MEXICO CITY —
Mexico City prosecutors say they have arrested two men in connection with the death of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of political activist Malcolm X.
An official of the city’s prosecutor’s office who was not authorized to be quoted by name says the two suspects are employees of the bar where Shabazz reportedly got in a violent dispute last week.
via Mexico arrests 2 men in Malcom X grandson’s death | www.ajc.com.
A Philadelphia abortion doctor was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy clinic, in a case that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over abortion.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the drug-overdose death of a patient who had undergone an abortion. He was cleared in the death of a fourth baby, who prosecutors say let out a soft whimper before he snipped its neck.
Gosnell appeared hopeful before the verdict was read and calm afterward; jurors and lawyers on both sides were more emotional.
via Philly abortion doctor guilty in 3 babies’ deaths | www.ajc.com.
(CNN) — Bearing the loss of a child is unimaginable to most.
What’s even more unimaginable for the Johnsons of Valdosta, Georgia, is how their 17-year-old son died: by suffocating after falling headfirst into a rolled-up gym mat at his high school on January 11.
“It felt unreal. You know I sent my child to school for an education and he did go to school one way and came back dead,” his mother, Jacquelyn Johnson said.
How could Kendrick Johnson, a three-sport athlete, fall into an upright mat while reaching for his shoe and not get out, as investigators said? It was an accident, police said, as there were no bruises on the body and no signs of foul play.
via Family demands answers in teen’s mysterious death – CNN.com.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
One day after a $15,000 reward for information in the death of a Jacksonville teen, his family hit the streets, talking to neighbors and looking for answers.
It’s been five months since 19-year-old Thomas James Nunley was shot and killed walking along Fort Caroline Road after he left a friend’s house. He was just a half mile from his home.
“We’ve talked to a lot of grandparents and they realize our loss cause T.J. was just everything to us,” said his grandmother, Luci Nunley.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the needed new leads in the case and worked with the family and the Justice Coalition to coordinate the award.
Reward for information on Nunley murder The family said the reward and the their efforts is about keeping what happened to him fresh on peoples mind’s and, hopefully, find someone who knows something about the teen’s murder.
They say doing something is better than doing nothing and just waiting.
via Family tries to generates leads in teen’s murder | News – Home.
(CNN) — The difficult question of where Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body would be laid to rest appears to have been settled.
The remains of the slain Boston Marathon bombings suspect have been entombed thanks to a “courageous and compassionate individual (who) came forward,” police in Worcester, Massachusetts, said Thursday.
Police did not say where the remains were entombed, but did say that they are “no longer in the city of Worcester,” where the body had been at a funeral home while a relative and officials tried to determine what to do.
The city’s police chief “thanks the community that provided the burial site,” police said in a written statement.
via Boston bombing suspect’s body entombed in undisclosed location – CNN.com.