CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Marcus Weaver spent nearly three years talking openly about forgiving the man who shot him, killed his friend and caused untold suffering. As a Christian opposed to capital punishment, he considered forgiveness "a no-brainer" and didn't want to see the gunman executed.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A defense witness in a case against two New Mexico officers charged with murder in the death of a homeless man testified Thursday that police used the right tactics and followed standard training during the standoff.
Prosecutors said execution is the only appropriate sentence for the "horror and evil" wrought by Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes, while the defense asked jurors on Thursday if they were ready to sign the death warrant of a mentally ill person. "He came into that theater to perpetrate a mass murder," District Attorney George Brauchler said in his closing argument for the trial's punishment phase. "For James Eagan Holmes, justice is death.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Wearing starched uniforms and their badges marked with black tape to honor one of their own, police from as far as New York have said their goodbyes to Memphis Officer Sean Bolton.
ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles has agreed to give up LA/Ontario International Airport, returning the struggling complex to local control after three decades and ending a long legal battle, it was announced Thursday.