Crime
Associated Press/Texas Department of Public Safety

Store may face charges for selling gun to shooter

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/18/19, 11:11 am

An Academy Sports + Outdoors store in Texas sold Devin Patrick Kelley a semi-automatic rifle and large-capacity magazine after he showed a Colorado driver’s license. Kelley later used his purchases to kill more than two dozen people at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2017.

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Department of Justice

Authorities stop massive child abuse website

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/17/19, 01:04 pm

A sting on a darknet child pornography site led to the arrest of more than 300 people around the world and the rescue of at least 23 children. The United States on Wednesday unsealed an indictment against Jong Woo Son, 23, on charges he operated the largest child sexual exploitation market by volume of content. Jong, a South Korean, ran a website dedicated solely to videos of child sexual abuse.

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Associated Press/Photo by Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News

Fort Worth police officer charged with murder

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/15/19, 11:21 am

Police officials said Monday they do not understand why Officer Aaron Dean, 34, shot and killed 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson through a window in her home on Saturday. The shooting happened when officers went to Jefferson’s house for a nonemergency welfare check. Her 8-year-old nephew was in the room at the time Dean shot her. Dean resigned from the police force Monday and authorities charged him with murder. He left jail in Tarrant County, Texas, after posting bond on Monday night.

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