Heidi Broussard case: Magen Fieramusca pleads guilty and is sentenced to 55 years in prison

CNN  —  The Texas woman accused of killing Heidi Broussard and kidnapping the victim’s infant has been sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 2019 murder, according the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. Magen Fieramusca, 37, was arrested more than a week after Broussard’s body was discovered in a vehicle at … Read more

Traumatized and afraid, Jenin residents are still reeling from Israeli raid

Jenin, West Bank CNN  —  Mohammed Abu al-Hayja was sleeping alongside his wife and two young daughters last month when loud gunfire woke them up. Minutes later, Israeli soldiers rammed down his door and burst through his apartment. “They spread through the house in seconds,” 29-year-old al-Hayja told CNN. “Two soldiers came up to me, … Read more

2 arrested in central California shooting that left 6 dead

CNN  —  Two suspects were taken into custody, one after a shootout, in a “cartel-style” massacre last month that left six people dead in central California, including a young mother and her 10-month-old son, authorities announced Friday. The suspects, identified in charging documents as Angel Uriarte, 35, and Noah Beard, 25, are known members of … Read more

Nick Kyrgios: Australian tennis star avoids conviction for assault

Hong Kong CNN  —  Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has avoided a criminal conviction despite pleading guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend, CNN affiliate Nine News reported on Friday. Appearing at Canberra Magistrates Court, the 27-year-old tennis player admitted to shoving his ex-girlfriend, Chiara Passari, after an argument outside her apartment on January 10, 2021, … Read more

Woman who helped Oregon kidnapping suspect Benjamin Foster faces charges

CNN  —  An Oregon woman faces charges after allegedly helping a kidnapping suspect destroy and hide evidence last week while he was evading police, according to an affidavit obtained by CNN. Benjamin Foster, 36, was accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman in Oregon January 24. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot earlier this week … Read more

Mexican zoo’s former director accused of serving pygmy goats for dinner

CNN  —  The former head of a zoo in Mexico’s Guerrero state has been accused of having some animals killed for meat, among other incidents. The Guerrero Environment Department’s Director of Wildlife Fernando Ruiz said in a news conference on Tuesday that records of Zoochilpan Zoo in Chilpancingo misrepresented its number of pygmy goats last … Read more

New Jersey councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour shot and killed, authorities say

CNN  —  A 30-year-old councilwoman in the borough of Sayreville, New Jersey, was found shot to death in her car on Wednesday, according to authorities. Eunice Dwumfour, a Republican councilwoman, was found by police with multiple gunshot wounds ijust after 7 p.m. Wednesday and was pronounced dead on scene, according to Middlesex County officials. Dwumfour … Read more

Mason Greenwood: Crown Prosecution Service drops attempted rape charges against Manchester United forward

CNN  —  Charges of attempted rape and assault against Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood were dropped on Thursday due to the withdrawal of key witnesses, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced. A charge of controlling and coercive behavior was also dropped, according to the CPS. A spokesperson in the CPS statement said, “In this case … Read more

CFO of Alex Murdaugh’s law firm testifies she confronted him about missing funds the morning his wife and son were killed

CNN  —  The double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh continued Thursday with testimony about the disgraced attorney’s alleged financial crimes, which prosecutors have suggested were about to be revealed when Murdaugh allegedly killed his wife and son in an effort to distract from those schemes. The testimony of Jeanne Seckinger, the chief financial officer of … Read more

Man dies following brawl at middle school basketball game

CNN  —  A 60-year-old man died following a brawl that broke out on Tuesday night in the town of Alburgh during a middle school basketball game, Vermont State Police (VST) said in a statement Wednesday. Russell Giroux was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans where he was pronounced dead, VST said. … Read more