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Survivalist sentenced to death for murder of PA state trooper

By Joe McDonald MILFORD, Pa. (Reuters) - A survivalist convicted of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a 2014 sniper attack that launched a massive manhunt was sentenced to death on Wednesday by jurors. The Pike County jury deliberated for about five hours before returning the verdict in the penalty phase of Eric Frein's trial. "Tonight full justice was delivered!!" District Attorney Ray Tonkin wrote on Twitter after the jury sentenced Frein to die.



Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:28:13 -0400

Trump slams federal court ruling on funding for 'sanctuary cities'
President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked a federal judge's ruling that blocked his executive order seeking to withhold funds from "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants, vowing to appeal it to the U.S. Supreme Court. Tuesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco was the latest blow to Trump's efforts to toughen immigration enforcement. "First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-bo...
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:18:01 -0400

Slain friend of Robert Durst once posed as his missing wife: testimony
Real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in HBO series "The Jinx," had his close friend Susan Berman make a phone call pretending to be his missing wife, a former acquaintance of Berman testified on Wednesday. Durst, 74, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with Berman's 2000 death in Los Angeles. Prosecutors allege Durst killed Berman, a writer and the daughter of an organized crime figure, because of what sh...
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:14:45 -0400

California man charged in Fresno shooting spree that killed three
Kori Ali Muhammad, who already had been charged with killing a Motel 6 security guard days before the rampage, could face the death penalty under special circumstances alleged in the three new counts of first-degree murder, the Fresno Bee newspaper reported. According to police and prosecutors, Muhammad was angry about being evicted from his room when he opened fire on Carl Williams and a second security guard in the parking lot of the Fresno-area Motel 6 on A...
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:14:15 -0400

Slain friend of Robert Durst once posed as his missing wife: testimony
Real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in HBO series "The Jinx," had his close friend Susan Berman make a phone call pretending to be his missing wife, a former acquaintance of Berman testified on Wednesday. Durst, 74, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with Berman's 2000 shooting death in Los Angeles. Prosecutors allege Durst killed Berman, a writer and the daughter of an organized crime figure, because o...
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:16:59 -0400