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Let Renteria go? Second hung jury in double murder case of dad suspected of killing to protect son from molester

Daniel Renteria, the father accused of killing two men after one allegedly molested his 3-year-old son, is getting his day in court. Again and again. For the second time in a row, Renteria’s trial ended in a mistrial, thanks to … Continue reading

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Death in the Grand Canyon: Suicides, murder, mishaps in Natural Wonder's deadly history

The Grand Canyon is a place of majesty, magnitude – and death. Two recently hit in less than a week. One of them, a man who tumbled over the edge Oct. 1, gave rise to a number of rumors that … Continue reading

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Murder of Thomas Tucker: Drugs, deep resentment recipe for son killing father, cousin says

The large rock found near Thomas Tucker’s pummeled skull could have been the murder weapon. Or it could have been the sledgehammer deputies noted on the porch. In either case, Tom Tucker, 58, was found badly beaten Aug. 24, police … Continue reading

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Sept. 11 haunts former New Yorker in Tucson: Nine years not long enough to forget

Nine years is a long time, but still not long enough to forget how I felt that morning on Brooklyn’s 69th Street Pier while I watched the first of the Twin Towers burn. Incredulous sums it up. Disgusted, enraged, horrified … Continue reading

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One prison escapee caught, 'Bonnie and Clyde' still loose: What we learn from escaped killers

Tracy Province, one of two escaped murderers running rampant since July 30, was caught Aug. 9 after attending services in a small town Wyoming church, according to a report in the Arizona Republic. Some may say it was an act … Continue reading

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Hate crime accusations begin: Neighbor kills Hispanic man after allegedly saying ‘go back to Mexico’

We were waiting – and it’s here: the Age of the Hate Crime. We already have an accusation going down in Phoenix, according to a report in the Arizona Republic. Juan Varela, 44, a third-generation Mexican-American, was shot dead May … Continue reading

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Murder vs self-defense in the death of Aaron Ham

Aaron Ham spent part of one fall afternoon at the Wagon Wheel, a Picture Rocks convenience store and bar, where he offered a woman a ride back to her nearby home. Ham spent that autumn evening being stabbed, sliced, struck … Continue reading

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