Monday 11 December 2017

'Racist' US lawyer stabbed in home

A white supremacist US lawyer has been found stabbed to death in a burning house and a neighbour is being held over his killing.

Local police said Richard Barrett's body was found in his house in Jackson, Mississippi, and Vincent McGee (22) has been charged with his murder.

Ex-doctor jailed over child porn

A former paediatrician convicted in the US state of Ohio of sex crimes involving ex-patients has pleaded guilty to two child pornography charges.

Mark Blankenburg was sentenced to one year in prison on each count.

Mother jailed for bridge death

A US woman convicted of dumping her children off a bridge, killing one, has been sentenced to at least 35 years in prison.

At a hearing in Portland, Oregon, 32-year-old Amanda Stott-Smith told the judge she was sorry. The hearing confirmed a plea bargain that was announced last week.

Beckham is on homework duty

David Beckham is polishing off his children's homework while he nurses his injury, his wife Victoria has revealed.

She said that though the footballer was "hobbling around", he was in "great form" despite a torn Achilles tendon shattering his World Cup dreams.

'Snack rage' killer gets 25 years

An Australian woman who ran down and killed a man who threw cheese-flavoured snacks at her car has been jailed for 25 years.

Sydney woman Sarah May Ward intended to injure Eli Westlake for throwing the snacks at her vehicle, Judge Roderick Howie told the New South Wales Supreme Court, describing the 21-year-old's murder as "a senseless act of anger".

'Holy man' held over sex scandal

Police have arrested a Hindu holy man with thousands of followers across India and abroad after video footage emerged last month allegedly showing him frolicking with two women.

Nithyananda Swami, whose devotees include politicians and movie stars, was arrested in the resort town of Shimla in northern India late on Wednesday, local police said.

Irish Independent

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