"Defendant controlled access to the home through a padlock to which only he knew its combination. The padlock was placed on the front door after Rabihah was murdered," the appellate court panel noted in its ruling in February. "The only inference that can be reasonably drawn from this evidence was that defendant killed Rabihah and placed the padlock on the front door to prevent anyone from discovering the body. Another obvious inference to be drawn from the evidence was defendant's consciousness of guilt." … [Read more...] about North Hills Man Convicted Of Killing His Family Denied Appeal
Father kills 3 year old son
“I have never committed a crime and I still am terrified,” she said. “That should not be in a place where I pay taxes, where I have every financial and legal responsibility as a citizen, but I don’t have full rights and protections. I don’t see blue-eyed, blond-haired Marcia getting killed in her bed. That doesn’t happen.” … [Read more...] about ‘How are we here again?’ Black America on edge after police killing of George Floyd
Be respectful when you talk to white folks. That didn't seem to help Christian Cooper, the Ivy League-educated black man who was bird-watching in New York's Central Park last weekend when a white woman threatened to call police on him after he confronted her about not leashing her dog. In video Cooper shot that shows part of their encounter, he seems calm and polite. … [Read more...] about George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What can black parents possibly tell their kids now about staying safe?
Phyllis’ seven ducklings include two of Cpl. McGeath’s younger brothers, Lance Cpl. Kenneth McGeath and Pfc. Allen McGeath, who are also Marines. But the Arlington, Texas, mother also feels a great sense of responsibility for an eighth — her eldest son’s wife, Sarah. … [Read more...] about The Unknown Soldiers: Cpl. Philip McGeath
Still the network survived under the guidance of Dédée’s father, Frédéric de Jongh, now hiding in Paris, and “Franco,” a young Belgian army captain whose real name was Jean-François Nothomb. But in May 1943, Jacques Désoubrie, a Belgian collaborator with the Nazis, joined the Comet Line as a volunteer guide from Brussels to Paris. He used the pseudonym Jean Masson. Dédée’s father met with him and approved of him. In June, “Masson” set up the arrest of dozens of members of the Comet Line who were picked up in both Brussels and Paris. Among them was Frédéric de Jongh, tortured and, some months later, executed by firing squad. … [Read more...] about Angels of the Resistance (and a Serial Killer) in Nazi-Occupied Paris