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royal marine's murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter


london — a british royal marine commando who shot an injured taliban fighter in afghanistan has won a reduced sentence of manslaughter.the earlier murder conviction of 42-year-old sgt. alexander blackman was quashed wednesday and replaced by a manslaughter conviction.the court martial appeal court said the decision was based on the ground of diminished responsibility.blackman had been sentenced to a minimum of 10 years by a military court in 2013 for the september 2011 killing in helmand province. a new sentencing hearing will be held.footage from another marine's helmet camera showed blackman shooting the militant in the chest at close range, then saying: "obviously this doesn't go anywhere, fellas. i just broke the geneva convention."his lawyer had said blackman was suffering mental heal






daughter faces trial in death of bedsore-ridden mother, 82


baton rouge, la. — the daughter of an 82-year-old louisiana woman who died from a blood infection caused by severely infected bedsores will stand trial aug. 28 on a manslaughter charge.the advocate (http://bit.ly/2mbuz8p ) reports state district judge mike erwin set 55-year-old joleslie looney's trial date monday.looney and her daughter, 20-year-old lauren looney, were bessie looney's primary caregivers in 2014 when the woman was found dead in their baton rouge home. authorities say she was found naked, in a wheelchair, sitting in feces and covered with bedsores.lauren looney also is charged with manslaughter. her next court date is april 13.the looneys told police they were aware of bessie looney's condition but said it did not appear to be severe to them.a manslaughter conviction carries






marine a's colleagues speak about taliban fighter killing


bbc panorama has spoken to several of the men who were with sgt blackman on the day he shot dead an injured taliban fighter. this is their account of what happened. sgt blackman's murder conviction has now been reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of mental illness.marine a's colleagues 'wanted afghan insurgent dead'marine alexander blackman conviction reduced to manslaughter






change of venue request for officer who killed castile


st. paul, minn. — attorneys for a police officer facing manslaughter charges in the fatal shooting of philando castile don't think the defendant can get a fair trial in ramsey county, so they've filed a motion for a change of venue.st. anthony officer jeronimo yanez shot castile seven times during a july traffic stop in the st. paul suburb of falcon heights. castile's girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on facebook in a video that's been widely seen online. castile told yanez he was armed. he had a permit to carry a gun.yanez's attorneys say he had no choice but to shoot castile after he saw the gun and believed his life was in danger. the officer has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges. his trial is scheduled to begin may 30.






14-year-old girl facing manslaughter charge in woman’s mesa county death – the d


a 14-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and second-degree assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the mesa county death of a 61-year-old woman.stephanie hauck is being held without bond at the colorado division of youth correction’s grand mesa youth service center.on monday, the body of linda smith was wound on the 500 block of 29½ road. her cause and manner of death remain under investigation.all documents related to this case have been sealed by the court, according to the mesa county sheriff’s office. investigators did not say if or how hauck and smith are connected.authorities say their investigation is active and ongoing. further details were not immediately released.






ottawa police officer charged with manslaughter in death of abdirahman abdi


now, more than seven months after abdirahman abdi, 37, died following a violent arrest on the steps of his hintonburg apartment building, a rare charge of manslaughter is to be laid against an ottawa police officer.the special investigations unit, the civilian police oversight agency, said monday that they believe an ottawa police officer executing abdi’s arrest on the morning of july 24, 2016, assaulted him and then killed him.const. daniel montsion, 36, faces charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon after the fatal encounter. he is now suspended with pay from the police force.the death of abdi — a somali-canadian man described by his family as someone with mental health issues — sent shockwaves throughout the city and beyond as many viewed unsettling video fo






marine alexander blackman conviction reduced to manslaughter


media captionclaire blackman, marine a's wife: "we are delighted at the judges' decision"a royal marine jailed for shooting an injured taliban fighter in afghanistan has had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter by an appeal court.sgt alexander blackman, 42, from taunton, somerset, has served three years of a life sentence.five judges at the court martial appeal court in london ruled the conviction should be "manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility".a further hearing will decide what sentence blackman should serve.blackman - who was known as marine a during the original trial process and fully identified when he was convicted - was not in court to hear the decision.the marine had a recognised mental illness at the time of the shooting in september 2011, the hearing






marine alexander blackman conviction reduced to manslaughter


media captionclaire blackman, marine a's wife: "we are delighted at the judges' decision"a royal marine jailed for shooting an injured taliban fighter in afghanistan has had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter by an appeal court.sgt alexander blackman, 42, from taunton, somerset, has served three years of a life sentence.five judges at the court martial appeal court in london ruled the conviction should be "manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility".a further hearing will decide what sentence blackman should serve.blackman - who was known as marine a during the original trial process and fully identified when he was convicted - was not in court to hear the decision.the marine had a recognised mental illness at the time of the shooting in september 2011, the hearing






marine alexander blackman conviction reduced to manslaughter


media captionclaire blackman, marine a's wife: "we are delighted at the judges' decision"a royal marine jailed for shooting an injured taliban fighter in afghanistan has had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter by an appeal court.sgt alexander blackman, 42, from taunton, somerset, has served three years of a life sentence.five judges at the court martial appeal court in london ruled the conviction should be "manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility".a further hearing will decide what sentence blackman should serve.blackman - who was known as marine a during the original trial process and fully identified when he was convicted - was not in court to hear the decision.the marine had a recognised mental illness at the time of the shooting in september 2011, the hearing






marine alexander blackman conviction reduced to manslaughter


image copyrightepaimage caption claire blackman, pictured centre, led a campaign in support of her husband who was not in court to hear the decision a royal marine, jailed for shooting an injured taliban fighter in afghanistan, has had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter by an appeal court.sgt alexander blackman, 42, from taunton, somerset, has already served three years of a life sentence.five judges at the court martial appeal court in london ruled the conviction should be "manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility".a further hearing will now decide what sentence blackman should serve.blackman was not in court to hear the decision.the marine had a recognised mental illness at the time of the shooting in 2011, the hearing had been told.his defence team argued that






marine alexander blackman conviction reduced to manslaughter


image copyrightepaimage caption claire blackman, pictured centre, led a campaign in support of her husband who was not in court to hear the decision a royal marine, jailed for shooting an injured taliban fighter in afghanistan, has had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter by an appeal court.sgt alexander blackman, 42, from taunton, somerset, has already served three years of a life sentence.five judges at the court martial appeal court in london ruled the conviction should be "manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility".a further hearing will now decide what sentence blackman should serve.blackman was not in court to hear the decision.the marine had a recognised mental illness at the time of the shooting in september 2011, the hearing had been told.his defence team ar






marine alexander blackman conviction reduced to manslaughter


image copyrightpaa royal marine, jailed for shooting an injured taliban fighter in afghanistan, has had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter by an appeal court.sgt alexander blackman, 42, from taunton, somerset, has already served three years of a life sentence.five judges at the court martial appeal court in london ruled the conviction should be "manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility".a further hearing will now decide what sentence blackman should serve.blackman was not in court to hear the decision.the marine had a recognised mental illness at the time of the shooting in 2011, the hearing had been told.his defence team argued that fresh psychiatric evidence, if available at the time, would have provided him with the "partial defence of diminished responsibility






man convicted of manslaugher in crash that killed man going to work


nassau jurors convicted a motorist friday of manslaughter in a parkway crash that instantly killed a hempstead man who was driving to work, rejecting the defense’s claim that the defendant wasn’t behind the wheel during the december 2014 wreck.prosecutors had said madi grant, 35, of oyster bay, was drunk and high on marijuana as he sped east on the southern state parkway and struck the back of sherman richardson’s car.most popularthe impact about 6:30 a.m. on dec. 5, 2014 propelled richardson’s car into a tree on the eastbound roadside near farmingdale. the 59-year-old union ironworker had been preparing for retirement at the time of his death.storyada: driver set fire to destroy crash evidencephotosrecent li mug shotsdatali crime statsthe nassau county court jury also convicted grant of v






judge reduces charges in fatal new orleans shootout


new orleans — a magistrate judge has reduced the charges against two men accused in a shootout in new orleans' tourist-filled french quarter that left one man dead and nine others wounded.magistrate judge harry cantrell said wednesday that he could find no probable cause for a murder count and nine counts of attempted murder on which both suspects had been arrested following the november shooting. instead, he found cause to hold the men on manslaughter and attempted manslaughter counts.news outlets report cantrell reduced the bail for the 20-year-old suspects, jordan clay and travon manuel, from $2.25 million to $1.375 million each.twenty-five-year-old demontris toliver was killed in the bourbon street shooting.district attorney leon cannizzaro's office says it intends to still prosecute t






penge police chase deaths driver joshua dobby jailed


image copyrightbbc/oli reganimage caption rozanne cooper, 34, and her nephew makayah mcdermott, 10, died in penge on 31 august a drug addict who killed an aspiring child actor and his aunt during a police chase has been jailed.joshua dobby, 23, was out of jail on licence when he knocked over makayah mcdermott, 10, and rozanne cooper, 34, in penge, south london, last august.dobby had previously denied manslaughter but changed his plea last month at the old bailey.he was jailed for 12 years for two counts of manslaughter with a further three to serve on licence.in a statement to the court makayah's grandfather accused dobby of treating the lives of his family as "worthless" and "expendable", as he tried to evade police, on 31 august.martin cooper told how he watched helplessly as dobby lost






florida officer who shot retiree with live rounds, not blanks, fired


closeskip in skipxembedxshare attorney representing punta gorda police officer involved in fatal shooting makes statement. lee coel charged with felony manslaughter. police chief tom lewis charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor andrew west/news-press.commary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 32 connect 1 linkedinemailmorefort myers, fla. — the punta gorda police officer who shot and killed 73-year-old mary knowlton during a public training presentation has been fired.officer lee coel, who had been placed on administrative leave after the aug. 9 incident, was notified he would be fired effective friday. the state attorney's office filed felony manslaughter charges against coel on feb. 22.knowlton, a well-liked retired librarian, volunteered to participate in a "shoot/don't






florida officer who shot retiree with live rounds, not blanks, fired


closeskip in skipxembedxshare attorney representing punta gorda police officer involved in fatal shooting makes statement. lee coel charged with felony manslaughter. police chief tom lewis charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor andrew west/news-press.commary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 30 connect 1 linkedinemailmorefort myers, fla. — the punta gorda police officer who shot and killed 73-year-old mary knowlton during a public training presentation has been fired.officer lee coel, who had been placed on administrative leave after the aug. 9 incident, was notified he would be fired effective friday. the state attorney's office filed felony manslaughter charges against coel on feb. 22.knowlton, a well-liked retired librarian, volunteered to participate in a "shoot/don't






florida officer who shot retiree with live rounds, not blanks, fired


closeskip in skipxembedxshare attorney representing punta gorda police officer involved in fatal shooting makes statement. lee coel charged with felony manslaughter. police chief tom lewis charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor andrew west/news-press.commary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 24 connect 1 linkedinemailmorefort myers, fla. — the punta gorda police officer who shot and killed 73-year-old mary knowlton during a public training presentation has been fired.officer lee coel, who had been placed on administrative leave after the aug. 9 incident, was notified he would be fired effective friday. the state attorney's office filed felony manslaughter charges against coel on feb. 22.knowlton, a well-liked retired librarian, volunteered to participate in a "shoot/don't






florida officer who shot retiree with live rounds, not blanks, fired


closeskip in skipxembedxshare attorney representing punta gorda police officer involved in fatal shooting makes statement. lee coel charged with felony manslaughter. police chief tom lewis charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor andrew west/news-press.commary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 36 connect 1 linkedinemailmorefort myers, fla. — the punta gorda police officer who shot and killed 73-year-old mary knowlton during a public training presentation has been fired.officer lee coel, who had been placed on administrative leave after the aug. 9 incident, was notified he would be fired effective friday. the state attorney's office filed felony manslaughter charges against coel on feb. 22.knowlton, a well-liked retired librarian, volunteered to participate in a "shoot/don't






florida officer who shot retiree with live rounds, not blanks, fired


closeskip in skipxembedxshare attorney representing punta gorda police officer involved in fatal shooting makes statement. lee coel charged with felony manslaughter. police chief tom lewis charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor andrew west/news-press.commary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 26 connect 1 linkedinemailmorefort myers, fla. — the punta gorda police officer who shot and killed 73-year-old mary knowlton during a public training presentation has been fired.officer lee coel, who had been placed on administrative leave after the aug. 9 incident, was notified he would be fired effective friday. the state attorney's office filed felony manslaughter charges against coel on feb. 22.knowlton, a well-liked retired librarian, volunteered to participate in a "shoot/don't






florida officer who shot retiree with live rounds, not blanks, fired


closeskip in skipxembedxshare attorney representing punta gorda police officer involved in fatal shooting makes statement. lee coel charged with felony manslaughter. police chief tom lewis charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor andrew west/news-press.commary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 25 connect 1 linkedinemailmorefort myers, fla. — the punta gorda police officer who shot and killed 73-year-old mary knowlton during a public training presentation has been fired.officer lee coel, who had been placed on administrative leave after the aug. 9 incident, was notified he would be fired effective friday. the state attorney's office filed felony manslaughter charges against coel on feb. 22.knowlton, a well-liked retired librarian, volunteered to participate in a "shoot/don't






florida officer who shot retiree with live rounds, not blanks, fired


closeskip in skipxembedxshare attorney representing punta gorda police officer involved in fatal shooting makes statement. lee coel charged with felony manslaughter. police chief tom lewis charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor andrew west/news-press.commary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 29 connect 1 linkedinemailmorefort myers, fla. — the punta gorda police officer who shot and killed 73-year-old mary knowlton during a public training presentation has been fired.officer lee coel, who had been placed on administrative leave after the aug. 9 incident, was notified he would be fired effective friday. the state attorney's office filed felony manslaughter charges against coel on feb. 22.knowlton, a well-liked retired librarian, volunteered to participate in a "shoot/don't






florida officer who shot retiree with live rounds, not blanks, fired


closeskip in skipxembedxshare attorney representing punta gorda police officer involved in fatal shooting makes statement. lee coel charged with felony manslaughter. police chief tom lewis charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor andrew west/news-press.commary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 21 connect 1 linkedinemailmorefort myers, fla. — the punta gorda police officer who shot and killed 73-year-old mary knowlton during a public training presentation has been fired.officer lee coel, who had been placed on administrative leave after the aug. 9 incident, was notified he would be fired effective friday. the state attorney's office filed felony manslaughter charges against coel on feb. 22.knowlton, a well-liked retired librarian, volunteered to participate in a "shoot/don't






florida officer who shot retiree with live rounds, not blanks, fired


closeskip in skipxembedxshare attorney representing punta gorda police officer involved in fatal shooting makes statement. lee coel charged with felony manslaughter. police chief tom lewis charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor andrew west/news-press.commary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 24 connect 1 linkedinemailmorefort myers, fla. — the punta gorda police officer who shot and killed 73-year-old mary knowlton during a public training presentation has been fired.officer lee coel, who had been placed on administrative leave after the aug. 9 incident, was notified he would be fired effective friday. the state attorney's office filed felony manslaughter charges against coel on feb. 22.knowlton, a well-liked retired librarian, volunteered to participate in a "shoot/don't






2 cops charged in florida woman's accidental shooting death


closeskip in skipxembedxshare punta gorda police officer lee coel was charged with felony manslaughter in the death of mary knowlton. police chief tom lewis was charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor. andrew west/the news-pressmary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 38 connectlinkedinemailmorenaples, fla. — the state attorney's office announced wednesday that punta gorda police chief tom lewis and officer lee coel will both face charges in the shooting death of mary knowlton, who was accidentally killed during a citizen’s police academy demonstration in august.coel has been charged with felony manslaughter and lewis with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor. coel has been placed under arrest. lewis will not be arrested but was given a summons to appear in court.her death mad






2 cops charged in florida woman's accidental shooting death


closeskip in skipxembedxshare punta gorda police officer lee coel was charged with felony manslaughter in the death of mary knowlton. police chief tom lewis was charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor. andrew west/the news-pressmary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 32 connectlinkedinemailmorenaples, fla. — the state attorney's office announced wednesday that punta gorda police chief tom lewis and officer lee coel will both face charges in the shooting death of mary knowlton, who was accidentally killed during a citizen’s police academy demonstration in august.coel has been charged with felony manslaughter and lewis with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor. coel has been placed under arrest. lewis will not be arrested but was given a summons to appear in court.her death mad






2 cops charged in florida woman's accidental shooting death


closeskip in skipxembedxshare punta gorda police officer lee coel was charged with felony manslaughter in the death of mary knowlton. police chief tom lewis was charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor. andrew west/the news-pressmary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 24 connectlinkedinemailmorenaples, fla. — the state attorney's office announced wednesday that punta gorda police chief tom lewis and officer lee coel will both face charges in the shooting death of mary knowlton, who was accidentally killed during a citizen’s police academy demonstration in august.coel has been charged with felony manslaughter and lewis with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor. coel has been placed under arrest. lewis will not be arrested but was given a summons to appear in court.her death mad






2 cops charged in florida woman's accidental shooting death


closeskip in skipxembedxshare punta gorda police officer lee coel was charged with felony manslaughter in the death of mary knowlton. police chief tom lewis was charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor. andrew west/the news-pressmary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 12 connectlinkedinemailmorenaples, fla. — the state attorney's office announced wednesday that punta gorda police chief tom lewis and officer lee coel will both face charges in the shooting death of mary knowlton, who was accidentally killed during a citizen’s police academy demonstration in august.coel has been charged with felony manslaughter and lewis with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor. coel has been placed under arrest. lewis will not be arrested but was given a summons to appear in court.her death mad






officer who s teen convicted of voluntary manslaughter


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ex-uc santa cruz student who caused 2016 highway 1 fatal wreck goes to court


moss landing – almost one year ago, a group of uc santa cruz students in a lexus suv careened into oncoming traffic on highway 1, killing an oncoming car’s driver and an suv passenger.lynnea hernandez now, the suv driver’s defense attorney is trying to reduce a charge of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence to vehicular manslaughter with simple negligence in connection with the double-fatal wreck that occurred about noon march 21, 2016.the defense will contest evidence – a snapchat video taken 10 minutes before the wreck – at a hearing slated for 10 a.m. april 28, in monterey county superior court, monterey defense attorney john coniglio said. he said the video shows his client, 20-year-old lynnea hernandez, dancing and “not paying attention to the roadway.”coniglio said her behavi






judge sends case of disabled teen's death to grand jury, tells court, 'they let


jamie bishop, mother of joseph "joey" bishop, listens feb. 21, 2017, to judge ann ruttle of kenton county's 16th district court in covington, ky. joey bishop, 18, died feb. 11, 2017, at cincinnati children's hospital medical center on feb. 11. bishop, who suffered from duchenne muscular dystrophy, lived with his mother and grandparents in ludlow, kentucky. his mother and grandparents were charged with second-degree manslaughter in his death. jamie bishop, sharon martin and raymond martin were not granted permission to attend his funeral.(photo: meg vogel, the cincinnati enquirer) 121 connectlinkedinemailmorecovington, ky. — before sending this manslaughter case to a grand jury, a kenton county judge tuesday scolded the mother and grandparents of a disabled ludlow, ky., teenager who died fr






judge sends case of disabled teen's death to grand jury, tells court, 'they let


jamie bishop, mother of joseph "joey" bishop, listens feb. 21, 2017, to judge ann ruttle of kenton county's 16th district court in covington, ky. joey bishop, 18, died feb. 11, 2017, at cincinnati children's hospital medical center on feb. 11. bishop, who suffered from duchenne muscular dystrophy, lived with his mother and grandparents in ludlow, kentucky. his mother and grandparents were charged with second-degree manslaughter in his death. jamie bishop, sharon martin and raymond martin were not granted permission to attend his funeral.(photo: meg vogel, the cincinnati enquirer) 110 connectlinkedinemailmorecovington, ky. — before sending this manslaughter case to a grand jury, a kenton county judge tuesday scolded the mother and grandparents of a disabled ludlow, ky., teenager who died fr






judge sends case of disabled teen's death to grand jury, tells court, 'they let


jamie bishop, mother of joseph "joey" bishop, listens feb. 21, 2017, to judge ann ruttle of kenton county's 16th district court in covington, ky. joey bishop, 18, died feb. 11, 2017, at cincinnati children's hospital medical center on feb. 11. bishop, who suffered from duchenne muscular dystrophy, lived with his mother and grandparents in ludlow, kentucky. his mother and grandparents were charged with second-degree manslaughter in his death. jamie bishop, sharon martin and raymond martin were not granted permission to attend his funeral.(photo: meg vogel, the cincinnati enquirer) 93 connectlinkedinemailmorecovington, ky. — before sending this manslaughter case to a grand jury, a kenton county judge tuesday scolded the mother and grandparents of a disabled ludlow, ky., teenager who died fro






judge sends case of disabled teen's death to grand jury, tells court, 'they let


jamie bishop, mother of joseph "joey" bishop, listens feb. 21, 2017, to judge ann ruttle of kenton county's 16th district court in covington, ky. joey bishop, 18, died feb. 11, 2017, at cincinnati children's hospital medical center on feb. 11. bishop, who suffered from duchenne muscular dystrophy, lived with his mother and grandparents in ludlow, kentucky. his mother and grandparents were charged with second-degree manslaughter in his death. jamie bishop, sharon martin and raymond martin were not granted permission to attend his funeral.(photo: meg vogel, the cincinnati enquirer) 118 connectlinkedinemailmorecovington, ky. — before sending this manslaughter case to a grand jury, a kenton county judge tuesday scolded the mother and grandparents of a disabled ludlow, ky., teenager who died fr






judge sends case of disabled teen's death to grand jury, tells court, 'they let


jamie bishop, mother of joseph "joey" bishop, listens feb. 21, 2017, to judge ann ruttle of kenton county's 16th district court in covington, ky. joey bishop, 18, died feb. 11, 2017, at cincinnati children's hospital medical center on feb. 11. bishop, who suffered from duchenne muscular dystrophy, lived with his mother and grandparents in ludlow, kentucky. his mother and grandparents were charged with second-degree manslaughter in his death. jamie bishop, sharon martin and raymond martin were not granted permission to attend his funeral.(photo: meg vogel, the cincinnati enquirer) 126 connectlinkedinemailmorecovington, ky. — before sending this manslaughter case to a grand jury, a kenton county judge tuesday scolded the mother and grandparents of a disabled ludlow, ky., teenager who died fr






judge sends case of disabled teen's death to grand jury, tells court, 'they let


jamie bishop, mother of joseph "joey" bishop, listens feb. 21, 2017, to judge ann ruttle of kenton county's 16th district court in covington, ky. joey bishop, 18, died feb. 11, 2017, at cincinnati children's hospital medical center on feb. 11. bishop, who suffered from duchenne muscular dystrophy, lived with his mother and grandparents in ludlow, kentucky. his mother and grandparents were charged with second-degree manslaughter in his death. jamie bishop, sharon martin and raymond martin were not granted permission to attend his funeral.(photo: meg vogel, the cincinnati enquirer) 124 connectlinkedinemailmorecovington, ky. — before sending this manslaughter case to a grand jury, a kenton county judge tuesday scolded the mother and grandparents of a disabled ludlow, ky., teenager who died fr






judge sends case of disabled teen's death to grand jury, tells court, 'they let


jamie bishop, mother of joseph "joey" bishop, listens feb. 21, 2017, to judge ann ruttle of kenton county's 16th district court in covington, ky. joey bishop, 18, died feb. 11, 2017, at cincinnati children's hospital medical center on feb. 11. bishop, who suffered from duchenne muscular dystrophy, lived with his mother and grandparents in ludlow, kentucky. his mother and grandparents were charged with second-degree manslaughter in his death. jamie bishop, sharon martin and raymond martin were not granted permission to attend his funeral.(photo: meg vogel, the cincinnati enquirer) 122 connectlinkedinemailmorecovington, ky. — before sending this manslaughter case to a grand jury, a kenton county judge tuesday scolded the mother and grandparents of a disabled ludlow, ky., teenager who died fr






police chief, officer charged after retired librarian accidentally shot to death


closeskip in skipxembedxshare punta gorda police officer lee coel was charged with felony manslaughter in the death of mary knowlton. police chief tom lewis was charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor. andrew west/the news-pressmary knowlton(photo: special to the news-press) 73 connectlinkedinemailmorenaples, fla. — the state attorney's office announced wednesday that punta gorda police chief tom lewis and officer lee coel will both face charges in the shooting death of mary knowlton, who was accidentally killed during a citizen’s police academy demonstration in august.coel has been charged with felony manslaughter and lewis with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor. coel has been placed under arrest. lewis will not be arrested but was given a summons to appear in court.her death mad






trump fires acting attorney general who refused to defend immigration order


accusing her of betrayal and insubordination, president donald trump on monday fired sally yates, the acting attorney general of the united states and a democratic appointee, after she publicly questioned the constitutionality of his controversial refugee and immigration ban and refused to defend it in court.the dramatic public clash between the new president and the nation's top law enforcement officer laid bare the growing discord and dissent surrounding trump's executive order, which temporarily halted the entire u.s. refugee program and banned all entries from seven muslim-majority nations for 90 days.the firing e hours after yates directed justice department attorneys not to defend the executive order, saying she was not convinced it was lawful or consistent with the agency's obligati