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Victim's mom to move ahead with suit against Aaron Hernandez

Mom of man slain by ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez will move ahead with suit, wants him on stand
Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press

BOSTON - The mother of a man slain by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is moving forward with a lawsuit against him, and her lawyer said Wednesday that his first step is to figure out how much money Hernandez has left and where he's keeping it.

Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

Pope accepts resignation of US bishop convicted of failing to report suspected abuser
Nicole Winfield And Margaret Stafford, The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.

Anger at acquittal of Chicago policeman in shooting of woman

Acquittal of Chicago police officer in shooting death of unarmed woman prompts protest, anger
The Associated Press

CHICAGO - A judge's surprise acquittal of an off-duty Chicago police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed woman called into question prosecutors' decision not to charge the man with murder, and set off protests for a second day Tuesday.

Jury convicts Oregon farmer of killing men, feeding to pigs

Jury deliberates 1 hour before convicting Oregon farmer of killing 2 men, feeding them to pigs
The Associated Press

MEDFORD, Ore. - Jurors spent only about an hour deliberating Tuesday before convicting an Oregon woman of killing two handymen and feeding their corpses to her pigs.

The Jackson County jury found Susan Monica guilty of murdering two men about a year apart, then abusing their corpses by feeding them to the animals at her farm, The Medford Mail Tribune reported ( ).

Circuit Judge Tim Barnack immediately sentenced Monica to a minimum 50 years in prison.

Jury in Boston Marathon trial sees photo of defiant Tsarnaev

'Unrepentant and unchanged': Jury in Boston Marathon trial sees photo of a defiant Tsarnaev
Denise Lavoie, The Associated Press

BOSTON - The penalty phase in the Boston Marathon bomber's death penalty trial opened in dramatic fashion Tuesday, with federal prosecutors portraying Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a coldblooded killer and "America's worst nightmare."

The jury that will decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed heard witnesses who lost legs or loved ones in the April 15, 2013, bombing.

Authorities ID shot worker and suspect in Kia plant shooting

Authorities identify shot auto worker and suspect in shooting at Kia plant in Georgia
The Associated Press

WEST POINT, Ga. - A shooting inside the Kia Motors auto manufacturing plant in Georgia left one worker wounded and another in custody after armed officers swarmed the site Tuesday.

Correction: Kings-Stoll Arrested story

Correction: Kings-Stoll Arrested story
The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - In a story April 20 about the arrest of Los Angeles Kings hockey player Jarret Stoll, The Associated Press reported erroneously the terms of his release from jail in Las Vegas. Stoll was freed on his own recognizance, without bail, not with a $5,000 bond.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Police: LA Kings' Jarret Stoll had cocaine, Ecstasy in Vegas

Police: LA Kings centre Jarret Stoll had cocaine, Ecstasy in pocket at Las Vegas resort pool

Phoenix Suns' Morris twins indicted in alleged beating

Phoenix Suns' Morris twins indicted on felony aggravated assault in alleged Jan. 24 beating
The Associated Press

PHOENIX - A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted the Phoenix Suns' Marcus and Markieff Morris on felony aggravated assault charges for allegedly beating a man outside a city recreation centre in January.

According to a Phoenix police report, Erik Hood said five people including the Morris brothers repeatedly punched and kicked him.

Police say it is alleged that Hood, 36, was assaulted for sending an inappropriate text message to the Morris brothers' mother.

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

Egypt sentences ousted Morsi to 20 years in prison for "show of force" in protesters' deaths
Maggie Michael, The Associated Press

CAIRO - Egypt's ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, was convicted of using force against protesters and sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday, the first verdict against him since he was removed by the military nearly two years ago.

US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

US couple sentenced to prison in Bali for killing woman's mother, stuffing body in suitcase
Firdia Lisnawati, The Associated Press

BALI, Indonesia - An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.

The Denpasar District Court sentenced Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in prison and Heather Mack to 10 years for intentionally killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack while vacationing last August. The badly battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort.

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