LIFE SENTENCE FOR FATHER IN HOT CAR DEATH
marietta, ga.» A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.
Jurors last month convicted Justin Ross Harris, 36, of malice murder and other charges in the June 2014 death of his 22-monthold son, Cooper. Prosecutors argued throughout the trial that Harris was unhappily married and intentionally killed his son because he wanted an escape from family life.
No bail for teen charged with decapitating classmate B
lawrence, mass.» A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police report made public Monday that they had gone to smoke marijuana together and he had last seen the classmate alive. Mathew Borges was held without bail after pleading not guilty.
The body of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino was found near the Merrimack River in Lawrence on Thursday by a woman walking her dog. Police recovered his head nearby. His forearms had also been cut off.
School stabbing suspect had suicidal thoughts
B salt lake city» An Orem, Utah, teenager accused of stabbing five other students told police after the attack that he’s had suicidal and harmful thoughts since he was very young.
The teen has been charged as a juvenile with attempted murder.
Chapecoense awarded Copa Sudamericana title
B asuncion, paraguay» The Brazilian club Chapecoense, which lost most of its players in an air crash last week, has been awarded the Copa Sudamericana championship by the governing body of South American soccer. In a statement Monday,
CONMEBOL said it awarded the title “as a posthumous homage to the victims of the fatal crash that leaves our sport in mourning.” Nineteen of Chapecoense’s players were killed in the crash just outside Medellin, Colombia.