Imelda Marcos given 42-year sentence
A Philippine court on Friday sentenced Imelda Marcos, the country’s flamboyant former first lady, to a minimum of 42 years in prison for creating private foundations to hide her unexplained wealth. But it is unlikely that Marcos, a 89-year-old widow, will see any jail time. The court, which handles graft and public corruption cases, said the ruling could be appealed, and legal experts have said Marcos could fight a prison sentence because of her advanced age. The sentence comes as Marcos and her family have seen a political resurgence in the Philippines, having gained favor under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte. — stabbing of a 15-year-old girl. The Alabama Supreme Court set a Feb. 7 execution date for Dominique Ray. Tiffany Harville disappeared from her Selma home in 1995. Her body was found in a field a month later. Ray was convicted in 1999 after co-defendant Marcus Owden testified that Ray stabbed the girl after they picked her up from her home and raped her. Another man had been charged in Harville’s slaying, but those charges were dropped when Owden confessed to a role. — extremists exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, Friday afternoon killing at least 20 people and injuring 17, said police. The suicide bombs detonated near the perimeter wall of the Sahafi Hotel. Somali security forces shot dead four gunmen who tried to storm through a hole blown into the hotel’s wall.