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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Jurors in Fall River, Massachusetts, are expected to hear more testimony Friday in the case against the former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez, who's charged with the shooting death of semipro football player Odin (OH'-dihn) Lloyd in 2013. On Thursday, prosecutors told the jury that Hernandez's DNA was found on a marijuana cigarette found near Lloyd's body. And they say Hernandez's DNA also was on a shell casing from a bullet found under the driver's seat of the rental car Lloyd was seen getting into.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen born in Somalia has been added to the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists. Twenty-nine-year-old Liban Haji Mohamed is charged with providing material support to al-Qaida and the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia. Authorities say Mohamed worked as a taxi driver in northern Virginia before they believe he left the U.S. in July 2012 for east Africa.

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge (shug)" Knight says his client plans to turn himself in to authorities after he accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers in Compton, California. Authorities are investigating Thursday's incident as a homicide. Los Angeles County sheriffs say it looks like Knight's pickup truck backed over the victims and then drove forward and struck them again. The empty truck was found Thursday night in a Los Angeles parking lot.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas has executed a man for the strangulation and beating death of a woman nearly 20 years ago. Fifty-seven-year-old Robert Ladd received a lethal injection Thursday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments that he was mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty. In 1996, Ladd killed 38-year-old Vicki Ann Garner of Tyler, Texas, while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says "Mistakes were made" when an ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was invited to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders. Rene "Boxer" Enriquez gave a PowerPoint presentation Wednesday and spoke about how he was instrumental in building a transnational criminal enterprise that held influence over tens of thousands of violent gang members. Attendees were provided refreshments and a book about Enriquez's life and rise to power.

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