tercotte's uncontrollable tears Friday evening told an unfathomable story - one of devastating loss from a senseless act of violence and one she calls a lose-lose situation for everybody.… Continue
Handcuffed and shackled, Randal Rushing blew the awaiting media a kiss as he was led from a Wilkes-Barre apartment Thursday afternoon.
“I had fun,” the man accused of a triple homicide in Scranton said when asked whether he had killed three people.
Ten hours after a grisly discovery at his residence on South Irving Avenue — three people so badly bludgeoned that the manner of death was difficult to determine — Rushing, 25,… Continue
Be careful if you have saggy pants in the south Chicago suburb of Lynwood. Village leaders have passed an ordinance that would levy $25 fines against anyone showing three inches or more of their underwear in public.
Eugene Williams is the mayor of Lynwood. He says young men walk around town half-dressed, keeping major retailers and economic development away. He calls the new law a hot topic.
The American Civil Liberties Union says the… Continue