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Altercation on Black Friday in Missouri leads to assault charges

For many people in Missouri and across the country, the day after Thanksgiving -- Black Friday -- is a day to take advantage of deals at retail stores. Large crowds at stores that offer significant enticements in combination with a limit on the number of products sold at a certain price can lead to conflict. However, the reason for a recent altercation at a mall is unclear even though two teenagers were arrested and charged with assault.

2 Missouri teens charged with murder in alleged botched robbery

For many teenagers in Missouri, life is filled with homework and planning for the future. However, police say that three teens have recently been charged, following an alleged robbery that was reportedly botched. Two of the teens are accused of murder.

1 arrested, 1 sought in murder of Missouri couple

When a crime occurs in Missouri -- especially a violent crime -- law enforcement officers often feel a great deal of pressure to find someone to blame and arrest. Unfortunately, this pressure can rush officials to make decisions that may not be fully supported by evidence. In fact, details regarding the alleged murder of a Missouri couple are unclear.

Missouri police officer fired following assault charge

Anyone who has been charged with a crime likely knows of the complications that such a situation can create. While the potential criminal outcomes of a conviction are obvious, many people also face personal and professional ramifications as well. In fact, a Missouri police officer has recently lost his job after he was charged with assault.

Discovery of body in Missouri leads to murder charge

Regardless of what criminal charge a person is facing, he or she is presumed innocent unless sufficient evidence is provided that proves otherwise. Even when police and other law enforcement authorities make statements that make it seem as if a person is definitively guilty, they must provide evidence for their claims. At this time, however, it is unclear what evidence supports the claims that a man committed the murder of woman whose body was discovered in Missouri.

Missouri teen accused of murder in parents' death

The vast majority of teenagers in Missouri and across the country likely experience some degree of conflict with their parents. Often, adolescents may be unable to appropriately express their emotions following a dispute, but conflict rarely results in violence. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials have recently charged a teenager of murder following the death of her parents.

Missouri man charged with assault, arson

When a crime is believed to have been committed, police often want to quickly make an arrest. However, it often takes time to gather sufficient evidence to truly understand what happened and why. Often, when an arrest is quickly made, it happens without a full picture of actual events. For example, there are many unanswered questions following the recent arrest of man in Missouri on assault and arson charges.

Investigation ongoing in Missouri despite murder charge

When a person dies under suspicious circumstances, both surviving family members and the community as a whole wants -- understandably -- answers. However, in the haste to provide these answers, it may be easy for law enforcement officials to fail to address certain issues surrounding a case. For example, there are many unanswered questions after a man in Missouri was charged with murder.

Murder, other charges filed in death of disabled Missouri man

When a person dies in a mysterious way, the demand for answers and justice is understandable. Unfortunately, as more time passes it may be more difficult to answers these questions and provide evidence to support speculation. Despite over a year passing since the discovery of a man's body, five people in Missouri now face charges, including accusations of murder, related to his death.

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