SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A third person accused of kidnapping an FBI employee and taking his car in South Dakota has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
Lourdes Bonilla, 23, made her initial appearance before federal Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann last Friday when she entered the plea to kidnapping, carjacking and brandishing a firearm during a violent crime.
BRUSSELS (AP) — An appeals court sentenced the Netherlands' best-known mobster — a career criminal nicknamed “The Nose” — to life imprisonment Friday for ordering a string of underworld hits.
Willem Holleeder, 64, will spend the rest of his life behind bars, the maximum possible sentence, after the verdict by Amsterdam's court of appeal.
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who worked as a security guard on Chicago's far South Side kidnapped a woman, handcuffed her, chained her in the attic of an abandoned home for three days and sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said Wednesday.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A group of former leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia said Tuesday that the guerrilla organization was responsible for war crimes, including the kidnapping of thousands of civilians for ransom and also holding politicians as hostages for several years in the hopes of exchanging them for imprisoned rebels.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man described by law enforcement as a serial killer linked to the deaths and disappearances of at least four women pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping resulting in death.
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man has been convicted in the kidnap and slaying almost a decade ago of a co-worker whose bones were found buried in his eastern Pennsylvania yard.
A Monroe County judge on Friday convicted Michael Horvath, 55, of criminal homicide, kidnapping, evidence-tampering and abuse of a corpse in the 2013 killing of Holly Grim.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has pleaded guilty in the kidnapping and murder of his 3-year-old child and child’s mother.
Michael Wolfe pleaded guilty Friday in Yamhill County District Court to aggravated murder and second-degree murder in the 2019 murders of Karissa and Billy Fretwell, KOIN-TV reported.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man arrested 26 years after a brutal assault of a woman says the state took too long to charge him and his conviction should be thrown out in a case that went before the Ohio Supreme Court Thursday.
CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A man accused of torturing, raping and disfiguring a woman who was held captive in his Southern California home for six months pleaded not guilty to 10 charges, prosecutors said Tuesday.
CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and torture after a woman told authorities she escaped his Southern California home where she was held against her will for months, sheriff's officials said.
RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — A missing 1-year-old child who authorities issued an Amber Alert after she was kidnapped by her father was shot to death early Sunday morning behind a church in Georgia, investigators said.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A gang in Haiti has released three of eight Turkish citizens kidnapped nearly a month ago in the country’s capital, an official said Wednesday.
Hugues Josue, Turkey’s honorary consul in Haiti, told The Associated Press that three women were released, adding that he had no further details.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect still awaiting trial for the murders of two Tucson girls has been sentenced to 65 years in prison in a separate case..
Prosecutors said 40-year-old Christopher Matthew Clements was credited with nearly 1,900 days served at Tuesday’s sentencing in a 2017 burglary case out of Maricopa County.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A New Hampshire man convicted of kidnapping and murder for his role in the 2015 death of a woman whose bound and gagged body was found burning beside railroad tracks in Massachusetts was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Wednesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two people accused in a fatal Las Vegas home robbery are back in Nevada to face charges that include murder, kidnapping and robbery, public records show.
Christine Schultz, 22, and Michael Overton, 31 were booked into the Clark County Detention Center over the weekend, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted three people for allegedly kidnapping an FBI victim specialist last week. Online court records indicate Juan Francisco Alvarez-Soto, Deyvin Morales and Lourdes Alondra Bonilla were indicted on May 19 on charges of kidnapping, carjacking and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A man who was charged in the death of a woman who went missing in northern Colorado in 2018 pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping.
Juan Figueroa Jr., 33, entered his plea in the death of Rita Gutierrez-Garcia and was sentenced to 48 years in prison, the Boulder Daily Camera reported.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been convicted of kidnapping and murder in connection with his role in the 2015 death of a woman whose bound and gagged body was found burning beside some railroad tracks in Massachusetts, prosecutors said.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's police on Friday said they are still looking for suspects in the abduction of the head of the Methodist Church Nigeria who was freed in exchange for a ransom of 100 million naira ($240,600).
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Colorado man pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in Vermont to kidnapping a man who was later found shot to death in a snowbank in 2018 in what prosecutors allege is a murder-for-hire case stemming from a financial dispute.
BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man was found guilty Wednesday of abducting and killing a young mother celebrating her 23rd birthday at a Boston nightclub.
Louis Coleman III, 36, was convicted by a federal grand jury of kidnapping resulting in death in connection with the February 2019 death of Jassy Correia, the U.S attorney's office said in a statement.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police killed four suspected Chinese kidnappers in a gunbattle and rescued a Chinese man they had allegedly abducted in a central city, officials said Tuesday.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The head of the Methodist Church Nigeria regained his freedom a day after being kidnapped by unknown gunmen in the country's southeast, police told The Associated Press late Monday.
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied a request by lawyers for an Arizona man scheduled to be executed June 8 to be allowed to make new arguments in an effort to overturn his death sentence in the 1984 kidnapping and killing of an 8-year-old Tucson girl.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) —
A New Hampshire man convicted of killing his wife’s co-worker and forcing her to behead him was sentenced Friday to life in prison, plus 45 years.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 39-year-old man died after he exchanged gunfire with members of a Wichita SWAT team after a lengthy standoff on Wednesday, police said.
Officers were called to a home in west Wichita after a report of a shooting.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A California man convicted of kidnapping an 11-year-old Idaho girl could be released from prison after five to seven months if he successfully completes a treatment program.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Two more men have been arrested in connection with the 2018 kidnapping of a man later found shot to death in a snowbank in Barnet, Vermont.
Serhat Gumrukcu, 39, of Los Angeles, and Berk Eratay, 35, of Las Vegas, were arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire which resulted in the death of Gregory Davis, of Danville, the U.S.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s clemency board has declined to recommend to Gov. Doug Ducey that the death sentence of a man convicted in the 1984 kidnapping and killing of an 8-year-old girl be reduced to a lesser punishment, rejecting his claims that he is innocent of the crimes.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a man's convictions and death sentences in the 2012 killing of his nine-months pregnant girlfriend who was bound, handcuffed and gagged when her partially burned body was found in a bed by firefighters responding to an apartment fire.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — An Indigenous migrant who was accused of kidnapping and jailed in a northern Mexico border city returned to her homeland of Guatemala on Sunday as a free woman after spending more than seven years in prison without a trial.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It was about 6 a.m. when Venique Moïse flung open the door of her house and saw dozens of people running — their children in one hand and scant belongings in the other — as gunfire intensified.
HOPE MILLS, N.C. (AP) — A 68-year-old man has been charged with murder in the deaths in a mother and son from North Carolina who were found dead in the grass behind their apartment building.
Police in Hope Mills, just south of Fayetteville, announced Saturday that Rodney William McCrary has been charged with two counts each first-degree murder and kidnapping.
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed men abducted an Italian family and their Togolese domestic worker in southern Mali, an official said Friday, the latest attack to target Westerners in the volatile West African country.
LATHROP, Mo. (AP) — A man who was recently released from prison has been charged with kidnapping and other felonies after authorities said he threatened to kill and severely beat a woman he met on a dating site, keeping her imprisoned for two days at his father’s home in northwestern Missouri.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old girl from New York who disappeared while visiting South Carolina's Myrtle Beach on spring break 13 years ago has been found and a sex offender has been charged with murder, kidnapping and rape, authorities said Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) — The life of a Georgia man set to be executed Tuesday for killing an 8-year-old girl should be spared, his lawyer argues, explaining that her client has significant cognitive impairments that likely contributed to his crimes and has suffered horrific abuse in prison.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man and the woman charged with kidnapping a 3-month-old baby last month from his Northern California home while his grandmother unloaded groceries tried at least three times to take the child before succeeding, authorities said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors in the U.S. have charged the leader of a notoriously violent Haitian gang in connection with the kidnapping of 16 Americans last year, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Dec. 5 trial date has been set for a Las Vegas man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son and hiding the body in a freezer where police found it in February after the boy’s sister gave notes to her teacher saying her mother was being held captive at the man’s home.
FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping and killing an 18-year-old Fernley woman in March isn't scheduled to appear in court again until July after a judge granted the prosecutor's request for a delay.
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A Utah man has been accused of raping, torturing and murdering a vulnerable adult when he lived in Alaska.
Kirby F. Calderwood, 32, was arrested Monday by police in Ogden, Utah, the Homer Police Department said.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 69-year-old Chilean woman wanted on kidnapping charges dating to Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship in the 1970s faces extradition from Australia after a court closed her final appeal option.
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia man scheduled to be put to death next week for killing an 8-year-old girl 46 years ago are trying to delay the execution.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Eight Turkish citizens have been kidnapped in Haiti’s capital, an official told The Associated Press on Monday, apparently the latest in a string of high-profile kidnappings by powerful gangs.
MIAMI (AP) — A former Haitian senator is facing charges in the United States related to last year's assassination of former Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, authorities said.
John Joel Joseph made his initial appearance Monday in Miami federal court, according to court records.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man pleaded not guilty Thursday to killing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son and hiding the body in a freezer, where police found it in February after the boy’s sister gave notes to her teacher saying that her mother was being held captive at the man’s home.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis authorized spending up to 1 million euros to free a Colombian nun kidnapped by al-Qaida-linked militants in Mali, a cardinal testified Thursday, revealing previously secret papal approval to hire a British security firm to find the nun and secure her freedom.
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Maryland has sentenced a Washington, D.C., man to more than 10 years in prison for kidnapping a person from a hotel and casino, a U.S. Attorney said.
Christopher Allen Young, 26, was sentenced on Wednesday to 126 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit kidnapping, U.S.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Five people affiliated with a Nazi prison gang, including one who legally changed his name to Filthy Fuhrer, have been convicted in the grisly death of a member whose gang tattoo was cut off his rib cage with a hot knife before he was shot and his body was burned, a federal jury in Alaska decided Monday.