William Brock, 81, apparently felt entitled to play cop, judge, jury and executioner.

New York prosecutors charged 49-year-old Jay Bryant in the murder of hip-hop legend Jam Master Jay. It was the third indictment in the 2002 shooting death of the longtime Run-DMC member, born Jason Mizell.

The five Memphis police officers responsible for the beating death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols have been charged with second-degree murder.

In rather unfortunate news, the mother of R&B heartthrob Sammie has been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in Orlando, as well as the random shooting of several vehicles in the area. 

Greene died in custody in 2019 after he was brutalized during an arrest at a traffic stop.


Terry Duane Turner is free on bail after killing unarmed Adil Dghoughi, lying to police about the circumstances and then being allowed to turn himself in weeks later in the shooting of an immigrant from Morocco who only pulled into Turner's driveway to turn his car around in Martinville, Texas.

An attempted carjacking that led to the death of the driver has resulted in two teenage girls being charged with murder, sparking a larger discussion about characterizing the episode as an "accident."


A judge upheld the most serious murder charge against Derek Chauvin, the now-fired Minneapolis police officer who used his knee to apply deadly pressure to George Floyd's neck earlier this year. A lesser charge was dismissed, though.


The man arrested for plowing his car into a crowd during the violent Charlottesville White supremacy demonstration in August has been charged with first-degree murder.


A Manhattan district attorney said Monday that the White male who fatally stabbed a Black male in New York after hatching a plan to kill African-American men because of hatred faces a murder as an act of terrorism charge.