NEW YORK (AP) — The way Derrick Hamilton tells it, his detour to a false conviction in a fatal 1991 shooting began with an investigator greeting him with a mob-style kiss on the cheek and whispering in his ear.
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida judge refused on Friday to overturn the conviction of a British man serving a life sentence for a 1986 double murder that his lawyers say was carried out by a hit man working for notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Krishna Maharaj, 75, has been in prison for 27 years for his conviction in the slaying of father and son Derrick and Duane Moo Young in a gruesome execution at a downtown Miami hotel. ...
(Reuters) - One person was killed and six cars and semi-trailers set afire in a weather-related pileup of 50 to 70 vehicles on Friday morning on Interstate 94 about 10 miles east of Kalamazoo, Michigan, state police said. The accident occurred about 10 a.m. local time and one of the burning semis was carrying hazardous material, State Trooper O.J. Hamilton told Reuters. He said icy conditions and low visibility contributed to the crash. (Reporting by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Bill Trott)
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez began Friday with the judge telling the first batch of prospective jurors that they could still be chosen to sit on the panel even if they had heard about the high-profile case.