CNN  —  The gunman accused of killing 10 people and wounding three in May at a grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, pleaded guilty Monday to state charges of domestic terrorism as a hate crime, murder and attempted murder.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A man police have been looking in connection with a recent Monongalia County murder was taken into custody Friday. Chance Austin Williams The US Marshal Service said Chance Williams, 23, of Morgantown, was arrested without incident in the 1000 block of White Avenue in Morgantown. Williams allegedly killed Jamey Corbin, 47, of Fairmont […]

A man who spent almost 40 years behind bars had his murder conviction for a 1983 killing overturned Thursday. “Even though it was delayed justice, it was justice,” Raymond Flanks told reporters after he exited the courthouse. “Time and truth prevailed in this matter.” Prosecutors and defense lawyers joined together in asking for Flanks’ conviction […]

Takeoff, one-third of the massively influential rap group Migos, was fatally shot at a Houston bowling alley early Tuesday, an all-too familiar occurrence in hip-hop, where the lives of several of its brightest stars have been tragically cut short. While

A former Michigan police officer who shot a Black motorist in the back of the head will stand trial for second-degree murder, a judge said Monday. Judge Nicholas Ayoub announced his decision after hearing testimony last week and seeing video about the death of Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A jury will decide whether […]

HOUSTON, United States A Black man who spent nearly four decades in prison for a murder he did not commit was released in the state of California on Friday after DNA tests showed he was not the killer. Maurice Hastings, 69, had his murder conviction overturned by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office after […]

How a Black man’s 1970 murder spurred change in rural North Carolina  NPR Source link

A California judge vacated the murder convictions of two Black men on Monday after ruling that prosecutors “more likely than not” injected racial bias into the proceedings by presenting the men’s rap lyrics as part of the alleged evidence. Judge Clare Maier of the Contra Costa County Superior Court ordered a new trial for Gary […]

Los Angeles CNN  —  The murder convictions of two Black men in northern California were vacated Monday after a judge ruled the introduction of rap lyrics and racialized rhetoric violated the Racial Justice Act, a law designed . . .

Black people are about 7½ times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder in the U.S. than are whites, and about 80% more likely to be innocent than others convicted of murder, according to a new report by the National Registry of Exonerations. The already disproportionate risk of wrongful conviction, the Registry found, was […]

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