Showing posts from March 23, 2014

Oscar Pistorius murder trial extended to mid-May

The murder trial of "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius will now continue until the middle of May, the South African court hearing the case said Sunday.
The trial, which enters its fourth week on Monday, will continue until April 4, then break for a one-week recess before resuming from April 14 until May 16, the Pretoria court announced in a written statement. It said "all parties involved" had agreed to the dates.
Pistorius, 27, admits firing the shots that killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year but has pleaded not guilty to murder, saying he thought she was a burglar and he believed he was acting in self-defense. He fired four shots through the door to the toilet room in his house in the middle of the night, probably killing Steenkmap almost instantly with the shot to the head, according to the autopsy. The trial began on March 3. After 13 days of hearings, the court has heard only 18 witnesses out of a potential 107.

Georgetown University student accused of ricin possession

A Georgetown University student was charged on Friday with possessingricinafter admitting he made the poison in his campus dorm room, a court document showed. Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, appeared in federal court, where a judge ordered him held pending a hearing next week. Milzman was arrested by the FBI and charged with possessing a biological toxin, according to an FBI affidavit. That submission said he learned how to make ricin on his iPhone and then bought ingredients at retail stores.
Ricin is a deadly toxin derived from castor beans that has no known antidote. On Monday, Milzman allegedly showed a bag that he claimed to contain ricin to his dorm adviser, who notified school authorities. They in turn called police, the filing states. Preliminary lab tests confirmed the substance was ricin, it said. Milzman allegedly produced the substance a month earlier in his room, placed it in plastic bags sealed with hockey tape and stored it in his room, according to the document. The amount produced …


According to AP, Authorities say 18 people are unaccounted for after a massive mudslide in Washington state killed at least three people and forced evacuations because of fears of flooding. Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said at a news briefing Sunday that they suspect there are people out there, but the situation is too dangerous for rescuers. He said the slide is "basically like quicksand." Searchers had to turn back late Saturday after attempting a rescue in an area where signs of life were heard. Authorities are using helicopters, and plan to drop rescuers into areas if they find signs of life The slide has blocked about a mile of a state highway. Several people — including an infant — were critically injured and at least six houses were destroyed.

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Police hunt for thief who stabbed guard with syringe

The incident happened at the Lidl store in Nicholson Street
Police are searching for a man who stabbed a security guard with a used syringe after being was caught shoplifting. The attack happened at about 12:10 on Saturday at the Lidl store in Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. Police said the man "struggled violently" with the guard and stabbed him a number of times with a syringe before running off. The suspect then ran north towards the city centre. The attacker was described as being aged between 20 and 30, white, about 5ft 7in tall, with a slim build and bushy hair. He was wearing a sandy-coloured long sleeve top, a blue body warmer with camouflaged pockets, dark blue jeans and white trainers. Det Sgt Andrew MacRae said: "On being challenged, the man began to struggle violently with a security guard, and this continued outside the store. "During this incident the security guard was stabbed a number of times by what we believe was a used syringe." Police have asked anybo…

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