A blind prisoner convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend by setting her on fire in her car was put to death Thursday in Tennessee’s electric chair. Lee Hall, 53, became only the second inmate without sight to be executed in the U.S. since the reinstatement of the nation’s death penalty in 1976.
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday added a new bribery charge against singer R. Kelly, an expansion of the racketeering indictment that alleges he sexually exploited women and girls and coerced them into illegal sexual activity. The new charge alleges he bribed a public officer on August 30, 1994, to create a fake identification for a woman.
Pensacola, Florida – Joshua Kaleb Watson was one of three people killed by a gunman Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola, CBS News has learned.
The 23-year-old graduated this year from the United States Naval Academy, CBS News’ David Begnaud reports. As a student, the Alabama native made the Dean’s List, and he was captain of the rifle team.
The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. Officials investigating the deadly attack were working Sunday to determine whether it was motivated by terrorism.
A Houston police officer was shot and killed Saturday evening by a man who had been reported for assault, authorities said. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sergeant Christopher Brewster’s death at a media briefing late Saturday. Police officials said in a tweet that the 32-year-old officer was shot just before 6 p.m.