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Juror: Botham Jean wouldn't have wanted 'harsh vengeance'

Juror: Botham Jean wouldn't have wanted 'harsh vengeance'Two members of the jury that convicted a white Dallas police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor said the diverse panel tried to consider what the victim would have wanted when they settled on a 10-year prison sentence. Prosecutors had asked jurors to sentence Amber Guyger to 28 years, which was how old her neighbor Botham Jean would have been if he was still alive. “We all agree that (the shooting) was a mistake, and I don’t think Bo would want to take harsh vengeance,” the juror said, referring to Jean by his nickname.



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Texas man wanted for allegedly divorcing his wife without her knowledge

Texas man wanted for allegedly divorcing his wife without her knowledgeA Texas man is wanted by police after he allegedly filed for and completed divorce proceedings against his wife without her knowledge. 



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Fugitive couple wanted in Arizona murder arrested after weeks-long manhunt

Fugitive couple wanted in Arizona murder arrested after weeks-long manhuntBlane Barksdale, 56, and his wife, Susan, 59, were arrested Wednesday night without incident, authorities said. They had been on the run since August.



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U.S. Marshals: Escaped Arizona murder suspect on 15 Most Wanted list

U.S. Marshals: Escaped Arizona murder suspect on 15 Most Wanted listU.S. Marshals believe Blane Barksdale and his wife, Susan, could be in remote areas of eastern Arizona. Couple escaped Aug. 26 in Utah.



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Business class passenger on BA flight racially abused stewardess because he wanted 'white girl' to serve him, court hears

Business class passenger on BA flight racially abused stewardess because he wanted 'white girl' to serve him, court hearsA business class passenger allegedly racially abused a stewardess on board a British Airways flight, demanding that he be served by a "white girl," a court has heard. Peter Nelson, 46, became irate after being woken up by Sima Patel-Pryke while flying business class on a 11-and-a-half hour BA flight from Heathrow to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, jurors were told. The "red-faced" married dad-of-three allegedly said: "You Asians think you are better than us, I don't want to be served by you lot, I've paid your wages for the last 20 years." Isleworth Crown Court heard Nelson, who lives in a £1.15 million five-bed detached house in Ascot, Berks, reduced the stewardess to tears after he "shouted very loudly" at her and another cabin crew member, Sam Buchanan, in the jet's galley. Nelson, who has been an external consultant for GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical company in the UK for nearly 20 years, allegedly "targeted" Ms Patel-Pryke before he was threatened with arrest. Cabin crew got a restraining kit ready to use on him, the jury was told. He was flying from the UK to Brazil  Credit: SWNS Michael Tanney, prosecuting, said: "It's no mere mischief to say he bullied and ranted and shouted. "At one point, after a sustained targeting of her, she begins to back away in fright and became tearful." Citing Mr Buchanan's evidence, he said: "Nelson subsequently demanded services in the future only from the white member of the new. "He accused the defendant of shouting very loudly to add to the menace that he was exuding. All deliberate say the crown. That was when the white girl reference was allegedly made." Mr Tanney added: "It's no trifling complaint that one has misbehaved on an aeroplane at 3,000ft to the extent that a restraining kit has been made ready." Mr Tanney said Nelson's claims that he never used "racist language" were a "conspiracy theory". Lauren Sales, defending, said: "Mr Nelson accepts he was tired, petulant, churlish. "He said, 'He didn't want that one serving him, he wanted another one' – maybe words that you and I might not use to speak to cabin crew, but certainly not racist. "The prosecution put it to Mr Nelson, 'oh, you were drunk – that's why you acted in this way,' but we know not a single one of the prosecution witnesses said Mr Nelson was slurring. They did say he had the boozy breath. "It wasn't white one, it was as Mr Nelson explained, he only wanted to be served by 'her'." Nelson denies one count of racially aggravated abuse on the flight on June 2 last year. The trial continues.



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Couple wanted for murder in Arizona escape from guards during transport

Couple wanted for murder in Arizona escape from guards during transportBlane Barksdale, 56, and Susan Barksdale, 59, broke free on Monday evening from two guards in Blanding, a rural town in southeast Utah, the Tucson Police Department said in a statement. The couple later obtained a GMC Sierra pickup truck and drove off, Tucson police spokesman Pete Dugan said. “Investigators have information that they are possibly traveling through Arizona,” Tucson police said in a statement.



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Felix Sater: Trump wanted to reveal my secret CIA, FBI work during the campaign

Felix Sater: Trump wanted to reveal my secret CIA, FBI work during the campaignDuring the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump wanted to reveal years of secret work that his one-time real estate adviser Felix Sater did for the CIA and FBI, Sater tells the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast.



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Iranian tanker wanted by U.S. not heading to Greece: Greek prime minister

Iranian tanker wanted by U.S. not heading to Greece: Greek prime ministerAn Iranian tanker which the United States wants seized is not heading towards Greece as it sails through the Mediterranean, Greek Prime Minister Kyrikos Mitsotakis told France 24 TV on Thursday. The Adrian Darya, formerly called Grace 1, left Gibraltar on Sunday. Ship-tracking data on Tuesday showed it was heading toward the Greek port of Kalamata on the southern coast of the Peloponnese and was scheduled to arrive next Monday.



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The El Paso shooting suspect wanted to get Russian-developed ammunition that gun bloggers have raved is the 'most lethal'

The El Paso shooting suspect wanted to get Russian-developed ammunition that gun bloggers have raved is the 'most lethal'It's unclear whether the gunman actually obtained ammunition he wanted, but his manifesto describes how the bullets expand and fragment.



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Ohio shooting suspect had been suspended from school for making a 'rape list' of girls he wanted to attack

Ohio shooting suspect had been suspended from school for making a 'rape list' of girls he wanted to attackThe Ohio gunman who killed nine people on Sunday had previously been suspended from school over a "hit list" of classmates and a "rape list" of girls he wanted to sexually assault.  Connor Betts, 24, opened fire outside a crowded bar in the early hours of Sunday, injuring dozens and leaving his own sister among the fatalities, before police on patrol in the area shot him dead. It has now emerged that the gunman had a history of violence, leading to questions over how he was able to purchase the fire arms used in the shooting spree. According to high school classmates, Betts was suspended during their junior year at suburban Bellbrook High School after a hit list of those he wanted to kill was found scrawled in a school bathroom.  That followed an earlier suspension after Betts came to school with a list of female students he wanted to sexually assault, according to the two classmates, a man and a woman who are both now 24 and did not wish to be identified.  "There was a kill list and a rape list, and my name was on the rape list," the female classmate told the Associated Press. Mourners leave flowers and candles at the entrance of Ned Peppers bar in the Oregon District following a memorial service Credit:  Scott Olson/Getty A former cheerleader, the woman said she didn't really know Betts and was surprised when a police officer called her cellphone during her freshman year to tell her that her name was included on a list of potential targets. "The officer said he wouldn't be at school for a while," she said. "But after some time passed he was back, walking the halls. They didn't give us any warning that he was returning to school." The school district has not commented on those accounts, only confirming that Betts attended schools in the district. A former principal, Chris Baker, who retired this summer, told the Dayton Daily News "would not dispute that information" but refused to give any further information.  However police said there was nothing in the 24-year-old's background that would have prevented him from purchasing the .223-caliber rifle with extended ammunition magazines that he used in Sunday's attack. The discovery of the hit list early in 2012 sparked a police investigation, according to local media reports, but it is not clear whether it led to any further action.  Betts had no apparent criminal record as an adult, though if he had been charged as a juvenile that would typically be sealed under state law. "There's nothing in this individual's record that would have precluded him from getting these weapons," Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said on Sunday. The rifle Betts used in the shooting spree was fitted with an extended drum magazine that could hold 100 rounds. The gun was bought legally online from a dealer in Texas and shipped to a local firearms dealer, police said. Betts' sister Megan Betts, 22, was one of the first to be killed. Police said the siblings had arrived in the same vehicle with a third person earlier in the evening, but separated before the rampage. Of the 27 people injured, four remained in serious condition and one person in a critical condition. While Betts, who was 17 at the time, was not named publicly as the author of the list at the time, the former classmates said it was common knowledge within the school he was the culprit. Drew Gainey was among those who went on social media Sunday to say red flags were raised about Betts' behaviour years ago. "There was an incident in high school with this shooter that should have prevented him from ever getting his hands on a weapon. This was a tragedy that was 100% avoidable," he wrote on in a post on Sunday. Brad Howard, who said he was friends with Betts from preschool right until their high school graduation, offered a different assessment.  "Connor Betts that I knew was a nice kid. The Connor Betts that I talked to, I always got along with well," he said. Mike Kern, a customer at the gas station where Betts used to work in Bellbrook, said "he was the nicest kid you could imagine". "I never heard him talk about violence, say a racist word, or anything like that," he added. Mr Kern said they sometimes played trivia at a bar near the gas station, and Mr Betts often knew the answers on questions about current events and pop culture. "He was real smart," he said. "He knew all the answers."



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