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1 hr ago | KFMB-am

Lawyer for woman accused in husband's murder claims self-defense

A mother of three murdered her schoolteacher-husband in their Carlsbad home and waited a day and a half before turning herself in, a prosecutor said Monday, but a defense attorney said his client shot her spouse in self-defense because she couldn't take his abuse anymore. Julie Elizabeth Harper, 41, is charged in the Aug. 7, 2012, death of 39-year-old Jason Harper, a math teacher and volleyball coach at Carlsbad High School.

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Related Topix: Life, Carlsbad, CA

2 hrs ago | SFGate

Woman shot by bedridden husband in Glen Ellen ID'd

The shooting was reported at 6:55 p.m., when Hans Rosewsky , 76, called 911 to report that his wife, Alice Rosewsky , had attacked him with a knife and that he had shot her at their home at 4255 Warm Springs Rd., county sheriff's officials said. Deputies arrived and found the victim dead in the house.

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Related Topix: Glen Ellen, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Life

4 hrs ago | ABA Journal

Guilty of grisly murder, Jodi Arias auctions...

Jodi Arias was found guilty last year in the grisly murder of her onetime boyfriend, Travis Alexander, with the help of two key sets of evidence: Photos she apparently took of the crime scene and then forgot in a camera found in the washing machine at his Arizona home. A 2009 interview with 48 Hours , in which she told a tall tale, as she later admitted, about what really happened, contending that masked intruders committed the crime.

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Related Topix: Life, Maricopa County, AZ

6 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Kitzhaber denies clemency for Grants Pass mom who says husband's abuse led to killing

Wendy Maldonado, seen here with three of her sons, agreed to a 10-year sentence for killing her husband. She said Aaron Maldonado repeatedly abused her and their children.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Grants Pass, OR, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Life

9 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Closing arguments set in road rage trial

GOOD EVENING, I'M GINGER GADSDEN. THIS IS LOCAL 6 NEWS AT 7:00. THANKS FOR JOINING US.

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Related Topix: Brevard County, FL, Violent Crime, Life

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Dissident Voice

Red Salute to Cousin Comrade Wayne Pharr

Lil' L.A. cats playing army, Make believe battlefields, Backyard theaters of war Rough and tumble, mannered Boys, 3 meals a day, 0 body fat, No phone bill, fun and innocent days- Cousins 'Billy,' 'Stevie,' 'Mikey,' and Ronald-sons of steel workers, school Cafeteria workers, carpenters, mariners, Maids, teachers and real community Organizers we could look up to and believe in 'Billy'/ Wayne had army men, and Played imaginatively, played intensely- Ron loved coffee cans he played before Bongos entered his life, before he'd circle the globe Slapping Gon-Bop & LP drums; I loved to rhyme at the Time; and Steve, Steve loved baseballs, gloves Bats, leading to his contract with the Yankeesa Living on 81st and 83rd Streets between Avalon and Central we learned the Devil wore dark blue, not red, Delivered hell up South, out South in black and white Cars, and dying wasn't necessary for seeing his ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, US News, Liberal Political News

Minot Daily News

Will justice do justice in Ferguson?

It has been over a month since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., and we have yet to hear the police officer's version of events. Was Officer Darren Wilson badly injured in his scuffle with Brown? Did Brown attempt to seize the officer's weapon? Did Wilson have reason to fear for his own life? None of these answers has been forthcoming, which is odd and, frankly, suspicious.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime, Life, Jay Nixon, US Governors

JustOneMinute

A Long, Lonely Walk To Reality

OVER the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration's plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with the public.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life

PsychCentral

5 Ways to Reduce Helplessness

When trauma hits, we may feel utterly helpless. We may feel powerless, paralyzed, wounded.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Smithtown, NY, Life

Westland Observer

Emergency preparedness: No joking matterEmergency preparedness: No...

The Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission offers a peek into its accomplishments in the past year and since its start after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Emergency preparedness: No joking matter The Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission offers a peek into its accomplishments in the past year and since its start after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Related Topix: Farmington Hills, MI, Life

Examiner.com

Women & Instinctual Aggression

My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, Or else my heart concealing it will break, -- Katharina from Taming of the Shrew / Shakespeare Libidinal aggression is the driving force behind the formation of the self and the quest for power. It is also an instinctual trait geared towards self-protection and preservation.

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Related Topix: Life

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Taxation is theft.

Time for a revisit of some basic economics and basic Libertarian ideas. Often, in this column, I rail against one irrationality or another, or against a trend, like the self-righteous, economically and scientifically ignorant Democrat domination of our state government.

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Related Topix: Life

WICU12 Erie

Women Learn Self Defense Tactics In Light of Recent Assaults

"It's everywhere you are and no matter what section of the city you live in, violence can happen everywhere," said Erie resident, Jennifer Woodard. That's why Woodard and her church, Corner Stone Liberty Community, brought in Dr. Carol McMahon, an 8th degree black belt, to teach self defense.

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Related Topix: Life, Lima, OH

NOLA.com

New Orleans man convicted of manslaughter in stabbing death of his boyfriend

A 50-year-old man who claimed he killed his boyfriend in self defense has been convicted of manslaughter in the 2012 stabbing death. An Orleans Parish jury late Friday found Kristen Hunter guilty in the death of Marcel Ivory, who was stabbed once below his collarbone and died of a severed aorta in Central City.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Life

Truthdig

Why Do Democrats Keep Trying to Ban Guns That Look Scary, Not the Guns That Kill the Most People?

Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration's plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with the public.

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Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime, Life, Liberal Political News

Lenoir News-Topic

Sturgill suffered multiple knife wounds, prosecutor says

Bobby Dean Sparks will contend at trial that he killed Sammy William Sturgill in self-defense, his lawyer said in court Thursday, but prosecutors say Sturgill's wounds were extensive while Sparks' were nearly non-existent. "The victim in this case had multiple stab wounds in the chest, right atrium , abdomen and upper right chest, and blunt force trauma to the head and neck," Assistant District Attorney NancyLee said.

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Related Topix: Life

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Virginia Supreme Court nixes Norfolk Police recruit death case

In a unanimous ruling, the court affirmed Norfolk Circuit Court Judge Mary Jane Hall's decision to toss out Patricia Kohn's lawsuit. Hall ruled that Virginia's worker's compensation law is Kohn's remedy.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Life

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KOAT-TV

Video shows moments after fatal smoke shop shooting

Police said they believe the two employees acted in self-defense, and video of the incident has since been released. According to police, William Corrie went into the smoke shop and tried to rob it at gunpoint.

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Related Topix: Life

Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage man found guilty of shooting Mountain View property manager

Jurors found 22-year-old Anchorage man Keng Her guilty of assault charges and misconduct involving a weapon for firing multiple shots at a Mountain View property manager trying to stop two men from towing away a wrecked car before police arrived. The state argued Her shot the manager, Mark Harms, in the back and foot.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Life

TwinCities

Police: Zimmerman accused of threatening driver

A driver says George Zimmerman threatened to kill him, asking 'Do you know who I am?' during a road confrontation in their vehicles, a police spokeswoman said Friday. The driver, whose name hasn't been released, told Lake Mary police officers that a truck pulled up to his car Tuesday, and the driver yelled, "Why are you pointing a finger at me?" The truck's driver then asked the man, "Do you know who I am? I will kill you," the man told police officers, said Officer Bianca Gillett, a police spokeswoman.

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Related Topix: Life

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