Photo: Tim Masters wrongly imprisoned for nearly 10 years.
Masters was convicted in 1999 for the murder and sexual mutilation of Peggy Hettrick in Fort Collins, Colo. In 2008, a judge overturned the conviction after DNA evidence pointed towards another suspect. Masters, a former aircraft mechanic, was the first person freed from prison in Colorado because of DNA evidence.
Photo: Jennifer Daugherty.
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Photo: Airport security.
4-year-old Ryan Thomas is developmentally disabled as a result of being 16 weeks premature and has to wear corrective braces. His ankles are malformed and his legs have little or no muscle tone. He only just learned how to walk, briefly, on his own, according to thePhiladelphia Inquirer.
Photo: WHNT-TV Screen Grab of Amy Bishop.
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Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney and his wife were on an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Los Angeles on Monday when Romney asked the passenger sitting in front of his wife, Ann, to raise his seat back before takeoff.
That didn't go over too well.
Now, a Ventura County prosecutor has arrested his widow, Jane Laut, 52, and plans to charge her with murder. She was detained during a traffic stop Saturday.
Her lawyer Ron Bamieh says on Aug. 27, 2009, she wrestled a gun from her husband and shot him in "self defense" after he became drunk and said he was going to kill their 10-year-old son, their dogs, then her.
In THE PAST IS NEVER DEAD: The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's Struggle for Redemption, Harry N. MacLean recounts the gruesome events of May 2, 1964, a day that saw two young black men die at the hands of Seale and his fellow Klansmen. Henry Dee and Charles Moore stood alongside Route 84 in Meadville, Mississippi waiting to hitch a ride back to the neighboring town of Roxie. Instead, they were abducted by six members of the Ku Klux Klan and transported to the isolated Homochitto National Forest. There, they were brutally beaten, interrogated about activities within the black community, and finally tied to engine blocks and drowned in the Mississippi River.
Seale and fellow Klansman Charles Marcus Edwards were arrested for these murders on November 6, 1964. But the case stalled, as the district attorney declared a lack of "sufficient evidence," and the affidavits were dismissed. The reality of the situation had dawned on the D.A. This was Mississippi and there was no way that an all-white jury would ever convict powerful white men for such a crime. Seale and Edwards walked free on January 11, 1965 and it was not until May 2007 that the events of that fateful spring morning caught up with them.
Drucie Belman told WABC that their 3-year-old French bulldog/basset hound named "Sugar" ran away from her and her kids last Wednesday at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The family put up signs on the streets and posted pictures online hoping someone would find him.
But it seems like "Sugar" may have landed in the wrong hands.
Police say the 31-year-old officer was patrolling just before 10 p.m. Saturday when he heard shots being fired in an apartment complex.
While investigating, the officer came upon a person with a gun who opened fire. The officer returned fire, but was hit. But the bullet that could have killed him hit his badge instead, and the officer suffered only minor injuries.