September 10th, 2013
04:57 PM ET

Ariel Castro suicide: Two guards placed on leave

Two Ohio correctional officers have been placed on leave as investigators look into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction told CNN.

Caleb Ackley and Ryan Murphy, both hired in 2007, were on duty in the prison unit where Castro was housed the night he hanged himself.

Castro, 52, was found hanged with a bedsheet September 3, coroner Dr. Jan Gorniak said. He was being held at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient.

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Filed under: Cleveland • Ohio
September 10th, 2013
04:28 PM ET

Police say iPad may prove key in Zimmerman marital altercation case

An iPad used to shoot video of a confrontation that allegedly erupted Monday between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife, Shellie, and her father might prove key in determining whether charges will be filed, police said Tuesday in Lake Mary, Florida.

"Unfortunately, the iPad is in several pieces," police spokesman Zach Hudson told reporters about the device, which he said George Zimmerman had damaged.

The incident comes two months after Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted of second-degree murder in the shooting death in nearby Sanford of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old unarmed youth.

Police have sent the pieces of the iPad for analysis, Hudson said. "We want to get all the information, the footage, off it."

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Filed under: Florida • Trayvon Martin
September 10th, 2013
11:46 AM ET

Judge expanding investigation of Spain train crash to include executives

The judge investigating the train crash that killed 79 people last July is expanding the preliminary charges to include numerous top officials of the state railway infrastructure company, Adif, for alleged negligence, a Tuesday court order shows.

Judge Luis Alaez Legeren wrote that five Adif officials in charge of track and signal security, along with the current and two former Adif presidents, will face preliminary charges because there was no safety system that would have compensated for any human error by the train driver.

The prime suspect remains the driver, Francisco Jose Garzon, who already faces preliminary charges of 79 counts of homicide by professional recklessness.

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September 10th, 2013
10:29 AM ET

Roadside bomb in Afghanistan kills 7, wounds 17

A roadside bomb hit a bus in Afghanistan's Ghazni province Tuesday, killing seven people and wounding 17 others, a provincial official said.

Safiullah Ibrahimi, a spokesman for the governor of eastern Ghazni province, said insurgents planted the bomb.

All of the casualties were men, he said. No women or children were hurt.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • World
September 10th, 2013
03:12 AM ET

Police: Detroit inmate who stabbed deputy captured

A Detroit man, who stabbed an officer outside a courtroom and escaped wearing the officer's uniform, has been captured, authorities said.
The inmate, Derreck White, who also uses the name Abraham Pearson, was spotted walking in a Detroit neighborhood Monday night, said Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.
Authorities said White attacked a deputy with a sharpened comb in front of two other inmates inside a holding cell at the Frank Murphy Hall Monday morning.

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Filed under: Crime • U.S.
September 10th, 2013
12:44 AM ET

4 men found guilty of New Delhi gang rape

An Indian court on Tuesday found four men guilty of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in New Delhi last year - a crime that shocked the South Asian nation.

The sentencing hearing for the four men - Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh - will take place Wednesday, the Delhi court said.

The outcry over the vicious attack convulsed India, prompting angry protests over women's treatment in Indian society and the introduction of tougher punishments for sexual abuse.


Filed under: India • World