A Georgia father convicted of murder after leaving his toddler son in a hot car two summers ago was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Monday.
Jurors last month convicted Justin Ross Harris of malice murder and other charges in the June 18, 2014, death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper, who was left in a Hyundai Tucson for seven hours in sweltering heat. Jurors believed Harris left the little boy to die on purpose.
Harris, 35, was also convicted of eight counts of malice murder, felony murder, cruelty to children in the first and second degree, sexual exploitation of and dissemination of harmful material to minors.
Justin Ross Harris and his son Cooper. Facebook via WXIA
Exposition Park >> A male professor was stabbed and killed on the USC campus Friday and a suspect, identified as a male student at the university, was taken into custody a short time later, police said.
The suspect was approximately 25 years old, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, she added. The suspect was not immediately identified. No other injuries were reported.
“The victim was a professor at the university,” said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department, adding that the suspect was a USC student.
One of the terrorists who slaughtered 14 people at a California office’s holiday party was furious that her Muslim husband had to attend the festive luncheon, which was studded with Christmas decorations, police said.
Days before San Bernardino health inspector Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, launched their grisly terror attack on the county health department’s holiday celebration, Malik wrote online that she didn’t feel it was appropriate to mix work and holidays.
“She didn’t think that a Muslim should have to participate in a non-Muslim holiday or event,” San Bernardino police chief Jarrod Burguan told ABC News of Malik’s online terror prelude.
Tashfeen Malik (l.) and Syed Farook shot and killed 14 people at an office holiday party last year.
Michael Skupin was found guilty Friday of four of six counts of child pornography after a one-day trial, a spokesperson from Michigan Oakland County Clerk confirms to PEOPLE.
The two-time Survivor contestant, 54, had pleaded not guilty to 11 charges of child pornography and racketeering stemming from an investigation by the Michigan attorney general.
According to the clerk’s spokesperson, the pornography and financial charges were split and Skupin will be tried separately for the racketeering charges beginning next week, after which his sentence will be handed down.
Skupin, who was arrested in February, had been out on bond during his trial and will remain out on bond until the conclusion of the second trial, according to a source close to him.
An Ohio State University student posted a rant shortly before he plowed a car into a campus crowd and stabbed people with a butcher knife in an ambush that ended when a police officer shot him dead, a law enforcement official said.
Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, wrote on what appears to be his Facebook page that he had reached a “boiling point” and made a reference to “lone wolf attacks.”
“America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah (community). We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that,” the post said.
Two hours before that, a cryptic post on the page said: “Forgive and forget. Love.”
Officials cautioned that they have not determined a motive for the Monday morning ambush, which sent 11 people to the hospital.
A photo of Abdul Razaq Ali Artan that accompanied an interview in the OSU publication The Lantern. Kevin Stankiewicz / The Lantern
Ten people were shot, one of them fatally, in the crowded heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter early Sunday, police said.
Shots were fired at around 1:30 a.m. on the famous Bourbon Street at its intersection with Iberville Street, one block from Canal Street.
Forty police officers were already in the same block as part of extra patrols following the earlier Bayou Classic college football game and were able to respond quickly, Superintendent Michael Harrison told NBC station WDSU.