Stabbing suspect says he was defending himself from basketball player

OSKALOOSA, Iowa — A man accused of killing a college basketball player in Oskaloosa says he was defending himself.Twenty-three-year-old Luke VanHemert is charged with second-degree murder, accused of stabbing to death 22-year-old Marquis Todd earlier this month. Todd played for William Penn University. The Des Moines Register reports that VanHemert says

Suspect in killing of basketball player says he was acting in self-defense

CLOSE During a candlelit vigil Friday night after a game, teammates and university officials remembered Marquis Todd for his infectious smile. Todd was fatally stabbed the day before, police said. WochitLuke VanHemert, 23, of Oskaloosa, has been charged with the second-degree murder of Marquis Todd.(Photo: Special

Ex-NFL player Jonathan Martin charged with teammate threats

Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was charged Tuesday with threatening two former teammates who had harassed him in the NFL and with threatening his former prep school classmates, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. Martin pleaded not guilty to four felony counts of making criminal threats and a misdemeanor charge

Lorenzen Wright homicide: Prosecutors will not seek death penalty against Sherra Wright and Billy Turner

CLOSE Louise Vassar, grandmother of slain NBA player Lorenzen Wright, attends arraignment hearing for his ex-wife accused of killing him. Vassar says she does not want Sherra Wright to get death penalty. "Let her live," Vassar said. Yolanda Jones/The Commercial AppealBuy PhotoSherra Wright (right)