Posts Tagged Crime

Pitcher arraigned on sexual assault charges

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed addresses the media, Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Detroit. Reed, 28, was charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown hotel last spring after they met at a bar in the suburbs. Reed plays for the Triple-A-Toledo Mud Hens but was with the Tigers when the alleged assault occurred on March 30, the eve of Opening Day. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — Minor league pitcher Evan Reed says he passed a polygraph test earlier this year after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

State senator pleads not guilty to racketeering

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator previously charged with bribery has pleaded not guilty to a new charge of racketeering.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Aussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault

In this photo taken Friday July 27 2014, Francois Etoundi of Australia lifts during the men's 77kg weightlifting competition in the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 in Glasgow Scotland.   Etoundi,  was stripped of his games accreditation Thursday July 31, 2014  after being arrested over an alleged assault during an altercation in the athletes' village in Glasgow.   (AP Photo/Dominic Lipinski, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — An Australian medal-winning weightlifter was convicted Thursday of head-butting another competitor in the athletes’ village and Australia’s track and field coach was sent home for criticizing his top star — just as the country’s 20-year domination of the competition appeared to be coming to an end.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hearing continues in soccer referee killing case

Defendant Bassel Saad sobs during a probable-cause hearing Wednesday afternoon, July 30, 2014, in Livonia, Mich. Saad is charged with second-degree murder in the death of soccer referee John Bieniewicz. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Todd McInturf)

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A hearing continues to decide whether a soccer player should stand trial for murder on accusations that he punched a referee because he objected to being ejected from a recreational league game in suburban Detroit.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Man charged with killing referee faces key hearing

Defendant Bassel Saad sobs during a probable-cause hearing Wednesday afternoon, July 30, 2014, in Livonia, Mich. Saad is charged with second-degree murder in the death of soccer referee John Bieniewicz. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Todd McInturf)

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A soccer referee who was fatally punched by a player during a recreational game in suburban Detroit did not expect the attack, one of the player’s teammates testified Wednesday.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,