Prosecutors alleged that Cole Allen Wilkins stole several major appliances from a Riverside construction site, put them untied in the back of his truck, and fled down a freeway. When a stove fell onto the highway, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy on his way to work swerved to avoid it and was fatally crushed by a cement truck. Wilkins was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 26 years to life.
A faulty heater that emitted carbon monoxide poison and killed two men last month is one of the problems that must be fixed at a renovated apartment in Southeast Austin before some residents are allowed back in, city officials said Wednesday.
TV news station WJXT reports that Brooklyn, New York man Barran Prakash, 47, wanted his co-workers to change the TV channel so he could watch "American Idol."
Like all friendly arguments that happen over the popular singing talent show, things turned very violent when Prakash grabbed a large butcher knife and held it to one man's throat, according to the report.
(My favorite part of the report: "It's also good to note that the show was not even scheduled to air that night.")
Two men were arrested this week, accused of using a skateboard to assault a man and stealing his sunglasses after he tried to take a photo of one of the men's triple mohawk hairstyle, according to an arrest affidavit.
A glaring question plaguing this banjo player is whether the alledged teeth were naturally growing within the mouth of the attacker, or if they were held in his hand and thrust or plunged into the flesh of the victim before being returned to the jar on the nightstand.
"Two Canadians died instantly in a freak accident when a car hit a 440-pound (200-kg) black bear and sent the animal flying straight through the windshield of an oncoming vehicle, local media said Wednesday.
The bear's body hit the 25-year-old driver and a 40-year-old man sitting behind her and then shot out of the back window. The bear also died."
HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) - Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state. The victim asked, "Why are you carrying a weasel?" Police said the attacker answered, "It's not a weasel, it's a marten," then punched him in the nose and fled.
The attacker was apparently looking for his girlfriend and had gone to her former boyfriend's apartment Monday where the victim was a guest.