Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    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...

    White Supremacist Faces Terror Charge after Nebraska Amtrak Train Stopped

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An armed man believed to have ties to White supremacist groups has been charged with terrorism after he stopped an...

    Man with Machete Attacks Woman Delivering Meals to Vermont Homeless

    SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — Police say a man in Vermont has used a machete to attack a woman in her 70s as she delivered...

    2 Men Arraigned on Murder Charges in Vicious Upstate NY Quadruple Homicide

    TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Two men have been arrested on murder charges in the deaths of two women and two children in their upstate...

    Texas Woman Accused in Fatal Shooting of Boyfriend’s Son

    DALLAS (AP) — A 7-year-old Texas boy died after his father's girlfriend opened fire as the man drove away with his son and two...

    Alabama Mother: “Troy police officers did this to my son While he was in...

    TROY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman said Friday that police officers severely beat her Black 17-year-old son while he was handcuffed and she...