Journals

Keyera Hall

Miranda Barbour

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/16/justice/craigslist-thrill-killing-confession/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


Summary

In November a lady by the name of Miranda Barbour is being convicted after claims that she killed a man she met through craigslist. Miranda tells police that she not only killed him, but at least 22 others. She was killing people in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California all over a span of 6 years. Barbour said, ""When I hit 22, I stopped counting." Miranda and her husband are both facing several charges. Barbour also stated,"If I were to be released, I would do this again."


Nut Graf

From prison on Friday, the 19-year-old Barbour told a reporter for the Daily Item in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, that she participated in at least 22 killings in the past six years in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California.

Coroner

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/14/justice/new-york-college-fraternity-death/?iref=obinsite


Summary

New York college student Micheal Deng died in December of closed head injuries during a fraternity ritual in Pennsylvania. Monroe County law enforcement holds responsibility those involved in the death. 30 new pledges had to participate in a ritual called "Glass Ceiling." They were blindfolded and wore a backpack with 20 pounds of sand. They then had to go in the direction in which their name was called. While doing so Deng fell backward and hit his head, making her unresponsive. Pi Delta Psi Fraternity do not want to take responsibility for Deng's death.


Nut Graf

Baruch College freshman Chun "Michael" Deng, 19, died in December of "closed head injuries ... due to blunt force head trauma," said Mary Wallace of the Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, coroner's office.

Ray Nagin

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/12/justice/louisiana-nagin-convicted/?iref=obinsite


Summary

Former Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, of found guilty of 20 of 21 charges against him. Nagin was accused of taking hundreds of thousands dollars worth of brides and favors from people looking for a break from his administration. Nagin was the mayor before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina. Nagin is facing up to 20 years in prison. The 20 businessmen plead gulity and are also facing time.


Nut Graf

Ray Nagin came into the mayor's office in New Orleans as an avowed scourge of corruption and led the city through the worst disaster of its modern history.

Dead Body Found

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/15/us/dulles-body-found-airplane/index.html?hpt=us_c1


Summary

A U.S. air crew finds a dead man's body in a South African Airways plane wheel well. Nobody know how the body got there and they have not yet identified him. They found the body around 1:30 p.m. in the plane parking area. There is and ongoing investigation.


Nut Graf

A man's body was found Saturday afternoon inside the landing-gear wheel well of a plane that had landed at a suburban Washington airport, authorities said.

Uganda

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/15/world/africa/uganda-anti-gay-bill/index.html?hpt=wo_c1


Summary

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signs an anti-gay bill after supports that it is not a gene but a learned behavior. 2009 there was a death penalty charge for those involved in homosexual acts. He first declined the bill because it was not designed to protect the civil rights of homosexuals.Museveni claims that homosexuality is a learned behavior and people are not born with it.They shouldn't be punished by what is learned.


Nut Graf

Uganda's president Saturday vowed to sign sweeping anti-gay legislation, citing what he said were scientific, not political, considerations for a controversial measure in a country that already criminalizes homosexuality.